E-Universe 9.6 Plus FEQ

Weight 28.3 kg
Frame Aluminium 6061 DB
Color(s) Stealth Black
Sizes 46, 52, 56, 60 cm


recomm. retail price
4 899.00 €

Strong. Stronger. Universe.

This completely newly developed crossover pedelec literally plays the strongest role in the STEVENS 2021 line-up: The Performance Line CX drive from Bosch, with its 85 Nm in combination with the Shimano Deore XT 12-speed gears, pushes powerfully even when the maximum permissible total weight of 180 kg is on the road. And Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB tires as well as heavily dimensioned hydraulic disc brakes guarantee a safety plus in every riding situation.

  • Newly designed crossover pedelec w/ low step-thru but 180 kg of gross vehicle weight
  • Powerful Bosch G4 Performance Line CX Cruise drive with 625 Wh battery and SmartphoneHub
  • Shimano Deore XT 1x12-speed gears & Deore XT 4/2-piston disc brakes
  • Extra stiff SR Suntour suspension fork & 57 mm wide Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB tires
  • High-quality full equipment up to Supernova lighting & suspension dropper seat post




Aluminium 6061 DB
  • O.L.D.: 142 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
  • BB: Bosch
  • Cable routing: internal
Front fork
SR Suntour Mobie34-Air 2CR
  • Travel: 100 mm
  • Air suspension
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • O.L.D.: 100 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
STEVENS MTB Taper 1 1/8"-1 1/2"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS44/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS55/40
Shimano Deore XT
  • BR-M8120/8100
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • 4/2 pistons
  • Rotor: SM-RT54
  • Rotor size: 180/180 mm
  • Center-Lock


Oxygen E-Scorpo
  • BB type: Bosch / ISIS
  • 38 T
Derailleur r
Shimano Deore XT Shadow+
  • RD-M8100-SGS
  • 12-speed
  • Total capacity: 41 T
Shimano CN-M6100
Shimano Deore
  • CS-M6100
  • 12-speed
  • Combination: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51 T
MTB Alu Flatpedal Reflex
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.72 - 8.78 m, 1*12


Bosch G4 Performance Line CX Cruise
  • Continuous rated power: 250 W
  • Max. torque: 85 Nm
Bosch PowerTube 625
  • Capacity: 625 Wh/16.7 Ah
  • Voltage: 36 V
  • Technology: Li-Ion
Breakaway at
25 km/h (15.5 mph)
See BOSCH Range Assistant
No of notches
4 drive modes with support levels 60-340 % plus walk assistance


Shimano Deore XT
  • M8110
  • Axle: QR15x100/12x142 mm
Oxygen RM-T25
  • ETRTO: 25 x 622
Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB
  • Tire size: 57-622
  • SmartGuard
  • Twin Skin
  • Dual Compound
  • Reflective stripes


Oxygen E-Scorpo
  • Width: 700 mm
  • Backsweep: 9°
  • Rise: 25 mm
  • Clamp: 31.8 mm
Oxygen Versa II, adjustable
  • Handlebar clamp: 31.8 mm
  • Angle: adjustable (0° - 90°)
Selle Royal eZone
Kind Shock 860i
  • Travel: 70 |100 mm
  • Length: 369 | 345 mm
  • Diameter: 30.9 mm
  • Insertion depth: min. 100 mm
Shimano Deore XT
  • SL-M8100-IR
  • 12-speed
Shimano Deore XT
  • BL-M8100
  • Servo Wave
  • 2 finger
Bosch SmartphoneHub
Supernova M99 Mini Pro-25 150/260 Lux | M99 TL 2 Pure
  • Illuminance (front): 150 lux
  • 260 lux high beam
  • Stationary taillight
  • Automatic on/off
Racktime Shine Evo RTA rear rack | Curana mudguards | STEVENS Edge kickstand | STEVENS D85 bell
  • Kickstand mount: KSA 40
  • Rear rack mount: RTA


28.3 kg
Laden weight
180 kg
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage
Stealth Black
46, 52, 56, 60 cm



Bosch SmartphoneHub

As soon as you put a smartphone in front of the basic display of the new SmartphoneHub, an enormous information bandwidth opens up for you. It provides you with navigation, supports your fitness training with an optional pulse belt, and even offers the possibility of calling, e-mailing, connecting to social media or livestreaming.

PT6 hollow chamber downtube

PT6 hollow chamber downtube

The sophisticated construction of the "Forma" frame version culminates in this down tube with triple hollow chamber profile. Its inner values are convincing: space for the large PowerTube625 battery from Bosch, including perfect weather protection. And the necessary stiffness to help the e-bike achieve maximum riding stability and high steering precision with pleasantly low step-through.

Selle Royal eZone saddle

Selle Royal eZone saddle

Comfort plus: The Selle Royal eZone saddle, specially designed for e-bikes, stands out due to its high level of seating comfort, solid support (when accelerating) and practical carrying handle.

Suspension Seat Post

Suspension Seat Post

This parallelogram seat post provides noticeable spinal relief when riding on rough terrain, because it sensitively responds to smallest bumps in the road. It is adjusted to rider weight using different elastomer inserts.

PowerTube 625

PowerTube 625 Battery

The largest e-bike battery to date from Bosch is the PowerTube 625. It pushes the pursuit for even longer range to a new level. With an energy content ("capacity") of 625 watt hours, it is good for almost any extended tours you can imagine. To help ensure it stays that way for a long time, we keep it well protected in the voluminous downtube of our top e-bike models.

Speed sensor integrated in the dropout

Speed sensor integrated in the dropout

This view is only available when the rear wheel is removed - otherwise the sensor, which gives the e-bike drive system the decisive information about the current speed, is perfectly integrated and well protected in the rear left dropout. The not so rare error that the incorrectly positioned spoke magnet slows down the motor support is thus combated very effectively.

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).

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.

Integrated Pannier Rack Mount dropout

In collaboration with pannier rack specialists Tubus/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.

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.

Test Reports

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Familienfreundlich und multifunktional


Das E-Universe ist ein multifunktionaler, sehr hochwertig und durchdacht ausgestatteter Begleiter für viele Gelegenheiten – kann viel und sieht gut aus.


schematische Skizze eines Fahrrades mit eingezeichneten Geometrie-Messpunkten

Frame height (cm)   46 52 56 60 Measuring mode
Seattube length A1 692 714 734 739 nominal
Seattube length A2 460 520 560 600 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 160 160 160 160 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube horizontal C 590 620 640 665 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 68,5 70 70 70  
Seattube angle (°) E 73,0 73,0 73 73  
Wheelbase F 1158 1171 1192 1217  
Chainstay length G 487 487 487 487  
Headtube length H 170 185 205 210  
Bottom bracket drop I 55 55 55 55 distance of bottom bracket to hub level*
Bottom bracket height K 320 320 320 320 distance to ground*
Fork rake L 44 44 44 44  
Wheel radius N 375 375 375 375 incl. tires
Standover height O 531 525 524 522 top of top tube to ground**
Fork build height P 497 497 497 497 incl. lower headset cups*
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 676 689 710 735  
Reach R 388 411 430 449 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 661 683 687 706 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1,70 1,66 1,60 1,57 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   30,9 30,9 30,9 30,9  
Stem length   90 90 110 110 center-center
Stem angle (°)   verstellbar  
Handlebar diameter   31,8 31,8 31,8 31,8  
Assembled spacers   15 + 10 + 10  
Handlebar width   700 700 700 700  
Cranklength   170 170 175 175  
    46 52 56 60  

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

** measured 100 mm ahead of bottom bracket, fork and rearshock not compressed (static)