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Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike 2015

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Type: Fat Bike
Material: Aluminum
Rear Gears: 10
Front Gears: Double
Weight: 31.15 lbs
Recommeded Use: Road, General, Commuter, Fat Tire, Mountain - Cross Country

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Description: Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike

Go Big or Go Home! Shred and conquer regions where time forgot with the Minnesota 3.0, featuring Vee Rubber H-Billie 26" x 4.25" 120 TPI tires. Ride these XL skins at low Psi for insane traction and unsurpassed float over snow and sand. The 3.0 is designed to go deeper into the unknown than standard fat bikes. Pedal your way through primitive terrain with a Minnesota 3.0.

Looking for the ultimate in off-road handling? The 3.0's frameset is constructed of oversized 6061 alloy tubing for extreme riding, but yet light enough to maintain pin-point maneuverability. The Avid BB7 brakes provide reliable, consistent stopping power in snow, slush and sand. The Framed single-wall rims with unsurpassed strength-to-weight ratio matched with the super tread of the Vee tires allow you to remain in control during those "oh crap" moments.

For 2015, Framed is excited to announce the launch of two Minnesota 3.0 versions:
Version #1: Comes standard with a rigid alloy fork but can be easily upgraded to a Bluto. The front wheel has a 150mm thru axle hub with a 15mm thru axle that allows you to change to a Bluto set up quickly and easily.

Version #2: Comes standard with an alloy rigid fork AND the RockShox Bluto fork; (included but not installed) thus, giving you 100mm of squish up front. This trail-friendly version is ready to tackle whatever the trail or season throws at it.

Both versions utilize a 190mm rear hub and a 150mm thru axle hub with a 15mm thru axle to accommodate up to a 4.8" tire on the front and back. Framed didn't stop there, it upgraded the drivetrain to SRAM X7 2x10 for more range and included Avid BB7 brakes for more stopping power and easier adjustment. The hubs and bottom bracket are sealed for a clean dependable roll.

The RockShox Bluto fork is a $649 investment in your bike. Most riders investing in a high-end fork like the Bluto will have certain riding preferences, such as your stack height. The last thing we want to do is make an assumption and cut your fork too short. We do not install the Bluto fork so that you can match the stack height to your riding preferences.

    • Gears: 2x10
    • Frame: 6061 Alloy
    • Fork:Framed 6061 Rigid Alloy Fork (Tapered Steerer)
    • Seat Clamp: Promax Bolt on
    • Crankset: Truvativ 38/ 28T Chain Rings
    • Bottom Bracket: 100mm Sealed
    • Front Derailleur: SRAM X7
    • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X7
    • Freewheel: SRAM 10 Speed 11-32T
    • Chain: X10 Rust-Proof Finish 10 Speed
    • Headset: Neco
    • Brakes: F and R Avid BB7 with 160mm Rotors
    • Brake Levers: F and R Avid FR-5
    • Shifters: SRAM X7, 2x10
    • Grips: Lock on Grips
    • Stem: Framed Lightweight Alloy 100mm Threadless, 6° Rise, 4 Bolt
    • Handlebar: Framed Lightweight Alloy 710mm, 12° Sweep 1/2" Rise
    • Saddle: WTB Volt
    • Seat Post: Framed Lightweight Alloy 400mm x 31.6mm
    • Pedals: NOT INCLUDED
    • Front Hub: 150mm Quando Sealed Alloy Hub w/ 15mm Alloy Thru Axle
    • Rear Hub: 190mm Quando Sealed Alloy Hub with QR
    • Rims: 26" Framed Alloy Single Wall Rim, 80mm wide, 32h, with Weight Reducing Cut Outs
    • Spokes: 14g Stainless Steel
    • Tires: Vee Rubber H-Billie 26" x 4.25" 120 tpi (Lightweight Folding)
    • Tubes: Innova .8mm Lightweight Tubes
    • 20 Speed Bike

    Minnesota 3.0 Geometry Specs

    Every Framed Fat Bike frame comes with a (3) year warranty. All components have a 2 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

NOTE: All bikes are sold and delivered partially assembled. Final assembly should be done by a certified bike technician. Failure to have the bike assembled by a certified bike technician may void the warranty and could result in damage and/or injury if not assembled correctly.

