Urwahn first rode their 3D-printed, no-seattube steel bikes off-road with a special limited edition, but now the new Waldwiesel opens up accessibility of their unique ‘Softride’ gravel bike. It even adds a Waldwiesel.E e-bike version with a stealthy ebikemotion powertrain that you could easily miss, to help riders go further…

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed, no-seattube steel gravel bikes

Urwahn’s limited edition Acros EDT was the first to take their uniquely designed & built frame onto gravel – taking advantage of the inherent vibration-damping feel of the Softride steel frame without a seattube connection between the seat & chainstays. Now the pair of regular bike & e-bike Waldwiesels should make it easier to get ahold of a gravel Urwahn.

Tech details

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube, plus Waldwiesel.E hidden e-bike option, complete

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The secret of all of the Urwahn bikes is their flexible manufacturing process, using 3D-printed steel lugs, welded to conventional steel tubing, then neatly ground smooth for a monocoque look that seems more akin to carbon frames than steel ones. Functionally, the new Waldwiesel is no different than the Acros Edition.

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube, plus Waldwiesel.E hidden e-bike option, frame details

The Waldwiesel just becomes Urwahn’s standard production gravel bike.

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube, plus Waldwiesel.E hidden e-bike option, fork detail

While the limited edition build offered the option of a Lauf suspension fork, the Waldwiesels come standard with Urwahn’s own aluminum CT1-FK1 fork featuring internal brake routing, external rack & fender mounts, flat mount brake, and 12mm thru-axle. Both frame & fork are built for fast gravel, with clearance for 700 x 40mm tires. Riders looking for a bit more, could conceivably opt for an aftermarket carbon gravel fork.

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube, plus Waldwiesel.E hidden e-bike option, rear end detail

The 1x-only frame is belt drive ready with a seatstay break, and features BB386EVO/BSA threaded/eccentric bottom bracket options for singlespeed or geared hub builds. It also gets a 12mm thru-axles with a modular dropout, flat mount disc brakes, a 27.2mm seatpost, and fully internal cable routing through an Acros ICR headset.

Urwahn Waldwiesel gravel bikes & e-bike – Pricing, options & availability

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube

Urwahn Waldwiesel

The Waldwiesel comes in two core builds – the ‘bio-bike’ version and a Waldwiesel.E e-bike. The standard bio Waldwiesel starts at 4500€ complete with a Shimano GRX 600 1x 11sp build, and weights from around 10.9kg.

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube, plus Waldwiesel.E hidden e-bike option, ebikemotion

ebikemotion e-bike details

The pedal-assist Waldwiesel.E e-bike starts at 5500€ adding in a Mahle ebikemotion 250W rear hub motor supported by a slim 250Wh battery hidden inside the downtube (~80km support range), all on top of the same GRX 600 1×11 drivetrain at a complete weight of 14.8kg.

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube, plus Waldwiesel.E hidden e-bike option, geometry

Urwahn offers both bikes in the same five stock sizes (XS-XL) and each bike is made-to-order, with plenty of opportunity for final build customization & add-ons, like finishing options from nickel-plating to powdercoat painting, plus integrated lighting & GPS trackers.

Urwahn Waldwiesel 3D-printed steel gravel bike no seattube, plus Waldwiesel.E hidden e-bike option

Urwahn Waldwiesel.E

All production from lugs to tube welding to finishing, coating & assembly are completed entirely in Germany, giving Urwahn relatively low production times, and total control over the process. Current delivery times are quoted at 2-3 months.

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