Allied Cycle Works Debuts Domestic Carbon Mountain Bike

Jul 12, 2022 at 11:26
by Allied Cycle Works  

Made in Arkansas, the New BC40 Blends XC Race with Downcountry Abilities

With ALLIED Cycle Works located in the singletrack mecca of Arkansas and mountain biking being an integral part of the staff’s DNA, it was only a matter of time before a mountain bike chassis was in development. Introducing BC40, a monumental mountain bike that blends XC Race with Downcountry abilities. Designed, built and tested in-house at their factory in Northwest Arkansas, the bike is named after the Back 40 trail system that weaves its way up and down the ridges and valleys near Bentonville.

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“The BC40 project has been over two years in ideation, development and testing, but the vision for this bike concept has been on our minds since the origins of ALLIED. A bike pushing the capability boundaries of cross-country while giving up nothing from a weight and pedaling efficiency standpoint,” said ALLIED Cycle Works CEO Drew Medlock. “I’m incredibly proud of this team. We have been able to double our in-house manufacturing capacity over these last two years while simultaneously developing the BC40. Given the hurdles we have faced every single day with our entire supply chain faltering and fighting to keep our operations running smoothly though the pandemic, it’s a huge accomplishment. We can’t wait to see this bike pushed to the limit by our athletes Lea Davison and Payson McEveen at the upcoming Leadville 100, Marathon Nationals and more.”

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The BC40 is a thoughtfully engineered cross-country racing machine, mixed with an all-day trail sled. At a scant 1,950-gram frame weight, the bike features 120mm of front and rear travel combined with a second-to-none pedaling platform and progressive geometry that delivers precise speed, handling, and tracking for the needs of the modern trail shredder and racer alike. The BC40 is a unique mixture of passion, craftsmanship and performance.

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7 Comments
  • 4 0
 "singletrack mecca of Arkansas" Oh here we go again
  • 2 0
 I'm surprised and the understatement in that statement. Bentonville is IMBA Platinum Diamond Asteroid rated trails.
  • 2 1
 I want to want one of these, but I don't. As an industrial designer I just see a pretty good design concept with really weak form execution. With some love, it could be really nice. As it is now, not so much.
  • 1 1
 Agreed, the shape of the top tube really bothers me
  • 1 0
 Nice video. The tan bike with tan walls makes me hate myself for loving how good it looks.
  • 1 0
 @nonk Though the Allied echo gravel bike with the flip chip for adjustable geometry looks super cool.
  • 2 1
 Cute bike . After watching video I realized that your doing it all wrong .







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