Now when autumn is about to begin many road cyclists start changing their ride, says RoadBIKE in its 10.2018 issue: From paved roads to gravel and forest roads, from road bike to ‘cross bike.
So the editors went out to test current cyclocross and gravel bikes. The new Super Prestige Force is most certainly well-suited for road cyclists, the editors say. Not only since this model has been ridden to numerous world champion titles: “After the first meters, the 2019 model makes clear why it’s so successful: It’s a fast, direct and precise-steering ride.”
It offered the rider a sporty seating position and directional stability plus conveniently direct steering. Therefore the Super Prestige was also suitable for the road: “Steerer tube angle and fork rake would work perfectly on tarmac.” off-road, the Super Prestige also behaved securely and directly due to these characteristics – “which definitely boosts the rider’s confidence.”
The Stevens scored additional points with its light wheels and very grippy, always reliable, 33mm wide Schwalbe X-One Allround tires. Wheels and tires are tubeless-ready – and to enter the upcoming race.
The RoadBIKE editors also praised the drivetrain: “Sram Force and light Easton carbon cranks are a sensation in this price range!”
With its ride characteristics and top-shelf specs the Super Prestige was a race-ready, light-weight ‘crosser with a stiff frame set for which it earned the highest number of points and therefore a “very good” rating in the race-oriented cyclocross category.
In addition the Super Prestige was more than a modern cyclocross bike. With wider tires it worked very well as a fast gravel bike with narrower less-profiled tires it makes a flawless road bike.
Conclusion: The Super Prestige is a fascinating cyclocross bike, the tested bike was race-ready. Top-shelf specs bring the weight down and the stiff frame is really versatile.
The STEVENS Super Prestige Force is available at certified STEVENS dealers in sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60cm for 2,999 Euros. In the same sizes at the same price the Super Prestige is available with Shimano Ultegra: The Super Prestige Di2 with Ultegra Di2 sells for 3,799 Euros.