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Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

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Type:
  • Fat Bike
Material: Aluminum
Rear Gears: 9
Front Gears: Double
Weight: 35
Recommeded Use:
  • Road
  • General
  • Commuter
  • Fat Tire
  • Mountain - Cross Country

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Description: Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

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 1.0 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 more or less ($99) giving away a Fattie Slims™ wheel set with every Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0.


Key Features of the Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike:
  • Gears: 2x9
  • Frame: 6061 Alloy
  • Fork:Framed 6061 Rigid Alloy Fork
  • Seat Clamp: Framed Quick Release
  • Crankset: Truvativ 38/28T Chain Rings
  • Bottom Bracket: 100 mm Sealed
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM X7
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X5
  • Freewheel: SRAM 9 Speed 11-34T
  • Chain: X9 Rust-Proof Finish 10 Speed
  • Headset: Neco
  • Brakes: F&R Avid BB5 w/160 mm Rotors
  • Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
  • Shifters: SRAM X5 2 Speed Front, 9 Speed Rear
  • Grips: Lock on Grips
  • Stem: Framed Lightweight Alloy 100 mmThreadless, 6 Degree Rise, 4 Bolt
  • Handlebar: Framed Lightweight Alloy 710 mm with 12 Degree Sweep
  • Saddle: Velo Plush
  • Seat Post: Framed Lightweight Alloy 400 mm x 30.9 mm
  • Pedals: Framed Alloy Sealed Platform Pedals with Removable Pins
  • Front Hub: 135 mm Quando Alloy Hub w/ QR
  • Rear Hub: 170 mm Quando Alloy Hub w/ QR
  • Rims: 26" Framed Alloy Single Wall Rim, 80 mm wide, 32h, w/ Weight Reducing Cut Outs
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel
  • Tires: VeeRubber Mission 26"x4" 120 TPI
Fat Bike Geometry Specs
Dimensions
Size Height
16" 5'5" - 5'9"
18" 5'8" - 6'0"
20" 5'11" - 6'3"

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.


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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
4 months 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
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
8 months ago
Best Bike Ever
This is the best value and one of the best handling fat tire bikes on the market! Great set up, Can't be beat at any price
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December 4, 2013
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
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
Framed Bike
This bike rocks
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March 30, 2014
MN, US
Age: 25-44
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
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
"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
Well built bike worthy of upgrades!!!!!!!
This is a great bike for the price. I can'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

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Good price for a well-configured fat bike.
Peter S on Jul 23, 2014
I was shopping for a winter bike but not sure how much I would ride it. I found out about your bikes online and they sound like a good value and affordable enough for make to make the plunge!
James B on Jul 21, 2014
Seems like a good value, and since winter feels like it's 3/4 of the year around here, I wanted something safe to ride to work through snow and ice. The additional wheel set is a nice touch. This will hopefully eliminate a summer commuter from my quiver, One bike for a year round commute was my goal, we will see how it goes.
Ryan D on Jul 22, 2014
Good value when compared to other models.
Aaron D on Jul 21, 2014
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
Is there a pannier rack that will fit the 2.0?
A shopper on Jul 27, 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
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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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 · 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: I don't know because I have not received mine yet. Looking forward to it.
Reply · Report · Michael P on Jan 2, 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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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: 4" for the fattie rims.
2" for the slims
Reply · Report · Darek F on Jan 15, 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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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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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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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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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: I asked this question recently and was told they have them for sale at their retail location in St Paul.
Reply · Report · Brian M on Jun 14, 2014
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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is an owners manual included w/ bike?
A shopper on Mar 16, 2014
Best Answer: I do not believe a manual was included. It is recommended that you get the bike assembled at your local bike shop (although it is pretty much full assembled shipped). I am not sure what information you would need in a manual, but I am sure there are plenty of web sites with fat tire riders that would be happy to answer your questions
Reply · Report · Daniel M on Mar 16, 2014
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I'm 5'7. 30 inseam. My normal MTB is a 18inch. Should i go with the 18 or the 16?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2014
Best Answer: I am 5-8, and wear a 32" inseam for my jeans. My 18" 2.0 is a perfect fit. Based on your question, I think you could probably go with either the 16 or 18, but I think the 18 is a better size. The 2.0 is a more upright geometry, and if the top is a little long, you can easily get a shorter stem. The 2.0 is the best fat bike value on the market, enjoy!
Reply · Report · CHRISTOPHER J P on Mar 27, 2014
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Are there bosses for mounting water bottle cages and cargo racks?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2014
Best Answer: There is a single water bottle mount on the down tube. For rear racks, eyelets near the dropouts and 4mm hardware on the seat stay near the seat tube. There are eyelets on the rear of the fork near the dropouts, and a single hole through the apex of the fork where it meets the steer tube.
Reply · Report · Dustin W on Feb 22, 2014
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I am 5'9" would a 20" bike be a good choice, because trek wanted to give me 19.5" for the Farley?
mauricio j on May 16, 2014
Best Answer: I just received my 20" and have ridden it once. I really like it. I am 6' with long legs (short torso). the top tube is a bit short for my liking so I'll probably put on a longer stem (seat is all the way back). It comes with a straight seatpost, so I could go with a layback, but I'll probably hold off. I'd say 20" might be ok for 5'9", but you may want to consider going a size down
Reply · Report · timothy p on May 16, 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.

