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The bike is very light for the steel frame and handles like a dream on the road. The down tube gear shift is very responsive and smooth, although you do need to be careful you don’t get your fingers stuck in the wheel. Frame design and build are impeccable - you can tell that SBC put a lot of love into this bike! It’s a joy to ride and I’m absolutely hooked! For the price, you couldn’t ask for a better bike!
Nice looking bike, rides smooth
Bike received promptly; lovely build and ride.
I've only been able to take it for one short ride so far.
First off, I love the road feel, really evokes my circa-1985 Somec.
(My child was concerned about the "weird" placement of the shift lever. I assured him I was quite comfortable with it!)
A modest problem - as I was pumping the tires up for the first time, the tube burst, and the tire jumped the rim. First time that's happened to me.
I expect this was due to the tube being caught under the bead.
I've waited a solid month to post this review. This bike is brilliant - it works well for daily commuting and is comfortable for long rides. I've ridden this daily to work and it handles all road conditions like a boss. It's super light and really responsive. I've also taken it on two 10 mile rides and didn't have any issues, it's comfortable for long rides. If I had one knock it's the paint scheme order - I have the Americana and the bottom is all white so I need to wipe it down regularly to keep it nice and shiny. The downtube shifter is easy to use, just be careful you don't reach too far and stick your fingers into your wheel. I would absolutely recommend this bike (and State in general) to anyone looking for a bike.
Introducing the State Bicycle Co. 4130 Road Bike. Built on the double butted 4130 Chromoly frames that the company was founded on, this stunning machine pays homage to classic road bikes with plenty of modern qualities. Distinct to the 4130 Road is a highly-responsive classic 8-speed down tube shifting. The bike sports a fully CNC machined crank with 44t chainring with an 11-28 cassette, giving a versatile range to any rider in the city. While keeping classic styling, up-to-date features like a 1 1/8" threadless stem and light-weight wide rims capable of handling 32c clearance. State Bicycle Co. paid attention to every detail in our first geared-road bike offering, with special ornamentation on the brake levers, hubs, brake pad holders, saddle and more. The frame accommodates both front and rear racks. This bike is the perfect commuter for anyone who loves the clean, timeless aesthetic offered by State Bicycle Co. but needs the gears to help with a hilly commute.
SIZE: 5 Frame Sizes to fit any Rider Height from 155cm to 198cm (Size 55cm Pictured)
*(Weights Taken Using a Size 55cm Frame)
NOTICE: **Please note this bicycle ships from the United Kingdom, and thus the brakes are routing per typical UK Guidelines (Right Side - Front Brake / Left Side- Rear Brake). Additional bar tape will be made available upon request if your purchase requires reversal of the brakes.
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