Making the switch from your standard Gumtree-bought mountain bike to the much quicker, practical and, lets face it, stylish road bike, can often be a confusing and costly experience.
State Bicycle has created the perfect, cut-price two-wheeler in the 4130 Road, which looks to minimise both of these factors, giving the first time buyer the perfect amount of sleekness, vintage style, ride-ability and most importantly value.
The 4130 is a respectful nod to the more traditional road bike design, with its classy striped framework and whitewall tyres, it offers the perfect mix of retro finish plus all the modern technology to ensure it is reliable. This is a bike you’d happily take on a hipster wine run to the south of France, or merely use as the ultimate inner city pub cruiser.
“The 4130 is a respectful nod to the more traditional road bike design”
State Bicycle describes the 4130 Road as “simple yet effective”, and the company claims its vision was to create a versatile and durable drop-bar bike that is perfect for the entry level rider or everyday commuter, although the frame-mounted shifters could be a pain in the balls.
On the subject of shifters, the 4130 Road offers an effective 8-speed drivetrain that swaps cogs via a downtube lever – a neat nod to the vintage dropdown era but apparently it also makes for an easily maintained system.
“This is a bike you’d happily take on a hipster wine run to the south of France, or merely use as the ultimate inner city pub cruiser”
As for the facts: everything sits on a lightweight double-butted Chromoly steel frame that State says offers a, “clean, timeless aesthetic”, but also packs gears required to “conquer the hills”.
The 4130 Road has gone on sale in Pheonix, US of A for a seriously affordable $549.99 and is soon to be hitting UK roads. We can’t wait to take it for a spin.
Find out more on the State website now.