E-Inception FR 9.7 GTF

Weight 23.1 kg
Frame Carbon SL HMF
Color(s) Magic Black
Sizes 29"/27,5" - 16", 18", 20", 22"

Pricing

recomm. retail price
2 699 000.00 Ft

“FR” as in “Freeride”.

The hardcore version of the completely new STEVENS E-Inception model range is at home on the roughest, most technical trails. Here the powerful RockShox suspension smoothes out any obstacles thanks to massive 180/170mm travel. And especially in uphill, the brand new Shimano EP8 drive system with a massive 85 Newton meter torque and a record-breaking 726Wh battery gives you enduring power. The innovative carbon frame with sporty-agile geometry in collaboration with the 29"/27.5" wheel combo ensures pure riding fun - matching the high-end equipment with ingredients from the most renowned cult companies from Acros to Race Face.

  • Completely new Freeride dual-suspension e-bike w/ high-tech carbon frame and 29/27.5" wheels
  • Capable 180/170 mm chassis with the brand new RockShox ZEB Ultimate suspension fork
  • Perfectly integrated, new Shimano EP8 drive plus 720 Wh battery for new climbing records
  • Smartphone charging socket (USB-C) on top tube
  • High-end components from Acros, e*thirteen, Race Face, ...

Equipment

Details

Chassis

Frame
Carbon SL HMF
  • O.L.D.: 148 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 7"
  • BB: Shimano Steps
  • Cable routing: internal
Front fork
Rock Shox ZEB Ultimate
  • Travel: 180 mm
  • Air suspension
  • Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1.8"
  • O.L.D.: 110 mm
  • Brake: postmount disc 8"
Headset
Acros Blocklock Taper 1 1/8"-1 8"
  • Upper bearing cup: ZS56/28.6
  • Lower bearing cup: ZS66/46
Shock absorber
Rock Shox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • Travel: 170 mm
  • Air suspension
  • Length: 205 mm
  • Shock travel: 65 mm
  • Mounting width: Trunnion Mount/25.0x8 mm
Brakes
Shimano Deore XT
  • BR-MT8120
  • Hydraulic disc brake
  • 4 pistons
  • Rotor: SM-RT86
  • Rotor size: 203/203 mm
  • 6-bolt

Drivetrain

Crankset
e*thirteen e*spec Plus
  • BB type: Shimano EP800 / Hollowtech
  • Boost chain line
Crankset
e*thirteen e*spec Plus
  • 36 T
  • Narrow Wide
  • Boost chain line
Derailleur r
Shimano Deore XT Shadow+
  • RD-M8100-SGS
  • 12-speed
  • Total capacity: 41 T
Chain
Shimano CN-M8100
Cassette
Shimano Deore XT
  • CS-M8100-12
  • 12-speed
  • Combination: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51 T
Pedals
MTB Alu Flatpedal Reflex
Gear ratio
Zoom 1.58 - 8.06 m, 1*12

E-System

Engine
Shimano EP800
  • Continuous rated power: 250 W
  • Max. torque: 85 nm
Accumulator
Darfon 726
  • Capacity: 726 Wh/20 Ah
  • Voltage: 36.3 V
  • Technology: Li-Ion
Breakaway at
25 km/h (15.5 mph)
Mileage
shimano-steps.com
No of notches
3 optimally graded driving modes plus walk assistance with support level up to 400 %
  • driving modes: customizable via E-Tube App

Wheelset

System wheelset
Race Face Turbine-R 35
  • Axle: QR15x110/12x148 mm
Tires
Schwalbe Magic Mary | Eddy Current Evolution
  • Tire size: 65-622 Super Trail
  • 65-584 Super Gravity
  • Foldable
  • Addix Soft compound
  • SnakeSkin
  • Tubeless Easy

