State Bicycle Co - Customer Reviews

Here's what customers are saying about State Bicycle Co.

 

 

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4130 - The Matte Black – (Fixed Gear / Single-Speed)
Andrew Mcclymont (Glendale, US)

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.

My life is in shambles!!

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....

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4130 All-Road - Sonoran Tan (650b / 700c)
Customer (El Paso, US)
Super fun bike but missing bottle bosses?!

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?

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Rigby - Core-Line
Jorge (West Covina, US)
Saved my relationship

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.

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Undefeated II - Photon Blue Edition
Sam Smith (Denver, US)
THIS BIKE WILL RUIN ALL OTHER BIKES FOR YOU

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.

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6061 Black Label v2 - Raw
Marquiz Teniente
It's a bike

I ordered a bike. It arrived. I ride it. Get one or don't, nobody cares.

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Klunker - Black & Metallic (27.5")
Chris Phillips (Austin, US)
Love this 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.!

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Pigeon - Core-Line
Jeremy (Yuma, US)
The bike that started it all

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***

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6061 Black Label v2 - Army Green
Daniel
your dreams will come true

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.

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Pigeon - Core-Line
Rosten Callarman (Abilene, US)
This is a great bike.

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.

Good not great.

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!

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Wulf - Core-Line
Jacobsen Thurman (Buffalo, US)
Solid entry level fixed

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.

Best all around bike ever

*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!

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Rigby - Core-Line
Mr. Frank (Leesburg, US)
NO TOOLS NEEDED

I was really excited when the bike arrived. It was in a box and delivered directly to my home. I cleared an area in the garage to began assembling the bike. I found the safety manual inside of a smaller box. I read up to where it suggested that the bike be professionally assembled. I stopped there and went to refill my coffee. As I’m fetching my drink I, laughed to myself, saying that I’m a professional. I’m a certified BMW, Toyota, & Volkswagen mechanic. In fact, I serviced bikes for friends and family as a hobby for several years. Anyhow, with a fresh cup of Joe I, was ready to begin the assembly. But then I couldn’t find the instructions. Okay, no problem I can figure this out. With a little help from Google and You Tube, I came to realize that the bike really needed professional assembly. That’s when my happy face turned red. So, I like the bike. It’s sturdy, light, and has sophistication. What I don’t like is the fact that nowhere during the selection or purchase, did I see anything referencing that the bike required professional assembly. So, the local bike shop charged me $150 for assembly and I had to wait 2 weeks due to their schedule. Yes, I’m a little upset about the total cost($299 plus $150) and the fact that I wasn’t advised upfront about the professional assembly requirements. Come on State, you have to be upfront about that.!

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4130 All-Road - Copper Brown (650b / 700c)
Matthew Michaud (Fort Kent, US)
Nice bike, front wheel off center

The bike appears to be built well and I am happy with the finish. One concern is the front wheel-it doesn’t sit even with the fork when installed. It spins freely (both wheels require trueing however). I’ve tried two other wheel sets that I have and neither of them sit centered within the fork which leads me to believe the dropouts of the fork are bend. Could you please get back to me on this?

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"Perplexing Purple" Frame Set - Double Butted 4130 Chromoly Steel Tubing
Darren (Kansas City, US)
My 2nd one, LOVE IT

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 👍❤🚲.

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4130 - The Matte Black – (Fixed Gear / Single-Speed)
Barros (Toronto, CA)
Poor customer service

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.

So damn good make you'll wanna buy a 4130 All-Road too!

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.

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6061 Black Label All-Road - Deep Pacific (650b / 700c)
Michael Swiatocha (Plymouth, US)
Beautiful bike but Warranty is a joke

Beware if you are a reasonably competent home bike mechanic and something goes wrong with the bike. State won’t warranty a defective tire because I assembled the bike myself. I should have bought a bike from my local shop instead of this fraudulent operation. The bike store might charge more but at least they are reputable. Terrible experience.

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Klunker - Black & Metallic (27.5")
Neil Usher (Albemarle, US)
State Klunker

Purchased the moment I saw it and haven’t looked back! Absolutely love the bike, tough enough for taking the off road route to the brewery and smooth enough for the road back home. Had an issue with a missing part but the State customer service team did not disappoint.
10/10 would buy again. Thanks State!

seven months later

okay, so I've already written a review here but now that I've had this bike for 7 months, I wanted to leave another.

this bike has genuinely changed my life. I've always loved cycling, but had never made an investment into a nice bike like this one, and I wish I'd done it sooner. before buying my 4130 All-Road, I usually declined to join adventurous rides with my friends because I couldn't keep up on a slight incline with my $60 craiglist bike. I thought I was slow and out of shape and clumsy. it turns out that all of those were true but this beautiful bike is so fun to ride that I'm now just as fast, in shape and nimble as the rest of my cycling friends. my rides were previously limited to short jaunts in a 3-mile radius around my neighborhood. now I commute to and from work and ride 25+ miles a day all over Portland just for fun.

this bike has taken me safely over chunky, sharp gravel on the Deschutes River Trail and on Oregon country back roads. it's kept me upright through slippery mud where my friends have fallen down. it's stayed neck & neck with much fancier road bikes on every hill thanks to the generous gears. it handles & feels like an extension of my own body, and there are no conditions I don't trust it in, even with 700cs on.

there are a few things I would recommend upgrading right away. getting a new chain and chainring was a simple improvement that made a huge difference for me. the handlebar tape it comes with is just fine, but putting my own on allowed me to appreciate the stock handlebars more. and most importantly, the brakes - I can't recommend new brakes enough. steep descents had my hands aching from the effort of braking until I put Juin Tech semi-hydraulic brakes on three months ago.

I could go on and on about this bike forever even though I don't know shit about bikes. I've become so much more active, so much healthier, so much happier ever since my first ride seven months ago. I wanted a bike that I could primarily ride around my city, and sometimes take on whatever dirt, gravel, or muddy trail I wanted, and this has proven time and time again to be the perfect thing. I have done things I never thought I could do and crushed PR after PR just after a few months of casual cycling. please buy this bike, especially if you're a little bit of a tenderfoot in the cycling world but want to do more and see more on two wheels. the 4130 All-Road will see you safely and exhilaratingly through any road or not-road you want to take.

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Pigeon - Core-Line
Kevin (Denver, US)
Good bike odd policies

I like the bike but if I don't pay extra for assembly I don't get a warranty?

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4130 All-Road - Pigeon Gray (650b / 700c)
Derek Pratt (Phoenix, US)
Great bike at a great price

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.

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4130 All-Road - Flat Bar - Cupertino Pearl (650b / 700c)
Andrew M (Reno, US)
So much fun

This bike is an absolute blast. Capable on every surface and super comfortable geometry. Is it the lightest/fastest bike? No. But it’s also not trying to be. Go spend 5k on a carbon bike if that’s what you want ya fuckin nerd.

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Ghoul - Core-Line
YUICHI SUZUKI (Queens, US)
stolen

It's a simple and very nice bike!
But it was stolen today.

I am going to buy a new bike again.