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Sledge Max

Weight 13.9kg
Sizes  16", 18", 20", 22"
Frame Aluminium 7005 TB
Color(s) Alu Raw

Pricing

recomm. retail price
3 869.00 €

Enduro with maximum added value.

Ambitious enduro bikers want uncompromising specs and strong features: The frame has become 230 g lighter, the Fox 36 Float offers more travel than before. The 1x11-speed drivetrain with RaceFace cranks and the KindShock CRUXi Vario seat post guarantee superior trail performance. The enduro cockpit made by Spank is just as robust as the extra wide rims and tires. In a nutshell: enduro bikers want the Sledge Max.

  • Bike with efficient four-pivot suspension and balanced enduro geometry
  • Superior Fox Float Factory chassis (170/160 mm)
  • Shimano Deore XT 1x11-speed drivetrain w/ RaceFace crankset
  • Solid DT Swiss E 1700 Spline Two wheelset w/ boost axle standard
  • Spank cockpit plus Kind Shock LEV Integra seat post (125 mm)

Technology

Rear shock Development

Specific suspension set-up for maximum performance in any type of bike.

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Absenkbare Sattelstütze (Dropper Post)

Optimale Sitzhöhe für Antriebs-Effizienz. Knopfdruck. Sattel runter für technische Abfahrten.

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Boost-Standard fork

What is right for the rear wheel is even more important at the front wheel - because steering precision matters.

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Boost-Standard am Hinterbau

Seit dem Modelljahr 2016 entsprechen die Hinterbauten aller STEVENS-Fullys dem neuen „Boost“.

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Chain guide interface

To prevent the light aluminium tubes of STEVENS fullies we use high-quality bolt-on protectors.

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Hydroforming

A bonus in steering precision and longevity.

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Versatile cable routing

To ride your bike like you want to: Versatile cable routing.

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Tapered Steerer

Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube (MTB)

Riders benefit from noticeably higher steering precision, almost without weight penalty.

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Triple Butted, Double Butted

For light and stable frame: Frame tubes with thinner walls in the middle and thicker walls at the ends.

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ISCG 05 Mount

Guarantees trouble-free chain guide retrofitting.

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QR15-Steckachse vorn

Die funktionellste Methode, das Vorderrad in der (Feder-)Gabel zu verankern.

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E-thru Rear Axle

Thru-axle standard from Shimano for mountain bike rear triangles.

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Kettenstreben-Protektor

Gegen heftige Kettenschläge werden die Kettenstreben der STEVENS-Carbon-Fullies geschützt.

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Smooth Welded

Smooth welds reduce notching and make aluminium frames more durable.

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Di2-ready

Vorbereitete Rahmen für elegante Integration von elektronischer Schaltung.

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Rearshock Development

Diffferent purposes in different terrain require different ride properties. This is why every fully rear triangle receives a specific setup from STEVENS' engineers to meet the respective bike's requirement for optimum performance. Firm for minimum power loss in the marathon with lots of comfort for long distance riding with a linear characteristic curve and mind-soothing reserves for hard hits.

Absenkbare Sattelstütze (Dropper Post)

Optimale Sitzhöhe für Antriebs-Effizienz. Knopfdruck. Sattel runter für technische Abfahrten. Knopf… so könnte es endlos weitergehen – und auf manchen technischen Trails wird die Sattelstützen-Fernbedienung häufiger bedient als der Umwerfer-Schalthebel. Experten für Fahrspaß und Fahrsicherheit sind sich einig: selten hat eine Innovation so überzeugende Vorteile und so wenige Nachteile (Gewicht, Preis) mit sich gebracht, wie die Sattelstützen mit stufenlos einstellbarer Sitzhöhe.

Boost-Standard Fork

What is right for the rear wheel is even more important at the front wheel - because steering precision matters. This is why STEVENS uses suspension forks and hubs with extra wide axle spacing for all its 29er fullies, the Whaka+ ES and the trail rocket Sonora SL. These 110mm of axle spacing are called "Boost" or "Plus" and stand for lots of added lateral stiffness plus space for extra wide studded tires.

