The Kanza-winning bike is light, nimble and fast
With its unique chainstay the Allied Able is highly recognizable, but it’s not a common bike to spot outside of the States. Until recently, the American built bikes weren’t available in Canada, but, this summer, Mariposa Bicycles in Toronto became the exclusive Canadian distributors for the coveted high-performance carbon machines.
Made (close to) here
Allied is an American company based in Arkansas which prides itself on its American made carbon fibre bikes. The company’s bikes hit the market in 2017— they’re built using carbon fibre manufacturing machinery bought from bankrupt Montreal company Guru cycles.
Mariposa Bicycles makes custom steel bikes, but they gravitated towards the high quality, North American made Allied bikes when they were looking to stock carbon fibre options.