8X Lite Tour

Weight 12.5 kg
Frame Aluminium SL 6061 TB
Sizes  48, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64 cm
Color(s) Foggy Grey

Pricing

recomm. retail price
1 999.00 €

Highlights wherever you look.

Zero suspension = zero weight. The 8X Lite Tour is a sports tourer with impeccable equipment – Deore XT drivetrain, disc brakes and super-bright Busch+Müller lighting add up to only 12.5kg. Everything is geared for moving forward, to the top, to today's destination or beyond the horizon. Too far for you? No problem for this bike!

  • Superior sports tourer with top-notch specs at only 12.5 kg!
  • Shimano Deore XT: full drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Exclusive S-Lite Aluminium fork w/ tapered steerer
  • Busch+Müller IQ-X headlight w/ 100 lux super high beam
  • Elegant internal cable routing

Technology

STEVENS S-Lite Aluminium Fork

S-Lite Aluminium Fork

This is what modern rigid forks look like: The straight fork legs and fork crown are made in one piece - this reduced the number of welds and guarantees highest stiffness and steering precision. Full-size mudguards and a low-rider pannier rack can be attached just as easily as an elegant head light bracket. The QR-15 thru axle version can additionally be made more safe against theft with the optional Pitlock system. And still the STEVENS S-Lite aluminium forks lives up to its name when put on a scale.

Integrated Pannier Rack Mount dropout

In collaboration with pannier rack specialists Tubus and Racktime STEVENS' engineers have developed a dropout that also serves as an elegant pannier rack mount. It not only looks fantastic, it also ensures that forces caused by luggage or large amounts of groceries are evenly transmitted inot the frame - resulting in a more stable and safer design.

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.

IQ-X Head Light

The IQ-X head light range from Busch+Müller, thanks to their newly developed light technology, enables dynamo-powered head light to break the 100-lux barrier for the first time ever - and in addition illuminates a large area in front of the bike very evenly. The smaller, more elegant XS version still makes 70 Lux. But the record goes to the IQ-X E head light with its 150 Lux (!) rivalling actual sun light as attached to the handlebar of our fast S-pedelec Triton 45.

QR15 Front Thru-Axle

"15" stands for the diameter in millimeters, "QR" for quick release. Combined they are the most useful method to fix the front wheel to the (suspension) fork. With convincing advantages: high stiffness, precise positioning of the brake disc and super-easy handling. So STEVENS specs almost all its mountain bikes and even high-quality trekking bikes, cross bikes and pedelecs with a thru-axle. Additionally, especially with 29" MTBs axle spacing is increased from 100 to 110 mm which makes the design even stiffer.

Pitlock Thru-Axle Lock Available

Thru-axles provide more lateral stiffness and eliminate the risk of the front wheel shifting inside the fork. This way brake disc and axle always fit precisely without rubbing. For STEVENS bikes with a K1 rigid fork there is a thru-axle lock from Pitlock available as an option, including a 15-mm thru-axle made from aluminium, adaptor, PIT-key and code card. for more info see www.pitlock.de – Product "Set 19 thru axle 15mm for Stevens".

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.

Hydroforming

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.

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.

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

Equipment

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Chassis

Frame
Aluminium SL 6061 TB
  • O.L.D.: 135 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 6"
  • BB: BSA 68 mm
  • Front derailleur mount: clamp
  • Cable routing: internal (shifting)/external (brake)
  • Fender + rack mounts
Front fork
STEVENS S-Lite Aluminium
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • O.L.D.: 100 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
  • Fender + rack mounts
Headset
STEVENS AH Taper 1 1/8"-1 1/2"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS44/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS55/40
Brakes
Shimano Deore XT
  • BR-M8000
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • Rotor: SM-RT64
  • Rotor size: 180/160 mm
  • Center-Lock

Drivetrain

Crankset
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • FC-T8000-3
  • 48-36-26 T
  • BB type: BSA 68 mm/ Hollowtech II
  • Chainguard
Derailleur f
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • FD-T8000-HL3
Derailleur r
Shimano Deore XT Trekking Shadow
  • RD-T8000-SGS
  • 10-speed
  • Total capacity: 47 T
Chain
Shimano CN-HG95
Cassette
Shimano CS-HG81
  • 10-speed
  • Combination: 11-12-14-16-18-20-22-25-28-32 T
Pedals
ATB Alu Comp Reflex
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.76 - 9.47 m, 3*10

