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Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike
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Description: Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

Framed took the fat bike world by storm by building a price conscious fat bike with all the features of other bikes for half the price! For just under $900.00 the MN 2.0 offers everything you want in a fat bike ready to get you through trail and snow riding, beaches and bogs and even commuting or simple Sunday rides in the country.

The MN 2.0 starts with a 6061 alloy frame loaded up with SRAM X5 and X7 in a 2X9 drivetrain for easy shifting and performance in any riding conditions. Framed added AVID BB5 mechanical Disc brakes for smooth stopping power. Traction is brought to you by Framed's very own FRAMED Minnesota 4.0, 120 tpi folding bead tire with lightweight tubes. Riders agree; these have a perfect tread pattern to be a true 365 day tire. We round this out on our Aluminum alloy 80 mm 32 hole lightweight rims to reduce rolling weight and increase strength and performance. The MN 2.0 gives you everything you need in a cost effective package. Check the specs and compare to the competition!

To top it off Framed wanted to make a fatty that was as multi-purpose as possible, with the Framed Fattie Slims™ and Fattie Trail 29er wheel sets. Fattie Slims™wheel set" is a ready to ride 29er slick wheel set (w/rotors and cassette mounted). 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. This is also available in a trail style knobby 2.1" tire for single track and trail conditions.

Key Features of Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike:
Frame: FRAMED Exclusive Oversized 6061 Aluminum Alloy frame. Integrated Headset, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Cage Braze-ons, Sealed 100mm Bottom Bracket. 16" 18" 20" Please see sizing chart for direction on proper sizing
Fork: FRAMED 6061 Aluminum Alloy; oversized straight blade, disc mount Fits wheels from 26" x 4.8" to 29" x 2" (135mm QR axle)
Headset: Neco Headset 1 1/8"
Gear: 2X9, Front 28/38t Rear 11-34
Crankset: Truvativ 28/38t, 175mm alloy cranks with Square taper fully-replaceable, durable heat-treated steel chainrings
Bottom Bracket: Neco 100mm Sealed
Cassette: Sram 9 Speed Cassette 11-34t, All steel cassette
Shifters: Sram X5, 2 speed front, 9 speed rear, Trigger Shifters
Front Derailleur: Sram X7 Front Derailleur; Smooth Shifting X-Glide Drive
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X5 is for trail enthusiasts the world over. 1:1 Actuation is superior by design.
Chain: KMC X9 Stretch-resistant ECO- ProteQ for superior rust resistance
Brakes: Avid BB5 mechanical disc, Inboard Knob Pad Adjustment, G2 CleanSweep 160mm rotors,Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5; Aluminum, Reversible, Flat Rate Pull Reach Adjustment, Qwik-Adjust Barrel Adjuster
Handlebar: FRAMED Lightweight Aluminum Alloy 710mm
Grips: FRAMED lightweight low profile lock on
Bar Stem: FRAMED Aluminum Alloy 100mm Threadless 6 degree rise, 4 bolt
Saddle: Velo Plush saddle, designed for performance rides with comfort
Seat Clamp: Promax Seatpost Clamp MX-86 35mm 8NM
Seat Post: FRAMED Lightweight Aluminum Alloy 400mm X 30.9mm
Front Hub: Quando 14GA X 32 H Alloy 135mm, Quick Release Axle
Rear Hub: Quando 14GA X 32 H Alloy 170mm, Quick Release Axle
Rims: FRAMED Aluminum Alloy Single Wall Rim, 80mm wide, 32h, Weight Reducing Cut Outs, Double pinned for weight savings/max strength
Spokes: 14Ga. Stainless Steel with Brass Nipple
Tires: FRAMED Minnesota Fat Tire 26" x 4" 120 TPI Folding All weather tread ultralite casting
Tubes: Innova 0.8MM Lightweight Tubes
Pedals: Wellgo B223BN Dense Composite plastic trail pedals
Weight: 34 lbs 4oz: Framed bases the weight of their MN 2.0 bikes on an average 18" Frame. The exact weight may vary slightly from what is posted.

Fat Bike Geometry Specs
Every Framed Fat Bike frame comes with a (3) year warranty. All components have a (1) 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.

Minnesota 2.0

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.

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Pretty solid bike
First off, I live in Alaska and the bike was delivered to my front door 2.5 days after I pressed the order button online. WOW!

