Wheels - 27.5 or 29 er
Travel - 60mm / 2.35 travel
Weight - sub 990g / 2.18lbs (27.5'er 175mm steerer with Lauf axle)
Unsprung weight - 260g unsprung weight
Spring Rate - Optional Regular (over 65kg riders) and Light (under 70kg riders)
Axle - 15mm Lauf thru axle
Hub Spacing - 100mm
Rake - 45mm
Axle to crown - 466mm (27.5'er)
Steerer - Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 (uncut length 250mm)
Min rotor size - 180mm
Max tire width - 2.35
Rider weight limit - 110kg / 243lbs
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RRP of LAUF Forks are USD$890.00 / RM$3850.00 (not the landed price with + + extra costs). The landed price in Malaysia would be in the RM$4500 + mark.
Current special price of $3575.00 including postage to anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia via Local Courier. An additional surcharge shall apply for postage to Sabah & Sarawak (please contact me for East Malaysia postage details). Please refer to spring rates and colours as well as other options at Lauf's website, http://www.laufforks.com
A Revolutionary Lauf Trail Racer Fork - SUPER FAST, ULTRA LIGHT, SUPER STIFF.
Stop fussing with your suspension and just go ride your bike. With no “moving” parts, the Lauf Trail Racer 27.5 and 29” Suspension fork is a ZERO maintenance, highly efficient 60mm /2.35" travel suspension fork. It makes an excellent option for those who are looking for the lightweight feel with its sub 990g / 2.18lbs weight and simplicity of a rigid fork without a bone-shaking beat-down every time they ride.
The Lauf, or “Leaves”, fork comes to us from the country of Iceland and is designed for cross country hardtail frames that can accommodate traditional 80-100mm suspension forks and tapered steer tubes. The patent pending Lauf Trail Racer is a unique match with todays lightweight XC mountain bike frames.The Lauf is also built specifically for hubs using 15mm thru axles.
How does it work? It uses a leaf spring system much like you may have in your automobile. Basically, there are six small leaf springs made of high-performance S2 military grade glass fibers on each side of the fork which, when under load, flex and absorb trail bumps. The 60mm if travel is progressive, meaning it will be sensitive in the beginning of its travel and stiff towards the end.
Comes with an FSA Lightweight Compression Plug & 15mm Lauf Lightweight Thru Axle. Note: Tapered Steerer Tube
The springs on the Lauf Trail Racer are made of military spec S2 glassfiber that is extremely tough on hits and flexible in the direction of the travel. The springs have been shocked in our test lab over 400.000 times reaching 40mm amplitude every time.
PROGRESSIVE SPRING TENSION
The Lauf Trail Racer has 60mm of travel with progressive spring rate. This means that the further the fork compresses the springs become stiffer. This helps keeping the fork from bottoming out while staying sensitive to small bumps.
The design of the Lauf Trail Racer is based around eliminating all moving parts, and therefore, friction and maintenance. The monocoque carbon fiber structure delivers incredible strength, and the test-fork in Lauf's lab has already been shocked over 170 thousand times, without showing any signs of wear and tear. That equals more mountain-biking than youll manage to cram into at least 5 years of action!
The Lauf Forks idea was born over a cold bike-ride aprs beer in a cramped basement apartment in Reykjavik around Christmas-time 2010. Avid mountain biker and engineer Benedikt Skulason, at the time working as an R&D engineer for a high-end composite prosthetic feet company, pitched his idea of a super-light revolutionary bicycle suspension fork to his good friend and industrial designer Gudberg Bjornsson.
Surrounded by high-tech composite materials and technology at work and turning them into extremely strong and durable high performance prosthetics, while taking part in bike races in the off hours. This was just the right mix for the Lauf seed to start germinating. Benedikt soon realized that he happened to have the right ingredients for ultra-lightweight bicycle suspension, and consequently the Lauf fork idea was born! The Lauf fork is a revolutionary twist on the well known and proven leaf spring suspension concept, combined with today's high performance composite materials.
On June 27th 2013, Lauf reached a true milestone in our existence as a bicycle component company, when Helgi Berg took 1st place in the very first race the Lauf Trail Racer fork entered. The contest took place on the tracks of Heidmork, a popular outdoors area at the border of Reykjavik, Iceland, our home turf. Close to 100 people entered the race.