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(VIDEO) Suspension Showdown: Comparing Three Gravel Bikes with Suspension

(VIDEO) Suspension Showdown: Comparing Three Gravel Bikes with Suspension

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Prefer video to reading? We've put the Cannondale Topstone Carbon, BMC URS, and Lauf True Grit, three of the industry's premier suspension gravel bikes, to the test to help you determine which bike best suits your needs. Check out our video review below, or our writeup on these three gravel...
Suspended Reality: Three Gravel Bikes With Unique Suspension Systems in Review

Suspended Reality: Three Gravel Bikes With Unique Suspension Systems in Review

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

I think at this point that we are past the question as to whether or not you need a gravel bike. (Answer: you know if you do, and most likely you've already looked into getting one for yourself). But the next question is whether you need a gravel bike with...
Burgers With Bergur

Burgers With Bergur

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

One of the best group rides we hosted last year had to be the Lauf gravel rides out of our Park City shop. This ride highlighted not only the beauty of Park City and Summit County, but also the do-all nature of the Lauf True Grit gravel bike. Maybe the...
Not All Gravel Bikes Are the Same: Lauf True Grit vs OPEN U.P.

Not All Gravel Bikes Are the Same: Lauf True Grit vs OPEN U.P.

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The OPEN U.P. has been a bit of a revelation to us in the cycling world, not unlike that of the endurance road bike. Maligned when it first came out, endurance road bikes have slowly gained appreciation and traction due to their user-friendliness. Similarly, we see the OPEN U.P. as...
Tough, Tenacious, Determined: Demo the Lauf True Grit in Park City

Tough, Tenacious, Determined: Demo the Lauf True Grit in Park City

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Tough, tenacious, determined, gritty. Words by which to describe the Icelandic people. With a population of just 335,000 people, Iceland is predominantly a country whose weather is most kindly described as "variable." One moment there might be clear skies and warm weather; the next moment, there might be a heavy...
First Ride: Lauf True Grit Race Edition and Video

First Ride: Lauf True Grit Race Edition and Video

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

This Lauf True Grit first ride is written by Peter about his experiences on the Lauf True Grit , as well as an accompanying video overview by Contender Bicycles. https://youtu.be/qRKTYh0rPGM After seeing more than a few Lauf Grit forks come through the shop I was excited to get out and...
Introducing Lauf Cycling

Introducing Lauf Cycling

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The gravel bike was once seen as the answer to a question nobody asked. The gravel bike uses tires that are wider, heavier, and knobbier than a fast road bike tire. These tires, while wider, don't offer the grip and rough riding capabilities of a good mountain bike tire, nor...