The Triebwerk has long been Berlin bikemaker Standert’s go-to steel road bike, whether for road racing or daily riding. Last year it got a modern v3 update with rim brakes, and now a v3 disc brake version for even more versatility.

In a world of lighter, stiffer, more aero carbon bikes, the Triebwerk Mach3 Disc is a bike for cyclists who just want to ride bikes, and don’t feel the need to fall down the rabbit hole of chasing the next latest, greatest carbon race machine that is likely to be obsolete next season.

Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc modern steel road bike

Standert produced the epitome of the perfect cycling promotional video for the new steel disc brake road bike. Actually, that’s not really true. This is a steel road bike, not the latest tech-infused aero carbon wunderbike. So, they just went out and rode some roads, took some shaky video from the car, and added some amusing but accurate subtitles for commentary. The general consensus seems that this is a road bike, it is made for riding roads, and that’s pretty much it. But isn’t that what most of us actually want in a road bike anyway?

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike, photos by Savannah van der Niet
c. Standert, ride photos by Savannah van der Niet

The new Triebwerk Mach3 Disc is Standert’s first steel, disc brake road bike (after their scandium alloy Kreissäge Disc.) And it is meant for riders who want to get back to the core of road riding for the fun of it.

You want to switch off. You want to breathe. You want to enjoy.
You want to experience speed, you want to glide along, you want agility and comfort. You want to climb like a goat and descend like on rails. You want all this, that’s why you ride.

You want Real Road Cycling.
You get the Triebwerk Disc.

Tech details

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike

Sure, it is just a steel road bike, but the Triebwerk Mach3 Disc gets all the modern road disc details… The frame itself is welded & painted in Taiwan from a carefully selected Columbus tubeset for a balance of light weight & a classic steel ride. Its 44mm headtube is paired with a full carbon, 1.5″ tapered steerer Columbus Futura Disc fork and a Chris King InSet headset.

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike

The frame features 12mm thru-axles and flat mount discs, together with sleek internal cable routing that stays inside around the T47 threaded bottom bracket, exiting just at the end of the stays. That’s in large part due to the extra space in the oversized bottom bracket shell, but also due to the UK-made, Rideworks CNC-machined BB.

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike

The Triebwerk Disc uses a 27.2 seatpost with a conventional clamp, and a 31.8mm front derailleur band clamp. Max tire clearance is officially 28mm on modern wide rims, with a bit of room to spare. Claimed weight for a 56cm frame is 1830g, plus 440g for the uncut carbon fork.

Road geometry

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike geometry

The Triebwerk Disc comes in seven sizes (48-60cm), and features pretty standard road race-focused geometry that Standert prefers for all around road riding.

The three smallest use Standert’s Project Compact geometry that has been developed with a more forward position to give smaller riders the same performance on 700c wheels without conventional compromises. The steeper seat angles, slightly taller headtubes, and lower bottom brackets put the rider further forward for more balanced weight and better control, without compromising steering geometry or excessive toe overlap.

Pricing & Availability

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike
2019 Standert Triebwerk Disc Limited Edition

If all of that sounds good and you want to buy a modern steel, disc brake road bike, the Triebwerk Disc is available as a frameset for 1600€ in all black, or 1700€ in Standert’s Limited Edition team paint job.

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike, photos by Savannah van der Niet
2019 Standert Triebwerk Disc Dark Night SRAM Force eTap AXS

Complete bikes are available for 3400€ with a SRAM Rival 22 groupset, or 4300€ with a Force eTap AXS 2×12 wireless groupset (again with a 100€ premium for the LTD paint scheme.) Both builds get a Chris King headset, Zipp Service Course SL cockpit, Fizik touch points, and tubeless-ready Hunt Aero Light Disc alloy wheels wrapped in 28mm non-tubeless Vittoria Corsa Control tires.

2019 Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc road bike, modern Columbus steel disc brake road race bike, photos by Savannah van der Niet

The new bikes are available now in person in Standert’s Berlin shop. Or complete bikes can be shipped anywhere in Europe, or framesets anywhere in the world.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. The short front center distance makes this another toe-scraper. Not sure all the holes for cable routing are a good idea in a steel frame.

  2. why would anyone pay $1700 for a heavy steel frame when you can full carbon frameset for so much less. It is made in China so you can’t even call it artisan.

  3. Love the graphics and paint on this one, looks great.

    “why would anyone pay $1700 for a heavy steel frame when you can full carbon frameset for so much less.”

    1800g is light for steel. And because carbon isn’t better.

    I just did pay that sort of $ for a similar weight steel frame, since 1) weight difference of 700-1000g makes no difference to my riding pace. I can ride quick with that added kilo and so can you, probably. 2) it rides nicer imo than any carbon bike – it’s springy rather than this Lighter and Stiffer stuff. There is another way outside of race bike marketing. Plus 3) It has a steel fork also and none of it will fail in a shattery death-creating way like carbon can and does. ‘Oh look, another carbon fork recall, how does that keep happening?’.

    “It is made in China so you can’t even call it artisan.”

    Racist or just ignorant? Like China or Taiwan (where this one’s made, there’s a difference) don’t have skilled craftspeople. And there’s welders in the factories there with greater skill than many domestic builders.

    • Have you noticed that people have been riding carbon forks for DECADES with few failures? The idea that carbon forks just fail is simply not true. You have to have a number of circumstances converge for a carbon fork to fail.
      Have you ever tried to brake a carbon steerer tube? I have and it is very difficult.
      If carbon forks were even 10% as likely to break as some people make them out to be, there would be an endless stream of social media posts about those failures.

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