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how Lauf Grit fork will change the handling of my Renegade Exploit bike?

Old 11-24-16, 12:06 PM
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how Lauf Grit fork will change the handling of my Renegade Exploit bike?

I have steel Renegade. A great bike to ride on any road, but the more bumpy it gets the more my neck and my arms are hurting. Lowering the tire pressure helps but in the same time the possibility of puncture rises. So I am looking for other options to add comfort to my bike. Lauf Grit fork seems very interesting but also definetely the most expensive one. But apart from the money, I am afraid that the longer fork (409 mm while my current fork is 395 mm) with less rake (47 instead of 53mm) will change my bike characteristic for the worse. Firstly, because, as I understand it, the new fork will increase trial significantly and by this, will make my bike less agile. Secondly, it will rise the front end of the bike (by 14 mm) which can make it also more twitchy. Is my thinking correct? What do You think?
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It's spot on for your bike, as it has the same headangle and fork length as most of the modern gravel bikes it was designed for. For instance, the Niner RLT has the same HA and fork length. The Grit is spot-on on the RLT.
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Originally Posted by BenediktS
It's spot on for your bike, as it has the same headangle and fork length as most of the modern gravel bikes it was designed for. For instance, the Niner RLT has the same HA and fork length. The Grit is spot-on on the RLT.
Niner RLT has 395 mm fork length? Head angle indeed is similar but Rake is different (47 mm versus 53 on my bike). I am just curious if these changes will be big enough to change significantly my bike handling or, as You are saing, the difference will be negligible.
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Yes, same 395 A2C length. Yes, your bike will change, but it will get the intended Grit result. The same as the Niner gets when Gritted, as the frames are pretty much identical up front.
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I've read reviews that state that the handling loses precision on the rougher surfaces with the Lauf Grit fork. How about a 27.5 x 2.1 tire conversion?
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2.1" on a 27.5" is no problem. For 700c 45mm fits.

I haven't seen a review stating that, where did you see it?
These here two are the most comprehensive I've found so far:

Lauf Grit fork review review - BikeRadar USA
https://www.bikerumor.com/2016/04/11...spension-fork/

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Seems like a ton of cash for suspension. Overkill for most graveling riding events...but if you have the $....get it..bling is king.

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I've been on the fence about the Grit for a while but it looks like I won't be going with it. I can't mount a B&M light low on a fork with the Grit, considering I'll have a tent & sleeping bag rolled up on the bars...

Nevertheless, I've ran over some significant washboard at times and have thought..."A Grit would EAT this..."
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