Wheelset

Hubs
Shutter Precision PL-8X | Shimano Deore XT
  • Hub dynamo (front)
  • Axle: QR15x100/10x135 mm
Rims
Oxygen SL-D A21
  • ETRTO: 21 x 622
Tires
Schwalbe G-One Allround Performance
  • Tire size: 35-622
  • Foldable
  • Dual compound
  • RaceGuard
  • Reflective stripes

Cockpit

Handlebar
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Width: 640 mm
  • Backsweep: 9°
  • Rise: 15 mm
  • Clamp: 31.8 mm
Stem
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Handlebar clamp: 31.8 mm
  • Angle: 6°
Saddle
Oxygen Havoc
Seatpost
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Length: 320 mm
  • Diameter: 27.2 mm
  • Insertion depth: min. 100 mm
Shiftlever
Shimano Deore XT
  • SL-T8000
  • 10-speed
Brakelever
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • BL-T8000
  • 3 finger
Lighting
B+M Lumotec IQ-X T 100 Lux | Shine Evo
  • Illuminance (front): 100 lux
  • Close range light
  • Daylight function (front)
  • Stationary taillight
  • Automatic on/off
Accessories
Racktime Shine Evo RTA rear rack | SKS mudguards | Pletscher kickstand | Knog Oi bell
  • Kickstand mount: KSA 40
  • Rear rack mount: RTA

Data

Weight
12.5 kg
Sizes
48, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64 cm
Color(s)
Foggy Grey
Laden weight
130 kg
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage
 

Test Reports

Logo Macht Asphalt - zu Traumstraßen

Macht Asphalt - zu Traumstraßen

06/2016

Conclusion: The STEVENS 8X Lite Tour is one of the most suitable bikes for short trips and long-distance traveling.
Logo Auffällig sportlich

Auffällig sportlich

05/2016

The STEVENS 8X Lite Disc Tour offers good technology and a high-quality frame for reasonable money. All in all it behaves quite tough, directly and a little race-like.
Logo TrekkingBIKE: Ausgezeichneter Citycrosser

TrekkingBIKE: Ausgezeichneter Citycrosser

04/2015

The STEVENS 8X Disc Lite Tour is superb: Seating position is sporty but relaxed; riding characteristics are agile yet stable; lateral stiffness is high yet riding comfort is great due to some smart tricks; plus feel-good ergonomics.

Geometry

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Frame height (cm) 48 52 55 58 61 64 Measuring mode
Seattube length A1 588 613 635 664 689 695 nominal
Seattube length A2 480 520 550 580 610 640 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 415 455 485 515 545 575 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube length B 542 551 565 578 590 602  
Top tube horizontal C 567 576 590 605 615 625 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 71 71 71.5 72 72 72  
Seattube angle (°) E 72.5 72.5 72.5 72 72 72  
Wheelbase F 1048 1058 1067 1071 1081 1098  
Chainstay length G 445 445 445 445 445 445  
Headtube length H 130 155 175 200 225 240  
Bottom bracket drop I 65 65 65 65 65 65 distance of bottom bracket to hub level
Bottom bracket height K 283 283 283 283 283 283 distance to ground
Fork rake L 45 45 45 45 45 45  
Slope M 160 146 139 138 133 111 top tube level distance front to rear
Wheel radius N 348 348 348 348 348 348 incl. tires
Standover height O 735 767 793 820 847 867 top of top tube to ground*
Fork build height P 412 412 412 412 412 406 incl. lower headset cups
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 612 621 630 635 644 659  
Reach R 390 392 399 400 403 410 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 560 584 605 631 655 661 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1.44 1.49 1.52 1.58 1.63 1.61 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2  
Stem length   90 100 100 110 120 130 center-center
Stem angle (°)   6 6 6 6 6 6  
Handlebar diameter   31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8 31.8  
Assembled spacers   23.2 + 10 + 10 + 5 + 5  
Handlebar width   640 640 640 640 640 640  
Cranklength   170 170 175 175 175 175  
    48 52 55 58 61 64  

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

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