The Telegraph | Best Christmas gifts for any budget: Top present ideas from £5 to £500
If for any reason you need to keep within a particular budget this Christmas season, we've thought through all the Christmas gifts for different price brackets. Maybe it's a Secret Santa gift for a colleague or possibly you and your partner have agreed to keep presents within a certain amount. We've got everything from £5 Christmas gifts, to Christmas gifts for under £10, and even gift ideas for under £500, such as a Gucci stainless steel ladies watch.So without further ado, here's our definitive round-up of the best Christmas gifts if you're on a budget in 2019.
Daily Beast | This Entry-Level Bike Gear Will Get You Started on the Best Way to Get to Work
Biking to work is refreshing, enjoyable...and can help save the planet. The question is, how do you get started? This gear is designed to help you get started with an affordable, well-designed bike that ships right to your fronts doorstep (you just have to attach a few parts but no experience required), a helmet and bag, and a few knick-knacks.
Bicycle Retailer | Carbon frame importers get a reprieve from tariffs thanks to Parlee request
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative has granted a tariff exclusion for China-made carbon fiber frames, an exclusion requested by Parlee Cycles, Inc. Importers of China-made carbon frames will no longer need to pay a 25% tariff; additionally, they can request reimbursement for the additional tariffs they've paid since the Trump administration imposed them last year. The exclusion expires Aug. 7, 2020, and applies only to frames that are imported separately, not as part of complete bicycles.
Bike Rumor | State Bicycle Co. launches ‘The Shining’ tribute kits, discourages all work & no play
State Bicycle Co. announced a limited edition series of cycling kits paying homage to Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film, The Shining. Made in patterns reflecting scenes from the movie, State wholeheartedly discourages all work and no play – an important risk factor for becoming a dull boy.
Men's Journal | The Best Cycling Jerseys to Keep You Riding All Year Long
When most people think about getting serious about cycling—whether it’s road riding or tackling trails.—their first thought is, ‘I need a new bike.’ While your set of wheels is certainly important, the clothes you wear have a big affect on your performance in the saddle, too. It’s not just about looking the part (although that does help). If you’re looking to push yourself, you’ll want to invest in some proper cycling jerseys.
Gear and Grit | Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros: Caesar’s Head with Christian Vande Velde
When it comes to cycling, there isn’t much Christian Vande Velde hasn’t accomplished. As a son of a cycling legend, CVDV had no problem filling those BIG shoes, first as an elite track cyclist, later being part of a Tour De France winning team and representing Team USA in the Olympic Games. Christian has seen it all an has been part of the fabric of American cycling for over 4 decades, first through his family, then as a competitor at the highest levels, and now as an analyst on NBC. In Episode 10, team rider Scott Piercefield travels to Greenville, SC to chat with CVDV about cycling, life, and his TV career.
Inside Hook | Products of the Week: Jesus Shoes, Roasting Pans and UNIQLO Fleeces
Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of them. Today: a pair of Nike Air Max 97s inspired by Jesus walking on water, a roasting pan ready for the holidays and affordable fleeces from UNIQLO x Engineered Garments.
The Coolector | STATE BICYCLE CO VAN DAMME BICYCLE
If you’re looking for a new two-wheeled ally to join you on your urban adventures, State Bicycle Co would also be one of our first ports of call here at Coolector HQ and it’s because of awesome releases like the Van Damme Bicycle that they’re so highly regarded. This new offering from the American bicycle brand keeps up their rich tradition of releasing extremely stylish and top performing steeds for a great price.
HICONSUMPTION | The 10 Best Commuter Bicycles
When you live in a large, open-ended city, getting from one place to another is a huge part of your daily routine. If you own a car, you’re paying for gas, searching for parking, getting stuck in traffic jams, and wasting hours of your life doing nothing. If you take the bus, you’re a bit more well-off. But what if we told you that you could exercise, see your city’s most beautiful sights, and cut back on all of life’s expensive afterthoughts, like gas and insurance, in one fell swoop?
Washington Examiner | Small businesses squeezed by tariffs cheer reprieve
For nearly three months, Becky Oja has spent her days filing request after request with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, seeking relief from tariffs President Trump imposed on $200 billion worth of products from China.So far, Oja, the controller of XCAD USA, a company that manufacturers irrigation components, has submitted nearly 250 requests with the Trump administration.And she isn’t done yet.
Bike Biz | State Bicycle Co launches new collection
State Bicycle Co has introduced rider-oriented updates to the Core Line, 4130 Steel Line and a new look with the ‘Black Mirror’ 6061 Black Label performance model.
Bicycle Retailer | 'A shot in the dark': State Bicycle was one of the few brands to ask for a tariff exclusion. They got it.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — While requests are being accepted until Sept. 30, so far just five bike companies have requested that their products be excluded from new tariffs imposed by the Trump adminstration. One of them, State Bicycle Co., received the exclusion.The small brand — which sells primarily consumer direct but also through several hundred bike shops — will get refunded for the new tariffs it has paid since last year, and will not have to pay those tariffs on future imports until at least next summer. The exclusion for the singlespeed bikes applies to all importers, not just State.
