Stories

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

A Conversation with Rob DeMartini

A Conversation with Rob DeMartini

We visit with the CEO of USA Cycling about the brutal costs of COVID, the transformative impact it's having on USA Cycling, the lessons our sport can learn from the world of running, and his most memorable day on the bike.

06 October, 2020

Catching up with Taylor Phinney

Catching up with Taylor Phinney

He was America's most memorable road racer for the last decade. He retired at the end of 2019 to turn his energy full time to art. Then COVID hit and life got weird. We talk to Taylor about lockdown in Spain, where he's going with his art, and what riding means to him nowadays.

23 September, 2020

The Man Behind the Lens: Getting to Know Jered Gruber

The Man Behind the Lens: Getting to Know Jered Gruber

We talk with one of the most prolific -- and one of the most talented -- photographers in the professional peloton. We talk about his most memorable day of shooting, his camera set-up, his love for his hometown of Athens, Georgia, and much more.

08 September, 2020

The Accidental Capitalist: Getting to Know Blythe Jack

The Accidental Capitalist: Getting to Know Blythe Jack

Another installment in our occasional series on the most interesting and influential women in the global bike industry. With a formidable record for private equity success in the consumer internet sector, Blythe has become a commanding presence in the cycling market.

24 August, 2020

Judge, Jury and Executioner: A Conversation with James Huang

Judge, Jury and Executioner: A Conversation with James Huang

The foremost technical expert in the English language about high-end bikes? Not much debate on that one -- it's James Huang. In his role as Global Technical Editor for Cyclingtips.com, he cuts through the relentless tide of marketing puffery and gives riders substance and insight.

11 August, 2020

Getting to Know Jess Money

Getting to Know Jess Money

Another installment in an occasional series on the most interesting and influential women in the global cycling industry. With her brilliant graphic design for the the Rapha RCC x Allied Able bike, Jess put the industry on notice that she's one to watch.

24 July, 2020

Measuring The Metric That Matters

Measuring The Metric That Matters

Altitude gain shows us how hard a ride is. Your numbers may vary.

20 July, 2020

Q&A With Michael Barry

Q&A With Michael Barry

Where does our love for the sport of cycling take us? For Michael Barry, it led to a decade at the very top of professional road racing. After retirement, he dove headfirst into his family framebuilding business, Mariposa Bicycles, and to a continuation of his work as one of the most prolific writers in the peloton. We look back -- and look ahead -- with one of our favorite people.

15 July, 2020

The Allied Able and the Rule of Three

The Allied Able and the Rule of Three

Our favorite adventures cover one-third pavement, one-third gravel and one-third singletrack. We call it the Rule of Three. Versatility is the lifeblood of the Allied Able. You’ll feel super-capable on any terrain.

06 July, 2020