Gravel bikes are great for the indecisive rider—instead of choosing pavement or dirt, you can ride both with one bike. Normally, you’d need to pony up well over a grand to get a decent one, but that’s changing now that State Bicycle Co., an Arizona-based brand known for its single-speed bikes, has jumped into the gravel game. This spring, State unveiled the 4130 All-Road, a steel frame gravel bike that retails for $800. Affordable and capable, the All-Road makes gravel riding accessible to just about anybody.
What It Is
The 4130 All-Road is State’s first gravel bike, sure, but it’s really better described as a jack-of-all-trades. It’s designed to handle any road surface and even light singletrack, so you can use it as a commuter and then load it up with supplies for bikepacking on the weekend.
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