Blackheart Bike Co. Hits the ALt Road with New Aluminum Flat Bar Gravel Bike

Blackheart Bike co is getting ready for the chunky gravel with a twist on its popular Allroad AL frame — Allroad ALt. The new gravel creation mixes the Allroad AL, the new ENVE Gravel fork, and some very intentional product specs. The result is a flat-bar gravel rig that can take on more than most, with a classic-looking frame that begs to shred.

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt headtube detail

For most, the Blackheart Bike Co. brings back a love of alloy not seen since the Cannondale CAAD 9 days. The Blackheart bikes, however, are much more capable, with BSA bottom brackets, ample tire clearance, and effortless compatibility.

What is it — Blackheart Allroad Alt

The all-new gravel creation from Blackheart Bike Co. is old and new. The old is the Allroad AL frame; the new is the ENVE gravel fork and the specs. The Allroad AL frame is a do-it-all design with a classic look and endless build options.

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt frameset

Blackheart Allroad ALt Frame

The Allroad ALt frame is double-butted 7005 aluminum with a max tire clearance of 50mm for 650b and 40mm for 700c. The new Allroad ALt comes in a frameset or fully built options in either a classic matte black colorway or a standout off-white.

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt Geo Chart

The frameset ($1575) arrives with an aluminum seat post clamp, Cane Creek 40 IS42/IS52 headset, and a Wolf Tooth 12mm (1.5 x 164mm) thru-axle set.

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt fork paint options

The carbon ENVE Gravel fork arrives in stock matte black but can be upgraded to a custom color and paint job for an extra $250. Blackheart’s Allroad ALt frame comes in sizes: 46, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, and 62cm.

Build options — Blackheart Allroad Alt

For those looking to purchase a Blackheart Allroad Alt and hit the road immediately, the best option is the prebuilt bunch. Currently, the only build options are SRAM starting at mechanical GX, moving to GX AXS, and finishing with a flagship version with SRAM XO1 AXS.

Riders can choose between HUNT Adventure Alloy 650b and HUNT Adventure Carbon 650b wheels. The HUNT Adventure carbon wheels will add an extra $350 to the overall order, which seems like a low cost for a carbon wheel upgrade in the long run.

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt force

Blackheart Allroad Alt SRAM XO1 AXS

  • SRAM Level Ultimate brake levers
  • SRAM Eagle AXS shifter
  • SRAM Force flat-mount calipers
  • SRAM X01 Eagle AXS rear derailleur
  • SRAM Force 1 Wide crankset – 40T
  • SRAM XG-1295 Eagle cassette – 10-50T
  • SRAM X01 Eagle chain
  • SRAM DUB BSA bottom bracket
  • SRAM Paceline rotors – 160mm
  • Price: $5000

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt Rival

Blackheart Allroad Alt SRAM GX AXS

  • SRAM Level TL brake levers
  • SRAM GX Eagle shifter
  • SRAM Rival flat-mount calipers
  • SRAM GX Eagle rear derailleur
  • SRAM Rival 1 Wide crankset – 40T
  • SRAM XG-1275 Eagle cassette – 10-50T
  • SRAM GX Eagle chain
  • SRAM DUB BSA bottom bracket
  • SRAM Paceline rotors – 160mm
  • Price: $3900

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt GX mech

Blackheart Allroad Alt SRAM GX Mechanical

  • SRAM Level TL brake levers
  • SRAM GX Eagle shifter
  • SRAM Rival flat-mount calipers
  • SRAM GX Eagle rear derailleur
  • SRAM Rival 1 Wide crankset – 40T
  • SRAM XG-1275 Eagle cassette – 10-50T
  • SRAM GX Eagle chain
  • SRAM DUB BSA bottom bracket
  • SRAM Paceline rotors – 160mm
  • Price: $3300

Blackheart Bike Co Allroad ALt in the wild

Blackheart Allroad Alt Availability

Look no further for those looking to get started on their Blackheart Bike Co. winter build or new flat bar gravel. The Allroad Alt is available for custom builds and complete bikes right now. Check out more at Blackheartbikeco.com, and stay tuned for our long-term review of Allroad AL.

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Gary P
Gary P
22 days ago

This has pure road bike stack and reach proportions. I can’t imagine it works all that well with a flat-bar cockpit.

Bdee
Bdee
22 days ago
Reply to  Gary P

You’d probably be surprised. As long as you size correctly bikes like this can be loads of fun both on and off road. This reminds me a bit of my All City Super Pro albeit with a bit shorter wheelbase and bigger tire clearance.

Zach Lambert
Zach Lambert
22 days ago
Reply to  Gary P

Hey Gary, I’ve been riding mine for months and it rips. I spec’d it with 650b wheels to minimize toe overlap issues and maximize tire volume. Fast, nimble, and super fun on flowy single track. Zach

Nicholas Schifano
Nicholas Schifano
21 days ago
Reply to  Gary P

Half messengers have a road frame with flat bars, they know nothing?

Will Ferrule
Will Ferrule
22 days ago

I converted a drop bar bike to flat bar. It’s fun… as long as the ride isn’t too long….

Zach Lambert
Zach Lambert
22 days ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

Totally. Great for shorter rides when you just want to go have some fun Zach

Dan
Dan
22 days ago

$3300 for an aluminum frame?

Zach Lambert
Zach Lambert
21 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Hi Dan, frameset is $1375. $3,300 is for a GX build with ENVE fork upgrade to allow for larger front end tire clearance. Zach

John Keiffer
John Keiffer
17 days ago
Reply to  Zach Lambert

Frame price already increased $200. 🙁

Dinger
Dinger
22 days ago

Interesting rig. The largest geometries are almost conventional, like a CX bike. The core sizes look longer and spec with long stems for their sizes, which makes sense for a flat-bar setup. Those are similar reach/TT dimensions to my drop bar CX and road bikes and I ride a 62.

Yorkie
Yorkie
22 days ago

Looks like it was made in the same place as Bowman going by the details, hopefully their QC is better…

Zach Lambert
Zach Lambert
21 days ago
Reply to  Yorkie

Hi Yorkie, we fortunately do not make our bikes in the same factory as the Bowman frames that have been noted to have quality control issues. We also have our frames independently tested to ISO 4210 standards in Southern California prior to sale. Zach

Russ Greway
Russ Greway
22 days ago

Interesting bikes & company. Never heard of them before. I do love the simple, clean & classic silhouette.

Russ Greway
Russ Greway
21 days ago

Sounds great and I will!

Zach Lambert
Zach Lambert
21 days ago
Reply to  Russ Greway

Thanks Russ! Zach

syborg
syborg
19 days ago

Looks like we’re back to old school MTBs.

Zach Lambert
Zach Lambert
12 days ago
Reply to  syborg

100%