Stevens E-Inception FR 9.7.2 GTF Review

  • 7199 €
  • Carbon
  • Shimano EP8
  • 180 mm
  • 726 WH
  • 170 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
  • 23,4 kg
With 180 mm of travel at the fork, the question of the range of use seems almost ridiculous. This bike wants to shred the gnar.
In the automotive and motorcycle world, Japan has always had a reputation for being a breeding ground for excellent engines. Shimano is doing its utmost to live up to this reputation in the e-bike world with the EP8 engine. Also seemingly hopeless inclines the Shimano motor easily climbs up well Even though the EP8 doesn't reach the performance of a Bosch CX Motor at maximum output, for example.. The Shimano EP8 provides a well-rounded riding experience with a harmonious power delivery. Thanks to the good range, longer tours with the E-Inception FR 9.7.2 GTF are no problem.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-Inception FR 9.7.2 GTF in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (7000) .

Carbon frames are rather the exception in the price range of about 7000€. With the carbon fibre chassis, Stevens thus sets clear accents compared to the aluminium competitors. The low-grade chassis transfers shocks relatively clearly to the biker. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. When it comes to the brakes, Stevens reaches for the top shelf and instals premium brakes with four pistons and 2 millimeter rotors from Shimano. The drivetrain and components have a subordinate but not to be neglected importance when it comes to EMTB. Even the bike brand product managers know this and don't aim too high with mostly average components. When it comes to the geometry, Stevens does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. Due to the short chainstays and the shallow seat angle , when climbing steep sections, it requires active weight shifting to prevent the front wheel from lifting.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 7199 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Stevens E-Inception FR 9.7.2 GTF

The E-Inception FR 9.7.2 GTF is a real multitool for tours on insanely technical trails. Although there is still room for improvement at a weak chassis and a mediocre groupset. Nevertheless, with a very good brake system, a good motor and a good geometry make it a capable Enduros from Stevens with a very wide range of use. Check the geometry table carefully before buying: The E-Inception FR 9.7.2 GTF sizing runs small. With 5 years of warranty, nothing stands in the way of a long-term relationship.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Stevens E-Inception FR 9.7.2 GTF Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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16"
18"
20"
22"
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
29
Stack
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628
637
651
672
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Reach
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428
445
465
485
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Top Tube Length
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590
610
635
660
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Seat Tube Length
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315
315
316
354
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Seat Tube Angle
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75
75
75
75
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Head Tube Length
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105
115
130
155
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Head Tube Angle
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63,7
63,7
63,7
63,7
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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14
14
14
14
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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355
355
355
355
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Chainstay Length
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450
450
450
450
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Wheelbase
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1228
1249
1276
1310
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Standover Height
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774
774
774
808
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  • Motor Shimano EP8
  • Display SC-EM800
  • Battery 726
  • Frame Carbon SL HMF
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork Rock Shox ZEB Ultimate, Travel: 180 mm, Air suspension, Tapered Steerer 1 1/8" - 1.8", O.L.D.: 110 mm, Brake: postmount disc 8"
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore XT, SL-M8100, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur RD-M8100-SGS
  • Crank Shimano Steps EP8, FC-EM600, BB type: Shimano Steps
  • Cassette Shimano Deore XT, CS-M8100-12, 12-speed, Combination: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51 T
  • Chain Shimano CN-M8100
  • Brake Set Shimano Deore XT, BR-MT8120, Hydraulic disc brake, 4 pistons
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Rims Race Face Turbine-R 35, Axle: QR15x110 mm
  • Tires Front Schwalbe Magic Mary Evolution, Tire size: 65-622, Super Trail, Foldable, Addix Soft compound, SnakeSkin, Tubeless Easy
  • Tires Rear Schwalbe Magic Mary Evolution, Tire size: 65-622, Super Trail, Foldable, Addix Soft compound, SnakeSkin, Tubeless Easy
  • Saddle Fizik Terra Alpaca
  • Seat Post Oxygen E-Scorpo DPR-E, Travel: 100 mm | 125 mm | 150 mm | 170 mm, Remote Lockout, Length: 340 mm | 390 mm | 440 mm | 480 mm, Diameter: 30.9 mm, Insertion depth: 100 mm
  • Stem Race Face Turbine-R, Handlebar clamp: 35 mm, Angle: 0°
  • Handle Bar Race Face Turbine-R, Width: 800 mm, Rise: 35 mm, Clamp: 35 mm
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Acros Blocklock Taper 1 1/8"-1.8", Upper bearing cup: ZS56/28.6, Lower bearing cup: ZS66/46
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