26" / 27.5" / 29"
The Carbonara likes fat tires (and bacon) and riding through winter. During summer it comes in handy to throw under 29+ wheels for a quick XC spin.
26x4.8" / 27.5x4.5" / 29x3"
Go for fat and wide tires for flotation or “skinny” 29” for trail hunting. The Carbonara likes them all.
This is the sweet spot for our forks. Since the travel is fairly short and progressive, we don’t need damping. That makes the fork a lot simpler and maintenance free.
1.100 g / 2.43 lbs
The Carbonara is very light - especially when compared to other fatbike forks. Be prepared to make your fatbike come to life.
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.
Regular (over 80 kg / 176 lbs riders) or Light (under 85 kg / 187 lbs riders)
This should be used as a reference. If you’re an aggressive rider it’s likely that you’d prefer the “Regular” stiffness, even though you weigh less than 80kg. You won’t lose any of the small bump compliance.
15mm Lauf Thru-Axle
We supply all forks with our own axles. We made a lightweight low profile axle which requires a 6mm allen key. If you prefer a lever, you can replace it with e.g. the RockShox Maxle
Full fatbike spacing of 150mm. However if you have a 135mm or 142mm front hub there are spacer kits to reach the 150mm width. These are provided by the hub manufacturer. You might need to re-dish your wheel.
Rake is the distance measured from center of the steerer tube to the center of the axle - measured perpendicular to the steerer.
It’s designed to replace a 100mm XC fork. When you take sag into account on a normal telescopic fork, the axle to crown length is roughly the same.
Tapered 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
It’s also possible to fit our forks on bikes that have an oversized headtube (44mm). Then the lower bearing needs to be changed to a 1.5”. 250mm uncut length.
180mm is minimum but if you prefer a larger rotor a spacer can be used.
120 kg / 265 lbs
This is your weight in riding gear.
"In the end, I found the Lauf Carbonara to be an amazingly versatile carbon fork, more than I thought of it as a suspension fork with limitations. It really is a beast all its own, and worth anyone’s consideration that likes to take fatbikes to places that only fatbikes can go."
"I think the one thing that stood out the most, was that I never really noticed it. Combined with a fat tire, this fork gives just enough give to take the edge off the trail. But it keeps the front end light enough that you don’t realize you have a suspension fork."
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