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Deluxe Pulsar SS 29er Mountain Bike
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ASSEMBLY: Ships 90% assembled. We strongly encourage having your bike professionally assembled.
WARRANTY: Warranty activated when you submit proof of professional assembly.
I wanted to start mountain biking but I'm also a bit of a minimalist... so this single speed was a great simple starter bike.
Haven't been able to ride bike due to weather, but it came together easy and all parts fit as expected. Good mix of quality parts for the price. Only complaint is that the wheels were not fully trued, and needed further thinkering. Riding around the block it felt as light and nimble as my old 26" freeride hardtail. Can't wait to take it to the trails!
I was hesitant to get this bike as State is pretty new to the offroad scene and I could not find a lot first hand reviews out there in the mountain bike world. After all my research though, this bike seemed to be a great value with the given components and a sturdy frame I could trust. When I received it (very prompt shipping), the bike went together with no issues. It seems to be as agile as my old 26er but can tackle obstacles with much less effort. Great geometry, great ride, looks great, and seems well built. This bike is not getting enough recognition out there. Very impressed with the bang for the buck on this. As a single speed mountain biker looking for a steel 29er, this bike is just a perfect fit for me. I love it. If you are on the fence like I was, pull the trigger. You wont regret it.
Great trail bike. High quality components, super solid frame. I'm planning on throwing the conversion kit on soon, as the gearing is just too low for me even after swapping out a smaller rear cog. I'm excited to crank it up on the flats! Big shout out to the folks at State Bicycle for outstanding customer service. Everyone has been exceptionally helpful with all my questions about conversion kits, sizing, etc.
This bike has been amazing so far! The geometry is spot on for the type of riding I do. Mostly single track with some rocky downhill sections and technical climbs. I was a little worried that the frame would not be quite as lively as some other steel frames I have ridden, but I can say now that my worries were unfounded. As far as the actual components, some of them did not match the description on the website. That's not a bad thing though. I'm not sure why, but instead of no name hubs and sx19 rims it actually came with Novatec hubs and WTB STp i19 Tubeless Ready rims! I did have to replace two spokes on the front wheel. It was a little out of true and upon closer inspection the front rim was over tensioned. In backing them off, two spokes snapped. A trip to the bike shop and $3.50 later, I re tensioned and trued the wheel and I was off riding. I also had to remove the bash guard, as it interfered with the thicker single speed chain. I think it would have worked fine with a 10 speed chain. One other bit of info that I was not able to find anywhere else was the weight. Mine came in at exactly 30lbs with no bash guard and Crank Brothers Candy 2 pedals. Overall excellent bike!! I hope SBC stays in the off road game.
Bike Frame and front suspension is the best part. Have had some issues with the brakes, chain, and wheel being aligned perfectly. Also, the rear wheel broke within a week, I was putting the bike through the ringer. Strong bike that should last for years.
I bought my deluxe pulsar to have a MTB for Israel. I work in the foreign service, so I wanted a bike I could ride SS, or if I felt lazy I could slap on the geared conversion kit. I have done two 15K (9mile) SS rides with some friends who were on geared MTBs through some nice low/medium level forests/hills. The Deluxe Pulsar compensated for my lack of MTB experience, as I haven't ridden one in nearly 16 years. I ride a fixed bike daily, but climbing mountains is a little different ride. The 29x2.3 Vigilante's and the Solo Air ate up a lot of rocks and holes and so forth. The rigid tail is actually surprisingly comfortable and I didn't feel like I would lose some important anatomy parts. The rigid tail also helped on the climbs as I lost less power than my friends. I actually out-climbed my buddies as they would go down to their granny gears while I cranked ahead.
On flat stretches though, I got ate up, I don't mind though, I just put-putted my way along until I could catch them on an uphill. Overall a great bike. I feel like I would waste a $3K+ bike, while about $1,300 feels about right for how much I will ride it.