Allied Cycle Works has launched its ECHO allroad frameset. With the ability to change the geometry and adjust tire clearance, the ECHO can go from road racer to gravel crusher and vice versa.
The bike delivers two distinguished rides via flip chips at the dropouts that allow the rider to change the geometry, changing the chainstay and fork lengths by 1cm to optimize the geometry for road riding with up to 30mm tires and gravel riding when using up to 40mm tires.
Additional details include the fully integrated ECHO Stem system designed in tandem with the fork to conceal the cables while still using a standard headset, for easily swapping stem lengths, and works with a list of handlebars designed with integrated cables. This is achieved by running the cables into a channel on top of the stem which is concealed by a combination faceplate, top cap and through the steerer tube. The headset adjustment is moved from the traditional position at the top of the stem to a threaded portion on the bottom of the stem that increases the steerer clamp length to provide headset preload, much like a threaded headset.
The Echo stem comes in five sizes from 90mm to 130mm in 10mm increments and is a -6 degree. Like all things manufactured by Allied, the stem is made in its Bentonville factory.
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