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The Skinny on Power: Just How Fat?

An update of the Skinny after Nate’s heart scare. Focus shaken and goals shattered after taking a break from serious training, the lens is refocused on getting back to basics. First step? Eating right. And before that first step, a painfully clear look at one’s own body composition, right down to “My legs weigh how much?”

Introducing: The Open UP

Open Cycle is the brainchild of Cervelo’s mad scientist founder, Gerard Vroomen, but with a decidedly different tack than the aero-obsessed Canadian manufacturer. The UP, or Unbeaten Path, is Open’s answer to the current crop of gravel/adventure bikes. A Swiss Army knife of epic proportions, the UP can run 700c road or 27.5″ mountain bike wheels, lending it insane versatility for everything from mixed-terrain to technical singletrack.

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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.