Back in January of this year, State Bicycle Co. announced the launch of its first carbon road frameset. Today, they announce the release of the complete Carbon All-Road/Gravel bike – a bike that continues to honor State Bicycle Co’s “more bang for your buck” commitment.
With the discipline of gravel cycling continuing to be one of the fastest-growing segments in our industry, it makes sense that SBC brings its dedication to accessibility and affordability to that segment. With SBC, all cyclists of all abilities can take advantage of the bikes, components, and accessories without huge financial sacrifice.
The SBC Carbon All-Road has everything you’d want in a modern gravel bike and will come as a frameset, or a complete bike. If you choose the complete bike, you also get to choose the in-house groupset or upgrade to the SRAM Apex AXS group. The ability to upgrade to the Apex AXS group will be extended to SBC’s entire line of All-Road bikes, aluminum or steel.
State Bicycle Co. Carbon All-Road
Being diverse and able to span many disciplines, the Carbon All-Road caters to riders that are looking for a lightweight and responsive cycling experience. The versatile Carbon All-Road could be the ultimate companion to tackle any terrain.
States says that this purpose-built bike has been “ridden and tested by the State Bicycle team and is lightweight enough to hang on a road ride and sturdy enough for trans-American bike-packing adventures”.
Built with adventure in mind, the Carbon All-Road is a high-performance bicycle constructed of T800 carbon fiber that strikes the optimal blend of low weight and strength making it exceptional on gravel surfaces.
The Carbon All-Road frameset uses a dropped driverside chain stay and is compatible with both 650b and 700c wheelsets with tire clearances of 55mm and 45mm respectively. There are fender and rack mounts allowing for versatility when the weather gets rough, or you want to pack up for an all/multi-day adventure.
All of the Carbon All-Road’s performance is available to you at a price point that is more than reasonable. With abundant tire clearance, mounts for three water bottles, and front and rear racks, it offers an excellent amount of versatility.
Carbon All-Road Features & Retail
- Lightweight: 2.5lb T800 carbon frame
- Versatile: 650b and 700c wheelset options with 700×45, or 650×55 tire clearances
- Mounting points: top tube, down tube, fork, and rear
- Affordable: Possibly one of the best values out there for a carbon gravel bike
- 2 Colorways: Black/Ember and White/Ember
Carbon All-Road Geometry
SRAM Apex XPLR AXS Option
When purchasing the SBC Carbon All-Road there are a lot of options that can be upgraded. For an extra $999 you can choose to upgrade the existing group to the SRAM Apex XPLR AXS group.
All-Road XPLR AXS is the perfect choice for riders who want to add a little dirt to their daily rides. With its 440% range and optimized shift features, this cassette provides smooth gear progression when you’re sweating up gravel climbs, and tight jumps on the high end for when it’s time to drill it on asphalt.
- Electronic Precision
Looking for a derailleur that can do it all? Look no further than the XPLR AXS. With wireless and eTap shift logic, advanced chain management, and AXS connectivity, this derailleur will have you shifting gears with ease on whatever terrain you choose to ride. Whether you’re hitting the pavement or exploring some singletrack trails, the XPLR AXS is up for the challenge.
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
SRAM Apex XPLR AXS provides the best braking experience for all riders. Sure, there’s power when you need it, but the pinpoint control and reach adjustability for different hand sizes set our brakes apart. The upgraded hydraulic brakes on the new bikes will give riders peace of mind when traversing the most challenging terrain.
As mentioned before, this upgrade is available to the entire All-Road line of bikes, the aluminum-framed 6061 All-Road with a carbon fork is coming in at only $2399 with the Apex XPLR AXS upgrade. Check out more about all of the new upgrades, like new brakes, compressionless cable housing, and a clutched rear derailleur.