You immediately felt good on the STEVENS Primera, My Bike says in its current 2.2019 issue and holds the balanced seating position and dialled-in geometry responsible for that. “You can sprint with it easily or just enjoy cruising along or riding long distances.”
The STEVENS Primera was one of the every-day bikes in the “sub 1,000 Euros“ price category that manufacturers put a great effort in to offer as much bike as possible for the target price of 999 Euros, according to My Bike. The editors conclude: “A bike used as an every-day companion has to have many talents. Versatility and up-to-date technology have their price. At 1,000 Euros you already get lots of bike for the money.“ And with the STEVENS Primera you also get the My Bike 2.2019 test winning “1,000 Euros bike“.
This every-day bike convinced in all sub-categories, especially in “ride safety“ and scored high in many others as well.
The specs, including a Suntour suspension fork with lock-out and 63 mm of travel, and Continental Contact tires, offered solid functionality at a reasonable price: “The Shimano Deore shifters work perfectly, the gear spread fits every route and every terrain.” Also the disc brakes provided convincing performance at this price. They stop the bike smoothly and offer precise modulation in any weather.
And speaking of touring and travel capabilities: The pannier rack can hold up to 18 kg (40 lbs) easily. The tyres were very grippy for any kind of outing or travelling on unpaved roads.
Conclusion: “The Primera is a bike that likes to be used intensively for multiple-day rides.”
The STEVENS Primera Gent is available in sizes 48, 52, 55, 58, 61 and 64 cm, the Primera Lady with trapezoid frame in sizes 46, 50, 54, 58 cm, and the Primera Forma (low-instep) in 46, 52, 56 cm at certified STEVENS dealers.