If you are thinking of picking up BMX but a 20-inch bike seems too small, then it's time to check out the Framed Twenty9er bike for men. This machine is awesome! It has all the features of a standard BMX bike, but they are bigger. With a 24.5 in top tube and alloy 29 in double-walled alloy wheels, you'll be cruising in comfort. But it's not only about comfort - with features like Chromoly 3-piece cranks, a sealed wheel set and a rear disc brake, this bike can perform! Don't settle. Pick up a Framed Twenty9er and see if you still have those BMX skills.
F/R Reflectors: F/R Front White Rear Red Bs Standard
Wheel Reflectors: 2Pcs One Per Wheel Cpsc/Bs Standard
Chaincover: For 32T, 31.8 & 22.2 Bracket Pvc
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.
First off, just wanted to say I paid $299 for the FRAMED 29er and $30 ground shipping. For what that price, there is NOTHING out there comparable.
I'm 5'10" 210lbs and this bike fits great! if you are a big and/or tall dude (like 6'4") this bike will STILL fit you.
took only minutes to put together out of the box and is extremely smooth!
I bought this bike to ride around town with my children. Its much more fun to have a bike like this and goof off with the kids than it is to be going super slow on a speed bike or mountain bike waiting for them to keep up.
On a side note, the decals (simply stickers) peel off super easy! a bit of goo-gone and the residue comes right off. the matte black frame looks super nice without the stickers.
Nice bike -- handles well out of box and turns heads out on the road. Would recommend more for cruising out at the beach or mashing through city streets. Nice roomy feel to the bike. Iï¿½m 6ï¿½1 200 lbs. Took out on some some small mellow jumps and performed well. Too nice a bike to beat up on jumps just pull out my 24 inch for that and get er done. Great buy for price and performance
Love the fit and feel of this bike. It's BIG. I'm 6'4 and it fits well. Rides nice and smooth, feels light under you. Don't expect to throw it around like a small BMX, though. Fast like a MTB without shifting and nonsense.
Good quality, plus all of the assembly tools are included.
Cons: pedals a cheap, but strong. Geometry is such you need to be careful of digging your toes into the front wheel when you turn when you're kicked back cruising. Just a big wheel..
Brake is weak - but BMX bikes often don't have brakes. This isn't a mountain bike.. It slows you down just fine (and I'm like 260 pounds.)
My only gripe is that the rear brake has really poor stopping power. I put a larger diameter disc to help. I also replaced the crankset. The crankset it comes with is fine (beefy chrome moly). They are VERY heavy though. The bike stock is around 30lbs. I knocked off 2 lbs going with alloys.
Ok- I bought this bike really for the frame...24.5 top tube...the wheels are great too as are the tires...I have actually changed EVERY other part on the bike but not because it was crappy but because I am a bike snob. Out of the box this bike rides good, feels very solid, geometry feels nice and it's very fun to ride. In stock form, here is what I did NOT like- The bars and stem are cheap, you gotta cut somewhere to keep the price down but I am a big guy and I had trouble tightening the bars down to where I felt comfortable that they would not slip...along with what everyone else reports, the brakes do suck. The 140mm rotor with the cheap mechanical unit is bad enough but throw in a lever with a plastic clamp and it's useless. I changed the lever to an Avid Fr-5 which helped, I took an inch off of the cable and gave it a proper greasing and shot the caliper with some lube and it was much better- still went to an Avid BB7 brake and a 160mm rotor- now it stops on a dime. The only other thing that I was a little so-so about was the rear freehub. I wish that it was a cassette because the smallest gear you can run on these wheels is a 16 and there is not a bunch of room on the front end to go big on a gear without sabotage to the chain alignment. I found that the 32T gears are not so easy to come by either if you want to change it out. I went to a 33-16 gearing and I am happy with it. Again- love the wheels- just wish they were cassette instead of freewheel but I can live with it. The seatpost is only a 300mm so I am going to move to a 400mm, long legs! The seat is actually quite comfy for a stock seat. The pedals are a nice wide and long DX copy- built in pins but they have a nice solid feel as do the heavy as F cro-mo cranks..Would I buy another one? Hell yes- The frame takes all standard parts, is very light and has a great Katsan-like geometry. I put a different fork on and raised the front end by about 30mm. It now sits (geometry wise) between a Big Ripper and a Firemans and I LOVE IT! Hope this helps!
