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City Bike - The Elliston Deluxe (Single-Speed)
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Based on 69 reviews
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Sky W.
A fine way to practice real estate.

I bought this bike to launch my new business as a real estate agent who does home tours by bike here in Portland, Or and I wanted a bike other than my racer bikes and wanted something classy looking as I tour my clients around town and the Elliston was the perfect fit. I can load it up when needed or head out as is and it will always look good! As I grow "Your Home by Bike", I might get to the point of buying additional Elliston's for my out of town clients since they are super easy and comfortable to pedal around.

K
Keith D.
Solid bike, but have a spoke wrench handy.

My overall customer service experience was fabulous, my order was processed promptly, shipped quickly, and arrived well-packed and undamaged. The bike is generally solid, however be aware that the frame is not what's pictured on the website. It does not have a sloping top tube, but rather a traditional straight tube, and it does not have the mounted bottle opener (which is fine since that seemed silly anyway) - instead there are traditional water bottle mounts. You will definitely need to have experience truing wheels as the rear was severely out-of-round. The front was also out-of-true, but not as badly as the rear. The front also needed some bearing adjustment as they were very tight as shipped. You'll need some wheel maintenance experience, or invest in the cost of having your LBS thoroughly check them. Also, the supplied pedals are horrid with nearly frozen bearings (they are not serviceable). I upgraded to a pair of Shimano PD-M324 and they are a tremendous improvement. Finally, I found the supplied 100mm stem a bit short for the large size 58cm frame and swapped it out for a Cinelli 1A in 120mm length. This required a shim for the 26.4mm bar mount. This purely a personal fit preference and not a knock on the bike.

All-in-all a solid bike with a really nice matte finish that will require some expert assembly and perhaps an upgrade of a component or two.

C
Corey Gardner (New Orleans, US)
It's Ok, but the shipping method and assembly required sure leaves a bad taste

I've only ridden the bike a few miles so far, but let me say that it seems fine, about what I expected, but...
The shipping/packaging is pretty absurd. There's zero padding, sytrofoam, nothing. The box was heavily damage, and because of the lack of padding etc, the chain guard was heavily dented and mangled, the fender and other miscellaneous parts were scratched or had minor dents. Some screws or nuts were just loosely rolling around, and given the gashes in the box, I can't comprehend how they weren't lost. The back rack came installed sort of, but still required additional assembly. The chain guard had to be removed and I requested a replacement that had a label created but not shipped yet (it's been 8 days). The front wheel had to be installed, as did the stem/handlebars, which is standard, but that meant the front rack and fender had to be installed, and the installation of those, especially the front rack, was very difficult. I have all the tools, and I've worked at a bike shop but that was so tedious and miniscule that they need to re-design it or something.

Also, I don't think the bearings are all properly greased, so that's frustrating, the front wheel is definitely out of true, and the warranty is only valid if you get it assembled at a bike shop. That means you have to pay at least $100 more than likely to get your bike actually up and running, and I don't think that's very cool at all.

R
Ross Patton
It's a nice bike. Too bad it arrived without any brakes

Nothing to add other than annoyance at having to buy brakes that were supposed to come with the bike

Hi Ross, We apologize if there was any confusion regarding your purchase. Our City Bike models come standard with coaster brakes. You shouldn't need to purchase hand brakes. Please contact us at info@statebicycle.com if you have any additional questions about your purchase.

J
Jim R.
Nice bike

Love the design. All the critical components are very solid. Good wheels, shifters, internal hub, bottom bracket, handlebar assembly, etc. It's not a featherlight, but doesn't pretend to be. A really good solid city bike. Just two suggestions/caveats: 1) The seat looks pretty in the photo but is hard as ****. Really uncomfortable unless you have an iron rear... and if you do I don't want to hear about it. Plan to replace it ASAP. 2) It could maybe be more clearly noted on the web that the bike will require assembly by a bike shop after delivery. Maybe this was obvious to other customers, but I missed it and would have been out on the road a few days earlier if I had known to plan for it. These are minor. This is a really nice bike, well-equipped and -built for the price, and riding it is a blast.

J
John Bae (Chicago, US)
The product is good, but the service was exemplary.

