First Look: Lightweight Urgestalt

Just in time for us to add one more item to our “what to be thankful for” list, the UPS driver just dropped off this new entry level Lightweight Urgestalt which we quickly built up to enjoy over the holiday weekend. And yes, when we say “entry-level” it’s with our tongues firmly planted in our cheeks as the carbon superbike would retail for close to $14,000 as built.  That breaks down to $5000 for the frame (reduced from the previous price of $6500) and $4500 for the new Wegweiser wheels (reduced from the previous price of $6500 for the Millenstein wheels). Yeah, any way you slice that frankfurter, it’s a lot of dough!

 

Our test bike was equipped with a SRAM Red drivetrain and hydro disc brakes…with the addition of these beautifully machined rotors and carriers from Ashima.

Our test bike was equipped with a SRAM Red drivetrain and hydro disc brakes…with the addition of these beautifully machined rotors and carriers from Ashima.
The Urgestalt comes equipped with a pair of Lightweight flat-top handlebars.
The frame uses asymmetrical lay-up for added stiffness on the non-drive side to compensate for the increased brake forces of the disc brakes.
A 14 lb bicycle paired with Sram hydraulic brakes let you come to a stop very quickly.
Despite all the carbon Lightweight uses an aluminum stem.
Like the frame, the Urgestalt’s fork is an asymmetrical design with more carbon used on the brake side. Nice to see the German’s using flat mount brakes.
Grand Prix 4000 25mm tires come equipped on the Lightweight.
140mm rotor in the rear…
But a 160mm rotor in the front.
With the internal cabling, the cockpit on the Lightweight has a very clean look.
Its nice to the rear seat stay bridge gone with the addition of disc brakes to offer a sharp look.
A Sram Red 11-28 in rear.
The Wegweiser  wheels are now filament wound in construction  – and 100% machine made – but coupled with the very hands-on addition of a massive carbon hub and bonded carbon bladed spokes.
Sram Red to keep the cost down but you could go to Sram E-Tap to lift that $14k price tag.

 

 

 

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