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...

Bike Rumor: Allied Cycle Works quietly crushes gravel with new Alfa All Road model

Bike Rumor: Allied Cycle Works quietly crushes gravel with new Alfa All Road model

By Tyler Benedict Just 18 months after founding the brand, and a mere six months after getting production fully up to speed on the original Alfa road bike, HIA Velo’s Allied Cycle Works has introduced their Alfa All Road gravel bike. They’ve been very quiet about it’s release, only showing it off at Alto Cycling’s demo tent at Interbike, because they’ve already built up a backorder log of about 100-150 bikes, so they are cautious to promote it too much…but it’s here, and it’s amazing. Built...

How an Arkansas Upstart Is Making America’s Best Carbon Fiber Bikes

How an Arkansas Upstart Is Making America’s Best Carbon Fiber Bikes

by Aaron Gulley  In a windowless office park in Little Rock, AR, Tony Karklins holds up a sheaf of black carbon-fiber fabric cut into various trapezoids and rectangles the length of his forearm. “This is your top tube,” he says. “Every carbon bike starts like this.” With ruddy cheeks and a flop of sandy brown hair, Karklins is the founder of the upstart bike brand Allied Cycle Works. I’ve come to Arkansas to pick up a test bike. But first, Karklins wants me to help build it. Under th...

Outside Magazine: Your Next Carbon Bike Will Be Made in Arkansas

Outside Magazine: Your Next Carbon Bike Will Be Made in Arkansas

ALLIED CYCLE WORKS, based in Little Rock, is trying to ignite American carbon-fiber manufacturing and steal China’s thunder by Aaron Gulleyphoto by Brian Clifton If you ride a carbon-fiber bike, chances are it was manufactured in one of five factories in China. If you ride an American-made carbon model, you probably bought it from a boutique brand and paid through the teeth for it. All this might change thanks to Allied Cycles, which launched in February in Little Rock, Arkansas. Allied want...