State Bicycle Co. announced the Undefeated Road, their second geared bike. It’s State’s first true performance offering for road, using modern shifting and braking systems – plus two build levels to accommodate different needs.
State Bicycle Co. Undefeated Road aluminum bike
Although State Bicycle Co. is better known for their fixed gear and commuter bikes, they started to dip their toes into geared bikes last year. However, the offering was aimed as a budget or retro-styled steel bike, and not truly intended for racing or performance riding. The new Undefeated Road opts for a lighter aluminum frame, full carbon fork, and much more modernized build overall.
The frame is made of 7005 double-butted aluminum, with oversize tubes (including a tapered head tube). The frameset is quoted at 4 lb, 10 oz (55cm size), including fork and headset. Maximum tire clearance is listed at 28mm.
SRAM Apex 1 Build
The Apex 1 build ($1,299, 18lb, 8 oz) opts for simplified 1x gearing for beginners, at the expense of tighter race-oriented gear ratios. Top-end speed will be somewhat limited, with a 46×11 top gear.
The bike opts for rim brakes to keep cost and maintenance down. We expect braking performance to be more than acceptable, as the wheel spec (Mavic) is known for great braking surfaces.
Full build specs and geometry are available in the chart above.
SRAM Force AXS Build
A Force AXS wireless build ($2,899, 18 lb, 1 oz) offers a higher-end option with multiple gearing choices.
A 12-speed, 10-33 cassette comes standard, but you can choose between a single 46t chainring (without a front derailleur), or 48/35t double.
Braking comes courtesy of SRAM Force rim calipers and DT Swiss P1800 wheels.
The Undefeated Road is available immediately, and includes a five-year frame and fork warranty for the original owner. A frameset option is also available for $649.