"Winner of the 2018off-road.ccBenchmark Gravel Bike is the Lauf True Grit Race Edition, a lightweight speed machine with excellent off-road handling. It's a dedicated and entirely focused gravel racer with a unique fork. If you have been..."
"To think that the Motley Crew of Icelanders I first witnessed running a guerrilla booth to exhibit their strange-looking fork at Eurobike would, five years later, go on to design my most laudable dual-purpose bike is the kind of stuff that keeps me wedded..."
"The Lauf True Grit is certainly one of, if not the, fastest gravel bikes available. If your primary aim to complete a big mile challenge in record time, this is the bike for you, no contest."
"Lauf's True Grit shuns the usual versatility of most gravel bikes for a pin-sharp focus on racing, with their unique leaf-sprung fork taking centre stage on a bike that's quite unlike most others out there. As a complete package for going very quickly on..."
"The shimmering, smoky gray carbon frame has a finely honed rear end for compliance, tire clearance up to 45c (the 40c Maxxis Ramblers are among our favorite tires), a 1x-specific drivetrain, and water bottle mountsfor four cages, including a feed bag on top..."
"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..."
"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 allaround performance. This is no cross bike modifi ed for gravel. Actually, with its geometry specifically designed to match the..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"Definitely a really interesting product, a third alternative between classic 100 mm fork and rigid fork. Really useful for trails which are not too difficult, bunch of XC races outside mountains area, this fork is reactive and absorbs bunch of frequently met..."