The design of the Lauf Grit is based around eliminating all “moving parts”, and therefore, friction and maintenance. The monocoque carbon fiber structure delivers incredible strength, and the test-fork we have in our lab has already been “shocked” over 1 million times, without showing any signs of wear and tear. That equals more grinding than you’ll manage to cram into at least 5 years of action!
The springs on the Lauf Grit are made of military spec S2 glassfiber that is extremely tough on hits and flexible in the direction of the travel. The springs have been “shocked” in our test lab over 1.500.000 times reaching 22mm amplitude every time.
The Lauf Grit has 30mm of travel with progressive spring rate. This means that the further the fork compresses the springs become stiffer. This helps keeping the fork from bottoming without sacrificing small bump compliance.
The Lauf forks are designed to maintain the lightness and reliability of rigid forks, while offering absorption and traction in small bumps that conventional suspension forks can’t match. The stiction and high unsprung weight of conventional suspension forks make them unable to keep up with high-speed input as brilliantly as the Lauf Grit.
The Grit works flawlessly in all weather conditions. Whether you find yourself in the freezing Antarctica or the scorching Sahara - it also loves salt and sand. Grab your rig and just ride!
We do not have cargo mounts on our forks but there are 3rd party solutions that can be used. For instance the Twofish Unlimited Quick Cage adapters that can be used with a broad variety of cages. You can check them out in our online store here.
"The Lauf True Grit is leading the trend of a new age of bikes with enhanced capability and versatility that give nothing up in terms of all-around performance. This is no cross bike modified for gravel. Actually, with its geometry specifically designed to match the wild-looking but practical Grit SL fork, this is like no other bike on the market today."
#1 in Gravel - 93.2/100
"As such, Lauf’s geometry is excellent for all types of terrain. The bike navigates rough fire roads and high-speed corners with steady confidence. It’s also willing to dive through loose corners on mellow singletrack. Put the maximum tire size of 45 millimeters on this bike and it would be unstoppable."
4.5 out of 5!
"It is a low long bike. It has got a low BB, which helps with the stability. It has also got a slack head angle, which again helps with keeping the bike calm when you are hitting rough stuff relatively fast. Instead of feeling like a barge though, those shorter stem lengths at 70-100mm, keep the steering nice and snappy. It doesn't feel like it's going to be slow and unresponsive, it's still a bike you can attack with, it's still a bike that feels agile while still having the inherent stability of a slack head angle, of a low BB and of a longer length in the top tube."
"With plenty of testing ground covered and many hours testing in some of the most adverse weather and terrain, it was clear that Lauf has hit the nail square on the head with the Grit. Not only did it handle all of the small bumps and holes with the perfect amount of damping, but also absorbed the large ruts and rocks when we were descending at high speeds with minimal visibility. The fork is light and still allows the bike to climb well. If you’re a stand-up-and-mash kind of rider, you may get a small amount of bobbing, but with the much-stiffer springs and shorter travel, it isn’t much. In our eyes, the Grit could be a good addition to your gravel bike and will defi nitely open the door to even more adventurous routes."
"In terms of road or gravel bikes, the Lauf also has a fairly progressive geometry which they call “Long 4 Speed”. Like modern mountain bike geometries, the True Grit is based around shorter stems, a low head tube, and slack head tube angle for an aggressive yet stable position. It works."
"It was a lot of fun. Stable in the wet, super smooth and very fast on all surfaces. The low weight means lightning acceleration. You can also hop the bike about like a MTB and drift the corners in control due in part to the fork. It’s that kind of bike that puts a smile on your face (even though I only rode it in terrential rain!)."
"With the Grit, I could plow through them much faster and without bottoming the tire on the rim. On the front anyway. I feel bad for my rear tire and rim."
"Normally, I’m trying to hammer up this climb, which requires trying to both lift the front end up and over some of the more twisted sections while also pedaling hard. With the Lauf, I could roll more of them without lifting so much, so I was faster and more efficient."