I've always wanted a BMX style bike that was big enough for me. I'm 44 and 220lbs. I was tired of my Mountain bike and wanted something like I had when I was a teen. I stumbled across this bike after a web search of 26" BMX bikes. I bought it right away and the shipping was fast too. The bike itself is very well made. The frame has nice welds and a nice paint job. Rims and hubs are nice. Handle bars and stem are nice also. Not all top of the line but adequate. The only 3 things I didn't care for and have changed. The crank set, seat, and rear brake caliper. Just personal preference on the 3. Your preference may vary. Overall the bike is nice and pleasure to ride.
This is a pretty good bike for $300. Pretty good build / component quality overall. Ended up replacing the cheap, heavy steel BB and crankset with RaceFace and Wellgo pedals to save some weight. It would be a toss-up to buy another one of these or a Big Ripper.
Disk brake is too small, making stopping power sub par. Also front fork seems to be off center front wheel hangs over to one side by a noticeable amount other than that seems like a nice ride so far just expect to upgrade some features.
Overall I am fairly pleased with the bike but there are a few issues. 1) the rear tire had some damage at the bead and would pop off and blow out the tube if the pressure went above 45psi. I'm sure this was a fluke-y sort of deal so I just replaced the tire. 2) The brake parts on this bike are abysmal! The quality is pretty bad even for a bike in this price point. I'd rather have a decent V-brake than a crummy disc for the sake of having a disc on a cheap bike. Those required and upgrade simply to stop. 3) The decals/graphics application was poorly done as well crooked, shoddy. All of that being said the quality of the frame and fork seem pretty decent and it is coming in at half the price of the SE Big Ripper, I would be prepared to spend some money to make this a safe reliable bike.
this bike is really fun. i am 6'3" and it feels so nice under me. put the schwalbe big apple 29" performance line tires on it for street shmobbin. as expected the components aren't the best, but at this price there are no complaints
Made for big kids. This bike is awesome, the crank is small which gives a moderate cruising speed, its not fast but not slow but very easy to pedal. The seat is comfortable and the design is sweet. It is flat black color and the mushroom grips are comfortable. The bike is jus too cool. The only thing is when you turn if your feet are not behind the pedal it will rub on the front tire. The bike is very light weight. I love the bike. Happy I bought it, it will be my last bike guaranteed. Great bang for your buck!
summer is over cant ride my bike because I still don't have it this is my second purchase pretty disappointed but I know you guys are worth it. my stupid ass wife kept my first bike so now getting divorced need a another one. right now over all rating
Awesome bike! I'm 6'3" 260 lbs. and I feel like a kid on this bike. At this price point you're not getting top of the line components but most are sufficient. I'm not going to lie, the brake sucks bad. I've already ordered an Avid BB7 to replace it. For $299 you can't go wrong.
I love my 29er expect for two issues. The gear ratio needs to be harder to make the ride more challenging. I'm going to add a lower gear to acheve. The disk brakes need to be better. They have trouble stopping on big hills. I'm 185lbs. Not sure how to make the breaking more efficient yet? Otherwise great bike for the price.
definitely a fun bike, bought it at $300 and it s worth that. After reading the reviews about the bad brake, i bought one anyways thinking that people didnt know how to adjust the mechanical brake. Well i was wrong, you cant even take your feet off the ground with the brake on if you re on a bit of a slope without the bike fully moving. I ended up putting on an old 8" Downhill hydrolic brake and that fixed the issue. Other than that the bike is pretty fun and rolls well, Great cruiser
Best Answer:I think that the bike will handle 300 pounds rather easily with one small fix....the brake. Understanding that you are not spending 600 dollars plus means that there are some things on this great bike that are not top notch. The brake may not have the great and quick stopping power for 300 pounds. By no means am I suggesting that it would not stop you, but it is not of the caliber where going down steep hills and stopping power are its strong points. I weigh in at 185 pounds and brake early going down steeper terrain. The 29er is a great rig for semi serious riding. There simply are limitations to it as you push it on the boundaries of what it is designed for....hops, jumps, and fun for us bigger kids.
