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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.

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Warranty
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.


4.6 / 5.0
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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!

-DG
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October 23, 2014
Anchorage, AK, US
Age: 15-24
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Intermediate
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
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October 20, 2014
Saratoga Springs, NY, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Advanced
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.
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October 27, 2014
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.
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January 24, 2015
Grand Rapids, MN, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
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 thehouse.com through activejunky.com -- 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?
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January 11, 2015
Minnetonka, MN, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Advanced
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.
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October 21, 2014
Eagle River, WI, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
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?
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May 29, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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!
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October 22, 2014
North Haven, CT, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
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.
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October 22, 2014
Grand Rapids, MN, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Advanced
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.
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January 29, 2015
Sioux Falls, SD, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
Reasonably Priced Fatbike
GEOMETRY
First off I'd like to give a couple missing specs
standover (to center of toptube) 31 inches
bottom bracket height 13 inches
fork offset 4.5 cm (seems like the spec sheet has a typo)

I found the bottom bracket to be a bit higher than I'm used to making me feel like I'm on the bike rather than in it when the seat is adjusted for optimal pedaling. It also makes it a little more of a hassle to mount the bike in deep snow. The flipside of course is increased clearance which I do appreciate. On a related note, I wish the standover was a bit lower to help make unplanned dismounts less hazardous especially when your feet might sink into the snow. Those looking for more standover might consider the motobocane boris, nashbar's fatbike, or the motobocane fantom.

I do not consider the effective top tube to be short, in fact it is almost the same as my previous trek hardtail 18 inch frame. I think the weird thing is that the top tube doesn't get much larger for the larger sizes.

The 16 inch frame has a LOT of mechanical trail compared to other fatbikes (larger frames will be different since they have a steeper headtube angle). My fork having more offset than listed in the spec sheet makes this less dramatic, but it is still more than most other mountain bikes. I've found that this translates to slow (as in not twitchy) steering which I think is a good thing for riding on snow, but I might not appreciate it as much for riding on dirt. The tires also self steer dramatically at low pressures on pavement (if you lean or turn to the left, the bike will pull hard to the left). This makes the bike very difficult to ride no handed if you care about that, but I've found it isn't really a big deal if both hands are on the bars and you're ready for it. It isn't noticeable at all on snow. Not sure how much of this is inherent to low pressure tires and how much is related to the tire shape and increased mechanical trail
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February 22, 2014
Convinced me I love cycling and made me feel like a kid again.
The nutshell is a lightweight easy to ride bike that rides with the comfort of a lazyboy recliner and is a real head turner for looks. I could almost swear this was a time machine with beautiful fat tires.I felt like a kid again. Pure Joy.
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May 4, 2014
Very Impressive Fatty
I've ridden Surly Pugsley, Moonlander and Salsa Mukluk. You never know what kind of components/material to expect until you see them first. I was truly impressed. I originally purchased the Fantom FB4 but could not pass up the free slick wheels. No other bike manufacturer has this feature
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February 18, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Love the Bike and you will Too!
Love the bike! Had it out of the bike and riding within 30 mins. Keep in mind you need to to make tweaks to the bike. Adjust the brakes which is easy and I greased the bottom bracket to prevent noise. You will need to adjust the position of the brakes and levers on the handlebars but you can do once you ride it. Overall the bike is light and fast and really handles the trails.
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October 20, 2014
PA, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Advanced
Phenomenal fat bike for the price!
Bought the 2015 white/red version. I've ridden it about 50 miles on technical single track and rolling XC terrain to date. It absolutely shines on the XC courses and it does pretty well on technical single track. A Bluto would make the single track difference and upgrading the X5 rear derailleur would crisp up the shifting. The Avid BB5 disc brakes are adequate for this price point. If you're looking for a fun XC trail or snow bike at an affordable price, the 2.0 is the ticket! I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
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October 13, 2014
Alden, NY, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Advanced
Fun Bike, Not perfect
I have been riding my Min. 2.0 for about 6 months now and overall I am happy with it.
Not sure if it's to do with a shorter top tube or steeper head angle, but the bike is very twitchy and handles "funny". Once you start into a turn, the bike really wants to bring it's self back to centre (straight) which makes for an odd ride.
The few times I have ridden it in the snow I thought it handled very well, and climbed nicely.

For the price I got an extra set of 29'ers that I run slicks on for most of my commuting, which makes it a really good deal.
If I had more money to spend I would definitely go with a Surly (test rode one) or another brand.

