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Our second go at one of our best selling and beloved bicycle models. The Contender II sports a fresh new coat of style, Reynolds 520 Chromoly Steel frame, an Essor USA carbon fiber fork, and the same premiere components that made the original a hit. The Contender II is light weight, smooth to steer, and responsive. Upgraded parts and components include:
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: Ships 90% assembled. We strongly encourage having your bike professionally assembled.
WARRANTY: Warranty activated when you submit proof of professional assembly.
Absolutely incredible!!!! Simply love the bike!!! Certainly one that will be used and shared with a photo for all to see!!!!!
This bike is a machine. It glides smoothly and feels solid.
However, the stock saddle is a piece of shit, so I upgraded that. Also, this bike has odd geometry. I ordered a 62cm and it literally looks like a 58cm to the naked eye. Everyone at the bike shop said it looked small for a 62cm, so we measured, and it is definitely 62cm. We compared to other 62s in the shop, and they were bigger. My last bike was a 62, and it was bigger. I ended up buying a riser stem and now the fit is much better, although not like my last bike. I've only had it for a few days, so I am still deciding if I want to sell this or not.
Also, the crank fell off on my first ride! Not sure who's fault, but I wasn't even mashing that hard. Luckily I live in Manhattan where there are plenty of bike shops. Good thing I wasn't trying to skid...
Lastly, I asked for a 46:16 gear ratio, and they gave me 48:16 without notifying me. I only know because I asked the bike shop employee. I'm fine with this, but it may be problematic for others.
TL;DR: Decent bike, weird sizing, mediocre service. I was skeptical of buying online, and this is why.