The Elliston Deluxe is a good replacement for my stolen '68 Raleigh Record. Stylish, simple and perfect for daily commuting. It did suffer some bumps and bruises during the shipping but Carter, my customer rep, took care of everything. If he is a reflection of the company, then State Bicycle Co. is one of integrity.

G
Garrett Deiter (San Luis Obispo, US)
Office Bike Purchase

The office is loving the new bike!

S
Samuel Coleridge
Gorgeous bike

I am quite a fan. So far so good, very sturdy.

I
Iyad Alkhouri (Willowbrook, US)

The Elliston

S
Sheena H.
Lights are not free?

Well? My back hurts but in a good way. At 5 6’ I made the choice to get the tallest bike it’s crazy fun and is almost to tall for me but all in all I’m loving it Deliverey was fast! The only thing was the advertisement said free lights if you buy a lock I’m pretty sure I paid for both. But all in all smooth bike Fam

City Bike - The Elliston Deluxe (Single-Speed)
City Bike

Nothing more timeless than a flat-black bike with chrome accents. Mustache-bars, coaster brake, new 35c tires, and an affixed bottle opener keep it old-school on this ultra-light cruiser. The Deluxe Comes with a rear pannier rack, front porteur rack, and bell.

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The City Bike Line is a thoughtfully designed, modern take on a classic style. Commuter-minded features such as fenders and a chain guard not only keep you and your bike clean but also contribute to a classic, refined design that includes a riveted leatherette saddle and retro-inspired metal pedals. Providing comfort without sacrificing on style, mustache-style handlebars outfitted with lock-on leatherette grips keep you in an upright riding position as you coast through the city streets on cushy 35c tires, while a coaster brake provides worry-free stopping power.

The City Bike line provides you the ability to opt for the ultimate simplicity of a single-speed or to choose an internal 3-speed hub for more demanding routes. Deluxe versions come equipped with a bell, a rear pannier rack, and either a front basket with a beverage holder or a porteur rack depending on what your ride demands.

 

[SPECS]

  • GEARING:  Choose from 1-speed or 3-speed Shimano Nexus Internal Hub w/ Grip Shifter 
  • FRAME:  Steel 
  • WHEEL SET:  Chrome Spokes & Hubs
  • HANDLEBARS:  Mustache (Finely Groomed)
  • BRAKES:  Coaster Brake for Easy Stopping 
  • SADDLE:  Leatherette Saddle w/ Steel Rails
  • PEDALS:  Includes Retro Styled Metal Pedals
  • CHAIN GUARD:  Protects Your Clothing & Bike
  • BOTTLE OPENER:  Frame Mounted (Cheers!)

 *State Bicycle Co. 3-Speed City Bikes models may ship with either the Shimano hub and shifter pictured, or with a Strumy Archer hub and shifter depending upon availability.

 

Click Here for Size Chart and Specs

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

ASSEMBLY: Complete Bicycles will ship 90% built and require only basic tools and knowledge to complete the build. However, a fully assembled bicycle also needs to be tuned and adjusted (oftentimes with specialty tools). We strongly encourage having your bike professionally assembled to validate your warranty and to ensure a safe and lasting ride.

WARRANTY:  Warranty activated when you submit proof of professional assembly. 

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

Learn more about our Warranty Policy.

Size Charts and Specs:  Detailed Size Charts and Specs can be found here:  Size Charts & Specs.

SUPPORT:  We pride ourselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Contact us and we'd be happy to help you out in any way we can.

Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
58%
(40)
32%
(22)
7%
(5)
1%
(1)
1%
(1)
S
Sky W.
A fine way to practice real estate.

I bought this bike to launch my new business as a real estate agent who does home tours by bike here in Portland, Or and I wanted a bike other than my racer bikes and wanted something classy looking as I tour my clients around town and the Elliston was the perfect fit. I can load it up when needed or head out as is and it will always look good! As I grow "Your Home by Bike", I might get to the point of buying additional Elliston's for my out of town clients since they are super easy and comfortable to pedal around.

K
Keith D.
Solid bike, but have a spoke wrench handy.

