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8X Lite Tour

Weight 12.8kg
Sizes  48, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64cm
Frame Aluminium SL 6061 TB
Color(s) Velvet Steel Grey

Pricing

recomm. retail price
1 829.00 €

Highlights wherever you look.

Zero suspension = zero weight. The 8X Lite Tour is a sports tourer with impeccable equipment – Deore XT drivetrain, disc brakes and super-bright Busch + Müller lighting add up to only 12.8kg (28lb.2s). Everything is geared for moving forward, to the top, to today's destination or beyond the horizon. Too far for you? No problem for this bike!

  • Superior sports tourer with top-notch specs at only 12.7 kg (28 lbs)!
  • Shimano Deore XT: drivetrain and disc brakes
  • Super-light K1 aluminum fork w/ tapered steerer and thru-axle
  • Busch&M
  • Internal cable routing

Technology

Integrated Pannier Rack Mount dropout

In collaboration with pannier rack specialists Tubus and Racktime STEVENS' engineers have developed a dropout that also serves as an elegant pannier rack mount. It not only looks fantastic, it also ensures that forces caused by luggage or large amounts of groceries are evenly transmitted inot the frame - resulting in a more stable and safer design.

Even when you can't see the strut that connects the pannier rack to the fender - it is there. The strut runs below the fender and provides - in connection with the rack mounted to the fender - more stability and lateral stiffness.

Der Scheinwerfer IQ-X von Busch + Müller macht es mit seiner neu entwickelten Lichttechnologie erstmals möglich, mit einem Dynamoscheinwerfer die 100-Lux-Marke zu knacken – und das mit einer sehr breiten, weiten und homogenen Großflächen-Ausleuchtung der Straße.

QR15-Steckachse vorn

Die „15“ steht für den Achsdurchmesser, das „QR“ für „Quick Release“, also Schnellspanner – und zusammen für die funktionellste Methode, das Vorderrad in der (Feder-)Gabel zu verankern. Die Vorteile sind bestechend: hohe Steifigkeit, präzise Bremsscheiben-Positionierung und kinderleichte Bedienung. Also stattet STEVENS fast alle Mountainbikes und sogar die hochwertigsten Trekking-, Crossbikes und Pedelecs damit aus. Vor allem bei den 29“-MTBs wird sogar noch die Einbaubreite erhöht – von 100 auf 110 mm, das ist noch steifer.

STEVENS Steckachs-Sicherung von Pitlock erhältlich

Steckachs-Systeme bringen mehr Seitensteifigkeit und eliminieren auch noch das letzte Risiko, dass das Laufrad zwischen Gabel und Laufrad verrutschen kann. So passen auch Bremsscheibe und -sattel immer perfekt schleiffrei zueinander. Für die Steckachs-Systeme bei STEVENS Rädern mit K1-Starrgabeln gibt es extra von Pitlock optional eine Steckachssicherung inklusive 15 mm Steckachse aus Aluminium, Einsteckbuchse, PIT-Schlüssel und Codekarte. Alle weiteren Details auf www.pitlock.de – Artikel „Set 19 Steckachse 15 zu Stevens“.

Tapered Seat Tube

The seat tube tapers from top to bottom. At the top it fits a slim 27.2mm seatpost that offers some flex and therefore increases comfort especially when riding over rough ground. At the bottom the large diameter nicley flows into the bottom bracket shell and downtube to provide great stiffness and drivetrain efficiency.

Hydroforming

Using water or oil pressure aluminium tubes are transformed from their original round shape into their ideal shape determined by STEVENS engineers to perfectly withstand any load without any weight penalty. Riders of allround bikes and pedelecs will benefit from a better stability caused by hydroforming even when they are touring with heavy luggage.

SPF Superlite Rigid Fork

SPF stands for "Super Plastic Forming" which allows the manufacturing of large and complex parts like bike forks in one single piece. This way there's only a few welds between the fork shaft and legs. This makes the fork very light and laterally stiff. Yet it's equipped with everything that makes a versatile rigid fork: Lowrider rack eyelets, QR-15 axle mount and tapered shaft for high lateral stiffness.

Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube

Fork shaft (or steerer tube) and head tube are tapered, meaning their diameter increases from top to bottom resulting in a conical shape. The diameter needs to be bigger at the bottom since this is where higher stress is applied - especially when the bike has a higher total weight due to luggage or an e-drive and battery. Also tapered steerers feature a smoother force transfer (like forces caused by hard braking) to the downtube than forks with a continuous 1 1/8" diameter.

Triple Butted, Double Butted

Meaning a frame tube has three or two different wall thicknesses along its length. Triple butted (TB) is the usual technology with STEVENS high-quality frames.
Tubes with different wall thicknesses are optimally adjusted to certain ways of manufacturing or to withstand specific loads. Where the highest loads occur or where tubes are welded, walls are the thickest. Butted tubes allow frame weight to be lower by several hundred grams.

