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The Lauf Trail Racer 29"

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Only 990 grams!

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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.

Zero maintainance!

Travel

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 170 thousand times, without showing any signs of wear and tear. That equals more mountain-biking than you'll manage to cram into at least 5 years of action!

Leaf Springs

Leaf Springs

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.

Travel

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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

Leaf Springs

The unsprung weight of the Lauf Trail Racer is incredibly low - at around 200g!

This low unsprung weight increases the agility and enhances the small bump filtration – making the ride that much more fun!

Structure

Leaf Springs

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

Leaf Springs

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. Axle-to-Crown distance is 485mm.

The Lauf Trail Racer comes in 2 versions

Stiffness Categories

The Lauf Trail Racer is not adjustable, instead we offer the fork in two different versions, based on riders weight.

  • LTR29 REGULAR, optimized for riders above 65kg (143lbs)
  • LTR29 LIGHT, optimized for riders below 70kg (154lbs)

At Lauf we don't compromise with safety, therefore both versions are warranted for riders up to 110kg.

Anatomy of the Lauf Trail Racer

Leaf Springs

The Lauf Trail Racer has some innovative features that require new terms. Take a closer look at the Lauf Spring System.

We got you covered

The Lauf Fork is warranted for five years from sale date to the original owner of the fork.

If your fork is older than five years and something happens, please contact us anyways because we still care about you.

Key figures of the Lauf Trail Racer!

  • 990 grams
  • 60mm travel
  • Around 200g unsprung weight
  • Two stiffness categories, Regular and Light
  • 29" wheels only
  • 48mm rake
  • 485mm axle to crown
  • Tapered 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
  • 15mm thru axle
  • min. rotor size 180mm
  • Max tire width 2.35