State Bicycle Co‘s 4130 All-Road bike just got a bit zippier with a new flat bar model. This new setup comes in the pictured pearl finish and a black frame model, can be sold with either 650b or 700c wheels, and a 1×11 drive train, all for $899.99. The new 4130 All-Road Flat Bar is in stock and shipping today from State Bicycle Co.
There is often a delicate dance when multiple creative minds collaborate on a project. Let’s take a look at the world of music for an example. The combination of two or more tyrannical artists can often be lackluster if not outright disastrous. Think of all the countless “supergroups” that have fallen decidedly shy of expectations; out of respect for the bands and the fans, we can each conjure up our own lists. There are occasions, however, when minds meld in harmonious magic. There’s a push and pull where something is born amongst the friction that otherwise was improbable. Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy come to mind immediately; the brief brilliance of Uncle Tupelo a friendship rooted in creation with a dash of competition, each vying for center stage. Of course, that same recipe would result in the demise of the band. Even as both would achieve tremendous success in their following projects, it’s arguable if it was better music.