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nice bike
Bike came with rear wheel in the frame. After attaching handle bars, no adjustment of rear derailer was necessary. I'm 6'4", inseam about 35", i ordered the 22" 3.0. I'm happy with the fit, standing over i still have two inches of clearance. This bike comes with attach points for two water bottles. Lucky for me tires came installed and inflated. Because i didn't own a presta gauge or pump. On my shake out ride a pedal came loose, I reinstalled using locktite. Tough going through 6 inches of snow; 2-3" not too bad. You need metric allen wrenches to assemble, bike came with two. But, you'll need 3mm and 6mm for front wheel. Love these new shifters, too easy. Sealed bearings all around. Haven't ridden it much yet, overall pleased with the quality, components.
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December 2, 2014
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I received mine about a week ago and have since put about 50 miles on it in a variety of conditions - wet, dry, and different types of snow. So far it has handled the different conditions well with only tire pressure changes needed. It has been great since the moment I opened the box. Took very little time to assemble and had two good surprises - came with pedals and two attachments points for water bottles, I was only expecting the one. Overall a great bike at a great price.
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December 1, 2014
From Spring Lake, MI, US
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solid, love everything but graphics
Love the MN3.0! I'm usually on a single speed 29er in the warmer months of MN, but absolutely needed a new winter routine to get off my butt. 3.0 seems to have done the trick, it performs well on the trails like Lebanon Hills. Definitely a different riding experience than a 29er SS, this is a low cost way to get in on the fun with a fairly light bike that has workable components with a little dialing in.
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January 20, 2015
2 months ago
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Too much fun!
Most fun I've had on a bike since I was a kid! Bang for your buck can't be beat.
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December 28, 2014
3 months ago
I actually bought this bike for my girlfriend and she just rode it for the first time and says she loves it. She was riding in the snow and sand down by the river and says it floats on top making it seem effortless to ride. It was easy to put together and make minor adjustments on the brakes even if you have little experience working on bikes. I would recommend this bike, especially if you are just starting out. Hard to beat for the price.
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January 23, 2015
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Great price for the component specs
Josh M on Jan 16, 2015
Jim F on Dec 4, 2014
Researched online seems like a good deal
Daniel M on Dec 26, 2014
I have been waiting for this!! What is the stand over for the 18" vs the 20"? Also any word on a slim set for these beasts?
Ryan O. on Jul 29, 2014
Best Answer: Hey Ryan - Glad you are excited! The stand over for the 18" is about 31.5" at about 4 inches in front of the nose of the saddle. At this time we do not have plans for a fattie slims wheelset, but keep checking in as that may change
Thanks for the question!
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 10, 2014
Can I order a Minnesota 3.0 XL with Bulldozer 4.7 tires?
John H on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: Hi John,
The Framed Minnesota 3.0 XL has not gone live on our website yet but if you would like to call in and speak with a sales representative they should be able to get your pre-order in over the phone at 1 (800) 409-7669.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Does the Framed Minnesota 3.0 have a front suspension fork? The picture is not clear on this...

