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    My new custom Borealis Echo

    I just picked her up today, 28 pounds (as pictured) of brand new Fat hotness.

    Borealis Echo frame (medium), Sarma Naran 100mm carbon rims, Hope Fatsno hubs (150mm x 15mm front, 197mm x 12mm Maxle rear), Specialized Ground Control 26 x 4.6 (tubeless) tires, Orange Seal sealant, Easton EC70 carbon riser bar, RaceFace Turbine stem, ODI grips, SRAM XO1 1x11 drivetrain with Gripshift, RaceFace Next SL Cinch 170mm carbon crank, 28t RaceFace chainring, RockShox Bluto 100mm fork with lockout, RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost, SRAM Guide brakes, Specialized Phenom saddle.

    I am ready for winter!

    Thanks Pedal of Littleton for the great build and service!


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    My new custom Borealis Echo

    Awesome build man! The owner of the LBS is getting one built very similar.

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    How is the engagement on the Fatsno rear hub? I thought it was 197mm rear, did you have to order different end caps?

    Looks good!
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    That's a good lookin' bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    How is the engagement on the Fatsno rear hub? I thought it was 197mm rear, did you have to order different end caps?
    Looks good!
    Typo, it is 197 (fixed it above).
    Hope has end caps that fit it perfectly with the XD drive and 12mm Maxle. I think one end cap is 21mm and the other is 22mm (or something very close to that).

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    A few more photos:












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    Suweeeet.....

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    That's about as nice as they come. Enjoy!

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    Very nice. Let us know how the bike and brakes are after a few rides.

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    Very nice! Did you wax that?? shiny!

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    Looks good, well done sir!!

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    That build is absolutely stunning!

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Very nice! Did you wax that??
    If he didn't....I will.


    Nice bike.

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    Appears quite svelte, for sure 3 - 4 pounds lighter than my X0/X9 Echo build. Surely youíve had it on a scale for a weigh-in already?
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Beautiful bike, enjoy it! Some time down the road my next bike will be a carbon fatty, those Yampa's sure are pretty.
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    @MTB Pilot - I will check the engagement when I get home, headed to PEK (-400 pilot).

    @Leopold PS - 28 pounds exactly (sans pedals). If I race it this season I plan to swap the post and fork with rigid carbon ones, should get the weight to ~25 lbs, possibly less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lu-Max View Post
    @MTB Pilot - I will check the engagement when I get home, headed to PEK (-400 pilot).
    Did we meet last spring/ late winter riding in the McDowell's in Scottsdale, AZ? Met a 400 pilot for U out there and he was from CO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lu-Max View Post
    @Leopold PS - 28 pounds exactly (sans pedals). If I race it this season I plan to swap the post and fork with rigid carbon ones, should get the weight to ~25 lbs, possibly less.
    Damn thatís awesome! I knew I should have just bitten the bullet on the $6,000.00 trim versionÖ but I think Iíd be needing a good divorce lawyer had I pulled the trigger.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Did we meet last spring/ late winter riding in the McDowell's in Scottsdale, AZ? Met a 400 pilot for U out there and he was from CO.
    Not me, haven't ridden in AZ for at least 6 years.

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    Dang, I think I need one of these to go with my Yampa. The Pedal has it going on. Was it already built up like that at the store or did you build it?

    I like the guys at my LBS but they know nothing about fat bikes. I told them I wanted some HED BFD rims this past week and I had to send them a link so they would know what I wanted.

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    Sweet looking bike. I saw two of those at the Black Bear Rampage. They now have a Fat Bike Division. I am waiting on a Specialized Superlight. The two guys riding the Borealis loved them and rode fast.

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    @alphazz - originally I bought a Bluto, rims and hubs to upgrade my Fat Boy Expert. After talking with Andy at Pedal and doing some research I decided to go custom instead of doing the upgrades. He and I worked out a list of parts and went from there. Also had a buddy help me out with a killer deal on the Reverb post. Planning to sell the FB soon.

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    that has fun all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    that has fun all over it.
    Wow! Awesome bike! ! Hows the rim/tyre combo on hard packed single track and sand? ?

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    good looking bike, not the lightest one though, by standards morten have set with his sub 20 lbs chiner build. but sure you have some extra goodies on yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaurichard View Post
    Wow! Awesome bike! ! Hows the rim/tyre combo on hard packed single track and sand? ?
    I don't have a clue. I have a broken foot so I only pedaled it around the parking lot a bit when I picked it up. Have to heal up before I can do a review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavo View Post
    good looking bike, not the lightest one though, by standards morten have set with his sub 20 lbs chiner build. but sure you have some extra goodies on yours
    I don't think it's possible to get down to 20 pounds with a dropper post, Bluto, 100mm rims, 4.8" tires, reasonably comfortable saddle, and 1x11 setup; maybe someday soon though. I'll be in line to buy one then, that's for certain.
    I wasn't going for the lightest weight; I wanted an all-terrain, all-conditions ride that was highly capable and very ride-able especially for long rides with lots of climbing. I think I got there.

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    it was more of an joke, i live in front range too, totally understand your goal. i am building one too, but so far i only have rims and tires. and frame on its way.

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    What frame?

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    i am getting chiner, corvus knock off

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