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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the State Bicycle Co. Core-Line. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
14 reasons to buy
- Many Core-Line owners described a smooth ride aboard this bike.
- A flip-flop rear hub allows the Core-Line to be ridden as either a fixed-gear or freewheeling single-speed bike.
- Owners found the Core-Line light enough to easily lift and carry upstairs.
- The bike’s low price is what attracts most Core-Line buyers.
- The Core-Line is available with riser, bullhorn or drop handlebars.
- The Core-Line comes in four frame sizes to fit riders from 5’0” to 6’2”.
- By almost every report, the Core-Line is easy to assemble.
- Undeniably, the Core-Line is a simple and low-maintenance choice.
- The Core-Line’s 44 x 16 tooth gearing suits most riders for casual urban use.
- A rear rack can be attached to the available mounts on the Core-Line’s seat-stays.
- With a dense hi-tensile steel frame, the Core-Line is deemed to be sturdy.
- The Core-Line is available in a variety of color schemes and themes, in addition to a ‘National Park Foundation – Redwood’ special edition.
- The Core-Line is described as ‘good-lookin’’ with a ‘gorgeous’ paint-job.
- Owners admired the Cult x Vans branded waffle-pattern grips on the Core-Line.
5 reasons not to buy
- Some riders found the Core-Line to be heavier than expected.
- To some folk, the Core-Line’s saddle is uncomfortable.
- Occasionally, small parts were damaged or missing from the Core Line. State was quick to replace these parts.
- Paintwork scratches marred the buyer experience for some Core-Line owners.
- One reviewer feels that the Core-Line’s brakes are underpowered.
Expert Reviews70/100 based on 1 rated expert review
State Bicycle Co. Things You Should Consider Before You Buy | Core-Line Thoughts and Review
The bike’s great, love it… it really does just feel smooth… it looks really good too… a little bit on the heavy side as far as road bikes go… The brakes aren’t too responsive so be careful… If you’re using it to get from point A to point B in a small town, this is a good little bike…