So in your opinion would it be best to get a steel frame prehaps ? Do they even have steel frames ? I was going to buy a name branded one but I'm not fast to pay 600 although I'm heard of it holding my weight comfortably
Does anyone know if the logos already come on this bike or is the frame plain black with option to add decals??
A shopper on May 25, 2014
Best Answer:Decals come on the bike. Logos kind of cheap. Not easily removable. Bike is good quality though. Fun to ride. I did replace the rear disc rotor. It was a 140mm and had no stopping power and I'm light weight. I replaced with a 160 for about $30 including adaptor.
Best Answer:What do you plan to do with the bike? cruising? Jumping? racing? I cruise most of the time. sometimes little jumps and what not. This is a big bike. Mountain bike size with no gears and a bmx ride. I love my bike. for cruising it is great. I will be changing it up... needs different gear ratio... will be changing crank and sprocket as well as the bike needs a front brake.
I'm 6'2", 36 years old, and the 29" bike is great. My nine year old son is 4'8" and he rides on the bike with the seat all the way down. In fact, it's hard for me to get him off the bike because he likes it so much too. I would recommend the 29" bike because it will still be around when you're in your older years. Joel
Best Answer:Brandon, The Framed Twenty9er Bike comes with a 160mm. If you wanted to size up the disc rotor you would need to get a new break adapter. Instead of replacing the rotor I would suggest replacing the caliper. One suggestion would be the Avid BB7 as this will give you more stopping power. This would make a bigger difference than replacing the rotor.
Best Answer:Hi Kurt. Sorry do delay an answer... I wanted to check with Framed. As best they can plan our bikes will arrive on 9/1 as posted, but I cannot guarantee that. We will have plenty of inventory to cover the back-order... and have them in stock. I will update you when I get a little more info.
Still available this 2015? Plan to purchase this coming year.. Is the BB standard size as of the Mtb? Also the headset? Plan to replace the bb and the head set.. And replace also the fork with suspension..
re-newbie here (grew up in the 80s). Getting back into BMX for my son who is starting to ride. I am 6'5" 195lbs with a 36in inseam. I am thinking this is the bike for me to keep up with my son or just cruise along. Live in flat country by the beach. Not even sure where to start, but looks like a solid bike for a big guy. I think the disc brakes are unique and a good thing. However, I am concerned that if I get out of flat country I may wish I had more gears. My understanding of this bike is the front is 32T and the rear is 8T, so front divided by rear gives 4 times the 29in wheels equals 116 BMX ratio. Take that times "pi" (~3.1416) gives you 364.42 inches of travel per revolution of the pedal. If my memory serves me correctly the ratio people say they run for BMX was always 53, 54, or 55. So with this bike I am 116 pretty much twice what people ride. Is that bad? If I get out of flat country will I die trying to get up a hill? Any advice here is much appreciated. I like BMX bikes, but think I may have gotten too big for them, but want my son to get into them and he does what dad does. Hope someone can help here. Thanks!
A shopper on Jan 13, 2014
Best Answer:First off, if you teach your son that math you are a fantastic parent! I am 6', this bike does exactly what i wanted- an adult bmx. I live in DC and it is a medium hilly town. No San Francisco, but not flat like Philly. When i take hills i find the gear ratio to be easy to climb most hills (former train tracks turned bike paths never have more than an 8% grade) and going down hills you just coast. I have gone up steeper and aside from spinning in dry leaves it was fine. My legs are short for my height so I am thinking you will not have any problem using leverage to climb hills. I have a little rust on a rear bolt which I only mention because you said you live by the beach and things tend to rust in that environment faster. The good outweighs the bad by leaps and bounds tho. This is the solution to a part time cruiser for a 36 year old tall dude who doesn't want to drop $600 on a name brand 26" bmx. Ride on!
