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Framed Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike


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Description: Framed Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike

We're really excited to introduce the Minnesota 1.0, the new 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 1.0 Fat Bike is priced under $600 but it's not short on quality. The frameset is oversized 6061 alloy tubing. The drivetrain is SRAM commanding all 9 gears. Framed went with Avid BB5 brakes for reliable stopping power in all temperatures. It even comes stock with alloy pedals. The rims are Weinmann HL-80 Single Wall and drilled out for an excellent strength to weight ratio. The Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike also comes stock with the Vee Rubber Mission 60TPI Wire Bead tires. The geometry on the Minnesota 1.0 has a longer cockpit than the Minnesota 2.0 giving it a slightly more cross-country feel.

Key Features of Framed Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike:
  • Gears: 9 Speed
  • Frame: 6061 Alloy
  • Fork: 6061 Alloy
  • Seat Clamp: Anodized or Painted Alloy QR
  • Crankset: Truvativ 33T Chain Ring
  • Bottom Bracket: 100mm Sealed
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Model X5
  • Freewheel: SRAM 9 Speed 11/ 34T
  • Chain: KMC Rust Treated
  • Headset: Neco 1 1/8"
  • Brakes: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc with 160mm Rotors
  • Brake Levers: Avid BB5
  • Shifters: SRAM Model X5 9 Speed Trigger Shift
  • Grips: Locking Grips
  • Stem: 100mm Threadless 6° Rise, 4 Bolt
  • Handlebar: 710mm, 12° Sweep
  • Saddle: Velo Plush (S2)
  • Seat Post: 400mm x 30.9mm
  • Pedals: Framed Alloy Pedals
  • Front Hub: Quando 135mm Alloy Quick Release
  • Rear Hub: Quando 170mm Alloy Quick Release
  • Rims: Weinmann Single Wall Drilled Out
  • Spokes: 14g
  • Tires: Vee Rubber Mission 72TPI (wire bead)
  • Tubes: Innova .8 mm Lightweight Tubes

  • 9 Speed Bike Minnesota 1.0 Fat Bike Geometry Specs

    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 1.0

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.

4.3 / 5.0
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good value, but has flaws - still recommended.
ok, let's be real here. you paid, what, $700 for this bike? it's a good-to-great value - no glaring errors. It's rideable out of the box. here's what's not great and worth knowing:
- horrible front tire - the Vee Rubber Mission has a strange grabby feeling and when ridden on solid terrain, you have to fight the bars to steer it up to a certain point and then it wants to steer too far. google the Vee Rubber Mission. Solution: replace the front, and keep it as a spare for the rear, but tires are expensive.
- paint is not powdercoat - it chips, scratches and rubs VERY easily
- BB/crank interface is the old style square taper style. there's a reason those hardly exist anymore - they wear and get sloppy
- my build had a sloppy star nut insertion - not a big deal, but not great attention to detail by the builder.

I ride relatively steep terrain, so will run a shorter stem, better pedals, smaller front chainring, and larger brake rotors, but these are personal preference, and to be expected.
Overall, this is a great starter fat bike. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but at this price, I can afford to take a chance. I'm happy, and I'd recommend it. Consider next model up as well if your budget allows.
December 4, 2014
San Francisco, CA, US
Age: 25-44
Fat bikes rule
At 65 years old and just riding the woods and beaches of North Florida, I must say that my Minnesota 1.0 Fat bike is the best bicycle I have ever owned. The ease of riding over loose dirt trails and jeep trails through pine flatlands and oak hammocks is amazing. Loose sand at the beach is no problem. In the 1920's, the old timers put airplane tires on modified model A Fords and they called the "Skeeters". The wider the tire, the greater the float. I would recommend the Minnesota 1.0 Fat bike to everyone that loves to get off the road.
October 21, 2014
Saint Augustine, FL, US
Age: 65+
Just Like it
Riding in Maine is all about mud, rocks and roots. This bike handles it all. Makes me want to leave my carbon fiber spark at home
May 15, 2014
As fun as they look!
This is a very fun bike. You can go ANYWHERE with it! I have gotten stuck a few times in some very thick mud, but this is mud you wouldn't be able to walk through either. The snow is great with this thing too! I got it too late this year to really test it with snow (the shipping/order processing on this site seems a bit sketchy - it took me a month to have my bike shipped, and that was after I got so fed up with them I posted negative reviews). I've even taken it to the beach a few times and it handles the sand/water very well!

