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Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/ Bluto Fork

Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/ Bluto Fork
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Description: Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/ Bluto Fork

The Framed Minnesota 3.0 symbolizes the pinnacle of evolution of the Minnesota fat bike series.  Adopting the best features from its earlier brethren, the Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0, the 3.0 combines the affordability Framed Bikes is known for with the most desirable fat bike attributes. The Minnesota 3.0 is the most capable and advanced bike in the Minnesota line.  This bike utilizes a cross country mountain biking geometry to put the rider in a position to achieve the most leverage and power over the bike while keeping a comfortable position.  Front 150mm and rear 190mm hub spacing offers the versatility to run up to 4.8" tires while also providing a strong and stable platform to increase power transfer and control.

The Minnesota 3.0 frame has a tapered headtube, which serves multiple purposes.  First and foremost, the tapered head tube provides a wider steering base which improves control, cornering ability, and overall power transfer. Pressure and force is more evenly distributed using a larger base for the head tube-fork interface.  Second, the tapered head tube allows the rider to upgrade to the latest and greatest forks on the market, including the Framed Carbon fork, Lauf Carbonara, RST Renegade, and Rockshox Bluto.  The control aspects combined with the ability to run multiple fork options makes this Minnesota the obvious trail-slaying fat bike choice.      

This ground pounder starts with a 6061 oversized Aluminum alloy frame set for high intensity riding, but yet light enough to maintain pin-point maneuverability.  The Minnesota 3.0 has an upgraded SRAM X7 2x10 drivetrain for even more range and climbing ability as well as stopping power from Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors.  The hubs and bottom bracket are sealed for a clean dependable roll.  Traction is brought to you by the Framed Minnesota 4" 120 tpi folding bead tires with lightweight tubes.  The result of this great combo is a true, take-it-anywhere, do-anything fat bike that won't break your piggy bank!

MN 3.0 with Rockshox Bluto fork:  RockShox started with the features you've come to love: fast black aluminum upper tubes, stout 15mm Maxle or crown adjustable damping, tapered steerer tube, and the infinitely tunable Solo Air spring. The chassis received the fat treatment by re-engineering it to meet the unique needs of fat tires and wheels. Everything from crown to axle has been optimized to tackle the increased torsional loads of its wide stance. With more traction and control than ever before, you'll never be happier you went fat.


Key Features of Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/ Bluto Fork:
Frame: FRAMED Exclusive Oversized 6061 Aluminum Alloy frame. BLUTO READY; TIG Welded Oversized 6061 Aluminum Alloy, Tapered Headtube, Integrated Headset, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Cage Brazeons, Sealed 100mm Bottom Bracket. 16" 18" 20" 22. Please see sizing chart for correct stand over
Fork: RockShox Bluto Suspension fork; 100mm Solo Air Spring, turn key damping, disc mount, 150 mm spacing. Fits wheels from 26" x 4.8" to 29" x 2" (150mm w/15mm thru axle)
Headset: Neco Headset 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
Gear: 2X10, Front 28/38t Rear 11-32
Crank Set: Truvativ 28/38t, 175mm alloy cranks with Square taper fully-replaceable, durable heat-treated steel chainrings.
Bottom Bracket: Neco 100mm Sealed
Cassette: Sram 10 Speed Cassette 11-32t
Shifters: Sram X7 1 x 10 Speed Trigger Shifters
Front Derailleur: Sram X7 Front Derailleur; Smooth Shifting X-Glide Drive.
Rear Derailleur: Sram X7 Rear Derailleur Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10 speed performance
Chain: KMC X10EPT Stretch-resistant ECO- ProteQ for superior rust resistance
Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc with 160 mm rotors, Dual Knob Pad Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5; Aluminum, Reversible, Flat Rate Pull Reach Adjustment, Qwik-Adjust Barrel Adjuster
Handlebar: FRAMED Lightweight Alluminum Alloy 710mm, 12 degree sweep 1/2 inch rise
Grips: FRAMED lightweight low profile lock on
Bar Stem: FRAMED Aluminum Alloy 100mm Threadless 6 degree rise, 4 bolt
Saddle: WTB Volt Saddle 135mm Enough padding for all day riding comfort yet scant enough weights for XC competition gaining it endless acclaim and popularity among riders.
Seat Clamp: Promax Seatpost Clamp MX-86 35mm 8NM
Seat Post: FRAMED Lightweight Alluminum Alloy 400mm X 31.6mm
Front Hub: Quanta Alloy 14G x 32H x 150mm Sealed, 15mm Thru Axle
Rear Hub: Quanta Alloy 14G x 32H x 190mm Sealed 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: Not included; Please check out our Framed brand Pedals
Weight: 34 lbs 3oz: Framed bases the weight of their MN 3.0 bikes on an average 18" Frame. The exact weight may vary slightly from what is posted.