Now for the good stuff. I've put this bike to the test the last week and a half and am generally pleased with it's performance. It's weight is right in line with most $1800+ bikes, something I was impressed with due to it's low price. As for size, I'm 5'8" and the 16" small fits me like a glove. With it's short top tube it make rounding sharp turns on some single tracks a breeze. The only issue I have with it's shortness Is that the front of my foot will rub against the front tire when I turn if I don’t have my feet placed properly on the pedals. I don’t usually ride with clip-ins, but I’m thinking about investing in a pair to keep my feet in proper place on this bike.

The first ride I did with the bike was a 26 mile trip. The ride started with a 2000 foot climb up a mountain pass on a wide and very well maintained dirt/rock trail. On this kind of terrain, the tires and performed great. The big negative was that the lower gear chain ring has too many teeth (or is too “big”) for steep or extended climbs. I’ve done this trip before on friends’ fat tires and 29ers without too much difficulty, but the Minnesota 2.0 was HARD on my legs with such a large chain ring. That’s the first thing I’m going to upgrade…
The rest of the trip was mostly downhill, about 4500 feet of downhill. Over the dirt/rock terrain this bike kills it. Its ability to quickly weave between rocks was stellar, very much like riding a 26’er, and the tires were great. Some of the trail was extremely muddy and again, not too much issue with the tires. It’s hard to tell though because just about any tire loses traction when bombing downhill through a giant patch of mud.

We had our first snow here three days ago. I took my bike out at night when there was an icy crust layer on top of the snow and it rode great. This was mostly on flat terrain, but it felt like riding over pavement. I can’t wait to ride this thing through powder! The next day I rode some of the single tracks in town (Kincaid park in Anchorage). Most of the trails were snow packed by the time I got there, so it made for good riding. In general, the bike was sweet. Riding in the snow is like driving in the snow, you need to ride with a little more caution. But not nearly as much caution is needed on a fat bike and the 2.0 handled it well. It didn’t feel much different from the dirt/rock terrain EXCEPT on some of the climbs. On a steep climb, the tires were so-so. They definitely slipped out a few times while all my friends on Surly tires rolled up the hills no problem. I hope upgrading the chain ring will help with this issue because if I stood up in order to stomp down my pedals for extra power on a steep climb they would inevitably spin out when riding up snow. But I only think it will help a little bit, it won’t fix the issue entirely. My next investment would probably be in a new set of tires, but I need to test the current ones out a couple more times before I jump to that conclusion. After all, I’ve only ridden it ONCE in the snow so don’t consider this a final review.

All in all, this bike is amazing considering the price. It’s a good weight, a great frame design, and the components (minus the chain ring) are satisfying. The tires are still in the air for me but chances are I’ll want to upgrade the tires to something that’s stood the test of time. Don’t quote me on that though. Happy riding!

October 23, 2014
Anchorage, AK, US
Age: 15-24
over 2 years ago
Great bike, crappy tires...
I have a 2014, and overall I have to say it is a good bike. That said, understand that you're going to have to spend $250-300 on new tires because the Vee Missions that came stock on the 2014 are that bad. They're so bad, I don't know how they weren't recalled. I would never buy a tire made by Vee in my life as a result of this experience. It made me almost sell my 2.0 the day I bought it.

The rest of the spec is good for the price. I wish it had a tapered head tube to allow the addition of a Bluto in the future.

