The new Lightweight Urgestalt rim brake frame gets a more classic design that matches the recently introduced disc brake version, weighs in at 795g, only about 10g heavier than before. The redesign improves comfort, so it’s not as brutally stiff as before, and downsizes to a 27.2 round post rather than the previous custom oval post with an internal clamp.
Up front is a 350g fork, also redesigned to improve comfort with improved fire/aft flex to absorb more bumps.
It’s available with white, gray or red decals. Frameset is €3,800.
Millestein C Disc, whose name refers to Clincher and Disc Brakes, uses a Centerlock rotor interface on their full carbon wheel. As in, hub shell, spokes and rim are all carbon, only leaving the bearings and freehub body mech. Behind that spoke flange is an asymmetric hub shell that gets a pentagonal section on the braking side. The design creates a mechanical locking feature in case brake heat ever weakens the carbon resin.
What’s new for 2018 is that the hub’s hexagonal section on the braking side transitions to round, which saves about 30g compared to the fully angular design from last year. New spokes are a high density carbon fiber that’s stronger to counter braking forces.
The rims are not tubeless ready, as evident by the totally rounded bed with no bead seat platform. Widths are 24mm external, 17mm internal.
Other specs include a 1380g weight, 48mm depth, and a price tag of €4,540. Construction takes about 22 hours per set, and the fibers used in the spokes are about 10x more expensive than what they normally use, hence the high price tag.
For €599, you can get their Stadtwandler (rough translation: wandering thru a city) riding blazer. The cut is designed for spirited riding, with a split yoke at the back and lighter weight material under the arms.
A removable wind blocking flap prevents the breeze from hitting your dress shirt…
…and extending wrist socks with thumb holes block the wind from riding up your arms on cooler days.