Hypercat Racing provides a full range of bike services. Started as an "in the know" service over 11 years ago, Hypercat has grown from a referral only mobile offering in Northern California to it's current Southern California location in Ventura, Calif. Phil Casanta brings over 27 years of wrenching, racing, coaching and consulting experience to create Hypercat's unique services.
Listed below are just some of the unique features, components and services that are available at Hypercat. As a by-appointment studio we are uniquely designed to be able to take the time to work with you on your cycling related purchases. With clients from all over the world Hypercat continues to be one of the premier specialty shops in the world offering bike fitting and custom builds.
For professional bike fitting services please visit the bike fit page
We offer a variety of test and demo saddles, details can be found by visiting the saddles page
Jagwire Professional Shop:
After nearly 10 years of working directly with Jagwire, Hypercat has become the first shop to be designated as a Jagwire Professional Shop. Jagwire is the number-one cable and housing brand in the world. You’ll find Jagwire cables and housings on Giant, Specialized, Felt, Trek, BMC, Cannondale, Norco, Scott, Globe, KHS, Bianchi, Ridley and hundreds more international brands. For more than 20 years, Jagwire has pioneered new territory in manufacturing high performance control systems. As a Jagwire Professional Shop HBW works with Jagwire to develop and test the latest products as well provide valuable feedback on performance.
Cable Route Optimization:
Today’s modern bikes often have poorly routed cables. The reasons vary from cost effectiveness during the build process to less than optimal frame design, but no matter the reason the end result is reduced performance. Hypercat specializes in clean, effecient, aerodynamic cable routing. Cable routing is an art that is practiced here every day, from Internal to external, electronic to standard wire we have developed techniques and specialized parts to create the cleanest cable routing available.
Another Hypercat exclusive, Utilizing Jagwires extensive color pallette, we offer over 20 color options of housing alone. Run all one color or mix and match, you are limited only by your imagination! Ferrules, cable tips, stem caps, even handlebar plugs and bolts can all be color matched through our custom program. We also carry a large selection of handlebar tape, saddles, brake hoods and other specialty bis to complete your look.
Performance parts installation:
Hypercat Racing offers expertise, second to none, in the installation the most up-to-date components, after market equipment and accessories for road, time trial, and triathlon machines. As specialists in aero and road equipment we are familiar with and carry many of the top brands of Power Meters, Brakes, Wheels, Bars, and Performance accessories. Hypercat is DI2, Shimano, SRAM, Campy, Mavic and Park Tool Tech Certified
We can help you choose the best performance upgrades for your bike, experience level and budget.
Hypercat provides mechanical services on all triathlon, road, and time trial machines and most mountain bikes. From overhauls to cleanings to the service that is most popular (Cable optimization), head mechanic Philip Casanta is a 27+ year industry veteran, ITU and ICU certified mechanic, race official, coach and certified bike fitter. He can frequently be seen at races, club rides or by appointment in his private studio. For large groups or events he can provide mobile services. He also regularly meets with and consults for some of the top companies in the industry including Profile Design, Cane Creek, Jagwire, Hawk-Racing and many more.
Hypercat provides sales of a variety of products from performance upgrades and specialty components, to full groups and build kits, bikes and frames as well as wheels. We are not a traditional bike shop, but a by-appointment specialty concierge studio. Like our bike fitting and mechanical services the buying experience is one-on-one time to discuss the absolute best solution for your cycling needs and budget. We do carry a large selction of product in house, but larger purchases are too special order, which means we don't order it unless it is exactly what you want and need.
Hypercat works with a variety of specialty companies to meet all budgets. We specialize and focus on aero bikes for multisport and time trial but do also have access to a selection of road, mountain, cross and track bikes. We choose partner brands based on our experience, reputation of the brand, fit compatibility, price/ value, ride quality, build quality, component spec and a number of other factors like stack and reach. None of our decisions are based on who advertises the most.
The most important component investment you can make is in your wheels. Choosing the right wheels for you can be a daunting task. We carry a large variety of wheels to be able to provide you with the best wheel solution for your budget, riding style, terrain and aerodynamic needs. Buying the right wheels will get you the most return on investment of any component on your bike.
We service and stock select models from these fine brands, many available with Powertap hubs. In addition we offer a selection of handbuilt wheels, tires, and wheel accessories to fit most budgets.
- Zipp Speed Weaponry
- DT Swiss
- Hawk Racing
- Profile Design
Race Wheel Rental:
Looking for fast wheels for an upcoming race? Want to test out a pair before you commit to purchasing?
Hypercat Racing is an official bike shop affiliate of www.racewheelrental.com. Book online, pick up and drop off at Hypercat Racing. (All rentals include tires, tubes, skewers and cassette.) Visit racewheelrental.com and follow their quick and easy directions. We'll have your wheels ready for you!