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Lauf True Grit as gravel and road bike?

Old 10-27-19, 12:08 PM
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Lauf True Grit as gravel and road bike?

I like the looks of the lauf true grit bike. Wondering what it feels like on the road with that fork. I donít really do much actual road bike racing. Currently have a dedicated gravel and road bike. I have a friend who has a thesis bike bike which he loves for gravel and road. Iím just curious if anybody uses the lauf true grit on the road and how it feels. Honestly for my uses it would probably be fine but Iím just curious
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Old 10-29-19, 01:31 PM
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I rode the True Grit at Adventurefest in 2017. I rode it on the road, on singletrack, and gravel roads. It is a great bike. light and fast.. I think the fork would be fine on the road it smooths out the imperfections of the road wonderfully. it is still on my short list for someday!
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Itís on my short list too. Along with the Cannondale Carbon Topstone and lynskey gravel
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As a road bike, it rides fine, but you will not be using much of what it is designed for and you are carrying extra weight at extra cost for a road bike. I ride a Grit on grvel regularly and it is wonderful on that and wonderful when you turn on to the pavement looking for the next gravel road, but if you are not riding gravel with it, why? Maybe sell your other two and keep the Grit?
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As a road bike, it rides fine, but you will not be using much of what it is designed for and you are carrying extra weight at extra cost for a road bike. I ride a Grit on grvel regularly and it is wonderful on that and wonderful when you turn on to the pavement looking for the next gravel road, but if you are not riding gravel with it, why? Maybe sell your other two and keep the Grit?
It would be used primarily for gravel. But I do occasionally do some road biking events. Gran fondo type stuff. Of course my current road bike wouldnít get me much money selling it so I could just keep that.
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Ah, it is a good choice then, but you should look at the Warbird, Bombtrack EXT-C, Open U.P., and a few others, and also consider that teh Grit fork can be added to most any bike too for a lot more choices. If you are in rough stuff, washboard, etc. the Grit fork is excellent. And on pavement you will not even know the grit fork is there...

Yeah, the market for better used road bikes is really saturated by folks that tried gravel bikes then realized they never want to go back to riding a road bike. It is shocking to see what little used high-end road bikes are selling for these days on ebay. Even new ones past model year but still with full warranty.
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Be warned, AFAIK the Lauf framesets are 1X or eTap only. There are no stops for an FD, AFAIK
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Be warned, AFAIK the Lauf framesets are 1X or eTap only. There are no stops for an FD, AFAIK
thanks. I think Iíd be okay with that.
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Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
Ah, it is a good choice then, but you should look at the Warbird, Bombtrack EXT-C, Open U.P., and a few others, and also consider that teh Grit fork can be added to most any bike too for a lot more choices. If you are in rough stuff, washboard, etc. the Grit fork is excellent. And on pavement you will not even know the grit fork is there...

Yeah, the market for better used road bikes is really saturated by folks that tried gravel bikes then realized they never want to go back to riding a road bike. It is shocking to see what little used high-end road bikes are selling for these days on ebay. Even new ones past model year but still with full warranty.
my 5 year old Jamis aluminum frame road bike was only $1100 so for sure now itís not worth much. Iím better off keeping it as it still works fine.
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I"m a little late to this one but as a new Lauf owner, I can give you a little feedback. The first time or two on the road, you may initially notice that the front end dips a little if you jump out of the saddle to sprint. But to me, I didn't even notice it anymore. As for as road riding goes, the Lauf does well. It's very light so it's not a problem going up hills. The geometry feels more towards the "aggressive" side than the upright/comfort portion of the scale which I like. Steering is responsive, too.

Overall, it's a great bike.
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I did end up buying a lauf. Only ridden on gravel so far. I do have a separate set of wheels with size 28 tires when I get around to taking it out on the pavement. It’s a great bike
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I did end up buying a lauf. Only ridden on gravel so far. I do have a separate set of wheels with size 28 tires when I get around to taking it out on the pavement. Itís a great bike
Pics please!
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Nice bike. I like the green finish.
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Nice bike. I like the green finish.
thanks. I do like the color. Iím still fine tuning things. Just switched to some wtb resolute tires.
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