Think ahead - this is what STEVENS, the cyclocross-specialist always does. So it´s no wonder that we´ve been testing the big wheels 8 years ago. The STEVENS racing team riders were riding 700C bikes. 63 mm suspension forks and wide-base-tires. .
Since then, a lot of things have changed. The STEVENS Colorado 401, the Deore-XT-alloy-hardtail-model of the "big 5"-29"-familiy, the agility and the very ernonomic seat position ist more than remarkable.
The bottom bracket, the saddle- and the bar-position is identical to the 26"-models.
Thanks to the higher steering angle and the fairly short chain stay, the wheelbase is kept moderate and guarantees sportive velocities. Fantastic downhill and coasting properties make it an insider's tip for cross-country customers as well. The equipment presents itself at the customary high STEVENS level. The light 7005 aluminium alloy frame in combination with the Deore XT furnishings and system wheels with a 15mm Easton quick-release axle is optically and functionally impressive.