The Courier Luxe somehow does everything well, says My Bike in its test of “low-maintenance long-distance runners“ with belt drive and other specs that occasionally require some maintenance, yet not a lot and not very often.
STEVENS’ city bike, together with another two bikes, was awarded the best rating of 1.7 (B+) for its altogether very harmonious set-up including a “flawless seating and handlebar position”, “always secure handling” and superior specs with belt drive made by Gates, Shimano Nexus 8-speed gear hub and other parts such as “brakes, lights, rear wheel kickstand, and pannier rack are high-quality and long-lasting.”
About the rack, My Bike continues: “Loaded with full 22kg (49lbs) the Courier is just as stable a ride as without luggage,” which is supported by the frame: “… thanks to smartly dimensioned tubes it boasts superb stiffness.”
Conclusion: The Courier Luxe somehow does everything well: Seating position is perfectly relaxed, yet with a sporty touch. Seating and handlebar position are just as flawless as its always secure handling, balanced steering and immediate acceleration.
The STEVENS Courier Luxe is available in the Gent/Men’s version in sizes 48, 52, 55, 58, 61 und 64cm for 1,499 Euros. In the Trapezoid/Women’s version it sells for the same price and is available in sizes 46, 50, and 54cm, as well as in the Forma/low-instep variety in sizes 46 and 52cm.