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Reply · Report · Galen C on Mar 12, 2014
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how many water bottles can it hold?
Are there mounting points for mud guards?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2014
Best Answer: 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
Reply · Report · steven k on Apr 14, 2014
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I vacation in South Florida on N. Captiva Island which is a remote island accessible only by either boat or small plane. There are no gas powered motor vehicles on the island, only electric golf carts as the island is all sand…and I mean all sand, no paved roads. I'm pretty sure fat bikes are not very popular in Florida because I cannot find a retailer who sells or rents any, which surprises me. My question is this, how would the Minnesota 2.0 handle on just sand, dry and wet, and which model should I consider given the fact that I'm dealing with lots of sand along with the salty ocean air and water? The silver with red anodized rims to the painted models? Thanks.
Chris on Mar 22, 2014
Best Answer: Sounds like a lovely place to vacation! My wife and I have been very pleased with our MN 2.0's since we purchased them in February of this year. We've ridden in all kinds of conditions, but no sand yet (although have familiy in southern NJ and can't wait to ride them at the beach as know they'll be just as much fun as everywhere else we've ridden them!). Would recommend the anodized rims of the red/silver vs. the other painted ones. Wife has red/silver and it's holding up better than my white/orange. You'll probably want to change the crank and bottom bracket right away to an external sealed bearing type to keep out the salt and sand. Lots of cool upgrades you can do to the bike. For tires Vee Missions might be a little overkill for sand, but Vee Speedsters or Vee 8's might be an inexpensive alternative. Base price for bike is wonderful and allows some extra cash to customize these bikes which is almost as much fun as riding them! Hope you find the right bike for you!
Reply · Report · MARK C on Apr 29, 2014
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Can you get a white Minasota 2.0 with the red rims?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2014
Best Answer: I doubt if you can considering they come all boxed up right in the container, Unless of course their shop will swap them out for you.
Reply · Report · David F on Mar 13, 2014
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Can the Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike be ordered with a Cruiser style handlebar and larger seat? Thank you.
Jerry M on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: I'm not aware of any custom options from The House or Framed Minnesota for the 2.0, at least there weren't any other than choice of color when I ordered mine and my wife's 2.0. That said, we put On-One's Mary Bars on ours for less than $30 each. Saddles are a very personal choice -- my wife opted for another saddle with an anatomic cutout for women (about $30) and I transferred my Brooks Champion Flyer saddle from another bike. We love our 2.0s and have been having a blast on them all summer!
Reply · Report · STEPHEN Z on Aug 21, 2014
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Hi, I was wondering if you had any plans to introduce a model with suspension forks (such as Rockshox Bluto)?
Simon on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: Simon - The Minnesota 2.0 was designed around a rigid fork, so the geometry is not necessarily conducive to a suspension fork. There are a few aftermarket fork options available on the internet and in your LBS, but we do not plan on offering it stock. Our Minnesota 3.0 and Alaskan series are designed around suspension fork, and we invite you to look at those options if you are looking for front suspension.
Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 10, 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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I own a surly pug and this 2.0 seems like a steal and the components are almost identical to my Pug for a lot less $$ and come with an extra wheel set. I'm very interested but it seems like I'm missing something. Am I?
Jason V on Feb 23, 2014
Best Answer: I've been very happy with it ridden on the street about 10 miles an off road about 15 so far. the bottom bracket was loose and they claim that's normal. my bike mechanic says it was never Tightened properly it's a minor issue probably cost me $35. the front wheel does seem to flex and make some noise when I lean into an uphill climb pretty hard. so that would be my only question is the quality of the wheels but I don't know much about what brand they are or anything. I am a 200 pounder!
Reply · Report · Patrick R on Feb 25, 2014
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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?
tony r on Jan 20, 2014
Best Answer: I checked out the demo bikes in the showroom. There are rear braze-ons. There are no front braze-ons.
Reply · Report · Jeffrey I on Jan 20, 2014
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Are fat bikes ideal for a motor ?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: This bike would be better for an engine, More so than other types of bikes. Larger frame and tires.... It would be a cool ride with a motor.

