The carbon Steven Camino gravel bike is the latest evolution of mixed-surface, fast off-road capability from the German bikemaker steeped in cyclocross. Taking the quick, but stable riding experience refined on their alloy gravel bikes to the next level, these new Caminos are a lot lighter and more comfortable, with modern gravel tire clearance & plenty of bikepacking adventure-ready mounts…
Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike
We really know Stevens best for their multiple CX World Cup & World Championship winning Super Prestige carbon cyclocross bikes. But over the last couple of years, Stevens has reshaped what had been their entry-level aluminum cross bikes – the cross race-named Prestige, Gavere & Tabor – into dedicated gravel bikes. Those revamped alloy gravel bikes got longer wheelbases & lower bottom brackets for improved stability, plus bigger tire clearances & more cage mounts for more off-road adventure versatility.
Now the new Stevens Camino takes those gravel tweaks and upgrades them for modern gravel racing with a much lighter full-carbon frameset, improved compliance, and fully internal cable routing.
Gravel Race Geometry
Geometry for the new carbon gravel race bike is still quick with a 71.5° head tube & 73° seattube for the middle of six frame sizes (48-61cm), but paired to longer 440mm chainstays for all-day rideability, too. Stevens also lowers Stack heights relative to their alloy gravel bikes – back 1/2 way to CX territory – for a more aggressive & more aero position. The lower bar height to the ground comes thanks in part to the shorter axle-to-crown height of the carbon fork, but also the lower BB height than the bike’s CX ancestors.
Stevens says the new carbon Camino & Camino Pro share the same SL hi-mod carbon fiber of their pro-level cyclocross bike, now adding a full-carbon tapered steerer fork too with anything cage mounts.
Like those latest carbon CX bikes, the Caminos also shift to a fully-integrated, full internal cable routing setup through the 1.5″ FSA ACR headset, but still with a separate bar for cockpit adjustability.
Tire clearance maxes out at 700c x 45mm, although the race-focused builds all stick with 40mm gravel tires.
The flat mount disc brake Camino is 1x or 2x compatible with a removable front derailleur hanger or chainguide (and can route mechanical or electronic shift controls internally), gets a PressFit BB86 bottom bracket, a 27.2mm round seatpost, and 12mm thru-axles. The frame & fork both include mounts for full-coverage fenders, plus a rear rack, toptube bag, and a cage under the downtube.
2022 Stevens Camino gravel – Pricing, options & availability
Officially unveiled earlier this year, the two complete Camino bike builds are available from your local shop now. Pick the Vogue Silver 3100€ Stevens Camino Pro with a Shimano GRX 1x 11-speed group with alloy DT Swiss G1800 wheels and even Aerothan tubes in the tubeless-ready setup – at a claimed 8.5kg.
Or chose the same carbon frameset in dark Cold Magma Red on the even more affordable 2600€ Stevens Camino with a mixed GRX 2×11 build and alloy Fulcrum Rapid Red 900 wheels – at 9.3kg.