2022 Lauf True Grit - Ekar

A carbon frame gravel bike with ultra high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes. Compare the full range

2022 Lauf True Grit - Ekar
MSRP$4,990
Spec Level
Weight18.3 lbs
SuspensionHardtail
Travel30mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkLauf Grit SL
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 13
GroupsetEkar
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 13 — 13 speed

True Grit - Ekar

36 mph

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The True Grit - Ekar is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The True Grit - Ekar is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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Reviews
Gran Fondo Magazine
Lauf True Grit SRAM XPLR Edition in review – the gravel hardtail compared with 5 other bike concepts

Benjamin Topf

The Lauf True Grit gravel bike and its SRAM XPLR groupset enter our concept comparison of mountain bikes and gravel bikes. How wide is the Lauf’s range of applications really and can the latest bike tech help to create a coherent overall package? Here’s our test.

  • Widest range of applications in the test

  • Comfort, traction and control sensibly combined

  • High feeling of safety

  • Sluggish when setting off

  • Small range of cassette unnecessarily restricts the range of applications

  • Frame has too little tire clearance

Feb 2022Read Review

BikeRadar
Lauf True Grit Race AXS long-term review

Tom Marvin

This is an initial score and could change as I spend more time on the bike

  • Race-bred gravel bike that avoids being overly harsh or nervous

  • Friction-free fork smooths fine chatter impeccably

  • Rear-tyre clearance could be improved

  • Fork’s chassis can get caught out in high-load corners

Jan 2022Read Review

Bicycling
The Lauf True Grit Gives You Next-Level Control on Gravel and Singletrack

The Grit SL suspension fork smoothes out small bumps and takes the edge off unexpected hits.

Sep 2020Read Review

Bikerumor
Lauf True Grit gravel bikes get size specific carbon leaf spring suspension forks

Yesterday, the big news was that Lauf Bikes were going consumer direct with their new DTY program. And while the resulting drop in pricing gained a lot of attention, it was the brief mention of changes to the fork on the True Grit that really piqued our interest. When it was first introduced, their Grit […]

Jul 2020Read Review


Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 6'1"

LG

5'10" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" – 6'7"


Specs
Build
Frame

Lauf IRM* carbon frame, 12x142mm thru-axle

Tire Clearance45c

ColorsLava Black - Satin; Pearl White - Glossy; Moss Green - Satin; Purple Craze - Satin; Racing Rocket - Glossy

Fork

Lauf Grit SL Carbon, 15x100mm thru-axle, size tuned stiffness

Bottom Bracket

Campagnolo Ekar Pro-Tech

Headset

FSA Orbit, IS 42/52 (45°lower)

Stem

FSA V-Drive, 6°

Handlebar

Lauf Smoothie (XS/S: 40 M: 42 L/XL: 44)

Saddle

Fizik Aliante R5

Seatpost

FSA SL-K 27.2mm, Carbon

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Campagnolo Ekar 13sp

Front Derailleur

Lauf Bottle Opener

Crank

Campagnolo Ekar Carbon 38t

Power Meter

N/A

Shifters

Campagnolo Ekar Ergopower

Cassette

Campagnolo Ekar 13 speed, 9-42t

Chain

Campagnolo Ekar C13

Brakes

Campagnolo Ekar Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front/left and rear/right)

Wheels
Rims

e*thirteen XCX Race Carbon (6-bolt, N3W freehub, tubeless ready)

Tires

Maxxis Rambler 40c (120tpi)

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