Staff Reply:
The Vee Mission is a solid all-around tire that has been used and is still used by many major Fat Bike Brands. However, we understand your frustration and have been working with Framed to offer a more versatile tire upgrade. As such the 2015 Framed Fat Bikes will no longer have the Vee Missions tires. The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 bikes now feature the Framed Minnesota 26"x4" tire. We're really excited about the Minnesota tire as it accomplishes what we wanted...a 365 tire for the fat biker that only wants/has one set. For owners of the 2014 Framed Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0, we'll be offering an exclusive deal to upgrade your Missions to the Minnesota tires. These tires will be in stock for aftermarket sales on 12/01/2014
October 20, 2014
Saratoga Springs, NY, US
Age: 25-44
Perfect Bike for Me
I received my 2015 Minnesota 2.0 in early October. I use it for commuting and trail riding. The extra wheel set is great. I have one bike where I would otherwise need two to get me from October to April in northern Minnesota. The wheels change out in under 5 minutes. The gearing goes low to allow any hill or snow depth to be tackled and high enough to get me to work in an average 12 mph with the fatties on. I never would have spent $1500 on fat tire bike. But $900 for a bike that is so versatile is spot on.
January 24, 2015
Grand Rapids, MN, US
Age: 45-64
Good Bike
The 2.0 was my entry into the fatbike world.It's been on over 90% of the rides since I got it in May. Expected it to be an alternate bike but it quickly became my primary ride. Performs very well on tight singletrack. The only hangup (literally) is that a lot of New England singletrack was developed when handlebars were 18" wide. These bars are pushing 30". That being said, the bars are great when railing a berm at speed. Even the Vee Rubber tires, not the greatest, had their moments. The self steer was sometimes an advantage to lock onto a sweeper. I've had the bike on 50+mile railtrail rides and with 10 PSI it rolled with ease. The fork is a mite flexi but but really not bad. I've enjoyed this bike so much that
I sold it...and just ordered the 3.0. you won't regret purchasing the 2.0. A good bike and a good deal.
October 27, 2014
Everything everyone said it was and more
This bike is great!

Been riding for 10 days and this bike is perfect for me... after doing a lot of research I was ready to buy online and found through -- living in Minnesota I was able to go to the warehouse and test road a few of the bikes... at 6" I could have gone with the 18 or the 20, but really loved the feel of the 20 and couldn't be happier.

I have had this bike out almost every day since picking it up and what a blast... trails are most flat and partly plowed, and the bike gives you great stability and confidence to ride hard. Note - this is a fat bike and riding really fast is not going to happen, but this bike can corner and the wide tires give great traction..

On single track this bike is great fun! in 3-4 inches of fluffy snow still is great, but note on heavy 3-6 inches crusty snow you will have to work hard and deeper tread would be welcome as I did get slippage.. but that was expected.

Biggest surprise for me was the SRAM shifters - I love the 1 thumb shifting - wearing big mitts is not a problem!...
The disc brakes are also great - very responsive and no problems in the cold weather - several rides at -5F and no issues...

Great bike, Great fun - need I say more?
January 11, 2015
Minnetonka, MN, US
Age: 45-64
Made for a Great Winter
The bike got me out of the house last year during the worst recorded Winter ever. I rode down to zero with proper clothing, which included a ski helmet, face mask and ski goggles. Helped me lose 20 pounds and kept me active in the snow and the cold.

The bike is solid, with good components for the price. Handling is good and the fat tires are great in most snow conditions.

