A beautiful new gravel rig headed for DK200.

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

Clearance 700×43 or 650×47 rear
700×47 or 650×55 front
Bottle Mounts Downtube, Seat Tube, Top Tube bag or Fourth Bottle
Chainstay 420mm chainstay length achieved through an elevated stay
Fender Mounts Hidden fender mounts
Tube Profile Aggressive tube profile for a very tough aesthetic yet more traditional silhouette than most gravel bikes due to straight tubes
Drivetrain Purpose built around 1X
Builds SRAM Mullet Build
Geometry Geometry 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
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Colors Sport Gray, Cavalry Blue

BUILDS & PRICING

SRAM Force 1 SRAM Force AXS SRAM Red AXS
Bar Easton EA 70X Easton EA 70X Easton EA 70X
Stem Easton EA90 Easton EA90 Easton EA90
Post Easton EA70 Easton EA70 Easton EA70
Saddle Fabric Scoop Elite Flat Fabric Scoop Elite Flat Fabric Scoop Elite Flat
Brakes SRAM Force 1 HRD SRAM Force HRD SRAM Red HRD
Rotor Front G3 CENTERLOCK CENTERLINE XR CENTERLINE XR
Rotor Rear G3 CENTERLOCK CENTERLINE XR CENTERLINE XR
Wheels Easton EC70 AX Reynolds ATR 700 Reynolds Blacklabel ATR
Tires Panaracer Gravel King Panaracer Gravel King Panaracer Gravel King
Bartape Arundel Arundel Arundel
Crank SRAM Force 1 42t SRAM Force 1 42t SRAM Red 42t
Bottom Bracket DUB BSA DUB BSA DUB BSA
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force 1 LONG SRAM X01 Eagle AXS SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
Front Shifter SRAM Force 1 HRD SRAM Force AXS SRAM Red AXS
Rear Shifter SRAM Force 1 HRD SRAM Force AXS SRAM Red AXS
Chain SRAM 1170 SRAM X01 Eagle SRAM X01 EAGLE
Cassette SRAM PG 1130 11-42 SRAM XG-1295 Eagle SRAM XG-1299 Eagle
Headset FSA FSA FSA
$5,299 $7,499 $9,499

GEOMETRY, SIZES, SPECS

SIZE XS SM M L XL
STACK 533 559 575 597 615
REACH 376 382 387 386 405
TOP TUBE LENGTH 531 544 553 576 591
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 120 143 160 180 200
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP 70° 70° 70° 70° 70°
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 420 420 420 420 420
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70° 71° 71° 71° 71°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74° 74° 74° 73.25° 73.25°
FRONT CENTER 599 605 615 631 641
CRANK 170 172.5 172.5 175 175
BAR 40 42 42 42 42
STEM 90 100 100 110 110

Available now, buy direct or through a dealer.

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