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Stevens Camino further evolves modern carbon gravel bike from its cross inspiration

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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.

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, riding
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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

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, 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.

Tech details

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, frameset

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.

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, integrated internal cable routing

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.

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, detail

Tire clearance maxes out at 700c x 45mm, although the race-focused builds all stick with 40mm gravel tires.

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, detail

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

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, Camino Pro
2022 Stevens Camino Pro

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.

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, Camino
2022 Stevens Camino

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.

Stevens Camino modern carbon gravel bike, riding

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RideCX
1 year ago

It’s a good-looking bike. I love the lack of the dramatically dropped drive-side chainstay which has become so common these days.

Is anyone importing them into the USA currently?

DefRyder
DefRyder
1 year ago

And BR continues the incorrect new model year trend. Hint: it’s almost 2023…

Paco
Paco
1 year ago

Not sure how they think 440mm chainstays is “modern gravel race”? That’s closer to bike packing than the current crop of race bikes, and longer than most modern XC bikes even.

J.O
J.O
1 year ago
Reply to  Paco

Why would a gravel race bike need 425mm stays? You’re not holding wheels in a bunch in the way you would on road so the shortest possible wheelbase isn’t a priority. This bike has a longer front centre and you’ll be in a better position to corner hard and catch any minor slides with the longer stay balancing that. Really, 25mm on the wheelbase isn’t what limits your cornering off-road, it’s the weighting of the wheels and the feedback from the front end geometry. A long front centre and short stay combo forces a different (more MTB-like) cornering style that, while no problem for most riders, isn’t as natural while pedalling and maintaining speed in the way a fast gravel rider/racer would.
There’s so much more to every bike than one number and bike category geometry homogenization isn’t a good thing. I like what Stevens have done here.

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