State Bicycle Review: Are they Worth the Hype?

State Bicycle Co. was founded by three cycling addicts from Arizona in 2009 with the aim of producing good quality fixed gear bikes at an affordable price. 

Over the last few years, State has become incredibly popular amoung bicycle enthusiasts, especially in the fixed gear/single speed and all-road/gravel niches. They are well-known for offering high quality, affordable bikes in great styles and colors.

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State Bicycle Undefeated Black Prism

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Undefeated II Track Bike - Black Prism

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State Bicycle Elliston 3-Speed City Bike

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4130 Core-line Singlespeed - Van Damme

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4130 All-Road Bike - Pigeon Gray

State Bicycle Co. Track Bikes

Road bikes are designed to eat up the pavement, giving you the fastest and smoothest ride on city roads. But these single-gear road bikes from State are also designed to offer a high-quality track ride when you are feeling more adventurous. They should be all the bike you need from your Monday commute to your Saturday adventures.

State Bicycle 6061 Black Label Track Bike

Named for its ultra-lightweight aluminum frame, the State Bicycle Black Label gives a good ride both on road and track. The frame is incredibly light for speed, and the drivetrain feels tight, do you feel like you are getting the most out of every push. The handlebars and saddle have been very well designed for comfort in a variety of conditions.

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State Bicycle 6061 Black Label Track Bike

Named after its state-of-the-art ultra-lightweight aluminium frame, the State Bicycle Black Label is a speed machine designed to effortlessly switch between road and track for the best of both worlds.

If you are thinking about upgrading anything, it will probably be the tires. A good ride out of the box, some new tires could transform it into something magnificent. This is a natural progression from an entry-level fixed gear bike if you are looking to get a bit more out of your riding. There is a great range of colors to choose from, but sadly does not come with a water bottle cage – why? Who knows?

State Bike Black Label

  • Price: approx. $650
  • Frame: double-butted, TIG-welded 6061 aluminium with tapered head tube
  • Fork: Essor USA full carbon fork and steer tube
  • Wheels: mid-profile
  • Flip-Flop Hub: sealed, low-flange
  • Crank: CNC’d 144 BCD
  • Gear Ratio: 48x16
  • Head Set: FSA No. 42/ACB integrated and sealed
  • Handlebars: compact drop bar or wide riser bars with van grips
  • Stem: Oversized 31.8mm
  • Brakes: front and rear
  • Pedals: alloy from Wellgo with toe cages
  • Seat Post: 27.2mm
  • Saddle: premium aerodynamic race saddle
  • Size: 6 sizes for riders from 4’10” to 6’6”
  • Weight: 17 lbs 11 oz with riser bars of 17 lbs 14 oz with compact drop bars

State Bicycle Undefeated II Track Bike

The original Undefeated from State Bicycle was a good machine, but this second generation Undefeated improves on it. The frame is very light, allowing for a fast and fun ride. This is beefed up with an aerodynamic Essor Aerodash track crank and Deda handlebars that offer a stiff frame for a powerful ride. The Michelin Dynamic Sport tires give great grip in all weather. This is a good quality bike for the price tag.

State Bicycle Undefeated Black Prism

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State Bicycle Undefeated II Track Bike

The State Bicycle Undefeated II is a superior race-ready single speed track bike with the frame made from 7005 Grade aluminium. The bike comes stock with the aerodynamic Essor Aerodash Track Crank, Deda Handlebars, and Michelin Tires.

State Bike Undefeated II

  • Price: approx. $1,000
  • Frame: 7005 grade double-butted aluminium
  • Fork: Essor USA full carbon fork and steer tube
  • Wheels: Essor EDA bolt when set
  • Flip-Flop Hub: sealed, low-flange
  • Tires: Michelin dynamic sports
  • Crank: Essor USA Aerodash 170mm 7075 CNC chainring
  • Gear Ratio: 48x16
  • Head Set: FSA No. 42/ACB integrated and sealed
  • Handlebars: Deda RHM02 31.8mm track drops
  • Stem: 3D forged 90mm ext
  • Brakes: front and rear
  • Pedals: not included
  • Seat Post: oversized 31.6mm
  • Saddle: microfiber
  • Size: 6 sizes for riders from 5’0” to 6’6”
  • Weight: 16 lbs 16 oz without brakes and pedals

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State Bicycle Co. Single Speed and Fixed Gear Bikes

You could be forgiven for wondering what differentiates a fixed gear track bike from a fixie. The difference is that track bikes really are optimized for riding in a velodrome and therefore offer a very sensitive ride. A standard fixie is more for the street. Also, quite often, fixies come with a flip-flop hub with a freewheel, so riders can decide whether they want to ride fixed gear or single speed.

