Over two years in the making, the new Allied BC40 is a made-in-USA carbon full-suspension cross-country bike designed for aggressive riding and and going fast. Check it out here…
Handmade in Rogers, Arkansas, the new BC40 from Allied Cycle Works is the brand’s first mountain bike. Not straying far from the brand’s race-focused DNA, the Allied BC40 is based around a lightweight carbon frame, a four bar linkage suspension design, and is set up and designed with 120mm of travel front and rear. Like the recently reviewed Able, the BC40 is designed for going fast and taking podiums, featuring responsive cross-country geometry and options to set it up with either 110 or 100mm travel forks for less gnarly events like the Leadville 100.
In true Allied fashion, the BC40 is offered in five high-end builds, from the top end XX1 Eagle AXS build to the “lower” end XT 12-Speed option. Complete builds range from $7,600 to $12,000 USD, and Allied also offers the BC40 as a frameset (frame + suspension) starting at $5,500 USD. No matter what route you take, buyers have options to dial in their build with their choice of cockpit, suspension, wheels and tires, as well as the color of the frame and graphics. Being a US-based company allows Allied to offer a very detailed level of service, and the options to customize things so heavily are likely appreciated by their customers.
While you won’t find any extra mounting points on the BC40, it does have two bottle mounts and a generously sized main triangle that could fit a massive frame bag. It has clearance for 29×2.4″ tires, internal cable routing, boost hub spacing, and uses a 73mm threaded bottom bracket. As far as geometry goes, the BC40 is designed to be responsive and efficient. It has a 66.5° head tube angle, 76° seat tube angle, 435mm chainstays, and a 1210mm wheelbase on the size large. A quick comparison shows it sits between the latest Rocky Mountain Element and Kona Hei Hei that we reviewed last year.
Check out all the details at AlliedCycleWorks.com.
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