High-Modulus Carbon Fibres
|Sizes||50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm|
|Frame||Carbon SL HMF|
|Color(s)||Carbon Yellow | Carbon Turquoise|
When special requests and perfectionism unite, bankruptcy may lurk around the corner. Not with the the Xenon! The Xenon's completely redesigned frame weighs less than 900 grams and due to its optimized STW ratio inspires Team Vorarlberg pros to numerous victories - and outperforms many high end competitors in price. Watch out: This machine can easily get beneath the minimum weight of 6.8 kg dictated by the UCI World Cycling Association. But we wouldn't want to get you in trouble!
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".
The lightest frame in test is a perfect base for "frequent flyers" with competitive ambitions offering a stable ride and well-balanced riding characteristics. Just the right specs at a great price.
Great frame, convincing specs. The versatile Xenon pleased us both on paper, in the lab and on the road. A clear winner and recommendation.
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|
* measured 1/3 from seattube and 2/3 from headtube