New Standert Kreissäge RS is an alloy racing rocket
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New Standert Kreissäge RS is an alloy racing rocket

Jul 17, 2023

The Berlin-designed, Italian-made crit bike is said to be stiffer, lighter and faster than its predecessor

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By Stan Portus

Published: June 23, 2022 at 4:07 pm

Standert has released a new version of its aluminium road bike the Kreissäge RS, said to be "stiffer, lighter and faster than ever."

The Kreissäge RS has undergone a number of updates over the last few years. This new version retains the same geometry but now has fully integrated cabling and new dropouts.

Standert says the new Kreissäge RS is available now as a frameset for €1,599 or in complete builds starting at €4,999. International pricing is TBC.

It comes in three designs: Black Widow, Silver Dagger, or Team Edition.

Do all road bikes look the same these days? The prevalence of dropped seat stays and slanting top tubes can often make it feel that way – and Standert feels it, too.

The brand says bikes are becoming weirder and more generic at the same time. In a bid to avoid this homogenisation, Standert says it has stuck to its ‘classy lines’ with the new Kreissäge RS.

The bike has high seat stays, a near-horizontal top tube and a short head tube, which will likely appeal to riders who prefer a more ‘old-school’ look to their road bikes.

But this hasn't stopped Standert from introducing more contemporary updates to its alloy race bike, most notably when it comes to cable routing.

When the second iteration of the Kreissäge came out in 2019 it had a mix of internal cable routing and external cable routing for mechanical groupsets.

The Kreissäge RS, released in 2020, saw Standert introduce greater integration with more cables routed internally.

Now, the Kreissäge RS has all cables and hoses routed internally through a Deda Superzero Carbon handlebar and Deda Vinci stem. The bike also has a custom T47 bottom bracket shell with a machined inside to fit cables, as well as save weight.

Standert says the fully-internal routing "matches the modern philosophy of racing bikes", all of which aim to be light, stiff and aerodynamic.

Standert uses Scandium aluminium alloy tubing in the chainstays, down tube and top tube. It says this material helps increase stiffness and reduce the weight of the bike. Elsewhere, it uses 7005 aluminium alloy.

Standert says this new version is 10 per cent lighter than the previous Kreissäge RS, with a claimed weight of 1,360g for the painted frame and 400g for the fork (uncut).

The complete builds available from Standert come fitted with either 25mm or 28mm Vittoria Corsa tyres but the brand says the Kreissäge RS can fit road bike tyres up to 700x30mm wide.

Standert says it has optimised the chainstays on the Kreissäge RS to make a stiffer and more compliant bike.

The chainstays are formed to have a 18×28.6mm oval profile where they butt up against the bottom bracket shell before extruding to a 16mm round profile.

The ‘S Bend’ in the seat stays is also said to help increase compliance.

Standert says the Kreissäge RS has new dropouts which increase stiffness for "sharper shifting performance".

Benedict Herzberg, Standert's head of marketing and public relations, says the new dropout design saves weight and "spreads load more evenly and allows for thinner dropouts without compromising crash protection of the derailleur." Herzberg adds the new dropout creates an "overall cleaner look."

Unsurprisingly for a bike that is used for crit racing by Team Standert and is named after a type of saw, the Kreissäge RS is made to go fast and offers an agile, direct and responsive ride, according to the brand.

This is due in part to the 56mm head tube which Standert says creates a strong front end thanks to the large welding surface it provides. The head tube area paired with the tapered carbon fork is said to create "perfect steering and braking under load."

The geometry of the Kreissäge RS is also racier than other comparable bikes. For example, the Kreissäge RS has a shorter wheelbase and head tube length than the new Specialized Allez Sprint, an alloy bike that is often associated with crit racing.

Standert offers a custom build service via its website where you can specify the componentry of the bike.

According to Standert's website, you can currently order the Kreissäge RS with either SRAM Rival, SRAM Force or Shimano Ultegra and DT Swiss or Scope wheels.

Standert also allows you to upgrade to CeramicSpeed bearings.

Content editor

Stan Portus is BikeRadar's content editor. Stan works on everything from content strategy and breaking news to evergreen updates and long-form features on environmental and social issues in cycling. Stan started working in the bike industry in 2018, writing content for some of the sport's biggest brands, including Chris King, ENVE and Castelli. He has worked as a freelance writer and journalist for over seven years writing reviews, essays and interviews for many art, design and literature publications as well as appearing on radio. A road cyclist at heart, he can be found zooming along the lanes and roads of the South West and undertaking foolhardy pursuits such as overnight audax rides.

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