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|Fork||Lauf Grit SL|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12 Electronic|
|Groupset||Force XPLR eTap, Force eTap|
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used for climbing
True Grit - Race AXS XPLR
used for descending and sprinting
5'1" – 5'6"
5'4" – 5'9"
5'7" – 6'1"
5'10" – 6'4"
6'2" – 6'7"
Feb 2022 · 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
Jan 2022 · 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
The Grit SL suspension fork smoothes out small bumps and takes the edge off unexpected hits.
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 […]
Lauf IRM* carbon frame, 12x142mm thru-axle
BB Standard: BSA, 68mm, Threaded
Tire Clearance: 45c
Colors: Lava Black - Satin; Pearl White - Glossy; Purple Craze - Satin; Racing Rocket - Glossy
Lauf Grit SL Carbon, 15x100mm thru-axle, size tuned stiffness
SRAM DUB BSA Road 68mm
FSA Orbit, IS 42/52 (45°lower)
FSA V-Drive, 6°
Lauf Smoothie (XS/S: 40 M: 42 L/XL: 44)
Fizik Aliante R5
FSA SL-K 27.2mm, Carbon
SRAM Force AXS XPLR, wireless shifting
Lauf Bottle Opener
SRAM Force 1 DUB 42t
Dual-side SRAM AXS power meter spider
SRAM Force AXS, wireless shifting
SRAM 1271, 12 speed, 10-44t
SRAM Force flat-top
SRAM Force Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front/left and rear/right)
e*thirteen XCX Race Carbon (6-bolt, xDR freehub, tubeless ready)
Maxxis Rambler 40c (120tpi)