Cockpit

Handlebar
Race Face Turbine-R
  • Width: 800 mm
  • Rise: 35 mm
  • Clamp: 35 mm
Stem
Race Face Turbine-R
  • Handlebar clamp: 35 mm
  • Angle: 0°
Saddle
Fizik Terra Alpaca
Seatpost
Oxygen E-Scorpo DPR-E
  • Travel: 125 mm | 150 mm | 170 mm
  • Remote Lockout
  • Length: 390 mm | 440 mm | 480 mm
  • Diameter: 30.9 mm
  • Insertion depth: 100 mm
Shiftlever
Shimano Deore XT
  • SL-M8100-IR I-Spec EV
  • 12-speed
Brakelever
Shimano Deore XT
  • BL-M8100 Servo Wave I-SPEC EV
  • 2 finger
Display
Shimano SC-EM800

Data

Weight
23.1 kg
Laden weight
140 kg
  • Bike incl. rider, clothing and luggage
Color(s)
Magic Black
Sizes
29"/27,5" - 16", 18", 20", 22"

Technology

Boost standard fork

Boost standard fork

What is right for the rear wheel is even more important at the front wheel - because steering precision matters.

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Boost Rear Axle Spacing

Boost Rear Axle Spacing

Since model year 2016 the axle spacing in the rear stays of all STEVENS fullies adhere to the new "Boost" standard.

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High-Modulus Carbon Fibers

High-Modulus Carbon Fibers

For incredibly light frames and utmost stiffness.

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QR15 Front Thru-Axle (MTB + ATB + Pedelec)

QR15 Front Thru-Axle (MTB + ATB + Pedelec)

The most useful method to fix the front wheel to the (suspension) fork.

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Dropper Post

Dropper Post

Optimum seating level for best drivetrain efficiency. Push the button: saddle down for best clearance on technical descents.

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Chain Stay Protector (MTB)

Chain Stay Protector (MTB)

To protect the chain stays of STEVENS carbon fullies from a slapping chain.

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Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube (MTB)

Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube (MTB)

Riders benefit from noticeably higher steering precision, almost without weight penalty.

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4-piston disc brakes

4-piston disc brakes

The most demanding riders are satisfied with nothing less in terms of braking performance and riding safety.

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integrated cable routing

integrated cable routing

Via the headset into the down tube: clean and tidy look thanks to integrated cable routing

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Block Lock headseat with impact protection

Block Lock headseat with impact protection

No bumps in tight corners: The Acros Block Lock headset gives E-MTB bikers maximum control.

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GTF Geometry

GTF Geometry

Long reach and a flat lead angle ensure better downhill performance - that's what Gas To Flat is.

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Motorcover

Motorcover "Moto Cross" Style

The perfect synergy between appearance and functionality: this is how the engine is optimally protected.

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On/off button with integrated USB-C plug in

On/off button with integrated USB-C plug in

Smart technology for ease of use meets full biker support

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Rubber-coated battery cover

Rubber-coated battery cover

The rubber coating ensures noise reduction and is still easy to use.

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Main swingarm cover

Main swingarm cover

No dirt and therefore maximum performance and hardly any wear: the main swing bearing is optimally protected.

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Plug in cover

Plug in cover

Easy handling and maximum protection for the sensitive charging socket.

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Integrated kickstand mount

Integrated kickstand mount

If you want a kickstand, you get one. If you don't need it, you won't even see the integrated kickstand mount.

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Saw tooth chain stay protector

Saw tooth chain stay protector

The saw teeth guard reduces chain noise many times over - and it fits in with the sportive E-Inception design.

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Load-compliant bearing dimensioning

Load-compliant bearing dimensioning

Better absorption of engine torque and rider power thanks to double bearing.

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Shimano EP8 drive

Shimano EP8 drive

85 Nm torque, a light 2.5 kg and perfect integration - Shimano EP8 provides plenty of power.

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Darfon 720 Wh battery

Darfon 720 Wh battery

A battery for long-lasting adventures. 720 watt hours provide plenty of endurance for the e-bike experience.

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29/27.5

29/27.5" wheels

29" in the front, 27.5" in the rear - more trail fun thanks to wheels of different sizes. MTB trend Mullet bikes.

