Celebrating Cycling And Music – State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead

State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead have teamed up in a collaborative effort to spread good vibes and take cycling on a retro ride. Both groups have built their respective followings around awareness, self-expression, and freedom. And now these two brands will offer a fun line of bicycles, cycling apparel, and accessories. Each piece is decked with the most treasured symbols associated with the Dead: the Dancing Bears and the Lightning Bolt.

State Bicycle Co. will produce two limited editions of its popular Klunker, decorated with Dancing Bears and Lightning Bolt decals. The SBC Klunker is a retro-inspired, combination of a beach cruiser, mountain bike, and BMX bike. The SBC Grateful Dead Klunkers are built on a classic-styled steel frame with simple coaster brakes and a traditional leatherette saddle. Modern engineering updates the components, which includes BMX handlebars and stem, aluminum rims and mountain bike tires for any road or trail surface. When the ride is over, you can turn up the Grateful Dead tunes and crack open your beverage on the bottle opener attached to the bike frame.

Details on the State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead Klunker

  • Dancing Bears & Lightning Bolt edition
  • Sized for riders 5’5″ to 6’3″
  • Frame: Durable Steel Frame & Fork w/ 5 Year Warranty
  • Handlebars: BMX Style V-bar with 7″ rise, 30” extra-wide with Vans Grips
  • Wheels: Extra Durable 36h BMX Style Rim w/ 2.3″ WTB Mountain Bike 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

State Bicycle Co.’s Co-Founder, Mehdi Farsi stated, “Having teamed up with the Grateful Dead, we are combining environmental consciousness with the free spirit that has characterized multiple generations of Dead Heads around the world. The music and the vibe of the Grateful Dead is a perfect match for the expansive feelings we all gain through bicycling!”

The State Bicycle Co. x Grateful Dead collaboration continues with cycling apparel and accessories including, cycling caps, bicycle saddles, and handlebar tape featuring the fun Grateful Dead Dancing Bears, along with plenty of tie-dye.

For more information on the full line of products visit statebicycle.com

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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