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Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike Black/White 2014

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Specs

Type:
  • Fat Bike
Material: Aluminum
Rear Gears: 9
Front Gears: Double
Weight: 35
Recommeded Use:
  • Fat Tire

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Description: Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike Black/White

Free Wheel Set with Fat Bike Pre Order
We’re really excited to introduce the Minnesota 2.0, the new top-of-the line model in the Fat Bike series from Framed Bikes. It’s a fully-featured Fat Bike that solves two problems that face people wanting to get a Fat Bike…high price and lack of versatility.

The Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike is priced under $900 but it’s not short on quality. The frameset is oversized 6160 alloy tubing. The drivetrain is SRAM commanding all 18 gears. Framed went with Avid BB5 brakes for reliable stopping power in all temperatures. It even comes stock with sealed alloy pedals w/removable pins. The rims are Framed Alloy Single Wall and drilled out for an excellent strength to weight ratio. The Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike also comes stock with the Vee Rubber Mission 120TPI Lightweight Folding tires. The geometry on the Minnesota 2.0 has a shorter cockpit than the Minnesota 2.0 giving it a more trail and free ride feel.

Now let’s talk versatility. Framed Bikes developed the Fattie Slims™ wheel set packages to maximize use of the Minnesota Fat Bike series. The additional wheel set options (Pat.Pending) allow switching from a “fat setup” to an even lighter, even faster “29 Fattie Slims™ wheel set” with no tools or mechanical skills. We’re so excited about the design and versatility of this wheel set package that for a limited time, we’re giving away a Fattie Slims™ wheel set of your choice with every pre-order, a knobby set for dirt or semi slicks for the street. So, pre-order a Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike and pick a knobby set for dirt or semi slicks for the street…it’s up to you.

Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

Size Height
16" 5'5" - 5'9"
18" 5'8" - 6'0"
20" 5'11" - 6'3"

Key Features of the Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike:
  • Gears – 18 Speed
  • Frame - 6061 Alloy
  • Fork - 6061 Alloy
  • Seat Clamp - Anodized or Painted Alloy QR
  • Crankset – Truvativ 28/38T Chain Rings
  • Bottom Bracket - 100mm Sealed
  • Front Derailleur - SRAM Model X7
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM Model X5
  • Freewheel - SRAM 9 Speed 11/34T
  • Chain - KMC Model X9
  • Headset - Neco 1 1/8"
  • Brakes - Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc w/160mm Rotors
  • Brake Levers - Avid BB5
  • Shifters –SRAM Model X5 18 Speed Trigger Shift
  • Grips - Locking Grips
  • Stem - 100mm Threadless 6 Degree Rise, 4 Bolt
  • Handlebar - 710mm, 12 Degree Sweep
  • Saddle - Velo Plush (S2)
  • Seat Post - 400mm x 30.9mm
  • Pedals - Framed Alloy Sealed Platform Pedals w/Removable Pins
  • Front Hub - Quando 135mm Alloy Quick Release
  • Rear Hub - Quando 170mm Alloy Quick Release
  • Rims – Framed Single Wall Drilled Out
  • Spokes - 14G
  • Tires - Vee Rubber Mission 120TPI (Lightweight Folding)
  • Approx. Weight – 35lbs (size Large w/ pedals and set)
Fat Bike Geometry Specs

Minnesota 2.0

NOTE: All complete bikes are sold and delivered partially assembled. Final assembly should be done by a qualified BMX technician. Failure to have the bike assembled by a qualified technician may void the warranty and could result in damage and/or injury if not assembled correctly. As an industry standard, some bikes might have minor cosmetic blemishes due to the nature of shipping.


Customer Reviews | Add Your Review!

  • "Reasonably Priced Fatbike"

    , Madison,WI
    Pros: Comfortable,Handles Well,Durable,Versatile, Cons: high standover, tires could have more aggresive tread

    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.


Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike Black/White
Already Asked: 34 Questions, 60 Answers
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The-House.com Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Sarah W: Cost and appearance. Not many retailers offer a free second set of wheels. Apr 15, 2014
Dan V: perfect entry level bike for fat tire riding Mar 5, 2014
Jeannette L: Best component package for the money in an affordable Fat bike. Jan 15, 2014
CHRISTOPHER J P: I have wanted a fat-bike for a long time, and when I saw your Minnesota model, I knew it was the bike for me at the right price. Great website, great video, loved the process so far. I am looking forward to receiving the bike and riding our Fargo, ND winter trails! I am also a die-hard bike commuter, so this will be my ride to work, too. I am a police bike patrol officer and instructor, so now I can maintain my winter fitness, still enjoy my fav microbrews, and be ready for summer riding! Jan 14, 2014
Robert B: Right price, not limited to winter use and snow was hard to commute through during the last few days! Jan 8, 2014
Chris L: Name brand components, price (big Factor), and diversity between fat-bike & 29er! Jan 5, 2014
Dona K: quality for price, was the look that I wanted. Moving to the beach of Ecuador and will be riding a lot on beach. Please send warranty and instructions in English and Spanish!! Dec 25, 2013
Alicia F: This is an incredible deal! Fat biking is great winter training! Dec 25, 2013
Michael P: Excellent price and exactly what I was looking for riding in the Arizona desert and trails in the NW. Dec 10, 2013
Daniel R: I chose this fat bike because it seems be good quality for the price. The 29er wheels thrown in the deal helps as well. Dec 8, 2013
A shopper asked: 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! Jan 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: is it possible to customize the colors? For example, could I order the Black and White bike with the orange rims instead of white? Jan 8, 2014
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Lannie EStaff: Sorry unfortunately you can not change up any of the colors Jan 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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. Dec 11, 2013
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Roy MStaff: 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.
Dec 11, 2013
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John G: I haven't taken delivery yet but when I do I will be able to give you an opinion. I went for the smaller frame and I am 5'9" and want to be closer to the ground, but that is just me. Dec 11, 2013
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Roy MStaff: John - Your sizing sounds right on as you a tweener. Please calculate your Ape Index, arm span - height. If this value is a neutral or negative then the 16" will fit you just fine. If however your Ape Index is positive I would consider going to the 18" because the Framed Fat Bikes have a tighter cockpit. Dec 12, 2013
John G: I have already pre-ordered but would like to come in and pick up to avoid shipping cost and have the bike assembled by you guys? Is it too late to change my shipping choice? Can't wait to get this with all the snow around here! Dec 20, 2013
Dan F. asked: I'm 6' 4" is the 20" frame going to be too small for me? Dec 15, 2013
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Mark SStaff: The Framed MN 2.0 20" Should be a solid fit for you Dec 22, 2013
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Jacob H asked: Are there spots to put a front and rear rack on? Jan 13, 2014
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Tom H: Good question. I bought one of these , but it has not been shipped yet. Jan 16, 2014
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Glen S: It is setup for fenders and a rear rack. You do have fender eyelets on the front fork dropouts, but no mounts on the side of the fork blades. Feb 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hey, Can this bike be shipped to Canada? Cost? And what is the difference between the 2.0 version and 1.0 ?
Thanks
Cheers
Jan 8, 2014
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Lannie EStaff: 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.
Jan 9, 2014
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Paul N. asked: What is the bottom bracket height for the 2.0 18" frame? Jan 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: is an owners manual included w/ bike? Mar 16, 2014
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jeff Z: Yes. Although I did not open it. I wish they'd told me they lock titled the brake lever bolt. I stripped one before I realized it. My shifters were backwards. An houd build up turned into 3. Great bike though. Mar 16, 2014
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Evan P: there is no manual--just a couple pages of very poorly written assembly instruuctions. If you are going to assemble the bike yourself you should have appropriate knowledge Mar 16, 2014
