State Bikes 4130 Road review

The State Bikes 4130 road is different from anything on the market and tons of fun. There's style for days and a killer price.

State Bikes 4130 Road
(Image credit: Josh Ross)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The geometry of the State 4130 might be the most aggressive bike I've ever ridden. It's all about fun and style but State has managed to hold onto performance by being creative with the design. For a lot of people in a lot of situations this is a bike that could last for years and do everything they ever ask of it.

Reasons to buy
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    Simple to maintain

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    Clearance for up to 32mm tires

Reasons to avoid
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    Brakes and tires need replacing

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A little over 10 years ago State bikes was born. Over the years the brand has made a name for itself making fixed gear bikes. In the beginning those bikes were all about style. The frames were steel, the builds were simple, and the style was undeniable.

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Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutia of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. 

Height: 5'9" Weight: 137 lb. 

Rides: Orbea Orca Aero, Cannondale Topstone Lefty, Cannondale CAAD9, Trek Checkpoint, Priority Continuum Onyx