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Rissa.mac13 08-22-12 01:33 PM

state bike co. frames
 
does anyone know about state bike co. frames?
Im thinking about buying one but Im not sure...
also how is the weight?

bbbike 08-23-12 06:53 PM

I'd also like to know what you guys think about their FGFS series completes.

http://www.statebicycle.com/product_p/fgfs-banshee.htm

Philasteve 08-26-12 06:01 PM

They've gotten better over the years. I would still take a Mercier Kilo TT or a Windsor the hour over one of the state completes. They're fgfs bikes seem to be behind the times they have about the same specs as a volume thrasher.

Scrodzilla 08-28-12 07:42 AM

There aren't many entry-level complete FGFS bikes. What State is offering doesn't look too bad.

Armand Navabi 10-08-12 12:54 PM

Hey Philasteve. I have the Windsor the Hour frame. The problem is that the track frame geometry makes it difficult (see post below) to have a straight fork which the FGFS bikes usually have. The state bicycle co. frames don't have that problem.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Foot-Clearance
I think the Mercier Kilo TT will have the same issue, as it has similar geometry.

I got flamed for even having the audacity to even post the idea of using the Windsor The Hour frame on the forum.

Are you suggesting using a Windsor The Hour frame for a FGFS bike? If so what type of fork would you use? Do you suggest using a track bike fork?

Thanks.

Philasteve 01-24-13 03:59 PM

You should look at eightinch they have complete butcher v2's for $550 really solid. High bb barspin clearance with 45c tires. I would really look into getting one, way more up to date than the state co fgfs bikes.

J_d_A 01-25-13 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philasteve (Post 15194442)
You should look at eightinch they have complete butcher v2's for $550 really solid. High bb barspin clearance with 45c tires. I would really look into getting one, way more up to date than the state co fgfs bikes.

what do you recommend for a crankset size? Also having a hard time deciding on a sprocket/cog combo. Want to keep up with by buddies on the street but still want to be able to trick a little...nothing crazy though. I just like the feel of these bikes

Philasteve 01-27-13 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J_d_A (Post 15197798)
what do you recommend for a crankset size? Also having a hard time deciding on a sprocket/cog combo. Want to keep up with by buddies on the street but still want to be able to trick a little...nothing crazy though. I just like the feel of these bikes

I ride 165mm crank arms bmx style but if you're planning on bar spinning a lot i'd go 160mm . I really like the combo of 36t upfront and 14 or 15 back, fast enough to keep up with track bikes and good for tricks too.

J_d_A 01-27-13 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philasteve (Post 15206322)
I ride 165mm crank arms bmx style but if you're planning on bar spinning a lot i'd go 160mm . I really like the combo of 36t upfront and 14 or 15 back, fast enough to keep up with track bikes and good for tricks too.

Thanks for the input i really appreciate it!


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