|Recommended Use:||General, Commuter, Fat Tire, Mountain - Cross Country|
Description: Framed Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike
We're really excited to introduce the Minnesota 1.0, the new Fat Bike series from Framed Bikes. It's a fully-featured Fat Bike that solves two problems that face people wanting to get a Fat Bike...high price and lack of versatility.
The Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike is priced under $800 but it's not short on quality. The frameset is oversized 6061 alloy tubing. The drivetrain is SRAM commanding all 9 gears. Framed went with Avid BB5 brakes for reliable stopping power in all temperatures. It even comes stock with alloy pedals. The rims are Weinmann HL-80 Single Wall and drilled out for an excellent strength to weight ratio. The Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike also comes stock with the Vee Rubber Mission 60TPI Wire Bead tires. The geometry on the Minnesota 1.0 has a longer cockpit than the Minnesota 2.0 giving it a slightly more cross-country feel.
Now let's talk versatility. Framed Bikes developed the Fattie Slims wheel set packages to maximize use of the Minnesota Fat Bike series. The additional wheel set options (Pat.Pending) allow switching from a "fat setup" to an even lighter, even faster "29 Fattie Slims wheel set" with no tools or mechanical skills. We're so excited about the design and versatility of this wheel set package that for a limited time, we're more or less ($99) giving away a Fattie Slims wheel set with every Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0.
- Gears: 9 Speed
- Frame: 6061 Alloy
- Fork: 6061 Alloy
- Seat Clamp: Anodized or Painted Alloy QR
- Crankset: Truvativ 33T Chain Ring
- Bottom Bracket: 100mm Sealed
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Model X5
- Freewheel: SRAM 9 Speed 11/ 34T
- Chain: KMC Rust Treated
- Headset: Neco 1 1/8"
- Brakes: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc with 160mm Rotors
- Brake Levers: Avid BB5
- Shifters: SRAM Model X5 9 Speed Trigger Shift
- Grips: Locking Grips
- Stem: 100mm Threadless 6° Rise, 4 Bolt
- Handlebar: 710mm, 12° Sweep
- Saddle: Velo Plush (S2)
- Seat Post: 400mm x 30.9mm
- Pedals: Framed Alloy Pedals
- Front Hub: Quando 135mm Alloy Quick Release
- Rear Hub: Quando 170mm Alloy Quick Release
- Rims: Weinmann Single Wall Drilled Out
- Spokes: 14g
- Tires: Vee Rubber Mission 72TPI (wire bead)
- Tubes: Innova .8 mm Lightweight Tubes
- 9 Speed Bike
Every Framed Fat Bike frame comes with a (3) year warranty. All components have a 2 year warranty, tires are excluded. The warranty covers defects in materials and craftsmanship, including manufacturing defects. The warranty does not cover any damages or defects caused by abuse, accidents or other incidents that are not the result of normal use of the product. See manufacturer warranty for more information. Warranty is valid for original purchaser only.
NOTE: All bikes are sold and delivered partially assembled. Final assembly should be done by a certified bike technician. Failure to have the bike assembled by a certified bike technician may void the warranty and could result in damage and/or injury if not assembled correctly.
- horrible front tire - the Vee Rubber Mission has a strange grabby feeling and when ridden on solid terrain, you have to fight the bars to steer it up to a certain point and then it wants to steer too far. google the Vee Rubber Mission. Solution: replace the front, and keep it as a spare for the rear, but tires are expensive.
- paint is not powdercoat - it chips, scratches and rubs VERY easily
- BB/crank interface is the old style square taper style. there's a reason those hardly exist anymore - they wear and get sloppy
- my build had a sloppy star nut insertion - not a big deal, but not great attention to detail by the builder.
I ride relatively steep terrain, so will run a shorter stem, better pedals, smaller front chainring, and larger brake rotors, but these are personal preference, and to be expected.
Overall, this is a great starter fat bike. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but at this price, I can afford to take a chance. I'm happy, and I'd recommend it. Consider next model up as well if your budget allows.
The bike itself is definitely not what I'd call 'high quality', but it's certainly much better than anything you'd get at w-mart. After riding it for 6 months, I can say I would definitely buy it again.
