Rear shock Development
|Frame||Aluminium 7005 TB|
|Sizes||16", 18", 20"|
STEVENS' engineers have finely tuned the Whaka ES for trail and touring use down to the smallest detail: The alloy four-link frame scores with short chainstays for agile handling, low stand-over height and smart component integration. Fox Float Performance suspension with 150mm travel and superior specs – from complete Shimano XT group to DT Swiss wheels with extra wide axle spacing to the Spunk cockpit plus KindShock's dropper seatpost.
Solid, well-spec'd bike for tough terrain. Its motto: Relaxed uphill, full-throttle downhill. The chassis works very well. Just choose your line and the bike will do the rest.
The STEVENS Whaka ES 29" benefits from the great obstacle-clearing capabilities of larger wheels. As a well-balanced performer it features good handling, comfort due to a relaxed seating position and an efficient chassis.
The Whaka ES 29 boasts good climbing capabilities, a comfortable seating position and an efficient chassis that also totally performs when descending.
It is quite strange that a trail needs to hail from (flat) Hamburg to show others what descending really means. The STEVENS Whaka ES was by far the safest bike for descending. Stevens makes this happen with a 'somewhat' higher weight due to sturdier components and lots of travel.
With the Whaka ES attacking hard, technical climbs is a piece of cake.
The Whaka rocks the competition like no other. Downhill this newcomer is a real daredevil. The Whaka loves tricky terrain preferably downhill. Great chassis …
|Frame height (")||16||18||20||Measuring mode|
|Seattube length||A2||420||450||480||bottom bracket to top of seattube|
|Seattube length||A3||335||336||334||bottom bracket to top of top tube|
|Top tube length||B||530||549||569|
|Top tube horizontal||C||565||585||605||center headtube to center seatpost/seattube|
|Headtube angle (°)||D||67||67||67|
|Seattube angle (°)||E||75||74.6||74.3||effective, to top of HT|
|Bottom bracket drop||I||16||16||16||distance of bottom bracket to hub level|
|Bottom bracket height||K||337||337||337||distance to ground|
|Slope||M||259||268||287||top tube level distance front to rear|
|Wheel radius||N||353||353||353||incl. tires|
|Standover height||O||747||750||756||top of top tube to ground*|
|Fork build height||P||534||534||534||incl. lower headset cups|
|Front wheel - bottom bracket||Q||709||730||750|
|Reach||R||417||433||445||center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal|
|Stack||S||594||603||621||center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical|
|Stack/Reach (1:x)||1.42||1.39||1.4||ratio stack to reach|
|Stem angle (°)||0||0||0|
|Assembled spacers||7.3 + 10 + 5 + 5 + 5|
* measured 1/3 from seattube and 2/3 from headtube