Staff Reply:
Dave, we've found the Vee Missions to have some 'self steer' issues at a low PSI on hard surfaces. This could be what's causing the 'twitchy' feel. The Mission is a great tire that's still used by a lot of big 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 Mission tires. It now features the 120TPI Framed Minnesota 26"x4" tire. We're really excited about the Minn tire as it provides the the year round tire for the rider that has or wants only one set. For owners of the 2014 Framed 1.0 and 2.0, we'll be offering an exclusive deal to upgrade your Missions to Minnesota. These tires will be in stock for aftermarket sales on 12/01/2014
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October 21, 2014
Calgary, AB, CA
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Advanced
A Pavement Perspective
This is a fantastic value and great gateway to the world of fat bikes! Lots of opportunity for future upgrades. You will get a lot of reviews about snow, dirt, and sand, but I thought I would write from a (sub)urban viewpoint. Since I just got the bike a couple of weeks ago, I have not gotten out to a suitable trail, but I have commuted to work. The bike handles great, with none of the strange feeling or self-steering I hear so much about. I even have the tires pumped up to almost 30 psi with no fear of blowing the tire off the rim, but then again I'm not taking 20 foot drops. I also got the Fattie Slims wheel set which [almost] gives me a reason to sell my road bike. I will definitely cut back the handlebars (waaaay wide) but better too wide than not wide enough. Buy this bike! And spring for the Fattie Slims for more versatility!
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October 21, 2014
Batavia, IL, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
Suddenly I like winter again
Great bike. I'm late to the fat bike game but I've been having a blast since I took delivery in March. In snow or on the beach the Minnesota rolls through everything.
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April 6, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Beginner
"A lot of Bike, for the Price"
You won't find a finer looking or better equipped bike at this price. Have it gone through by a mechanic before riding. It came out of the box better than a lot of other bikes that I've built from the big companies. I am a shop owner, but we don't sell a line of fat bikes (yet) and I wanted to get in on the fun
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February 12, 2014
Perfect Entry Level Fattie!
This bike is fun to ride and is pretty damn solid for the price. The new Minnesota tires do awesome in the snow, also supurbe on dirt and mud, truly a great 365 tire! Pass on the slims, buy a cool accessory for instead, this is a fat bike, get on your MTB if you want slims. Topek 29r disc rack fits nicely, The bike commutes well for me, I bike 8 miles daily on snow covered bike paths. But when I get it off the road and on the winter single track, its perma grin all the way!
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January 14, 2015
Anchorage, AK, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Intermediate
Great bike!
While I may be a beginning snow biker, I did complete a transalps this summer and caught the mountain biking bug. I love this bike. It gets me out in winter, is an incredibly fun ride in the summer and my favorite bike for non-long distance rides. The tires and shifters are the only part I am not thrilled with but most fat bikes don't come standard with the best snow tire on the market. I will eventually upgrade both the tires and the shifters but love this bike anyhow.
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January 17, 2015
Long Lake, MN, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Intermediate
This bike is awesome!
Just received my 2.0 yesterday afternoon. There was a 2- week backlog on final assembly so I decided I'd tackle it myself. Took about an hour to unpack, mount the seat, handle bars, pedals and make a few final adjustments. Rode the bike along the waters edge at our beach house this morning and everything performed perfectly. Does it perform like my Carbon Fiber S Works with top of line components - of course not, but I didn't pay $6K+ for this bike either. I was looking for a winter ride that would go through sand, ice and snow and this seems to be the cats a*#. I'm not worried about speed and efficiency, rather I was looking for a resistance ride that delivered good stability. This is a great bike and assembly can easily be performed by anyone who knows anything about bikes.
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January 17, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Advanced
Great, FUN bike!
On March 7th, I went to the Fat Bike Birkie to see what all the fatbike fuss was about...One thing we noticed were the smiles on the faces of the finishers! I also saw a lot of people on Framed bikes - I'd never heard of them. I went and talked to their sales people at the event. Great people, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their product, and it was a great looking product at a very good price.
I ordered mine the following Monday and was riding it Wednesday evening!! The people in Customer Service were as great as the people I met at the race.
The components are good quality for the price, the fit is great and after years of training rides and races, being on a bike is FUN again! I own many bikes, road and mountain, steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, but this has quickly become my "go to" bike of choice.
The only component that is substandard are the plastic Wellgo platforms, but I haven't ridded platforms for over three decades, so it didn't really matter and is easily corrected.
Bottom line: Great people providing a great product at a great price!
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April 2, 2015
Cable, WI, US
Age: 65+
Ability:
Advanced
minnesota 2.0
There wasn't a LBS within an hour away that had a bike in stock so I was a little nervous about ordering a bike without even seeing one. Read tons of review and decided to just do it. Went with the 20 inch since I like my bikes a little big, perfect fit. After a little tweaking of brakes and bars I have been riding it everywhere possible. Eats up the snow and is just plain fun. Can't wait to hit the dirt. After riding it for a couple of weeks I ordered the 29er wheel set too. Gonna go for 29+ for a rigid single track bike . I'm 52 and having fun on a bike again, buy one! Can't beat the price!
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March 16, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Value for a Fatty
I bought this bike as a backup/winter option as opposed to my 26er dually. Obviously the XC bike is better suited for summer riding, but this thing does fine for the dry months while my dually is getting repaired, and works really well in the snow (ridden it a few times now in the snow).

