Lauf Carbonara Fat bike forks

DESCRIPTION

  • Progressive: The Lauf Carbonara 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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 05, 2017]
GuzziBen
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light weight, no stiction, no adjustment

Weakness:

No adjustment (works both ways, doesn't it?)
Not as plush as a conventional suspension fork.

I had the Carbonara installed original to my Framed Alaska Carbon. It's my 2nd Lauf, I have a TR29 on my gravel bike.
As they'll tell you, the Lauf absorbs small hits fast. No stiction (the friction between the seals and the stanchions) means it reacts instantly- cycling faster than a conventional fork can respond. The axle just floats behind the fork. Their motto is "Absorb the Ride" and that's what it does. The result isn't perfectly smooth but certainly attenuated. The sharp hits are damped by the progressive spring rate, which also negates the need for rebound damping and lockout.
You'll never mistake it for a conventional fork- it can't be as plush as a 4" travel fork- but it weighs 2 pounds and improves the ride over a rigid fork.
As far as looks, I suppose that may be polarizing, but some people think fat tires look silly and can't stand lycra. I think it's beautiful.

Similar Products Used:

Lauf TR29

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