Boost-Standard am Hinterbau

Seit dem Modelljahr 2016 entsprechen die Hinterbauten aller STEVENS-Fullys dem neuen „Boost“- oder „Plus“-Achsmaß mit 148 mm Einbaubreite – und das hat gute Gründe: Die Seitensteifigkeit des Hinterrades erhöht sich um ca. 20%, wovon vor allem die großen 29er-Laufräder profitieren. Und es wird Platz geschaffen für voluminöse Stollenreifen, die auf dem Trail mit besserer Performance und mehr Fahrspaß punkten.

Chain guide interface

To prevent the light aluminium chainstays of STEVENS fullies from scratching, we use high-quality bolt-on protectors. They also house a little, smart chain guide directly underneath - the Bionicon c.guide eco (available at your local bike dealer). The c.guide also provides a quiter drivetrain and keeps the chain securely on the chainrings.

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. This means better steering precision on the trail and higher longevity.

Versatile cable routing

We keep the cable routing on our bikes as versatile as possible so you can ride your bike like you want to. There are wide and therefore easy to reach cable ports in the frame to insert either one or two cables or none at all - there are cover plugs for any of these configurations. This is also very convenient for retrofitting a dropper post.

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.

ISCG 05 Mount

The "international standard for chain guides" guarantees an easy retrofitting of the Sledge Enduro frame with a chain guide in case this is necessary for ambitious downhill adventures.

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.

E-thru Rear Axle

This abbreviation stands for Shimano's thru-axle standard for MTB rear stays that integrates a thread into the dropout. On the majority of STEVENS mountain bikes a 12mm thru axle provides outstanding rear triangle stiffness and utmost precision in brake disc alignement to prevent annoying brake rub.

Kettenstreben-Protektor

Damit Ihr bedenkenlos jede Piste herunterjagen könnt: Der speziell angepasste Protektor schützt die Kettenstreben der STEVENS Carbon-Fullys vor heftigen Kettenschlägen.

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.

Di2-ready

Elektronische Schaltungen haben sich am Rennrad und am Mountainbike neben den klassischen mechanischen Schaltungen längst etabliert. Bestechend schnelle und zuverlässige Gangwechsel bei minimalem Wartungsaufwand machen sich eben nicht nur bei der Tour de France oder im Cyclocross-Worldcup oder auf den Cross Country-Weltcup-Strecken bezahlt. Und genau darum sind viele Rennrad- und Mountainbikerahmen von STEVENS bereits „Di2-ready“ – sprich: für die nahtlose Integration von Akkus und Kabeln (anstelle der herkömmlichen Seilzüge) vorbereitet. Und selbst für seine edle Alfine-Nabenschaltung bietet Shimano eine Elektronik-Version an.

Equipment

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Chassis

Frame
Aluminium 7005 TB
  • Axle: QR12x148
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
  • BB: Pressfit 92
  • Front derailleur mount: Direct mount (high)
  • Cable routing: internal
Front fork
Fox 36 Float Factory
  • Travel: 170mm
  • Air suspension
  • Kashima coating
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • Axle: QR15x110
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
Headset
STEVENS MTB Taper 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS44/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS55/40
Shock absorber
Fox Float X Factory
  • Travel: 160mm
  • Air suspension
  • Kashima coating
  • Length: 216mm
  • Shock travel: 63mm
  • Mounting width: 22.2x8mm
Brakes
Shimano Deore XT
  • BR-M8000
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • Rotor: SM-RT81
  • Rotor size: 203/203mm
  • Center-Lock

Drivetrain

Crankset
Race Face Turbine DM32
  • Teeth count: 32
  • Direct mount chainring / 30mm spline
  • BB type: Pressfit 92
  • Boost chain line
Derailleur f
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Chain
Shimano CN-HG701
Derailleur r
Shimano Deore XT Shadow+
  • RD-M8000-DGS
  • 11-speed
  • Direct Mount
  • Total capacity: 39 T
Cassette
Shimano Deore XT
  • CS-M8000, 11-speed
  • Combination: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-37-46 T
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.54 - 6.43 m, 1*11