You have probably been comparing the specs and reviews, and you should know by know the Minnesota 2.0 is a great value. Over the 1.0, it has better tires and a second ring up front which YOU WILL NEED! Im a strong rider, and I rarely get into the larger chain ring. All the components are comparable to bikes worth twice as much, maybe hubs and frame material lacking slightly, but who cares these fat bikes are so slow (compared to my XC weight weenie) you need to pedal down hill.

Bike is a lot of fun, it gets a lot of looks (red+white combo) and is of awesome value. You should stop reading reviews and buy one already.
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December 1, 2014
Burnsville, MN, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
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generally enjoying the Minnesota 2.0
The Minnesota 2.0 is really nice. There are only two things I would critique. 1: the frame sizing recommendation (18" model for a 32" inseam) is more suited to a racing frame, and I would have gone with the 16" had I been given better guidance. I will definitely hurt myself if I ever have to come off the saddle abruptly on uneven ground. 2: the handlebars kinda suck. I prefer a more raked back hybrid bar, and these are way too straight and wide for my tastes.
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June 6, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Smart Fatty
I live in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul metro & have winter commuted regularly for 45 years. My mountain bike was 14 years old. I wanted a reasonably priced, sturdy, smartly spec’d, Fatty & the Minnesota 2.0 was it. The well packed boxes arrived on my porch in a day & the bike went together easily. It’s been ridden almost daily for 3 months, thrown down hills, & beaten against rocks & trees. No real problems. I bruise much more easily than it does.
The first change was a set of 580 mm Zeus carbon bars from my basement; there are a lot of tree gaps on Whitetail Ridge, my local trail, that seem to be about 581 mm. Why are mountain bike bars so wide?
Next after some trial & error, down from 38 teeth to 32 on the 104 bcd chainring & from 28 to 20 on the 64 mm bcd ring & I could climb like a child of 40.
Initially I kept switching back & froth from the Vee Mission 26” x 4”s & the Fatty Slims 29" wheels with On One Chunky Monkey 29” x 2.4”’s. The fats felt good when it was gnarley & with 8-10 psi felt plush, but felt a bit dumb on the easy stuff & the six mile commute to the hill. I liked the Chunky Monkeys, but my 66 year old body craved a bit more bounce. I got a set of someone else’s unloved & never used Fatty Slims for next to nothing & decided to spend some actual $ on building a set of mid-fats.
Isaac Curtis at Crank Worx in River Falls, WI got me a pair of Velocity Dually 29ers 45 mm mid-fat rims & laced them to the 36 hole Quando hubs. Velocity only lists 32 hole rims, but if you go to the order blank the 36’s are there. I eBay’d a set of Surly Knard 29”x 3” 120 tpis. The mid-fats climb well, dig in downhill, frolic in rock gardens, & steer much more balletic than 4’s ever could. They love the Minnesota 2.0’s fork geometry. My body really appreciates the ride. Back to the 26"x4"s when the snow flies.
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October 21, 2014
River falls, WI, US
Age: 65+
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AWESOME
sand, snow, dirt, mud, pavement - it does it all
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April 2, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
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A Very Pleasant Surprise
I got this bike a year ago (2015) with the Framed Minnesota branded tires. The bike unpacked and assembled quickly and shifted crisply with no adjustments required. My other mountain bikes are a Giant hardtail and a Specialized Epic but the Fat Bike takes the prize for fun. Climbs like a goat and have yet to have a single flat. I keep pressure under 10 and considering going tubeless to shave a little weight. I do trail patrol at a couple major state parks in MA
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April 20, 2016
Norwod, AL, US
Age: 65+
Ability:
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Great Bike
Very happy with my purchase.
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March 9, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
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I Love this Bike!!!!
I researched he'd heavily al bikes in this price range before I bought. I can say with confidence this is the best bike for the money hands down. It's actually a better bike for the money than a lot of bikes costing much more, like a Surly Pugsly!! It was easy to assemble, the components are great value and it rides awesome. I can't highly recommend this bike enough. It will leave you without smiles from the time you get it through every single time you're rolling over everything on your path. If you have reservations, don't. Buy this bike with condidence!!! I may never ride any of my other bikes again.
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March 3, 2016
PA, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
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Got me and my wife back into mountain biking!
I hadn't done trail riding in years and I originally got this bike for winter. It performed better than I had expected in snow and I have to admit that there is something very cool about biking in winter and especially in snow. What I didn't expect was that the bike would be so good on regular mountain biking trails. I'm now riding year round on my 2.0. If I want to ride around the lakes on paved trails I just inflate my tires a bit more (20psi). I'm getting my wife the women's 2.0 because she'd steal my bike all the time. Would I recommend? Yep!
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October 20, 2014
Minneapolis, MN, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Intermediate
Framed 2.0 2014
Good bike for the price. I didn't use the 29er wheelset very much as most of my riding was single track. I sold it to upgrade. The 2015 is a much better deal. Better brakes, bigger wheel options, and front suspension.
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October 26, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Framed Bike
This bike rocks
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March 30, 2014
MN, US
Age: 25-44
minnesota in florida
What a fun bike & great value ! My road bike is getting a break during the week. I hit the beach and opened up a new training venue. Sugar sand & shells are now my hot spot for doing some riding & the tourist are totally fascinated with the ease & control when I hammer down the beach. Interval & sprints are a lot more fun with no cars ,stop signs, red lights to interfere. Leg strength is improved after working the heavier bike , pays off big when back on the road bike. Not a sram fan, shimano xtr. in the future.
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October 21, 2014
clearwater, FL, US
Age: 45-64
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Minnesota 2.0
Very nice and well built bike the only problem is did not receive my free gift but other than that the bike is a great bike to ride
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August 9, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
First FTB - awaiting snow
Purchased the bike in spring for a personal challenge and pushed on the MS 150.

