Borealis Bikes has announced today the release of the new Echo Fork. Designed to match their Echo trail/fat bike, the fork has specific dimensions that match the Rockshox Bluto that the frame was designed around.
Coming in at just 640 grams, and exceeding their strength standards, the fork seems to be the first carbon fork on the market that matches the Rockshox Bluto’s hub width and axle-to-crown length, as we thought would happen soon. This means it will work for a whole lot more bikes than just the Echo, being an easy swap in for bikes that were designed around the Bluto, or already have one installed. Using 150mm spacing and a Rockshox Maxle means there will be no end cap switching, it will plug right in for rigid use on these bikes.
Adam Miller, owner of Borealis told us “Fat bikes are all about versatility, and are used in so many different terrains by riders of all types. My goal is to create products that allow people to ride their fat bikes wherever and however they want. Many riders love their Bluto fork, but many also want a lightweight rigid fork option.”
The Echo Fork is shipping now for $499, and is available with blue or silver graphics. Axle to crown length is 490mm, which is the equivalent of a 100mm travel Bluto at sag, and offset is 51mm. Jump past the break to see the fork installed on the infamous Fixie Dave’s personal bike….