The only problem I could foresee would be when dealing with the tire / axel size and fitting the prefab kits that are potentially made for a 135mm span. Check into that and I would say go for it.
Reply · Report · Matthew P on Sep 3, 2014
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What are widest rims and tires that the 2.0 frame and fork can accommodate?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: the widest tires that the Minnesota 2.0 can fit on the fork is a 4.8" tire. The back tire is as wide as it can be already with a 4.0 that comes with it.
Reply · Report · David GStaff on Aug 17, 2014
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Hello guys,

You guys offer a great deal with this bike but I would like to know if you plan to offer this bike with a internal hub and belt drive??
I know there is a market for this and you guys would be well position to take it.

Thanks,
Marc
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: Sweet, i love it right now.... i put city tires on it, and ride it around... but the internal hub with a belt drive would be cool as hell.... i would be interested in a trade up for that..... keep us informed
Reply · Report · Scott B on Jul 26, 2014
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Will the 2.0 take a different crankset or chainring. Need a 22 tooth for the climbs around here. Gear ratios are way too high for these kind of bikes?
Fred S on Jan 29, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, just replace the chainring(s) as needed. Some people have opted to replace just the 28t with a 22t, others have replaced both, going with 22/32. Just replacing the 28t with a 22t gives you a big range, but will require a couple of upshifts / downshifts in the rear to accommodate this larger chainring spread.
Reply · Report · Paul N. on Feb 19, 2014
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Could I purchase a white frame with black wheelset, I do not care for the orange?
jon b on Jan 28, 2014
Best Answer: Hello, my oppinios is that black colour is very universal and famous by large range of users. But to be different from other conventional bike sellers I would prefer just orange design to evoke striking uniqueness.
Reply (1) · Report · Pavel J on Jan 29, 2014
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I am 5 ft 11 in. the 19 1.0 sounds perfect but I am looking at the 2.0... I fit both the 18 and 20 inch according to the chart.which would I get?(my inseem is 32)
tom r on Jan 8, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on how you like your bike to feel. You might consier measuring your current bike and comparing it to the 2.0 geometry. If you love your bike fit, match as closely as you can. if it feels too big or too small then size accordingly. I am 6' with a 32" inseam and I bought the 18, but suspect that I'd prefer the 20. I have the seat post fully extended on the 18", and wouldn't mind if I wasn't in such a racy position.
Reply · Report · jonathon d on Feb 21, 2014
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Can you get black rims for a 20" frame?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: It appears that the 18" is the only size offered right now. You should call Minnesota Framed or the House to see if they can get a 20" black 2.0 for you.
I am 5'7" and I ride the 18" black 2.0 comfortably.
Reply · Report · Joe G on Jul 21, 2014
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Can this bike be purchased with aluminum cruiser handle bars and seat?
Jerry M on May 9, 2014
Best Answer: I am sure you can Ask, it will most likely cost more.
These bikes are boxed and ready for shipping; they ship probably from vendor. your best bet is to have the LBS do whatever you want/need because to keep warranty info on it, you need to take to LBS for final assembly.
Reply · Report · Mark P on May 9, 2014
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Being 6'1, should I go with the 20 inch?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2014
Best Answer: Check the website - it will help with your other dimensions ie long arms etc. The 20 is really big.
Reply · Report · Bradley S on Mar 31, 2014
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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.
Greg Eugene on Feb 3, 2014
Best Answer: 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!
Reply · Report · Glen S on Feb 9, 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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Im 5'10" with a 30 inch inseam. will the 16in frame fit? Thanks.
