allied cycles factory tour showing bike in a paint booth Since our first visit to Allied Cycle’s original factory in Little Rock, a lot’s changed. They moved near Bentonville, giving them access to way more trails, and their process has been continually refined as they’ve added new models. The latest is the BC40 XC mountain bike , named for the massive Back Forty trail network there. Play In this factory tour, Allied’s sales manager Will walks us through how they make their frames, including the linkage parts for the MTB, and how that differs from their road bikes. Check the video for the full story, and scroll down for more detail photos and notes. Allied Cycles Factory Tour Photos
Enter the building and you’ll find their showroom, where you can see some of the bikes, check out merch, and pickup a demo bike. They keep a size run of each model available for test rides. Allied Cycles is also open for tours to anyone, just make a reservation in advance if you’d like to walk through this process in person.
The first step in making the frames is cutting the carbon. They have an automated cutter that reads a computer program to minimize waste. Each frame section is cut in a group then bagged together and kitted in the trays and racks.
From there it goes into the layup room, where employees layup one tube or section at a time. allied cycles employees laying up carbon fiber bike frames Each person […]