When riding, this is just as fun. The brakes were surprisingly good. I am 300 lbs and this bike stops right now when you want it to. The tires are heavy, but work really well in all the snow I took it in, packed or not too deep. Very impressed.
The bike took some time to set up and get everything adjusted just right, but that was part of the fun. The drivetrain is super solid, if not flashy. Overall, I got way more value than I even expected.
I live in Texas so I don't ride it in snow, but where I live they have bike trail everywhere. Some easy trails thru the woods and some harder bike trails will man made hills, jumps and big drops. The MN 1.0 handles it with ease.
I went the first time to the trails and everyone was checking out the bike and asking about it. There was a 20ft drop with a jump on the other side . I could see everyone waiting for me to wreck, but we're amazed when the bike did it and made it look effortless.
Great bike and Fat Bikes are not just for snow! You can find a lot more info about Framed bikes on Facebook!
4 months ago
The chainwheel needs no modification and the brakes could be removed. Beyond that you need to find a qualified mechanic with single speed experience and see if a single gear replacement is available for the freewheel keeping in mind that the rear hub is wider than most mountain bikes.
Also, I a certain you would be voiding any warrantee from Framed or The House with these modifications.
Bottom line: These modifications are theoretically possible, but I would not recommend them and think they would probably ruin an already simple, well thought out design.
You can absolutely pick one up locally. We are located in Little Canada (North Edge of St. Paul). If you check out our showroom... we have had examples of each Framed bikes available to demo. they can also build one for you. 1 (800) 409-7669. http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/general-helpdesk/contact-us-opening-hours/
Some tires use thick thread, some use thin thread for the fabric. With thin thread, there are more threads per inch ("TPI") and this number is often considered an important indication of tire performance.
The higher the TPI number, the thinner and more flexible the tire fabric is. Thin-wall (high TPI) tires tend to be lighter and have lower rolling resistance, but they're more easily damaged by road hazards.
You can pick up at the shop. However I would advise that you contact the Bike Shop directly by calling 651-482-9995 and asking for Mark or Shane. Thus checking to ensure that they have your size and color built up. This way you ensure that it's set when you come in - otherwise we cannot guarantee a pickup time.
The max weight we have tested the Minnesota series bike is 250lbs.
We are currently out of the Minnesota 1.0's in every size except 19". We will be receiving Minnesota 2.0 and Minnesota 3.0's in the smaller sizes soon if you want to grab one of those.
What are the changes for 2015?
Also, if I order now - will I receive a 2014 or 2015 model?
If you are ordering the Minnesota 1.0 right now you will receive the 2014.
The Framed Minnesota 1.0 does not come tubeless but we usually have a bunch of stock tubes on hand.
Here's the link to the tube if you want to get some spares with your bike.
ME AND I MORE QUESTION WOULD YOU SLIMS WHEEL SET IN SAME BOX .ONE MORE QUESTION I DON;T NEED FREE GIFT CAN IT BE
USED IN POSSABLY SHIPPING COST TO HAWAII ? THANKS
Sure. We love to ship to Canada. Framed bikes are fine, but there are some companies we cannot ship internationally. For more information and shipping info, take a look at our Canadian shipping page.
Canada Help Page: http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/canadian-shipping/
This Minnesota 1.0 Fat bike will weight right around 35 pounds.
We do ship to Australia, and Framed bikes are a company we are able to ship internationally. To figure out the cost... check- out our Australian Shipping Help Page here: http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/australian-shipping/ For specific help, contact our Customer Service people here: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am curious to know, what are the widest tires that can be fitted to the Framed 1.0 without any modifications to the frame, rims, etc.? Based on the minimal clearance of the VeeRubber Mission tires that came with the bike, I would suspect that there isn't too much room on the rear for a BFL or Specialized Ground Control 26" x 4.6", but I think there would be plenty of room to accomodate something wider up front. I am mostly curious for the sake of fitting either a Bud/Lou combo in the 26" x 4.8" or the VeeRubber Snowshoe 26" x 4.7" for winter. I know that the sizes don't necessarily correlate to actual width in all cases, and given the cost of these tires, I just want to be sure before I dole out a couple hundred bucks for them! Thanks!
Bringing it to a shop is the best idea.
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If yes at what cost?