Borealis Picture and Specs Thread
Like to start a thread for anyone feeling the need to show off your Borealis.
Specs, weights, and reviews please
Borealis Yampa XL 27.5lbs w pedals...
My Yampa XL build came in at 27.5 lbs with pedals and a 2x10 drivetrain. X9 Crank, XO R Der, Avid BB7s w/Ashima Ai2 Rotors, X9 shifters, Easton xc70 riser bar, 45Nrth Dillingers, Surly Rolling Daryls, used 26x2.75 tubes..Atac Carbon pedals...Bike rides great, handles as well as my Scalpel Carbon 1, climbs like a goat....would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed. Bought from Freewheeler Bike in Grand Rapids Mich, excellent bike shop....
Almost finished...still waiting on Carbon hoops. XX1 drivetrain w/grip shift, Next SL carbon crank, XT Brakes & rotors, Easton Haven carbon bars, Haven stem, Easton EC90 seatpost, SBC Phenom saddle, Borealis Hubs w/butted spokes and 70mm Umas and Huskers. 24.5 lbs without pedals. Carbon wheelset and going tubeless should bring it in sub 23lbs.
Both sweet rigs, 71gto455 what saddle is that?
It is a Fizik Tundra, w a Fizik Alloy seatpost...
Issee you had a Fastback before this, did you have the Hadley hubs on the Umas? If so, how do the Borealis hubs feel by comparison??
Originally Posted by hawkview1
Clownshoes with Dillingers
Sram XX drive train
FSA ISIS Carbon Crank setup 1x
Easton EC70 Seatpost
Salsa Ti stem
Raceface Next SL handlebar
25.xx lbs dry
or aprox. 40lbs as pictured
Clownshoes/Bud and Lou
Hope Tech 3 183/160
Next SL 170mm spindle
Easton carbon bar and seatpost with Thomson stem
WTB pure ti rail saddle
Shimano 540's soon to be Wellgo mag flats
xt 1x10 drivetrain
27.25 without framebag
Last edited by DITCHMAN; 01-03-2014 at 02:41 AM.
I just finished this one today:
XL Yampa frame:
Front Rim: Rolling Darryl
Rear Rim: Clown Shoe
Spokes: Super Comp 261mm (all around)
Front Hub: SP hub dynamo (dynohub) PD-8 32h
Rear Hub: 9-Zeor-7 190mm hub
Front Rotor: 203mm RavX
Rear Rotor: 160mm RavX
Innertubes: Schwalbe SV13F Extra Lights, 26 x 2.10-3.00
Cassette: SRAM XG999 (11-32T)
Rim strips: Duck tape
Fork: Carver Titanium Snow Fork
B. Bracket: Phil Wood (with 155mm spindle)
Cranks: Middleburn w/ 5 Arm CD XC 94/58 Spider 20/32/44
Pedals: Xpedo Mountain Force
Front D: Shimano FD-M661-D
Rear D: SRAM X0 9-Speed
Break calipers: Avid BB7
Front light: Busch + Müller Lumotec IQ Fly Senso Plus
Rear light: Busch + Müller Toplight Line Plus
Handlebars Easton EC 70
Brake Levers: Mission Captive
Aerobar lever: Tektro RL720 Cross Brake Levers
Shift Levers: Dura Ace Bar End Shifters w/ Paul adapters
Chain: KMC x10sl
Seat post: E-bay carbon special
Bell: Avenir Dual Action
Rear Rack: Topeak Super Tourist
Aero Bar: Profile Design T1 Aerobar
Last edited by Lars_D; 12-16-2013 at 03:35 PM.
Yampa w/ a Lefty
Lefty Max 140mm -> 90mm w/ XLR
Extra drilled RD's (~800g per rim)
Next SL, 28T, 170mm spindle
Bud/Lou tubeless (ribbon, foam, tape, Stans)
Very nice, how did you get the lefty on it. I have a Scalpel 1 and was looking on placing a lefty on the Yampa. Just use a hub for a lefty, and is the tire centered? Looks sweet...
Williford - beautiful build all around. What does that weigh in at?
71gto455, it is a little complicated (and expensive), but start here Cannondale, Professional and Trusted Lefty and Head Shock Service Performed by Craig Smith
You need the custom clamps, an older style Lefty with removable clamps, and I had mendoncyclesmith put an 2012 XLR damper with remote in mine. That is optional. MCS is great btw. The wheel build was complicated. It is offset of course and I used a Project321 adapter + a Surly Pugs adapter. Dished it up just right. Then I put it on the bike and I had to move the thing over another cm to get proper clearance for the 4.8" tire.
I haven't weighed it but I'm guessing around 28-29lbs. My goal was sub-30lb and it is easily there.
Here you can see the Lefty setup a little better.
Nice bikes guys. I know some other guys on here got some Borealis bikes to post. I'm dying without mine here and need some more porn to keep me going through my wait time.
How dare your dog hog that bike bed!
Awesome bike! Awesome dog!
I live north of the Borealis home base and have been drooling since they were released.
I'm a huge lefty fan and this bike is awesome! My carbon cravings are almost out of control and getting worse everyday seeing photo's like this.
Heres mine in the UK
Marge Lights/Borealis Hubs with Bud/Lou - (Carbondale rims on order)
Hope X2 brakes
Thomson - dropper, stem, carbon bars
SDG Ti-Fly saddle
Hope F20 pedals
I don't have a weight as I don't have any scales. Its light enough for me though.
Sweet looking rig, did you run the dropper cable through the front der. internal routing?
^ cheers. Yes, the rear mech internal routing is perfect for the dropper cable, it exits at just the right spot.
Nice D4nny glad to see our bikes represented in the UK
Originally Posted by d4nny_p
Yampa X0/X9 size L complete with small additions:
Clown Shoes with B&L
Formula R1 203mm brakes
Thomson Elite dropper
Brooks B17 Special
Race Face Atlas Kash bars
Renthal Strata Duo 50mm stem
Brooks Slender grips
Superstar Ultra Mag pedals
What size would be recommended for a 5ft7 32 inseam rider?Cant find actual size chart
I am 5'8" with a 32" inseam and on a med but what works for me might not for someone else. I say compair the Geo chart with a bike that you know fits you well and that you are comfortable on. I do know the stand over will be tight for ya on a med especially if you run a Bud and Lou.
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