We had heard rumor of “HIA”—Here In America—and its “crazy” plan to make carbon bikes in the U.S., but our real introduction to the company and the brand it spawned, Allied Cycle Works, occurred about a year ago. We sat down with Sam Pickman, Allied’s...

Made in America. We have the highest dedicationto craftmanship Over the last two decades, most of the bicycle factories have closed and shifted their production elsewhere in search of cheaper labor. This industry now finds itself in a position where 99% of bicycles are made at a...

Henry Ford said it best when he said “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”. Rider House was born out of a collaboration between ALLIED CYCLE WORKS and US made Eliel Cycling Apparel with a focus on a hand-crafted experience built by...

Ambert Rodriguez, born in San Juan Puerto Rico, living in Hollywood, Florida. South Florida is great for cycling. Besides the thunderstorms, we have year round great riding weather. Our hills are bridges that connect islands to the main land. We have amazing beach views that span...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is7oAhT6v7k Every once in awhile technologies come along in this industry that opens the door completely for new kinds of bikes and riding. Without a doubt, the most significant in road bikes over the past 5 years is disc brakes. Early adopters and journalists have been...

Carbon Mold Pre-Forming & Layup Layup is the longest and most critical part of our manufacturing process.  Teams work together hand laying each carbon sheet in accordance to a strict recipe delivered to them in the form of a ply manual.  The team uses a variety...

After a near death experience in 2012 led to a complete lifestyle change, restaurateur Seamus Mullen has never looked backed. He got on his bike and started pedaling toward a brighter, healthier future. Combined with completely cutting out processed carbohydrates from his diet, he saw...

Frame Prep and Sanding After the overwraps are cured the bike is now 100% structurally sound, but still not ready to ride. In the final frame prep stage we do all the final machining and attach some of the small parts including cable management and water...

Frame Prep Everyone thinks that the bike is 100% done once it comes out of paint. There’s actually more hours of labor involved in just prepping the frameset to place components on it. The frame threads are chased, and faced. All of the ports in the bike are...

Paint Personalization is no longer a luxury. It is a modern requirement for premium products. In the paint department is where the personalization and the individuality of each bike comes out.  We use the best quality products and painters in the industry to provide an unrivaled...