Right from its beginning in 1991 STEVENS took a chance on carbon in frame building. Resulting in more than 20 years experience with this exceptional material. Ech carbon frame is designed and developed in our Hamburg facilities. Our capable partners in Asia hand build these frames according to our strict guidelines.
This is the only way to get the most out of this high modulus fiber’s unique properties. E.g. rear stays: To make it laterally as stiff as possible yet vertically compliant in order to provide high comfort, you need a lot of know-how about fiber lay-out and force progression. The same goes for drop outs or integrated bottom bracket and headset interfaces, all carbon masterpieces - engineered in Hamburg.
We don’t need to do everything ourselves. Because we do not lower our requirements for purchased components, we only consider the very best suppliers. Of the kind, where even the world’s fastest pro riders have to apply to be on the waiting list – like Lightweight, the Bavarian wheel wizards. Or AX Lightness, whose cockpit components enjoy a legendary reputation among light weight fanatics.
Since 2011 there is a recycling facility for carbon located in the town of Stade. Stade is right around the corner from Hamburg. It is only consistent for us to be on board as the first bike manufacturer. Carbon parts like crashed frames or those, which did not pass the quality test are being recycled since then, and their valuable fibers can be used as base material for new products.