Stevens is staying on the gas in the enduro segment and presented a new model within the Sledge series at the the Eurobike Media Days in Kirchberg: The Stevens Sledge Max.

Das neue Stevens Sledge Max verfügt über 170/160 mm Federweg, eine durchdachte Ausstattung und ist für einen Preis von 3.699 € erhältlich.
The new Stevens Sledge Max offers 170/160 mm travel, a well thought out spec and costs € 3699.

The Stevens Sledge Max is the new top model in the enduro range of the Hamburg manufacturer. It is a re-engineered version of the well known Sledge ES and like its namesake features 160 mm suspension travel and 27.5” wheels. At the front however unlike the ES it has a 170 mm fork which combined with the downhill specific spec should improve the descending abilities of the bike.

Mittlerweile ein etablierter Standard: Innenverlegte Züge.
These days an established standard: internally routed cables..
Am neuen Boost-Hinterbau konnte Stevens nicht nur die Steifigkeit erhöhen, sondern auch das Gewicht deutlich reduzieren.
The new Boost rear end allowed Stevens to increase frame rigidity and save a big amount of weight (almost 400 g).

The rear frame was also revised allowing Stevens to not only save weight but also introduce the new Boost standard (148mm rear axle) thus increasing wheel stiffness. The overall weight of the bike is 13.9 kg according to the manufacturer and the price is a fair € 3699.

Am Umwerfersockel lässt sich wahlweise eine Kettenführung oder bei Bedarf auch ein Umwerfer montieren.
The front mech frame fitting allows riders to chose between running a chainguide or a derailleur with 2 front chainrings.
Der neue Fox Float X mit Evol-Luftkammer soll für ein sattes Ansprechverhalten des Hinterbaus sorgen.
The new Fox Float X with Evol air chamber should ensure plusher suspension action.

The new Sledge Max will be offered in four sizes (16″-22″) with just one spec. It features a complete FOX Factory Kashima suspension system with 36 Float fork and Float X Evol rear shock and a Shimano XT drivetrain and brakes.

Sahnestück: Die Fox 36 Float Factory verfügt über die neue Fit 4-Kartusche und 170 mm Federweg.
Crème de la Crème : the Fox 36 Float Factory features the new Fit 4 damping cartridge and 170 mm travel.
Keine Kompromisse: der Schwalbe Magic Mary beißt sich mit seinem aggressiven Profil tief in den Boden.
No compromises: the Schwalbe Magic Mary is no mountain goat on climbs but downhill it rules the trail!
Bewährt: die Shimano XT-Bremse hat ihre solide Performance schon bei etlichen Tests unter Beweis gestellt.
Proven: the Shimano XT brakes have proven themselves time and time again.

You can find more info about the new Stevens Sledge Max soon at:

Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer

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