State Bicycle Co has introduced its first geared road bike, the 4130 Road.
“Paying homage to the look of classic road bikes with the clean lines and colourways State is known for, the 4130 Road adds in massive versatility for all kinds of drop-bar riders with a simple-yet-effective eight-speed drivetrain and clearance for 25-32mm wide tyres,” said a statement.
Built on a lightweight double-butted Chromoly steel frame, the 4130 Road is equipped for commuters, with room for fenders over the stock 25mm tyres and fittings for luggage racks both front and rear. The eight-speed rear drivetrain shifts using a downtube lever, and topping off the drivetrain is the CNC-machined crankset with a single chainring in an aluminium finish.
The lightweight wheels are capable of handling up to 35mm-wide tyres, a width more commonly seen on gravel and cyclocross bikes, the company has said. With the 4130 Road, State Bicycle Co is aiming to provide an “exceptionally affordable and versatile platform for riders who love their clean, timeless aesthetic but need the gears to conquer the hills”.