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Allied Able Gravel Racing Bike

Allied dropped a teaser video for a new bike last week, today we’ve got the goods. And a sweet video of the Allied Able in action.  The world’s most famous gravel race is June 1st, Able’s official launch is today, May 30. Coincidence? I think not. No doubt we’ll see someone racing this rig this weekend.

Here’s the details:

We at ALLIED have watched the gravel market experience a fascinating evolution, and what started out as a segment of quiver killers has turned into a discretized genre with machines that serve very specific purposes, and for good reason. Consumers are using these bikes for such a wide variety of things. Everyone loves our award-winning ALLROAD and we believe it is a great bike for a majority of mixed surface riding, but when things get real rowdy it leaves a little to be desired. We found ourselves on occasion wanting a bike that was still super high performance but felt more at home on steeper, rockier more rugged terrain. After working on it for the past year we are happy to introduce the ABLE.

The ABLE is a highly capable performance off-road machine that tilts more towards the “mountain skinny” side of the gravel segment. It can handle a lot of tire but still has an extremely short rear end, the same in fact as the ALLROAD at 420mm. This is achieved by the most striking feature on the bike, the elevated drive side chainstay. The front end is geared more towards offroad riding so it gives up a little in terms of handling on the pavement, but feels incredibly stable at speed on the dirt. We have been ripping around here in Arkansas on everything from pavement to single track and I can tell you that every ride has us finishing with a huge smile – it’s just so fun to ride. We are blown away by how agile a tight, lightweight bike feels on single track. We can’t wait to get these bikes out to you all so you can share in the fun.

Key Features

Clearance700×43 or 650×47 rear
700×47 or 650×55 front
Bottle MountsDowntube, Seat Tube, Top Tube bag or Fourth Bottle
Chainstay420mm chainstay length achieved through an elevated stay
Fender MountsHidden fender mounts
Tube ProfileAggressive tube profile for a very tough aesthetic yet more traditional silhouette than most gravel bikes due to straight tubes
DrivetrainPurpose built around 1X
BuildsSRAM Mullet Build
GeometryGeometry tweaked to be better off-road with an HT angle of 71 and a trail of 66 for most sizes with a stack slightly taller than our road offering
SizesXS, S, M, L, XL
ColorsSport Gray, Cavalry Blue

BUILDS & PRICING

SRAM Force 1SRAM Force AXSSRAM Red AXS
BarEaston EA 70XEaston EA 70XEaston EA 70X
StemEaston EA90Easton EA90Easton EA90
PostEaston EA70Easton EA70Easton EA70
SaddleFabric Scoop Elite FlatFabric Scoop Elite FlatFabric Scoop Elite Flat
BrakesSRAM Force 1 HRDSRAM Force HRDSRAM Red HRD
Rotor FrontG3 CENTERLOCKCENTERLINE XRCENTERLINE XR
Rotor RearG3 CENTERLOCKCENTERLINE XRCENTERLINE XR
WheelsEaston EC70 AXReynolds ATR 700Reynolds Blacklabel ATR
TiresPanaracer Gravel KingPanaracer Gravel KingPanaracer Gravel King
BartapeArundelArundelArundel
CrankSRAM Force 1 42tSRAM Force 1 42tSRAM Red 42t
Bottom BracketDUB BSADUB BSADUB BSA
Rear DerailleurSRAM Force 1 LONGSRAM X01 Eagle AXSSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
Front ShifterSRAM Force 1 HRDSRAM Force AXSSRAM Red AXS
Rear ShifterSRAM Force 1 HRDSRAM Force AXSSRAM Red AXS
ChainSRAM 1170SRAM X01 EagleSRAM X01 EAGLE
CassetteSRAM PG 1130 11-42SRAM XG-1295 EagleSRAM XG-1299 Eagle
HeadsetFSAFSAFSA
$5,299$7,499$9,499

GEOMETRY, SIZES, SPECS

SIZEXSSMMLXL
STACK533559575597615
REACH376382387386405
TOP TUBE LENGTH531544553576591
HEAD TUBE LENGTH120143160180200
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP70 °70 °70 °70 °70 °
CHAINSTAY LENGTH420420420420420
HEAD TUBE ANGLE70 °71 °71 °71 °71 °
SEAT TUBE ANGLE74 °74 °74 °73.25 °73.25 °
FRONT CENTER599605615631641
CRANK170172.5172.5175175
BAR4042424242
STEM90100100110110

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