There are a few key tenets of Allied Cycle Works, and they extend to the Alfa and Alfa Disc: personalization, build quality, and riding performance. Complete or frameset, Allied offers their frames in seven different colorways, as well as custom paint options to get exactly the frame you want. Besides that, there are a total of twelve frame sizes, with capability to run mechanical cabling, electronic, and wireless shifting options with ease. Allied also believes in proper build quality; besides every frame being made in the USA, each frame comes with a BSA threaded bottom bracket for greater durability and reliability. They also incorporate Innegra S fibers to improve impact resistance and greatly reduces the chance of catastrophic failure.
Now, to the big question: how does it ride? In short, very well. The bike feels like just about any other high-end race road bike, which is a complement in and of itself. What is most remarkable is how well it absorbs road vibration. Innegra is applied to add stiffness where necessary, but it also surprisingly dampens road vibration. It also has the added benefit of making the frame much more durable to hits and fatigue. As such, the Alfa has great head tube stiffness, and absolutely rewards riders for aggressive inputs and high speeds. With clearance for a 28c tire, race bike geometry, and smooth ride quality, it can be just as good in a sprint as it is during a century ride.