The Lauf fork has no moving parts, requires no maintenance, and weighs just 980 grams
The current version of the Lauf fork features just 60 mm of travel, so it may not be enough for non-cross-country riders
The Lauf fork, in its native Iceland
A diagram of the Lauf system
Telescopic suspension forks may have done a lot to make mountain biking easier and more enjoyable, but they’re not exactly light or mechanically simple ... at least, not when compared to rigid forks. Icelandic entrepreneurs Benedikt Skulason and Gudberg Bjornsson decided to do something about it, and together created the Lauf leaf-style fork. It has no moving parts, requires no maintenance, and weighs just 980 grams – a typical suspension fork weighs more in the neighborhood of 1,400 to 1,900.
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