The price point keeps it at 5 stars for me, where I could drop for some finish concerns, cable routing and overall weight of the bike.

Discovered front wheel didn't sit plumb in fork after working to adjust front brake. Found a burr inside the cutout was interfering with skewer. Small file, fixed.

Bike feels heavy, but it's a fat bike! Some offer concern about steering twitchy or being too quick. I've found over-steer becomes greater the lower tire pressure you run. For the MS150 (all road and paved trail) I ran max PSI and was able to comfortably ride hands free. Off road I'm 10-15 psi and need to have a hand on at all times. The over-steer can be used to advantage for quick moves around trees...

Mine is Matt Black w/white rims and I like the stealthy look. Appreciated by other riders. Like I said the price point < $1000 where the next comparable FTB was another $700 drives me to 5 stars.

After ~300 miles road/paved trail and ~100 miles off road (dirt, mud, rock and water) I haven't run into problems yet. Keeping the chain and discs clean.
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October 22, 2014
Saint Paul, MN, US
Age: 45-64
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Real fun bike
I have had several road bikes and MTB and this is by far the most fun to ride. I also picked up the fatboy slims and they are real nice as well. For the money it is a very good bike
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October 27, 2014
AZ, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
Framed Minnesota 2.0
I bought a Framed Minnesota 2.0 from the-house.com in February 2015 and am pleased beyond words. The purchase and all dealings with The House were exceedingly positive. The price was right. Size and color were available. The bike arrived quickly and was extremely well packaged. Highly recommend The House and the Framed Minnesota 2.0 to anyone in the market for an economically-priced fat bike.
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March 4, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Minnesota 2.0
Good frame and components, great value. Have ridden twice so far and it is just what I was looking for
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December 14, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Winter is no problem
The bike has held up all Winter and kills in the snow. i have had a good time commuting and off roading on it. Hopefully the components and such hold up from rust. trying to keep it clean
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February 18, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
Ability:
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Great bike
My boyfriend and I love our fat bikes, so much fun and it is a great bike for the price you pay.
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May 19, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Minnesota 2.0 customer service
Recently purchased a Framed 2.0 about two months ago. It is exactly as the others have reviewed it at. You won't find a better deal at this time. Solid, good components, not as fast as my other bikes, but then they don't deliver like this one does on the rough sections. You can blast through the crappiest sections! The House service and delivery is the best i have found on the net. Had a small manufacturing defect on a tube, one email and 24 hours later I had replacement en-route to my home. Quick and courteous service means everything, will be a customer for years to come.
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May 11, 2016
MO, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
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great bike
great bike and quality components. of course if you're not in the US you'll end up paying tons more than what it's labelled as but even after the exchange and shipping and duties it is still lots of bang for your buck.
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October 5, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Well built bike worthy of upgrades!!!!!!!
This is a great bike for the price. I can&#39;t complain about the drive components but the bike deserves a upgrade. It rides great I have over 40 miles on mine and so far so good. Gotta put more miles on it before i can give durability review..GTG time to ride
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February 5, 2014
Solid bike
Received the bike yesterday and went riding today. Assembly only took 10 minutes as I purchased the assembly option from The House. This thing will traverse anything. We've had a lot of flooding in Houston recently and I took this through the mud / single track around the bayous. It did not disappoint. I went for a 25 mile ride today and my only complaint was that I hadn't put a fender on before I left (I was covered in mud when I got home).

The extra set of wheels was an added bonus. I can use those when our paved paths are clear of the floods.

I've now added a rack (I used a old Topeak Exporer Disc rack I had) and it fit without issue. I'm now ready for my commute.
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May 27, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
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Awesome bike
So light, so smooth, nice ride. Paid to have it put together, completely satisfied.
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May 29, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Phat Bike
This bike is worth every penny. Greatly exceeded my expectations! First ride took a little getting use to the handling differences but after that it was hands down better than my traditional mountain bike. It climbs better... glides over deep sand pits... and requires far less energy. Primary riding area is N. Scottsdale.

