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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the State Bicycle Co. 4130 Core-Line. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
21 reasons to buy
- The Core’s 4130 Chromoly tubing was a drawcard.
- Riders reported a smooth and comfortable ride.
- Owners said these bikes were beautiful in appearance.
- The value of the 4130 Core-line range was lauded.
- Riders found brakes responsive.
- These bikes are available in a wide range of sizes for all rider heights.
- Owners and reviewers praised the Core-line’s ‘zippy’ handling.
- Riders found this rig sturdy over potholes and rough streets.
- These bikes come with functioning chain tensioners.
- Core-lines feature bosses for a single bottle holder.
- Sealed Novatec hubs were consistent and reliable.
- Some reviewers found these bikes to be very light.
- Frames accomodate tires up to 32c in width.
- Flexibility of the steel frame balanced stiffness and compliance.
- Box-section rims were dependable.
- Colorways on the Core-line range were admired by many.
- The 44 x 16t gear ratio felt great out-of-the-box for a number of owners.
- Unlike on many new bikes, State’s saddle impressed a reviewer.
- One owner went from assembly to riding in under 30 minutes.
- Riders praised the quality and traction of stock tires.
- Buyers reported that wheels remained true after riding on various surfaces.
12 reasons not to buy
- Bikes sometimes arrived with damage, including scratching and dents.
- An expert reviewer said that chainring bolts continually loosened.
- To many, pedals warranted an instant upgrade.
- One buyer’s paintwork was chipping around fit components.
- For a few owners, wheels arrived out of true.
- Buyers sometimes complained of a lack of grease on arrival.
- Over-tightening of components was sometimes a concern.
- One buyer said that their fork was bent, with off-center brake drilling.
- Generic, mid-range parts corroded easily and failed to impress one owner.
- Packages were missing small parts, seat collars and even a box of small-parts.
- Owners noted that paintwork deteriorated quite easily.
- Wheels sometimes needed regular truing.
Expert Reviews0/100 based on 0 expert reviews
State Bike Co. 4130 Core-Line | Fixed Gear Bike Review
They look really awesome… options are great… inconsistencies in the paint… packaging was lacking… a sizeable dent… spacing was 5mm off acceptable… I felt like I was getting used goods.
State Bicycle CoreLine Review 2019
Wheels are where it shines… needs bigger tires… crankset’s fine… you’re gonna need to lighten the gear ratio… handlebars, too narrow… I think State have found the sweet spot as far as the price point goes.
State Bicycle Co Montecore 3 – 4130 Core-Line Fixie Bicycle | My First Fixed Gear
Good looking and good riding… I didn’t expect the smooth ride that I would get…
PEZ Reviews: State Bicycle Co.’s Fixed Flyer
The frame is solid, the geometry is to the stable side and handling is easy… Absolutely nothing on this bike would take more than a couple of dollars to replace at any shop, anywhere… If you’ve been wondering about single speed, you would be just plain stupid not to give it a try at this price.
Review: State Bicycle Co Fixies
…natural and comfortable from the get go… I liked both the look and feel of the straight blade forks on the Core over the carbon forks on the Contender.