Minnesota 3.0 Geometry Specs
Key Features of the Rock Shox Bluto RL 100mm Bike Fork:
  • TRAVEL: 100MM
  • WEIGHT: 1,796g (3.96lb)
  • DAMPING: RL
  • AVAILABLE SPRINGS: Solo Air
  • ADJUSTMENTS: Reboun, crown or remote lockout
  • CROWN: Forged, AL66 TV aluminum
  • UPPER TUBES: 32mm aluminum, Fast Black
  • LOWERS: Magnesium
  • MAXIMUM ROTOR SIZE: 200mm
  • COLOR OPTIONS: Black, White (OEM only), Diffusion Black (OEM only)
  • Axle: 15x150mm Maxle Lite
  • Offset: 51mm
  • Brake Type: Disc
    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 3.0 w/ Bluto Fork

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
14 Reviews
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great value for the money
disc brake mounts on stock fork were bent causing caliper housing to rub on disc,luckily i had ordered bike with the optional Bluto fork
will see how Framed handles the problem
1st ride with bike I was able to ride thru a rock garden that had beat me every other time,the 4.25 wide tires float over anything
2nd ride was down a local Cape Cod beach,very impressive on sand,This bike should give the name brand bikes a run for the money !!!!
December 2, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Advanced
Great bike for the price
I recently received my 3.0 bike and have taken it out on two single track rides. The initial ride was more to get accustomed to the bikes dimensions and what adjustments would be needed. I did assemble the bike myself, but also took the bike to my LBS to have it tuned up correctly. After the initial ride I did replace the seat post with a Thomson Setback for better downhill and also replaced the back brake with an inexpensive Avid Juicy hydraulic I had in my parts cabinet. The second ride was amazing! The trails are mostly rocks and roots which allowed the Bluto shock to work perfectly. I ride a Stumpy Elite and a hard tail SS and I felt just as comfortable on the 3.0 as my other bikes. I will admit that the weight of the 3.0 makes the ride a little more challenging, but the "What the hell was that??" look on the other bikers faces is well worth it. Strongly recommend the 3.0 for the price and quality. I only hope we get that one day of snow in McKinney so I can try that out!
December 1, 2014
McKinney, TX, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Advanced
Almost 5 stars
This is a great bike for the money. I am having a blast riding it any and everywhere! Two things keep it from being 5 star. First it came with both factory rigid for and Bluto. Brake caliper mount on rigid was not welded on correct and the caliper was never going to line up. So on went the Bluto and there it will stay. Second item is this bike be geared OK for the flatlands of middle America but it is never going to cut it in the Pac NW where we actually have MOUNTAINS. I re-geared to 22-36T Race Face and all is right in the world.
January 8, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Expert
2500km and still going strong...
this is a Fantastic bike for the money. I waited until my Garmin GPS said 2500km have been ridden, before I did a review. The Frame, rims and hubs have performed flawlessly. The drivetrain wore out, but that is expected of any bike doing serious off-roading for 5 months. Had to replace the chain, cassette, RD pulleys and one front chain ring. I spiked the original tires for winter frozen lake riding, and upgraded to bulldozer tires for the spring. Had a blizzard, and the bulldozers drove through that, almost as good as the spiked tires!

Steep, long gravel inclines? no problem. mud or loose beach sand that would stop any other bike..? not this one! it's amazing. people always stop and ask about the bike, and where can they buy one.... so I point them to the HOUSE web site.