After Winter, I put on the 29s and have ridden the bike a great deal this past Summer and Fall. It's comfortable and absorbs shock and bumps well.
October 21, 2014
Eagle River, WI, US
Age: 45-64
More fun than skinny dipping!
Just a brief note before heading to work to let you know what I think of My New Bike (silver and red 18 inch Framed 2.0). I'd of posted sooner, but when I got home last night the first thing I had to do was tear open the boxes and put the new fattie together. Then, I had to take it for a spin. One thing led to another and pretty soon it was almost dark. So back home for a bite of supper before bed. 0330 comes pretty early in the morning on a work day. I'm a sixty something old fat guy who's been mostly road biking since I was in knee pants, and this is the most fun I've on two wheels since that time back in college where a bunch of us decided to go coed skinny dipping by jumping our bikes buckass naked off the top of the local stone quarry. Hey, it was the sixties! I've got to hand it to you at Framed, the 2.0 is a great value in a fat bike. You come in hundreds less than the popular competition and yet there isn't anything out of the box that needs to be replaced right away or that seems like a throw away to meet a price point. Yeah there are more expensive bikes and components out there, but they're just that, more expensive, and from what I've seen your nearest competitors don't offer any better fit, finish or component level. The upscale crowd should be very upset over what they've paid for their bikes! The quality of the frame definitely justifies upgrading later down the road if a person's interests are in that direction. Did I mention fun? (I repeat myself as I grow older). I really thought about a sick day today when the alarm clock went off. Great fun and I know I'm going for a long ride after work again tonight. In fact, my whole weekend just planned itself and I've got a whole summer of single track I want to take the 2.0 on. I'm not sure when I'm going to find the time to try out the spare wheelset, but thanks very much for including it. Maybe I'll put them on for the ride to town to avoid any temptation for the townies to steal my outrageous fat tires and rims. Rough crowd up here in NW Montana. I've already had people stopping their trucks and asking me all about it, or giving me the thumbs up as they drive slowly by, everybody's been commenting on those awesome skins. Definitely going to have to lock this baby up at the store! Got to fly now, but didn't want to wait any longer to let you all know how happy I am with my new bike. It's just like finding that first one under the Christmas tree over 50 years ago! You should sell a bazillion of these. Any plans for a 3.0?
May 29, 2014
over 2 years ago
Great fatbike value
I bought a 2015 in October 2014. I am using it as my winter commuter (about 75 miles per week). I have ridden in rain, mud, slush, rutted ice, and snow and it has been perfect. I'm at about 1,000 miles by now (about 100 of those on dirt trails) and have had zero issues. Oiled the chain every week and wiped off the frame, wheels and rotors from time to time and that's been about it. I'm not sure what I'm missing by going with a budget fatbike but I must not need it. I'm already dreading the thought of putting it away when spring comes.
January 29, 2015
Sioux Falls, SD, US
Age: 45-64
Nice intro bike with great price & good components
If you want to explore the fat bike movement, this is a good place to start. It will cost you more like $1000 by the time your LBS puts it together (a requirement of the warranty), but still a bargain. Surprisingly light, with quality components. Don't worry about the mechanical disc brakes, they work just fine!
Missing star is b/c mine was mis-aligned at the front brake bracket on the fork. House promptly sent a new fork with the same problem. My LBS had to do some clever modification to get the brake to line up. Once done, though, really fun to ride. It climbs over anything!
October 22, 2014
North Haven, CT, US
Age: 45-64
Happy with my Minnesota 2.0 - 2015
Received the bike a few weeks ago. Assembled it myself in about 15 minutes. Rode to work (7 miles) the first day on the fat tires. I loved the ride. That night I quickly switched over to the slims and rode those the next day. My commute averaged 12 mph on the fat tires and 14 on the slims. Can't complain about either one. I would not have bought a fat tire bike for $1600, but this bike for $900 is fantastic. I'm telling all of my friends about it.
October 22, 2014
Grand Rapids, MN, US
Age: 45-64
over 2 years ago