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William K: A very basic one. You need to attach the bars and pedals. If you haven't done pedals, I could see this as being a little challenging. Mar 16, 2014
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Bruce M: Assembly papers but no manual. Easy to assemble. Only adjustment was breaks and videos available for that. Mar 16, 2014
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Frank D: I did not receive an owners manual, but the components are all sram which you can find out about online. Mar 16, 2014
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Joseph G: There should be - but I think the only thing to do, is take it out and ride it!!!! Mar 16, 2014
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Dane P: There is no owner's manual included with the bike. Mar 16, 2014
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Dean L: No but you don't need it bike is 90% togeather. Mar 16, 2014
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Dylan W: I don't believe mine came with one. Mar 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm 5'7. 30 inseam. My normal MTB is a 18inch. Should i go with the 18 or the 16? Mar 27, 2014
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ryan k: I'm 5'8" with a 30 inseam. I went with the 16 and am very happy about it. Stepping off the bike and sinking into the snow you want a little clearance Mar 27, 2014
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Kathryn R: I am 5'7" with short legs long body and went for the 18" my MTV bike is 17.5. It fits great, not much stand over clearance but the rest feels great. Mar 27, 2014
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James W: I am 5'9" with a 30" inseam and purchased the 18". I mostly trail ride tight single track and am very happy with the feel of the bike. Mar 27, 2014
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Mike D: Im 5'10 with 31 inseam and medium fit me well. I would go with medium which I believe is 18". Mar 27, 2014
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Kelvin S: I'm 5' 8" and I got a 16 and I'm glad I did. The standover height is very important Mar 27, 2014
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steven k: the top tube is 32'' stand over in front of seat so iwould go 16" Apr 1, 2014
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Bradley S: I'm 5'10 and an 18 is plenty big for me. Go with a 16 for sure. Mar 31, 2014
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Christopher W: 16" Mar 27, 2014
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Dan-o asked: 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? Mar 11, 2014
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Galen C: 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
Mar 12, 2014
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Kelvin S: Go with the 16 inch. The standover height is very important when you get out on the trail. Especially if you don't know how deep the snow is that you are about to step into Mar 12, 2014
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Kathryn R: I am 5 7 with a long reach, my regular mountain bike is 17.5 so I ordered the 18, not much standing clearance but reach/fit feels great. Mar 11, 2014
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steven k: i am5'10 with a 32"inseam and ride a18"mountain &58centemeter road i ordered a 18".at your demensions i would order a 16" Mar 12, 2014
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Mike Y: I'm 5'10" w/ 30" inseam. 16 the right size for me then? Mar 26, 2014
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CHRISTOPHER J P: I am 5-8 too. Went with the 18 and couldn't be happier. Mar 11, 2014
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Christopher W: I'm 5'8" and got the 16. It's perfect. Mar 11, 2014
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Melanie s: I would go 18 Mar 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: how many water bottles can it hold?
Are there mounting points for mud guards?
Apr 11, 2014
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steven k: there is one water bott. drilled[used clamp style for 2nd].rack mounts on seat stay & front,rear drop outs plus hole in seat stay cross bar above tire.i used a toby henderson ent. front fender[mounts in steertube]so you should be able to mount about any mud guard or rack with very little modifications for width of tire &axle Apr 14, 2014
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Paul N.: There is one standard water bottle mount point on the downtube. Mud guards can be mounted on the front fork, rear seatstay bridge or seatpost. Alternatively you can fit a mud catcher on the downtube. Make sure you use an oversize set of mudguards (like these - SKS Grand D.A.D) due to the wider tires. Apr 11, 2014
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Scott W: There is one set of braze ons on the front down tube to mount a single bottle cage.

