Only 990 grams!
With 60mm of travel and incredible weight of only 990 grams, the Lauf Trail Racer suspension fork is designed to increase the performance of 29” cross country mt. bikes.
Click on the thumb here to the right and see the Lauf Trail Racer 29" on a few different bike brands.
The design of the Lauf Spring Fork is based around eliminating all “moving parts”, and therefore, friction. The monocoque carbon fiber structure delivers incredible strength, and the test-fork we have in our lab has already been “shocked” over 140 thousand times, without showing any signs of wear and tear. That equals more mountain biking than most people do in at least 5 years of action.
The heart of the Lauf Trail Racer is the leaf springs - we call it the Lauf Spring System (LSS). The LSS is made of high-performance composites, which are shockingly flexible and very impact resistant. There is no friction in the leaf springs as there are no moving parts. Therefore the LSS is energy effective and feels equally at home on rough trails or cobblestones, without the need for a lock-out function.
The Lauf Trail Racer has 60mm of travel with progressive spring rate. The initial part of the travel is the softest and most sensitive as it moves slightly backwards.
The mid part, and the longest, is almost linear for great handling and comfort while filtering out larger bumps. Towards the end the suspension stiffens up to prevent the Lauf Trail Racer from bottoming-out harshly and help keep all carbon parts safe.
Low Unsprung Weight
The unsprung weight of the Lauf Trail Racer is incredibly low – only 255g.
This low unsprung weight increases the agility and enhances the small bump filtration – making the ride that much more fun!
The Lauf Trail Racer is only 990g! It has a monocoque structure made of carbon fiber with Intermediate Modulus (IMF). With strategic placing of the fiber layers the structure is shockingly stiff and strong while keeping the weight as low as a leaf. The springs in the Lauf Spring System are bonded in the structure via Integrated Pocket Layup for maximal strength and torsional stiffness.
Wheel and Hub
The Lauf Trail Racer is designed for 29er wheels with a 15mm thru axle. This gives a great rollover performance and serious stiffness and stability. The rake is set to 48mm for controlled and agile riding.
Your Lauf Trail Racer is based on your weight
The Lauf Trail Racer is not adjustable, instead we offer the fork in three different versions, based on riders weight or riding style.
- LTR29 Green, optimized for 50-75kg riders (110-165lbs)
- LTR29 Yellow, optimized for 70-95kg riders (155-210lbs)
- LTR29 Red, optimized for 90-110kg riders (200-245lbs)
Anatomy of the Lauf Trail Racer
The Lauf Trail Racer has some innovative features that require new terms. Take a closer look at the Lauf Spring System.
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