Tom G on Sep 11, 2014
Best Answer: 1399.95 is the price for the minnesota 3.0 [version #2] with bluto suspension.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Sep 18, 2014
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I am 6'3" in height and a lanky fellow. Would the 20" or the 22" be better for me?
A shopper on Nov 19, 2014
Best Answer: It Depends on your Inseam on what size would work best for you. Do you know your Inseam?
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Nov 24, 2014
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For a few extra dollars is it worth getting the 3.0 vs the 2.0? I'm looking for a long term bike, I'm not growing anymore and am looking for a quality bike.
Justin on Jan 24, 2015
Best Answer: Both won't dissapoint. The only advantages that you'll get out of the 3.0 is the tapered head tube which accepts the Bluto suspension fork and the bigger hubs which can accept wider tires. If small things like that don't affect you or how you ride then the 2.0 is a great option. I love the 3.0 to tinker with since I can do so much with it and I'm not limited on some of the things. If you can find a LBS that has both in stock try them out. The 2.0 does have a shorter top tube and I felt kinda scrunched. So I bought the 3.0 that has a longer top tube. I ride a Small and I'm 5'6"
Reply · Report · Lance C on Jan 26, 2015
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Do you have an option to sell this with the Framed Alaska Carbon Front fork?
ToddH on Nov 17, 2014
Best Answer: The Framed MN 3.0 can accept the Carbon Fork, but will not be sold as a build. You will have to buy the fork aftermarket
Reply · Report · Mark SStaff on Nov 18, 2014
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Hi , I am interested in a fat bike. Can someone advice as to what are the differences between the minisota bike and the alskan bike ? which one would feed more to single trail riding and would feel better ?
Dror B on Jan 2, 2015
Best Answer: The Minnsesota 3.0 and the Alaskan Alloy have a lot of differences and there for will offer a much different riding experience. The Alaskan Alloy delivers a much more trial oriented frame, a 1x10 drivetrain and not braze ons for any sort on panniers except for the rear. The Minnesota 3.0 having a longer and more traditional geometry it will lend itself to be a great bike for extended excursions and trekking. Also the 3.0 accommodates front and rear rack mounts for gear and equipment.
Reply (1) · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Jan 2, 2015
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Want to know it the 3.0 can have a 4" tires?
Hotel on Feb 20, 2015
Best Answer: I think mine came with 4" tires. Not sure. They are pretty wide.
Reply · Report · Edward D on Feb 20, 2015
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The description here says the bike has the Vee Rubber H-Billie 26" x 4.25" but the Framed site says 26 x 4.7” Vee Rubber Bulldozer Tires. Can you confirm what actually comes on the bike? Also, the House site says no pedals. Is that also correct?
jasonsrx on Dec 8, 2014
Best Answer: Jason,
I double checked with Framed and their site. The Regular MN 3.0 comes with 4.25" H-Billie Tires. The XL version comes with the 4.7" Tires. Does that help? It is True that the 3.0 does not come with peddles... which Framed told me is fairly standard in this situation as people want to choose their own. The MN 2.0 does come with paddles.
Reply · Report · Tim CStaff on Dec 8, 2014
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What are the differences between in frame geometry of the 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0? Are where does the Alaskan fall in to the spectrum?
Travis G on Feb 3, 2015
Best Answer: The Mn 1.0 has a longer top tube which is more traditional and more comfortable for relaxed longer riders or riders with longer arms. The 2.0 has a very short top tube making it very nimble and agile while riding trails. It also places the rider over the back tire more for better traction while climbing. The 3.0 is a hybrid of the 2.0 and 1.0 as far as geo but the 3.0 has a tapered headtube which fits the AK Carbon Fork and The RockShox Bluto Fork. The Alaskan is a race and trail performance bike that has a lower stand over height and a wider wheel base which allows the bike to travel at higher speeds and take on more technical obstacles while on a single track mountain bike trail.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Feb 11, 2015
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I am 5'5. What size works best for me? 16"?
Rolan D on Jan 27, 2015
Best Answer: You need to look and measure your existing bike to find out what is best.. The 18" has 22" from seat stem to handle bars, too small for me at 6' I like 25" for a longer stretch and I felt like I was going to hit my knees.. Also check out your inseam. If you have long legs, the 18 will work. Don't forget that when you are riding the bike you have shoes on. Add 1-1 1/2 inch to inseam
Reply · Report · larry c on Feb 19, 2015
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How are the tires Vee Rubber H-Billie 26" x 4.25" for snow condition ?
Dror B on Jan 27, 2015
Best Answer: At low pressure these are fine. These are more of a hybrid tire more suited for hard pack, trails. For loose conditions we would recommend something more aggressive such as the Surly Nates or the Framed Minnesota tires.
Reply (1) · Report · Roy MStaff on Jan 30, 2015
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I normally ride a 19 or 20 with an ETT around 24" - 24.5". I am 6'2" with a 34" inseam. What size should I get?
Robbe S on Dec 1, 2014
Best Answer: Robbe,

with your size and inseam going with a 20" Minnesota 3.0 is going to fit the best.
Reply · Report · David GStaff on Dec 1, 2014
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hi , i am 8"10', what size should fit me ?. normally Medium on mountain bike
Dror B on Nov 30, 2014
Best Answer: Dror,
Assuming that you're 5'10" vs 8'10". You're right on the fence. If you want something more jumpy and aggressive go with 16 and if you want something more cross country feel or more stability at higher speeds go with the 18.
Reply · Report · Roy MStaff on Nov 30, 2014
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Can you put two waterbottles on the 3.0?
hotdoghimself on Nov 11, 2014
Best Answer: There is only one Braze on for a water bottle cage. unless you get one that attaches to your bars
Reply (1) · Report · Mark SStaff on Nov 12, 2014
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Are the rims on the Minnesota 3.0 ready for tubeless or do they need any preparation prior to installing valve stem and sealant? Vee Tire H-Billie's appear to be tubeless ready, so just wondering about the rims.
ryllo on Feb 25, 2015
Best Answer: Hey Ryan,
The rims have been converted to tubless, but they will require some preparation. Have a chat with our bike shop for specifics: 1 (800) 409-7669.
Reply · Report · Tim CStaff on Feb 25, 2015
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What tubes do I order to replace on this bike?
ryllo on Feb 21, 2015
Best Answer: Ryan,

