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State Bicycle Co. x Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker (27.5
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Austin W. (Toledo, US)
Dream bike!!

The beefed up cruiser I always imagined, thanks!!

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Robert South (Vinemont, US)
Klunkers for the win!

I bought one of each Grateful Dead edition Klunkers. Not a bad bike for the price, but as a collector/rider of BMX cruisers, I did make a few changes out of the box. Since there was little to no technical specifications about these bikes, I had to do a lot of assuming on what parts these bikes came with. I'm here to save you some time as I will let you know that these are all loose ball bearings, not one sealed bearing on the bike. The pedals are small cheaper plastic pedals, so that was swapped right away. New headsets are on the way with sealed bearings for ease of maintenance. I'm going to replace the Euro bottom bracket with a sealed set too. From my spare parts laying around, I have also replaced the seat post, stem, and handlebars. Why? Well, I'm not a fan of a straight seat post and seat guts. The bars do not have the modern bmx cross hatching, but the older straight line style. I'm sure this is no big deal for the typical customer, but I have been riding bikes for too long and would rather upgrade than have issues down the road if I decide to do something "stupid" like jump the bike or ride it like one of my BMX bikes. These were bought because my girlfriend is not a fan of hand brakes, but can easily be converted down the road. I gave five stars as most people would be happy with these bikes, I'm just a little more picky than most.

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Robert Schorr (Macon, US)
Sweet Ride

Beautiful fun to ride bike. Immediately took it on a group ride and was only shown up by someone who showed up on an internally geared Stingray

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Timothy Cook (Peoria, US)
I’m “Grateful” for this klunker

This Grateful Dead klunker from State Bicycle has very quickly become my favorite go-to bike in my stable. I get so many compliments on it and the geometry is spot on for me. Love it! Keep up the great work State Bicycle. Can’t wait to see what other colab s will be coming in the future

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rick richardson (Phoenix, US)
Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker is super cool and great for Truckin'

State Bike has been a great supporter of the Kyrene Foundation and this year they donated the Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker as an auction item for the Night for Kyrene event. Thank you State Bike, I know this will raise a ton of money for the Kid's, Families and Teacher of the Kyrene Community.

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Joe Phillips (Emeryville, US)
communication was on point

The customer service was on point, bike was shipped out quickly and arrived in great shape.

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Chris Boucher (Jersey City, US)
Grateful Dead klunker

Definitely a very cool bike, ultimate around town cruiser

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John Floyd (Durango, US)

State Bicycle Co. x Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker (27.5")

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John Brace (Denver, US)
Grateful for this bike!

Handles great, fun to ride. The only thing I would change would be a bigger chain ring.

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John (Spring, US)
Low quality

Paint is extremely low China quality. Drops and high and low spots and the lightning bolts are cheap white decals not paint. And they were applied terribly.

This is my 4th and last State bicycle since 2015. The quality on these bikes has gone downhill and I’m very disappointed. The shipping box situation is a total JOKE also. My bike arrived half hanging out of the box.

State Bicycle Co. x Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker (27.5")
Limited Edition Collaboration

Both State Bicycle Co. and Grateful Dead have built their respective followings around awareness, self-expression, and freedom. Now, these two brands announce a collaboration to offer a full line of bicycles, cycling apparel, and accessories. Each piece is adorned with the most treasured symbols associated with the Dead: the Dancing Bears and the 13 point Lightning Bolt.

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The Klunker. What is it? A beautiful, retro-inspired, mash-up of: part beach cruiser, part mountain bike, and part BMX. The perfect “DGAF” bike, for neighborhood cruises, trips to the corner store, and walking the dog….OR… if you’re feeling audacious, mount up and rip a trail.

The SBC Klunker has the durable wheels, frame, and handlebars of a BMX bike, with ground-eating mountain bike tires, so mount up and rip a trail if you are feeling audacious. It is the ultimate all-purpose bicycle. Think of all the advantages:

  • Simplicity. No gears to shift. No derailleurs or cables to adjust and maintain.
  • 27.5” wheels for easy rolling and 2.3” WTB knobby tires for durability and traction.
  • The Klunker has a coaster brake. Nothing could be simpler, more durable, and maintenance-free.
  • The Klunker has a comfortable, upright seating position.
  • The Klunker is provided with flat pedals. Ride with any shoes, even sandals.
  • Order your Klunker with optional LED lights, pedal straps, water bottle cage, and bike lock. The bottle opener is standard!

All these features make the Klunker a practical commuter bike. But the SBC Klunker is downright cool and turns heads. It is totally awesome and minimalist at the same time!