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Why did you choose this? Store
The price and detail are a great deal
Thomas H on Sep 23, 2016
reviews and cost... logical choice for a beginner bike.
Bobbi G on Aug 19, 2016
The price and detail are a great deal
Thomas H on Sep 23, 2016
Mainly because of the reviews. Seemed like a quality bike at a reasonable price.
Daniel B on Sep 5, 2016
reviews and cost... logical choice for a beginner bike.
Bobbi G on Aug 19, 2016
Online research, overall value with free additional tire set made it the best option.
Rick T on Jul 23, 2016
I was looking for an entry level fat bike that didn't break the bank. Another consideration was the rack mounts on the frame which were also hard to find on other models. I will be using this for commuting, so will add a fat rack to carry my gear. I was also pleasantly surprised by the color options. I wanted a black / green color combo and that was available in this model.
Michael H on May 19, 2016
Great reviews from multiple websites, personal recommendations from friends who run bike shops in Upper Michigan as well as really good components at this price point.
Joel K on May 1, 2016
I've been wanting a Fat Bike ever since I first saw one and the House had the best bang for the buck!!!!
Daniel B on Mar 21, 2016
Britt, my husband purchased a black and green to ride on beach.
PAUL B S on Mar 20, 2016
I was looking to get into the fat bike craze and reviews indicated this was a good value.
Daniel J on Mar 15, 2016
This bike was very highly reviewed by customers and on other bike web sites for its value and performance.
Daniel B on Feb 18, 2016
Looks like the right price for what I have been searching for.
Jay R on Feb 9, 2016
like the bike
john j on Jan 30, 2016
Saw one for sale on Craigslist and did my homework. Couldn't pass up the savings
Donald P on Dec 17, 2015
I like this combination of red rims and white frame. It will look great on my 'o6 Ford Mustang, its white with red racing strips. So...why did you choose this fat tire all-weather, all-terrain, fun-time, cooler than awesome bike?
Simon R on Nov 8, 2015
I need a nice bike for winter in Binghamton
Gil C on Oct 1, 2015
I've been commuting to work year round in Wisconsin with the 2014 Minnesota 2.0........It's changed my life!
Mark L on Jul 27, 2015
I have been wanting a fat tire bike for a long time. I found this bike on a few web sites and thought I'd give it a try.
Daniel G on May 18, 2015
the Minnesota 2.0 is an awesome deal for a fat bike!
Michael C on May 7, 2015
riding on the beaches
Paul S on Apr 18, 2015
looks like it would fit my needs, seemed to get great reviews
scott f on Apr 11, 2015
Recommended by a friend.
Kevin B on Mar 5, 2015
I did a lot of on line and bike shop research prior to my purchase of the Framed Minnesota 2.0....have to say that in my opinion this bike is the best value at this price point, period.
Michael F on Jan 28, 2015
This is my first fat tire bike and the reviews were positive and I like the components package
Roy D on Dec 29, 2014
These bikes are very well built and are a lot of fun.
Wyoma D on Nov 5, 2014
I think it will be a quality bike for the price.
Denny D on Oct 15, 2014
I was able to test ride a Minneasota Fat bike and it was amazing. It is decently priced and looks spectacular!
Christine H on Sep 13, 2014
I've been considering a "Fat" bike for some time due to the weather in the area I live in. For the price, I had to pull the trigger.
Dean P on Aug 31, 2014
Seems like the best deal for the price.
Bryce H on Aug 21, 2014
Why not? Great price and awesome looking bike.
Jamie M on Aug 6, 2014
Good price, especially when you consider the extra wheel set. I would have liked to purchase from our local bike shop, but they did not have a 20in in stock and did not offer the extra wheel set (and also wanted more$ and then sales tax on top).
Howard S on Aug 4, 2014
Good price for a well-configured fat bike.
Peter S on Jul 23, 2014
Seems like a good value, and since winter feels like it's 3/4 of the year around here, I wanted something safe to ride to work through snow and ice. The additional wheel set is a nice touch. This will hopefully eliminate a summer commuter from my quiver, One bike for a year round commute was my goal, we will see how it goes.
Ryan D on Jul 22, 2014
I was shopping for a winter bike but not sure how much I would ride it. I found out about your bikes online and they sound like a good value and affordable enough for make to make the plunge!
James B on Jul 21, 2014
Good value when compared to other models.
Aaron D on Jul 21, 2014
I wanted to see what these fat tire bikes are all about and the price seemed reasonable.
Barney H on Jul 19, 2014
Reviews and pricing were good
Chris T on Jul 15, 2014
good price, nice specs and a good overall do it all bike with the free Fattie Slims wheelset
William H on Jul 15, 2014
Did my research on line and the forums at MTBR. Best built, outfitted, and accessorized fat bike at even double the asking price. Now that I've got it I'm even more impressed by its fit and finish and component level, and it's an absolute blast to ride! Just bought a 2.0 in black/white 16 inch for my wife.
STEPHEN Z on Jun 16, 2014
Bought the 2.0 in silver/red 18 inch and have been very impressed by overall quality, level of components and frame construction. Plus, it's an absolute blast to ride! My wife enjoyed riding mine so much she wanted one too. The extra fully-equipped wheelset is a great bonus, too.
STEPHEN Z on Jun 16, 2014
Seems like the best bang for the buck
Daniel G on Jun 7, 2014
Price was less than most of the fat tire bikes I have seen. Knowing that I will not be to crazy on it means a lesser specified equipment bike would handle the small abuse I would throw at it.
Timothy A D on Jun 1, 2014
The value for the components and styling.
John K on May 28, 2014
I had a chance to test ride salsa $5300 fat tire bike. It spoiled me. I was not willing to pay the price. Looked around on the net and found the Minn. 2.0; looks awesome. Can't wait to ride it!
Fred W on May 12, 2014
Wanted a fat bike at a more affordable price
Paul C on May 12, 2014
Live in Colorado and will use in snow.
Douglas Gary C on May 4, 2014
The cost effective value of the product! Great pricing! High quality components. Good user/purchaser product reviews. I have an existing 8-speed 26x4.5" fat bike intended for beach sand. I love my existing bike, but I want to use this Framed Minnesota 2.0 fat bike to expand my horizons and get into some fat bike mountain climbing and snow trail riding. I am now looking forward to receiving delivery of the product.
PHILIP O on May 3, 2014
Price, specs, and frame geometry.
Mark O on Apr 28, 2014
I like it, and i liked the color... I wish they had a bigger size, but i havbe another 20in frame and its good so i know it will work... plus this winter was brutal, and i want to be prepared.
Scott B on Apr 26, 2014
I live in the woods. I experience all seasons.
Mat M on Apr 25, 2014
Good specs and value
Jose B on Apr 20, 2014
Mainly because of the reviews. Seemed like a quality bike at a reasonable price.
Daniel B on Sep 5, 2016
Online research, overall value with free additional tire set made it the best option.
Rick T on Jul 23, 2016
What is the stand over height of the 16 inch frame?
Jim M on Dec 8, 2013
What are the specs on the Fattie Slims? Any idea how wide the rim is? I'd like to try Surly Knard 29+ on them. thanks!
A shopper on Jan 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Fattie slim wheels have a standard width of 32mm.
I know the tires that come with the bike are 4" wide. What is the maximum tire width that can be run with the Minnesota 2.0 frame?
Rob D on Jan 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Back 4.0, front 4.8
Is there a pannier rack that will fit the 2.0?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Topek 29r Disk rack will fit this bike
If I live locally in the Twin Cities, can I come pick this up to avoid shipping cost? Also, any assembly options for a local pick-up?
David S on Dec 9, 2013
You can absolutely come in and pick the bike up! We love having people at the shop! We'll put the bike together for you at no additional cost!
Hi...does the 2.0 have 170mm crank arms?
Hkubiak on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the 2.0 comes with 175 crank arms. The women's version of the 2.0 does come with 170 cranks.
Do these frames & forks have enough clearance for the really wide 26x4.8" (i.e., Lou, Bud) tires?
A shopper on Jan 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Minnesota 2.0 will fit a 4.8 in the front fork but not in the rear of the frame.
I'm 6' 4" is the 20" frame going to be too small for me?
Dan F. on Dec 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Framed MN 2.0 20" Should be a solid fit for you
The Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike looks like a great bike at a great price. I am thinking of ordering one, but I am wondering about the shorter top tube (About 3cm shorter than typical geometries). I am wondering how this would fit and ride? I am 5' 10.5" and looking at the 18" frame.
A shopper on Dec 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Great question.
I have not been luck enough to test out the bike but those here that have say that the shorter top tube actually positions the rider more over the front wheel...I think that says it best in their review of the Minnesota 2.0. Check it out at
Regarding your height, the 18" would be perfect.
is it possible to customize the colors? For example, could I order the Black and White bike with the orange rims instead of white?
A shopper on Jan 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sorry unfortunately you can not change up any of the colors
What type of suspension fork will this bike accept? Bluto RockShox ?
David T on Apr 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think Bluto is a tapered while this bike has a straight headtube. I believe this means that it can be done, but not without a special adapter that will bring the front of the bike up even higher. Bluto also uses a different hub standard, so the front wheel would have to be rebuilt around a different hub.