Bicycle Retailer | State Bicycle Co. moves production of some models to Taiwan
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co., a consumer direct bike brand, recently moved production of two of its most popular models to Taiwan from China to lessen the effects of tariffs during the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.State is now having its Core-Line and 4130 Steel lines manufactured in Taichung, Taiwan. This week, State released its Fall Collection '19 for those Taiwan-made models. The company has manufactured bikes in Shenzhen, China, and Wuxi, China, previously. The company told BRAIN it sells between 10,000 and 20,000 bikes a year. Mehdi Farsi, who co-founded State Bicycle in 2009, said the
Bicycle Retailer | State Bicycle Co. introduces Fall '19 Collection
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. has released rider-oriented updates to the Core Line and 4130 Steel Line and unveiled a "Black Mirror" 6061 Black Label performance model as part of its Fall '19 Collection.4130 Steel Line
Gear Mashers | STATE BICYCLE COMPANY – FALL 2019 COLLECTION
For the past decade, State Bicycle Co. has provided riders with visually appealing bikes with a value that can’t be found anywhere else in the industry.State started with the 4130 and has continued to build upon the quality throughout the years, the endless pursuit to offer the best bike one can find for under $500.
Bike Rumor | State Bicycle Co. Azure brings Carolina Blue & gumwall style to your commute
State Bicycle Co. announced the Azure, a retro commuter bike painted in one color – ‘Caroline Blue’. It’s outfitted with gumwall tires, mustache bars, and even an uber-simple coaster brake to keep maintenance and price low. Options include a single speed or Shimano Nexus 3-speed drivetrain, along with extra front and rear racks or baskets.
Cycle Tech Review | An In-depth Review of State Bicycle's 4130 Road
I have a few bikes. It’s not overwhelming, but there is a bike for just about every scenario. They are all very purposeful and serious, and they each have their use for which they are very specifically designed. I go out on rides, and people tell me to have fun, and it feels like the wrong description. I certainly do have fun, but it’s both more and less than that. Just saying have fun feels inadequate, and the bikes I have reflect that. When people see my bikes, they are impressed or intimidated. They are bikes that cyclists geek out over, and people who aren’t cyclists have a vague concept of them being expensive but mostly just don’t get them. Then there is the State Bicycles 4130 road.
Capo Velo | State Bicycle Co. Offers new Azure Cruiser Bike
The Azure from State Bicycle Co. is the definition of ‘old-school with a touch of new’, every design choice has been meticulously chosen to bring maximum utility and unrivaled comfort. A step-through frame with a timeless look and matching fenders mean this bike will keep you riding throughout the seasons. Painted in a ‘Carolina Blue’, the Azure is a statement cruiser complete with new gum-wall tires, mustache handlebars, and coaster brakes. Whether cruising around campus, commuting to work, or conquering the weekend, the Azure is an ideal companion for all your riding needs. The ultra-light Azure comes as a single speed or with a 3-speed rear hub for a wide range of gears. Both editions of the Azure come with easy coaster breaks for the ultimate cruise. Enjoy your everyday ride on The Azure.
Bicycle Retailer | State Bicycle Co. releases the Azure coaster-brake cruiser
The Azure from State Bicycle Co. is a cruiser designed with a nod to "old-school with a touch of new." A step-through frame with a classic look and matching fenders highlight the bike's aesthetics.Painted in a "Carolina Blue," the Azure has gum-wall tires, mustache handlebars, and coaster brakes. It comes as a single speed ($390) or with a three-speed rear hub with twist shifter ($489).
The Coolector | State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label v2 - Black Mirror Bike
So far as bicycles are concerned, there are some workshops out there that always enter our thinking straight away whenever the time comes to get a new bike and, it’s fair to say, Arizona brand, State Bicycle Co, are chief amongst them. Our love for them stems from the fact they so consistently release amazing steeds like this State Bicycle Co 6061 Black Label V2 Black Mirror Bike, which is their latest stealthy looking creation and we’re loving the look of it here at The Coolector.
Element.ly | Undefeated II Review
With beefy aluminum tubing, a tapered fork, an eye-melting paint scheme and a digestible price tag, State Bicycle Co.’s Undefeated II checks many attractive boxes for the flamboyant trackie on a budget. Yet the full build of this stiff-sprinting rig includes some head-scratching part choices for riders who specialize in turning left, and those who are considering the Undefeated II as an affordable track racer should consider building up this frame from scratch.
Bike Rumor | Win a free bike from State Bicycle Co. & ride to work with Phil Gaimon!
If you’re interested in bike commuting but don’t have the gear or confidence to do so, State Bicycle Co. has the medicine. They teamed up with former pro cyclist, Phil Gaimon, to offer you the chance to win a free bike – plus personal instruction from Phil on how to safely and quickly get from home to your destination.
Magnetic Magazine | 7 Pieces of Gear to Upgrade Your Commute or Back to School
Heading back to school in a few weeks or want to upgrade your commute? Here are a few items like helmets and bikes that may be able to assist.State Bicycle 4130 Road | $549:The 4130 Road features a simple 8-speed transmission and a lightweight build, that fits into racks and isn’t too pricey for a bike.
Gear Mashers | Cycling Commuters Wishlist
For those who are commuters, there are certain items you may want to pick up to make your commute more enjoyable.From a city bike to a floor pump, this wishlist has something for everyone.State Bicycle 4130 Road | $549 Beat school traffic with the State 4130 Road. Sturdy and affordable, the 4130 Road features a simple 8-speed transmission and a lightweight build, ready for racks and fenders. It comes in two colors and is the perfect companion for your school commute.