Alfa is the first bike that has been completely built within Allied Cycle Works, from its design, engineering and manufacturing process done in the Arkansas, USA. Not only is it one of the few manufacturers to make carbon fiber bikes in the US, it offers huge customization that puts it a line above the competition.
The bicycle is aimed at high-performance demanding users, featuring a road frame built out of carbon fiber. ALLIED's first bike is the Alfa, a performance-oriented road going bike that uses a carbon monocoque frame. Inside the frame Innegra fibers have been used to improve the resistance and vibration dampening. In order to improve the ride quality, the fibers have been strategically placed near the "joints" of the bike, such as; handlebar, seat bar, and steering tube. Being a product of Sam Pickman, a world renowned engineer that has worked on Tour de France winning bikes, it is bound to be innovative.
Alfa aims to be a leader in its road-going bikes class, using a frame that weighs just 875 grams. The design of the frame allows for tires up to 700x28c and it is compatible with nearly ever performance drivetrain system. You can order the Alfa in six different sizes and each one of them offers a "+" option that adds an additional 2cm of height. If you want, you can buy the Alfa frame for just $2,700, a full-fledged Shimano build for $4,000 or the top of the line SRAM eTap configuration for just $7,000.
The Allied Cycle Works Alfa offers huge customization and an incredible amount of advantages over other performance road-bikes. Not only does it offer a lightweight frame, rigidity and strength; the price is very competitive for the level of quality and performance offered. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.