The deceptively simple Standert Bürgermeister*in city bike slipped in under our radar with old-school steel trekking bike looks, but just the right mix of modern tech sprinkled in for do-it-all versatility. They call it a bike to “unlimit your commute“, which basically means it’s a no-nonsense townie bike with all the tire clearance, integrated lighting, and carrying capacity to head off on an adventure the moment you pedal out of the office at the end of the day on Friday.
On second thought, maybe you should just plan to skip out after lunch to go even further…
Standert Bürgermeister*in commuter bike
Berlin, Germany-based Standert figured why not just make your daily driver city bike, a capable weekend bike too? Smooth city streets, commuter shortcuts through the woods, weekend gravel road spins, or longer bikepacking adventures… why choose just one!
There’s not really any revolutionary new tech in the Standert Bürgermeister*in commuter bike, it’s just a really nice balance of versatility. And it’s topped off with room for up to 700c x 45mm or 650b x 47mm tires so you can pick how far off-road you really want to go.
The disc brake Bürgermeister*in frame is 4130 chromoly steel welded in Taiwan, matched to a lugged crown, raked steel fork. Claimed frame weight of 2370g (54cm) and fork of 1150g (uncut). The frameset sticks with old classic standards like quick-release axles, BSA threaded bottom bracket, 27.2mm seatpost, full rack & fender mounts, a chainstay kickstand mount, and even a tiny-by-today’s-bikes 1″ threadless headset.
But then it mixes in modern details, too – modular sliding dropouts (a la Paragon), post-mount disc brakes, a split seatstay for belt-drive compatibility, modular semi-internal cable routing inside the downtube, 3-bolt anything cage mounts on each fork leg, and even the option for a 1-piece bar+stem combo – in steel of course.
The “super durable” steel do-it-all mixed surface commuter bike comes in a wide 7 size range – with the three smaller getting Standert’s forward-leaning Project Compact concept geometry, and the two smallest optimized best for 650b wheels.
You can build the Bürgermeister*ins up 1x or 2x, and with mechanical or electronic drivetrains, or single speed or even with an internally geared hub.
Standert Bürgermeister*in – Pricing & options
The versatile Bürgermeister*in commuter comes in three colors Desert Sunrise white, Glacier Glow green, and Purple Reign.
You can get it as a frameset for 950€ including the 1″ headset & chromoly stem, or in special 1050€ limited edition framesets that add in a color-matched 1-piece chromoly steel handlebar+stem combo.
There is also an affordable 2200€ Standert Bürgermeister*in complete bike build available with a no-fuss SRAM Apex 1x disc brake groupset and integrated Supernova lighting powered by a front hub dynamo.
Standert Burgermeister*in, versatile steel gravel commuter city bike, photo by Savannah van der Niet,
Designed in Berlin, Standert delivers framesets & complete bikes worldwide – with most colors and sizes available in stock.