Ahead of Interbike this year, Borealis has announced the release of two all-new models: the carbon Crestone and alloy Flume.
The new Crestone was constructed with a closed-mold to produce a bombproof carbon fiber frame. With new geometry and this new carbon construction, Borealis claims that the Crestone is built to handle aggressive riders better than ever before.
Ket stats, from Borealis:
- New Impact and Fatigue standards to match the demands of riders who might ride a Fat Bike more aggressively
- Totally new frame design developed to be more durable and thrilling to ride, while maintaining an aesthetic becoming of a high performance product
- Weighs in at 150 grams less than the Echo
- Available in two new colorways
- Advanced carbon molding with state of the art production
- Designed with reduced stand over height, top tube drops by one half inch
- Available with SRAM XO1 or XX1 components
Personally, I think the announcement of the Flume is exponentially more interesting than the Crestone. The Flume marks a distinct departure from Borealis’s previous boutique, carbon-only, high end component-only model. It’s a smart move, but it definitely alters the business model and brand identity for Borealis.
Besides the fact that the Flume will have an all-alloy frame, we know that it will come with SRAM GX components, and a Borealis carbon post, bar, and fork. Alternatively, customers will have the option to upgrade to a RockShox Bluto fork or a Lauf fork. Unfortunately, we have no pricing information at this time–stay tuned for more details from Interbike.
The Crestone and the Flume will both be available this fall.