Hey bike is good but didn’t have a chance to register warranty due to lack of bike repair Personnel availability re: covid. Had to build it myself. Hope y’all are safe over there in Arizona. Don’t forget to not vote for Donald Trump in 2020 because he’s a child.
Got this bike for my girlfriend and she loves it so far. However, I noticed that the frame is missing bottle cage bosses on the seat tube...I suppose it's not a huge deal but...what the hell State?
I unpackaged this bike and instantly understood what King Arthur felt when he unsheathed Excalibur from the stone. When I saddled up this beast power rushed through my body from my handlebar mustache to my cuffed jeans. I signed a deal with devil and threw away the brakes that came in the box. When I did so a sleeve tattoo appeared on my arm, I think I leveled up to a new type of hipster.
Purchased two bikes during quarantine. Being stuck in a tiny Los Angeles studio apartment for hours upon end can take its toll on a relationship. Especially during a lock down. Now me and my significant other ride an average of 20 miles daily, in opposite directions. Riding these bikes gives us our much needed time apart and gives us a little break from each other. Sometimes I even say I get “lost” just to get that extra alone time. Shipping was fast and assembly was simple with some basic tools.
I bought this bike because I wanted something solid and reliable for a decent price. What I go was way more than I could have imagined! I have owned this bike for a year now and have over 3,400 miles on it. From commuting, to workout rides, to doing my first century. If you are looking at getting into single speed/fixed riding or just want a solid set up to get you back and forth, this monster will do it with a smile on its face for a price that fits with ANY BUDGET! I can't say enough about how much I love this thing. You will not be sorry, the only regret you will have is that you didn't buy two. ***I have updated the front fork, wheels, and cranks over the past year, but don't let that be a deterrent. Those upgrades were WANTS, not NEEDS***
If you’re looking at this bike, chances are you know what you want: an entry level fixed gear bicycle that will work. Out of the box, this bike will perform just fine for the casual city cruiser or the eager weekend warrior. The (mostly) no-name components seem plenty capable of regular use for years to come. The wheels are a bit hefty (cartridge bearings are a nice touch) and will probably require regular truing, the drivetrain is smooth and quiet enough, the saddle will work, the frame is just as flexy, yet smooth as you’d expect from this steel, and the thing just looks damn good. I have chosen to replace/upgrade some of the components, not out of necessity, but simply because I enjoy wrenching on and nerding out on my bikes. I weighed many options in this price range and I’m glad I landed on this particular cycle. Be it a commuter, a project bike, or just an entry into the world of fixies, I’m sure you will not be disappointed. Pull the trigger. Get this neat, affordable bike. Be happy.
I just got this bike and have been whippin' around the streets of Grand Rapids, MI and I gotta tell ya, she handles like a dream. It's super light and fast, agile and responsive, and very sexy. Ever since buying this bike, I have gotten 12 girlfriends each week, made LOTS more money, and the instant I ride by a homeless person in the city, they become not homeless. I'm pretty sure all of this ties back to the bike, It changed my life, it could change yours too. Love State, love the bike, the price and service have been amazing. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go save more homeless people and cure all diseases known to man -all with my bike.
I got this for my wife for Mother’s Day. She left me the next day for Jamaican guy she works with and now I’m losing my house and maybe even my children!! Good thing I’ve got this basket cuz I’ll need it when I need to get grocery’s for just myself after they repossess my car since I can no longer afford payments. On the plus side it is pretty heavy so maybe I can tie it to my leg and jump off a bridge....
I probably have low standards. This is the first time I've purchased a new bike that wasn't a Wal-mart or Academy special, and my last bike was a hand-me-down from my brother-in-law who is shorter than me. I had the seat on that thing set as high as it would go and my knees were still half bent at the end of each down stroke. Anyways, I probably have low standards.
When that other bike was stolen off my back porch (no thanks to my dog Sydney, the friendliest guard dog ever), I decided to actually give some thought to the kind of bike I wanted. I didn't want anything too expensive. I didn't want anything too complicated. And I didn't want something I would regret riding to work everyday.
This bike does all of that and more. It's a joy to ride. I feel good riding it, and for someone who hasn't done much riding, that's about the best thing I can ask for.
I guess my main complaint is that because I'm fat, anytime I'm riding against the wind I feel like the world is trying to kill me. But that's not really a complaint about the bike. So there you go.
After my wife saw and rode my core line Perplexing Purple she had to have one as well. Thanks for making a top of the line product and keeping it in budget 👍❤🚲.
Ok, I don't know much about bikes, this was my first bike purchase that doesn't have a motor in it in over 10 years. My good friend buys bike from State and he sent me the link and said "buy this bike right now".....so I did. And....the bike is awesome. That said, upon arrival I took the bike to the local bike shop and paid to get it built and get tubeless tires. My first "official" ride, aka ride that wasn't from the bike shop back to my apt, I was bombing down pch trying to keep up with my friend when out of nowhere my left crank shaft came flying off. Definitely didn't see that coming! My friend had enough tools to "MacGyver" the crank shaft back on however it came flying off again as I got close to home. I did the walk of shame with the bike to said bike shop and they fixed the crank shaft and did a full once over on the bike and since then no issues. So....other than completely losing a crank shaft on my first ride this bike has been awesome and I look forward to more adventures with it.
I’ve ridden this bike about 75 miles now and I am very happy with it. I am mainly a mountain biker, so I picked this up to ride roads and light singletrack. I opted for both wheel sizes and I am happy I did. It is absolutely worth it.
The bike handles very well. It is stable at speed on the road, and it does great off-road as well. I have not had any issues with toe overlap in the slow speed stuff. The 650b wheels are very confidence inspiring in the dirt and sand washes. The 700c wheels do well on the road and on dirt paths.