I made minor upgrades to the bike, mainly the bars and stem, to accommodate my stack and reach. I left the drivetrain alone, because like I said above, when you ride THIS kind of kind, through every season and every condition, there is no need to upgrade to high-end parts. the stock parts do fine. One thing I did find very helpful, was to upgrade the shifting and brake cables to Shimano XT, after the bike had dealt with a season of snow and salt... shifting got clunky, even after cleaning the original cables. Once upgraded, the original components and shifters worked as good as new.

There is nothing I can say is a con with this bike. I was a TT specialist for many years... I was used to 15 lbs, ultra-high end carbon racers doing 40kph for 30 minutes (20km courses). Then I was hit by a car and wanted to still ride a bike, but stay off the roads.

This was the perfect bike for me. And after riding it 5-6 months, I have gained more muscle mass on it, that from several years on a road bike. And this bike with hit 40kph, with the bluto and the bulldozers on it, for 0.5 km sprints on smooth pavement. you can surprise the hell out of the road bikers with this thing. and the SOUND... amazing !! it is the first time in my life, you don't have to say "on your left".... the people have already heard the bike tires howling and get the heck out of the way ; ))
June 22, 2015
Toronto, ON, CA
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Advanced
Minnesota 3.0 with Shock
I've put 100 miles on this bike The bike performs very well this was my first fat bike and I was very impressed by the ride The only two weaknesses in the bike are the crank and the rims I recommend replacing the crank with a race face and going to a one by set up. The rims are light weight and they are easy to remove a tire from no tire levers needed but difficult to balance on the wheel and nearly impossible to make tubeless. But for the price you can replace the rims and crank and still be significantly cheaper then any other bike on the market
December 6, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Great value - no problems
Received bike in good conditions via UPS on day 4 as scheduled. Well packaged. Assembly only involved mounting the bars, wheels and seat post. Derailleurs and brakes only required very minor adjustments. Note that the front fork has a small hard to see allen pinch bolt that needs to be loosened to remove the thru axle.

I have installed the Bluto fork - FYI it is about 1 3/4" taller than the rigid fork. Depending on the amount of sag you set, the front end geometry will change w/ the suspension fork.

Bike with Bluto fork and Perf Campus pedals (446g per pair) weighed 34lbs 10oz. - cheap digital scale that may not be 100% accurate.
Front wheel w/ tires and rotor - 3232 g - 7lbs 2oz
Rear wheel w/ tire, rotor, cassette, and QR -3882g- 8lbs 9 oz
Seat post - 360g
Seat - 292g
Rigid fork - 1066g 2lbs 5 oz

Rode in some wet, boggy thawing tundra like conditions and the flotation was very impressive. Can ride staight over a 5" curb and hardly notice it.

Fat tire bikes are heavy and not fast but in the right conditions they are awesome. Highly recommended!
March 25, 2015
Laurel, MD, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Intermediate
Excellent handeling and Go anywhere feel
I ordered this bike in May and received it within the 2 weeks they told me. I had it assembled at a Bike shop near me (Woodstock, GA) and they commented on the excellent quality of the welds and equipment choice. I took the bike to Pensacola, FL and rode in the powder white sand with no issues (What a great work out). I put about 20 miles on it the first week, with no issues. I brought it home and went ridding on the Blankets Creek trails near my house and it flew through the muck with ease. This bike gets the looks and sparks a lot of conversations on the trail. I recommend this bike to anyone. Happy Trails.
November 17, 2015
Woodstock, GA, US
Age: 45-64
Ability:
Intermediate
Great overall bike
I'd been shopping fat bikes for quite some time.. Demoed a Salsa Mukluk, checked out the options on bikesdirect.com, but something drew me to this bike.

I knew I wanted the bluto because this bike will most likely never see snow, as I ride trails in Arkansas/Oklahoma. I compared my options and pulled the trigger on this bike.

