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Lauf Grit

Lauf Grit Gravel/CX Suspension

Award   WINNER 2016
Category   Bike Components
Company   Lauf Forks

The Lauf Grit is an efficient suspension solution for CX and gravel bikes to make them much more capable and comfortable in a lightweight package of only 900g. Lauf Grit does not require any maintenance. Therefore, long gravel rides, dust, mud, heat and cold are not a problem. The fork is designed around current CX and gravel bike geometries, with a rake of 47mm and A-C of 409mm (with 6mm of sag accounted for) to maintain steering characteristics of a 45mm rake and 395mm A-C rigid fork. There is no stiction, so small bump compliance is superb. 30mm of travel soak up potholes and give superb traction. The fork fits up to 700x42c and 27.5x2.1" tires making it a versatile product. Just ride.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Choice of materials
  • Weight/ pack size

Jury Statement

This is a great innovation for gravel bikes. It fills a gap by providing a zero-maintenance alternative to conventional telescopic and rigid forks at zero maintenance.