ZRT
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February 3, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
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Best Bike Ever
This is the best value and one of the best handling fat tire bikes on the market! Great set up, Can&#39;t be beat at any price
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December 4, 2013
Best Value on the Market, Great Fat Bike!!!!!!
This bike is new to me, so is this design of bike. As a bike with 40+ years of riding under his belt this thing is a blast. Took on new technical trail in Duluth this weekend and it was amazing. The flow of the trail enhances good bikes, and this bike is great off road. Over bridges, around banked curves, climbing hills the geometry of this bike rocks. The brakes are amazing with their stopping power. Gear changes are smooth and quick. The frame is stiff, and strong with a really good feel when climbing up hills no bottom bracket flex felt. This bike is an absolute value, I road a $2k and a $3.5k bike and they were way too expensive for a fat bike. This bike with the alloy frame is perfect. Buy one, hey buy two one for your significant other. Ride and Enjoy. You have thousands of dollars left over!!! :-) Ride Fat Tires!
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October 13, 2014
Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike
This bike is exactly what I was looking for....wanted a fat bike, wasn't ready to spend thousands to buy one. I did a lot of research and this is the one that fit my wish list. It came packaged perfectly, assembly was easy, and riding it is simply put....a blast. Affordable... Quality Product... Fun!
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December 29, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Durable, reliable and Fresh look
I have taken this bike on extremely rugged terrain and it continues to prove the quality of Framed Bikes. Framed makes bikes that are extremely durable, reliable and on top of that, they have a fresh look. If I had to buy another bike today, I would definitely stick with a Framed bike.
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July 14, 2016
Minneapolis, MN, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
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Great value and perfect surprise
The framed Minnesota 2.0 is already becoming the talk of the town. In Nome where there is snow on the ground 8 months of the year and sand the remaining four months, this bike allows you to go anywhere. It was the perfect gift for my 14 year old son who wants to get out and enjoy the world. He plans on taking it to college and beyond. People are impressed with the components and how it handles. Thanks
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May 3, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Great value
This is my first fat bike. I thought it would be a bit of a novelty, but I find myself riding this more often than my dual suspension cross country Trek. As mentioned by another reviewer the Avid brakes are decent, though not the greatest (but fine at this price point). This thing is pretty competitive with anything else at this price or anything even probably twice the price. My friend (a former bike shop mechanic who's fat bike cost twice as much) said he's impressed with this.
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October 20, 2014
blazing hot!
I just received my bike last week and took it for assembly right away. My first ride was in the bike shop as I tooled around the store and the wow factor had other shoppers asking me where I got my bike.
Got it home and wanted to play with the fat tires a bit.. so rode around the neighborhood and onto the trail system and cut thru the graveled section and thru the stream a few times. Spectacular ride.... I then put on the skinny tires( which was so easy) and hit the trail system. It is such a smooth ride. Love the green highlights.. (it is my mean green machine). My older brother tried it on for size and I didn't know if I was going to get it back anytime soon. I think he will be ordering his own since he lives out in the country and has gravel to contend with when he wants to ride. I am so pleased with my bike! Haven't tried it out on the Slaughter House trial yet.. hopefully soon!
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October 20, 2014
FAT is FUN!
Love our Framed Minnesota 2.0's! Bought one for myself and one for my wife for less than the cost of one of many other brands out there. Had a blast riding them most of last winter and then kept riding them throughout the year on single track, rail trails, etc. Overall good quality. Made a few upgrades to suit our individual tastes, but didn't mind since initial purchase didn't break the bank!
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October 21, 2014
Skinny Riders are good, Fat Bikes are better
Bought the Minnesota 2.0 last year 2 weeks before snowmagedden here in the East. What an awesome bike. I own many mountain bikes and this has quickly become the most fun bike I have ever own. Snow, Mud, Dry Technical Trails, Beach, Daily commuter. It does it all. Adjust your tire pressure ang go. Fun and Value all rolled into bike.
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October 21, 2014
Wayne, PA, US
Age: 45-64
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Overall good value for dollar...
So this is my first FaTbIkE and so far i really like it,even now when the snow has yet to come( and i'm in no rush for it..) it is still a fun bike to take on the trails that are either muddy or overrun with slippery leaves. So before i get into the cons let me just say ... I have had a few bikes delivered to my house from online bike outlets and this one by far has been the best packaged and least involved to put together!! A+ guys!! So the cons would be the brakes..even after multiple adjustments i still do not care for theses mechanical brakes...but that is my fault for taking this on new england singletrack ...maybe. Do they stop yes...but well? ehh not really, but this can be remedied easily. Next i Feel like this bike may have been quality checked at the end of a friday..so after i got it all together i realized that something was making the front wheel rub violently but because i assembled at night on my porch it took a little while to figure out that it was a bolt from the caliper mount that was to long and was coming in contact with my rotor, once i figured it out by adding a lock washer on the bolt..problem solved! other wise that's it so far. Having a lot fun on night rides!! Hope this helps other potential buyers.

