State Bicycle Company’s 6061 Black Label All-Road is an entry-level alloy gravel bike with a 1×11 SRAM Apex drivetrain, 650b or 700c wheel options and a decidedly affordable $1,399.99 price tag.
Built around a pleasingly simple alloy frame with a matching carbon fork, the bike looks super-versatile, with generous tyre clearances and mounts for mudguards, pannier racks and bikepacking luggage.
The bike is available in one build option, with a SRAM Apex rear derailleur and shifters. This is matched with an in-house 1× 40t crankset and Tektro mechanical disc brakes.
The bike’s 11-42t cassette will give sub-1:1 gearing, which will be ample for the majority of gravel riding.
The tubeless-ready wheelset is fitted with Vittoria Terreno gravel tyres. It’s also tubeless-ready, so a conversion to a tubeless setup would be a quick and affordable upgrade (and would be something we’d look to do straight out of the box to turn this into a proper gravel bike setup).
The bike is available with either 650b (650×47) or 700c (700×38) wheel options. There is also the option to order both wheelsets with the bike for a $349.99 upcharge.
Notably, if you opt for this, the second wheelset also includes tyres, a cassette, rotors and tubes, meaning you can swap wheelsets without needing to buy more gear. That’s a whole lot of kit for a very affordable price and is something we’d love to see more manufacturers offer.
The standard fork features a mudguard mount at the dropouts, a mid-fork eyelet for mounting pannier or porteur-style racks, and internal cable routing.
State is also offering the Monster Fork, a separate fork option with an additional triple-boss fork leg mounts and dynamo light mounting options for a $179.99 upgrade. This fork will also be available for the 4130 All-road.
We really like the overall look of this frameset and think it could be a great platform to build a versatile, budget gravel bike. That it’s available in a handsome copper finish is the icing on the cake.
We’ve asked State to confirm international availability and pricing on the bike. This is one we’re really looking forward to getting in to review.