State Bicycle Company has always been well known for their single speed bikes. The new State All-Road is the companies first departure from the single speed niche with their new Off-Road Division. And at first glace, this bike looks very capable. Both the frame and fork are 4130 Chromoly steel and with the ability to fit either 700x38mm or 650x48mm this ride has been designed to “take you as far and wide as your spirit adventure can go.” Here is my review of the State All-Road do-it-all machine.
States first geared ride comes with a 1×11 drivetrain, State branded 42t chainring and a moderatly wide 11-42t cassette fits the bill. Both of the available 700c and 650b wheels are State branded and come with either Panaracer Gravel Kings or Panaracer Gravel King SK, respectively. You also have the option to purchase both wheelsets for an additional $349.99. Hubs are sealed bearing with thru axles running 12×100 on the front and 12×142 for the rear. Promax flat mount calipers and 6 bolt rotors help slow it down.
4 saddle options! Yeah, you get 4 saddle options so your bum is bound to be comfortable on one of them. Personally I’d go with the tried and true Brooks B17 option, a $109.99 additional cost that would be well worth it.
You’ve also got more mounting points than your ever gonna need. Four-pack mounts on the fork, front and rear rack mounts, two standard bottle mounts, and eyelets for fenders. Though it may not come kitted with the best componets, this bike makes for a perfect bike for those that will be looking to upgrade as parts wear out. Does n really equal 1 now?