Project Compact is not a new model. Project Compact are the optimized three smallest sizes of our bikes. Available as Triebwerk, Kreissäge and Pfadfinder for now. Erdgeschoss and Umlaufbahn coming soon.
Steeper seat angles make the rider sit further inside the reach, so more weight is on the front wheel and the center of gravity is shifted to the center of the bike. With this more relaxed posture it’s easier to ride in the hoods and the drops.
Very short head tubes force a lot of riders to use spacers under their stems. Our longer head tubes don’t. If there’s a need to get lower in the front you can still pick a negative stem. The longer head tube also gives the bike a much more balanced look. Plus the steeper steering angle gives stability in corners and fast downhills.
A lower bottom bracket and shorter chainstays improve the handling and make the smaller bike even more agile. As smaller riders are recommended to ride shorter cranks anyway, the lower bottom bracket does not affect pedalling through corners.
Check out our geometries and all other details of Project Compact sizes: