The Anywhere is made of carbon and, of course, designed in-house at Lauf. On top of that, it's the chief of mixed-terrain. Whether it's hammering the pavement with a dash of gravel or heading into the wild loaded with bags - just going anywhere. The Anywhere eats vibrations from the road and smoothies the hits on the gravel - all thanks to the Lauf Smoothie handlebar we developed for the bike (patent pending, triple stamped it no erasies touch blue make it true) – just ride!
Base price color is Racing Rocket.
The Anywhere Race is a bike for the serious athlete. A no compromise setup ready for pavement and gravel.Geometry
All measurements are shown in mm,
except where stated.
|Stem||60, 7°||70, 7°||80, 7°||90, 7°||100, 7°|
|Reach to handlebar||425||439||461||482||503|
|Stack to handlebar||556-698||573-617||602-648||633-682||665-716|
|BB to saddle top||560-698||600-778||622-820||645-863||675-893|
|Head tube length||92||105||133||164||194|
|Top tube length||541||550||569||588||610|
|Axle to crown||400||400||400||400||400|
- (Q) Standover height is measured straight above the bottom bracket on 40mm Maxxis Velocita AR tires.
- A fast but comfortable fit.
The Lauf Fit of the Anywhere is optimized for “weekend warriors” and racers. It’s made for the optimum balance of aerodynamics and long-distance comfort. The short headtube enables an aerodynamic bike fit, while the generous headset spacers (35mm) give superb tuneability.
- Your correct size is easy to find.
The Anywhere bikes have a wide setup window for the “Stack to Handlebar” (the most defining dimension for how “aggressive” a bike fit is). All Anywhere bikes come with 35mm of headset spacers and a stem that can be flipped up/down for extra tuneability. Hence, there is a generous overlap between bike sizes so a rider that chooses a bike for his size according to the chart above should easily find his optimal setup.
- Zero-setback seatposts.
Lauf True Grit bikes have a slack seat tube angle (72.5°) and are thus set up to be used with zero-setback seatposts.
The Anywhere is (bike-) packed with great features designed for a menu of mixed terrain. Jump out the door, grind your way through or load it up and head anywhere you want. In case you forgot - we made sure it has a bottle opener.
The Lauf Smoothie handlebar eats vibrations for breakfast, isolating you from the hum of the road. Flex where you need it the most, in the hoods and the drops. Utilising the same tough and flexible material we us in the springs on our forks the Smoothie is lightweight, yet strong as an ox. The shape takes full advantage of the flared drops. Since flared drops are easy to access, we made the ramps longer (thus top corners sharper) for an extra palm position further behind the hoods. Giving you an additional relaxed position for longer rides.
We’re known for our leaf spring suspension forks but for this bike we chose to put on Just A Fork (JAF). It’s normally light at 395g with triple cage-mounts each side.
Long 4 Speed - Geometry
The long top tube paired with a short-ish stem, low head tube and a slack head angle give you a low and aerodynamic position with great stability at high speeds and in rough terrain. Making you Long 4 Speed.
45mm of Rubber
The Anywhere is delivered on high volume semi-slick tires perfect for hammering pavement to gravel. But make no mistake, the Anywhere takes up to 45mm 700c tires - big and chunky for rougher gravel roads with plenty of room for the elements. Add studs and you’re still good to go!
Beer or Gear?
The Beer Or Gear front derailleur design opens up endless possibilities. We know most Anywhere riders are going to want the robustness and simplicity of 1x drivetrains. Naturally they'll get a bottle opener where a front derailleur would otherwise be. But don't worry, you can still put on a 2x system as long as it's wireless.
With In-N-Out Cabling, the rear derailleur cable and rear disc brake hose have entry points at the head tube, then they miraculously pop out at the optimal locations. No hassle and no annoying rattling inside the frame. Some might call it voodoo but we call it Lauf’ing Out Loud engineering.
3x Bottle Mounts
Three bottle mounts come in handy for a long day in the saddle. On top of that the top tube has mounts for a bento box for easy access to food or other smaller items on the long haul.
Threaded Bottom Bracket
For the tried and tested ease of maintenance and creak free riding. It costs more to produce, but it's worth it!
The Lauf Anywhere gravel frame has undergone serious testing as it meets the ISO standard for mountain bike frames. This makes for a sturdy frame that handles all the fun at only 1.070g - Medium frame, including front and rear derailleur hangers.
The head tube is tapered (1.125” to 1.5”) for improved strength and control.
Single Piece Front Triangle
By using advanced molding technologies, bonded junctions are avoided and internal surfaces are kept smooth. Resulting in longer continuous carbon fibers and less unwanted material overlap. Thus a stronger and more efficient frame.
- Frame Lauf Anywhere Carbon, 12x142mm through-axle
- Fork Lauf JAF Carbon, 15x100mm through-axle
- Handlebar Lauf Smoothie Composite (XS,S: 400, M: 420, L,XL: 440)
- Rear Derailleur SRAM Force 1 Long Cage
- Front Derailleur Lauf Bottle Opener
- Shifters SRAM Force 1
- Brakes SRAM Force 1 Flat mount Hydraulic (160mm rotor front and rear)
- Crank Easton EC90 SL 42t
- Saddle Ritchey WCS Streem
- Seatpost FSA V-Drive SB0 27.2mm
- Wheels DT Swiss XR1501 (6-bolt, Shimano-style freehub, tubeless ready)
- Tires Maxxis Velocita AR 40c (120tpi)
- Stem Easton EA70
- Headset FSA Orbit, IS 42/52 (45°lower)
- Bartape Lauf Lush
- Cassette SRAM 1175, 10-42t
- Chain SRAM 1110
- BB Easton BSA 68mm
- Weight ~7.4 kg / 16.3 lbs