Berlin-based Standert Bicycles just announced their latest rig, the Bürgermeister*in (German for “mayor,” and not to be confused with Burgermeister, the popular burger joint in Berlin). Designed as an ultra-versatile commuter bike that’s also suited to day rides through the forest and loaded bikepacking trips, the Bürgermeister*in brings to mind bikes like the Soma Wolverine Surly Cross-Check, and appears to have some pretty thoughtful design touches. It’s worth noting that it has quite a low front stack height, clearly influenced by the brand’s road-focused background—make sure to double-check the geometry and compare it against a bike you’ve ridden if you’re interested.
Its 4130 Chromoly Steel frame has mounts for racks, fenders, a kickstand, and the fork has triple-pack mounts for cargo cages or extra water. It can accept 1x and 2x drivetrains, as well as internal gear hubs, singlespeed, and even belt drive systems. The max tire clearance for the Bürgermeister*in is 700 x 45mm or 650 x 47mm, with geometry optimized for 650b wheels in the smaller sizes (48 and 50) and 700c for 52 to 70.
Standert offers the Bürgermeister*in in a single complete build option, based around a 1×11 SRAM Apex drivetrain, Brooks Cambium saddle, Teravail Cannonball tires, and hydraulic SRAM Level brakes. They’re also kitted out with a dynamo hub and Supernova front and rear light system so you’ll never be caught off guard in the dark again. It’s offered in three different colours: Desert Sunrise, Purple Reign, and Glacier Glow, as well as a limited edition LTD complete build or frameset with a colour-matched integrated bar and stem. The complete builds retail for €2,199 (~$2,500 USD), an additional €100 for the LTD version, and €949 (~$1,120 USD) for a frameset.
The Standert Bürgermeister*in can be purchased online now through Standert.de or in person at their Berlin-based showroom.
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