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

Price
On Request

“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

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.

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

"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

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

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

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).

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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