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Standert continues to evolve their stainless steel Erdgeschoss gravel bike to be better equipped for everything from weekend gravel rides to limitless bikepacking adventures. This latest generation boosts tire clearance again, adds customizable geometry from front to back, and further dynamo routing…
Standert Erdgeschoss stainless steel adventure gravel bike
c. Standert, photos by Savannah van der Niet
Standert’s gravel & bikepacking Erdgeschoss brings just a few rather simple updates to the already popular stainless steel bike, designed to take your adventures further. This evolution aims to give riders more options for bigger tires, without compromising the bike’s proven ride. So it adds customizable geometry tweaks to let riders switch from bigger to smaller tires while preserving the bike’s feel.
Up front, the geo switch is handled by the Columbus Futura Cross+ carbon fork that has a flip-chip at the axle with either 47 or 52mm of offset. That way for example, you could ride an everyday setup with 700c x 42mm tires & 52mm offset for fast gravel, then swap to smaller diameter but cushier 650b x 2″ tires & 47mm offset for more off-road adventure rides – both with almost identical fork Trail for familiar handling.
Out back, Standert have switched to a sliding dropout (like, but not the Paragon style) that gives the option to lengthen the wheelbase by up to 20mm. This modular style dropout also gives lots of flexibility, as owners could always set the bike up in the future as a single-speed or even swap to a different axle attachment standard.
The dropout & fork changes also come with greater overall tire clearance, now officially up to 650b x 54mm / 700c x 50mm.
One last upgrade is improved dynamo lighting integration. Now the Futura Cross+ fork includes internal routing inside the fork leg, but Standert also gives the Erdgeschoss frame internal routing to connect a dynamo-powered taillight directly mounted to a new tab at the top of the seatstay.
Actual geometry for the Erdgeschoss is unchanged (in the short chainstay, larger offset position), still available in Standert’s signature broad seven stock sizes from 48-60cm, with Project Compact reshaped geo on the three smallest bikes.
The frame features a straight headtube for an inset tapered steerer, modular internal 1x/2x/mechanical/electronic compatible cable routing, a T47 bottom bracket shell, flat mount disc brake, 12mm thru-axles, and standard 27.2mm seatpost.
Claimed frame weight is 1980g (54cm), plus 535g for the Columbus bikepacking fork.
The gravel bike gets 3-pack cage mounts on the downtube & seattube, 3-pack mounts on each fork leg, plus a regular pair of bosses under the downtube & on top of the toptube. Both frame & fork are also ready for racks and full-coverage fenders.
Standert Erdgeschoss – Pricing, options & availability
The 380 stainless steel frame is still welded & painted by hand in Taiwan and finished off with a proper headbadge – available in raw stainless Rawkim or just enough green Moss Def paint schemes – “all the trust and none of the rust“.
For 2200€ Standert offers the Erdgeschoss as a frameset with frame, carbon fork, Chris King headset in your preferred color, bottom bracket of your choice, seat clamp, and cable guides for your preferred drivetrain. CeramicSpeed BB upgrades are available, too.
Complete gravel bikes start at 4949€ with a SRAM Rival XPLR AXS wireless 1x groupset, alloy DT Swiss GR 1600 wheels, and a choice of tires. A more premium build with SRAM Force XPLR AXS 1x, carbon DT GRC 1400 wheels, and upgraded cockpit sells for 6399€.
The new Standert Erdgeschoss is available now to ship anywhere in most color & size combinations, except for the largest 60cm frames that will be back in stock later in the summer.