The State Bicycle Klunker is built to take a beating and look good while doing it. It will never let you down. The Klunker will deliver more smiles per mile than any other bike. It’s the most bike and fun you can buy for under $500.00.

Details:

  • Sized for riders 5'5" to 6'3"
  • Frame: Durable Steel Frame & Fork w/ 5 Year Warranty
  • Handlebars: BMX Style V-bar with 7" rise, 30” extra-wide with Vans Grips
  • Wheels: Extra Durable 36h BMX Style Rim w/ 2.3" WTB Mountain Bike Tires
  • Saddle: Retro-style Leatherette Comfort Saddle
  • Gear: 42t Crank with 22t Coaster Style Cog for cruising
  • Brakes: Coaster Brake - Just Pedal Backwards
  • Pedals: Flat MTB Style Platform Pedals 
  • Extras: Bottle Opener Included 

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RETURNS & Exchanges: State Bicycle Co. proudly offers FREE RETURNS for EXCHANGES - please see details of our Return Policy here.

SHIPPING:  Most in-stock items ship within 1 business day! Tracking information is provided upon shipment. Learn more about our Shipping Policy

WARRANTY: 
5-year Warranty on all bicycle frames
1-year Warranty non-consumable parts
2-year Warranty on Essor USA products

    Warranty activated only after you submit proof of professional assembly.


    SUPPORT:  
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 29 reviews
    90%
    (26)
    10%
    (3)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    A
    Austin W. (Toledo, US)
    Dream bike!!

    The beefed up cruiser I always imagined, thanks!!

    R
    Robert South (Vinemont, US)
    Klunkers for the win!

    I bought one of each Grateful Dead edition Klunkers. Not a bad bike for the price, but as a collector/rider of BMX cruisers, I did make a few changes out of the box. Since there was little to no technical specifications about these bikes, I had to do a lot of assuming on what parts these bikes came with. I'm here to save you some time as I will let you know that these are all loose ball bearings, not one sealed bearing on the bike. The pedals are small cheaper plastic pedals, so that was swapped right away. New headsets are on the way with sealed bearings for ease of maintenance. I'm going to replace the Euro bottom bracket with a sealed set too. From my spare parts laying around, I have also replaced the seat post, stem, and handlebars. Why? Well, I'm not a fan of a straight seat post and seat guts. The bars do not have the modern bmx cross hatching, but the older straight line style. I'm sure this is no big deal for the typical customer, but I have been riding bikes for too long and would rather upgrade than have issues down the road if I decide to do something "stupid" like jump the bike or ride it like one of my BMX bikes. These were bought because my girlfriend is not a fan of hand brakes, but can easily be converted down the road. I gave five stars as most people would be happy with these bikes, I'm just a little more picky than most.

    R
    Robert Schorr (Macon, US)
    Sweet Ride

    Beautiful fun to ride bike. Immediately took it on a group ride and was only shown up by someone who showed up on an internally geared Stingray

    T
    Timothy Cook (Peoria, US)
    I’m “Grateful” for this klunker

    This Grateful Dead klunker from State Bicycle has very quickly become my favorite go-to bike in my stable. I get so many compliments on it and the geometry is spot on for me. Love it! Keep up the great work State Bicycle. Can’t wait to see what other colab s will be coming in the future

    r
    rick richardson (Phoenix, US)
    Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker is super cool and great for Truckin'

    State Bike has been a great supporter of the Kyrene Foundation and this year they donated the Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker as an auction item for the Night for Kyrene event. Thank you State Bike, I know this will raise a ton of money for the Kid's, Families and Teacher of the Kyrene Community.

    J
    Joe Phillips (Emeryville, US)
    communication was on point

    The customer service was on point, bike was shipped out quickly and arrived in great shape.

    C
    Chris Boucher (Jersey City, US)
    Grateful Dead klunker

    Definitely a very cool bike, ultimate around town cruiser

    J
    John Floyd (Durango, US)

    State Bicycle Co. x Grateful Dead - Lightning Bolt Klunker (27.5")

    J
    John Brace (Denver, US)
    Grateful for this bike!

    Handles great, fun to ride. The only thing I would change would be a bigger chain ring.

    J
    John (Spring, US)
    Low quality

    Paint is extremely low China quality. Drops and high and low spots and the lightning bolts are cheap white decals not paint. And they were applied terribly.

    This is my 4th and last State bicycle since 2015. The quality on these bikes has gone downhill and I’m very disappointed. The shipping box situation is a total JOKE also. My bike arrived half hanging out of the box.