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Borealis Flume Review by Dustin Carlson

Borealis Flume Review By Dustin Carlson Do you ever find yourself looking out the kitchen window at a barren wasteland of frozen tundra covered in snow? Do you ever think to yourself, while looking out that window, why can’t it be spring, so I can start riding my bike again? If this sounds like you, […]

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First Look – 2017 Borealis Flume – by Dustin Carlson

    Borealis is known for making top notch fat bikes. Their design and attention to detail is best in the business. We all know that the high end, carbon “Crestone” models are great, but Borealis also has the aluminum “Flume” line. The geometry is much the same between the two models, with the major […]

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The Borealis Crestone Review

  At the end of February, I shared my first impressions of the Borealis Fat Bikes, Crestone and now I’m very sad to report that our test bike has moved on and left a rather large void in the old fat dash bike dot com stable. My previous article took a look at primarily snow […]

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Borealis Crestone – First Impressions

Way back in July – I got the opportunity to ride one of the early samples of the new Borealis Crestone at the Borealis Fat Bike World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was just a paved urban spin from their former location to their new location, but my first impressions were positive. The ride felt familiar […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo 2015 – Day 1

Sven and I are at the Interbike Outdoor Demo in Boulder City, Nevada to share what’s new for 2016! Much of our coverage will be in the form of video interviews, but to keep you all in the loop with daily coverage , we’ll be updating the site with posts directly from both the show floor and the […]

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News Release – Borealis and Reynolds – NEW! – ELITE Carbon Wheels

I nabbed a sneak preview of these new ELITE carbon, double wall, rims, when I visited Borealis at the end of July. The spy shots don’t show the final graphics, but these are the new wheels that have been developed  through a strategic partnership between Borealis and Reynolds Cycling. The official press release is below. We should have more information […]

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New 2016 Borealis Crestone!

News Release – Borealis Fat Bikes Introduces the Crestone The Crestone is a Closed Mold, Carbon Fiber Bike Frame that Represents the Most Advanced Geometry for Fat Bikes Colorado Springs, Colo. (8/15/15) – The Fat Bike Company, whose cutting edge product line includes Borealis Bikes, is set to premier the new Crestone at Interbike 2015 September […]

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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 […]

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Fat-Bike Costa Rica!

Pura Vida, Fatties! Costa Rica as a Fat Bike Destination Written by – Will Muecke, Team CoreCo Snow is overrated. – Or, perhaps, because now that I am denied long, lovely winters blanketed in the white stuff I react by hiding my true feelings behind a statement that I know is not true. I love […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club ♦ Costa Rica!

Our old amigo from Costa Rica, Will Muecke sent us a shot of his Borealis Yampa on Playa Esterillos Oeste on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. They’re in their rainy season down in Costa Rica and the shot was taken  after the late-day thunderstorms rolled through and left the sky boiling with heavy clouds, last weekend. My […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Tropical Borealis?

Our amigo Will from Team CoreCo and La Ruta de los Conquistadores, shot a nice video of a couple of his team riders tearing up some flow trail along with (braaap!) sweet jumps down in Costa Rica on their new Borealis Echos. Makes me wanna go ride! Inspire some Inspiration? Send us your sweet fat-bike vids […]

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Andy Reviews The Borealis Echo

The BOREALIS Echo REVIEW By Andy Oleson Photos by Sven, Andy & Gomez I’d like to go on record to report that no small critters were injured during the testing of this bike.  Ok false statement, he zigged when I zagged and now mister squirrel has a story for his grand-squirrels, of how he got […]

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Borealis Echo – Battle of Camrock – Race Test

With the success of our 80 mile – 4 person race test of the Borealis Echo, we decided to put out 6th test pilot in the saddle to race the Echo at last week’s WORS Race near Madison, Wisconsin, called the Battle of CamRock. This week’s test pilot is Aristotle Peters….the guy who pulled off […]

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Borealis 150mm Thru Axle Front Hub

  Aris has a RockShox Bluto on the way but the SRAM mothership was all out of compatible front hubs so all it took was a call to Adam at Borealis Bikes, problem solved! Adam sent us one of their new Borealis 150mm Thru Axle Front Hubs! This isn’t simply a 135mm thru axle hub […]

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Borealis Upgrades Yampa for 2014!

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 […]

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NEW! ♦ Borealis + Bluto = Echo! ♦ NEW!

We all knew Rock Shox was coming out with a front boinger, but what we didn’t know was that our Amigos at Borealis have been working with them on the development of their Senator Blutarski (Bluto) fat-suspension fork. I bet just about everybody will have something to say about Bluto. Today we get to talk […]

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2014 ITI Leader Photos by Adam Miller

There are currently three riders that have broken away and are on a record breaking pace at the Iditirod Trail Invitational. Tim Berntson, Kevin Breitenbach and Alec Petro are in the lead pack with Pete Basinger and Francis Lambert about two hours back from the three leaders. Alaskan native, Adam Miller from Borealis Bikes has […]

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Borealis/Wolftooth Front Derailleur Do-Dad

Borealis and Wolf Tooth Components have been collaborating on product ideas since the early days of both companies. The new front derailleur direct mount adapter for 190mm rear hub spacing is the first product that is a direct result of that collaboration. The adapter is designed and manufactured in Minneapolis MN just like all the […]

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Shop Profile – Zion Cyclery

With the current expansion of fat bike brands available to consumers, now, more than ever, it’s important to work with a bike shop that knows fat-bikes from the inside out. In a good fat-bike shop, the owner or staff actually ride fat bikes. That way they know, through practical experience, what works and what accessories to […]

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Fat Foto Friday – Dos Yampas

      This week’s Friday Double Feature comes from our amigos at Borealis Bikes out in Colorado. It seems that they just finished a big photo shoot and had a hard time keeping these feathery carbon fat-bikes from floating off the ground! The shots were taken at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs last […]

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A visit to Backyard Bikes (La Grange, WI)

Anyone that’s been to the mountain bike trails of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest in SE Wisconsin has at the very least driven by Backyard Bikes or they might  have even stopped, next door, at the LaGrange General Store for one of their delicious homemade sandwiches. The Bettinger family has been slinging snacks and bikes […]

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First Ride – Borealis Carbon Fat-bike

Folks, we are pre-empting our normal Wallpaper Wednesday to bring you this special report. Wallpaper Wednesday will resume next week at it’s regular time. On with the story! Colorado Springs is the home of Borealis Bikes and also the home of our bud Sevo who had a chance to take a pre-production Borealis Fat-bike out […]

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Time Tested – Planet Bike Borealis Glove

Since I first wrote the Product Preview of the Planet Bike Borealis Glove back in mid-December they are just about the only glove I’ve worn for cycling and, in fact, for any other use as well. The 3-in-1 design has proven very versatile for the somewhat odd winter weather we’ve been having here in SEWI. […]

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