Contender II - Silver (Retired)
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Contender II - Silver (Retired)
The long-awaited Version II of a best seller

Premiere components start with a bold silver 520 Chromoly steel frame, Carbon fiber fork, and SRAM100 track crank. The Contender II makes for a road-dominating cruiser and the perfect canvas for any rider entering the competitive world of fixed gear/single-speed track racing.
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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: 

  • Frame: Reynolds 520 Double-Butted Chromoly Steel
  • Fork: Essor USA  Carbon Fiber w/ aluminium steer tube
  • Crank: SRAM S100 Track Crank w/ Truvativ Powerspline bottom bracket
  • Headset: FSA Orbit
  • Wheelset:  43mm deep-v style wheels w/ smooth, sealed bearing hub
  • Saddle: Premium aerodynamic race saddle
  • Size:  6 frames to fit any height from 4'10 to 6'6 (55cm pictured)
  • Brakes:  Includes front & rear brakes
  • Pedals:  Includes alloy pedal w/ toe cages

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    RETURNS & Exchanges: State Bicycle Co. proudly offers FREE RETURNS & 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. 

    • 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.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
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    M.B.
    Amazing ride!

    I love this bike! It’s super responsive and quick and a great overall ride. I average 17 mph when cruising around and have topped out at 30 on a downhill stretch. Consider purchasing a different seat if you’re expecting being in the saddle longer then 20 minutes as the default one is not comfortable.

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    K.N.
    Contender 2 -Silver

    Painting includes an air bubble.

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    E.
    Excellent bike, my first ever fixie.

    This is my first experience of a fixie after owning both mountain and road bikes. Always thought they sounded like a laugh and I can confirm they are. This bike has proper, racy geometry and accelerates like a bat outta hell. The steering is precise and predictable and it looks insanely cool. After changing the pedals I found that it's also nice and stiff whilst the steel frame absorbs road buzz and makes for a surprisingly comfy ride, even on 23C tyres. I found the gearing slightly tall for me, down to the fact I live in 'The Five Valleys', so I will change this in the future.

    However you will notice I have not rated this 5 stars, here is why:

    I would class my self as an experienced rider who is very knowledgeable on the subject of bikes and so I decided to assemble the bike my self, upon delivery. This all went according to plan but a few months later I felt a grinding in the headset. I opened it up to find that when the headset was assembled, they failed to grease the bearings at all! I'd like to reiterate that the headset, including the forks were fully assembled after delivery, therefore this happened though no fault of my own. Fortunately the quality of the bearings means that they are now feeling nice and smooth with the addition of grease.

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    E.P.
    Contender II

    Overall I have been loving this bicycle. It's smooth and quick, comfortable and aggressive. The frame is awesome, which is I'm guessing what you're really paying for. Some of the other components are not as satisfactory. First thing, I've ridden only about 500-800 miles more or less, but I've noticed some creaking from the bottom bracket. I'm not a professional or hardcore rider, but even when I pedal hard there is a creak and it feels as though when I pedal-brake or skid, it does it again. I think the cartridge type bb is not great for hard riding and skidding. Will swap it and the crankset out at a later date. The only other thing is that I've noticed while working on the bike that there appears to be something (dirt bits maybe) that is inside the walls of the rim, so when I turn the rear wheel I can hear it falling around. I have yet to remove the tire to see if it's stuff that will just fall out or not. Doesn't affect riding, just a bit noisy. All in all, I love this bicycle and I love to ride, so it's been an absolute pleasure!

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    D.W.
    Everything was fine with the

    Everything was fine with the bike but activating the warranty was way too complicated and expensive- the required professional bike build plus the impossible to find serial number makes it seem like you are hoping people don't bother.

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    T.D.
    Great commuter bike!

    I purchased this bike in Dec 16 and I rode it almost all winter (live in the Mid-Atlantic). All I can say is this bike it AMAZING! This was my first bike since grade school and I love it! I ride this bike everywhere and I get compliments and double takes at least on a weekly basis. The bike itself is very light and manueverable which is great for commuting and climbing some hills. Briefly addressing other comments, yes, the rim brakes will wear a silver ring on the braking surface of your wheel but how could anyone realistically expect anything different That is such a minor issue to me. The paint on the top tube did get scratched by the rear brake line but again, simply a cosmetic issue. The only thing to note is the size guide might not exactly be accurate (at least for me). I am a short guy (5'6") and about 29" inseam and I got the 52 based on the guide. I can stand over the bike but just barely. If I could do it again I would probably have purchased the 49 but not a huge deal, mostly my fault. The bottom line, I would recommend this bike to anyone who 1) doesn't mind paying for the higher quality fram and fork (the ride quality is great) and 2) wants a good looking, lightweight commuter bike. I have no experience racing so I can't really comment on the bike from that perspective. I would like to see the option of lo-pro wheels just because they're lighter.

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    T.D.
    Great commuter bike!

    I purchased this bike in Dec 16 and I rode it almost all winter (live in the Mid-Atlantic). All I can say is this bike it AMAZING! This was my first bike since grade school and I love it! I ride this bike everywhere and I get compliments and double takes at least on a weekly basis. The bike itself is very light and manueverable which is great for commuting and climbing some hills. Briefly addressing other comments; yes, the rim brakes will wear a silver ring on the braking surface of your wheel but how could anyone realistically expect anything different? That is such a minor issue to me. The paint on the top tube did get scratched by the rear brake line but again, simply a cosmetic issue. The only thing to note is the size guide might not exactly be accurate (at least for me). I am a short guy (5'6") and about 29" inseam and I got the 52 based on the guide. I can stand over the bike but just barely. If I could do it again I would probably have purchased the 49 but not a huge deal, mostly my fault. The bottom line, I would recommend this bike to anyone who 1) doesn't mind paying for the higher quality fram and fork (the ride quality is great) and 2) wants a good looking, lightweight commuter bike. I have no experience racing so I can't really comment on the bike from that perspective. I would like to see the option of lo-pro wheels just because they're lighter.

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    T.
    Pretty sweet.

    I have been riding fixed for quite a while now (coming up to 4 years) and it has turned into quite a passion of mine, bike messaging has been my dream job and i am quite frankly in love, I have a custom build, and its quite a beast, I bought this to try it out and I must say I am very impressed! Its sleek design is subtle yet stylish enough for all you fakengers out there! It 'flows' very well and feels very nice on top of the bike. Its a perfect canvas (as said in the description of the bike) for people looking to get into the more serious side of fixed gear riding. Overall a faultless bike, has space to upgrade so you can really work on it, perfect for those looking to transition into alleycat racing or bike messaging.

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    M.
    Freakin Awesome!

    Turning Heads all day! I've had the previous Contender model it was great but "butted" frames is the way to go superlite & the details of the new paint job is so sexy the metallic silver paint is on point!!! SBC did it again!