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Borealis Bikes Echo GX Complete Fat Bike - 2016

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The best kind of winter fat.

Send those skinny-tired bikes into hibernation for the winter and get out in the snow with the 2016 Borealis Echo GX Complete Fat Bike. Borealis pairs a rigid carbon fiber fork and SRAM's one-by-eleven groupset to create a light, reliable, and versatile whip for the non-suspension fat bike traditionalists out there who still want all the benefits of carbon design. Your other bikes are going to get some time off this cold season.

The seatstay profiling on the Echo enables a degree of forgiving bump absorption, while the oversized chainstays keep the pedaling responsive when you stomp on the gas. Like the original Yampa, the Echo clears massive 4.8in tires on a 100mm wide rim. To achieve that degree of clearance, Borealis opts for a 197mm spaced rear hub, which is secured by a Maxle quick-release thru axle. The result is a dishless rear wheel, a surprisingly stiff rear end, and perfect drivetrain alignment with the 100mm threaded bottom bracket shell.

The design also provides enough clearance for a one-by or double drivetrain, regardless of your tire choice. Naturally, there's plenty of extra clearance for mud, snow, or anything else you're likely to find yourself riding through. The head tube is tapered, which takes advantage of the incredible stiffness provided by Borealis' rigid carbon fork. The frame's finished with a bike-packing loadout of three bottle cage mounts to keep you hydrated for long hours in the saddle and, at 1,370 grams for a medium frame, it’s far lighter than it appears.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Fork:
Borealis carbon fiber
Headset:
Cane Creek 40
Shifters:
SRAM GX 11-speed
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM GX 1x11spd
Crankset:
30 t Race Face Ride
Cassette:
10 - 42 t SRAM GX 1x11spd
Chain:
KMC X11
Brakeset:
SRAM DB5
Brake Type:
disc
Rotors:
160 / 160 mm SRAM Centerline
Handlebar:
Race Face Evolve 31.8x720mm
Handlebar Width:
720 mm
Grips:
Lizard Skins 494
Stem:
Race Face Evolve
Stem Length:
70 mm
Saddle:
Ergon SME30 EVO
Seatpost:
Race Face Evolve
Wheelset:
Turnagain FR80
Hubs:
Borealis
Front Axle:
15 x 150mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 197mm thru-axle
Tires:
Surly Husker Du
Tire Size:
26 x 4.0 in
Recommended Use:
snow and sand
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

sizing chart

Echo size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Borealis

Geometry Chart

 

Echo
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

S 15.0in 23.2in 4.1in 69.8o 73.0o 2.4in 18.1in
M 17.0in 24.0in 4.7in 69.8o 73.0o 2.4in 18.1in
L 19.1in 24.7in 5.3in 69.8o 73.0o 2.4in 18.1in
XL 21.0in 25.6in 5.9in 69.8o 73.0o 2.4in 18.1in

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Borealis Echo

    I live in Northern MN, I just went for another 3 hour bike ride in 4-6 inches of snow and had a great time. Bike geometry is great. Steering is great! body position is good for me. I am really happy with this bike. It is my second Fat bike. I have done several races with it and I felt confident and I did not fall. So, life is good.