6061 eBike Commuter State Bicycle single-speed
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State Breaks Into Electric With the Single-Speed 6061 eBike

State Bicycle Co. jumps into the e-bike market with a single-speeder.

Meet the 6061 ‘single-speed’ eBike Commuter. It comes in a low-key matte black and shares the same geometry as State’s original city bikes.

And with its base price of $1,500 MSRP, the 6061 eBike is, admittedly, one of the least expensive electric commuters on the market today.

Plus, the e-bike’s motor and electric components are stealthy as hell. Try locating the motor (or the battery, for that matter). Does this puppy look like it has any more tech to it than an old-school commuter bike? Because the folks at State could have fooled me.

Here’s what else you should know.

State Bicycle 6061 Single-Speed eBike

State Bicycle 6061 single-speed eBike Commuter rear hub

The 6061 eBike Commuter’s motor can achieve up to 20 miles per hour.

In terms of oomph, the electric rig offers five pedal assistance levels or “gears.” Range varies according to use, but if you crank that assist up all the way, expect around 21 miles of power. On the lowest assist level, that range jumps up to about 100 miles, State says.

Or, if you find yourself in a work-for-it mood, kill the motor and switch over to the bike’s single-speed drive train.

State Bicycle 6061 single-speed eBike Commuter

All the essential information (battery life, mileage, speed, gear, etc.) is visible on the bike’s handlebar-mounted LCD computer. The compact thumb-action controller sits adjacent to the display for quick calibration and mode control.

Once you’ve cashed the battery, just plug the bike into a standard outlet for 3.5 hours.

A 5-year warranty covers the bike’s frame; an 18-month warranty covers the e-bike’s battery, electronics, and motor; and a one-year warranty covers other nonconsumable parts.

To learn more about the State Bicycle 6061, head to statebicycle.com.

State Bicycle 6061 single-speed eBike Commuter

6061 eBike Specs

  • Frame and fork: 6061 aluminum
  • Brakes: 160mm rotor disk
  • Tires: Kenda E-Bike 45c
  • Battery: LG 36V10Ah cell lithium
  • Motor: 36V-250 watt AKM rear brushless
  • Speed: 20 mph limited (class 1)
  • Range: 18-24 miles (with level 5 assist), >100 miles (with level 1 assist)
  • Max load: 330 lbs. (150 kg)
  • Charge time: 3.5 hours
  • Weight: 38 lbs. 13 oz. (size M)
  • Sizing: Available in S, M, or L sizes to fit riders 5’3″ to 6’2″
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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.