I have had the bike for about 6 months now. Bought it for my wife to ride with a pair of 8 yr olds. She loves it. It's essentially a "townie" bike but she has kept up with me on a mtn bike on single track. The gearing is great for hills, we live on top of a hilly part of Seattle and it is geared fine for it. It's a solid bike for the money. I'm 6'5" with 36 In seem as well and it fits me like a glove, we just move the seat height when I ride. Warning: The single disk brake is not sufficient for the above mentioned hill, she had a scary moment when the brake failed. We swapped the whole brake with a beefier avid and its golden now. Maybe it was just a bad part, maybe I didn't have it tuned right, either way it was an issue from day one. Still a good value with the extra investment. It has been a fun addition to the stable.
at 6'5" and under 200lbs you must be a slender build. you consider gear ratios and flat land vs hills, gears vs single speed: this bike is a ton of fun. period. you will definitely be able to ride anything your son wants to ride on this. it is perfect for flat land and city fun, or even trails. i bunny hop and do manuals with it, and put huge street tires on it (check my review). don't worry about the gears. in a few years you may see if your son travels the mtn bike path or the bmx race, dirt or street path... at that point your bike paid for itself anyway. main point: this bike is for big dudes who want to have fun. i am 6'3" and ride 20" street bmx as well, and use the 29'er for rides when i'm with my girlfriend. hope this helps, at 300 you can't really beat it for a big ol' shmobber!
I'm 6' 2" , 250 lbs and this bike is awesome. I ride it to work and back when the weather permits. It's actually 32 T front 16 T rear. A perfect 2 to 1 ratio. For me it's actually a little too easy sometimes, I feel like I'm pedaling too much but I really enjoy riding it anyway. I figure it's ok to get my heart rate up a bit. I have a 26" bike and that one I ride a 3 to 1 ratio. I think it would be a great bike for you to ride with your son, it really feels like an old school bmx bike, just made for bigger people. I hope this helps you. By the way the disk brakes are nice. The whole bike is very nice, especially at this price. The big ripper is twice as much. But this thing rides super smooth.
This bike pretty much has a beach cruiser ratio. I live in Salt Lake City and mostly cruise it as a single speed commuter around town and do ride some decently steep hills. It sounds like it might be about what you are looking for. If you want an easier gear to ride up hills though, it's super easy to put a larger freewheel on the back. Hope this helps. The bike is pretty rad but I wouldn't try to get too crazy jumping it as it is aluminum.
I have purchased two of these bikes, they are a decent bike but some of the parts will need to be replaced for reliability. Such as the tires, the brakes are horrible, and the wheel set is not the strongest. If your just gonna cruise this bike will suffice but if your the type of person that rides hard and fast you will NEED to replace those parts. For the price it is an ok bike, you get what you pay for. Hope this helps.
This is probably the largest BMX style bike you can get. I looked at the only other options (SE racing big ripper and 29 quad). This bike felt the biggest. I'm 5'11 and the bike feels big for me. I'm guessing at 6'5 any bike may feel small. I've been enjoying riding the bike. I was a BMXer in the late 70s early 80s too.
First of all it is a great ride for a big guy. That being said, the first thing i did was get rid of the disc brake wheel and put a coaster brake with 13t or 14t. Works pretty great for me now, and no cables. All in all it is a great priced bike and easily modified to fit your needs.
Best Answer:Hi Joann, A 29er Bike is certainly a different bike than a traditional BMX bike. It is much much larger. If your son is looking at regular BMX bikes, a 20" bike with a 20" to 21.5" top tube will work great. Example: http://www.the-house.com/qfrattl20bkb13zz-framed-bmx-bikes.html Basically, he could ride this, but I do not think it is what you are looking for.
I think that your son would love the bike. I'm 6'2" but my five foot son likes to ride my 29" more than his 20". I lower the seat for him, and he really is too small for the bicycle, but you can have surety knowing that he'll never outgrow the 29. I hope this helps.
Best Answer:Yes you can.....but there is no point in doing so. The disk brakes are current technology. They work fine as is. Being that this is a solid entry level bike, some components are not going to be top tier. The disk works well, but don't replace it with some standard V brake. Invest in the next level disk brake for this great bike when you are ready. This is what I will be doing by summer. Happy riding. God bless.