State Bicycle offers two lines of products in the single speed/fixie niche.

One is the State Bicycle Core-Line sold at $299+, and the other is the State Bicycle 4130 Core-Line sold at $459+.

State also has other single speed bikes, such as the State Bicycle Elliston, Azure City Bikes (featured under the 'city bikes' category below),  State Pigeon BMX (featured under the 'BMX' category below), and State Klunker (featured under the 'city bikes' category below).

State Bicycle 4130 Core-Line ($459+)

The State 4130 Core-Line probably offers one of the smoothest and fastest rides that you can expect from a fixie for under $1,000, and it costs about half that. It is one of the most popular bikes that they sell, not just because of the price tag. It is also highly customizable, so you can have your bike the way you like it. The double-butted 4130 Chromoly steel frame is incredibly durable while being incredibly light, while managing to absorb bumps on the road.

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State Bicycle 4130 Core-Line - Van Damme

Confuse the competition with this head-turning colorway. The latest models from our 4130 Fixed Gear and Single Speed line have been completely redesigned to include internal cable routing, seat stay rack mounts, and subtle branding.

State Bike Core Line 4130

  • Price: approx. $500
  • Frame: double-butted 4130-grade Chromoly steel
  • Drop Outs: die-cast dropouts with internal chain tensioners
  • Wheels: choose Lo-Pro wheels or 40mm deep V style wheels, both sealed with bearing hubs
  • Flip-Flop Hub: fixed gear or single speed
  • Gear Ratio: 46x16
  • Handlebars: Bullhorn, Drop, Riser or Pursuit
  • Brakes: front and rear
  • Pedals: alloy from Wellgo
  • Saddle: synthetic leather with steel rails
  • Size: 6 sizes for riders from 4’10” to 6’6”
  • Weight: 20 lbs 1 oz with Lo-Pro wheels, 21 lbs 12 oz with 40 mm deep V style wheels

State Bicycle Core-Line ($299+)

If you are looking for something a bit cheaper, then the cheaper State Core Line @$299 is a good option. It uses all the excellent design features that we see with the standard Core-Line, but with slightly lower-quality material to keep the price down. This is ideal for casual riders who do not need an ultra-performance bike, and for anyone who can’t leave a pricier bike outside their workplace.

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State Bicycle Core-Line - Pigeon

Let the Pigeon carry you wherever you explore. Built on a durable steel frame in a high-gloss asphalt gray finish with all black components and just a touch of red, The Pigeon is tough, versatile and sharp-looking, all under $300.

State Bike Core Line 299

  • Price: approx. $300
  • Frame: durable steel
  • Wheels: 40mm deep V style
  • Flip-Flop Hub: fixed gear or single speed
  • Gear Ratio: 44x16
  • Pedals: platform
  • Handle Bars: risen bars with van grips 25.44mm clamp size
  • Brakes: front and rear 22.2mm clamp size
  • Size: extra small 46cm, small 50cm, medium 54cm, large 58cm
  • Weight: 24.5 lbs (medium)

State Bicycle Co. Off-road Bikes

This is a beefier bike than the track of the fixie, giving you everything you need to take on treacherous CX courses and nasty gravel terrain on the weekends, but is still viable to use for your weekly commute.

State Bicycle 4130 All-Road Bike ($849+)

The State Bicycle 4130 All-road bike is a game-changing steel all-road retailing at just $800. It launched in mid-2020 and has been extremely popular ever since.

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State Bicycle 4130 All-Road Bike

The all-new State Bicycle 4130 All-Road offers the benefits of advanced-gravel technology at an accessible price.

An extremely versatile and capable bike, the 4130 All-road comes with 2 wheel options (650b and 700c), and you can choose 'both' for $389 more.

The 4130 All-road is offered in 2 colors: the Sonoran Tan and the Pigeon Grey.

State Bicycle 6061 Black Label All-Road Bike ($1399+)

Launched a couple of months after the 4130 All-road, the 6061 All-Road is a lighter, aluminum version of the steel all-road.

The 6061 All-Road is offered in 2 colors: Deep Pacific and Dark Woodland.

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State Bicycle 6061 Black Label All-Road Bike

The 6061 Black Label All-Road offers a race-ready gravel machine at an accessible price. Featuring a rugged 6061 aluminum frame w/ lightweight carbon fiber fork w/ plenty, the choice wheels (thru-axle): 700c with “slick” tires or 650b with knobby tires, an 11speed drive-train, and disc-brakes.

