One of our favorite things to do in the shop is 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 Grit SL Fork (Ready to Paint) is the crux of what makes their company so unique, maintaining the lightness and reliability of rigid forks while offering absorption and traction in small bumps.
The Lauf Grit SL fork is based around the Lauf Spring System (LSS), tuned for 30mm of travel (after 6mm of sag from the rider). LSS is a series of S2 glassfiber leaf springs bonded between a carbon fiber fork and a 15mm thru-axle dropout they call the Springer. Each stack of leaf springs is bonded into the fork and Springer. Lauf has tested this spring system over 1,500,000 times with no degradation in performance, and no change in performance riding in either extreme cold or warm conditions. The Grit SL fork is an excellent addition to any gravel bike or cyclocross bike where additional control, grip, and comfort are necessary. This fork is largely plug-and-play, with minimal changes in geometry when swapped onto most gravel or cyclocross bikes.
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 a wet paint, even down to the Lauf logos on the frame. Custom paint generally costs $150, 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 Grit SL fork is only limited to your imagination.
The Lauf Grit SL Fork is available with either a 12 mm or 15 mm thru axle option. Choose our custom two-tone paint option (+$150) 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 True Grit SL Fork (Ready to Paint)? Contact us at the shop during business hours by phone, or any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.