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    I have a quick question. Just got my bike today, In the bag with the headset are two small flat washers. Where do they go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4nny_p View Post
    ^ cheers. Yes, the rear mech internal routing is perfect for the dropper cable, it exits at just the right spot.
    Ordered a dropper post this week for mine, was it very difficult to run the cable through the frame?
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    Re: Borealis Picture and Specs Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwanoron View Post
    I have a quick question. Just got my bike today, In the bag with the headset are two small flat washers. Where do they go?

    Thanks.
    Most likely spacers for your pedals. Put them on the pedal spindle before attaching to the cranks.

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    Re: Borealis Picture and Specs Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Ordered a dropper post this week for mine, was it very difficult to run the cable through the frame?
    Not sure how this is working. Borealis has built in internal cable routing. It's not just open space inside the frame. If you were running a 1x you could use the front derailleur routing on the top tube but it would be cable only, no housing. The rear derailleur routing would never work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Not sure how this is working. Borealis has built in internal cable routing. It's not just open space inside the frame. If you were running a 1x you could use the front derailleur routing on the top tube but it would be cable only, no housing. The rear derailleur routing would never work.
    Yea my dropper uses a derailleur cable, so it should work just fine, was just wondering how hard it is to route the cable though, since you say it has a internal cable routing built in it should be easy, and yes I'm running a 1x and using that front derailleur routing seems made to order for a dropper.
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    Yeah it'll work perfectly. Just not sure how the other guy was using the rear derailleur routing.

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    He's using the front, take a look again
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    I didn't look. Just went off of what he said.

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    Installed my new dropper this weekend, routing via the front derailleur worked perfectly

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    Yampa

    The bike was built from the frame up in december and has had various changes made throughout the winter so here are two recent photos. To many miles of smiles on this bike! My knees are saying so. Thanks to Adam and Borealis bikes for the badass rig!
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    Borealis Picture and Specs Thread

    Uhh.... Ditch the tires, man!

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    One day I will own one of these beautiful bikes.

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    World's lightest Yampa?

    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Like to start a thread for anyone feeling the need to show off your Borealis.

    Specs, weights, and reviews please
    It took all winter but the last tasty bit just arrived and it’s time to move onto the next project. It's 20.86 pounds with pedals, cage, and Garmin mount. Here’s a list of what’s not obvious in the picture. I can imagine (with a lot of effort) about 200 grams more coming off but don't believe with these tires that the bike ever breaks below 20 pounds. I don’t tend to run the Husker DUs on snow as the knobbies are just too small, I really like the Surly Nates which add about ½ pound to the bike but the DUs are awesone on dirt.

    It's great fun to hookup or pass the roadies on this thing. I like to joke that if you want to insult a roadie, pass them on a fatbike.



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    Removed BB inner shell
    A few Ti bolts here and there
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    Mark
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    Built up a 29+ wheelset this weekend, velocity dually's with 3" Knards. It does noticeably raise the bottom bracket, forgot to measure with the 26" Husker Du's. BB bracket height appeared to be around 12 3/4 with the 29+ wheelset on a large frame. Was a bit concerned on how this would effect the handling of the bike but I had no issues. I've never ridden a bike that could climb like this, I climbed up technical sections I've never made it up before, I'll note I've never run any thing but 26" tires. I was able to easily clean rock gardens , good size drops and tight switchbacks, and the bermy decomposed granite turns were super fun, I'm gonna really dig this setup over the summer. Running 9 1/2 pounds in the front and 10 1/2 in the back with tubes no issues. Plan on setting them up tubeless soon.









    Putting it to the test today

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    I set up my 29+ tires tubeless last Friday, I weighed it at the shop with the standard post instead of the dropper so I could see the wieght difference from when I first picked it up at the shop. Came in at 23.13 pounds, 3 pound's lighter than the stock X01 build with turnagain rims and Husker DU's including pedals.

    The bad news at least with the 120tpi Knards as I cant seem to run them as low as I could with tubes as I get small burps on occasion, maybe this will clear up over time, but just a word of warning. Just used some Stans tape to cover the spoke holes on the dually's and did not try to build up the rim at all.
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    Borealis Picture and Specs Thread

    A cockpit update with Answer 20/20, Control Tech Terminators and Lizard Skins Dsp:s. And new Saint pedals.


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    Borealis meets australis

    Echo down under. Sweet.
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    Borealis Picture and Specs Thread

    Now that's one nice fatbike!

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    I have made a few changes here and there, so I thought I'd post the current configuration.

    1. Serfa Drifter Tires set up tubeless on Stans ZTR rims
    2. Borealis Hub in rear
    3. X-9 Hub in front (I have a front dynamo hub for the winter)
    4. SRAM 950 Cassette (11-32T) (need to upgrade to PG-980/990)
    5. SRAM X0 9 Speed Rear Mech and shifter
    6. Carver Titanium Snow Fork
    7. Middleburn crank (44/32/20 Chainrings)
    8. Phil Wood Bottom Bracket (155spindle w 10mm offset)
    9. Shimano FD-M661-D (9-speed) with Problems Solvers, FS1325, Direct Mount Adapter
    10. 10 speed KMC chain
    11. Avid BB7 Brakes
    12. AEST brake levers
    13. Easton EC90 SL Handlebars
    14. Brooks Cambium c17s saddle
    15. Thompson Seatpost
    16. Profile Design T1 Aerobar
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    ^^ Full on expedition mode

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    Even though I’m the only one that went FAT (well 29+) on this ride some might enjoy this trip report

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    Anybody know the reach numbers on the Echo frames? Specifically the large and XL? The geometry charts on the website don't mention this measurement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleanutz View Post
    Anybody know the reach numbers on the Echo frames? Specifically the large and XL? The geometry charts on the website don't mention this measurement.
    At the risk of asking a stupid question. What is the "reach"? This is at least the second time someone has asked for it. The website gives effective top tube length. I've always interpreted reach to be a combination of that and stem length.
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    It's the portion of the top tube length that's in front of the BB.

    Reach is the length of a horizontal line drawn between a vertical line up from the center of the BB to the center of the head tube.

    In my experience a longer reach puts the front wheel out farther in front of the rider and allows greater confidence when descending. I'm sure others will disagree but I haven't found any negative effects on other ride characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleanutz View Post
    Anybody know the reach numbers on the Echo frames? Specifically the large and XL? The geometry charts on the website don't mention this measurement.
    Echo Large measured (+-10mm) as
    Reach 430mm
    Stack 640mm
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