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Old 08-22-12, 01:33 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 08-23-12, 06:53 PM   #2
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I'd also like to know what you guys think about their FGFS series completes.

http://www.statebicycle.com/product_p/fgfs-banshee.htm
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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.
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There aren't many entry-level complete FGFS bikes. What State is offering doesn't look too bad.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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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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