There are mud guard mounting points in the forks just below the headset as well as in the rear in the seat stay section of the frame.
Apr 12, 2014
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James W: one water bottle mount. There are many types of mud flaps that will fit on this bike. also there are holes drilled out in frame just above the tires that look like a perfect location to mount mud flaps. Apr 11, 2014
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Bradley S: one water bottle on the downtube and no - there are no mounting points for the mud guards Apr 12, 2014
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MARY S N: It has water bottle mounts and mounting points for mud guards Apr 17, 2014
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G L: 2 water bottles. yes, i have mud guards on mine Apr 11, 2014
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tony r asked: The picture looks like it has braze-ons to mount a rear rack. Can you confirm you can mount a rear rack on the 2.0 version? Jan 20, 2014
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Jeffrey I: I checked out the demo bikes in the showroom. There are rear braze-ons. There are no front braze-ons. Jan 20, 2014
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carlos d: that's what I am thinking too, but I haven't got the bike yet soi can't confirm. Jan 20, 2014
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chris r: Haven't taken delivery yet hopefully soon Jan 21, 2014
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Glen S: Tony,

I don't have an answer for you. I ordered one back in December and won't have it until they fill the back order. I can only see what you can on the website. I would love to answer your question, but the system does not know I don't actually have a bike yet. Can't beat the price, so I am pretty excited to get it.
Jan 20, 2014
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Greg Eugene asked: Probably coming "too late to the party" but are all the 20" spoken for? I'm 6' 3" and don't think an 18" will work. Feb 3, 2014
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Glen S: You need a 20". Order it, you will not be disappointed. If they don't have it, you will know right away. I recommend this bike. I am 6'2" and have the seat height at 32" 1/8". Does not seem too small. It is a pretty short top tube, but for this type of riding, it is fine. It is a great value! Feb 9, 2014
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mark t: call them on the phone, this question came to me instead of customer suppor, a recent purchaser of a a 20", I am only 5'11, and this fits me fine so dont compromise on 18". Feb 3, 2014
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Greg Eugene: Mark - what number can I reach you at? Feb 3, 2014
Nomad asked: Can I order extra dropouts for the 2.0? Mar 31, 2014
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Mark SStaff: There are no extra Drop outs for the MN 2.0. You could order an extra derailleur hanger Apr 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Being 6'1, should I go with the 20 inch? Mar 24, 2014
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Bradley S: Check the website - it will help with your other dimensions ie long arms etc. The 20 is really big. Mar 31, 2014
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Wilber H asked: How many millimeters wide are the rims? Jan 29, 2014
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GREGG P: Hey rims are 82.55 mm or 3.25 ". Gregg Feb 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: What cranks are the Truvativ 26/38? That's really tall gearing for the mountains. Can we swap the chainrings with 22/34 (104BCD)? Would the bike work with a X5 fatbike crank? Jan 21, 2014
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Lannie EStaff: The Minnesota 2.0 does have the ability to have the chainrings swapped so if you wanted to do so you could. We can not make those changes for you though so you will have to buy the rings after market and have them installed at a bike shop. And yes if you wanted to swap out the cranks for the sram x5 fatbike cranks you can. Jan 23, 2014
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Andre P asked: Hi,
do you ship to Singapore?
Jan 6, 2014
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Lannie EStaff: Unfortunately we do not ship BRAND items internationally. Please check out our international shipping page at http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/international-shipping/ for more information. Jan 9, 2014
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jeffrey l asked: Can I buy a custom longer stem to raise the handlebars higher on the Minnesota 2.0? Apr 14, 2014
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Mike Y asked: Interested in ordering, but concerned about some of the comments on the high standover height. I'm about 5'10.5" and wear 30" inseams (short legs). Slight negative ape index. Was thinking the 18" but concerned about the standover especially in snow. Should I go for the 16"? Mar 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the weight limit on this bike? Mar 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: Just curious are extra wheelsets available? Mar 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: What size is the handlebar? I want to replace it with a riser bar since I had to raise the seat. I need to lessen the weight on my hands. Does anyone know the diameter? Mar 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi I am from Germany, do you deliver there and what would be shipping costs? Mar 9, 2014
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Robbie H asked: Any recommendations on a good rack that will fit both the 29" and fatties? Feb 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: What would be the delivery date if I ordered now?? Thanks Feb 14, 2014
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Steve R asked: When will the 20" be available? How long will this price last? How long will the free wheel set promotion last? I am 6' 1" with a 32" inseam will a 18" work for me? Feb 6, 2014
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Jan M asked: What is the dimension and weight of the package in which you ship the bike? I want then to ship the bike to Europe and I want to calculate the added price.. Thank you! Feb 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: What size tubes do these take? Feb 2, 2014
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A 2.0 Owner asked: What kind of rear rack would you recommend for the 20in. model? I'd like to get a frame-mounted rack rather than one that clamps to the seat post. Thanks - the bike is awesome!! Jan 31, 2014
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Gary D asked: anyone else get a 116 mm fork with their 135 mm front hub? I know I did. Jan 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am 5'11", 33" inseam, Neutral Ape Index. Should I wait for the 20" to come back in stock or go with 18"?? Jan 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Website shows bike I ordered in stock? Is that right and will mine be shipped soon? Thanks ! Shirley collins Jan 25, 2014
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