Stevens S 8 XC Hardtail

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 12.1 kg


Product Description

  • Headset: FSA Ahead Integrated Orbit Z 9
  • Crankset: Shimano FC-M542 Hollow, 44-32-22
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG53
  • Pedals: MTB Alu Dual Side
  • Handlebar: Oxygen Driver Riser, Alu 2014
  • Stem: Oxygen Scorpo 25.4mm


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by samikan a Cross Country Rider from CH

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2010

Strengths:    Looks smart
Rapid braking
Good support from regional representive for issues


Weaknesses:    - rubber handle grips came off after 1st month!
- formula RX braking produces a loud embarrasing screeching nosie after day 1 (will never buy this brand again!)
- front disk produces sounds an vibrations at high speeds
- rear continental tire had to be replaced after 1st month. defective but cause unknown


Bottom Line:   
- My pervious bike was a trek, and while the components were simplier I had far less problems.
- I will definetly replace the braking system
- I will definetly seek another brand for my next bike

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   http://www.stevensbikes.de/2010/index.php?bik_id=48&lang=en_US§=equipment#inhalt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

Strengths:    Fast, Light, fantastic parts spec. for the price. The germans really do get it right! oh, and i love formula breaks!

Weaknesses:    The tires... and the tires, conti's suck for ottawa riding, the natural rubber doesnt hold for sh?t on wet rock or damp rock, heck, even wearing a camel back on a rock is too much moisture for these tires. That said, everything else is sick, and the tires were easy to change

Bottom Line:   
My first disc break was a fomula. It sucked, i rode it downhill with pride, and crashed a lot cause it needed bleeding as soon as you squeezed the lever. This new iteration of the formula break is a different animal all together, light, powerful, sexy, fantastic. Also, in the past i have really disliked rockshocks, but the new generation of forks they are puting out is nice. Ill have to see how it lasts tho. My only real beef with this bike is that I found it for cheeper at another shop like a week after I bought it.

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Favorite Trail:   Outback

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1689.00

Purchased At:   The Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Marin Nail trail, Specialized hardrock, GT I-Drive

Bike Setup:   Stock. RS recon sl, formula, slx/xt etc.

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