I'm hoping that additional fat suspension forks will come out that aren't tapered and take a standard QR axle. I do believe Bikes Direct is coming out with a similarly priced bike that will be more directly compatible with Bluto.
Hey, Can this bike be shipped to Canada? Cost? And what is the difference between the 2.0 version and 1.0 ?
A shopper on Jan 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes we can ship the Framed Minnesota to Canada. Please check out our Canadian shipping page at

The difference between the two bike is the 2.0 version comes with a double chainring crank, a front derailluer, and shifter.
Do either the 1.0 or 2.0 have eyelets on the frame and fork for mounting fenders?
J B on Jan 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Framed MN line does not have braze on's for fenders, but the Mud Shovel fender works better then all fenders and that is a strap on design
Do you ship to Canada?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
I am interested in buying bike. What level of assembly will it require?
Joe S on Dec 16, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Not sure, since they haven't shipped it to me yet. But, have gotten several bikes shipped and the assembly is not that bad. front wheel will need to be put on , handlebars, brakes and shifting will need adjusting too.
hello- On the Minnesota 2.0's are the orange and red rims powder-coated or anodized? THANKS!
neil w on Jan 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Framed Minnesota 2.0 rims are anodized.
Do you have any of these in stock for demo purposes or just to look at?
Kendall B. C on Dec 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You can come into the store and try any Framed MN. 2.0. Unfortunately we do not have demo bikes available to the public
What series aluminum 6061 frame material, T-6?
A shopper on Dec 19, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike is aircraft grade aluminum.
What is the size of the cranks?
charles P on Dec 6, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Crank Size on the Framed MN 2.0 is 170mm
Will this bike take 4.8 inch wide tires?
Wade G on Mar 1, 2014