State Bicycle Warhawk Gravel/CX Bike (Discontinued)

If you are looking for something at the lower end of the price scale, then the Warhawk is a great choice. The design is attractive but low fuss and works well as a stripped down racer. You will find that you are taking a lot of speed into corners, but get excellent traction in dry conditions from the Kenda Small Block 8 tires. The good quality Cantilever breaks and strong 4130 Chromoly steel frame means that it also won’t rattle you on poorly maintained city streets.

State Bike Warhawk Gravel

  • Price: approx. $600
  • Frame: 4130 Chromoly steel
  • Fork: 4130 Chromoly steel
  • Wheels: 30mm deep CX
  • Tires: Kenda small block 8 (35c) or tubeless compatible WTB Riddler (37c)
  • Handlebars: Zoom drop bars
  • Brakes: front and rear Cantilever
  • Seat Post: zoom alloy

State Bicycle Thunderbird Gravel/CX Bike (Discontinued)

The State Bike Thunderbird Gravel is light, has agile maneuvering, a 6061 aluminium frameset that can put up with a lot of punishment, plus serious stopping power. The frame can also be converted to accept gears. The Thunderbird also manages a level of cool with exclusive paint and graphics from designer Johnny Hsu.

State Bike Thunderbird Gravel

  • Price: approx. $1,000
  • Frame: 6061 aluminium
  • Fork: carbon fiber
  • Brakes: Avid bb5 disk brakes
  • Bottom Bracket: Eccentric
  • Cockpit: Ritchey components (stem, handlebars, seat posts)
  • Levers: SRAM S500
  • Tires: Kenda small block 8 (35c)
  • Design: custom graphics by Johnny Hsu

State Bicycle Co. City Bikes

While State specialize in fixed gear bikes that work both for the commute and the more adventurous ride, they also have a more stylish City range for those looking for something cool for easy riding around town. The range blends modern utility with the old-world sophistication of Dutch-style likes.

State Bicycle Elliston City Bike ($389+)

The State Bicycle Elliston is a thoughtfully designed modern take on the Dutch style city bike. Comes with commuter-friendly features such as fenders and chain guards. The 'Deluxe' models come with a rear pannier rack, a front porteur rack, and a bell.

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State Bicycle Elliston 3-speed City Bike

The State Elliston 3 Speed is a thoughtfully designed, modern take on a classic style. Comes with commuter-minded features such as fenders, a chain guard, a riveted leatherette saddle and retro-inspired metal pedals.

You can choose between one and three speeds, and it comes with Mustache handlebars, Coaster brakes, and an affixed bottle opener.

State Bicycle Azure City Bike ($389+)

The Azure is a Dutch style step through bike and comes in the color 'Azure'. Similar to the Elliston, the Azure comes with commuter-friendly features such as fenders and chain guards and the 'Deluxe' model comes with rear pannier rack, a front porteur rack and a bell.

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State Bicycle Azure Deluxe 3-Speed City Bike

The Azure Deluxe Comes with bonus features like a matching-rear pannier rack, front basket, and bell. Dutch/European inspired with a State Bicycle Co. flare. Perfect campus bicycle, daily commuter, or weekend errand runner.

You can choose between one and three speeds, and it comes with Mustache handlebars and coaster brakes.

State Bicycle Klunker ($399+)

A cross between a gravel bike, a cruiser bike and a mountain bike, the State Bicycle Klunker comes with 27.5" wheels that are clad in 2.3" wide WTB Vigilante tires, a steel frame, a 30” extra-wide V-bar with 7" rise and Vans Grips. It is ideal for a trip to the farmers market or for cycling to meet friends for a drink.

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State Bicycle Klunker Bike

A beautiful, retro-inspired, mash-up of: part beach cruiser, part mountain bike, and part BMX. The perfect “DGAF” bike, for neighborhood cruises, trips to the corner store, and walking the dog….OR… if you’re feeling audacious, mount up and rip a trail.

State Bicycle Review: Are they good?

State Bicycle Co. is more than just a bike retailer. They host weekly rides across the country, organize alley cat bike races, sponsor talented riders and partner with cycling advocacy groups. Buying a State bike can be like joining a community.

The one warning before buying a State bike is that their warranty is only valid if the bike is professionally assembled. Think about taking your new ride down to the local bike store for assembly to make the most of their 5-year warranty on the frame and 1-2 year warranty on selected parts.

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