Stories

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

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

Drivetrain Lubrication White Paper

Drivetrain Lubrication White Paper

IF YOU LIKE GOING DOWN THE SCIENCE AND DATA RABBIT HOLE, HERE WE GO. GRAB YOUR FAVORITE TASTY BEVERAGE, RAISE A TOAST TO DR. BECKFORD, AND REVEL IN THE FRICTIONAL LOSSES OBSERVED WHEN AN EXPERIMENTAL HYDROPHOBIC LUBRICANT IS USED TO LUBRICATE CHAINS IN BICYCLE DRIVETRAINS. STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF...

29 April, 2021

Your Bike. How You Want It.

Your Bike. How You Want It.

"We'll help you dream it, build it, and paint it."  We offer a personalized paint menu so you can choose the frame and decal color to specifically suit your desire. The best paints from Sherwin Williams and PPG, tightly controlled paint booths within our own factory, and the best paint wizards...

09 February, 2021

Even More MADE HERE

Even More MADE HERE

In order to make the bikes we wanted to ride, we had to make our own bikes. MADE HERE is our driving ethos. We started this company because of our conviction that we could make superior bikes of superior quality only if we controlled all the pieces – from brand,...

03 February, 2021

Expectation Is The Killer of Joy: Our Predictions for 2021

Expectation Is The Killer of Joy: Our Predictions for 2021

It’s less a crystal ball, and more the types of predictions you make after hour #4 on the bike (or beer #4 in the living room.) The spirit should be directionally right, even if the exact specifics are less so…

22 December, 2020

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being: A 2020 Year in Review

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being: A 2020 Year in Review

2020: The most unrelenting year of our lifetimes? Possibly the case. But there was more to it than Covid bar graphs and election returns. Existence waits for no man. And so existing is what we did. Which means we rode our bikes and thought about them and lusted after new ones.

09 December, 2020

Gravel Tips with Colin Strickland

Gravel Tips with Colin Strickland

"Be Prepared." It's not just for the Boy Scouts. The reigning Dirty Kanza champ shares how his bike set-up is optimized to make him self-sufficient on the backroad gravel in his training grounds of Texas Hill Country.

10 November, 2020