Stories

Interesting people, must-see routes, and some tech thrown in from time to time.

Maude Goes Max at Mid South

Maude Goes Max at Mid South

Maude Farrell on her 50k/100-mile double win in Stillwater.

05 April, 2024

COME FLY WITH ALLIED

COME FLY WITH ALLIED

Testing SRAM's new Flight Attendant on the BC40 The BC40 likes to party. SRAM’s Flight Attendant makes it party smarter. SUSPENSION GETS SMART We’re stoked to be co-launching the new SRAM Flight Attendant, the world’s smartest damping system. It uses a machine-learning algorithm to monitor every ride, adjusting its own...

12 March, 2024

A New Record in Old Pueblo

A New Record in Old Pueblo

INTRODUCTION Taylor Lideen, along with teammate Lachlan Morton, just dusted the course record for 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, lopping 7:00 off the previous best time while winning the event by a handful of seconds. Lideen’s an old hand at Old Pueblo and, now that his name is atop...

22 February, 2024

Your Bike Is Your Canvas

Your Bike Is Your Canvas

100% custom paint. 100% Made Here. Every bike tells a story. It’s written in watts, intervals, and rock gardens. It’s feeling the lights go out halfway through an hour-long climb, and it’s the elation of a second wind when you choke down a gel, settle into a tempo, and find...

29 January, 2024

ANNA YAMAUCHI X ALLIED

ANNA YAMAUCHI X ALLIED

Off-road cycling’s rising star joins the ALLIED factory team. We’re stoked to officially welcome the latest addition to our factory team: Anna Yamauchi. A burgeoning gravel and trail talent, Anna’s inaugural year as a knobby-tire privateer netted her a win at Rock Cobbler; podiums at BWR Arizona, Cactus Cup, and...

12 January, 2024

A Little Time to Reflect

A Little Time to Reflect

Looking back on ALLIED reviews from 2023. INTRODUCTION During the infancy of 2024 – before we settle down into ramping up for the coming race calendar – we’re taking a moment to catch our breath and stretch our legs by reviewing some of our reviews from the latter part of...

01 January, 2024

Rides Made Here: Little Sugar + Big Sugar

Rides Made Here: Little Sugar + Big Sugar

REFLECTING ON BENTONVILLE'S LIFE TIME GRAND PRIX RACES. OZ, off-road I love racing in Bentonville. The punchy climbs and rocky surfaces of both courses suit me, and starting and finishing in bike-crazed Bentonville is the best. For the gravel in Oz specifically, I really like how narrow and twisty it...

26 October, 2023

Race Review: Gravel goes National

Race Review: Gravel goes National

PAYSON MCELVEEN ON THE INAUGURAL GRAVEL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. A course worth the effort Gravel’s first-ever US national championship was unique in two ways. First, it was, well, the first. Second, it “provided some very unique challenges,” according to ALLIED factory team athlete Payson McElveen. “It was unlike any gravel race...

20 September, 2023

Life Outside the Tape

Life Outside the Tape

LEA DAVISON ON RETIREMENT, COACHING, AND FINALLY SAYING YES TO MARGARITAS. She’s top-10’d the Olympics. She’s podiumed at Worlds. She’s now a US national team coach. Hell, she’s even got a TED Talk. Mountain-bike maven Lea Davison’s career doesn’t leave many boxes unchecked, but it was still something of a...

31 August, 2023