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STEVENS E-Inception – Completely new e-mountain bike range for 2021

For the 2021 model year, STEVENS' engineers have put a completely new generation of dual-suspension e-mountain bikes on the knobby tires - from the high-end Enduro to the fully equipped trail “crossover”. Technical highlights are the innovative carbon frames of the top models, the brand-new and super-light Shimano EP8 drive and a multitude of functional details.

New Frames

The STEVENS engineers are particularly proud of the new carbon frames of the top models. They not only impress with their high stiffness values (for impeccable steering precision and efficiency even under the heaviest loads), but also with their low weight thanks to high-modulus "Carbon SL HMF" fibres in a design that is optimally suited to the loads. The two trail models roll on large 29" wheels, while the 29" front wheel on all versions for more demanding off-road use ensures calm handling and best rollover behaviour, and a 27.5" rear wheel ensures agility and ruggedness. Further top details are the stable UDH derailleur hangers, integrated mounting points for kickstands, innovative cable routing through the frame as well as the USB C charging socket on the top tube for models with Shimano drive - exclusively at STEVENS!

New Names

Under the “family name” E-Inception, several model ranges come together, recognisable by the letter abbreviations from AM (“All-Mountain”) via ED (“Enduro”) and FR (“Freeride”) to TR like “Trail”. Behind them follow two numbers: the first stands for the level of equipment (from the top models' “9” to the price/performance wonders with the “6”. And the number after the full stop indicates the energy content of the respective battery: from “7” (for the record-breaking 726Wh of some E-MTBs) to “6” (Bosch PowerTube with 625Wh) to “5” (500Wh). And then there are two striking abbreviations: “GTF” stands for “gas to flat” - among off-road racers the synonym for “full throttle is trumps” - on the particularly sporty versions with longer, slacker geometry. And “FEQ” means “fully equipped” in terms of StVO legislation (lighting & Co.) as well as suitability for everyday use (mudguards, rear rack, kickstand, ...).

New Colors

Some versions of the E-Inception series also stand out from the rest - thanks to their “FlipFlop” paintwork, which, depending on the angle of view as well as the type and direction of the light source, literally shines in diverse colour shades, as here, for example, the frame of the E-Inception AM 7.7.

New Motors & Batteries

Probably the most powerful drive for sporty E-MTBs comes from Shimano in model year 2021: the EP8 has been upgraded to a whopping 85 Newton metres compared to its predecessor Steps E8000. Much more decisive on the trail, however, is its maximum compact design and minimum weight of just 2.5 kg. This almost necessarily demands a battery with maximum power - and the STEVENS engineers have found a real gem in the 726Wh energy reservoir from Darfon, and approved it: Safe and well hidden in the down tube, it is perfectly prepared for new records in long distance riding and elevation gains.

And here you can find all models and versions of the new E-Inception 2021 series:

E-Inception FR 9.7 GTF

“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 180/170mm chassis with the brand new RockShox ZEB Ultimate suspension fork
  • Perfectly integrated, new Shimano EP8 drive plus 726Wh battery for new climbing records
  • STEVENS-exclusive smartphone charging socket on the top tube
  • High-end components from Acros, e*thirteen, Race Face, ...

E-Inception FR 9.7 GTF Details

E-Inception ED 8.7 GTF

“ED” as in “Enduro”.
What makes a top Enduro bike? Downhill performance at its best on fast and technical trails. And on hilly terrain, just as much agility as endurance and climbing ability when it's back up to the summit. The innovative E-Inception carbon frame with its sporty agile geometry in collaboration with the 29""/27.5"" wheel combo and the competent Fox chassis with the new, ultra-rigid 38 Float suspension fork ensures exactly the desired riding characteristics. And the brand-new Shimano EP8 drive system with a massive 85Nm of torque and a full 726Wh battery not only promises long-lasting, powerful propulsion - it also provides it.

  • Completely new Enduro dual-suspension e-bike w/ high-tech carbon frame and 29/27.5" wheels
  • Classy 170mm chassis from Fox: 38 Float Performance Elite eMTB+/Float DPX2 Performance
  • Perfectly integrated, new Shimano EP8 drive plus 726Wh battery for new climbing records
  • STEVENS-exclusive smartphone charging socket on the top tube
  • High-end components from Acros, e*thirteen plus Schwalbe 2.6" tires

E-Inception ED 8.7 GTF Details

E-Inception AM 9.7 GTF

“AM” as in “All-Mountain”.
Riding fun on both sides of the mountain - never before have the STEVENS engineers put together such a noble and at the same time capable package as with the new top model E-Inception AM 9.7 GTF. The completely redesigned, innovative carbon frame combines the finest components, the ultra-light Shimano EP8 drive ( motor weight only 2.5 kg!) together with the 726Wh battery and the noble Fox chassis to such a successful combination that we were regularly only able to bring our test riders back from their alpine trail areas under the threat of being forced to do so. And now the result of their efforts is in front of us and you - in the finest carbon look and only 21.9 kg "fighting weight"

  • Completely new All Mountain dual-suspension e-bike w/ high-tech carbon frame and 29/27.5" wheels
  • Classy 150mm chassis from Fox: 36 Float Factory eMTB+/Float DPS Factory
  • Perfectly integrated, new Shimano EP8 drive plus 726Wh battery for unlimited touring fun
  • STEVENS-exclusive smartphone charging socket on the top tube
  • High-end components from Acros, e*thirteen, Magura, Race Face, Shimano - for only 21.9kg "fighting weight".

