Under the Name San Remo, which is homage to the Italian coastal town and finish of the spring classic Milan-San Remo, STEVENS offers an entry-level road racer with no-frills looks and reliable specs. ”Smooth welds and internally routed cables deliver a clean appearance”, was one remark made by the testers.
Geometry was, STEVENS typical, on the sporty side while the frame offered lots of reserves in directional stability. ”The bike is nimble, reacts quickly to steering input, yet offers a reasonably calm ride,” says the test verdict. Seating position is suitable for long tours, especially since ride comfort was enhanced by the flexy 27.2mm thin seatpost.
Shimano lately has revamped the Tiagra shifting group and – as standard Shimano practice – handed down some improvements and highlights of the higher-ranked groups to its entry-level components. In the test the group ”did its job in a very reliable fashion” and its ice grey colour scheme perfectly matched the matt black/yellow San Remo frame.
”The package is complemented by the relatively light Fulcrum wheels and grippy 25 mm Continental tires which would always provide a secure ride feeling”, the editors praised the bike. They evaluated the ride characteristics like this: ”While riding, the STEVENS seems to float through the landscape, pushing along stable and securely.”
Conclusion: The San Remo is a balanced bike for many purposes. It possesses sporty genes but also shows its strength in its directional stability. The geometry is well-balanced with a sporty touch.
The STEVENS San Remo is available in sizes 44, 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60cm at your certified STEVENS dealer.