Allied Alfa All Road

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
vinuneuro
Posts: 103
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:34 pm
Location: Chicago

by vinuneuro

Has anyone ridden this bike? Gorgeous and the engineering team at this company have a very strong CV. Reviews of their bikes seem to be all around very positive. Seems it might be more a racey bike and road/gravel than pure gravel bike, while being able to fit 40mm tires. Far from inexpensive but looks stunning and probably rides well given the engineering team.

https://alliedcycleworks.com/allied-alfa-all-road-bike/
'16 Spec Diverge Expert

stormur
Posts: 1182
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:50 pm
Location: FIN

by stormur

4k $ for frameset from company not known to the market...and which can disappear faster than appeared.... well :mrgreen:
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain


I can be wrong, and have plenty of examples for that ;)

User avatar
TonyM
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:11 pm

by TonyM

Is this not the one who advertise in some print magazines with “made in USA”?

stormur
Posts: 1182
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:50 pm
Location: FIN

by stormur

and "made in USA" is the the synonime for "high quality product" ;)
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain


I can be wrong, and have plenty of examples for that ;)

User avatar
TonyM
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:11 pm

by TonyM

stormur wrote:and "made in USA" is the the synonime for "high quality product" ;)
For US consumers yes! LOL 🤪Image

vinuneuro
Posts: 103
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:34 pm
Location: Chicago

by vinuneuro

Agreed that it is very expensive. I am very happy with my Diverge and only an admirer of this Alfa All Road. Who knows if their business model will work, but the bike seems like it may be a good one.
'16 Spec Diverge Expert

Slammed
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:32 am

by Slammed

This bike is more of a road bike with large tire clearance than a gravel bike. The stack and reach looks alright but the head tube angle is insanely steep. 73.8 degrees on a 58 is nuts. The fork has slightly more rake than standard but I'd still say it's way too twitchy to be considered a true gravel bike.

Mtek
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:27 pm

by Mtek

I’ve been watching this model. Every review I have read is very positive for its handling actually. Certainly has a road bike geometry, which I personally like. I really like the distinct lacking of graphics and the fact it’s made in my country. I don’t think I will be purchasing, but I am hopeful the brand does well.

dogrange
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:44 pm

by dogrange

Slammed wrote:This bike is more of a road bike with large tire clearance than a gravel bike. The stack and reach looks alright but the head tube angle is insanely steep. 73.8 degrees on a 58 is nuts. The fork has slightly more rake than standard but I'd still say it's way too twitchy to be considered a true gravel bike.
Or, you could of say that it looks like a gravel bike that might just be twitchy enough.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

vinuneuro
Posts: 103
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:34 pm
Location: Chicago

by vinuneuro

This really looks like a race bike with big tire clearance, can even get it down to 14lb/6.4kg. Could be the ultimate one-bike depending on what kind of riding you do. If you also do a lot of road riding with cornering it could be great. One could probably easily use this as a race bike with a wheelset/tire swap.

This is a great time for those who like having only one bike. There are a lot of very competent road/gravel or gravel/road bikes on the market today to find the right one depending on how your miles are distributed between surface and terrain.
'16 Spec Diverge Expert

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post