“The bike came today. I sure was happy. Toke it to a local bike shop and had them put it together.put some new pedals on it to . Then my wife and son headed for the trails. What a bike bike I got up hills I have always walk up. Then I let my wife and son try it out that was the last I saw it intell we when home. Thank you Love that bike!”
“I loved my echo on the slick rocks and dirt this fall and I love it even more (if possible) on the snow. I’ve had the best winter ever riding my new bike!
Thanks so much for building and designing the Borealis Echo :)”
“I recently purchased a Yampa directly from you via eBay and wanted to thank you for making such a fantastic product. I have ridden it in snow, on frozen lakes, hardpack, and snowmobile trails and it is awesome. What an outstanding bike. It was also the single best packed bike I have seen. Everything about the transaction and the product has been great. Thank you for work and best wishes on the future of your company. I am a completely satisfied customer, will recommend you gladly and would not hesitate to purchase again in the future.” -Clint Lovell
“I’m writing this review for 2 people as my friend & I, both became Echo owners in January of 2015. I generally shy away from writing a review, but in this case feel so strongly about this bike, that if it will help another rider choose an Echo, than there will be another truly satisfied Borealis customer.
About the bikes: Our Echo’s are spec’d out with the XX1 drivetrain & Bluto fork, with 45 North Dillinger tires. Borealis really chose the parts and components well for this build. No expense was spared or shortcuts made-fantastic. We also opted to upgrade the wheelset to the HED Big” Deal” Tubeless Carbon wheels. Money well spent!! Total bike weight-26.1lbs!!!
Now for the ride: Absolutely amazing!! Superb, Sweet, extremely well balanced & very responsive. It seems like there is nothing this bike cannot do. For my buddy who is an advanced level rider, it is as simple as this: “I throw this bike around on many different types of terrain and never feel as if it’s not enough bike”. As an intermediate-advanced level rider, I find that the Echo is so easy to run thru singletrack, technical and downhill sections of trails. In a knarly rock garden, it just stays on the line your are riding. Twisting high speed trails with bermed turns-no problem and on downhills, it sticks to wherever you steer it and because of Borealis’ carbon frame design, your not beaten up after the ride. This bike screams for an epic ride every time you take it out.
Sand & Snow, that’s right-almost forgot about them-2 of the main reasons to purchase a “fat”. I’d love to say that they are the best things about owning an Echo, but since everything about it is awesome, I’ll just have to say that they are just another 2 great ways to ride it. Steering is precise, and it feel like you are floating above anything you are riding.(we both have studs installed for the winter rides and they work great with these tires).
We demo’ed a bunch of other brand’s bikes(before and after we got our Echo’s) & to this day, still feel that the Echo is, by far the best bike either of us have ever owned!!!-An absolutely fantastic bike, that even if you have to choose to own 1 bike to do everything (just short of signing up for the next downhill race @ your local ski area), this would certainly be a great choice.”
Kudos to the guys @ Borealis for creating the Echo!
2 Northeast Echo owners
“Awesome experience! From my first contact with Scott to getting the bike and riding it!! Scott was very helpful and easy to work with in getting the right components and tires to the quick build up and shipping. Once I got the bike on the trail found out how nibble and what a climber it is. Geometry is spot on!! I think I need to Santa for the bluto for summer riding. Praying for a snowy winter!!” -Chris Heid
“These are SO much fun to ride! Not only that, Stephen and the Borealis team support the Alzheimer’s Association which is close to my heart. Thanks for being such a high quality bike and philanthropic company!!” -Laurel Gillund
“Love the bikes and the customer support. I damaged my fork in a crash, and the fine crew at Borealis promptly replaced it and even gave me a significant discount.” -Tony Newton
My son and I both had the Flume out tearing up the pastures, sand roads and snow. EXCELLENT! Real happy, great initial impressions. My wife and daughter are eyeballing the new ride. Might be back for another sooner than I planned!
“Awesome product, great guys to work with too. I’d recommend these bikes to anybody!” -Jamie McDevitt
“With much thanks to Flynn, rode the new Echo with Rock Shox fork and 3″ tires today. Frame geometry is absolutely spot-on. The thing turns likes it’s on rails. This was my first fat bike ride, but having raced and rode mountain bikes and MX forever, have a pretty good idea how a bike should handle. You guys have a winner. Always room for improvement tweaks, but I would make this my every-day bike in a heart-beat. Very fun.” -Brian Nickel
“Great bike, Adam was wonderful. Utube video was a great help.First real ride today. Amazing.. Like driving an Alfa after an F 250. Feels quicker than my Pivot 429sl. Gearing is perfect, no need for the 28 up front. Moved the seat back all the way, could use just a bit more space to spread out. Perhaps a longer stem” -Chuck
“I ordered a Flume directly from fatbike.com. Worked with the owner who walked me through everything and gave me a great deal. Upon receiving and assembling the bike, customer service was great! They readily helped me with all assembly issues and concerns. The final result is one of the best bikes I’ve owned. The Flume is awesome in the snow. Contacted the owner a little later about a set of HED rims and he swung me another good deal. I have only good things to say about this company, and am glad that I rolled the dice their way.” -Gary
“Just wanted to let you the bike arrived well packed, I took it to our local shop and they were in awe! I’ve ridden twice now and can tell you that the bike is super impressive, fun and responsive! I’d bet you will see more of your bikes in the Adirondacks.
Thank you and your team for a great bike.” -Jack
“Best! Bike! Ever! I looked online and read some articles about Borealis. So I called and spoke to Adam about the bikes and the company. Adam was incredibly helpful. He took the time to coach me on what to look for in a bike and helped me learn about the Borealis Brand.
I purchased the Flume NX from a dealer in Indiana. I took it out for the maiden voyage today. The bike is incredibly comfortable, it shifts well, and the tires are perfect for the trails. I love the component group on this bike (Sram NX), the geometry is spot on and most importantly, I really appreciate the engineering that went into this bike! No joke, I was able to improve my time on a regular trail that I ride by 40%!!
Thank you for all you do!” -Eric
“I just wanted to tell you how impressed I have been with everything. From helping me order the right bike, the packaging and of course the bike itself. I know that I just got it today, but everything has really been great!!! The swag bag with the card really put it over the top. You do not find many companies that go that far. Great Job!!! This is the kind of company that I would love to be involved with.” -Jim
“Purchased my bike yesterday! Amazing ride. I rode for two hours last night. You guys make an amazing bike. I’m probably going to buy a second one. ” -Chad
“We did the Catamount loop last weekend (first time for me with my fatty) and I was able to ride parts I’d never ridden before and had a ton more fun on the whole ride than I’ve ever had before. Can’t understand why everyone isn’t on one of these! ” -Ellen
“The bike climbs incredibly and my friends are astonished at how strong and improved I am as a rider. I credit the bike for most of this. I love how it bombs down hills. My friend was determined to catch me on a downhill last week and was amazed at how well my bike coasted and rolled as he pedaled furiously to catch up.
So, thank you, thank you, thank you for talking me into the more expensive all carbon option. No regrets, no buyer remorse.
I came home one night and told my wife I was in love. She thought this remark was aimed at her because she actually cooked dinner (a rare occurrence). She was understandably disappointed when I proclaimed my love for the fat bike. She is now proud of my improved riding. ” -Phil