I, coincidentally asked the same question before ordering my bike. I was told that the bike would not accommodate larger tires. When I received the bike, I checked the relationship of the tires to their surrounding structures. The front fork may be able to handle the extra width but the rear triangle will not.
I have taken the bike out in the snow and it rides well in snow that is a few inches deep with a solid base. I've attempted riding through deeper snow with little success, however I don't think that an extra half inch on the tire would make a difference in very deep snow. I can not comment on sand riding as I have not attempted to do so yet. I do plan to do a lot of beach riding when the weather permits.
Overall, I am very happy with this bike. It is a great value for the price and with the offer of a second set of tires for no extra charge it would be hard to beat.
My suggestion is, take the bike to your local bike shop and ask them what they think about the wider tire. You may be able to use a 4.8" tire on the front while keeping the 4" tire in the rear, though as stated above, I don't think that the extra half inch or so is going to make a big difference.
I hope that this helps!

Joe G
What are the rim widths (in mm) for the fattie rims and the 29" slim mountain bike rims offered as an extra?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Fattie slim wheels have a standard 32mm wide rim
How wide are the tires?/ is this bike good for rocky trails?
Jason L on Dec 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Tires are 26x4.0" wide. They grip really well! Rocky trails will be a breeze with this bike
Can I get an 18 in. in white and orange?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They have the silver and red one available in 18", so I don't see why not. I'd call the 1-800 number listed at the top of the website - the 18" not being listed here may just be an oversight that they'd gladly fix if they knew.
Will a child trailer (ex:Burley d'lite or solo) attach to the Minnesota 2.0? If yes, will the attachment point need to be modified?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: That's a great question. I am not 100% sure if the Framed Minnesota will except a child trailer, but from the looks of it and attaching 100's of trailers to other mountain bikes with close to the same frame drop out shape, i do believe it will be possible with out modification. I will have to get back to you on this one.
I wear 30" inseam......what frame size should I order?
Wilber H on Dec 20, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The best size in the Framed MN 2.0 for you would be a 16"
If shipping to Ontario, Canada what would shipping cost be?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2014

We are happy to ship Framed Fatbikes to Canada, and the shipping cost may vary depending on the shipping method you would choose. However it looks like $119.95 You can look at our Canadian Shipping page for more info.

I'm 5'8" with a positive Ape Index. My regular mountain bike frame is 15.5, but my hybrid is a 17. Do I go with a 16 or an 18?
Dan-o on Mar 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am 5'9.5" with 30 inseam and ape-like long arms. I purchased an 18 inch. While I love the bike, the top bar gets WAY too close to the vitals for comfort. If I were buying again, I would have gotten the 16 incher.

Are the decals removable?
A shopper on May 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not without damaging the clear finish that seems to be on top of the decals.
Can you get the bike with a taller bmxstyle handlebar?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am sure you can contact the House and ask them if they will install before shipping, but I kinda doubt it. I am guessing these come from manufacturer all prepped' for shipping. The house merely takes the box and sends, then it's up to you to take to LBS for basic assembly. That being said, if the bmx style handle bar you want will fit the stem or you can change the bits out, you could probably make it fit. Be aware this is a threadless fork and stem setup, which is pretty common on most newer bikes; I am not that familiar with BMX setups, but if nothing else, just change the handlebars for something you like, that should be easy enough. Just keep in mind you might have to change out the cables since they might end up being short.

I like it as is..I get killer looks on all the trails..
The 28/38 chainrings with a 34 biggest cog seem a little highly geared for a heavy bike on the hills around here. Can I replace the rings with a 22/32? What's the bolt pattern? Thanks!
gary j on Mar 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi Gary, the chainrings are definitely replacable. This summer I took the bike completely apart and took some pictures, including the crank arm with chainrings attached to it with 4 equally spaced bolts (quad pattern). I rode my bike to work this summer with some moderate hills. Never even had to use the smaller chainring. I used the road tires, by the way that came with is as an extra. It's an awesome bike.