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Boost standard fork

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

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.

High-Modulus Carbon Fibers

High-Modulus Carbon Fibers

Only the very best materials are used for the highest quality STEVENS carbon frames - so called high modulus carbon fibres. They offer a perfect combination of maximum toughness and targeted elasticity. This way they provide maximum lateral stiffness for best forward drive and a high amount of comfort. Result: incredibly light and enormously stiff frames.

QR15 Front Thru-Axle (MTB + ATB + Pedelec)

QR15 Front Thru-Axle (MTB + ATB + Pedelec)

"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.

Dropper Post

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.

Chain Stay Protector (MTB)

Chain Stay Protector (MTB)

Now you can tackle any downhill ramp without worry: The specially fitted chain stay protector prevents the chain stays of STEVENS carbon fullies from getting damaged by a slapping chain.

Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube (MTB)

Tapered Steerer / Tapered Headtube (MTB)

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.

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).

integrated cable routing

integrated cable routing

The Acros Block Lock headset is only available with integrated cable routing for the STEVENS E-Inception series. The cables are routed through the headset into the down tube, giving the e-bike a clean, uncluttered look with full 1.8" steer tube compatibility.

Block Lock headseat with impact protection

Block Lock headseat with impact protection

Those who ride their E-MTB on alpine trails demand maximum control. Thanks to its 150° swivel angle and high-quality ball bearing, the Acros Block Lock headset with integrated cable routing ensures that the top tube is optimally protected from impacts in tight corners or in the event of a fall. The fact that this results in fewer crashes at all is another plus of the impact protection.

GTF Geometry

GTF Geometry

The sportive GTF geometry of the STEVENS E-Inception series is fully designed for downhill-oriented performance. A long reach and a flat steering angle give the E-Fully more smoothness, which is positively noticeable in the downhill controllability of the E-MTB. A shorter head tube and a steeper seat angle provide more control on steep climbs. GTF stands for gas to flat, which means full speed with full control downhill.

Motorcover "Moto Cross" Style

Motorcover

The heart of every e-bike is the motor, and it needs to be optimally protected. The underride protection of the STEVENS e-bikes in "Moto Cross Style" not only ensures a sportive look, but above all the necessary protection of the motor and adequate cooling of the same. In addition, integrated channels allow accumulated water to drain away.

On/off button with integrated USB-C plug in

On/off button with integrated USB-C plug in

On the E-Inception models with Shimano drivetrain and the large Darfon battery, a USB-C plug in on the top tube - exclusive to STEVENS - ensures that smartphone, action camera or lighting system are powered for as long as the trail adventure lasts. In addition, riders can switch the system on and off smartly and user-friendly on the top tube.

Rubber-coated battery cover

Rubber-coated battery cover

What are the secrets for a perfect battery cover? STEVENS engineers have found the answer to this question. It must be covered in rubber. This not only ensures easy operation without screws for user-friendly opening and closing, but above all noise insulation and protection against falling rocks and dirt.

Main swingarm cover

Main swingarm cover

For maximum performance and long-lasting riding pleasure, the main swingarm bearing must be able to move optimally. Dirt considerably impairs the work of this component, which is why a cover is indispensable, especially for bikes that are ridden off-road. The main swingarm bearings of our STEVENS bikes are thus maximally protected against wear and loss of performance. The cover fits perfectly into the design of the E-Fullys.

Plug in cover

Plug in cover

The cover of the USB-C plug in is perfectly integrated into the bike frame. The high quality of the cover ensures a clean, tidy look on the one hand and easy handling on the other. Especially in the sensitive area of the plug in, it is important that it is optimally protected from dirt and other external influences.

Integrated kickstand mount

Integrated kickstand mount

A practical stand at the rear of the STEVENS E-Inception bikes is not a must, but a welcome extra. That's why our engineers have installed an unobtrusive stand mount. On the FEQ models, a stand is standard equipment. On all other E-Inception models, it can be retrofitted without any problems and without sacrificing heel clearance on complex trails.

