City Bike - The Elliston (Single-Speed)
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Based on 36 reviews
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(17)
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J
J.R.
Nice bike

Love the design. All the critical components are very solid. Good wheels, shifters, internal hub, bottom bracket, handlebar assembly, etc. It's not a featherlight, but doesn't pretend to be. A really good solid city bike. Just two suggestions/caveats: 1) The seat looks pretty in the photo but is hard as ****. Really uncomfortable unless you have an iron rear... and if you do I don't want to hear about it. Plan to replace it ASAP. 2) It could maybe be more clearly noted on the web that the bike will require assembly by a bike shop after delivery. Maybe this was obvious to other customers, but I missed it and would have been out on the road a few days earlier if I had known to plan for it. These are minor. This is a really nice bike, well-equipped and -built for the price, and riding it is a blast.

S
S.W.
A fine way to practice real estate.

I bought this bike to launch my new business as a real estate agent who does home tours by bike here in Portland, Or and I wanted a bike other than my racer bikes and wanted something classy looking as I tour my clients around town and the Elliston was the perfect fit. I can load it up when needed or head out as is and it will always look good! As I grow "Your Home by Bike", I might get to the point of buying additional Elliston's for my out of town clients since they are super easy and comfortable to pedal around.

G
G.D.
Office Bike Purchase

The office is loving the new bike!

I
I.A.

The Elliston

J
J.B.
The product is good, but the service was exemplary.

The Elliston Deluxe is a good replacement for my stolen '68 Raleigh Record. Stylish, simple and perfect for daily commuting. It did suffer some bumps and bruises during the shipping but Carter, my customer rep, took care of everything. If he is a reflection of the company, then State Bicycle Co. is one of integrity.

S
S.C.
Gorgeous bike

I am quite a fan. So far so good, very sturdy.

D
D.D.
Replacement parts

State handled boths stiuations with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. Thank you

K
K.D.
Solid bike, but have a spoke wrench handy.

My overall customer service experience was fabulous, my order was processed promptly, shipped quickly, and arrived well-packed and undamaged. The bike is generally solid, however be aware that the frame is not what's pictured on the website. It does not have a sloping top tube, but rather a traditional straight tube, and it does not have the mounted bottle opener (which is fine since that seemed silly anyway) - instead there are traditional water bottle mounts. You will definitely need to have experience truing wheels as the rear was severely out-of-round. The front was also out-of-true, but not as badly as the rear. The front also needed some bearing adjustment as they were very tight as shipped. You'll need some wheel maintenance experience, or invest in the cost of having your LBS thoroughly check them. Also, the supplied pedals are horrid with nearly frozen bearings (they are not serviceable). I upgraded to a pair of Shimano PD-M324 and they are a tremendous improvement. Finally, I found the supplied 100mm stem a bit short for the large size 58cm frame and swapped it out for a Cinelli 1A in 120mm length. This required a shim for the 26.4mm bar mount. This purely a personal fit preference and not a knock on the bike.

All-in-all a solid bike with a really nice matte finish that will require some expert assembly and perhaps an upgrade of a component or two.

C
C.Z.
Lovely ride

I love the cruiser style and color. I didn't want to add a basket or anything else because its heavy enough as is.

R
R.P.
It's a nice bike. Too bad it arrived without any brakes

Nothing to add other than annoyance at having to buy brakes that were supposed to come with the bike

Hi Ross, We apologize if there was any confusion regarding your purchase. Our City Bike models come standard with coaster brakes. You shouldn't need to purchase hand brakes. Please contact us at info@statebicycle.com if you have any additional questions about your purchase.

City Bike - The Elliston (Single-Speed)
City Bike

Nothing more timeless than a flat-black bike with chrome accents. Mustache-bars, coaster brake, new 35c tires, and an affixed bottle opener keep it old-school on this ultra-light cruiser.
PURCHASE RISK FREE: IF YOU AREN'T 100% SATISFIED, WE'LL SEND YOU A LABEL AND EXCHANGE IT FOR FREE!
Customize your build

The Elliston is part of our re-vamped City Bike line which now feature fenders, upgraded leatherette saddle, matching lock-on grips, and larger 35c tires for an even cushier ride!

[SPECS]

  • GEARING:  Choose from 1-speed or 3-speed Shimano Nexus Internal Hub w/ Grip Shifter 
  • FRAME:  Steel 
  • FORK: Lugged Steel
  • WHEEL SET:  Chrome Spokes & Hubs
  • HANDLEBARS:  Mustache (Finely Groomed)
  • BRAKES:  Coaster Brake for Easy Stopping 
  • SADDLE:  Leatherette Saddle w/ Steel Rails
  • PEDALS:  Includes Retro Styled Metal Pedals
  • CHAIN GUARD:  Protects Your Clothing & Bike
  • BOTTLE OPENER:  Frame Mounted (Cheers!)