Greg L on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: Greg- the important measurement is your inseam - measure yourself (or trust your pants size), then use the Sizing & Fit link next to the size choice drop down menu to determine which size will fit you best
Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 2, 2014
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I am wondering what size frame would be recommended being 5'11'' it looks like I am in the middle of both the 18'' and 20'' frame?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: Shopper - the important measurement is your inseam - measure yourself (or trust your pants size), then use the Sizing & Fit link next to the size choice drop down menu to determine which size will fit you best. When I am between sizes, I tend to go for a smaller size with mountain bikes, and the larger size in road bike. That said, fat bikes are fairly forgiving.
Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 2, 2014
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Can I use the Bud and Lou 4.8" tires on the Minnesota 2.0?
Paul C on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: You can fit up to a 4.8in tire on the front and up to a 4.5in tire depending on the tread on the rear.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Sep 2, 2014
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Can I use the Rock Shox Bluto RL 100mm Bike Fork on the Minnesota 2.0?
Paul C on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: The MN 2.0 does not have a tapered headtube to accommodate a suspension fork. There are some people who have added a coupling to make the Bluto fork work but you will have to get a new hub to the tru axle and have you hub restrung. So in the interest of money and Time I would suggest just upgrading to the MN 3.0
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Sep 2, 2014
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Can I use the Surley bud and lou tires on the Minnesota 2.0? Looks like the 4.8 inch will work on the front, but 4.8 inches on the back may rub on the chain.
A shopper on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: You can fit up to a 4.8in tire on the front and up to a 4.5in tire depending on the tread on the rear.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Sep 2, 2014
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I need a 18" for me
And a 16"
For the wife. Really want to bring them with is to mexico on July 26. Can you help and what price can you offer for 2 bikes?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: We can most deficiently help. Are you inquiring about Fat Bikes?
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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what size wheels are on this bike?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Framed MN 2.0 comes stock with 26x4.0 tires
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Jul 22, 2014
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I have been riding one of these Minnesota's for a few days now. I like it so far and noticing the bike is taking my weight aside from a few small creaks here and there. I am 6'1 and about 320 lbs. My question simple, does anyone know the official weight support is for this bike? Most bikes are around 250lbs and I can imagine this would be rated a bit higher due to the nature of the build. Just curious, thank you for your answers.
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Framed MN 2.0 can support up to 300lbs
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Jul 22, 2014
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Is it possible to ship Minnesota 2.0 with the 29 wheelset to Canada via USPS instead of FedEx? Also, what is the availability of Minnesota 2.0 in 18" frame size and silver/red or white/orange? Thanks.
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we can only ship the bikes via FedEx at this time. The only 2.0 that is currently in stock in an 18" is the silver red.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Sep 2, 2014
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what is the weight limit on this? can it take a 280 lb rider on trails?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: The 2.0 can handle that, and more!
Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 10, 2014
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I am 5'4" and have a 29 inch inseam. Will I have enough stand over height on the 16" bike?
sara h on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: Sara - stand-over for the 16" is 30lbs, at a point 4 inches in front of the nose of the saddle. We also offer smaller versions: http://www.the-house.com/qfrmin2w15bp15zz-framed-bikes.html
Hope that helps!
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