The group set is better than I expected. It shifts smooth and the brakes work just fine. I have not yet dropped a chain and I’ve ridden some pretty rough trails (for this type of bike at least). The derailleur is still cheap though and moves a lot even with the “clutch” spring fully tightened. Nevertheless chain retention is great so I can’t complain. My other bikes have SRAM and shimano drivetrains. Those are certainly better, but this was a lot closer in performance than I expected.
I also need to talk about weight. It is heavy. I haven’t weighed it, but it is a beast of a bike. It feels comparable to my aluminum hardtail. Alas, I am not a weight weenie and you shouldn’t be either. It feels like it will survive the apocalypse though. I’m 6’3” and 190#. I’ve broken several frames and other parts in my day but I don’t think I could harm this frame in any way if I tried.
My only real gripe is the wheels. I can’t get them set up tubeless to save my life. I’ve set up numerous wheels in the past but this has eluded me. I am about to give up and run tubes because I can’t stop the leaking from the valve stem.
Overall this bike is great. For the price, you can’t beat it. Just stop being a pansy about the weight and a snob about the components and ride it.
I like the bike but if I don't pay extra for assembly I don't get a warranty?
when I ordered my fixie from state I was excited. I was also looking forward to the add-ons that I had selected such as a lock, flat tire bundle, and water bottle rack, none of which came with my package. When I contacted state to rectify this issue they said they would send me an email to follow up which never came. I left multiple messages detailing this problem and none of these have been responded to. The bike is great, but Im still waiting for them to give my the rest of my order.
By now everyone knows these things sold out quick. I was fortunate to be in the market and was looking at another brand for an allroad/gravel solution when I stumbled across this beaut via a YT channel... It checked off everything for me, especially when it comes to thinking long-term and global (I have plans on riding this overseas): steel frame (comfy, compliant, and easily repairable), ALL the adventure nipples (bags and bottles oh my), mechanical disc brakes (shut up, they're easier to service and far easier to source parts in 3rd world locales), thru axles (!), Sens.. I mean STATE 1x11 drivetrain, and then the 650b and 700c wheelset option sealed the deal for me. I've since put about 560 miles on it and have had zero issues. Obviously swap out the pedals and the saddle, but otherwise she's ready to go right out the box.
*Im a SBC rider but Im also a bike snob who owns many other bike brands*
This bike is the best all-around bike I’ve ever owned- It 100% earned its name as an “All-Road” as it truly performs well on any surface. I put 2000 miles of pavement on this bike and ALWAYS picked it over my carbon road bike when I was doing intervals because it just made them much more fun. This bike is wildly fast on paved roads, so much that the 40mm tire penalty compared to a road bike is almost non existent. I bring up its impression on the road because that is almost impossible to find on a gravel bike and you’ll find that very important on long grueling mixed surface adventures.
NOW to the gravel, which is where the bike shows it’s full personality: The geometry is well balanced to be both “race ready” while also having enough head tube length to make you confident and comfortable on the toughest trails. The geo alone sold me on the bike, but the components and build quality rounded it out to compete with high level $3k+ gravel bikes. State has always been good at competing on a budget, but this bike just kills it at that.
Again, I feel this bike earned its name as an All-Road and would recommend this to anyone torn on whether they need a gravel bike or not. You’ll find yourself saving money as you won’t need to look any further for a race-ready adventure bike!
I'm 63 years young and grew up riding bikes with coaster brakes,. I ride it every day and every time I do it brings a smile to my face.!
The piece itself is nice. Could've weighted it or added a flat spot so it doesn't roll. Would also be much handier for the weed smokin rider if the other plug was a container for the bud. For version 2.0 next year!
Out of the box the Black Label v2 is a beautiful looking bike. Clean paint job, low-key branding and unified design. Very impressed. The build was easy too. Everything needed was in the box and it was all carefully and thoughtfully packaged for shipping.
As other reviewers have noted, the stock tires are garbage, narrow and cheap. The tan sidewalls look great, but not even racers are riding 700x23c tires anymore. They really detract from the overall impression and are an immediate, necessary upgrade as nothing about them feels useful. Lots of other things can be upgraded when ordering, the tires should be an option too. Or just make a reasonably sized tire standard. Additionally, and this is a small quibble because most people will probably ride this bike without brakes, but if you're going to make brakes available, include cable guides on the frame. Having to tape or zip tie the rear cable to the frame ruins the aesthetic and again, detracts from the overall, finished impression.
Finally, the front wheel needed truing and tensioning. It had all types of hops in it and the spokes were incredibly loose. Not a problem if you're having a shop build it but because it's an online order, lots of people might choose to assemble the bike themselves and getting the wheels tensioned and true is a big ask.
First few ride impressions are positive once I put some decent tires on the wheels. The bike is comfortable, confident and nimble. Really enjoying it and happy with my purchase. Would definitely but again and recommend.
It's a simple and very nice bike!
But it was stolen today.
I am going to buy a new bike again.
This bike is so fast and fun, I want to make it my full time road bike and do the dirt climb after the no drop group ride. I can ride it anywhere but it eats single track for breakfast. Ultimate gravel bike for a price unmatched. Seriously thinking of getting the 4130 all road and set it up as a mtb.
Looks way better in person, has a well-balanced geometry. The 55cm fits me like a glove even though the sizing chart says I should be the next size up (im 5’ 11) so that is something to consider.
The bike arrived with a damaged fork. When they sent a replacement, it was the wrong size. Ended up having to replace the entire bike because it was too large despite their sizing chart. Same thing happened with the bike we purchased for my husband. The fork came completely damaged. Customer service was helpful and they sent out replacements quickly.. just wish their quality control was better for bikes that cost over $400.