State Bicycle Co. 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS: Unboxing & Features of the Next Review Bike!

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

“Our Black Label Series Bikes have been called “snappy”, “responsive” and “smooth” more times than we can count. We’ll take the compliments all day. The 6061 Black Label Series (named for the bike’s ultra-lightweight aluminum frame) was built to be a dominating street bike and expertly cut through any obstacle that stands in its way.” – State Bicycle Co.

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

6061 All-Road XPLR AXS

“Riders looking to get a little more out of their All-Road bikes will most appreciate the snappy electronic shifting, increased braking performance, an ~1lb weight saving, and the endless upgradability of the SRAM’s mix-and-match AXS system, over the “stock” All-Road bikes. A new way to “Explore Your State” with a few more bells and whistles without breaking the bank!”

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew runs through the standout features of the XPLR AXS variant of the State Bicycle Co. 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS – A bike fitted out with SRAM Rival XPLR AXS electronic wireless shifting and hydraulic disc brakes, for the price of $2,599.99! Comprehensive review to follow later, watch this space.

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
SRAM Rival eTap AXS XPLR Rear Derailleur

Continued from Above:

“The 6061 Black Label All-Road offers a race-ready gravel machine at an accessible price. Featuring a rugged 6061 aluminum frame w/ lightweight carbon fiber fork w/ plenty, the choice wheels (thru-axle): 700c with “slick” tires or 650b with knobby tires, a 12-speed SRAM AXS electronic drive-train, and hydraulic disc-brakes.” Retail price is $US 2,599.99

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
SRAM Rival eTap AXS Shifters

Frame Specifications / Sizing

  • FRAME:  6061 Aluminum w/ Thru-Axle Drop Outs (142mm spacing)
    • Size XS: Rider Height Recommendation: 5’3″ to 5’7″
    • Size S: Rider Height Recommendation:5’6″ to 5’10”
    • Size M: Rider Height Recommendation: 5’9″ to 6’1″
    • Size L: Rider Height Recommendation: 6’0″ to 6’3″
  • FORK: Carbon Fiber w/ Thru-Axle Drop Outs (100mm spacing) or add the Carbon Fiber “Monster Fork

Additional Photos

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
SRAM 10-44 Cassette
State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
Crankset is kitted out with a 42 Tooth Chainring

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
SBC Black Label Cockpit Parts
State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
Fender Mounts Front & Rear

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
Flat-Mount Hydraulic Brakes Front & Rear

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review

State Bicycle 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS review
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One thought on “State Bicycle Co. 6061 All-Road XPLR AXS: Unboxing & Features of the Next Review Bike!

  1. Hey Jom, looking forward to your review on this.. I took purchase of my AR 6061 XPLR about a month ago.. To sum it up, I love it.. The quality of the frame and performance value of AXS XPLR does not reflect in its price point.. You would be spending $3k plus to get this from another manufacture as you already know. Having completely dissembled mine upon receipt to rebuild to specifications (my normal practice i fI dont build a bike from scratch) I took the time to assess the mating points of the frame. The flatmounts are perfect the BB area required no facing and the headtube was free of burs. The welds, paint quality and frame quality is excellent.

    I bought this bike because I love the racier geometry of the frame and the fact that for my size its dialed in.. Also, to provide a blank slate for upgrading based on my needs. I swapped the crankset, stem, handlebars, seatpost and saddle to my liking and its just perfect. The average rider doesnt “need” to change anything, but I would recommend a carbon seatpost and a saddle that fits “them”. These 2 items will make the bike feel great. The 31.6mm seatpost that ships with the bike will be a stiff ride.. Just a simple swap to carbon or shimming it to 27.2mm with a carbon post made a huge difference.. I couldnt tell the difference in ride feel or quality compared to my Cervelo ASpero..

    Oh, reroute that front brake hose.. definitely dont want to get that ripped out in the event the bars get jolted.

    #notsponsored

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