2022 Lauf

True Grit - Weekend Warrior AXS XPLR

A carbon frame gravel bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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Manufacturer Price

$3,790
Weight20.0 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionHardtail, 30mm
ForkLauf Grit SL
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetRival XPLR AXS, Rival AXS
Power MeterRival AXS
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

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35 mph

True Grit - Weekend Warrior AXS XPLR

36 mph

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Spec Level

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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"

Rider Fit Notes
  • 6'1", size LG, Just right
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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

Feb 2022 · By

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.

Highs
  • Widest range of applications in the test

  • Comfort, traction and control sensibly combined

  • High feeling of safety

Lows
  • Sluggish when setting off

  • Small range of cassette unnecessarily restricts the range of applications

  • Frame has too little tire clearance

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BikeRadar
Lauf True Grit Race AXS long-term review

Jan 2022 · Tom Marvin

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

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

  • Friction-free fork smooths fine chatter impeccably

Lows
  • Rear-tyre clearance could be improved

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

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

Sep 2020

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

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

Jul 2020

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 […]

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Lauf IRM* carbon frame, 12x142mm thru-axle

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Tire Clearance45c

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

Fork

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

Travel30mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA Road 68mm

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 V-Drive 27.2mm

TypeRigid

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival AXS XPLR, wireless shifting

Front Derailleur

Lauf Bottle Opener

Crank

SRAM Rival 1 Wide DUB 40t

Power Meter

Single-side, SRAM Rival AXS power meter spindle

Shifters

SRAM Rival AXS, wireless shifting

Cassette

SRAM 1251, 12 speed, 10-44t

Chain

SRAM Rival flat-top

Brakes

SRAM Rival Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front/left and rear/right)

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

e*thirteen XCX Aluminum (6-bolt, xDR freehub, tubeless ready)

Tires

Maxxis Rambler 40c (120tpi)

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