The 6X Lite Tour has its roots in STEVENS’ sporty City Cross model range and it also rides just like that, Trekkingbike’s editors begin their report in issue March 2017. ”Appropriate to its heritage, seating position and steering characteristics are on the sporty side – it’s a swift every-day use bike and the second lightest model in the test.”
The test bike in frame size 55cm tipped the scale at only 12.8kg (28.2lbs).
True to its origins as a nimble city sportster it can do without a bell and kickstand. Both of course can easily be retrofitted by your dealer; with threaded eyelets at the rear stays the montage of a kickstand is really simple.
The tester also found the saddle to be kind of sporty. Yet, the sporty character is mostly determined by its ride characteristics. The rigid fork provides direct steering and is quite short which lowers the headtube and therefore the handlebar – resulting in a slightly bent-forward seating position.
At a price of 999 Euros the 6X Lite Tour claims to be a solid, sporty every-day use bike. Accordingly it’s spec’d with the well-proven Shimano Deore group throughout including V-brakes. In addition an Avy LED headlight from Busch+Müller, a Racktime pannier rack and Spicer tires from Schwalbe are good for worry-free every-day cycling. In the editors’ eyes this kind of handling and specs make this bike a ”worthy bestseller”.
Conclusion: ”Sportster In A City Suit: The Stevens 6X Lite is a swift and light every-day use bike with solid components.”
Das STEVENS 6X Lite Tour in timeless Velvet Black is available in sizes 48, 52, 55, 58, 61 and 64cm in the Gents version. In the Ladies (trapezoid) version the 6X Lite Tour is available in sizes 46, 50, 54 and 58cm.