Stories

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

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

A Video Tour of the Allied Factory by JOM of Gravel Cyclist

A Video Tour of the Allied Factory by JOM of Gravel Cyclist

JOM did an amazing tour of the gravel roads of the American South. He stopped to visit our factory in Bentonville and took a tour of our factory.

05 November, 2020

The Bike World's Most Interesting Man? It might well be João Correia

The Bike World's Most Interesting Man? It might well be João Correia

The shape-shifting life and times of João warrant book-length treatment. For now, something more brief: 10 questions about his transformation from magazine ad salesman to World Tour pro, his creation of the luxury travel company InGamba, and the relative merits of Portugal and Tuscany.

14 October, 2020

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