State Bicycle Co. is a popular name in the biking world due to its sleek, affordable, and durable urban street bikes. State Bicycle Co. is now entering the world of electric bicycles with the 6061 eBike Commuter. The 6061 is a single-speed e-bike that provides 5 levels of pedal assist giving riders that extra boost they often need. Along with the great design and quality components, buyers will also like the price as the 6061 eBike Commuter comes in well under the $2,000 mark.
Design and Geometry
State Bicycle’s 6061 eBike Commuter stays true to the popular designs of the company’s original street bikes. State Bicycle Co. prioritizes practicality over flare on the 6061 with a matte-black finish over the aluminum frame. The electrical system and rear hub motor are almost impossible to see due to the low-key design and housing. The LCD screen and controller on the handlebars are also minimalistic keeping with the sleek design of the original bikes.
When it comes to weight, the 6061 eBike Commuter is on par with other urban-style e-bikes weighing just under 39 pounds. If you are comparing e-bikes the most similar is the Aventon Soltera weighing in at 41 lbs.
With State Bicycle’s popularity among street bike enthusiasts, the simplicity of the 6061 eBike Commuter will appeal to a vast range of e-bike riders.
Range and Power
State Bicycle Co.’s new e-bike comes equipped with pedal-activated assist allowing the rear hub motor to reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. With pedal assist turned off the bike runs on a single-speed drivetrain with traditional leg power.
Activating the pedal-assist feature is quite easy due to the bike’s thumb-adjacent controller. The controller allows the rider to switch between modes and view information on the e-bike’s LCD panel. The information shown includes assist level, mileage, speed, battery life, and warnings.
When set on the lowest possible level of pedal assist, a fully charged 6061 eBike Commuter can reach ranges of 100 miles. The highest levels cut that range down to between 18 and 24 miles per charge.
The power for the 6061 comes from an LG 36V10Ah lithium battery located inside of the front down tube on the bike. Riders can connect the e-bike to a power source through an equally concealed power port near the front of the down tube. According to State Bicycle Co., a dead battery should charge to full capacity in about 3.5 hours.
Availability and Pricing
The 6061 eBike Commuter is available in three sizes, small, medium, and large. The standard setup costs $1499.99 and includes a detailed 5-year warranty against manufacturer defects. State Bicycle Co. also offers an 18-month warranty for electronics, battery, and motor issues. The 6061 eBike Commuter is available through their website.
If you are a fan of State Bicycle Co.’s original urban-style street bikes and are thinking about purchasing an e-bike, then the 6061 eBike Commuter is just what you are looking for. The sleek design, long-range capabilities, and light weight will have you zipping around the streets with ease.