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Lauf Forks in Review

Lauf Trail Racer vs Lauf TR Boost Fork

For this blog post I am doing a comparison on two mountain bike forks designed and manufactured by Lauf Forks. I am going be reviewing the TR Boost and Trail Racer, they are both great forks and I am going to discuss what the pros and cons are.

The first thing that I noticed when I started to ride the TR Boost is that it is one of the stiffest forks that I have ever ridden. Compared to the Trail Racer the Boost fork has better responsiveness in corners and responds to what you want to do immediately. The Trail Racer isn't as stiff laterally as the TR Boost is and you will notice that when you are cornering hard there might be a bit of flex in the Trail Racer compared to none with the TR Boost. The 60mm of travel is the same for both forks so you wont notice any difference with your suspension.

Compared to the Lauf Trail Racer which uses a standard 100mm thru axle the Lauf Boost uses a 110mm thru axle. When I received the TR Boost fork I didn&…

Sausage Suit ITT

It was the middle of October and I decided to head down to Mansfield to do the last race of the year. This was my first time at this race so I didn't know what to expect. This race wasn't your standard cross country mountain bike race, it was an ITT. For anyone who doesn't know what ITT means, it is short for Individual Time Trial. I left the starting gate in 3rd, right behind my good friend Luke Hlavenka who started 30 seconds ahead. The course was two laps of 15km in length and was mostly single track. I absolutely loved the course and all of the single track was in amazing shape. The 1st km was very tight and on some corners I had to come to a complete stop and track stand for a few seconds before continuing. The trail opened up and it became a very fast and fun course. There weren't to many big climbs but there were lots of spots to put the power down and fly. With about 3 km to go on the first lap I saw Luke ahead of me and I pushed it hard to catch him by the end…