3T has partnered with Lauf to offer the Icelandic brand’s Grit micro-suspension fork on the Exploro gravel road bike. Paint matched for their white and red Team edition, the fork will be an upgrade option that adds 30mm of leaf spring suspension while still allowing a 27.5 x 2.1 mountain bike tire or 700×42 road tires.
They claim that, when settled in with the average 6mm sag, it changes the head angle by less than one degree compared to the stock build with the 3T Luteus fork. Trail is increased just 3mm. The fork comes with a five year warranty and is rated for riders up to 242lb (110kg). Explore more below…
3T didn’t have any photos of the complete bike built with the fork yet, but the matched paint should look sharp while dulling the bumps and bruises along the path.
Fork weight is 900g with steerer cut to 210mm (full length out of the box is 300mm), and unsprung weight is 250g. It uses flat mount disc brakes (post mount adapter is available) with 160mm rotors. The fork is $790 USD (€850), available through 3T’s online store.