How to choose a bike helmet? Choosing a helmet can be a difficult process. With so many options and features it can be overwhelming figuring out what the best option is for you. A good way of narrowing down your options is considering what kind of bike riding your going to be doing most often. Once you determine where and how you will be riding your bike you can begin to focus on the helmet features that are most important to you. Below is a list of possible options depending on what category of cycling your into. BMX Helmets BMX...
Clothing It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping and days are shorter. Getting out on the bike takes extra motivation, and proper gear for the job. Whether you are braving the elements for your commute, or just looking to get some miles in, having the proper setup is key for an enjoyable ride. Gloves- Being able to feel the contact points of your bike is not only essential for safety but comfort as well. That’s why it is important to be equipped with the right gloves for cold temps. Shop Gloves Apparel- Winter cycling means riding...
City Grounds is hooking up one lucky customer with the ultimate gift this holiday season, the SE Bikes x Vans Big Ripper. To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is make a purchase during the month of November and you’ll be automatically entered to win. The grand prize winner of the SE Bikes x Vans Big Ripper will be announced in the first week of December. Plus, you’ll also be eligible to win tons of other Vans products, including shoes, t-shirts, parts, tires, and more! Dozens of prizes will be given away! All you need to do...
When State Bicycle Co. first released the 6061 Black Label series a few years ago, it took the fixed gear & track world by storm. The sleek, well thought out build, was exactly what riders were looking for - and at a fair price for the quality. The Black Label soon took over the city streets during crit races or casual rides and even let riders tackle their local velodromes.
Fast forward to present day and State has one-upped themselves by taking rider feedback and improving on the original. Read through to find out all of the upgrades in the newest rendition of the Black Label series.
Starting with the frame, the first major change is to the headtube. V2 of the Black Label now features a tapered 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" headtube for added stiffness and responsiveness. State has paired that with a newly designed full-carbon fork from Essor. Taking into account customer feedback, a small, but often requested feature, has been added to V2 - bottle cage mounts. This is a feature rarely seen on track bikes, however, as more and more customers are taking these for longer rides on the roads, State felt this was a MUST.
From top-to-bottom, the 6061 Black Label V2 has been reimagined with a complete component overhaul. Starting with a fully CND'd 48t Track Crank and Chain Ring, with a versatile 144BCD (previously a 130bcd crank), allowing users to mix and match their crank with the top aftermarket chain-rings on the market.
The wheels have also been given a lift, as the V2 features, a lighter 30mm mid-profile wheel with sealed hubs. In all, the completes are 1.5 lbs lighter than the previous generation.
The State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label V2 Series will be available within the next few weeks as a complete bike or frameset in 4 different color options. Hit the button below to check it out