The Triebwerk has been Berlin bikemaker Standert’s go-to steel road racing bike for several years. But in its third major iteration, the Triebwerk Mach3 truly becomes a high performance road bike, modern down to the details.
Plus with the revamped bike’s launch, Standert are offering special limited time pricing on frames, builds, and a LTD edition ahead of availability later this month…
Standert Triebwerk Mach3 modern steel road bike
We got a look at the overhauled Columbus bike several weeks back at the Berlin Bike Show, but now you can actually order one yourself. Designed as a modern classic, the Triebwerk road bike uses a careful mix of premium Columbus steel tubing to get the balanced ride Standert was looking for.
Columbus Max chainstays pair with an oversized T47 threaded bottom bracket to put the power down, and a biovalized Life downtube + 44mm headtube deliver handling stiffness. Then up top, a light Life seattube and even lighter Spirit toptube & Spirit Keirin seatstays lend a comfortable steel ride.
Race-ready, but thanks to the forgiving nature of steel, still comfortable for all day riding.
The v3 overhaul of the bike was mostly driven by the trend towards more adventurous road riding, so the Triebwerk Mach 3 gets more clearance too so you can now fit 28mm tires. It is still a road bike though, so quick handling geometry comes with the efficient, oversized bottom end of the frame.
The Mach 3 also adds Di2 ready internal routing capability, while the standard frames keep cables external.
The new frames are said to weigh 1690g for a medium, plus the 350g Columbus carbon fork.
Availability & Pricing
The Triebwerk Mach 3 is available as a frameset with a painted to match Columbus Futura full carbon fork in white or blue. For a (unspecified) limited time they are offering ‘early bird’ pricing on the frames of 1520€ in five sizes (XS-XL) letting you pick from three colors of Chris King Inset 7 headset & T47 threadfit bottom bracket. Pricing is said to save 5% off the final retail price, with bikes shipping at the end of this month – May 2018.
A couple of complete bike builds are also available – 3150€ with Ultegra R8000 or 3135€ with Force 22, again in the same standard colors. You can even upgrade the Ultegra bike to Di2 for anther 570€.
Limited Edition Triebwerk Mach3 LTD
Standert are also selling a special electronic shifting LTD version of the bike too for Di2, EPS or eTap builds. The specially painted black & gold Triebwerk Mach3 LTD ditches the external shift routing, instead getting electronic-only internal routing, and even brings the rear brake inside the top tube as well. Otherwise the tech details on the bike are the same as the standard version.
The LTD bike is available as a 1615€ frameset, again with painted to match Futura fork and King headset & BB. Or you can get a complete Ultegra Di2 build for 3800€. An extra limited build with Dura-Ace Di2 and carbon Zipp 303 wheels is said to be available for 6500€.
Standert Kreissäge alloy road bike
If you feel like you need to shed a few more grams or get a little more stiffness, Standert offers their Kreissäge 6069 alloy road bike with similar features (although not yet upgrade to T47). A medium of the aluminum frame claims a weight of 1350g.
It’s the bike their local team races, but the stock bikes come in light blue or olive green with frameset (
700€ now 1200€) or complete build (from 2100€ now 3500€) options available currently. Pricing went up significantly with the move to a more premium Dedacciai Aegis Scandium tubeset.
Standert ships frames within the EU free, complete bikes within Germany for free (EU completes add 50€.) Outside of Europe it will cost an extra 60€ for a frame, or 150€ for a complete for worldwide delivery.