Got it home, and I took it to the bike shop so they could finalize the assembly and also cut down the steer tube to my desired length on the Bluto fork. My main issue isn't with the bike itself, rather with Framed. The box was in perfect shape, so it wasn't due to shipping damages but the rear derailleur was bent so bad that it bound up in the spokes of the rear wheel. And the derailleur hanger was also bent badly. I contacted Framed and got in touch with George Miller and he acted like he was at least going to send me a new hanger. This was on 12/30/14 and Jan 20th now... It still may show up, I have no idea because I haven't been able to get a reply.. But the bike shop was able to bend it back somewhat and my derailleur, but it's still not shifting smoothly and I've had to order a new hanger and rear derailleur out of my pocket book. (FYI i was there at the shop and helped the guys unbox the item)

It really gets a lot of attention wherever I take the bike, people constantly stopping me to ask about it and ride it etc.. The 20" frame is a very comfortable fit for me. I'm 6', 32" inseam with exceptionally long arms. My biggest complaint about the bike itself would be the wheelset. To my knowledge i don't think you could convert them to tubeless (which would be a huge weight savings). The red anodizing looks really cool though, and it adds a nice pop of color. My bike with the bluto and no pedals weighed 34lbs 10oz. Not terrible, not great. The brakes have good stopping power, just not as much modulation as i'm used to high end hydraulic disk brakes.

Overall I'm quite pleased with it. I'm amazed that for the money you get the bluto fork which by itself retails for $649! This bike blows away the Mukluk I demoed! So for the money I think its a great deal. Hopefully Framed or The House comes through for the damaged parts!
January 20, 2015
Sallisaw, OK, US
Age: 25-44
Ability:
Advanced
Killing it on the 3
Super enjoying 3 here in So Vt (southern arctic highlands) Bike performing really well. Folks amazed at stock weight and value (haven't put Bluto on yet). Some customization based on ability and terrain (lots of hills and varying snow conditions... different cassette and chainrings for me). Studded H-Billies w/grip studs and good for almost all conditions except super loose or deep (keep'em for summer, if you prefer something else for winter conditions). Been using it like crazy, days & nights. Offer it to others when I'm not on it so they can "drink the cool-aid"
January 22, 2015
Ability:
Advanced
Nice Ride and Great Value
I've had the opportunity to put about 40 miles on my 3.0, and my initial impressions are quite positive. I'm 5'10" and purchased a medium, the fit is good and very comfortable. Shorter effective top tube then some of the other bikes results in a more upright riding position, which I prefer. The only reason that I rate only 4 stars is due to the gearing on the crankset. If you plan to ride the bike in the snow, the stock gearing is too high. I think most people buy this bike for winter riding, so why not spec it with the proper gearing upfront. This is an easy fix for anyone with basic mechanical skills and can be done for <$50 by switching out chainrings. This shouldn't prevent you from buying the bike, but is an opportunity for Framed to improve their spec's going forward. If your looking for a fun ride this winter and willing to turn a wrench then get yourself a 3.0, you won't regret it.
January 17, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago

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Why did you choose this?
The-House.com Store
It looked like a good deal for a bike with suspension.
James M on Jun 10, 2015
Just what I was looking for in a fat bike
Ebe B on Dec 28, 2014
It looked like a good deal for a bike with suspension.
James M on Jun 10, 2015
Because it ROCKS !
Matthew K on Jan 27, 2015
Just what I was looking for in a fat bike
Ebe B on Dec 28, 2014
Can't beat the price for these options anywhere
BadCat on Nov 28, 2014
Was very happy with the MInnesota 2.0 and just sold that to upgrade to the 3.0.
Suspension fork and component spec at this price is great. Highly recommend the
Minnesota fatbikes and The House Boardshop.
Dave K on Oct 26, 2014
Because it ROCKS !
Matthew K on Jan 27, 2015
Can't beat the price for these options anywhere
BadCat on Nov 28, 2014
What if you weigh 260?
What bike is sturdier?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This bike should be fine for a 260lb rider, but you may want to have a certified mechanic adjust the fork for your weight.
Is it possible to install rear rack to Minnesota 3.0? Does it have needed screwholes?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The MN 3.0 can fit the Topeak Explorer. Here is a link on the site
http://www.the-house.com/qtoexptrdczz-topeak-bike-racks.html
Is it possible to replace the chain ring to smaller ones, say 22/36? What is the smallest chain ring that can be fitted to those Truvativ cranks?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I believe the smallest chainring the cranks can fit is 30 or 32T. Look into Wolftooth components 42T rear cog for more range ( http://www.wolftoothcycling.com/ )
Hope that helps!
I purchased the 3.0. About a month ago when shall. See it? Any release date or a general idea of when I should see it
A shopper on Sep 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I believe we expect those to ship out around 10/25/14
I periodically travel with my job and would prefer to work my schedule to coordinate with the delivery date of my bike. How will I be notified that my bike has been shipped? Will your company send me an e-mail with a tracking number or should I keep checking my Visa to see if it's been charged and thus shipped? Thank you for any information Bryan
Bryan E on Nov 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The day we ship your bike you will receive a tracking number.

