Berlin bike producer Standert is a firm believer in developing performance metal road bikes for everyday riding & racing. Their latest Kreissäge Disc bike blends the light & stiff performance of Scandium alloy, now with disc brakes and more tire clearance, to add to its modern race geometry & detailing. Handmade in Italy, the new disc brake road race bike comes together with Standert’s new Project Compact geometry developed to give small riders the same top-level performance & handling that taller riders are accustomed to…
Standert Kreissäge Disc alloy disc brake road race bike
The second generation of Standert’s premium alloy road race bike, the Kreissäge Disc now adds flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru-axles, and a premium Scandium tubeset. Standert doesn’t necessarily think that disc brakes need to replace rim brakes on modern road bikes, but it is undeniable that discs have some additional benefit for braking in poor conditions, and in freeing up space for slightly bigger tires.
But don’t call this an all-road bike, the Scandium race bike was developed for those looking for a light, efficient, and quick handling race bike constructed from the best performing alloys. The Kreissäge Disc retains a race-oriented focus, and expands tire clearance just to 28mm rubber. “Fun is Fast” is the mantra of the new bike.
The Kreissäge Disc features oversized tubing, a mixed inset headtube for Standert’s full carbon tapered steerer fork. The frame is built & painted by hand in Italy, from seamless Dedacciai Aegis Scandium tubing.
The frame features a T47 threaded BB, and the framesets even come with a Shimano or SRAM ready bottom bracket pre-installed, plus an Acros headset, an alloy seat clamp, and the 12mm thru-axles. The bike uses a 27.2mm seatpost.
The Scandium frame has a claimed weight of 1360g (56cm), plus 350g for the carbon fork.
The frame features mostly external, conventional downtube routing for mechanical drivetrains, although it does route the rear brake inside the downtube, and includes internal Di2 routing. The bike is designed to run a 2x drivetrain with a 31.8mm band clamp front derailleur around the round seattube, but of course you could build it up with a road 1x as well.
Kreissäge Disc geometry
The alloy Kreissäge Disc is available in six stock sizes from 48-60cm, using the same race-oriented geometry developed on the rim brake bike last year. The Kreissäge comes in three color schemes – the orange/black/white Team Edition, black/gray Charcoal, and yellow/white/orange Supersonic.
Pricing & availability
The scandium alloy Kreissäge Disc can be bought as a frameset to build up as you like for 1200€.
Or two different complete bike builds are also available – with mechanical shift SRAM Force 22 for 3500€, or wireless electronic SRAM Force eTap AXS 2×12 for 4400€ (all prices including EU VAT).
The race-ready disc brake road bike is available now from the Berlin-based shop, and can be shipped within Europe for another 50€ or 150€ globally (plus free frameset shipping in the EU.)
Rim brake Kreissäge alloy disc brake road race bike
The Scandium Kreissäge is also available in a rim brake model that was refreshed last summer for those looking for a more conventional road race setup, in the same colors and pricing.
Standert Project Compact, bringing performance to smaller riders
As to their Project Compact small bike sizing overhaul, Standert started with the development of their second generation alloy Kreissäge bikes to take a more detailed look at how their three smallest frame sizes 48, 50 & 52cm would alter their geometry to deliver more similar handling characteristics & higher performance.
Working with a team of test riders, Standert essentially settled on steeper seat angles, slightly taller headtubes, lower bottom brackets, and even shorter chainstays for their smallest frames.
The general theory they proved on the road, was that getting riders a bit further forward into the traditional ‘frame reach’ lent more balanced weight and better control for small riders, and a position that allowed the rider to be more comfortable both on the hoods and in the drops for more relaxed posture.
The new Project Compact geometry is now available on Standert’s two latest models – the scandium rim brake Kreissaege & the disc brake Kreissaege disc – in the three smallest 48, 50 & 52cm sizes. Project Compact will be steadily rolled out to all of Standert’s other steel & alloy bikes as they each get updated.