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A Bespoke Approach

A Bespoke Approach

Every bike is different, and no rider has the same routine. At Above Category, we believe in delivering a truly personal experience tailored to how and where you ride, and your goals are for the season ahead.

Here for the Whole Ride

Our holistic servicing philosophy keeps you ahead of the curve, with proactive maintenance and support to prevent issues before they arise.

If you’re new to Above Category, we’ll schedule an initial consultation at our studio in Sausalito to get to know you and your bike better. During your visit, we'll learn about your bike's history, issues and any other information that can help us establish a service baseline.

Here for the Whole Ride

The Ac Service Team

Phillip Shain

Phillip Shain

Project Manager

When he should have been studying Physics for his college degree, Phillip instead took to the foothills of Sonoma on his dad's beat-up old Rockhopper, a pastime that soon put paid to any thought of pursuing a science career. "After college, I was looking for a job and decided to start work in a bike shop temporarily," Phillip recalls. "And I was hooked." Fifteen years later, the same spirit that propelled him from the study halls to the Sonoma hills is still going strong. Phillip has worked in bike shops across California, from Woodland to San Francisco via Sacramento, managing service centers and collecting books on the history of the bicycle along the way.

Robert Gee

Robert Gee

Service Manager

Robert Gee, our head mechanic, got his start in Sacramento, apprenticing at a shop with his uncle, a pro mechanic for a laundry list of top-flight bike teams that included Saturn, BMC, US Postal and the US national squad. "I like puzzles," Robert says when asked about what drew him to working on bikes. "It's about finding the most efficient way to achieve a goal and keep a rider safe." But above all, he likes the mindset that comes with being a mechanic. "When I'm deep into a service or upgrade, it feels like meditation," he explains. "It's an endless journey."

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