If you are looking at your credit card statement that should be about a 2-3 day heads up before we ship. They will authorize all the orders and prep them to ship the minute we are done counting bikes.
Do the Minnesota 3's come with spare 29er wheels like the Minnesota 2's do?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Shopper - at this time we do not have a second wheel-set that fits the 3.0. We may offer a 29+ wheel set in the future, so keep checking back!
Hope that helps!
With regard to the Bluto 3.0, is the only reason that the Fattie Slims 29er wheelset will not work with it is that the the rear hub is 190mm, rather than 170mm? If so, is there any plan to add a new fattie slims option for the 3.0 in the future? Or, barring all else, would it be possible for a buyer to purchase a fattie slims wheelset and change out the rear hub for a 190mm hub and use it on the bluto 3.0? Thanks.
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Belay this question: the 2.0 has 135mm and 170mm hubs, while the 3.0 has 150mm and 190mm hubs, so obviously neither wheel of the existing fattie slims wheelset would work on the 3.0.

The question becomes whether a 150mm & 190mm fattie slims package for the 3.0 and the Alaska (it would be very nice with the carbon forks) is in the works.
Are the Vee Rubber H-Billie tires tubeless ready?
Eric S on Sep 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: the manufacture probably would not describe these tires as "tubeless" ready, but i believe that people on online forums have had success in doing this. i would research what others have done on google.
Are the quando hubs loose ball / cup/ cone with rubber seals or sealed precision cartridge bearings?
joejoe on Jan 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are indeed sealed cartridges. I love my 3.0... I would recommend changing the cassette to a 11-36 and you can take a lot of weight off by changing the bottom bracket. The 68.5 head tube angle is definitely noticeable as well. I've put at least 300 miles on her with no issues at all and I have rode with shock in vt during this cold snap. Hope I helped and peddle on!
Frame/ bike, 3 versus Alaska?
mike p on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mike - Good question!
The Minnesota 3.0 and the Alaskan are similar in that they both are aluminum, have 150/190mm hubs, allowing for the use of tires up to 5"; and they both have tapered steering tubes, allowing for the use of the Bluto fork.

Some differences are that the 3.0 comes with a front derailer, making it a 2x10 vs the Alaskan 1x10; the finish is nicer on the Alaskan (sanded welds, hydro-formed tubing), better hubs on the Alaskan, and an option for the "full monty" build where you would get the Bluto, the carbon fork, the 4.0" Maxxis Mammoth tires as well as the 4.7" Vee Rubber Bulldozers, a Raceface Turbine cranksest and an option for the Wolftooth 42T giant cog.
Hope that helps!
tire pressure on fat bikes ?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Recommend 5-7 PSI on snow. 6-8 PSI works well on technical, rocky New England singletrack. For fast rolling on doubletrack, rails-to-trails and road riding, 8-12 PSI does the trick. The smoother the surface, the higher the pressure.This information is from personal experience and will vary with the tire configuration and rider weight. Hope these recommendations give you a good starting point. Have fun!
About how much does an 8" complete bike weigh?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: a complete 18" Minnesota 2.0 weighs in around 34lbs
Narrow wheel set for 3 yet? 29" seems to be current direction. Ever consider 27.5+?
mike p on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought this bike to ride in the snow first and foremost! We don't get much snow in Kansas City, MO but I wanted to be ready when it does. I did consider 29", 27.5", etc but they all lacked the ability to float like the fatty! Yes it is a bigger heavier bike to maneuver, but you get the large diameter of a 29" and similar confidence in the technical sections. I've found that I am slower but I enjoy the ride much more whether on paved or dirt!
Back order in 3 weeks then? Ship set sail?
mike p on Oct 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mike,

Correct. The date listed in Orange on the right side of the page is as close of an arrival estimate as we have.

