Stories

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

The Beautiful Brutality of Unbound Gravel

The Beautiful Brutality of Unbound Gravel

Unbound Gravel is a cruel soul on even the best of days. But this year the storms came. Wind, rain, thunder, lightning. And mud. ALLIED athletes Lea Davison and Payson McElveen took to the line with thousands of other riders to take on the 200 mile course through the Flint...

18 June, 2022

Bicycling Tested – The Shapeshifting Echo

Bicycling Tested – The Shapeshifting Echo

"Lots of bicycles pass through our test team over the course of a year, but few drop-bar bikes this year have impressed us with their versatility like the Allied Echo. Riding a fast group ride on the road? Go for it! Need to fit some wider tires for a day...

06 May, 2022

Welcoming Lea Davison To The ALLIED Family

Welcoming Lea Davison To The ALLIED Family

We are thrilled to announce two-time Olympian and eight-time U.S. National Champion Lea Davison as the newest member of the ALLIED family. Through a career that has taken her to two Olympics, Cross-Country, Short Track and Super D National Championships, and multiple World Championship podium finishes, Davison has built a...

27 March, 2022

Payson McElveen's ABLE - Bike Check for Mid South Gravel

Payson McElveen's ABLE - Bike Check for Mid South Gravel

Payson was flying high with excellent fitness, dialed set up, and big plans for the first big race of the year at Mid South Gravel. And the first 75 miles went perfectly to plan, until an unfortunate crash left him on the red dirt with a few broken bones to...

17 March, 2022

Welcoming Payson McElveen To The ALLIED Family

Welcoming Payson McElveen To The ALLIED Family

Payson McElveen is known for his competitive racing and endurance events – a two time winner of Mid South Gravel, National Marathon Mountain Bike Champion, and being the first person to cross Iceland in less than 24 hours using only human power. He also hosts the beloved “The Adventure Stache”...

05 January, 2022

Big Sugar Gravel - A Photo Essay

Big Sugar Gravel - A Photo Essay

Big Sugar Gravel is our backyard - where we train, test product, and play. We know these roads like the back of our hands, and decided to jump around on course all day to see how it all played out. A Photo Essay:     The early miles of the...

05 November, 2021

Ride And Revel With Us At Big Sugar Gravel

Ride And Revel With Us At Big Sugar Gravel

Big Sugar Gravel is coming, and it's the perfect time of the year for us to show you our home turf. Where we ride, explore, and test new and current ALLIED machines. So we're throwing some parties around the weekend's festivities: Ride with us. Tour our factory. Join us for...

05 October, 2021

On The Pointy End At SBT Gravel

On The Pointy End At SBT Gravel

We spent the day jumping around on course at SBT Gravel, chasing Colin Strickland, the other playmakers in the bunch, and watching the many become few. A Photo Essay:     Nervous smiles, laughs, and jitters.     Early moves up the road. A long stretch of rutted farmland, and...

03 September, 2021

How Colin Strickland Set Up His ECHO For Both Unbound and Tulsa Tough

How Colin Strickland Set Up His ECHO For Both Unbound and Tulsa Tough

Never before has there been a bike with the versatility of the ECHO.And no better way to demonstrate that versatility than two back-to-back weekends of the biggest races in the United States - Unbound Gravel and Tulsa Tough. On June 5th, Colin lined up in Emporia, Kansas to defend his...

03 August, 2021