It’s winter for a lot of us living in the Northern Hemisphere which means shorter and wetter days. While we are mountain bikers it doesn’t mean we shackle ourselves to flatbars and 2.4 wide tires exclusively. When the trails are slop heading out to explore the back roads and paths can turn a bad day into a rad day.
J. Laverack has just released their latest model in the Grit. A titanium go anywhere drop bar monster with plenty of clearance for fat tires.
Up front, the GRiT fork offers ample tire and mud clearance and features a longer rake, increasing the gap between your shoes and the front tire, which is important on slower technical terrain. Longer chainstays, combined with a meticulous bike fit, place the weight of the rider further back for increased traction over loose terrain. Both the longer fork rake and longer chainstays also increase the stability of the bike over rough sections at speed. All models feature wider flared handlebars and shorter stems to take the weight of the rider off the front of the bike and keep handling responsive and light.
This bike can be configured in so many different ways, depending on the type and size of the adventure. Build it up with a full complement of frame luggage and tackle a trans-continental adventure, or simply run two bottles and head out on your local trails, you decide. The GRiT will take any adventure in its stride, be it big or small.
The GRiT will come as standard with 12mm thru axles and a tapered head tube. It will be available with SRAM 1x or Shimano’s 2x builds. Shimano builds will
feature an Ultegra RX rear mech and customers can upgrade to Hope RX4 brake calipers, an Ergon split leaf seatpost and ÆRA carbon 650B or 700C gravel specific wheels. Customization options include an engraved headbadge, mudguard, rack mounts, a third bottle cage and internal dynamo cable routing and even a T47 bottom bracket as an alternative to our preferred BSA threaded bottom bracket.
The GRiT is available as a frame only for £2050 (Approximately € 2330 or $2670) or frame and ÆRA forks for £2500 (Approximately €2840 or $3250) and complete builds starting from £3850 (Approximately €4375 or $5010). Adding carbon ÆRA GR|36 650B wheels or 700C ÆRA GR|28 wheels with Hope RS4 hubs adds £1100 (Approximately €1240 or $1410).