One of our favorite things to do in the shop is to help cyclists build their dream bicycle. Along the way, many have opted for a custom-painted bicycle, with our OPEN Ready to Paint frames and 3T Ready to Paint frames. Now, we’re excited to announce the addition of Lauf Ready to Paint frames and forks, built for those looking for something honed in the Icelandic backcountry. The Lauf Anywhere Frameset (Ready to Paint) is the brand’s lightweight race bike, featuring a lightweight frame and rigid carbon fork.
The Anywhere uses the same frame as the True Grit, with a 68mm threaded bottom bracket and the same long/low geometry designed for speed and stability. Lauf underwent serious testing to ensure the frame meets the ISO standard for mountain bike frames but managed to keep the frame light at 1070 g. Other features include three water bottle mounts on the frame, a top tube feed bag mount, and clearance for a 700 x 45c tire. While it lacks the Grit SL fork found on the True Grit, it gains an all-new rigid fork called the Lauf JAF. It features a shorter 400 mm axle-to-crown measurement, which steepens the headtube angle slightly for on-road agility. It also changes the mission of the bike, from a singletrack-destroying gravel muncher into something much more road worthy.
The Lauf Anywhere Rigid Fork (Ready to Paint) is based around the Lauf JAF, or Just a Fork. This lightweight 395g option features three bolt-on mounts on each side, as well as a slightly shorter 400mm axle-to-crown length and 45mm rake than the standard Lauf Grit SL fork. This gives the True Grit frame or Anywhere frame a more road-oriented setup without sacrificing clearance for 700c x 45mm tires or 27.5 x 2.1″ tires.
Not sure why custom paint is so often preferred? It all comes down to control. Getting exactly what you want the first time when it comes to component choice and color means less time thinking, and more time riding. We offer an inside line to custom paint, in any way you’d like it. Everything is done with wet paint, even down to the Lauf logos on the frame. Custom paint generally costs $300-800, depending on the paint scheme. Some examples can be seen HERE. With a wide array of paints in both gloss and matte, the color of your next Lauf Anywhere is only limited to your imagination.
The Lauf Anywhere Frameset (Ready to Paint) is available in five sizes (X-Small – X-Large). Choose our custom two-tone paint option (+$300) to select your frame color and logo color, in gloss or satin finish options.
Need some advice on colors, paint types, or even component choices around the Lauf Anywhere Rigid Fork (Ready to Paint)? Contact us at the shop during business hours by phone, or any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.