Staff Reply:
We are really glad to know that you like your new Fat Bike! Thanks for your feedback.
All Framed Fat Bikes should be assembled by a qualified bike technician, even if they are easy to assemble. This will not only ensure the best ride but it also keeps Framed Bikes warranty in place. A properly tuned Avid BB5 brake set can provide very reliable and powerful stopping powers. After a bike is assembled by a qualified bike technician, if you still want to do some tweaks to your brakes, we found the following to be one of the most comprehensive at home guides to BB5 adjustment:
http://www.the-house.com/portal/how-to-adjust-avid-bb5-disc-brakes/
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October 22, 2014
manchester, NH, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
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Fat tire Bicycle
nice bike good quality easy to put to assemble took longer to get than I expected it was missing one break line clip I have a zip tie on it now,
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January 19, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Framed 2.0
For an entry level fattie, one would be hard pressed to find a better build
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May 29, 2014
Great Value, Great Service
Ordered my Framed Minnesota 2.0 on a Sunday. Bike arrived in Los Angeles on Friday. Finishing the assembly was easy, and I was riding a couple hours after starting the assembly. It would have gone faster, but all of my neighbors were curious and stopped to ask questions.

What I like most in comparison to my Cross Country full suspension bike is the stability and the traction. Yes, it's not quite as fast, but if I want fast I'll get on my road bike. I'm 62, and this helps keep me in shape for single track motorcycle riding.
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May 28, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Intermediate
Great Bike
So far this bike has been great for an occasional winter ride on the trails.
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January 2, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Intermediate
My new trail bike.
The core on this bike is great. I'll upgrade components as I go. I've enjoyed this bike on long mountain trails. It rolls over splintered flat rock very well. My 4" tires allow me to drop down off of mountain tops with confidence.
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October 20, 2014
Los Alamos, NM, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
Dirk from Gear Patrol
Framed knows that we don’t all have a few thousand dollars to blow on a new type of bike. They set out to make a comprehensive fat bike for under $900. The Minnesota 2.0 differentiates itself in more ways than price alone. Its shorter cockpit provides more of freeride feel, which should spur some inventive ways of hucking, and the ability to easily switch to some Framed Fattie Slims will make rolling around town much faster. The Minnesota comes in at a hefty 35 pounds (no fat jokes), but at the price point is well equipped with a mix of SRAM and Avid components.
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July 18, 2016
MN, US
Minnesota 2.0
Test road a Framed Minnesota 2.0 today. Awesome fat bike! And HALF the price of others! And lighter Mine will be orderd on fri....
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December 29, 2013
Minnesota 2.amazing
In the last five weeks I have taken this bike to a couple beaches, a BMX race track, down steps, over hill and dale, three different trails, jumped stumps, logs, curbs, and everything else in my way. I put on the switch out 29ers and rode forty miles. Through it all the bike was sturdy and handled great.
I love the mechanical disc brakes and geometry of this bike.
My only criticism is the left crank bolt has regular threads and needs to be tightened every few rides.
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October 23, 2014
Tawas, MI, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Intermediate
Finally an Affordable Fatbike for the Masses
So far I have been commuting with my Minnesota and planning some off-road and singletrack snow biking in the next few days. Finally some other companies are catching on and entering the fat market. The MN is surprisingly light, a solid, if not perfect, build and mix of components, and is the perfect entry bike into fat biking that you can ride as is or geek out with upgrades
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February 8, 2014
WOW ! Great value for a niche bike.
This is a great bike for the price. I enjoy trail riding but never plan on stealing all the Strava Zones.This is a great way to add a fat tire to your collection without breaking the bank. This bike handles surprisingly well and is great fun to ride. Excited for the first sdnow this year!

Bike seems to be very well constructed and was well packed for shipping. Very easy to assemble, I was riding within a 1/2 hour of opening the box. Was a bit concerned about purchasing a bike brand that I knew little of, but that all went away with the first ride.
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October 22, 2014
Cardington, OH, US
Age: 45-64
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Great Bike
This bike can go through anything, even at speed. The tires grip is phenomenal. Great gear selection, easy reach for shifting and brakes. The upright position is great in the woods.