The frame (like most bicycles) is probably made in Taiwan. Taiwan has been a supplier of quality bicycle frames for several decades now. There are a couple of U.S. frames on the market, but you'll pay a lot more for it, and even if the frame is assembled in the U.S. it is uncertain exactly where the steel, aluminum, or chrome was sourced from. I have one of these bikes and I love it. Good luck, and I hope this helps.
Hey, Great Answers! Framed is a St. Paul, MN based company... Framed's designs come from there, but are manufactured in Taiwan and China. The pieces return to St. Paul for construction and assembly. Good simple bikes.
I have no idea. Im about 5 foot 10 and about 190 and have had the bike for a few months and have had zero problems. I dont do anything crazy though, just cruze around with the family. Very comfortable bike though.
So I'm a big and tall kind of dude I stand 6,3 an weigh 300 an I would like to have this bike to ride thru the city wit my friends would this be the perfect bike?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2015
Best Answer:it's a great cruiser! i am able to do wheelies and small jumps on it but don't expect to do much trick-wise, cuz it's a beast (i am 6'3" and about 210lbs). it's great for cruising around the city fun, hopefully you don't have too many hills. i recommend ordering the schwalbe "big apple" tires for street use. i recently took it to yosemite and had a blast on the bike trails in the valley. have fun!
Best Answer:No. Please don't take this as a knock on this fun stock bike. The key word is stock. I love this oversized bmx bike, but as it sits, it is not strong enough to handle airtime with off kiltered landings. I have already bent my forks and changed them out. It is a fun, fun light trail bike w great curb hopping fun as it sits. If you want more, you will have to change firks, pedals, arms, and absolutely the brake.
i love riding and going to compete in BMK mountain bike races and I want to order a new bike so i can compete and would like to no if that is the right type of bike if under the word type it says racing ;just to make sure before i order?
Best Answer:Hi Chantel, These Framed Twenty9er BMX Bikes are really for cruising. It is a neat bike but is also quite simple. For true bike racing this may not be your best option. Please chat with our bike shop to get the perfect bike for you: 1 (800) 409-7669.
I am 6'6" and weigh about 300 lbs would this bike work for me if its just for cruising? I'm definitely not going to be beating on it just sick of my mountain bike and love the look of these bikes!
A shopper on Aug 27, 2015
Best Answer:Hi! Framed's 29er bikes have been quite popular for use cruising the streets. They are fairly simple in design, so you will be right near the user ceiling at 6' 6", 300. You can ride it on the streets ok, but NOT in a BMX capacity. As a final note, they should be ready to ship by 9/15.
it's august 13th...gonna order one in the next couple of days....is it still going to ship out on September 1st? surely, by now, Framed knows if they will be able to get them to you or not. would like to know as you guys just keep pushing the dates back. thanks.
A shopper on Aug 13, 2015
Best Answer:Hi! I completely understand the frustration of a back-order... I expressed this to the Framed guys too. The date of 9/1 for the arrival of the Twenty9er is accurate. The bikes will arrive, and be built, and shipped out within 2-3 days. There are plenty to cover the back-order and have remainder in stock. I will post any updates when I get them.
Best Answer:Hi Oscar, we do not currently have a acceptable weight range available for this bike, however many fully rigid bicycles can handle weight of approximately 300lbs. You may be able to increase this by purchasing heavy duty inner tubes as well.
I bought this bike about 1 month ago. I was originally looking at the 2 SE Racing BMX 29ers (Big Ripper and Quad-Angle). While searching for a good deal on these 2 bikes I came across this bike. I never heard of the brand but the component materials seemed good (Aluminum and ChromeMoly) and the price was really good ($300 vs $600). The bike is more than adequate for track riding. The rear brake is disc which is good but not nearly as good as my mountain bike disc brakes. I need to purchase a front caliper brake for better stopping power (no front brake is included). The bike is around 29 pouonds. I have really enjoyed riding it (attempting to relive my BMX days of the late 70s)