Just up the street from the intersection where we met is Lauf’s offices and Bergur is in charge of production.
Lauf is an Iceland company that’s developed a leaf-spring suspension fork. I haven’t ridden it yet, but contributor Nathan Wright has and shared his impressions with me
Lauf reimagined short travel suspension. They did away with the complex compression, damping and rebound of a telescoping fork and created a new method of controlled suspension that focuses on keeping the wheel in contact with the ground and maintaining traction.
It is not for trail riding or big hits, but it fills a niche where a suspension fork is a burden due to its weight, but traction and control are required for maximum performance. Delivering this in a lightweight, well-engineered design adds to its wow, look at that factor.
Bergur handed me his business card and I’ll follow up with more questions. I’d like to know more about the development timeline.