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 True Grit Frameset (Ready to Paint) is a rolling piece of self-expression.
Lauf worked hard to build a reputation on their unique composite leaf spring forks, it was their Lauf True Grit gravel bike that pushed them at the forefront of gravel bike performance. The carbon fiber frame features a long top tube, slack 70.5º head angle with low stack and short-ish stem, all in the name of straight-line stability. The frame fits up to a 700 x 45c tire front and rear (40c max with a front derailleur), no small feat considering the relatively short 425mm chainstays. Other neat features include a threaded bottom bracket for greater reliability, three bottle cage mounts as well as a bento box mount on the top tube, and built-in bottle opener where there would normally be a front derailleur. The frame uses 12x142mm axle at the rear. Despite meeting the ISO standard for mountain bike frames, the True Grit frame weighs in at just 1070g for a frame with hardware.
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 $350-800, 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 True Grit is only limited to your imagination.
The Lauf True Grit Frameset (Ready to Paint) is available in five sizes (X-Small – X-Large). Choose our custom two-tone paint option (+$350) 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 Frameset (Ready to Paint)? Contact us at the shop during business hours by phone, or any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.