Allied Cycle Works

Words by Roadi

on 17/02/2019 19:53:00

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With custom builds at the heart of what we want to offer our customers, here at Gravity Cycles, we started looking for frameset options that set themselves apart from their competition. We wanted to offer a bike that was designed with the same passion we felt every time we turned the pedals on a ride. We know there is a lot out there when it comes to making a choice for a new bike. The catch is, can I find a bike made by people who put the same passion into making it as I have for riding it?

We asked the following in our search:

  • Can we find something timeless? Not a model that gets superseded each season by a new colour but a frameset under the colour that we believe is as good as it gets?
  • On top of that engineering, can we find something that reflect a rider’s personality? A platform for the perfect build. Not mine, but yours?
  • Will it stand out? Not in a garish kind of way,  but because it speaks class in every attention to detail?

      When we discovered Allied Cycle Works we realised we had uncovered a gem. The Allied Alfa, Allied Alfa Disc and the Allied AllRoad are bikes unlike others, framesets that speaks class from its clean lines, impeccable finish, mint paintwork and attention to detail. Its a frameset that allows us to build a bike that we believe in.

      We are thrilled to be able to offer these class machines to you from Allied Cycle Works. Take a look at some of the details and info below. If you would like to find out more about getting your very own Allied, custom built, then drop us an email and let us start the journey with you.

      No bikes the same. From the size range, frame colour, decal colour and the finishing kit. You get to build it your way!

      Choose your frame style from our product line-up. If you are looking for a bespoke colour, or need help with sizing, drop us a line on 01932943011 or an email at info@gravitycycles.co.uk so we can help.
      Once you’ve chosen the frameset we can assist you in choosing the perfect groupset, finishing kit and wheels. We’re with the likes able to offer builds with the likes of components from Black Inc. , Chris King, ENVE, Zipp and a number of other leading brands so you can be sure we have the best to offer you when it comes to assembling your dream bike.

      You won’t find an off-the-shelf bike on our website. Each bike we build that leaves our hub is a custom in some way. Its built with YOU the customer at the forefront. We discuss what it is you’re looking for in a ride and together we put your dream bike into reality.

      So, lets tell you more about our flagship custom offering. Read on to find out more. This video clip will take you behind the scenes of the ALLIED factory.

      Who Are Allied Cycle Works?

      Allied Cycle Works are an American based company who have pooled expertise from some of the top designers and engineers in cycling to create an all-American machine.

      They have a clear mission:

      …to build the finest bicycles on earth that represent the best the United States has to offer — and to build them here, from the ground up, from design, to engineering, to manufacturing. To build a bicycle company that encourages contribution from all corners of our business with the goal of creating beautiful objects of lasting value in an environment that operates responsibly and openly and reflects the classic American values of ingenuity and effort. We wish to make bicycles an agent of positive change.”

      “With each interaction we want you to realize that we are more than just a bike company and that our desire is to create connectivity and community. If our (ad)venture together is as successful as we hope it will be, it’ll feel like something, and even if it’s just a little bit, you’ll be moved.”

      *** What Options Do I Have? ***

      Frame Options

      DETAILS OF THE ALL NEW ALLIED ABLE COMING SOON!

      This beaut’ of a machine helped both Amity Rockwell & Colin Strickland take the #1 spots in the Dirty Kanza Women's and Men's Races – the bikes first official outing!

      Read the VELONEWS Article on Colin’s Win Here and a Q&A with Amity Here

      Watch the Clip Below for Some of The Details

      Allied offer three frame options. The Alfa, The Alfa Disc and The AllRoad

      THE ALFA

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      The ALLIED ALFA offers uncompromising performance, utility, durability and beauty. This Alfa is designed to be a a joy to ride, its a racing bike that is snappy and light yet unbelievably comfortable and compliant. It is at home in the toughest of competition and high level races, but will offer a quality of ride second to non on a challenging Gran Fondos course or your Sunday club ride. The Alfa is a wonderfully balanced, high performance, handcrafted American beauty.

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      THE ALFA DISC

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      The ALLIED ALFA DISC brings with it the same qualities and character that you will find in the ALFA but with the added benefit of being able to run disc brakes. The Alfa Disc opens up the options to cover the trend of being able to run wider tyres and the assurance of solid braking power through rotor technology. Same style, same comfort, same character. Alfa Disc.

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      THE ALLROAD

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      The ALLIED ALLROAD is a multi-surface, disc brake brother of the ALFA.

      Same class but… a gravel grinder, a CX bike, an adventure bike or well appointed commuter. The ALFA ALLROAD is a high performance, no nonsense road bike that you can honestly ride just about anywhere. The AllRoad is as comfortable in the toughest road race as it is on the dirt or gravel gravel tracks. The Allied development team paid extra special attention to preserving the high performance ride characteristics of the ALFA while integrating flat mount disc brakes to the frame allowing riders to adjust tire widths from 23c all the way to 35c. The chainstays and wheelbase have been kept tight so riders can move seamlessly from their current road bike to the ALFA ALLROAD and experience the same thrilling feel that an exceptional road bike provides. If you are looking for just one bike that can do it all, take you wherever you want to roll then the ALLROAD is the trusty steed for you.

      Specs

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      Colour Ways

      There are a number of options when it comes to colour. You can view each of the current colour options and their decal choices in our Frames section or by clicking here. As a guide, Allied offer all the colour and decal options you can see on our website as standard on their ALFA’s.

                       If you don’t see anything that catches your eye ALLIED pride themselves on custom options or legacy colour-ways, colours you’ve seen in the past. Each of these is available to you for an extra supplement starting at £400 depending on the choices.  

      Lead Time

      With the number of options available to you, our customer, each frameset is made for you on order. From the time of placing your order till we take delivery is 6 weeks. Some previous colourways are available in-stock, these are either on the website or you can check with us. We will let you know as soon as your frameset is ready. If we are building your bike for you i might be a few extra days but we will keep you informed every step of the process. We promise its well worth the wait!

      If you’re still unsure don’t hesitate to get in touch here.

      Sizing/ Geometry

      Each frame style comes in 12 size options. 6 regular sizes (49, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 61). They also offer 6 PLUS (+) Headtube sizes which essentially means that the “+” designates a 2cm taller head tube height that effectively raises the front end slightly to allow for a more natural seated position for flexibility challenged riders or those wanting a more relaxed feel in their setup.

      Groupset

      As is the nature of a custom build. The choice is truly yours. Each of the ALLIED ALFA framesets is available to build in your favourite groupset. Whether that's the new SRAM eTap AXS, Campagnolo Super Record 12 or Shimano Di2, to name a few, we’ll make sure its perfect and setup just the way you like it!

      Wheels

      Again, wheels will give your bike that personal touch and can be a very emotive edition to your bike. We offer a number of wheel options from Black Inc, ENVE, Zipp, Vittoria, Rolf to name a few. If you want to take custom to the next level we will build you a set around your chosen rims and hubs. There is no limit to your custom…

      Finishing Kit

      The possibilities are endless here. We have a range of options again from Black Inc, Hope, Chris King, Zipp, Pro, Deda, Lizard Skin, Selle Italia to name a few. Bar, Stem, headset, BB, bar-tape, tyres… we’ll get you setup just the way you always dreamed your perfect bike would be.

      When we build your bike its about getting it right the way you have it pictured in your mind. No two bikes will be the same. We will talk you through each option and step to ensure the finished product is the bike of your dreams.

      Give us a call or drop us an email and let us help you ride the perfect ALFA