My overall customer service experience was fabulous, my order was processed promptly, shipped quickly, and arrived well-packed and undamaged. The bike is generally solid, however be aware that the frame is not what's pictured on the website. It does not have a sloping top tube, but rather a traditional straight tube, and it does not have the mounted bottle opener (which is fine since that seemed silly anyway) - instead there are traditional water bottle mounts. You will definitely need to have experience truing wheels as the rear was severely out-of-round. The front was also out-of-true, but not as badly as the rear. The front also needed some bearing adjustment as they were very tight as shipped. You'll need some wheel maintenance experience, or invest in the cost of having your LBS thoroughly check them. Also, the supplied pedals are horrid with nearly frozen bearings (they are not serviceable). I upgraded to a pair of Shimano PD-M324 and they are a tremendous improvement. Finally, I found the supplied 100mm stem a bit short for the large size 58cm frame and swapped it out for a Cinelli 1A in 120mm length. This required a shim for the 26.4mm bar mount. This purely a personal fit preference and not a knock on the bike.

All-in-all a solid bike with a really nice matte finish that will require some expert assembly and perhaps an upgrade of a component or two.

C
Corey Gardner (New Orleans, US)
It's Ok, but the shipping method and assembly required sure leaves a bad taste

I've only ridden the bike a few miles so far, but let me say that it seems fine, about what I expected, but...
The shipping/packaging is pretty absurd. There's zero padding, sytrofoam, nothing. The box was heavily damage, and because of the lack of padding etc, the chain guard was heavily dented and mangled, the fender and other miscellaneous parts were scratched or had minor dents. Some screws or nuts were just loosely rolling around, and given the gashes in the box, I can't comprehend how they weren't lost. The back rack came installed sort of, but still required additional assembly. The chain guard had to be removed and I requested a replacement that had a label created but not shipped yet (it's been 8 days). The front wheel had to be installed, as did the stem/handlebars, which is standard, but that meant the front rack and fender had to be installed, and the installation of those, especially the front rack, was very difficult. I have all the tools, and I've worked at a bike shop but that was so tedious and miniscule that they need to re-design it or something.

Also, I don't think the bearings are all properly greased, so that's frustrating, the front wheel is definitely out of true, and the warranty is only valid if you get it assembled at a bike shop. That means you have to pay at least $100 more than likely to get your bike actually up and running, and I don't think that's very cool at all.

R
Ross Patton
It's a nice bike. Too bad it arrived without any brakes

Nothing to add other than annoyance at having to buy brakes that were supposed to come with the bike

Hi Ross, We apologize if there was any confusion regarding your purchase. Our City Bike models come standard with coaster brakes. You shouldn't need to purchase hand brakes. Please contact us at info@statebicycle.com if you have any additional questions about your purchase.

J
Jim R.
Nice bike

Love the design. All the critical components are very solid. Good wheels, shifters, internal hub, bottom bracket, handlebar assembly, etc. It's not a featherlight, but doesn't pretend to be. A really good solid city bike. Just two suggestions/caveats: 1) The seat looks pretty in the photo but is hard as ****. Really uncomfortable unless you have an iron rear... and if you do I don't want to hear about it. Plan to replace it ASAP. 2) It could maybe be more clearly noted on the web that the bike will require assembly by a bike shop after delivery. Maybe this was obvious to other customers, but I missed it and would have been out on the road a few days earlier if I had known to plan for it. These are minor. This is a really nice bike, well-equipped and -built for the price, and riding it is a blast.

J
John Bae (Chicago, US)
The product is good, but the service was exemplary.

The Elliston Deluxe is a good replacement for my stolen '68 Raleigh Record. Stylish, simple and perfect for daily commuting. It did suffer some bumps and bruises during the shipping but Carter, my customer rep, took care of everything. If he is a reflection of the company, then State Bicycle Co. is one of integrity.

G
Garrett Deiter (San Luis Obispo, US)
Office Bike Purchase

The office is loving the new bike!

S
Samuel Coleridge
Gorgeous bike

I am quite a fan. So far so good, very sturdy.

I
Iyad Alkhouri (Willowbrook, US)

The Elliston

S
Sheena H.
Lights are not free?

Well? My back hurts but in a good way. At 5 6’ I made the choice to get the tallest bike it’s crazy fun and is almost to tall for me but all in all I’m loving it Deliverey was fast! The only thing was the advertisement said free lights if you buy a lock I’m pretty sure I paid for both. But all in all smooth bike Fam