Bicycling Magazine: This Is the Versatile and Affordable Drop-Bar Bike You’ve Been Waiting For

State Bicycle Co. hit a sweet spot of affordability and versatility with the 6061 Black Label All-Road, an aluminum drop-bar bike that straddles the line between rugged road bike and adventurous gravel bike. It sports a traditional aesthetic that belies a modern take on what a drop-bar bike can be. Tubes are mostly round, internal cable routing is minimal, and there isn’t a plethora of eyelet mounts. There are no claims about vertical compliance engineered into the rear stays, the 1-1/8th-inch steerer tube fits most standard stems, and the aluminum stem is refreshingly standardized, fitting handlebars with a 31.8mm clamp diameter.

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