Bike Rumor | Celebrate 4.20 with these cycling themed kits, tools, bar tape & more
Why let the day go up in smoke without bringing a little cycling fun to an otherwise potentially completely wasted day? Here’s a few 4.20 appropriate bits from bike brands and supporters. Some are new, some we’ve posted before, but all are sure to keep you riding high on the saddle…
The Radavist | Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros on Mt. Baldy
Mount Baldy, or Mount San Antonio, reaches 10,069′ and is the highest point in Los Angeles County. That’s almost twice as high as the highest point in the City of Los Angeles. You can ride up to the ski lifts at Baldy via Mount Baldy Road or via Glendora Ridge Road – which is usually closed to cars. In the latest Riding Fixed Up Mountains With Pros we get to ride with Justin Williams.
GQ | The Best Graduation Gifts for Guys Are The Ones They'll Actually Use
The best graduation gifts for guys—or anyone for that matter—are three things: well-made or special in some sentimental sort of way, useful to him in whatever phase comes next, and a little bit outside of his budget while still being reasonably within yours. Whether your grad is college-bound, finally entering the professional world, or maybe even wrapping up a later-in-life degree, he deserves the good stuff: an heirloom-worthy watch, a swanky new ride, the rockstar boots. Here are fifteen stylish ways to celebrate this hard-working student without going so far as to pay off his student loans. Of course, he’d probably appreciate that, too.
Gear Junkie | Best Commuter Bikes of 2019
When it comes to picking a commuter bike, there’s a surprising amount of options. Do you want a bike that will get you to and from the office looking fly as hell? Or do you prefer a ride you can use to train on the weekends in Lycra? Also, do you need it to store easily, or be easy to repair? With all of these considerations in mind — and with an eye toward a bargain — we rounded up a few fantastic commuter options.Whether you’re just embarking on a commuter lifestyle or looking for a new everyday ride, it’s possible to get a great bike from a well-known brand for just a few hundred bucks.
Business Insider | The best commuter bikes you can buy
The State Bicycle Deluxe 3 Speed City Bike comes with a rear rack, front basket with drink holder, fenders, and a chainguard. These features all help get you and your work gear from point A to point B while protecting you from debris and water your tires may kick up. Like our top pick the Franklin 3, this is a Dutch-style bike, which means you ride in a more upright position for greater comfort and visibility.
Bicycling | 15 Awesome Fixies for Racing or Riding Around Town
The fixed-gear bicycle is the grandfather of every bike you see today: Before derailleurs and freewheels, there was one ever-spinning gear. The Tour de France was a fixed-gear event up until WWI, and today’s fixed-gear enthusiasts use the bikes for track and criterium racing, time trials, and bike messenger use. Most riders, though, just enjoy the experience of mashing the pedals to go and pulling up on them to stop; it's the purest interference between you and the bike.
Cyclist | Now available in the UK: State Bicycle Co. Undefeated II Black Prism review
State Bicycle Co. - makers of the slickly produced Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, with Pros and of fixed gear, single speed, city, and off-road bikes - has just released its Black Prism edition Undefeated II frame for sale in the UK. It’s an update to the Undefeated - a track-inspired frame with aero tubing and a race geometry that was popular with track riders and commuters.
Bicycling Magazine | The State Keansburg Is the Best-Looking $570 Bike We’ve Ever Tested
A few years ago, when Detroit-based bike maker Shinola was just getting going and making a ton of really cool things, they released the Runwell bike. It was (and still is) a modern version of the French newsboy porteur bikes, with just the right amount of historical accuracy, practicality, and modern hipness to make it rise to the top of almost everyone’s most-wanted list. But the damn thing costs $2,950.State’s Keansburg is that bike, but at a price newsies might have actually afforded. It’s the best-looking $570 bike I’ve ever seen. It has a sweet vintage look, durable parts, a built-in front rack, and smooth ride that’s great for urban riding, commuting, or cruising along the beach.
The Radavist | Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros: Toms Skujins
In Episode 7, the Riding Fixed Up Mountains with Pros team met up with Toms Skujins only one week after his 2018 cycling season, which saw a King of the Mountains Jersey in Tour of California and the Tour De France, a national TT championship (Latvia), and multiple stages won around the world. They chat with Toms about his homeland Latvia, living in Colorado, bike racing, and of course his love of potatoes.
Bike Rumor | State Bicycle Co. goes big with custom bikes for NBA’s Phoenix Suns
State Bicycle Co. is known for their fun collaborations with bastions of pop culture. One of the very few bike companies (maybe only?) to have officially licensed tie ins with the Simpsons, State also made waves with their custom SPD Yeezys. After setting up Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker with a bike for cruising around town earlier in 2018, Booker had the idea of giving the whole team a special Christmas present…
The Coolector | State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label v2 in Peach
For those of us that like cycling and want a trusty steed for day to day urban adventures, State Bicycle Co should always be one of your first ports of call when looking for a new ride, not least because they regularly release awesome new offerings to be enjoyed. The latest to have caught our eye is the State Bicycle Co 6061 Black Label V2 Bike in Peach that is a muted looking, top performing bike that will definitely tick the right boxes for anyone after a cool new bike in 2019.
