Borealis launches new fat bike with RockShox suspension fork

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It’s two big announcements in one: First up, Borealis, the Colorado-based company that blew everyone away with a 21-pound fat bike last year, is set to release its new model, the Echo this weekend at Sea Otter. And as Steve Jobs would say, “there’s one more thing”—it will be available with the brand new RockShox Bluto fat bike suspension fork.

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Named after Echo Park in northeastern Colorado, the new Borealis Echo takes fat biking to the next level with a frame designed exclusively for the groundbreaking RockShox Bluto fork. The goal was to create a truly year-round fat bike to build upon the current, snow-oriented fat bike reputation. Borealis has tested the Echo in every condition imaginable—from the punishing trails of Moab to the backcountry of Alaska, Borealis said.

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Like the latest mountain bikes, the full carbon frame will incorporate internal cable routing, internal dropper post routing, room for 4.8-inch tires on 100mm rims, a 197mm thru-axle and a third bottle cage mount for big adventures. Look for medium and large frames to begin shipping in May, with small and XLs a few weeks later.

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ECHO pricing

  • X0/X9 $3,999
  • X01 $5,099
  • XX1 $5,999
  • XX1 Carbondales $7,199
  • Frame $1,949
  • Frame and fork $2,649

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We don’t have any details on the fork just yet, other than it is obviously not inverted, and is likely a widened version of the Revelation chassis. Keep an eye out for more on our blog as we can hopefully get a ride on one at Sea Otter.

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