Standert has given their stainless steel Erdgeschoss a fresh update, completing the evolution of a bike born for cyclocross… into what is now a full-fledged adventure-ready gravel bike. The new Erdgeschoss boosts its adventure readiness with lots of new hauling capacity, plus gets an all new bikepacking-ready carbon fork…
Standert Erdgeschoss stainless steel adventure gravel bike
First of all, I want to commend Standert on their marketing word play. This is a small German bike company that is delivering a modern gravel bike built from stainless steel… “All the trust, and none of the rust“. Or how about this one… “Explore more. Pack more. Worry less. Stain-less!”
About a year and a half ago the Erdgeschoss got its latest makeover into worry-free 380 stainless steel and the versatile gravel geometry that carries over now. So the 2020/2021 updates are mostly about making it easier to carry more on your next adventure ride.
Gravel & Bikepacking – Tech details
The “designed in Berlin, handmade in Taiwan” stainless Erdgeschoss frame adds several more mounting points in this latest iteration. Inside the front triangle you now get 3-pack bottle bosses so you can shift the positioning of cages to work with various frame bag setups, or opt for alt cages to carry more. And the frame adds bosses on the toptube and under the downtube for more cages.
Replacing the old Columbus Futura fork is a new sleeker Standert-branded full carbon fork that includes 3-pack anything cage mounts on each leg, full fender compatibility, and cleaner cable routing.
The frame gets a straight headtube for the included Chris King Inset 1.5″ tapered headset, modular internal cable routing compatible with 1x, 2x, mechanical or Di2/eTap/EPS electronic groupsets thanks to plenty of room around a T47 bottom bracket shell, and a standard 27.2mm seatpost.
The frameset uses flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles, and there is room for max 700c x 40mm or 650b x 47mm tires.
The Erdgeschoss even still keeps it classic with a real headbadge, and doesn’t forget its roots with Standert’s axe-wielding cat keeping an eye on mud levels at the back of the seattube. Two subdued paint schemes are offered, to highlight the stainless steel construction – Moss Def glittery green or Rawkim blue & yellow, then covered all over with a glossy clearcoat for maximum shine and protection.
The new stainless steel Erdgeschoss claims a frame weight of 1980g (56cm), plus another 450g for the new full carbon fork.
Gravel Geometry, plus Project Compact
The Standert Erdgeschoss comes in seven stock sizes from 48-60cm, with still quick gravel-ready handling to balance on-road speed with off-road control.
The three smallest sizes feature Standert’s own Project Compact take on scaling the same ride uncompromised quality into tighter bike geometry, by sitting smaller riders more forward into the frame’s reach.
Standert Erdgeschoss – Options, pricing & availability
The Erdgeschoss is sold either in essentially two customizable complete builds, or as an 1800€ frameset including the steel frame, carbon fork, Chris King headset & Standert-branded bottom bracket to fit your cranks.
The complete gravel bike builds start at 3750€ with SRAM Force 1×11 mechanical & a quality alloy DT Swiss 650b gravel wheelset.
Or for 1000€ more you can upgrade to SRAM Force AXS Wide 2×12, or add a 500€ Quarq AXS power meter crankset, too. For now it looks like the carbon DT Swiss GRC wheelset option is out of stock. Interestingly, all of the complete builds come with the new ti-railed, gravel-specific Fizik Terra Argo saddle we just featured yesterday.