The Gentlemen's Journal | Editor’s Picks
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…
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!