High-Modulus Carbon Fibres
|Sizes||50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm|
|Frame||Carbon SL HMF|
What is it that makes this racing machine so successful? First of all, it's the completely redesigned frame with less than 900 grams with optimized STW ratio. Under the paint, perfectly crafted carbon ensures perfect handling: comfortable in the slipstream, but powerful in the sprint. When the race is on, Shimano's electronic Ultegra gruppo will easily change those 2x11 gears both precisely and inconspicuously: Click - click - click and go! No wonder Team Vorarlberg's pros are highly victorious.
The perfect can-do-it-all bike scores with secure handling, great acceleration and comfortable seating position. The rear triangle lacks a little in vertical compliance.
Stevens stands out - as happened many times in recent years - with excellent "inner values". The lightweight STEVENS pleases frequent and demanding touring riders with ist reliable, nimble behaviour and top-shelf components from the BYO program.
This touring sportster excels by forward-drive, precise handling and a surplus in comfort. Specs and weight are perfect for the price - in the end the Xenon is "superior". A clear "must-buy".
STEVENS' Xenon has proven to belong to the best designed frames in a recent Tour magazine test. With a frame weighing less than 950g and a fairly light fork you can build really light bikes that offer excellent stiffness for a stable ride. Great comfort in the saddle and at the bar.
Great frame, convincing specs. The versatile Xenon pleased us both on paper, in the lab and on the road. A clear winner and recommendation.
Best frame in the test: The light Xenon is a top-notch product that leaves substantially more expensive models far behind on the test bench. Best stability and good suspension.
At 945 g, the Xenon offers the lightest frame by a long shot. Stiffness is on the safe side as well. The fork is impressive, being one of the few that unites decent lateral stiffness with good comfort. Lightest frame in test, pleasingly painted, very good fork.
|Frame height (cm)||50||52||54||56||58||60||Measuring mode|
|Seattube length||A2||486||498||524||553||564||607||bottom bracket to top of seattube|
|Seattube length||A3||450||463||488||514||530||573||bottom bracket to top of top tube|
|Top tube length||B||506||516||525||541||559||575|
|Top tube horizontal||C||518||530||538||555||570||585||center headtube to center seatpost/seattube|
|Headtube angle (°)||D||71.5||72||72.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Seattube angle (°)||E||75||74||74||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Bottom bracket drop||I||70||70||70||70||70||70||distance of bottom bracket to hub level|
|Bottom bracket height||K||265||265||265||265||265||265||distance to ground|
|Slope||M||76||72||68||67||77||54||top tube level distance front to rear|
|Wheel radius||N||335||335||335||335||335||335||incl. tires|
|Standover height||O||726||735||759||782||795||834||top of top tube to ground*|
|Fork build height||P||370||370||370||370||370||370||incl. lower headset cups|
|Front wheel - bottom bracket||Q||579||577||581||583||598||613|
|Reach||R||379||380||382||387||397||404||center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal|
|Stack||S||517||523||544||567||585||610||center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical|
|Stack/Reach (1:x)||1.36||1.38||1.42||1.47||1.47||1.51||ratio stack to reach|
|Stem angle (°)||-6||-6||-6||-6||-6||-6|
|Assembled spacers||23.2 + 10 + 5 + 5|
* measured 1/3 from seattube and 2/3 from headtube