Arizona based State Bicycles Co has been making great looking singlespeed roadies since 2009, and now the brand has added seven extra gears to its latest release. The 4130 Road bike is its first geared bike, and it brings classic styling and a few modern touches too.
The frame itself is made from double-butted Chromoly steel and features a 1x 8-speed drivetrain, complete with a down tube shifter for full retro goodness.
While down tube shifters are well out of date from a tech standpoint, they are mechanically simple and easy to maintain — even for those who don’t know which way is up on an Allen key.
The State 4130 gets a 1×8-speed drivetrain and a down tube shifter
At the front, the crankset is CNC machined aluminium and comes with a single 44t chainring that is paired with an 11-28t cassette and a Sunrace RE-R81 8-speed derailleur.
Topped off with vintage brake levers, brake calipers, hubs, and saddle, State kept a few modern details such as a 1/8in threadless steerer and stem, and says the 4130 will take up to a 35mm tire — much to the delight of your hands and back.
The bike will also accommodate fender and racks, so it will make for a super-stylish commuter or pub bike.
State has made an effort to fit retro components while adapting the frame to meet modern standards
All up, the frame is claimed to weigh 22.53lbs / 10.26kg in a size 55.
Available in two colours and five sizes, the 4130 Road starts at £549.99 / $549.99 / €639.99 and component upgrades are available via its website.