we are climbers.
born in the hills of oakland, california, grade was founded in 2016 with a simple objective:
develop highly differentiated technical apparel focused on serious cyclists that like to ride above, using the best performing technical fabrics from around the world. minimal and simple. designed to maximize your performance. period.
we believe that in this overcrowded market, there is still space for a brand to hold a flag for the climbers, the stubborns, the pain addicts.
a brand that can boldly talk about what one feels and thinks while riding up. a brand with soul and personality.
we develop every single product with passion and attention to detail. we don’t cut corners. our products use the best materials, the cuts that will optimize climbing and descending, and what we like to wear on our rest days.
we treat people, the way we like to be treated.
why grade? if you climb… you know why.
fit: race fit - designed for performance with elastic fabrics intended to stretch tight and close to the body.
for best results, take measurements using a flexible tape measure, unclothed, and while standing up in a relaxed position.
if your measurement falls between two sizes, we recommend sizing up for a more comfortable fit.
A. chest: measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest horizontally.
B. hips: measure around the widest part of your hips while standing up and your feet sit aligned to your shoulders.