Saw tooth chain stay protector

Saw tooth chain stay protector

The saw teeth of the dimensionally stable chain stay protector look striking and have a decisive function: they reduce chain noise many times over when the chain hits the frame and protect the varnish as well as the frame. The fact that the aggressive look fits perfectly into the sporty design is not just a side effect, but a deliberate concept.

Load-compliant bearing dimensioning

Load-compliant bearing dimensioning

Full-ball bearings are installed in the E-Inception series E-Fullys. The double bearing on the drive side ensures better absorption of both the motor's torque and the rider's power. This improves the overall performance of the E-Fullys in a very decisive way.

Shimano EP8 drive

Shimano EP8 drive

The Shimano EP8 drive delivers a whopping 85 Nm of torque. But in combination with the Darfon 720 WH battery, the motor not only impresses with its power, but also with its minimal weight of just 2.5 kg and also with improved noise reduction. Perfectly integrated into the e-bike, the EP8 drive delivers exactly the power that is required.

Darfon 720 Wh battery

Darfon 720 Wh battery

For long-lasting adventures in the wilderness or on the road, the removable Darfon 720 Wh battery in combination with the Shimano EP8 drive provides the necessary endurance. 21700 cells and 5 Ah per cell ensure an enormously high energy density. The big plus: The Shimano-certified battery achieves a short charging time thanks to the intelligent 4A charger. Fully charged in just 4 hours.

29/27.5" wheels

29/27.5

29" wheel on the front and 27.5" on the rear provide even more trail fun. While the larger front wheel provides more grip, better rollover behavior and smoothness, the smaller rear wheel gives more space, more acceleration and above all more agility in tight corners. The so-called mullet bikes are very much in vogue.

Test Reports

Logo Höchste Anerkennung

Höchste Anerkennung

05/2020

Mit dem E-Inception trifft STEVENS ins Schwarze. Geringes Gewicht, starke Reichweite, durchdachte Details. Und auch die Fahreigenschaften überzeugen – Testurteil Super.

Geometry

schematische Skizze eines Fahrrades mit eingezeichneten Geometrie-Messpunkten

Frame height (")   16 18 20 22 Measuring mode
Seattube length A1 648 660 672 695 nominal
Seattube length A2 390 430 460 510 bottom bracket to top of seattube
Seattube length A3 315 315 316 354 bottom bracket to top of top tube
Top tube length B 557 573 596 623  
Top tube horizontal C 590 610 635 660 center headtube to center seatpost/seattube
Headtube angle (°) D 63,7 63,7 63,7 63,7  
Seattube angle (°) E 75 75 75 75  
Wheelbase F 1228 1249 1276 1310  
Chainstay length G 450 450 450 450  
Headtube length H 105 115 130 155  
Bottom bracket drop I 13,5 13,5 13,5 13,5 distance of bottom bracket to hub level*
Bottom bracket height K 355 355 355 355 distance to ground*
Fork rake L 44 44 44 44  
Slope M 300 312 317 305 top tube level distance front to rear
Wheel radius N 362/ 375 362/ 375 362/ 375 362/ 375 incl. tires
Standover height O 774 774 774 808 top of top tube to ground*
Fork build height P 595 595 595 595 incl. lower headset cups*
Front wheel - bottom bracket Q 779 799 826 860  
Reach R 428 445 465 485 center bottom bracket to center headtube, horizontal
Stack S 628 637 651 672 center bottom bracket to center headtube, vertical
Stack/Reach (1:x)   1,47 1,43 1,40 1,39 ratio stack to reach
Seatpost diameter   30,9 30,9 30,9 30,9  
Stem length   40 40 50 50 center-center
Stem angle (°)   0 0 0 0  
Handlebar diameter   35 35 35 35  
Assembled spacers   12,5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 10 + 10  
Handlebar width   800 800 800 800  
Cranklength   165 165 165 165  
    16 18 20 22  

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

* measured 100 mm ahead of bottom bracket

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