The STEVENS carbon hardtail mountain bikes are slim, fast, efficient and super light – the basis for achieving the best times and victories. The XC Carbon hardtails are sophisticated down to their last detail: The extra wide 'landscape' tube above the bottom bracket or the elegant transition of top tube into seatstays are two examples of the small details that reflect our years of experience in carbon frame construction. Read more …In this way we achieve a very high lateral stiffness with a minimum of material, which keeps the weight low. And thanks to the 29" wheels, the bike is very fast and has great rollover characteristics. These are the ingredients to meet the sporty and rugged requirements you expect from a competition bike. We skip the gimmicks and focus on two premises with the XC Carbon bikes: Top speed and top handling even on the most demanding terrain.