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2012 Stevens Stratos Road Bike

2012 stevens stratos road bike   2012 Stevens Stratos Road Bike

Stevens Bikes has introduced its fastest and sportiest machine to date for 2012. The new Stratos is a state-of-the-art road bike that has an extraordinary electronic gearshift but is still amazingly inexpensive even if the surcharge for the exceptionally lightweight THM front fork is included.

Highlights of the technical aspects of the Stratos include the comfortable and stiff tapered steerer fork, innovative high-end frame, carbon cable guides, and carbon dropouts. The ratio of weight to stiffness is optimized by its highly modular carbon fibers.

Excluding the fork, the carbon frame of the 2012 Stevens Stratos Road Bike weighs in at only 830g. Not only is this carbon frame very lightweight. It is also very comfortable and is one of the best carbon racing framesets in the world in terms of quality and performance.

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2012 Stevens Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3×10 Road Bikes

2012 stevens xenon di2 and xenon 3x10 road bikes   2012 Stevens Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3x10 Road Bikes
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Two road bikes, namely Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3×10, have been released by Stevens Bikes for 2012. Known for its high quality, the Xenon Di2 frame is designed with inventive cable guiding. Also featured by the Di2 model are Shimano Ultegra electronic shifting and Fulcrum system wheels.

Aside from its entirely blacked out specs, the Xenon 3×10 also gets a full triple crankset. Its racing frame offers stiffness, comfort, and light weight. Along with its complete Shimano Ultegra 3×10 equipment are its high-end Continental GP 4000s tires.

Both of the 2012 Stevens Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3×10 Road Bikes are designed to be lightweight. The Xenon Di2 weighs in at 7.5kg while the Xenon 3×10 is slightly heavier at 7.6kg. Also, both models feature a tube-to-tube and monocoque hybrid frame construction.

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2012 Stevens Sonora SL and Sonora ES 29er Mountain Bikes

2012 stevens sonora sl and sonora es 29er mountain bikes   2012 Stevens Sonora SL and Sonora ES 29er Mountain Bikes
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Two new 29er mountain bikes called Sonora SL and ES have been offered by Stevens Bikes for 2012. First off, weighing in at 9.3 kg is the Sonora SL, which features a Hi-Mod carbon frame, Classy Fox RLC fork with Kashima coating, Shimano XTR Premium equipment, and a 27.2 mm carbon seat post for maximum comfort.

Compared to the Sonora SL, the Sonora ES has slightly lower end spec. The Sonora ES comes with 100mm Fox fork and its top frame features a tapered headtube, embedded shifting cables and a Pressfit bottom bracket. Also in the rear are post mount disk brake eyes.

With the same high-quality carbon frame, both the 2012 Stevens Sonora SL and Sonora ES 29er Mountain Bikes are reliable machines on the trail. Weighing in at 10.3kg, the Sonora ES is heavier than the Sonora SL, which will be available…

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2012 Stevens Fluent ES 29er Mountain Bike

2012 stevens fluent es 29er mountain bike   2012 Stevens Fluent ES 29er Mountain Bike

New for 2012 from Stevens Bikes is a 29er mountain bike called Fluent ES. With a valuable and robust anodized surface, the alloy frame of the bike features optimized rigidity and weight. Similar basic principles of the Stevens 26in Fluent mountain bike frames were used with added large wheels.

Equipped with an extensive list of high-quality components, the new Fluent ES has a lot to take pride in. Included in these excellent specs is the complete Shimano Deore XT drive 3 x 10. It has high volume that is adjusted to the rear Fox shock.

Weighing in at 12.6kg with 100/115mm travel, the 2012 Stevens Fluent ES 29er Mountain Bike is a high-quality supple 29er marathon bike. Morever, FIT technology, QR15 axle shaft, and tapered shank are featured by its high-end XC Fox fork.

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