Known for their affordable fixed gears, city bikes, and recently, their geared Undefeated road bikes, State Bicycle Co. seems to know how to squeeze the most performance out of every dollar. So when it came time to venture into the all-road/gravel segment of the market, it seems they not only focused on the 4130 chromoly steel frame, but the components as well. In order to produce their most capable bike yet at an amazing price point, they needed a build kit that wouldn’t skimp on performance. So they came up with their own.
All-Road 1×11 complete drivetrain group
Yes, State Bicycle Co. now offers their own complete 1×11 drivetrain. Included with the complete All-Road build, you’ll also be able to buy this kit for just $349.
That includes a 1x crank in your choice of 165, 170, or 175mm lengths with a 42t narrow-wide chainring. The cranks use a standard 110 BCD so you can swap out the rings for something else, but State also will sell their All-Road 1 chainrings in 38, 40, 42, and 44t. The All-Road 1 crankset is a two piece design with a hollow axle and 68mm threaded bottom bracket with a claimed weight of 839g for the crank and 105g for the BB. You can buy the crank for $149.99 outside of the group with a 42t chainring and bottom bracket included. Chainrings will sell for $27.99 each.
For now, it seems the only way to get their 1×11 drop bar levers, derailleur, and cassette is to purchase the complete group or to buy a complete bike. Simply calling it the All-Road 1 drivetrain, it includes an 11-42t cassette and an 11 speed YBN chain. It appears that the cassette uses a standard Shimano HG splined freehub which is offered on the State wheelsets (yes, they have those too – in 650b or 700c). State does not specify what company may be manufacturing the drivetrain for them, so it will be interesting to see how well it shifts. But at these prices, it looks very appealing.
Included in the complete build or drivetrain kit is a pair of Promax DSK-300R flat mount mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors.
All-Road flared dropbars
Rounding out the State branded build kit is an All-Road 1 handlebar that are sold in a single width – 420mm at the top, and 500mm wide at the drops. The aluminum bars use a 31.8mm clamping surface and check in at 429g and just $29.99.
The All-Road Saddle adds a bit of cushion and weighs a claimed 328g. It can be purchased for $34.99.
Tubeless Compatible All-Road Wheels
Need a wheelset? State has you covered there as well with their tubeless compatible All-Road set in 650b or 700c. These both include 28h double walled aluminum rims with a 19mm internal width/24mm external width, and 11 speed, 6 bolt hubs with 12 x 100 and 12 x 142mm axle spacing to match up with the All-Road frame.
4130 All-Road Complete
Add it all together and you’ll end up with what appears to be a very capable bike at just $799. Yes, that’s the price for the complete build with all of the parts listed above (and tubeless ready Panaracer Gravel King tires!).
The 4130 steel frame is offered in Pigeon Gray or Desert Tan colors, and includes a matching steel fork – both with clearance for 700c x 45mm or 650b x 50mm tires. Quite a few braze -ons are included to mount racks, fenders, bottle cages, and cargo options, and cable routing is kept simple with full external routing guided through bolt-on clamps along the downtube. While the frame and fork both include 12mm thru axles and flat mount brakes, the steerer and headtube stick with 1 1/8″, and the bottom bracket is a BSA threaded 68mm shell.
State is selling the All-Road with your choice of 700c or 650b tubeless compatible wheels. The 700c option includes the tubeless ready 38mm Panaracer Gravel King tire, while the 650b option rolls on tubeless ready 1.9″ Panaracer Gravelking SK rubber. Can’t decide which size you want to run? Why not both? State offers a dual wheelset package for an additional $349. That includes not just an additional wheelset, but also another set of rotors, tires, tubes, and a cassette so you can quickly swap back and forth.
Sold in four sizes, you can pick up the frameset for $369.99 if you already have your own parts.
For less than the price of many wheelsets, State Bicycle Co. has somehow managed to put together a complete All-Road/gravel bike that looks more than capable. For those riders curious about this whole gravel thing, it certainly won’t be the lightest bike out there at 25lbs 4oz – 26lbs 9oz, but it looks like a great platform to start with. Check out the full spec list here. The bike is backed by State’s 5 year warranty, and the bike and components are available now.
A word from State Bicycle Co. on current affairs
For the past few months, we have seen skyrocketing demand for our uniquely value-focused bicycles, and have worked hard to provide an affordable option to riders seeking a new bike.
With our presales consistently selling out and our inboxes full of requests for information on when we’ll have bikes to buy, we feel it is not in the interest of our riding communities to hold back from offering our 4130 All-Road model for sale. Individuals are searching for bikes to buy, and we are also working to support our dealer network as they in turn are hustling to meet demand.
We serve many new and aspirational riders and recognize that bicycles are tools for transportation as well as physical and mental fitness, and our mission is to support the cycling community. Right now, part of that support is getting more bikes into the hands of riders who want them.
At the same time, we’ve been reflecting on what do do in light of recent events. We listened to what our community members are doing, and are using our platform to amplify their voices. We are supporting the #25MilesForJustice campaign started by Garnett Whitmire (@crit.whit) asking riders to log 25 miles in memory of George Floyd and donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Supporting our community can take multiple forms, and for us, it always comes back to the bicycle. We will continue working to represent the diversity within the cycling community and using our space to lift voices other than our own.
-Medhi Farsi, Co-Founder