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    Got a new to me Borealis Crestone!

    I have never owned a fat bike before and I wanted to get one to ride this winter on the trails in SE Michigan. I came across a great deal on a slightly used 2018 Crestone Elite X11. I couldn't pass up the deal and bought it.

    So far I've got about 50 miles of dirt trail riding in on it and absolutely love it. I came off a 2004 Trek Fuel EX7 with 26" tires and this bike just blows it away, even with the fat tires.

    I can't get over how light the bike is and how easy/smooth the drivetrain is. That, and this thing climbs hills so much better than the FS tank I was riding before.

    Now I'm looking forward to some snow to see how it does on that!
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    Wow, that is light. Enjoy your new toy. Give us some more information on specs and build. I am truly impressed! 👍
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    Sweet ride. Once you go fat you'll never go back. I'm ready for snow too.
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    Congrats! Great looking bike. You’re going to have a lot of fun with it!

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    Pretty nice first fat bike dude!!

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    Crestones are amazing bikes. Rode one for week last winter. So much fun and crazy light for a fat bike. You're going to love it. Congrats.

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    So it has the 26"x80mm Borealis elite carbon wheels, with Jumbo Jim's 4.8 tires. I'm pretty impressed with the traction of these tire so far.

    All Sram XX1 drivetrain 1x11 with 10-42 cassette. Raceface Next XL carbon cranks, and Sram Guide Ultimate brakes.

    I have put about 40 miles on it and want this rain to stop so I can get out this weekend. I'm definitely enjoying the fat bike life!

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    Too awesome for words. Enjoy the hell out of it!
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    Congrats! Yes they are light. My Crestone GX with the Bluto fork and ftd65 rims (aluminum) weighs at 29lbs. Planning on getting a borealis carbon fork soon.

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    I got out today and rode the Potowatami Trail in SE Mi. It was fun but I didnt make it up all the rooty climbs. I had to walk in 3 spots. Now I have something to work towards.Got a new to me Borealis Crestone!-20181104_141755.jpegGot a new to me Borealis Crestone!-20181104_141813.jpegGot a new to me Borealis Crestone!-20181104_141836.jpegGot a new to me Borealis Crestone!-20181104_141847.jpegGot a new to me Borealis Crestone!-20181104_141806.jpeg

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    Great day for a ride there!

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    Very tasty first fatty.
    What happened on the rooty climbs? Maybe a little less tire pressure might be in order?

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    Most if it was my legs just ran out of strength. The ones I really had trouble on were where there were 2 roots close together and each on had a 6+ inch lip to get over. I just would loose momentum.

    I'm running 8psi front and 10psi rear in the Jumbo Jims.

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