E-Inception AM 9.7 GTF Details

E-Inception AM 8.7 GTF

All-Mountain for Explorers.
Alpine-like, super-steep ramps? No problem for Shimano's EP8 power and our record breaking 726Wh battery. Rough root and rock sections? The newly designed carbon four-link chassis with fine Fox suspension, 29/27.5" wheel combination and traction-worthy 2.6" tires masters these challenges with ease. The biting 4-piston disc brakes and the precise 12-speed Deore XT gears guarantee 100% control and efficiency at all times. So what is left to you, the rider? The most important - namely choosing the most beautiful trails on both sides of the mountain. Have lots of fun with our new E-Inception AM 8.7 GTF!

  • Completely new All Mountain dual-suspension e-bike w/ high-tech carbon frame and 29/27.5" wheels
  • Classy 150mm chassis from Fox: 36 Float Performance eMTB+/Float DPS Performance
  • Perfectly integrated, new Shimano EP8 drive plus 726Wh battery for new climbing records
  • STEVENS-exclusive smartphone charging socket on top tube
  • Trail-ready 203mm disc brakes & 2.6" tires

E-Inception AM 8.7 GTF Details

E-Inception AM 7.7

All-Mountain for comfort lovers.
At first glance, the E-Inception AM 7.7 hardly differs from its carbon brother AM 8.7 - and with the new, powerful Shimano EP8 drive, it promises the same level of riding pleasure. But its aluminium frame delights comfort-oriented riders with its pleasantly balanced geometry and seating position. Because the battery pack also contains an enormous 726 Wh of energy, there's nothing to stop you from taking long, long trips. And if you are still on the road after sunset in the future, you will quickly learn to appreciate the standard headlights.

  • Completely new All Mountain dual-suspension e-bike w/ aluminium frame and comfort geometry
  • Trail-ready 150mm chassis from RockShox
  • Perfectly integrated, new Shimano EP8 drive plus 726Wh battery for new climbing records
  • STEVENS-exclusive smartphone charging socket on top tube & 110 lux headlights
  • Powerful 203mm disc brakes & 29/27.5" wheels w/ 2.6" tires

E-Inception AM 7.7 Details

E-Inception AM 6.6

All-Mountain with Uphill Flow.
The new E-Inception AM 6.6 brings the mantra of our partner Bosch perfectly to the point - because it combines a completely newly developed aluminium frame with integrated PowerTube 625 battery and feel-good geometry to the very best with the dynamic power output that occurs when you pedal and are actively supported by the up to 85 Nm torque of the Performance Line CX drive. The functional equipment - from the capable RockShox chassis and the new Deore 1x12-speed gears to powerful disc brakes and 110Lux headlights - are further guarantees for riding pleasure at a high level.

  • Newly designed dual-suspension e-bike w/ Bosch G4 Performance Line CX Cruise drive & integrated 625Wh battery
  • Balanced 150mm chassis from RockShox plus 29/27.5" wheels w/ 2.6" tires
  • New Shimano Deore 1x12-speed gears
  • 203/180mm disc brakes suitable for touring
  • Comfort cockpit & 110 lux headlights

E-Inception AM 6.6 Details

E-Inception TR 7.6 FEQ

“TR” as in “Trail”.
The general key data promise riders of the new E-Inception TR already a lot of fun on almost any terrain: wide 29" tyres and the 120mm chassis smooth all kinds of bike paths and trails. And Bosch's top drive system called Performance Line CX supports every touring urge thanks to its 625Wh battery. But the STEVENS engineers are particularly proud of such functional details as the exclusive rear rack, to which panniers with Ortlieb's innovative QL 3.1 attachment can be attached just as easily as conventional models.

  • Newly designed Crossover dual-suspension e-bike with Bosch G4 Performance Line CX Cruise drive & integrated 625Wh battery
  • Harmonious 120mm chassis from RockShox plus 29" wheels w/ 2.35" tires
  • Shimano Deore XT/Deore 1x12-speed gears
  • New Shimano Deore 203/180mm disc brakes
  • Complete touring equipment: rear rack, mudguards, kickstand, bell, light system

E-Inception TR 7.6 FEQ Details

E-Inception TR 6.5 FEQ

“TR” as in “Trail”.
The general key data promise riders of the new E-Inception TR already a lot of fun on almost any terrain: wide 29" tyres and the 120mm chassis smooth all kinds of bike paths and trails. And Bosch's top drive, the Performance Line CX, also supports extensive touring thanks to its 500Wh battery. But the STEVENS engineers are particularly proud of such functional details as the exclusive rear rack, to which panniers with Ortlieb's innovative QL 3.1 attachment can be attached just as easily as conventional models.

  • Newly designed Crossover dual-suspension e-bike w/ Bosch G4 Performance Line CX Cruise drive & integrated 500Wh battery
  • RockShox 120mm chassis plus 29" wheels
  • New Shimano Deore 1x12-speed gears
  • Comfort cockpit & dropper seat post
  • Complete touring equipment: rear rack, mudguards, kickstand, bell, light system

E-Inception TR 6.5 FEQ Details

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