The bike itself is definitely not what I'd call 'high quality', but it's certainly much better than anything you'd get at w-mart. After riding it for 6 months, I can say I would definitely buy it again.
October 20, 2014
Sheboygan, WI, US
Age: 25-44
Stop procrastinating and buy this bike
This bike is sweet, what are you waiting for? You probably are weighing your options with other brands with other components, and you can't decide because you are unsure of the BB5's and the Vee Mission tires. Take time and set-up the brakes and you'll be fine. Buy knobbier tires later. Stock bars, stem, seatpost and grips aren't that great, but who cares? You have some laying around your house you can switch out and if you don't you are most likely a beginner and this bike will suit you just fine. This baby was delivered fast and arrived in a great box packaged wonderfully. I've been riding it for a month or so and it is super fun. Buy it.
January 2, 2015
over 3 years ago
Great value for the Monday - beautiful bike
Before I bought this, I test rode a bunch of different fat bikes, including a highly customized 3000 Specialized of my friends with lots of carbon parts.

When riding, this is just as fun. The brakes were surprisingly good. I am 300 lbs and this bike stops right now when you want it to. The tires are heavy, but work really well in all the snow I took it in, packed or not too deep. Very impressed.

The bike took some time to set up and get everything adjusted just right, but that was part of the fun. The drivetrain is super solid, if not flashy. Overall, I got way more value than I even expected.
January 14, 2015
Age: 25-44
Great bike
This is my first Fat Bike and I love it. Makes me want to get out and ride.
I live in Texas so I don't ride it in snow, but where I live they have bike trail everywhere. Some easy trails thru the woods and some harder bike trails will man made hills, jumps and big drops. The MN 1.0 handles it with ease.
I went the first time to the trails and everyone was checking out the bike and asking about it. There was a 20ft drop with a jump on the other side . I could see everyone waiting for me to wreck, but we're amazed when the bike did it and made it look effortless.

Great bike and Fat Bikes are not just for snow! You can find a lot more info about Framed bikes on Facebook!
October 20, 2014
Spring, TX, US
Age: 25-44

