Our amigos at Borealis shared some new updates to their YAMPA frame with us yesterday. The YAMPA was released in June of 2013, and is getting a full facelift for 2014. “Our goal at Borealis is to constantly improve our bikes to be the best fat bikes in the world. We were thrilled with the YAMPA, but wanted to make some key improvements to help riders shred their fat bikes even more,” said Borealis Co-Founder Adam Miller.
The new YAMPA boasts swappable rear dropouts for either 197x12mm spacing or 190mm quick-release. Borealis designed their new dropouts to be used with the all-new RockShox MAXLE Ultimate 197mm rear thru-axle. Co-founder Steve Kaczmarek said the Maxle “makes the rear triangle of the YAMPA incredibly stiff and provides an immediate noticeable improvement in overall ride quality.”
Other improvements for the 2014 YAMPA include a harder clear coat for better scratch resistance and a relocated drain hole for improved frame water drainage. Borealis kept the same rack mounts and 3 water bottle cage mounts on the Yampa for all of the adventure riders out there. Furthermore, Borealis’ FH1 hubset features exchangeable end caps so making the change to a thru-axle setup is as simplified as possible.
The new YAMPA will be available to ship to dealers beginning mid-May.
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