It didn't get five stars because I'm coming to this bike from a carbon fiber road bike. It is HEAVY.
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May 20, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
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Fun Bike!
Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat bike

People ask me all the time what I see in this bike, is it because I always have this big fat grin on my face? Or that they see me riding it all over the place? I’ve been out trail riding, sand blasting, rock hopping, cobble grabbing, mountain biking, & cyclocross racing it wherever I can, box stock! Haven’t changed a thing, (okay a tube but it was purchased from the Boardshop). Sure it has some quirks, and some chirps but what the heck, love the attention I get from it - from park rangers to horseback riders, and everybody in between, all can’t get over the fat tire craze! Looking forward to winter and some snow riding, heck of a great bike for the money.
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October 20, 2014
Folsom, CA, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
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Framed did it right
Nice bike for the money
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January 13, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Great bike, great value
The Minnesota was easy to assemble out of the box; if you have minimal bike maintenance skills and common sense you can assemble quickly. The bike feels solid. I just changed the geometries of the cockpit to fit my tall self 6'3". My first upgrade will definitely be tires as I expect to ride this bike hard this winter. Though fat bikes are popular, most people I encounter haven't seen one and it's fun to see the reactions to this "moon rover".
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October 20, 2014
Terre Haute, IN, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Intermediate

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The-House.com Store
Online research, overall value with free additional tire set made it the best option.
Rick T on Jul 23, 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 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
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
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.
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Oct 29, 2014
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
Reply · Report · Dustin W on Feb 22, 2014
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
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Oct 29, 2014
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
Best Answer: Hi David,
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!
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Dec 9, 2013
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. http://www.the-house.com/qfrmin2w15bp15zz-framed-bikes.html
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 2, 2014
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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.
Reply (1) · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 23, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 22, 2013
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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
Reply (1) · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 9, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Brian M on Apr 26, 2014
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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 GearJunkie.com says it best in their review of the Minnesota 2.0. Check it out at http://gearjunkie.com/framed-fat-bike.
Regarding your height, the 18" would be perfect.
Reply · Report · Roy MStaff on Dec 11, 2013
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Hey, Can this bike be shipped to Canada? Cost? And what is the difference between the 2.0 version and 1.0 ?
Thanks
Cheers
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 http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/canadian-shipping/

The difference between the two bike is the 2.0 version comes with a double chainring crank, a front derailluer, and shifter.
Reply · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 9, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Oct 29, 2014
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Do you ship to Canada?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: Yes!
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · shirley c on Dec 17, 2013
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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.
Reply (1) · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 9, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Oct 29, 2014
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What series aluminum 6061 frame material, T-6?
Thnx!
A shopper on Dec 19, 2013
Best Answer: The Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike is aircraft grade aluminum.
Reply · Report · David GStaff on Dec 22, 2013
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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
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 10, 2013
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Will this bike take 4.8 inch wide tires?
Wade G on Mar 1, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Wade,

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
Reply · Report · Joe G on Mar 2, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Oct 29, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 22, 2013
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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.
Reply · Report · Jen K on Aug 21, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 23, 2014
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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"
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 22, 2013
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If shipping to Ontario, Canada what would shipping cost be?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2014
Best Answer: Hey,

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.

Canada: http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/canadian-shipping/
Reply · Report · Keyser S.Staff on Oct 13, 2014
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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.

Galen
Reply · Report · Galen C on Mar 12, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Marcus M on May 10, 2014
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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..
Reply · Report · Mark P on Apr 11, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Henry M on Nov 4, 2014
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what is the tire width?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2014
Best Answer: 26x4" I even stuck a ruler on the tire & it is a true 4" width.
I got the optional 29x2" slicks too... been very happy with my purchase so far!
Reply · Report · Shannon M on Aug 21, 2014
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Do the " Free Fatty Slims" have rotors included with them?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2014
Best Answer: Yes.
Reply · Report · Ryan L on Jan 14, 2014
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Does the Minnesota 2.0 come with braze ons for a rear bike rack? IE attachment points on the frame for a rear bike rack?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2014
Best Answer: The 2.0 does not have rear barze on mounts but will accommodate a rear rack like the Topeak 29'er
http://www.the-house.com/qtoexptrdczz-topeak-bike-racks.html
Reply (1) · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Sep 29, 2014
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Are there spots to put a front and rear rack on?
Jacob H on Jan 13, 2014
Best Answer: Good question. I bought one of these , but it has not been shipped yet.
Reply · Report · Tom H on Jan 16, 2014
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What is the difference between the Minnesota 2.0 and 2.0 '15? They are the exact same price. And what happened to the free 29er fattie slims that were offered with this a couple weeks ago?
Scott B on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: Scott - the 2.0 '14 and '15 are virtually identical, aside from what Tim mentions.
The "fattie slims" *were* free as a pre-order promotion, but now are available for $99.95 + shipping on The House website - http://www.the-house.com/qfrp29ew14zz-framed-bikes.html
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 8, 2014
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Hello,
I believe e that I am going to purchase a Minnesota 2 and was wondering are the frames painted or anodized (white, silver)? And how long will the promotional sale special last?