Smooth Welded

Additional step in welding. The first, rippled weld, typical for aluminium, is covered with a second smoother weld. This not only improves looks but also lowers the risk of notches in this spot, which makes the frames more durable.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes – Trekking

There is no more reliable brake system than hydraulic disc brakes - that is why we strongly advice everyone, who is riding their cross, trekking- or city bike 12 months a year to choose one of our models with the „DISC“ suffix. Brake power is easy to modulate and does not fade a bit in the wet. Also the brakes are almost maintenance-free. And your local STEVENS dealer will gladly explain to you what you need to take care of when removing and re-installing a wheel

Equipment

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Chassis

Frame
Aluminium SL 6061 TB
  • Axle: QR10x135
  • Brake: postmount disc 6"
  • BB: BSA 68mm
  • Front derailleur mount: clamp
  • Cable routing: internal (shifting)/external (brake)
  • Fender + rack mounts
Front fork
STEVENS K1 Superlite
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • Axle: QR15x100
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
  • Fender + rack mounts
Headset
STEVENS AH Taper 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS44/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS55/40
Brakes
Shimano Deore XT
  • BR-M8000
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • Rotor: SM-RT64
  • Rotor size: 180/160mm
  • Center-Lock
  • 3 finger

Drivetrain

Crankset
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • FC-T8000, 48-36-26 T
  • BB type: BSA / Hollowtech II
  • Chainguard
Derailleur f
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • FD-T8000-HL3
Chain
Shimano CN-HG95
Derailleur r
Shimano Deore XT Trekking Shadow
  • RD-T8000-SGS
  • 10-speed
  • Total capacity: 47 T
Cassette
Shimano CS-HG81
  • 10-speed
  • Combination: 11-12-14-16-18-20-22-25-28-32 T
Pedals
ATB Alu Comp
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.76 - 9.47 m, 3*10

Wheelset

Hubs
Shutter Precision PL-8X | Shimano Deore XT FH-M8000
  • Hub dynamo (front)
Rims
Oxygen SL-D A21
Tires
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
  • Tire size: 35-622
  • RaceGuard
  • Reflective stripes

Cockpit

Handlebar
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Width: 640mm
  • Backsweep: 9°
  • Rise: 20mm
  • Clamp: 31.8mm
Stem
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Handlebar clamp: 31.8mm
  • Angle: 6°
Saddle
Oxygen Havoc
Seatpost
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Length: 300mm
  • Diameter: 27.2mm
  • Insertion depth min. 100mm
Shiftlever
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • SL-T8000
Brakelever
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • BL-T8000
  • 3 finger
Lighting
B+M IQ-X | Toplight Mini+
  • Illuminance (front): 100 lux
  • Close range light
  • Daylight function (front)
  • Stationary taillight
  • Automatic on/off
Accessories
Racktime RTA alloy rack | SKS mudguards

Data

Weight
12.8kg
Sizes
48, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64cm
Color(s)
Velvet Steel Grey
Laden weight
130kg
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage
 

Test Reports

Logo Macht Asphalt - zu Traumstraßen

Macht Asphalt - zu Traumstraßen

06/2016

Conclusion: The STEVENS 8X Lite Tour is one of the most suitable bikes for short trips and long-distance traveling.
Logo Auffällig sportlich

Auffällig sportlich

05/2016

The STEVENS 8X Lite Disc Tour offers good technology and a high-quality frame for reasonable money. All in all it behaves quite tough, directly and a little race-like.
Logo TrekkingBIKE: Ausgezeichneter Citycrosser

TrekkingBIKE: Ausgezeichneter Citycrosser

04/2015

The STEVENS 8X Disc Lite Tour is superb: Seating position is sporty but relaxed; riding characteristics are agile yet stable; lateral stiffness is high yet riding comfort is great due to some smart tricks; plus feel-good ergonomics.

Geometry

schematische Skizze eines Fahrrades mit eingezeichneten Geometrie-Messpunkten

Frame height (cm) 48 52 55 58 61 64 Measuring mode
Seattube length A1 580 604 626 655 680 695 nominal
Seattube length A2 480 520 550 580 610 640 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 420 461 485 515 545 573 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube length B 541 552 565 579 590 602  
Top tube horizontal C 566 576 590 605 615 625 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 71 71 71.5 72 72 72  
Seattube angle (°) E 72.5 72.5 72.5 72 72 72  
Wheelbase F 1043 1058 1067 1071 1081 1091  
Chainstay length G 445 445 445 445 445 445  
Headtube length H 130 155 175 200 225 240  
Bottom bracket drop I 65 65 65 65 65 65 distance of bottom bracket to hub level
Bottom bracket height K 283 283 283 283 283 283 distance to ground
Fork rake L 45 45 45 45 45 45  
Slope M 153 137 135 133 128 111 top tube level distance front to rear
Wheel radius N 348 348 348 348 348 348 incl. tires
Standover height O 730 760 784 814 841 864 top of top tube to ground*
Fork build height P 401 401 401 401 401 401 incl. lower headset cups
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 611 621 630 635 644 655  
Reach R 392 394 401 403 405 410 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 553 576 597 623 647 661 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1.41 1.46 1.49 1.55 1.6 1.61 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2  
Stem length   90 100 100 110 120 130 center-center
Stem angle (°)   6 6 6 6 6 6  
Handlebar diameter   31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8  
Assembled spacers   23.2 + 10 + 10 + 5 + 5  
Handlebar width   640 640 640 640 640 640  
Cranklength   170 170 175 175 175 175  
    48 52 55 58 61 64  

* measured 1/3 from seattube and 2/3 from headtube

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