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P18 Lite

Weight 14.2kg
Sizes  48, 52, 55, 58, 61cm
Frame Aluminium 6061 TB
Color(s) Anodized Black


recomm. retail price
3 869.00 €

There cannot be more premium.

Sportive touring is provided by a maintenance-free belt drive combined with a meticulously tuned 18-speed gear hub from a German high-precision workshop. Aggressive Deore XT disc brakes provide control. Safety and visibility are assured by a possibly record-breaking bright Busch&Müller lights. For swiftness all is nicely assembled by STEVENS' engineers to fit into an agile complete package.

  • Modern sports trekking bike with premium full specs
  • Finely tuned 18-speed Pinion gearbox with 636% gear range
  • Innovative, low-maintenance Gates belt drive
  • Strong Shimano Deore XT disc brakes
  • Anodized frame finish: of high quality, light, durable


Pinion P1.18 Gear Box

18 finely incremented gears for any situation.

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QR15-Steckachse vorn

Die funktionellste Methode, das Vorderrad in der (Feder-)Gabel zu verankern.

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Steckachs-Sicherung von Pitlock

Steckachs-Sicherung von Pitlock erhältlich

Für STEVENS Räder mit K1-Starrgabeln gibt es optional von Pitlock eine Steckachssicherung mit PIT-Schlüssel.

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Integrated Pannier Rack Strut

Invisibly provides more stability and lateral stiffness.

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IQ-X Lampe 100 Lux

Der edle IQ-X Scheinwerfer von Busch + Müller knackt die 100-Lux-Marke.

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Belt Drive

Silent-running, huge life-span, maintenance-free and low weight.

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Reifenfreiheit bis 47 mm

Mehr Fahrkomfort und Pannenschutz mit bis zu 47 mm breiten Reifen.

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Anodized Frame (anodized finish)

Anodized frames are very impact-resistant, light and long-lasting.

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Tapered Seat Tube

Increases riding comfort and provides stiffness and drive-train efficiency.

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Optimum load-specific shape by oil or water pressure.

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SPF Superlite rigid fork

Enormously light and also laterally stiff fork due to sophisticated manufacturing technology.

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Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube

Tapered headtube for optimum force transfer and steering precision.

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Triple Butted, Double Butted

For light and stable frame: Frame tubes with thinner walls in the middle and thicker walls at the ends.

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Adjustable Dropouts

Convenient and exact chain or drive belt tensioning.

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Smooth Welded

Smooth welds reduce notching and make aluminium frames more durable.

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Hydraulic Disc Brakes – Trekking

Braking power can be perfectly modulated anytime.

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Pinion P1.18 Planetary Gears

Where there's normally a bottom bracket shell there is now a complete control center with a total of 18 tightly and evenly-stepped gears - always providing the perfect gear for any kind of situation. This little powerhouse – made in Germany – also guarantees perfect handling thanks to its optimum weight distribution.

QR15-Steckachse vorn

Die „15“ steht für den Achsdurchmesser, das „QR“ für „Quick Release“, also Schnellspanner – und zusammen für die funktionellste Methode, das Vorderrad in der (Feder-)Gabel zu verankern. Die Vorteile sind bestechend: hohe Steifigkeit, präzise Bremsscheiben-Positionierung und kinderleichte Bedienung. Also stattet STEVENS fast alle Mountainbikes und sogar die hochwertigsten Trekking-, Crossbikes und Pedelecs damit aus. Vor allem bei den 29“-MTBs wird sogar noch die Einbaubreite erhöht – von 100 auf 110 mm, das ist noch steifer.

STEVENS Steckachs-Sicherung von Pitlock erhältlich

Steckachs-Systeme bringen mehr Seitensteifigkeit und eliminieren auch noch das letzte Risiko, dass das Laufrad zwischen Gabel und Laufrad verrutschen kann. So passen auch Bremsscheibe und -sattel immer perfekt schleiffrei zueinander. Für die Steckachs-Systeme bei STEVENS Rädern mit K1-Starrgabeln gibt es extra von Pitlock optional eine Steckachssicherung inklusive 15 mm Steckachse aus Aluminium, Einsteckbuchse, PIT-Schlüssel und Codekarte. Alle weiteren Details auf – Artikel „Set 19 Steckachse 15 zu Stevens“.

Even when you can't see the strut that connects the pannier rack to the fender - it is there. The strut runs below the fender and provides - in connection with the rack mounted to the fender - more stability and lateral stiffness.

