Lauf IRM* Carbon Frame / JAF 2nd gen Rigid Fork / Smoothie Handlebar / 1x11 Rival mechanical shifting / Without power meter / e*thirteen XCX WheelsView Specs
- Obsidian Black - Glossy
- Glacial White - Glossy
Enables a fast position AND gives you the confidence to go full speed.
Unique combination of race speed and tire clearance. Up to 57mm 700c, or equivalently 2.25” 29ers.
Today’s excellent 1x drivetrains are perfect for gravel. Lower weight, cleaner aesthetics AND… not reserving (dead) space for an inner chainring adds loads of tire clearance.
Minimizes creaking and maximizes ease of service.
Chainstays optimized for tire clearance and compliance
“Integrated Compliance Engineering” means we give you suspension without adding excess weight or maintenance.
10mm suspension. “Integrated Compliance Engineering” means we give you suspension without adding excess weight or maintenance.
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You don't want a suspension fork on your gravel bike? Don't worry, we also have a Seigla for you!
Maybe you mostly ride on smoother surfaces, or perhaps you simply enjoy the direct feel of a rigid fork. Whatever the reason, it´s OK, don't be ashamed, we don't judge!
Aside from the rigid JAF (Just a Fork), it has all the legendary features of its sibling. Such as the compliant Smoothie handlebar and ICE´d rear end, and that industry-leading tire clearance paired with a go-fast-go-anywhere geometry.
The Seigla Rigid is still a Seigla! Only with a rigid fork.
Lauf IRM* Carbon Frame / JAF 2nd gen Rigid Fork / Smoothie Handlebar / 1x11 Rival mechanical shifting / Without power meter / e*thirteen XCX WheelsView Specs
Lauf IRM* Carbon Frame / JAF 2nd gen Carbon Fork / Smoothie Handlebar / Wireless Rival AXS XPLR / Single-sided Rival Power Meter / e*thirteen XCX WheelsView Specs
Lauf IRM* Carbon Frame / JAF 2nd gen Carbon Fork / Smoothie Handlebar / Wireless Force AXS XPLR / Dual-sided Quarq Power Meter / e*thirteen XCXR Carbon WheelsView Specs
Lauf IRM* Carbon Frame / JAF 2nd gen Carbon Fork / Smoothie Handlebar / Wireless Red AXS XPLR / Dual-sided Quarq Power Meter / e*thirteen XCXR Carbon WheelsView Specs
“Buy if... you want a gravel bike that will fit fatter rubber than the competition whilst being both fast and comfortable.”
“Lauf has taken its successful True Grit formula and added comfort, but not at the expense of speed.”
Weekend Warrior Wireless
|Frame||Lauf IRM* Seigla carbon frame, 12x142mm thru-axle||Lauf IRM* Seigla carbon frame, 12x142mm thru-axle||Lauf IRM* Seigla carbon frame, 12x142mm thru-axle||Lauf IRM* Seigla carbon frame, 12x142mm thru-axle|
|Fork||Lauf JAF 2nd gen Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle||Lauf JAF 2nd gen Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle||Lauf JAF 2nd gen Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle||Lauf JAF 2nd gen Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Handlebar||Lauf Smoothie (XS/S: 40 M: 42 L/XL: 44)||Lauf Smoothie (XS/S: 40 M: 42 L/XL: 44)||Lauf Smoothie (XS/S: 40 M: 42 L/XL: 44)||Lauf Smoothie (XS/S: 40 M: 42 L/XL: 44)|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Rival||SRAM Rival AXS XPLR, wireless shifting||SRAM Force AXS XPLR, wireless shifting||SRAM Red AXS XPLR, wireless shifting|
|Shifters||SRAM Rival||SRAM Rival AXS, wireless shifting||SRAM Force AXS, wireless shifting||SRAM Red AXS, wireless shifting|
