My year-plus experience with the Allied Alfa hinges around a tiny flaw that was ultimately addressed. While perhaps a little embarrassing for Allied, I believe the story demonstrates what sets the brand apart – in a positive way.
A cushy aero bike?! Yup, it’s true. The adjustable IsoSpeed suspension is what sets this bike apart. For this build, the Bontrager wheels are on par with the best out there, and the tires are close behind. But a bike this expensive should have a power meter. And the bar/stem, while adjustable for angle, still means you better be sure you are sure about your fit measurements before you buy.
Where are Boulder’s best rides? What’s the best way to ride there? And how steep is that climb, anyhow?
These are but a few of the questions designer Zach Lee set out to answer in a super-clean visual format that completely redefines what a cycling map can be. Informative, sure, but also artistic and inspiring.
Dozens of American brands sell carbon frames, but only a handful make their own in the US. And the number of American brands building stock carbon frames in Colorado? Just one: Alchemy. Here’s why.