Riding in Style: The Standert Triebwerk CR Steel Rim Brake Bike

Riding in Style: The Standert Triebwerk CR Steel Rim Brake Bike

If 'steel is real' when it comes to bicycles then this Standert Triebwerk CR we built for Dang is among the realest. Aiming for a commuter bike at the fancier end of the spectrum, at 8 kgs (size 52cm), with carbon Enve bars, Dura Ace wheels and groupset, and butted Columbus tubing (Columbus Futura Caliper SL carbon fork) this bike feels amazing to ride.

Standert Triebwerk CR Rim Brake Enve Bars
Super light Cane Creek EE brakes paired with a full Dura Ace 9150 11 speed Di2 groupset and Ceramic Speed OSPW means effortless shifting and powerful lightweight stopping. The choice of alloy brake track Dura Ace C40 wheels neatly avoids the issue created by carbon braking tracks and rainy work commutes.

Ceramic Speed OSPW Dura Ace 9170
An Enve seatpost paired with a carbon saddle-railed Specialized Romin makes for a plush and lightweight seating situation. 

Specalized Romin Carbon Saddle

The Standert Triebwerk CR frameset takes a threaded T47 bottom bracket - in this case a Chris King Threadfit T47 24x (24mm spindle). You'll need include two 1mm (supplied by Chris King) spindle spacers on either side of the BB. The seat tube lacks a braze on mount so a band type front derailleur was required.

Chris King T47 Bottom Bracket
The frame comes with a noThreadSet Chris King headset pre-installed in the Columbus tubing 1 1/8" headtube. And Dang opted for an S-Works 130mm alloy stem.

Standert Triebwerk CR Chris King NoThreadSet 1 1/8 Headset
Enve bar tape was chosen to wrap up the Enve bars. Unlike with the new disc 12 speed Dura Ace (and obviously all wireless AXS groupsets) we got a chance to show our heatshrink prowess to neatly package together the rear brake housing and Di2 cable running from the front of the bike to the Junction B box in the downtube.

Enve Bar Tape

As bike builds go these days this was a relatively easy one to go together. A hot tip with every Standert we've built is to shave the frame cable stop inserts down a bit on the burnisher to save yourself some trouble squeezing them into the frame holes. It seems the frame hole finishing can be a little sloppy. Let us know what steel frame road bike you'd build in the comments below?

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