Lauf Carbonara - first look

Full carbon suspension fat bike fork

For those not familiar with Lauf, this Icelandic company creates full carbon forks that use carbon leafs springs to provide suspension. The Carbonara is Lauf's first fat bike suspension fork. 

The carbonara provides 60mm of travel: the carbonara provides 60mm of travel
The carbonara provides 60mm of travel: the carbonara provides 60mm of travel
Carbon leaf springs provide the suspension travel

The Carbonara has a claimed weight of 1,050g and provides 60mm of undamped travel. Axle spacing is the same as the RockShox Bluto at 150mm, as is the rake, at 51mm.

While Lauf’s forks lack any sort of adjustment, there’s very little to malfunction. There are no seals to give out, or oil to leak — both problems that can plague the Bluto during extreme cold weather riding.

While the carbonara lacks any sort of adjustments, there's very little to malfunction. this could be a plus for cold-weather riding: while the carbonara lacks any sort of adjustments, there's very little to malfunction. this could be a plus for cold-weather riding
While the carbonara lacks any sort of adjustments, there's very little to malfunction. this could be a plus for cold-weather riding: while the carbonara lacks any sort of adjustments, there's very little to malfunction. this could be a plus for cold-weather riding

The Carbonara has less travel than RockShox Bluto, but there's very little to go wrong

Lauf expects to begin shipping the Carbonara by June. This bouncy carbon wunderfork will retail for US$990. (UK and Australian pricing has yet to be announced.)

Visit www.laufforks.com for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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