The Lauf Grit is the perfect addition to any gravel bike - or to “gravel-up” the CX bike. It makes the bike more capable and more comfortable. Make your next adventure the most fun one yet!
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 super strong 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.
Small Bump Performance
The Grit is 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.
Progressive Spring Rate
The 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 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.
Wheels 700c and 27.5"
We recommend 700c for less rolling resistance.
Max Tire Width 700x42mm or 27.5x2.1"
The Grit forks can take up a whole lot of rubber, which can save your day when things get dirty.
Travel 30mm / 1.18"
This is the sweet spot for Lauf forks. Since the travel is fairly short and progressive, we don’t need damping. That makes the fork a lot simpler and maintenance free.
Weight 900 g
The Grit forks are very light and the perfect fit on gravel bikes - and to "gravel-up" cyclocross bikes. Weight measured with 210mm steerer and Lauf axle.
Unsprung Weight 250g
The low unsprung weight is one of the design elements that makes this fork extremely good at tracking small bumps and chatter which gives you great traction and isolates you from vibration.
Axle 12mm or 15mm thru-axle
All forks are supplied with our own Lauf axle. A lightweight low profile axle, which requires a 6mm allen key. If you prefer a lever, you can replace it on the 15mm version with e.g. the RockShox Maxle.
Hub Spacing 100mm
The rake on the Grit is made to fit the slightly longer axle to crown then on on most gravel forks, while maintaining steering characteristics of 45mm rake rigid fork.
Axle to Crown 409mm (with 6mm sag)
The axle to crown on the Grit is slightly longer then on most rigid gravel forks, which is necessary to incorporate the 30mm travel. Combined with the 47mm rake the Grit maintains the steering characteristics of a rigid fork with 45mm rake and 395mm axle to crown.
Steerer Tapered 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" (supplied with a crownrace to fit 1 1/2" lower). The Grit comes with a crown race for 1 1/2” lower bearing should that be necessary. If you have a 1 3/8” lower bearing (Specialized) you can purchase an adapter in our online store here. Uncut steerer is 300mm.
Minimum Rotor Size 160mm
The Grit forks are made for flat mount brakes. Spacers can be used to fit a 180mm rotor. If you'd like to use post mount brakes you should use this adapter for 160mm rotor: SM-MA-F140PDA.
Rider Weight Limit 110 kg / 242 lbs
This is your weight including gear.
Colour Naked Carbon/Matt Black
Ordering Lauf Forks
Lauf forks, frames and bikes are normally ordered in for you from Lauf. Occasionally we have Lauf forks ready to ship immediately. Shipping to us is normally approx 2 weeks, provided the items are in stock at Lauf. If you are in a hurry for your Lauf forks, call or email us first so we can give you a better idea of availabiity.
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