Der Scheinwerfer IQ-X von Busch + Müller macht es mit seiner neu entwickelten Lichttechnologie erstmals möglich, mit einem Dynamoscheinwerfer die 100-Lux-Marke zu knacken – und das mit einer sehr breiten, weiten und homogenen Großflächen-Ausleuchtung der Straße.

Belt Drive

A belt drive, as the name suggests, uses a drive belt instead of a chain to transfer power from the cranks to the rear wheel. Since the belt cannot be split like a chain the special STEVENS frame utilizes a splittable seat stay, but the advantages are convincing: lower weight, silent operation, almost endless longevity without any maintenance.

Reifenfreiheit bis 47mm

Wer häufiger auf Strecken mit weniger glattem Untergrund unterwegs ist, kann bis zu 47 mm breite Reifen montieren – und dann von mehr Fahrkomfort und Pannenschutz profitieren, die deren größeres Luftvolumen mit sich bringt, weil nunmehr mit geringerem Reifenluftdruck gefahren werden kann. Die Rahmen und Gabeln dieser Bikes sind jedenfalls schon darauf vorbereitet.

Anodized Frames (Anodized finish)

In an electrically charged dipping bath high-quality aluminium frames are covered with a hard, smooth, even surface that looks especially classy in STEVENS Anodized Black. Therefore neither a paintjob nor powder coating is necessary - saving about 200 grams of frame weight.

Tapered Seat Tube

The seat tube tapers from top to bottom. At the top it fits a slim 27.2mm seatpost that offers some flex and therefore increases comfort especially when riding over rough ground. At the bottom the large diameter nicley flows into the bottom bracket shell and downtube to provide great stiffness and drivetrain efficiency.


Using water or oil pressure aluminium tubes are transformed from their original round shape into their ideal shape determined by STEVENS engineers to perfectly withstand any load without any weight penalty. Riders of allround bikes and pedelecs will benefit from a better stability caused by hydroforming even when they are touring with heavy luggage.

SPF Superlite Rigid Fork

SPF stands for "Super Plastic Forming" which allows the manufacturing of large and complex parts like bike forks in one single piece. This way there's only a few welds between the fork shaft and legs. This makes the fork very light and laterally stiff. Yet it's equipped with everything that makes a versatile rigid fork: Lowrider rack eyelets, QR-15 axle mount and tapered shaft for high lateral stiffness.

Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube

Fork shaft (or steerer tube) and head tube are tapered, meaning their diameter increases from top to bottom resulting in a conical shape. The diameter needs to be bigger at the bottom since this is where higher stress is applied - especially when the bike has a higher total weight due to luggage or an e-drive and battery. Also tapered steerers feature a smoother force transfer (like forces caused by hard braking) to the downtube than forks with a continuous 1 1/8" diameter.

Triple Butted, Double Butted

Meaning a frame tube has three or two different wall thicknesses along its length. Triple butted (TB) is the usual technology with STEVENS high-quality frames.
Tubes with different wall thicknesses are optimally adjusted to certain ways of manufacturing or to withstand specific loads. Where the highest loads occur or where tubes are welded, walls are the thickest. Butted tubes allow frame weight to be lower by several hundred grams.

Adjustable Dropouts

High quality STEVENS frames equipped with a gear hub or Pinion 18-gear box come with adjustable dropouts. These make correct tensioning of the chain or drive belt very easy. Adjustment via headless set screw and Allen key allows very precise alignement. Two fastening bolts on each side provide tight grip. On bikes with derailleur shifting the chain is tensioned by the derailleur.

Smooth Welded

Additional step in welding. The first, rippled weld, typical for aluminium, is covered with a second smoother weld. This not only improves looks but also lowers the risk of notches in this spot, which makes the frames more durable.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes – Trekking

There is no more reliable brake system than hydraulic disc brakes - that is why we strongly advice everyone, who is riding their cross, trekking- or city bike 12 months a year to choose one of our models with the „DISC“ suffix. Brake power is easy to modulate and does not fade a bit in the wet. Also the brakes are almost maintenance-free. And your local STEVENS dealer will gladly explain to you what you need to take care of when removing and re-installing a wheel