Wheelset

System wheelset
DT Swiss E 1700 Spline Two
Tires
Schwalbe Magic Mary Evolution| Hans Dampf Evolution
  • Tire size: 60-584
  • Foldable
  • Front: TrailStar compound
  • Rear: PaceStar compound
  • Snake-Skin
  • Tubeless Easy

Cockpit

Handlebar
Spank Spike Bearclaw
  • Width: 777mm
  • Backsweep: 8°
  • Rise: 15mm
  • Clamp: 31.8mm
Stem
Spank Spike Race
  • Handlebar clamp: 31.8mm
  • Angle: 0°
Saddle
Oxygen Roccia
Seatpost
Kind Shock LEV-Integra
  • Travel: 125mm
  • Remote Lockout
  • Length: 392mm
  • Diameter: 30.9mm
Shiftlever
Shimano Deore XT
  • SL-M8000
Brakelever
Shimano Deore XT
  • BL-M8000
  • 2 finger

Data

Weight
13.9kg
Sizes
16", 18", 20", 22"
Color(s)
Alu Raw
Laden weight
115kg
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage
 

Test Reports

Logo favbike.de: Viel Fahrspaß zum fairen Preis

favbike.de: Viel Fahrspaß zum fairen Preis

03/2016

The STEVENS Sledge Max is really a success and offers great riding fun for a fair price. Those of you who are looking for an Enduro with lots of bang for the buck - go and get it.
Logo Solide, stabil und sicher – „sehr gut“

Solide, stabil und sicher – „sehr gut“

03/2016

Those who are looking for a solid, stable and safe Enduro will find the right bike with the STEVEN Sledge Max. This bike almost glues to the trail and scores with great parts. Uphill it works ok but not very nimble.
Logo Ein Bike für jedes Terrain

Ein Bike für jedes Terrain

01/2016

The new Sledge Max is made for those who are looking for all-purpose bike with top specs for an affordable price. If you are willing to accept some trade-offs in uphill performance you get a great long travel enduro.
Logo Mit viel Tempo, Komfort und Sicherheit in die Abfahrt

Mit viel Tempo, Komfort und Sicherheit in die Abfahrt

10/2015

Stevens extends its line of bikes toward downhill with the Sledge MAX. The bike with lots of travel and featuring a Fox chassis, XT gruppo and many other high-quality parts will be available for 3,699 Euros which makes it a very interesting bike for the upcoming season.

Geometry

schematische Skizze eines Fahrrades mit eingezeichneten Geometrie-Messpunkten

Frame height (") 16 18 20 22 Measuring mode
Seattube length A1 622 623 623 643 nominal
Seattube length A2 420 450 480 510 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 344 351 360 372 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube length B 530 547 565 584  
Top tube horizontal C 565 585 605 625 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 66 66 66 66  
Seattube angle (°) E 75.4 74.6 74.3 74 effective, to top of HT
Wheelbase F 1154 1174 1194 1215  
Chainstay length G 430 430 430 430  
Headtube length H 110 110 110 130  
Bottom bracket drop I 12 12 12 12 distance of bottom bracket to hub level
Bottom bracket height K 341 341 341 341 distance to ground
Fork rake L 44 44 44 44  
Slope M 260 254 245 252 top tube level distance front to rear
Wheel radius N 353 353 353 353 incl. tires
Standover height O 726 736 741 744 top of top tube to ground*
Fork build height P 554 554 554 554 incl. lower headset cups
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 724 744 764 785  
Reach R 412 431 452 465 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 603 603 603 622 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1.46 1.4 1.33 1.34 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9  
Stem length   50 60 60 70 center-center
Stem angle (°)   6 6 6 6  
Handlebar diameter   31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8  
Assembled spacers   7.3 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 10  
Handlebar width   780 780 780 780  
Cranklength   175 175 175 175  
    16 18 20 22  

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

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