The Latest

A Bike Junkie’s Revelation: Chasing the Dragon

A clinic in the conversion of one of the most ardent of novel bike junkies to cycling monogamist. Read the story behind the latest Baum Corretto to roll out of Above Category, and into the arms of someone who’s owned more road bikes than socks.

The Skinny on Power: Finding the Cone of Light

An update on Nate’s progress in the Skinny on Power, and in his quest to return to Oregon’s Cascade Classic in the pro field. Read on to find out what it takes to make your corneas burn out on the bike and how to embrace pain.

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fiz:i’k Antares 00 Saddle


Castelli Chpt. /// Jersey. 1.21


About Us

It’s a fine thing to talk about fine things. It’s quite another to use them every day. At Above Category, we carry a very specific range of superlative products, with which we have first-hand, intimate, and extensive knowledge. We push these products to their limits. Whether it’s a pair of hand-built Zipp Wheels, or helping test the brand new Q36.5 clothing line hailing from Northern Italy, we are out on our bikes using it. This is no museum. It’s a family of fanatics obsessing about bicycles, cycling clothing, wheelsets, and componentry.

Our loyalty to the products we believe in has led to deep relationships with their creators. This personal connection with the people at Baum, Mosaic, Pegoretti, Pinarello, Argonaut, Q36.5, Assos, Campagnolo, Zipp and Lightweight Wheels, allows an unparalleled level of insight and service. We’ve welcomed craftsmen and CEO’s to the shop. We’ve also gone to visit them across the U.S., and in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.

Here in Sausalito, CA, we’ve brought the best people we know and the best cycling equipment in the world to our favorite place on earth. Come join us for a ride.