Bike Rumor | State Bicycle Co. adds gears, vintage style, & hits sub-$550 price with new 4130 Road
State Bicycle Co. is breaking new ground beyond the single speed, offering their first geared road bike. Simply called the 4130, the new bike features a steel frame (duh), along with a vintage look and downtube shifters. Using a 1×8 drivetrain, State is aiming to offer maximum value at the lowest possible price, for the times when a single speed just won’t cut it.
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Ever since the Earth formed four and a half billion years ago, life on this planet has been a constant cycle of tearing down and rebuilding. Whether it’s an asteroid taking out the dinosaurs, the Visigoths sacking Rome, or the punks stripping 1970s rock of its excesses and indulgences, an agent of change, a counterculture, always comes around to topple the great and powerful. It’s just the natural order of things.
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At $300, the State Core-Line embodies many of the best aspects of the fixed-gear ethos. It’s cheap, yet it comes from a real bike company, not a retail behemoth, and you can easily order one online if you’re 100 miles from a bike shop.
Bike Radar | State Bicycle Co. shifts into gears with the 4310 Road
Arizona based State Bicycles Co has been making great looking singlespeed roadies since 2009, and now the brand has added seven extra gears to its latest release. The 4130 Road bike is its first geared bike, and it brings classic styling and a few modern touches too.
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Promising review: "This is a nice affordable single speed bike! I bought this bike mainly for short commutes and leisurely rides. I have had many steel framed single speeds and fixed gear bikes over the years, and out of the box this is my favorite so far. On every other reasonably priced/mid range single speed I've had, I ended up having to replace the stock tubes and tires among other things, to make it actually ride-able. This was not the case here. Also, the 4130 line is MUCH lighter than comparably priced single speeds I've had from various manufacturers."
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The 4130 Road model from State Bicycle Co. is perfect for the casual rider, and it comes at a magical price that almost anyone can afford. Still, you’re getting a bike that’s more efficient, stylish, and sleek than a hybrid, and you’ll be road-ready with a simple 8-speed drivetrain and tire clearance up to 32 mm. The unique colorways and double-butted 4130 Chromoly steel frames make this an everyman’s classic.
Flat-Out Magazine | State Bicycle 4130 Road: Cheats on the fixie and flirts with gears
Making the switch from your standard Gumtree-bought mountain bike to the much quicker, practical and, lets face it, stylish road bike, can often be a confusing and costly experience.State Bicycle has created the perfect, cut-price two-wheeler in the 4130 Road, which looks to minimise both of these factors, giving the first time buyer the perfect amount of sleekness, vintage style, ride-ability and most importantly value.
biketoday.news | State Bicycle Co. Releases Retro Geared Road Bike
State Bicycle Co. (United States) - State Bicycle Co introduces their first geared road bike, the 4130 Road. Paying homage to the look of classic road bikes with the clean lines and colorways State is known for the 4130 Road adds in massive versatility for all kinds of drop-bar riders with a simple-yet-effective 8-speed drivetrain and clearance for 25-32mm wide tires.
bikebiz | State Bicycle Co. releases geared road bike
State Bicycle Co has introduced its first geared road bike, the 4130 Road.“Paying homage to the look of classic road bikes with the clean lines and colourways State is known for, the 4130 Road adds in massive versatility for all kinds of drop-bar riders with a simple-yet-effective eight-speed drivetrain and clearance for 25-32mm wide tyres,” said a statement.
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This stateside bicycle manufacturer has caught our eye of late. With timeless designs enhanced by modern engineering and detailing, none of their models are better than the 4130 Road. It’s built on the brand’s signature double-butted 4130 Chromoly frame, boasts a highly-responsive classic 8-speed down tube shifting — and comes in a classic red, white and blue design.
Capo Velo | State Bicycle Co. Launches its First Geared Bicycle Called the “4130 Road”
State Bicycle Co has launched its first geared bicycle called the 4130 Road, paying homage to the classic road bike with clean lines and distinctive colorways the American brand has become known for.“The 4130 Road adds in massive versatility for all kinds of drop-bar riders with a simple-yet-effective 8-speed drivetrain and clearance for 25-32mm wide tires,” says State Bicycle Co.
Bicycle Retailer | State Bicycle finds a new gear: Its first geared road bike
State Bicycle Company has classically shifted focus with its latest creation. The 4130 Road is the fixed-gear company's first geared road bike, featuring a 1x8 drivetrain controlled with a classic downtube shifter. With a 44-tooth chainring combined with a 11-28t cassette, the bike's purpose is commuting and light recreational use. "We wanted to offer a product for those who love the brand and look but need something with gears for their commute, and we think we definitely achieved that," said State Bicycle co-founder Mehdi Farsi.
Gear Patrol | If You’re Looking for an Affordable Bike For Your Commute, This Is It
State Bicycles just released its first geared bike, the 4130 Road, perfect for your commute to work. If you were thinking about buying a new bike to start commuting, this bike is it. At $550, it’s affordable, and at just under 23 pounds, it’s light enough to lug into elevators and up staircases. The vintage-inspired accent paint in black, white and red is flashy enough to stand out amongst a sea of more staid rides, but low key enough that you can slip through the city.
The Coolector | State Bicycle Co. 4130 Road Bike
Finding an affordable bike that manages to meet your performance expectations is something that is often easier said than done but we might just have found the ideal candidate for this in the shape of the great looking State Bicycle Co 4130 Road Bike. This eye-catching contraption is effortlessly cool from an aesthetic point of view, doesn’t cost the earth and will deliver the sort of performance you demand out on the asphalt.
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…
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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.
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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.
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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…