Fat-Bike NEWS – Borealis and Lauf form Strategic Partnership


Colorado Springs, Colo. & Reykjavik, Iceland – (June 11, 2015) – Borealis Bikes and Lauf Forks today announced a strategic partnership between the two companies. This relationship promotes the focus both companies have to the Fatbike category and answers continued requests for a high performance fork which requires no maintenance and operates in extreme conditions.


“The Lauf Carbonara fork is a perfect complement to our product offering. This gives us the opportunity to provide our riders with the ultimate winter or adventure experience and eliminates any concerns about performance or maintenance.” said Steve Kaczmarek, Borealis Founder and CEO. Borealis will offer the Lauf fork as an upgrade on all frame and build kits. Furthermore, the Lauf Carbonara will be a part of specific summer and winter build kits.


“The agile ride of the Lauf Carbonara makes fatbikes incredibly fast and fun to ride, in an unrivalled range of applications. Snow, sand, freezing cold, it doesn’t matter.” said Benedikt Skulason CEO of Lauf Forks. Available for orders in August, Lauf equipped Borealis bikes will be available for demos at both the Borealis and Lauf booths at Interbike in September.


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6 Responses to Fat-Bike NEWS – Borealis and Lauf form Strategic Partnership

  1. Zachary Brown June 11, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

    It is interesting that borealis had some hand in the bluto and is now going this route. Unless this is in addition to bluto. I understand the no maintainence deal but I would imagine that is where a rigid fork would come in for many people. I have looked at these forks several times. Has Fat-bike ever tested one? I couldn’t find if you did.

    • Gomez June 11, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

      We’re sending our best man over to iceland to ride these forks through a glacier. Stand by for the full story. Plus Sven has the 29r version of this fork and has ridden one for awhile. He likes it!

  2. Zachary Brown June 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    I also hope of this kicks off they do a 135 but again I guess you can adapt almost anything to 150 at this point.

    • Lars June 12, 2015 at 4:56 am #

      You can’t use a dyno hub with 150mm spacing.

  3. Tom June 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

    Sorry Gomez, a parsec is a unit of distance, not time. Can’t wait to ride the Lauf, though.

    • Zachary Brown June 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

      Lol I am certain he knew that. He has done the kessel run many times with his old moonlander. Fastest time recorded was 13 parsecs. Though not sure google maps was accurate on that. He was nearly as fast as the millennium falcon.

      This fork being fairly light and also that it looks just crazy and awesome is a plus. I wish more folks in Alaska had borealis bikes that would possibly have this fork on it soon. However with 9zero7 and fatback. Those are what you see most often.