-Tim
Pedals not included?? ....who do I see about some pedals? Is it possible to get the blue option...is that a longer wait due to backorder?
ian k on Oct 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: All 3.0 will arrive at the same time. As for pedals the reason we are not selling it with pedals is cause a lot of people like a different style pedal then everyone else. If you are wanting pedals you can order any pedal we have in stock
Will you be able to upgrade from the Minnesota 3 frame with an Alaska carbon or aluminum frame some time later? Swap out parts to Alaska frames if you can get one separately?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Carbon Frame comes with a 197 rear hub so the 3.0's hub will not fit the rear. Almost all other parts can be transferred when doing a new build later.
Seems like you got 2 different blue ..website shows a light almost aqua blue...but your site show a much darker blue???
ian k on Oct 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hey Ian,

The Blue you are seeing here on The-House.com is the correct color for the Framed Minnesota 3.0. That light aqua you see on the Mini-sota and Women's 2.0 is specific to those models.
How do we pick between version one and two? Would like to know if it comes with one fork or two..
A shopper on Oct 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Framed Minnesota 3.0 Full monte will come with both forks. If you order it with one fork or the other, it will come with that fork and you will have to pay full price for the other fork
Does this version come with both front forks?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes -when purchasing the 3.0 with the Bluto fork, it also comes with the Alloy fork
Hope that helps!
Does each fork come with a crown race and star nut installed?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yep!
I have seen pictures of the 3.0 with colored hubs and a seat post clamp to match the color of the bikes rims. Was this a proto type or does the bike come with these features? How firm is the 11-8-2014 ship date or is it more like 11-25-2014? Thanks Bryan
Bryan E on Oct 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The MN 3.0 will come with matching rims and seat post collar along with headset spacers. The Shipping date has been pushed back to 11/27
So I see that the 3.0 can accommodate a 4.8 inch tire. Just to be sure, does this mean that the Surly Lou and Bud 4.8 tires will fit on there?
Eric S on Oct 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Eric - I believe you can fit one of those on the front, but you will likely have clearance issues with an unmodified tire that large in the back. The knobs on those tires are very tall, mostly to the sides.
How much does the Minnesota 3.0 Rockshox bluto weigh?
Eric S on Sep 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sub 35 lbs.
Does the Alaskan or 3.0 have the ability to use Fattie slimwheel and trail wheel sets, like the 1.0 and 2.0, so the bike can be used as either a fattie or regular 29'er trail bike in the summer?
Vikingman on Jan 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When I purchased my 3.0 in fall of 2014, it could NOT accommodate the slims because the wheel retention system differed. i.e. the 3.0 uses a through axle. They mentioned that in the future they might make a slim that would work but I don't know if that happened. I would contact the manufacturer to get definitive answer.
Is this frame going to accept a 4.8 inch tire, such as a Surly Lou or Bud?
Aaron C on Feb 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Some 4.8" will work, such as a Dillinger 5 or Surly Bud. However, the Surly Lou is a tight fit and probably wouldn't be the best choice.
Looking at the 3.0 with Bluto. I was thinking of 20" size- what is stand over for 20"? I'm 6 foot with a 33 inseam and ride a 20" Ellsworth Truth, 19" Kona Hei-Hei 2-9er and my road and cross bikes are 58cm
Paul K on Oct 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Paul - I think you are right with the 20"
It only shows the Bluto option online for the black/red 3.0. Can you order the bluto on the blue/black 3.0 for the same price?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: the Framed Minnesota 3.0 black/blue will also have to option for the "Bluto" suspension fork. They are the same bike same geometry just different colors and the price will be the same.
How long will your sale prices last?
jimmy on Feb 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jimmy,
There is always a little fluctuation here as we are still getting these bikes.... but I checked with our bike guys... and the current sale price should last through at least the end of the month.
What is the difference between the Minnesota 3.0 XWT with Bluto 2 fork package, and the Minnesota 3.0 with Bluto 2 fork package ?
Matthew K on Feb 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The XWT comes with a 4.7" Bulldozer tire and the reg 3.0 package comes with a 4.25" H-Billie tire.
Can the Bluetooth fork accommodate 4.8" tires as well?
Da'bane on Nov 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes Bluto, and Yes it will accept a 4.8" tire.