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Why did you choose this? Store
Price & Specs
Kevin O on Dec 16, 2014
So I can ride to work in the snow.
cynthia R on Sep 14, 2014
Price & Specs
Kevin O on Dec 16, 2014
Donna B on Dec 8, 2014
So I can ride to work in the snow.
cynthia R on Sep 14, 2014
price and the way it was made and where it is made
John P. J on Jul 23, 2014
I've ridden a mountain bike with studded tires for the past two winters for my 12-mile round-trip commute, but they were not much help in snow more than a couple inches deep. There were too many days this past winter that I had to drive the car. I've come to the conclusion that I need a fat bike. I read many reviews, and this bike got the most positive reviews and fell within my price range. I have high hopes.
Laura C on Jun 29, 2014
Great components, great value, great product, ease of delivery and great free gift with purchase over $250.00. What could be better. Looking forward to many great kilometers (or miles) of fun. If it works out, will also get one for my son.
Guy P on Mar 8, 2014
I'm a cow-trailer mostly, Slow riding, picture taking and stream fishing are some of my favorites. I didn't need all the gears & saving a few bucks is great, too. Best price that I could find for, comparable equipment & quality.
Dale B on Jan 27, 2014
good deal!
Brian F on Jan 21, 2014
inexpensive way to get into a fat-bike MTB. Good promo too.
Jeffrey D on Jan 21, 2014
It was a super sale and I was in the market for a fat bike.
Emily D on Jan 11, 2014
tom r on Jan 9, 2014
i have been looking for a fat wheeled bike and did not want to spend the price of a surly.
rob a on Dec 8, 2013
Someone posted a link to this on Facebook so I checked it out and bought it.
Daniel R on Dec 1, 2013
Donna B on Dec 8, 2014
price and the way it was made and where it is made
John P. J on Jul 23, 2014
When will the Minnesota 1.0 actually ship? Why does ship date keep getting pushed out?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The MN 1.0 are in stock and shipping
Can standard 29" wheels and tires be used in place of the fatties if desired, and what are the limitations?
hellboy on Dec 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Framed Minnesota 1.0 takes a 26" tire. a 29" tire will not fit on the rim
How much does the 1.0 weigh?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: If you look under the specs box on the left hand side under the picture it says 35 lbs. Pretty light weight for such a big bike.
How wide are the Weinmann rims?
A shopper on Dec 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The rims on all Framed fat bikes are 26" diameter rims, 80mm wide. They can handle up to 4.7" tires. The "fattie slims" wheels (which fit the 1.0 and 2.0 only), are 29" diameter rims, 24mm wide. They can take up to a 2.5" wide tire BUT you may have interference from the frame with tires over 2".
Do you get a set of 29" fattie slim wheelset included with the Minnesota 1.0?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At the current advertised price of $699.95 the fattie slim wheel set is not included on the MN 1.0. For only $100 you can have them added to your order over the phone.
What is the seapost diameter for the Minnesota 1.0 &2.0?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Seat post diameter for the MN 1.0 & 2.0 30.6mm
Do I understand the special offer correctly? The complete 2.0 bike for $899 and a second set of 29" trail wheels?
PA Mike on Jan 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Framed MN 2.0 used to come with a free seat of Fattie Slim wheels. That offer no longer exists. With purchase of the 2.0 you will be able to get the extra wheels for $99
Just got the bike and I love it. Only complaint it the 29er wheelset that came with the bike as a special for pre-ordering did not come with an extra set of skewers or discs for the brakes, so I've got to invest some more cash into making the switch convenient. I would like to just take the extra wheelset with me and be able to quickly switch them out without a lot of hassle. Were these items supposed to be in the package before I go searching ebay for fat bike parts?
Jill on Mar 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Please contact us. You should have got both disks and skewers
I live fairly close to your store. Would there be an opportunity to try the different frame sizes out before the February 5th offer expires?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: We do have the Framed Mn 2.0 in all sizes for test rides. If you would like to stop in at take a test ride to figure out your size please stop in ASAP. If you have any Questions Please call Mark Schlegel at 651.482.9995 ex299
The parts spec shows single walled rims, but looking at all of the pictures of how the rim strip doesn't bulge through the drilled out holes, it really looks more like a double walled rim because of how recessed the rim tape is. Can you try to clear up this inconsistency?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Framed MN 2.0 Does have a single wall rim. The drilled out parts of the rim are not as big as surly, so the rim strip does not have as much room to bulge out.
Is the Minnesota 1.0 frame compatible with front derailleur ? On pictures, I don't see the housing stop as on the 2.0 frame.
Fabrice P on Nov 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Minnesota 1.0 does not come with the welded front derailleur hanger like the 2.0 You can attach a front derailleur to the bike. After you upgrade the bike with new shifters, chain, derailleur and front cog you might as well just by a 2.0.
I am 5' 9.5" tall. Would it be better to go with the 17" or 19"? (Minnesota 1.0)
Chachi on Oct 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am your exact height and I bought the 19. 17 would be way too small.
Will there be a kids version coming out any time soon?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They have a smaller version out. The kids version at Walmart is not worth it. Real heavy and cheap. The Framed bike is sturdy and light for a fat bike.
i have 32in inseam is the 19in to big for me?
b b on Jan 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Might be but big. Go with 17 inch so u can achieve proper height for ur seatpost. And how tall are you?
I have a 30 inch inseam what size fat bike should I get?
Paul J on Dec 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The long top tube of the 1.0 really stretches me out, I have a 32-inch inseam. I am about to replace the bars with some more sweep to the rear to compensate. Therefore, at 30 inches inseam unless you have a really long torso the 17 inch sounds like a better fit.
Can the 33T chainring be swapped out for a 28T or 22T?
Carl S on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Carl - I believe you can fit a 30T chainring on the Truvative cranks this bike is spec'd with
Can you make any of your fat bikes into a single speed?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Frankly. I don't understand why you want to do this as the Minnesota 1 has a delightfully simple but adequate gearing and braking arrangement out of the box.