  

Risk-Free Purchase - State Bicycle Co. offers FREE EXCHANGES* -If this item doesn't work out, we'll send you a return label and exchange for free!

 

Click Here for Size Chart and Specs

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: Complete Bicycles will ship 90% built and require only basic tools and knowledge to complete the build. However, a fully assembled bicycle also needs to be tuned and adjusted (oftentimes with specialty tools). We strongly encourage having your bike professionally assembled to validate your warranty and to ensure a safe and lasting ride.

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.

Size Charts and Specs:  Detailed Size Charts and Specs can be found here:  Size Charts & Specs.

SUPPORT:  We pride ourselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Contact us and we'd be happy to help you out in any way we can.

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
47%
(17)
36%
(13)
11%
(4)
3%
(1)
3%
(1)
J
J.R.
Nice bike

Love the design. All the critical components are very solid. Good wheels, shifters, internal hub, bottom bracket, handlebar assembly, etc. It's not a featherlight, but doesn't pretend to be. A really good solid city bike. Just two suggestions/caveats: 1) The seat looks pretty in the photo but is hard as ****. Really uncomfortable unless you have an iron rear... and if you do I don't want to hear about it. Plan to replace it ASAP. 2) It could maybe be more clearly noted on the web that the bike will require assembly by a bike shop after delivery. Maybe this was obvious to other customers, but I missed it and would have been out on the road a few days earlier if I had known to plan for it. These are minor. This is a really nice bike, well-equipped and -built for the price, and riding it is a blast.

S
S.W.
A fine way to practice real estate.

I bought this bike to launch my new business as a real estate agent who does home tours by bike here in Portland, Or and I wanted a bike other than my racer bikes and wanted something classy looking as I tour my clients around town and the Elliston was the perfect fit. I can load it up when needed or head out as is and it will always look good! As I grow "Your Home by Bike", I might get to the point of buying additional Elliston's for my out of town clients since they are super easy and comfortable to pedal around.

G
G.D.
Office Bike Purchase

The office is loving the new bike!

I
I.A.

The Elliston

J
J.B.
The product is good, but the service was exemplary.

The Elliston Deluxe is a good replacement for my stolen '68 Raleigh Record. Stylish, simple and perfect for daily commuting. It did suffer some bumps and bruises during the shipping but Carter, my customer rep, took care of everything. If he is a reflection of the company, then State Bicycle Co. is one of integrity.

S
S.C.
Gorgeous bike

I am quite a fan. So far so good, very sturdy.

D
D.D.
Replacement parts

State handled boths stiuations with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. Thank you

K
K.D.
Solid bike, but have a spoke wrench handy.

My overall customer service experience was fabulous, my order was processed promptly, shipped quickly, and arrived well-packed and undamaged. The bike is generally solid, however be aware that the frame is not what's pictured on the website. It does not have a sloping top tube, but rather a traditional straight tube, and it does not have the mounted bottle opener (which is fine since that seemed silly anyway) - instead there are traditional water bottle mounts. You will definitely need to have experience truing wheels as the rear was severely out-of-round. The front was also out-of-true, but not as badly as the rear. The front also needed some bearing adjustment as they were very tight as shipped. You'll need some wheel maintenance experience, or invest in the cost of having your LBS thoroughly check them. Also, the supplied pedals are horrid with nearly frozen bearings (they are not serviceable). I upgraded to a pair of Shimano PD-M324 and they are a tremendous improvement. Finally, I found the supplied 100mm stem a bit short for the large size 58cm frame and swapped it out for a Cinelli 1A in 120mm length. This required a shim for the 26.4mm bar mount. This purely a personal fit preference and not a knock on the bike.

All-in-all a solid bike with a really nice matte finish that will require some expert assembly and perhaps an upgrade of a component or two.

C
C.Z.
Lovely ride

I love the cruiser style and color. I didn't want to add a basket or anything else because its heavy enough as is.

R
R.P.
It's a nice bike. Too bad it arrived without any brakes

Nothing to add other than annoyance at having to buy brakes that were supposed to come with the bike

Hi Ross, We apologize if there was any confusion regarding your purchase. Our City Bike models come standard with coaster brakes. You shouldn't need to purchase hand brakes. Please contact us at info@statebicycle.com if you have any additional questions about your purchase.