Our Story

BlackHeart started with the idea of making a bike that worked better for the majority of cycling enthusiasts - prioritizing beauty, function, and simplicity.

The Allroad Ti was born. One bike that looks and handles like a road bike while having the capability of a gravel bike, simply by switching the wheels.

Since then, we've expanded our design philosophy to include road and gravel bikes across both titanium and aluminum materials.

Our headquarters is located in Truckee, California where we concept, design, test, warehouse, assemble, and ship all of our bikes.

Since we offer up to 9 sizes and build to order, we are able to fit more people better and customize our bikes to fit each customer's needs.

We manufacture our frames, forks, seatposts, and barstems across multiple factories in Taiwan and China.

Our frames and Allroad fork are our own design and each model is made to spec with our own molds and custom machined parts.

We employ a local quality control specialist in Asia and independently test our frames, forks, and seat posts in Southern California to CPSC 1512 and ISO 4210 standards for safety.

This strategy allows us to take advantage of the centers of expertise in bicycle manufacturing while offering a more affordable price point to our customers in the titanium category.

We do our best to work with US-based suppliers where we can. For example, we partner with a local Cerakote applicator just down the road in Nevada and source headsets from Wolf Tooth and bottle cages from King Cage.

Long term, our goal is to bring more of the manufacturing process in-house.

Zach Lambert


Zach found cycling early, racing BMX as a kid in the 80s, riding mountain bikes in the 90s, and finding road cycling when he moved to LA in 2008. After years of battling cars on the streets of LA, he took his road bike onto the fire roads of SoCal and immediately fell in love.

He saw a need for a single bike that struck the perfect balance between road and gravel bikes, and was better suited for the average cycling enthusiast who didn't count every gram or measure every watt.

Thus, BlackHeart was born.

Truckee, CA

Cody Chouinard


With roots in Vermont and years riding the LA fixie scene, Cody's community stretches from coast-to-coast and beyond. He honed his passion for cycling photography while working at Rapha and now as a partner at BlackHeart's sister shop, Luft Los Angeles, Cody has found inspiration and purpose in introducing as many people as possible to this wonderful sport we call cycling.

With a natural creative talent and a finger on the pulse of cultural shifts, Cody's role at BlackHeart has grown over the years where he now pushes the brand, product, and creative evolution forward.

Venice, CA


If you'd like to be a BlackHeart ambassador, email us at hello@blackheartbikeco.com and let us know how you are working to make cycling more welcoming and inclusive within you community.

Andrew Drummond

Andrew is the owner of Ski The Whites, an outdoor retailer in Jackson, NH, and is a leading voice in the exploration and promotion of the White Mountains – working to encourage running, riding, and backcountry skiing in the region.

Jackson, NH

Andrew Jackson

Andrew had a storied career in motocross and BMX before finding road cycling. Finding the sport undeniably insular – categorizing people into neat little boxes of road, cyclocross, gravel, XC, enduro, downhill, freeride, BMX, street, etc. He now challenges what it means to be a cyclist and is out to break down those barriers.

Los Angeles, CA

Jedidiah Jenkins

Jed is a story teller. From the cartels of Mexico, to the mega-churches of the US, to the Amazon in Bolivia, he has seen some crazy things. Jed speaks about choosing your life. He made the frightening decision to leave a job he loved to pursue an untested dream: bicycling to Patagonia and writing a book about it. He’s come to believe that living life with intention, curiosity, and wonder are foundational in the pursuit of joy.

Los Angeles, CA

Jess Meany

Jess has had a relationship with cycling over the past 15 years – taking her from daily commuter, road racing in New York, mountain biking in Santa Cruz, to being immersed in the unique cycling scene of LA. She focuses on balancing a small business, pushing her training & performance, and finding inspiration in fitness & aging. You can usually find her testing the legs with the LA community... if you can catch her.

Los Angeles, CA

Kristen Kuzemko

Born in Toronto, Kris didn’t discover endurance sports until her 20s. She caught up quick though, running multiple marathons, a 340 mile relay race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and cycling across Canada twice to raise money for childhood cancer research and treatment. Kris is a partner at Luft Los Angeles and runs and rides to connect with and inspire women and girls of all ages.

Santa Monica, CA

Lucy Mannall

Hailing from the UK, Lucy made her way to Los Angeles in 2021. With a storied history in the cycling industry, Lucy found burnout like many of us do. Follow along her journey as she explores her new city, gets her daily dose of west coast sunsets, and looks to fall in love this sport we call cycling.

Venice, CA

Marquis Bowden

Born and raised in Los Angeles and currently residing in Boulder, CO, Marquis is chasing his dreams of becoming a professional marathoner. Very much new to cycling, he is grateful to be mentored by a strong community and has become an active part in welcoming new cyclist like him.

Boulder, CO

Nicole Campbell

Nicole is a CA-based surfer turned cyclist with a love for sunshine, people, and open roads on a jagged coastline. On a whim in 2021, Nicole signed up for her first triathlon, thinking she would enjoy swimming and running, but quickly developed a love for two wheels. Since then, she has cycled all over, coordinated group rides for all skill levels, and developed a rich community in cycling. A filmmaker by trade and outdoorswoman by passion, Nicole hopes to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get outside.

Ventura, CA

Randi Burley

Growing up in Windsor Hills, CA, Randi's intro to cycling came from working at the beloved Inglewood bike shop, City of Bicycles. Over the past decade she's kept coming back to cycling because of the amazing community and peace of mind riding provides. Through being a cyclist and an electrical engineer, it’s her goal to always beat the odds and inspire others like her to do the same. 

Los Angeles, CA

Ron Holden

Ron was born and raised in Los Angeles where he runs a small creative consulting house. In 2020 during a boiling point of social unrest in LA, In 2020 Ron wanted to shed light on issues that plague our society. He founded Ride For Black Lives – A peaceful ride with a peaceful message of love and unity – where individuals from all walks of life can participate in their community while riding their bikes with like-minded people.

Los Angeles, CA

Tyler Schwartz

Tyler is a SoCal beach rat turned competitive cyclist. Whether competing in stage races, one-day classics, or the cyclocross circuit, or heading into the wilderness on his motorcycle he is no stranger to the joy and freedoms that two wheels can bring. After burning out from years of high pressure racing he has returned with a bright smile – aiming to inspire young kids to take a more holistic approach to the sport.

Santa Monica, CA