2022 Lauf Seigla Weekend Warrior Wireless
The Lauf Seigla is a gravel racer that achieves huge tyre clearances without sacrificing its geometry or performance. The leaf-sprung fork is a tidy option and completes a bike that’s comfortable, controlled and fun to ride. The decent spec list makes it a hard bike to beat in terms of value for money and when putting the hammer down on dirt tracks.
The Seigla features a long top tube paired with a shorter stem for snappy steering and the short chainstays add to the agile feel.
The wheelbase is long, helping to make the bike track straight and stable on descents. Because most of this length has been found in the front centre, it's confidence-inspiring on steep techy descents.
The Seigla has dropped seatstays designed to aid compliance and it is indeed a comfortable place to be. The top tube is vertically slim and Lauf has opted for a standard 27.2mm seat tube clamp instead of an integrated one, claiming it would have negatively impacted comfort.
All of this results in about 10mm of displacement at the saddle. This is similar to what you’ll find on the latest generation Trek Checkpoint with Isospeed. It soaks up imperfections and allows more consistent power delivery.
As with any gravel bike, most comfort is down to the tyres. The Seigla has room for 57mm rubber on 700c wheels; that’s some of the largest clearances we’ve seen on a gravel bike.
Overall the Seigla is fast, comfortable, and very good value. It has been impressively capable on both fast and technical rides, and Lauf has done a great job of speccing quality components while keeping the price low.