Will Wu-Tang Clan ever give up being related? Not if State Bicycle Co. has any say.
State lately collaborated with the legendary hip-hop group on an unique assortment of bikes, gear, and apparel. The Wu-Tang x State Bicycle assortment drops right this moment, and it’s intensive. Three bike builds, sufficient equipment to fill a professional closet, jerseys, bibs, and my favourite — a pair of caps.
There’s no approach we will get into the particulars for each product that’s obtained the Wu-Tang therapy, however listed here are the highlights.
Wu-Tang Clan x State Bicycle Co. Bikes
As you would possibly anticipate, the honeypot right here is present in the limited-released bikes. Three of State’s most acclaimed builds — the Klunker, Core Line, and 6061 Black Label — function a black and yellow Wu-inspired trim.
Killer Bee Klunker
State describes the Klunker ($500 MSRP) as a retro-inspired mash-up that makes use of a seaside cruiser body, mountain bike tires, and BMX bars. And one way or the other, that mixture encapsulates the spirit of Nineteen Nineties hip hop.
Loud Wu-Tang Clan grips and an all-black leatherette saddle set off the Klunker’s sunny yellow metal body and high-angle BMX handlebars. State provides a bottle opener on the seat tube for kicks — you understand, the place you’d usually discover a bottle cage.
- Sized for riders 5’5″ to six’3″
- Frame: Durable Steel Frame & Fork w/ 5 Year Warranty
- Handlebars: BMX Style with 7″ rise, 30″ extra-wide with customized Wu-Tang Clan Grips
- Wheels: Extra Durable 36h BMX Style Rim w/ with CST Patrol 2.4″ tires
- Saddle: Retro-style Leatherette Comfort Saddle
- Gear: 42t Crank with 22t Coaster Style Cog for cruising
- Brakes: Coaster Brake – Just Pedal Backwards
- Pedals: Flat MTB Style Platform Pedals
- Extras: Bottle Opener Included
Shaolin Core Line
The Core Line (full: $450 MSRP, frameset: $200 MSRP) is probably State’s hottest and iconic construct. Folks (myself included) attain for the Core Line as a result of it seems good, adapts effectively, and is one of the most inexpensive single-speed/fixie choices on the market.
The Wu-Tang affect in the limited-edition Core Line is low-key. State stored with an all-black body, seat, and grips, then punctuated the design with brilliant yellow hubs and a number of Clan particulars to match.
Core Line Specs
- Frame: Durable Steel Frame ft. Seat Stay Rack Mounts and Cable Stops
- Dropouts: Horizontal Dropouts ft. Integrated Chain-Tensioners
- Wheelset: Deep V Wheel Set ft. 40 mm High-Flange Hubs w/ Sealed Bearings
- Flip-Flop hub: Includes 16T Freewheel and Fixed Gear Cog – Easily Ride Fixed Gear or Single Speed
- Gear ratio: 44×16
- Handlebars: Choose Riser Bars w/ Wu-Tang Grips (Standard) or Bullhorn or Drop Bars w/ Bar Tape
- Brakes: Front & Rear Caliper Hand Brakes
- Pedals: Platform Pedals
- Saddle: Synthetic Leather Saddle w/ Steel Rails
- Four body sizes to suit any Rider Height from 5’0″ to six’2″
“W” 6061 Black Label
State’s 6061 Black Label construct (full: $750 MSRP, frameset: $400 MSRP) is the premium possibility right here — ultra-light and made for agility. As with all of its 6061 Black Label bikes, this version makes use of a double-butted aluminum body with a tapered head tube and sits on an Essor USA full carbon fork. A lightweight, stiff crankset with a 144 BCD, mid-weight wheels, and sealed hubs make the 6061 a considerably versatile and succesful trip.
The Wu-Tang’d out 6061 takes a motif much like the Killa Beez Core Line — primarily black, with pops of yellow and intelligent, customized particulars.
6061 Black Label Specs
- Frame: 6061-Grade Double-Butted Aluminum w/ Tapered Head Tube
- Fork: Full Carbon Fiber Fork & Steer Tube by Essor USA
- Dropouts: Aluminum-Plated Horizontal Dropouts
- Wheelset: Black Label Mid Profile Wheels
- Flip-Flop rear hub: Sealed, Low-Flange Hub – Easily Ride Fixed Gear or Single Speed (w/ addition of freewheel)
- Crank: CNC’d Black Label Track Crank – 170 mm
- Chainring: 144 BCD
- Gear ratio: 48×16
- Headset: FSA No.42/ACB – Integrated and Sealed
- Stem: Oversized 31.8 mm Clamp Diameter w/ 90 mm ext.
- Handlebars: Compact Drop Bar or Wide Riser Bars w/ Wu-Tang Grips
- Brakes: Front and Rear Caliper Hand Brakes
- Pedals: Includes Alloy Pedals from Wellgo w/ Toe Cages
- Seatpost: 27.2 mm
- Saddle: Premium Aerodynamic Race Saddle
- Tires: CST 25c Tire Set
- Size: 6 Frame Sizes to suit any Rider Height from 4’10” to six’6″
State Bicycle x Wu-Tang Add-Ons, Kit, & Availability
As for the fringe, State’s rolled out two types of Kill Beez-detailed leatherette saddles, a roll-style bar bag, black and yellow Wu-Tang stems and stem cap, “W” grips, bar tape, and even some customized deep v fastened gear wheels.
And to spherical all of it out, State’s rolled out an entire Wu-Tang package, which makes use of majority-recycled REPREVE polyester.
The Wu-Tang x State assortment is reside as of Feb. 25. Head to the collaboration page and go get ya some.