Both components – frame and fork – have numerous eyelets for bikepacking bags – ideal for one-day tours as well as long holiday trips. "There are now plenty of mounting points, on the fork, the top tube, on both sides of the down tube and of course on the seat tube," says the magazine. In addition, "the bridge on the upper rear triangle makes it possible to mount mudguards or a luggage rack", which makes the bike the ideal companion for sporty all-weather commuters.
As standard, the Camino Pro rolls on fast, 42 millimetre wide Continental Terra Speed tyres. "[...] Fork and rear triangle [are] shaped in such a way that there would also be room for 50 millimetres at the front and 45 millimetres at the rear," the BikeBild testers measured. This means that the handling on-road and off-road can be adapted to one's own needs, as can the achievable comfort, as wider, more voluminous tyres offer higher self-damping properties than narrower tyres.
Also part of the extensive standard specification is Shimano's high-end GRX 800 series Gravel component group with GRX 812 11-speed rear derailleur, GRX 810 STIs and GRX 810 160 mm hydraulic disc brakes. BIKE Bild says: "With the GRX, the bike is very well specced" – and awards the Camino Pro the price-performance winner among all 14 test bikes.
"More importantly, it rides superbly. Stevens is taking a new, very good path here (Camino)", concludes the magazine, awarding it an excellent overall rating of 1.8.