Stevens S 8 XC Hardtail

  • 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

User Reviews (2)

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samikan   Cross Country Rider [Jun 08, 2010]
Strength:

Looks smart
Rapid braking
Good support from regional representive for issues

Weakness:

- 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

- 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

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Frank   Weekend Warrior [Apr 05, 2009]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Marin Nail trail, Specialized hardrock, GT I-Drive
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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