State Bicycle Co. 6061 Trail+

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the State Bicycle Co. 6061 Trail+. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

6 reasons to buy

  • Experts find the 6061 Trail+ fun to ride on flat trails and snowy urban commutes.
  • The Tektro mechanical brakes perform well, according to one tester.
  • Reviewers praise the “planted” feel and stability, even in “soupy” mud and sand.
  • The Trail+ is surprisingly nimble in one expert’s experience. The steep head tube angle helps counteract the slow fat tires.
  • Testers compliment the “eye-catching” Wildberry color scheme.
  • The 6061 Trail+ has mounts for a rack and two water bottles.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Two experts describe the geometry of the Trail+ as “old-school” and “outdated.”
  • One tester reports frequent chain drop when shifting under load.
  • Reviewers bemoan the use of quick-release axles, which are “outdated” and make it harder to upgrade the wheelset.
  • The wheels and tires are heavy, accounting for almost half the bike’s weight, according to a tester.
  • Reviewers agree the bars are too narrow and the stem too long for technical riding.
  • Experts report poor climbing performance due to its weight and limited gearing.
  • Testers complain about the use of unsealed bearings and Prowheel cranks that flex under load.

Bottom line

The State Bicycle Co. 6061 Trail+ is an entry-level fat bike. Experts offer mixed reviews of the geometry and handling. They agree it’s stable, fun to ride, and capable on flat routes and over terrains like sand, snow, and mud. However, some feel the high weight, narrow handlebars, and “outdated” geometry limit performance on proper mountain bike trails. Overall, experts deem the State Bicycle Co. 6061 Trail+ a decent choice for beginners, though some doubt the value.

Expert Reviews

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State Bicycle Co. 6061 Trail+ Review

The 6061 Trail+ is a great option for someone looking for an affordable way to extend their urban commuting or recreational riding into the off-season, but the “Trail” moniker might be a bit of an overstatement.

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Is This Worth [Price] | State Bike Trail+ Budget Fat Bike Review

It’s exactly what I’d expect from an entry-level fat bike and, overall, was better than I thought it’d be.

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Riding the State Fat Bike

I do like how it rides I mean it’s heavy but I like the feel of it… It’s just a tough value proposition at [this price], especially when State offers some pretty amazing bikes at a lower price point…

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RMBLN Media

First Look! 6061 Fat Bike! State Bicycle Co.

The 6061 Trail+ is a bargain for both winter and desert excursions. It comes in at half the cost of the major brands’ entry-level fat bikes, with components rivaling bikes twice its price in this bike.

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