Purchased the HED aluminum wheelset to upgrade an older bike that didn’t have tubeless compatible rims, the design of the rims made mounting and inflating tires easy (this is only the second time I’ve set up tubeless tires and it went much better with these wheels) I don’t know how much rotating weight was saved by going to these lighter wheels and eliminating the tubes but it definitely feels better and takes a few less pedal strokes to get up to speed. I’m very happy with improvement
Way more comfortable than the old standard saddle that Borealis used to put on their bikes. Plenty of cushion, nice shape (at least for MY butt, my gf thinks it’s not wide enough but she has wider hip bones).
great service, delivered really fast and the bike is great...cant wait till it snows...bring on the groomed single track!
I purchased a Flume bicycle in 2021 during Covid when there was very few bicycles available. I never had a Borealis bicycle, but I’ve heard a lot of positive things about them, so I figured it was a safe bet to pull the trigger on. Man, I’m really pleased that I did. This is quite the ride. The gearing on this bicycle is absolutely phenomenal. You can pretty much climb any hill out there with this bad boy.
Aside from being very stylish, it’s also a very comfortable ride as well. I love the 5 inch tires. I for the life of me cannot figure out why anybody has suspension on one of these bicycles lol, it certainly doesn’t need it (I’m a recreational rider, with hard core MTB, front suspension is a good idea) If you’re thinking about purchasing one, I suggest you go for it. You definitely won’t be sorry.
Was thinking of upgrading my old, heavy fat bike and found a Crestone Demo on the Borealis website. So, I called and spoke with David, who was super friendly and helpful and gave me lots of details about the bike itself and the demo purchase process. He even went out to physically check on the two bikes I was interested in, and called me back 10 mins later with details about their exact condition (near perfect!).
So, I placed my order online around lunchtime on a Friday, and my bike shipped that evening and arrived by the following Tuesday!! I assembled it in about an hour using only the free multi-tool they provided, then was able to dial-in the fit and tuning during a short ride around my house.
The bike itself (Crestone) is exactly as described, and is clearly built with great attention to detail. It's as light as my short-travel XC race bike, but way more stable and with much better traction!
This particular demo bike was set up with tubes, and when I asked about going tubeless, David made sure to include valves and sealant at no extra charge. The free t-shirt and tote bag were a nice touch, too!
I'm totally impressed by both Borealis as a company and the quality of the bike.