Thank you
David H on Jan 20, 2014
Best Answer: The Minnesota frames are painted, the wheles are anodized. The promotional sale will change after feb. 5th.
Reply · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 23, 2014
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Hello! I love the idea of the extra wheels, and it looks like a great build. Like some others, though, I'm hesitating on size. I'm 5'11 with. 32 inseam and a positive ape index. Which size should I order?
Daniel W on Jan 9, 2014
Best Answer: The 18 in would be my suggestion.
Reply · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 9, 2014
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are the frames available separately?
R R on Jan 8, 2014
Best Answer: Hello R,

No the Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike frames are not sold separately.
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Jan 8, 2014
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I ordered the white bike with orange wheels are the slim wheels also orange?
scott f on Jan 8, 2014
Best Answer: Sorry no the extra wheelset that comes with your pre-ordered bike is a black hub and rim wheelset.
Reply · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 9, 2014
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Can you get it shipped anywhere? And if i'm moving can I wait to put my new address on there as long as its before februrary?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2013
Best Answer: We ship anywhere in the US, check out the US Shipping page HERE: http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/us-shipping/

We also ship internationally, check out the International Shipping page HERE: http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/international-shipping/

As for your new address question, it would be best answered by a customer service rep, call them at this number: 1 (800) 409-7669
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Dec 31, 2013
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i would like to buy this bike and live in Mlps. Would it be better to come down and order one in the store or order on-line?
dwangen on Dec 8, 2013
Best Answer: I would like you to come in and pre-order the bike.
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 9, 2013
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Is it possible to get the black bike with red anodized parts instead?
Dave L on Jan 30, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Dave...
Sorry to delay your answer. For choices other than what is listed here chat with our bike shop: 1 (800) 409-7669. They can set you up!
Reply · Report · Keyser S.Staff on Feb 10, 2015
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I have a 2014 Framed 2.0 with Mission tires. How do I take advantage of this deal?

"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."
A shopper on Jan 9, 2015
Best Answer: Hey,
This is a limited time offer, that I am not totally sure is active yet. Regardless, contact our customer service people people, and they will honor it. 1 (800) 409-7669.
Reply · Report · Keyser S.Staff on Jan 9, 2015
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Will the new RockShox Bluto fork work with the Minnesota 2.0?
Eric V on May 15, 2014
Best Answer: unfortunately not. Check out the MN 3.0 for the upgraded geometry and bluto compatibility.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Sep 2, 2014
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Are the size 20" sold out in the 2.0? Will there be any in that size available for purchase at the retail store?
Jason on Jan 22, 2014
Best Answer: I believe we still have plenty of the 20" Black 2.0's for sell.
Reply · Report · Lannie EStaff on Jan 23, 2014
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Can these be shipped to Canada?
Dean B on Dec 29, 2013
Best Answer: Please check out our international shipping page at http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/international-shipping/
Reply · Report · Paddy OStaff on Dec 30, 2013
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This looks like a great deal. Would you consider swapping out the 2x crankset for the single 33? I like the gearing of the 33 and the lighter weight. Thanks
A shopper on Dec 18, 2013
Best Answer: When Ordering the Framed MN 2.0 you can order the crank set you are looking for at the same time. When the bike shows up take it to your local bike shop to have it built and have them swap out the cranks.
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 22, 2013
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what is the warranty on the frame?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2013
Best Answer: The Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike has a one year manufacture warranty on the frame, fork and bar. Any components have a 90 day warranty.
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 12, 2013
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Performance on sand or with occasional salt water spray and the durability of components with same?
Derri W on Dec 1, 2013
Best Answer: The Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike will hold up just fine. With any type if bike, if it gets wet, you want to wipe it down to make sure the bike components do not rust
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Dec 2, 2013
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Does the bike come with the chain on?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, and the bike is almost completely assembled. You will only need to install the pedals, tighten the stem, bar, seat post, etc., and fit the front wheel. It's recommended to thoroughly inspect all bolts, cables, lubrication, etc. before riding, and then re-inspect, re-tighten as needed. Standard procedure for a new bike. If in doubt - your local bike shop should be able to help.
Reply · Report · Paul N. on Feb 19, 2014
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Are they 29 inch x 4 inch tires ?
curtis j on Feb 9, 2014
Best Answer: No, 26x4, but that gives you an outside radius similar to a 29 due to the diameter of the tire. The extra set is supposed to be 29" but they have not arrived, seemingly held up in customs.
Reply · Report · David R on Feb 9, 2014
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I'm 5'9" and prefer longer top tubes approaching 600mm. I can't decide between a 16" or 18" 2.0. What are the stand over heights? Recommendations?
Derrick on Mar 22, 2014
Best Answer: I would say go with the 18". I have a 30" inseam and i have about an inch of clearance. I am getting used to a little shorter geometry and a more upright right but so far I am loving the Fat Bike. The mechanic at my local bike shop was impressed with the components and craftsmanship of the bike when I brought it in to finish the build. He was amazed when I told him how much everything cost
Reply · Report · David E on Mar 25, 2014
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Does the Frame have a way to mount water bottle cages?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: Only one... but I bought some mounts that just strap on. I have one on both sides of my fork since I put in a large frame bag. Very happy with the bike, but the rims left a bit to be desired...
Reply · Report · Christopher T on Jun 6, 2014
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