Monarch Trail

Weight 13.1 kg
Sizes  29" - 16", 18", 20", 22"
Frame Aluminium 6061 TB
Color(s) Fire Orange

Pricing

Price
On Request

Simple. Pure. Fun.

Our new Monarch Trail aluminium hardtail is designed for nothing other than this! It represents a counter-trend to the increase in elaborately designed, adjustable dual-suspension rigs. Riding the bike delivers pure fun thanks to its easy handling, combined with some simple additions: Marzocchi's Bomber Z2 fork with 140mm travel delivers a lot of damping comfort to balance out its rigid frame. SRAM's Eagle 1x12-speed drive makes shifting a breeze. Dropper seat post and 4-piston disc brakes complete the package.

  • Light and robust hardtail w/ "trail fun" geometry
  • Sturdy Marzocchi Bomber Z2 140mm fork plus dropper seat post
  • Sram XO1/X1 Eagle 1x12-speed drivetrain
  • Powerful Shimano 4-piston disc brakes
  • DT Swiss hubs, wide Sun Ringlé 29" rims plus grippy Schwalbe Magic Mary / Hans Dampf tires

Equipment

Details

Chassis

Frame
Aluminium 6061 TB
  • O.L.D.: 148 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 6"
  • BB: Pressfit 92
  • Cable routing: internal (shifting)/external (brake)
  • Max. tire size: 60x622
  • ISCG-05 mounting
Front fork
Marzocchi Bomber Z2
  • Travel: 140 mm
  • Air suspension
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • O.L.D.: 110 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 6"
Headset
STEVENS MTB Taper 1 1/8"-1 1/2"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS44/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS55/40
Brakes
Shimano BR-MT520
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • Rotor: SM-RT66
  • Rotor size: 203/180 mm
  • IS / 6-bolt

Drivetrain

Crankset
Sram X1 1000 Eagle B DUB
  • 32 T
  • BB type: Press Fit MTB 89/92 mm / 29 mm
  • Boost chain line
Derailleur r
Sram X01 Eagle
  • 12-speed
  • Type-3 Roller Bearing Clutch™
  • Cage Lock™
  • Total capacity: 40 T
Chain
Sram GX Eagle
Cassette
Sram XG 1275 Eagle
  • 12-speed
  • Combination: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42-50 T
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.50 - 7.49 m, 1*12

Wheelset

Hubs
DT Swiss 370
  • Axle: QR15x110/12x148 mm
Rims
Sun Ringlé Düroc TR35
  • ETRTO: 31 x 622
Tires
Schwalbe Magic Mary Evolution | Hans Dampf Evolution
  • Tire size: 60-622
  • Foldable
  • Addix soft compound
  • SnakeSkin
  • Tubeless Easy

Cockpit

Handlebar
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Width: 780 mm
  • Backsweep: 9°
  • Rise: 25 mm
  • Clamp: 31.8 mm
Stem
Oxygen Scorpo MTB
  • Handlebar clamp: 31.8 mm
  • Angle: 5°
Saddle
Oxygen Roccia
Seatpost
Kind Shock RAGE I
  • Travel: 125 mm | 150 mm
  • Remote Lockout
  • Length: 400 mm | 450 mm
  • Diameter: 30.9 mm
  • Insertion depth: min. 100 mm (125 + 150)
Shiftlever
Sram X01 Eagle Trigger
  • 12-speed
Brakelever
Shimano BL-MT501
  • 2 finger

Data

Weight
13.1 kg
Sizes
29" - 16", 18", 20", 22"
Color(s)
Fire Orange
Laden weight
115 kg
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage
 

Technology

Hydroforming

Using water pressure aluminium tubes are transformed from their original round shape into their ideal shape determined by STEVENS engineers and designers.

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.

Dropper Post

Optimum seating level for best drivetrain efficiency. Push the button: saddle down for best clearance on technical descents. Push the button: saddle up … this could go on forever - and on some technical trails the dropper post remote will be actuated more often than the front derailleur shift lever. Experts for fun and safety alike agree: Very rarely has an innovation meant so many convincing advantages and so little disadvantages like a dropper post with infinitely adjustable seat height.

4-piston disc brakes

4-piston disc brakes

The demanding riders of high-end MTBs and touring e-bikes - with or without "E" support - are satisfied with nothing less than the most powerful hydraulic disc brakes in terms of braking performance and riding safety. They have 4 pistons per caliper instead of 2, and their larger brake pads can withstand much more heat, making them almost immune to fading (less friction due to heating).

Boost-Standard Fork

What is right for the rear wheel is even more important at the front wheel - because steering precision matters. This is why STEVENS uses suspension forks and hubs with extra wide axle spacing for this bike. These 110mm of axle spacing are called "Boost" or "Plus" and stand for lots of added lateral stiffness plus space for extra wide studded tires.

Boost Rear Axle Spacing

This bike adheres to the "Boost" standard with 148 mm axle spacing. And there are good reasons for that. Rear wheel stiffness increases by 20 % which is especially beneficial in large 29" wheels. And there is more space for voluminous studded tires to give you more control and fun an the trail.

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.

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.

E-thru Rear Axle

E-thru Rear Axle at E-Cayolle

This abbreviation stands for Shimano's thru-axle standard for rear stays that integrates a thread into the dropout. As a result, the 12mm thru axle provides outstanding rear triangle stiffness and utmost precision in brake disc alignement to prevent annoying brake rub.

Test Reports

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Famoser Abfahrer

12/2019

Ein Trail Hardtail fürs Grobe, ausgestattet mit erlesenen Parts. Die Geometrie vermittelt viel Sicherheit und die Sitzposition fällt moderat aus.

Geometry

schematische Skizze eines Fahrrades mit eingezeichneten Geometrie-Messpunkten

Frame height (") 16 18 20 22 Measuring mode
Wheelsize (") 29 29 29 29  
Seattube length A1 628 633 643 652 nominal
Seattube length A2 365 420 460 500 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 317 371 389 392 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube length B 582 601 626 646  
Top tube horizontal C 582 613,5 641 663 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 66 66 66 66  
Seattube angle (°) E 75 75 75 75  
Wheelbase F 1143 1175 1204 1228  
Chainstay length G 425 425 425 425  
Headtube length H 105 110 120 130  
Bottom bracket drop I 55 55 55 55 distance of bottom bracket to hub level
Bottom bracket height K 322 322 322 322 distance to ground
Fork rake L 51 51 51 51  
Slope M 292 245 238 233 top tube level distance front to rear
Wheel radius N 377 377 377 377 incl. tires
Standover height O 733 767 779 788 top of top tube to ground*
Fork build height P 519 519 519 519 incl. lower headset cups
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 724 756 785 809  
Reach R 420 450 475 495 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 607 612 621 630 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1,45 1,36 1,31 1,27 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   30,9 30,9 30,9 30,9  
Stem length   50 50 50 50 center-center
Stem angle (°)   5 5 5 5  
Handlebar diameter   31,8 31,8 31,8 31,8  
Assembled spacers   7,3 + 10 + 5 + 5 + 5  
Handlebar width   780 780 780 780  
Cranklength   170 175 175 175  
    16 18 20 22  

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

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