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Aluminium 6061 TB
  • Axle: QR10x135
  • Brake: postmount disc 6"
  • BB: Pinion
  • Cable routing: external
  • Fender + rack mounts
  • Chain tensioner
  • Bolted seatstay (drive side)
Front fork
STEVENS K1 Superlite
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • Axle: QR15x100
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
  • Fender + rack mounts
STEVENS AH Taper 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS44/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS55/40
Shimano Deore XT
  • BR-M8000
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • Rotor: SM-RT64
  • Rotor size: 180/160mm
  • Center-Lock
  • 3 finger


Pinion Forged
  • Teeth count: 32 (Gates CDX)
  • BB type: Pinion
Derailleur f
Pinion P1.18 Getriebeschaltung
  • Gear range: 636%
Gates CDX Center Track Carbon Drive Belt
  • Length: 115 T
Gates CDX Center Track sprocket
  • Teeth count: 28
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.39 - 8.81 m, 1*18


Shutter Precision PL-8X | Oxygen Disc Single
  • Hub dynamo (front)
Oxygen SL-D A21
Schwalbe Marathon Racer
  • Tire size: 40-622
  • Foldable
  • Speedgrip compound
  • RaceGuard
  • Lite-Skin
  • Reflective stripes


Oxygen Scorpo
  • Width: 640mm
  • Backsweep: 9°
  • Rise: 20mm
  • Clamp: 31.8mm
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Handlebar clamp: 31.8mm
  • Angle: 17°
Selle Royal Viper
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Length: 320mm
  • Diameter: 27.2mm
  • Insertion depth min. 100mm
Pinion 18-speed twist grip
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • BL-T8000
  • 3 finger
B+M IQ-X | Shine Evo
  • Illuminance (front): 100 lux
  • Close range light
  • Daylight function (front)
  • Stationary taillight
  • Automatic on/off
Racktime Shine Evo IMM alloy rack | SKS mudguards | Pletscher kickstand


48, 52, 55, 58, 61cm
Anodized Black
Laden weight
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage

Test Reports

Logo Perfekter Reisebegleiter

Perfekter Reisebegleiter


Das P 18 Lite ist ein perfekter Alltagsbegleiter mit durchdachter Ausstattung und spritzigem Fahrverhalten.
Logo Lust auf Anstiege

Lust auf Anstiege


Good price for performance, good ride quality and the low-maintenance drivetrain make the P18 Lite great fun to ride, from every-day use to fast-pace touring which is where this bike excels.
Logo Radtouren Preis-Leistungs-Tipp

Radtouren Preis-Leistungs-Tipp


The STEVENS P18 is the top of the game at the bottom of the price range: A fast and trouble-free all-rounder for touring and city cruising.
Logo Beste Fahreigenschaften

Beste Fahreigenschaften

/2015 – 2015

The P18 Lite’s ride characteristics are amazing, with or without cargo. The low center of gravity due to the gear box provide a bit of culture while the chassis is quick and nimble.


schematische Skizze eines Fahrrades mit eingezeichneten Geometrie-Messpunkten

Frame height (cm) 48 52 55 58 61 Measuring mode
Seattube length A1 584 614 636 658 680 nominal
Seattube length A2 480 520 550 580 610 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 417 456 486 515 545 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube length B 538 551 567 582 595  
Top tube horizontal C 560 575 590 605 617 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 69 69 69.5 70 70.5  
Seattube angle (°) E 73 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5  
Wheelbase F 1077 1088 1100 1110 1117  
Chainstay length G 458 458 458 458 458  
Headtube length H 130 160 180 200 220  
Bottom bracket drop I 70 70 70 70 70 distance of bottom bracket to hub level
Bottom bracket height K 280 280 280 280 280 distance to ground
Fork rake L 45 45 45 45 45  
Slope M 155 147 139 133 125 top tube level distance front to rear
Wheel radius N 350 350 350 350 350 incl. tires
Standover height O 728 762 788 814 840 top of top tube to ground*
Fork build height P 410 410 410 410 410 incl. lower headset cups
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 630 640 652 662 669  
Reach R 390 391 399 407 413 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 558 586 607 628 649 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1.43 1.5 1.52 1.54 1.57 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2  
Stem length   90 100 100 110 120 center-center
Stem angle (°)   17 17 17 17 17  
Handlebar diameter   31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8  
Assembled spacers   23.2 + 5 + 5 + 10 + 10  
Handlebar width   640 640 640 640 640  
Cranklength   170 170 175 175 175  
    48 52 55 58 61  

* measured 1/3 from seattube and 2/3 from headtube