Matt Lieto's Escape in Kona

Matt Lieto's Escape in Kona

Matt Lieto works some pretty full days each year in Kona.  This year he took his AllRoad and escaped the World Championship madness.  Our good friends over at Easton Cycling followed along, and produced a beautiful piece that got us dreaming of doing the same.  

DNA Cycling x ALLIED

DNA Cycling x ALLIED

Rolling in the dirt from DNA Racing Team on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes on Creating the Team Rwanda Cycling ALLIED ALFAs
Rwanda Cycling Team to ride ALLIED bikes at Colorado Classic

Rwanda Cycling Team to ride ALLIED bikes at Colorado Classic

A little sneak peek at Team Rwanda Cycling custom ALLIED ALFAs. We are so proud to have our bikes ridden by this team at the Colorado Classic. What an honor and good luck boys. BTW, we'll also be there so come see us!Rwanda Cycling Team to ride ALLIED bikes at Colorado ClassicWe are pleased to announce that Team Rwanda Cycling will be riding the Allied Alfa when they make their second appearance racing at the Colorado Classic starting in Vail on August 16th.“I have been following the story of...

Training for Dirty Kanza: Becoming Fatigue Resistant by James Walsh

Training for Dirty Kanza: Becoming Fatigue Resistant by James Walsh

Written by: James Walsh I ended my race season last year in August with the Leadville 100 MTB. It was an OK day and I rallied to break 8 hours after suffering and having bad legs most of the day. In September I did my first gravel race, The Crippler. I didn’t do any specific training for it and just had fun… and it got me hooked and on the path I am now. For the rest of August through October I just did aerobic riding and got back to lifting regularly… something I neglected a lot over the sum...

James Walsh talks about his Dirty Kanza experience on the Echelon Podcast

James Walsh talks about his Dirty Kanza experience on the Echelon Podcast

ALLIED Ambassador, James Walsh talks with the Echelon Podcast about his Dirty Kanza 200 experience and describes his ALLIED ALFA ALLROAD setup. James describes his ALLROAD setup 38 minutes into the interview. Be sure to follow James' adventures on Facebook and Instagram.

BIKE PROFILE: CXM’S ALMANZO 100 AMERICAN-MADE ALLIED ALFA ALLROAD GRAVEL BIKE

BIKE PROFILE: CXM’S ALMANZO 100 AMERICAN-MADE ALLIED ALFA ALLROAD GRAVEL BIKE

Carbon bike frames built in America are rare these days because of the high labor costs associated with the time-intensive construction process. After years working to build the Orbea brand in North America, Tony Karklins decided he wanted to change that and bring carbon manufacturing back to the States. Karklins partnered with Doug Zell, who founded Intelligentsia coffee, and the two named their new company HIA Velo for “Here in America.” HIA Velo set down roots in Little Rock, Arkansas, an...

The Radavist: CARBON ARTISTRY AND THE ALLIED ALFA DISC ALL-ROAD BIKE

The Radavist: CARBON ARTISTRY AND THE ALLIED ALFA DISC ALL-ROAD BIKE

The Allied story is one that has been touched on briefly here on the Radavist. A brand that was formed through the foresight of one man; Tony Karklins and his ability to acquire a Canadian brand Guru’s assets at auction. This included the machinery, technology, everything; down to the paint booth. Upon winning the bid, Tony then moved this equipment to Arkansas, hired a few key players and began cranking on this new brand, dubbed Allied Cycle Works, which operates under the umbrella of HIA V...

HOW TO: Torque check your ALLIED

HOW TO: Torque check your ALLIED

What exactly is torque?   Torque is the amount of force you should apply while tightening the bolts on your frame and components. For our next “How To” series, we look at all the bolts on you ALLIED and detail out how to keep your ALFA or ALLROAD to the correct torque specifications. The first thing you should know is that overtighting of the equipment on your bike is never a good thing.   Likewise too little torque will cause your parts to loosen over time and also cause creaking on your ALL...

The American Adventure: The ALLIED ALFA ALLROAD

The American Adventure: The ALLIED ALFA ALLROAD

We had heard rumor of “HIA”—Here In America—and its “crazy” plan to make carbon bikes in the U.S., but our real introduction to the company and the brand it spawned, Allied Cycle Works, occurred about a year ago. We sat down with Sam Pickman, Allied’s lead engineer. He was one of the principals responsible for Specialized’s product hot streak, but he decided to pick up and move to Little Rock, Arkansas, and make bikes in the U.S. for a startup with big plans. Sam knows his stuff and one stat...

Building Carbon Fiber Road Bikes in America

Building Carbon Fiber Road Bikes in America

Made in America. We have the highest dedicationto craftmanship Over the last two decades, most of the bicycle factories have closed and shifted their production elsewhere in search of cheaper labor. This industry now finds itself in a position where 99% of bicycles are made at a few massive Asian factories with brands obscuring where their bikes are made. Painting an Asian made frame in Europe does not make it European. We founded ALLIED to take a different path. We dreamt ...

Rider House Part One: San Francisco

Rider House Part One: San Francisco

Henry Ford said it best when he said “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”. Rider House was born out of a collaboration between ALLIED CYCLE WORKS and US made Eliel Cycling Apparel with a focus on a hand-crafted experience built by the local connoisseurs of cycling.  We aspired to literally move into the community and absorb the local culture, personalities and cycling experiences. San Francisco architecture isn’t so much known for a particular style, ra...