The chainwheel needs no modification and the brakes could be removed. Beyond that you need to find a qualified mechanic with single speed experience and see if a single gear replacement is available for the freewheel keeping in mind that the rear hub is wider than most mountain bikes.

Also, I a certain you would be voiding any warrantee from Framed or The House with these modifications.

Bottom line: These modifications are theoretically possible, but I would not recommend them and think they would probably ruin an already simple, well thought out design.
I am in Minneapolis, can we pick up bike locally?.....Thx!....
A shopper on Dec 26, 2014
You can absolutely pick one up locally. We are located in Little Canada (North Edge of St. Paul). If you check out our showroom... we have had examples of each Framed bikes available to demo. they can also build one for you. 1 (800) 409-7669.
How much does this bike weigh?
A shopper on May 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The specs list it at 35 lbs.
Any place to test ride in Colorado? I'm 6'4, 240 lbs and want to ride both 19" and 20" set ups. Tried my buddy's 20" Surly Pugsley and it is too small. I'm wondering if maybe these won't fit me. Thx, Joe
A shopper on Jan 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 19 inch fits me and I'm 5'10" and it's bit on the small way it will fit you.
Does the frame or fork have eyelets that would allow for front and rear racks?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I had a 2014 1.0 and it did not have eyelets. I have not noticed any eyelets on any of the Framed bikes that I have seen.
Fat bike tire wire beads have specifications such as "tpi"...what does that mean? What is the difference between 72 tpi (what these bikes come with) and say 120 tpi?
Troy N on Jan 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Just kidding...found this online.

Some tires use thick thread, some use thin thread for the fabric. With thin thread, there are more threads per inch ("TPI") and this number is often considered an important indication of tire performance.

The higher the TPI number, the thinner and more flexible the tire fabric is. Thin-wall (high TPI) tires tend to be lighter and have lower rolling resistance, but they're more easily damaged by road hazards.
If I drive to St. Paul to pick up my bike, do I pay MN sales tax and do I still get the free headphones? Also, is there a fee to assemble the bike? Is the Minnesota 1.0 available in red, ready for pick up?
Phinzz on Dec 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If your billing address is in Minnesota and you make a purchase online you will still need to pay sales tax. If you call the Bike shop and place your order and pay for the bike on pick up you will need to pay sales tax. You will not receive any freebies if you pick you bike up in store, but you will have your bike built for you saving you $50 and there is no shipping saving you another $40.
HI. Would like to take advantage of 2014 minnesota 1.0 sale. From out of town with friends in town. Can I purchase online with an instore pick up by a friend I specify? Would like skinny wheelset as well.
DanK11 on Dec 8, 2014
You can pick up at the shop. However I would advise that you contact the Bike Shop directly by calling 651-482-9995 and asking for Mark or Shane. Thus checking to ensure that they have your size and color built up. This way you ensure that it's set when you come in - otherwise we cannot guarantee a pickup time.
How much does this bike weigh?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The MN 1.0 weighs right about 35 pounds. The 2.0 and 3.0 will be less.
could you send the bike to Germany?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: For all shipping questions please contact our Customer Service Department
Does the Minnesota come in smaller size than 19" ?
Mike M on Nov 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Starting in January of 2015 there will be a 15", 17",& 19" Minnesota 1.0 available.
How much weight are they rated for?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2014
The max weight we have tested the Minnesota series bike is 250lbs.
Do you have the 1.0 in a 15 or 17 inch?
Paulie on Nov 9, 2014

We are currently out of the Minnesota 1.0's in every size except 19". We will be receiving Minnesota 2.0 and Minnesota 3.0's in the smaller sizes soon if you want to grab one of those.
I see that the sizing chart refers to both 2014 and 2015 models and they are different.
What are the changes for 2015?

Also, if I order now - will I receive a 2014 or 2015 model?
Matthew N on Nov 6, 2014

If you are ordering the Minnesota 1.0 right now you will receive the 2014.