Tuesday, September 1, 2015

#fatBike | Borealis Echo Single Speed by Christian P. Mannsfeld from Houston

Hi riders!
Today we have something really new, one of our followers is a fat bike rider! We love this bikes... maybe soon we will publish more posts about fat bikes, we are searching for brands interested in send us one to test, if you are one of these brands, send us an email to talk about fixedgearworld@thefixedgearworld.com

Well, our fat bike rider follower is Christian P. Mannsfeld, from Houston (USA), he loves to ride with his Borealis Echo Single Speed 29er plus, in fact, he has raced this specific bike at one of the three Folsom Prison races this year, and he rides it regularly in Auburn and Granite Bay California. On September 19th, he will be racing this bike at the Foolsgold 50 in Georgia, good luck Christian!

He raced a Borealis Yampa single-speed, rigid at the Sea Otter Classic earlier this year. Epic (Switzerland), Cape Epic (South Africa, where his teammate and Christian are the only team to ever finish that race on fat bikes), Folsom Prison three race series (took 5th), Tahoe 100, Downieville Classic Cross-country (took 2nd in Sport 45-54), and the Leadville 100.

Technical specifications

  • Frame: Borealis Echo
  • Fork: Rockshox Bluto
  • Rims and hubs: Nextie 29" 65mm carbon rims, with i9 hubs
  • Tires: Bontrager Chupacabra tires that he runs at 15psi
  • Gear: Single-speed with oval Raceface 32 chain-ring, and a 19-tooth cog in the back
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR
  • Weight: 22 lb (About 9 Kg)

Thanks Christian for your photos! We wish you the best in your next races! Pedal hard!!!

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