|Brakes||SRAM Rival Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front/left and rear/right)||SRAM Rival Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front/left and rear/right)||SRAM Force Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front/left and rear/right)||SRAM Red Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front/left and rear/right)|
|Crank||SRAM Rival 1 Wide DUB 40t||SRAM Rival 1 Wide DUB 40t||SRAM Force 1 Wide DUB 40t||SRAM Red 1 Wide DUB 40t|
|Power meter||None||Single-side, SRAM Rival AXS power meter spindle||Dual-side SRAM AXS power meter spider||Dual-side SRAM AXS power meter spider|
|Saddle||Fizik Aliante R5||Fizik Aliante R5||Fizik Aliante R5||Fizik Aliante R5|
|Seatpost||FSA SL-K 27.2mm, Carbon||FSA SL-K 27.2mm, Carbon||FSA SL-K 27.2mm, Carbon||FSA SL-K 27.2mm, Carbon|
|Wheels||e*thirteen XCX Aluminum (6-bolt, Shimano-style freehub, tubeless ready)||e*thirteen XCX Aluminum (6-bolt, xDR freehub, tubeless ready)||e*thirteen XCX Race Carbon (6-bolt, xDR freehub, tubeless ready)||e*thirteen XCX Race Carbon (6 bolt, xDR freehub, tubeless ready)|
|Tires||Maxxis Rambler 45c (120tpi)||Maxxis Rambler 45c (120tpi)||Maxxis Rambler 45c (120tpi)||Maxxis Rambler 45c (120tpi)|
|Stem||FSA V-Drive, 6°||FSA V-Drive, 6°||FSA V-Drive, 6°||FSA V-Drive, 6°|
|Headset||FSA Orbit, IS 42/52 (45°lower)||FSA Orbit, IS 42/52 (45°lower)||FSA Orbit, IS 42/52 (45°lower)||FSA Orbit, IS 42/52 (45°lower)|
|Bartape||Lauf Lush||Lauf Lush||Lauf Lush||Lauf Lush|
|Cassette||SRAM 1130, 11 speed, 11-42t||SRAM 1251, 12 speed, 10-44t||SRAM 1271, 12 speed, 10-44t||SRAM 1271, 12 speed, 10-44t|
|Chain||SRAM 1110||SRAM Rival flat-top||SRAM Force flat-top||SRAM Red flat-top|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB BSA73||SRAM DUB BSA73||SRAM DUB BSA73||SRAM DUB BSA73|
|Weight||8.98kg / 19.79 lbs (avg. for size medium)||~8.88 kg / 19.57 lbs (avg. for size medium)||~8.17 kg / 18.01 lbs (avg. for size medium)||~8.00 kg / 17.63 lbs (avg. for size medium)|
*IRM stands for Lauf’s Impact Resistant Modulus carbon fiber layup. We like to achieve our low frame weights through careful shape and layup designs combined with good manufacturing methods, rather than using more brittle high-modulus or intermediate-modulus carbon fibers. We believe a carbon gravel bike frame should not just be light, it should also be strong. Lauf frames represent our preferred combination of the two. *Specs may change without notice. Components may be exchanged with same level or higher level components.
Seigla is designed for gravel racing, without compromises! While also fitting extreme tires for your roughest rides.
Designing a bike to excel at long and challenging gravel races means designing it not just to be fast on a variety of surfaces, and in a variety of conditions. It also needs to be reliable, comfortable and easy to service. Traits that make it your perfect do-it-all everyday bike.
Most bikes are made to fulfil demand, rather than pushing that demand into unchartered territory. A good bike can be made by playing by the book, and doing so diligently. Making a great one demands steps into the unknown.
Making a great bike is not just about physics. A great bike needs to know its place in the world, know the role it shall play, the desires it should fulfil. It must not get lost along the way.
With Seigla we aim to redefine gravel. We aim to combine speed with capability like never before.
When we launched the True Grit back in 2017, its geometry changed the gravel game. It uniquely combines the fast fit and feel of a road bike, with the stability and control associated with XC mountain bikes. It’s a bike that enables you to ride faster, and at the same time makes you long for that speed.
