Ultralight Borealis Fat Bike Put Through Hell, Comes Out Shining

Riders rip on the Borealis Yampa in Moab, Utah

I spent 13 long, cold hours on the Yampa last month at the Actif Epica bike race. The extra-wide tires floated through inches of snow, without feeling sluggish. On hard packed snow, I was able to cruise quickly and comfortably. Even with flat pedals and heavy boots, the lightness of this bike made me feel as fast as I do on endurance mountain bike races. —Amy Oberbroeckling

Riders test the Borealis Yampa in Moab

I had the chance to ride the Yampa on singletrack at the Outerbike event in Moab, Utah, and I really enjoyed the performance of the rigid frame and fork on moderate, buffed-out trails. The bike railed around corners and plastered smiles on the faces of several riders who tested a couple configurations of the Yampa. —Sean McCoy

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Sean McCoy is the Editorial Director of GearJunkie, and 5+ other All Gear websites.

He has been writing about hunting, fishing, trail running, camping, skiing, and more for 15+ years.

Prior to GearJunkie, he was the chief photographer for the Virgin Islands Daily News and former Editor In Chief for GearJunkie. Based in Denver, Colorado, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.