Admit it. Who didn’t openly or secretly admire the buttery joints of a Klein or an early Cannondale? They were bold and screamed confidence. Berlin’s Standert Bicycle Store is behind the aluminium renaissance, adding the Kreissäge crit frame to their catalogue.
There’s no denying that aluminium is enjoying a comeback amongst connoisseurs and frame builders looking for a new challenge. However, Standert looked to the east to produce a run of frames in aluminium.
For those who remember the feel of a well-made aluminium frame, Standert’s Kreissäge frame will come as a pleasant reminder of the material’s stiffness and robust nature — a midpoint between the compliance of steel and the brittleness of carbon fibre.
Standert created the Kreissäge for crit racing, an arena in which aluminium excels: short, sharp racing where comfort is less of a factor and responsiveness is valued. 6069 aluminium was specified, and obviously, the builders knew what they were doing.
We’ve admired the Standert aesthetic previously, with their steel Triebwerk road racer and Erdgeschoss cyclocrosser. The branding is pared back to a simple sans serif logotype, which lets the construction speak for itself.
The Kreissäge is ready for a SRAM 1x drivetrain, or eTap when it’s available. The geometry is quick and complemented by the slammed ZIPP stem. This might just be the prototype frame, but it’s already been proved in several races.
Keep an eye on Standert’s Instagram feed for news of when the Kreissäge will become available for sale — along with the second generation Triebwerk frames. Special thanks to Constantin Gerlach of Standert Bicycles for the photography.