Lauf Seigla has that same legendary geometry, only now combined with equally legendary tire clearance and more rear compliance…
It’s no problem to make a bike with massive tire clearance. The tricky thing is doing so without sacrificing other desirable traits. Our goal for the Seigla was to keep the go-fast-attitude of our older True Grit bike, with its short 425mm chainstays and fast rider position, while leaving no stone unturned in our hunt for tire clearance. The headline grabbing result ended up becoming: Up to 57mm 700c tire clearance, or equivalently 2.25” 29ers.
To achieve this, we were NOT ready to:
Fitting a Maxxis Reckon Race 2.25” 29er still leaves good clearance around the tire.
Read more about the tire clearance here
The absence of a front derailleur mount is not just that, the absence of something. Its absence brings the presence of approximately 5mm extra tire clearance. Using space that would otherwise be reserved for an inner chainring, even though you’re riding a 1x configuration. As we strongly prefer 1x on our bikes for its simplicity, light weight and robustness, this “tradeoff” was an obvious choice to make.
While most gravel bikes use a road-sized bottom bracket shell, e.g. BSA 68, we opted for the 5mm wider BSA 73. We do however not do this to then go ahead and use MTB cranksets with their wide q-factors (L/R distance between pedals). This would have detracted from the go-fast attitude of the Lauf Seigla.
We can use BSA 73 because we’ve worked with SRAM to get fitting road cranksets that maintain a slim q-factor while also providing additional 5mm tire clearance.
These, in our opinion, gravel-optimal cranksets could also be used with a BSA 68 bottom bracket shell, with the help of 2x2.5mm spindle spacers. However, this would be painfully sub-optimal. The narrower BSA 68 frame would have inferior strength/stiffness/lightness due to:
a) The narrower connection to the crankset requiring thicker carbon in the bottom bracket shell for given strength/stiffness, and
b) The wider BSA 73 shell makes for a smoother fiber flow back to the chainstays = less structural imperfections and less stress concentration.
Going for BSA 73 on gravel bikes can only catch on. Look at it this way, if BSA 73 was already the norm on gravel bikes, nobody in their right mind would ever suggest making it 5mm narrower!
The drivetrain-side chainstay on Seigla is solid carbon in its most squeezed location, between the chainring and the tire. We combined this with an oversized vertical dimension to get to the astounding 6mm width (or the lack thereof), maximizing tire space. An added benefit of this solid (and slim) chainstay is better than ever impact resistance. No dropped chain is going to mess with solid 6mm of carbon fiber!
This might sound like a strange selling point. “Normal” straight chainstays. But we didn’t choose straight chainstays because we overlooked dropped or elevated ones.
Dropping or elevating the drivetrain-side chainstay is a common method to squeeze in more tire clearance on gravel bikes.
We didn’t opt for dropped chainstays because:
We didn’t opt for elevated chainstays because:
In the Lauf dictionary ICE stands for, Integrated Compliance Engineering.
What does it mean when we’ve ICE’d something? It means we focused our engineering efforts on achieving controlled suspension (flex/compliance), without resorting to more complicated solutions adding weight and maintenance.
There is an old saying in Icelandic “don’t cross a river for water” (“ekki sækja vatnið yfir lækinn”). When there is a chance to do something simply, don’t complicate it! This holds true to this day.
ICE’d in the front – Our Smoothie handlebar has long been Lauf’s flagship of the ICE’d concept.
Many choose carbon handlebars over aluminum ones to get that extra compliance (flex). With the Smoothie we took things further. Our novel use of impact resistant high-end glass fibers in the central portion of the Smoothie translates into 2x the compliance (flex) of competing carbon bars! Resulting in a noticeable ride quality improvement. Without links, pivots, extra structures or proprietary standards.
ICE’d in the back
One of our top-priorities when developing the Lauf Seigla was for the rear to better match the front’s comfort, traction and speed. Offered by the Grit fork and the Smoothie handlebar.
We’re doing it through a partnership of 5 things:
As a result, Lauf Seigla has approximately 3x the saddle-towards-rear-axle compliance of the True Grit.
