Fixed gear/single speed bike specialist State Bicycle has given its 6061 Black Label line a complete upgrade, which includes new colourways, modern updates to the frame and improved components – ‘all wrapped up in a contemporary and tasteful street machine’.
The Black Label V2 6061 aluminium double butted frame features a new tapered headtube paired with a newly designed full-carbon fork from Essor, adding stiffness and responsiveness, for a quicker, lighter feel. The full build offers a complete component overhaul, which starts with a lighter wheelset with sealed bearing hubs and finishes with a fully CNC’d Track Crank & 48t Chain Ring with a versatile 144BCD, allowing owners of Black Label to mix and match their crank with top aftermarket chainrings.
The new paint features Matte Black, Raw, Army Green, and Purple colourways. The new build comes with a handlebar option of either oversized compact drop bars or wide mountain style riser bar, a flip-flop hub that makes it simpler to switch between fixed gear and single speed variations. The V2 also includes water bottle mounts, a feature rarely seen on track bikes for those riders who find themselves on longer rides on the road.
Arizona-based State Bicycle adds that it works constantly behind the scenes to deliver the best possible bikes at a value.
Components, construction and features:
- Frame: 6061 aluminium, double butted and tig-welded with new tapered head tube
- Fork: new Essor USA FULL carbon fibre fork + steer tube
- Crank: new CNC’d Black Label track crank w/ 48t chainring (144 BCD)
- Hubs: sealed low flange flip-flop hub – to ride fixed or single-speed
- Headset: FSA No. 46 – integrated and sealed
- Wheelset: new Black Label mid-v style wheels with sealed bearing hub
- Seatpost: 31.8 mm
- Stem: oversized 31.8mm
- Handlebars: compact drop bar or wide-riser with Vans grips
- Saddle: premium aerodynamic race saddle
- Water: drilled for a bottle cage – to help stay hydrated on the road
- Size: frames to fit any height from 4’10” to 6’6”
- Brakes: includes front & rear brakes
- Pedals: includes alloy pedal with toe cages
- Weight: 17.75 Lbs (size 55cm – Drop bar).
- MSRP: US$639 complete / US$299 frameset