Avantgarde

Weight 13.9 kg
Sizes  46, 50, 54 cm
Frame Aluminium 6061 TB
Color(s) Granite Grey

Pricing

recomm. retail price
1 829.00 €

This is what you get …

... when we take the term "Premium Trekking" seriously: a top class trekking bike with an excellently crafted, light aluminium frame, strong and reliable Shimano disc brakes, classy Deore XT drivetrain components and countless high-quality details that make STEVENS Bikes stand apart from the competition.

  • Superior trekking bike with premium aluminium frame
  • SR Suntour air suspension fork w/ tapered steerer and thru axle
  • Shimano Deore XT/Deore 3x10-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano BR-M6000 disc brakes
  • Tire clearance up to 47 mm

Technology

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.

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 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
SR Suntour NCX-E RL Air
  • Travel: 63 mm
  • Air suspension
  • Remote Lockout
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • O.L.D.: 100 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 6"
  • Fender mounts
Headset
STEVENS AH Taper 1 1/8"-1 1/2"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS44/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS55/40
Brakes
Shimano BR-M6000
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • Rotor: SM-RT54
  • Rotor size: 180/160 mm
  • Center-Lock

Drivetrain

Crankset
Shimano Deore XT Trekking
  • FC-T8000
  • 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: 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-30-34 T
Pedals
ATB Alu Pro Reflex
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.69 - 9.64 m, 3*10

Wheelset

Hubs
Shutter Precision PL-8X | Shimano Deore XT
  • Hub dynamo (front) | FH-M8000
  • Axle: QR15x100/10x135 mm
Rims
Oxygen SL-D A21
  • ETRTO: 21 x 622
Tires
Schwalbe Marathon Racer
  • Tire size: 40-622
  • Foldable
  • Speedgrip compound
  • RaceGuard
  • Reflective stripes

Cockpit

Handlebar
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Width: 630 mm
  • Backsweep: 15°
  • Rise: 20 mm
  • Clamp: 31.8 mm
Stem
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Handlebar clamp: 31.8 mm
  • Angle: 17°
Saddle
Selle Royal Viper Lady
Seatpost
Oxygen Scorpo
  • Length: 320 mm
  • Diameter: 27.2 mm
  • Insertion depth: min. 100 mm
Shiftlever
Shimano Deore
  • SL-M6000 I-Spec II
  • 10-speed
Brakelever
Shimano BL-T6000 Trekking
  • 3 finger
Lighting
B+M IQ-XS T Senso+ 70 Lux | Shine Evo
  • Illuminance (front): 70 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
13.9 kg
Sizes
46, 50, 54 cm
Color(s)
Granite Grey
Laden weight
130 kg
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage
 

Test Reports

Logo Nahe am Optimum

Nahe am Optimum

02/2019

Seating position, ergonomics, handling - it all adds up. Cultivated handling directional stability and low weight are just convincing".
Logo Agil und leichtfüßig zum Testsieg

Agil und leichtfüßig zum Testsieg

03/2018

The Avantgarde already comes close to the ideal touring bike. The extremely sturdy frame offers a relaxed sitting position. The versatile, nimble bike provides a lot of security and fun on all types of roads.

Geometry

schematische Skizze eines Fahrrades mit eingezeichneten Geometrie-Messpunkten

Frame height (cm) 46 50 54 Measuring mode
Seattube length A1 623 652 686 nominal
Seattube length A2 460 500 540 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 244 244 274 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube length B 583 600 611  
Top tube horizontal C 566 578 590 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 70 70 70  
Seattube angle (°) E 73 73 73  
Wheelbase F 1066 1079 1093  
Chainstay length G 450 450 450  
Headtube length H 125 155 190  
Bottom bracket drop I 65 65 65 distance of bottom bracket to hub level*
Bottom bracket height K 283 283 283 distance to ground*
Fork rake L 42 42 42  
Slope M 361 389 393 top tube level distance front to rear
Wheel radius N 348 348 348 incl. tires
Standover height O 618 625 653 top of top tube to ground**
Fork build height P 455 455 455 incl. lower headset cups*
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 624 637 651  
Reach R 383 386 388 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 596 624 657 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1,56 1,62 1,69 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   27,2 27,2 27,2  
Stem length   80 100 110 center-center
Stem angle (°)   17 17 17  
Handlebar diameter   31,8 31,8 31,8  
Assembled spacers   23,2 + 5 + 5 + 5  
Handlebar width   630 630 630  
Cranklength   170 170 175  
    46 50 54  

* Values measured with rider on board and slightly compressed front fork / rearshock (regular riding position)

** measured 1/3 from seattube and 2/3 from headtube, fork and rearshock not compressed (static)

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