Lightweight Urgestalt Road Bike review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

It would be easy to say that for a first attempt Lightweight has done a great job. Frankly, I think that would be underselling it when you consider that this is their first frame — it’s outstanding. There are a few niggles that could be improved upon, but they are no reason not to buy the frame. If you’re after a machine that will be good for racing or sportives, or if you just like the look and don’t need the full performance, then I think Urgestalt will certainly deliver, it’s a superb bike.

Reasons to buy
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    Mechanical and electric groupset ready

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Reasons to avoid
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    Fragile paint work

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Famous for the wheels that it had the audacity to call Standard, Lightweight has grown over the years and now has a few wheel options, but this is the first time it has offered a frame carrying the Lightweight name.

“This is not a German bike,” is not what you expect to hear from one of the most reputable German engineering companies in the bike trade, and one that is on just about every cyclist’s wish lists for one product or another, or even one of everything they make.

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