you can order the Vee Rubber tubes as well as the surly ultra lite tubes.
Reply (1) · Report · David GStaff on Feb 23, 2015
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I am 5'8.5" tall with a 31" inseam. Would a 16" or a 18" be better for me? I am looking for a more aggressive/trail riding fit.
Dan L on Feb 4, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Dan,

Ideally a 17.5" would be perfect, but the 18" Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike is right there too!
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Feb 5, 2015
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could you upgrade to bluto front suspension.?
Dror B on Jan 28, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Dror.
You can, just specify this when you order your bike.
Reply (1) · Report · Tim CStaff on Jan 28, 2015
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are the framed decals under a clear coat? or can they be removed if wanted?
shredmaster on Jan 7, 2015
Best Answer: Hey,
The decals are under a clear coat. You will not want to remove them without some effort.
Reply · Report · Tim CStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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Do you have this on red/grey or orange?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2014
Best Answer: At the current time we only have Black/Blue & Black/Red available.
Reply · Report · Roy MStaff on Dec 15, 2014
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Took the 3.0 out last night for the first time. Tons of fun on the dirt and snow. Getting to the trail on the paved access roads I noticed the turning was anything but smooth. Is this normal for tires this size or is there an optimum tire pressure to smooth out the turning? Don't notice this on my MTB 2.75 tires.
Dave S on Dec 14, 2014
Best Answer: Dave,
This is not overly normal, the responses to these bikes have been pretty smooth. Please contact our bike shop 1 (800) 409-7669 soon to work out any possible kinks as a precaution. That said, these bikes do have 4 inch tires, and there will be a certain amount of "self Steer" with them, along with a little bit of a learning period for you. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.
Reply · Report · Tim CStaff on Dec 15, 2014
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Is the rear derailleur on the Minnesota 3 a clutch, type 2?
rich b on Nov 11, 2014
Best Answer: The MN 3.0 does not come with a type 2 clutch derailleur.
Reply · Report · GeorgeMStaff on Nov 11, 2014
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Hi, from Illinois here, when is it available? Can I pre order now? How?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2014
Best Answer: Good Day,
The Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike will be available as soon as we can possibly get them... which is the date in orange on the right side of the page. I apologize for the delay, this setback stems from all of the transportation issues that are plaguing the Western Half of the U.S. Finally, we are happy to accept a pre-order for the 3.0... the fastest and best way to do this is to call our customer service people here: 1 (800) 409-7669
Reply · Report · Tim CStaff on Nov 3, 2014
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I ordered a 3.0 and need to know what size pedals it uses?
buyer on Nov 2, 2014
Best Answer: Hey Dave,

We recommend the Framed Alaskan Bike Pedals.

Have fun!
Reply · Report · Chad SStaff on Nov 3, 2014
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Im 6"2" what size frame would be best for me?
s B on Oct 22, 2014
Best Answer: Personally I would do the 20" on the Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike but you are just tall enough to do the 22" if you like a larger frame.
Reply · Report · Chad SStaff on Oct 22, 2014
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I am 6' 5", would the 3.0 be my only option?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
Best Answer: Shopper - Yes, the 3.0 is the best option for taller people
Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Ebbin MStaff on Oct 20, 2014
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If I pay some additional amount for different hubs can I get the additional 29er rims for free?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we will not honor the Fattie slims as a free wheelset anymore.That Was a Promotional deal we did for the initial launch of the Framed 2.0 Line. With purchase of any Framed MN 2.0 the price for the wheels will be dropped to $99. The Fattie Slim wheels will not work with the Spacing on the 3.0 bikes. The spacing on the rear triangle and fork are too wide to work with the fattie slim wheels
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