As a long-time cylist, I have worn bib shorts from most of the major brands. The State Bicycle Company Black Label Bibs are right there with the best as far as initial quality and fit. I am 6’2” 165 and a medium fits great. The pad is comfortable and seems like it will last. The fabric is solid but still seems to breathe. I plan to use these for mostly XC Mtb and gravel riding and I don’t have any concerns about them holding up. I really like that the Black Label line has one color (black) bibs that can mix and match with different color jerseys. It allows you to mix things up, still look great.
Loving the quality! Very well made and the fit is superb. It fits a little tighter than u usually like and I could have exchanged no problem at all. But the material feels so good I’m actually living the snug fit! Long sleeves help me brave the michigan winter!
The bike is great! I have about 20 mile on it so far and it has performed perfectly.
State customer support is excellent!
Very impressed with the quality and cool looks of the bike. Bought as a gift for my son. He loves it.
This kit seems pretty high quality! Jersey and bibs fit super well and are definitely "race fit" My only criticism is that after a few rides wearing the kit I noticed the bibs have a hole in them. I'm fairly certain these arrived this way. I've had a few QC issues with state bicycle in the past and am not surprised to be honest. Other than that the kit is solid
After doing the research looking for a single speed gravel/cyclocross bike that was both affordable and easily upgraded, I decided to go with the State Bicycle Thunderbird. I spent my money on this bike and these are my observations.
The bike came ridiculously fast, 2 days from Phoenix to Denver! It was a straightforward build, it came well packed and there were no issues putting it together. While assembling the bike I noticed there was some paint chipping off near the rear dropouts, but that was luckily the horrifically colored pink which I planned on painting anyway.
The components are decent middle of the road quality. I purchased the size 55cm, it came with 40cm bars and 170mm cranks which are too small for that size bike. I swapped them out for 44cm wide bars and 175mm cranks. The bottom bracket is high enough, there is no reason to go with such short cranks. The seat looks nice and seems to fit my butt, I realize that is subjective though.
The bike isn't light, but isn't a tank either. A few things that would drop some weight: A good quality tubeless wheel set (with lighter folding tires), better quality crank set, swap the BB5’s for BB7’s (more adjustable, sealed from the elements and lighter), swapping out the 1/8" chain for for a 3/32" and a carbon post would improve ride quality and drop some weight.
I now have almost 200 miles on my Tbird and the bottom line is when asked the question "would you buy it again?" and the answer is yes, I would buy it again.
(Should be a 4.5 star review)
Industry standard 135mm rear & 100mm quick release wheel spacing
Lightweight aluminum frame & carbon fiber fork
Eccentric bottom bracket for chain tensioning
Good quality Ritchey Logic components
Sram/Avid brakes & levers
More than 1 water bottle mount
Heavy non-tubeless, no-name rims laced to low end Joytech/Novatec hubs
Narrow 40cm bars on the size large frame
Short 170mm and heavy no name crank set
Obnoxious color choices
For reference I am using colony fantastic plastic pedals and ride brakeless fixes gear. Honestly there really isn't anything bad I can say about the straps. They're very expensive, but are better by far than any other strap I've used so I guess you get what you pay for. The straps setup easily and very secure with precise adjustment, and the extra strap material was easily ziptied inside of the pedals where the straps pass through. After setup they haven't moved at all after a month of riding and sliding the rear wheel constantly. The straps are very firm so they always stay open allowing your foot to slide in every time without the strap collapsing and you having to reach down and reopen it which is probably the worst thing ever. Overall I'm very happy with the product and am happy I chose them over any other pedal straps.
I'm thoroughly pleased with the new Core-Line I purchased! Also I was shocked at how fast it arrived. Never had an issue with the time of shipment. Definitely would recommend State Bicycle to everyone.
Stylish look and a good fit if you size up. Bibs are comfortable and have a thick chamois. Jersey has a silky feel. Can’t go wrong!
We have a lot of rail to trail’s and single tracks it’s done well on all accounts. It arrived in good shape no scratches or damage Some minor adjustments on the brakes and I was good to go
Since I’ve received this shirt, I’ve worn it twice. I don’t wear long sleeve shirts very often or even at all but when I saw the new line of long sleeve shirts, I new I had to have at least one of them. Arrived like most shirts do in the post. I ordered an XL because I’m 6’5” and have long arms. Worked out perfect. The shirt fits perfect, the sleeves aren’t to long and aren’t to short, the material isn’t extremely thick so you’re not overheating wearing it all day, and the design is so sick! The font used is very retro! I like it a lot!
Since I’ve received this shirt, I’ve worn it twice. I don’t wear long sleeve shirts very often or even at all but when I saw the new line of long sleeve shirts, I new I had to have at least one of them. Arrived like most shirts do in the post. I ordered an XL when I usually wear a L because I’m 6’5” and have long arms. Worked out perfect. The shirt fits perfect, the sleeves aren’t to long and aren’t to short, the material isn’t extremely thick so you’re not overheating wearing it all day, and the design is so sick! The font used is very retro! I like it a lot! Just make sure you order the right size!
They fit, now they smell , but they match my jersey, no complaints here. Long live The Simpsons. Huge fan of the collabs.
Fast shipping and quick to assemble. The bike is super fast and fun to ride, well worth it!
Neat bike. Looks great...in my garage. :/
Come on rain > how ‘bout a break.
Can’t wait to scour the city.
Excellent bibs at a great price. Quality seems even better than on previous bibs I have purchased. Fit is perfect.