We were on day two of the REVEAL media summit a month ago when State Bicycle announced their first geared all-road/gravel rig, the 4130. At $799 complete, we quickly pushed the story out only to find out we weren’t supposed to tell anyone… but not anymore. It’s official.
Named after its frame material 4130 steel that’s pretty much made to be abused, the thru-axle, externally cabled steed comes stocked with State’s own branded 1×11 drivetrain with a 40t ring up front plus a SunRace 11-42 cassette out back. Stopping duties are handled with dual mechanical disc brakes and an aluminum cockpit with a flared drop bar.
Since it’s made for adventures, there are plenty of mounting points for accessories and fenders on the frame and on the steel fork. There will be a choice of 700c (with smooth thread Panaracer 35c Gravel king) or 650b (with knobby Panaracer 1.9″ GravelKing SK tires) wheel options to choose from. Having said that, it’s totally cool if you want to have both wheel sizes too, as States will include the second set, along with cassette, rotors, tubes and tires installed and ready to go for $349. A pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
In addition, the fork can be customized as well. The 4130 comes standard with a matching steel fork with multiple mounting points, but there will be optional upgrades for the $249 lighter carbon “race” fork with 1.9″ max clearance with no mounting points, or a $289 carbon “monster” fork, shown above, with 2.3″ max clearance with mounting points.