Allied Cycle Works Echo! “Go Fast Everywhere”: Unboxing & Features of the Next Review Bike!

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Mr Colin Strickland aboard the Echo

The ECHO isn’t an everyday racing beast. It’s actually two everyday racing beasts, each with a distinct personality. At the heart of ECHO’s duality is its ability to transform from a road race thoroughbred to an allroad/gravel dominator via flip chips at the dropouts. The chips, and dropout design, allow the ECHO’s geometry to be changed in minutes. Flipping the chips transforms the bike:

From a Road Setup:

  • 415mm Chainstay
  • 368mm Fork
  • 73-Degree Headtube
  • Tire clearance up to 30mm
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JOM’s Echo review bike in Aussie Gold!

To a Gravel Setup:

  • 425mm Chainstay
  • 378mm Fork
  • 72.5mm Degree headtube
  • 700c x 40mm Tire clearance
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The fork’s flip chip

Whether you’re racing crit, gravel, or just needing your daily dose of speed, the ECHO delivers. Go fast everywhere.

Sneak Peek Preview Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew unboxes and runs through many of the standout features of the Allied Cycle Works Echo. Long-term review is coming later, be sure to watch this space, and Subscribe to the Gravel Cyclist YouTube channel if you haven’t already. Thank you!

The Echo’s Stem

The ECHO Stem is a fully integrated system designed in tandem with the fork. It conceals the cables while using a standard headset allowing the rider to easily swap stem lengths, and it works with a growing list of handlebars designed with integrated cables in mind.

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The ECHO stem system is the simplest and most user-friendly on the market today. The cables run through a channel on the top of the stem and are concealed by a faceplate, top cap, and the steerer tube. Headset adjustment is moved from the traditional position at the top of the stem to a threaded portion on the bottom of the stem, effectively increasing the steerer clamp length to provide headset preload, much like a threaded headset.

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The Echo stem is available in 5 sizes at 10mm increments (90-130mm) and is a -6 degree drop. Like all things designed by Allied, the ECHO stem is made in our Bentonville factory.

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Side profile of JOM’s Aussie Gold Allied Echo review bike

Geometry

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Allied Cycle Works Echo Promo Video

Pricing

  • ECHO SRAM Rival AXS Complete – $6,430
  • ECHO SRAM Force AXS Complete – $7,900
  • ECHO SRAM Red AXS Complete – $10,575

Additional Photos

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Rear flip chip & flat-mount brake
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English thread bottom bracket
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2x Drivetrain & 3 bottle cage mounts

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Chris King headset keeps the USA theme
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Wedge seatpost expander

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Allied Cycle Works Echo Frame Prototyping

Even More Photos!

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3 comments on “Allied Cycle Works Echo! “Go Fast Everywhere”: Unboxing & Features of the Next Review Bike!

  1. I noticed the BB Drop is 75mm gravel and 77.5mm road. Is there a pedal strike issue? Gorgeous bike!

  2. How’s the ride quality so far? How does it compare to the Allroad on the road and the Able on the gravel?

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