Bicycling Magazine | The 101 Best Products We Tested in 2018
This sweet steel ’cross bike is simple and speedy. A perfect no-fuss bike for commuting or extra-painful 'cross racing.
Bicycling Magazine | The 14 Best Cheap Bikes For Every Kind of Ride
Over the past 12 months, Bicycling’s Test Team have reviewed and evaluated dozens of cheap bikes to find the best current options—models that offer real performance, a safe ride for the intended use, and a quality riding experience. Not every bike we’ve tried has delivered, but we’ve been on a lot of great rides that cost less than $500.
Gear Patrol | The Best Bicycles and Cycling Gear of 2018
As 2018 slowly spins its wheels away from us, we take a deep look back at all the gear caught our eye in 2018. We look at everything from custom-made bikes, to eBay finds to indoor cycling shoes that’ll make all the difference in your training. Whether you prefer road riding or mountain biking, there’s something here for you. Check out the latest and greatest in jerseys, tools, bibs and more.
Bikeistan | Last Minute Cycling Gifts For Laggers
Anyone’s eyes would light up at the sight of a bike in their holiday gift pile. Any model from State’s Core Line of affordable and stylish single speed bicycles would make a memorable gift sure to make a star of the giver.
Bicycling Magazine | The State Warhawk Is a $579 Bike You Can Ride Anywhere
Stand and push hard into the pedals on the State Warhawk. One revolution, then two, and three. And then BAM before you even begin to breathe heavy you’re on top of the gear and cruising.The simplicity of this singlespeed is a big part of its appeal. The Warhawk is a hot-looking, low-fuss bike that in the right situation (which is a wider band of options than you might expect) is a really sweet ride. And the low price makes it even more attractive.
Bike Radar | Fixies are dumb, but I love them — Jack's Hill Climb Fixie - Modifying a State Bicycle Co Undefeated for Hill Climbing
Over the past year, my State Undefeated has spent its life as a fixed gear TT wagon, a flat-bar street-skidin’ machine and now, it’s had the weight-weenie treatment and will be my choice for the remainder of the 2018 hill climb season.
Gear Minded | A Gift For Every Type Of Cyclist In Your Life
“What gift do I get for a cyclist?” Well, these lists highlight essentials for anyone that rides on two wheels — guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any cyclist on your list. Finding a unique gift for a cyclist shouldn’t be hard. And we are here to make sure of it. Let the giving begin!
Bike Rumor | State will be seen on Halloween with Green Zombie Fixie, new Black Label Kit Basics
State Bicycle builds many no-nonsense city riding fixies & single speeds, and every so often drops a limited edition. To get in the spirit of the season – and add a bit more visibility this fall – the latest special run their top Black Label alloy fixed gear bike comes in Zombie Green. And to outfit you in style, State has also reworked their premium Black Label clothing line to create simple, solid color basic kit that won’t break the bank.
The Coolector | State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label V2 Zombie Green Bike
When it comes to delivering stand out steeds that are built to last the test of time, one of our first ports of call here at Coolector HQ is invariably that of State Bicycle Co and this is confirmed by the fact that they so consistently release awesome new offerings onto the market. The latest to have caught our eye (for obvious and vibrant reasons) is the stunning State Bicycle Co 6061 Black Label V2 Zombie Green Bike which really does turn heads with both its aesthetics and performance capabilities.
Gear Minded | The Rylee, From State Bicycle Company
Blending Timeless Charm with Modern City Bike PerformanceThe Rylee is the epitome of timeless old-world style and modern utility. Every design element captures the style that makes vintage road bikes so cherished, while bringing maximum utility and unrivaled comfort– the unmistakable State Bicycle Co. treatment.
Bicycling Magazine | The Best Bikes for College Students
Life is way too short to waste time looking for parking on campus this year. That’s why you should take a bike to college with you. Bikes are not only an awesome way to get around, but also an easy way to stay in shape. Chat with friends or make new ones as you roll along the bike path to class. Hop on your bike and head into town for a coffee or a late-night snack. Your bike is your ticket to freedom and fun. Plus it can save you some money compared to owning a car, money you can use for books or beer.
Bike Rumor | Cruise Campus in Style with Classically-Styled, Geared State Rylee Townie
State Bicycle Co’s new Rylee is as much a timeless classic, as it is a simple modern city bike. Working off a vintage bike aesthetic, this new townie cruiser mixes a simple step-through steel frame and lugged fork with a modern drivetrain and racks.