Surf through the gallery for a closer look at Strickland’s bike.

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The new Rapha kit matches the Allied Able paint. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Strickland’s Allied Able on the eve of The Mid South. Photo: Ben Delaney
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The topography-inspired graphics carry from bike to kit. Photo: Ben Delaney
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You don’t see too many aero road bars on gravel bikes. But Strickland isn’t every gravel rider. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Willing and…. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Strickland checked out part of the course Friday, and the soil left its telltale marks. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Strickland uses Shimano GRX gravel components, but a Dura-Ace crank for the power meter. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Where’s the chainstay? Look up. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Shimano’s GRX derailleur has a clutch to minimize chainslap over the rough stuff. Photo: Ben Delaney
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One ring to rule them all. Your results may vary. Photo: Ben Delaney
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A toothy mud tire for the rear. Photo: Ben Delaney
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But a lower-profile Specialized tire for the front. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Co2 at the ready. Photo: Ben Delaney
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Colorful topography faded into the marquee color of The Mid South. Photo: Ben Delaney