Some gravel bikes resort to the smaller 650b (27.5”) wheel size standard to squeeze in more tire width. Seigla doesn’t. This was never an option for our development of Lauf Seigla. The larger diameter 700c (29”) standard simply rolls faster on rough roads.
Think of a small-wheeled shopping cart on a rough parking lot. Imagine how much easier it would be to push that shopping cart if it had bigger wheels. The same physics apply to 650b vs 700c for gravel riding.
We’d argue that rolling fast is pretty important for a go-fast gravel bike.
Stands for Lauf’s Impact Resistant Modulus fiber layup. We like to achieve our low frame and fork weights through careful shape and layup designs combined with good manufacturing methods. Rather than using more brittle high-modulus or intermediate-modulus carbon fibers.
Yes, we are boasting about exclusively using “normal” carbon fiber in our products!
By doing so, we are rejecting shortcuts to lower frame weights. Higher modulus carbon makes it easier to pass compulsory fatigue tests, as microcracks don’t develop as much in/around the stiffer fibers. The stiffer fibers effectively “lock” frame members from flex. This would however demand sacrifices we’re not ready to make. Impact resistance of higher modulus fibers is far worse than for standard modulus carbon, and the stiffer fibers can make a bike feel overly harsh.
We believe a carbon gravel bike should not just be light, it should also be reliable. Lauf frames, forks and handlebars represent our preferred combination of the two.
Designing a bike is a balance art. You need to decide what things are worth adding. Because adding comes at a cost. We are focused on keeping things clean and focused.
We added everything you might need and want for that gravel race: 3x bottle cage mounts and a bento box top tube mount. Obviously, there is also the option of using a frame bag, saddle bag or a handlebar roll.
We chose not to add rack or fender mounts, nor fork luggage mounts. Because, why would we? There are perfectly good clip-on options out there, and you don’t want these mounts standing in your way when racing or when going for that local KOM/QOM.
We were a bit torn on this one. We want to keep things as focused as we can, and we honestly think dropper posts are rarely appropriate on a gravel bike. They inevitably make a bike heavier and require maintenance. Plus, they would reduce our ICE’d rear compliance. However, at the same time we recognise that some (few) actually ride gravel bikes where a dropper is beneficial. So, during our development of Seigla we reached out to SRAM and got to know that they had a wireless one coming up. Perfect! This meant we could avoid adding “unclean” routing holes to our frames. Case closed.*
*There is BTW also a way to convert the rear derailleur routing to dropper routing (as most of our bikes have wireless shifters). This can be done quickly by a professional according to Lauf’s instructions.
Our gravel bikes pass MTB strength and durability testing. We also do not take the shortcut of using lighter but more brittle high-modulus fibers in our layup designs.
A broken frame is not a good frame, no matter how light it might have been.
Our gravel bikes are designed to deal with tough conditions and heavy use. Within that envelope, we chase the lowest weight possible. This is achieved through clever shaping, sophisticated manufacturing methods and attention to detail.
Our Seigla frame and fork weights are:
Seigla Medium frame, ready to paint, without parts = 1030g*.
Seigla Medium frame, Obsidian Black, with seat-clamp, thick rubber chainstay protector and all bottle cage screws = 1163g*.
JAF 2nd gen, ready to paint, without axle, full length uncut steerer = 412g*.
JAF 2nd gen, Obsidian Black, without axle, full length uncut steerer = 428g*.
*Average weights. Each unit can differ slightly.
All measurements are shown in mm, except where stated.
|Stem||60, 7°||70, 7°||80, 7°||90, 7°||100, 7°|
|Reach to handlebar||421||435||456||477||498|
|Stack to handlebar||562-604||579-623||608-654||639-688||671-722|
|BB to saddle top||541-679||580-758||608-806||628-846||655-873|
|Axle to crown||419||419||419||419||419|
|Standover height (on 45mm tires)||731||763||789||811||840|
* +/- 0.1° depending on saddle height, slacker when higher, steeper when lower.