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Minnesota 2.2 Fat Bike


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Description: Minnesota 2.2 Fat Bike

The question was how could Framed Bikes add quality to the #1 value driven fat bike in the market. The answer delivered the Minnesota 2.2

Introducing the new Framed Minnesota 2.2 with all the same great value of the original Minnesota 2.0 with substantial quality improvement in all the areas that mean the most to riders. Highlights include a SRAM X7 2X10 drivetrain and a tapered head tube so you can switch from the standard alloy fork to your choice of the FRAMED EFBE approved carbon fork for a lighter stiffer ride or toss on the Rockshox Bluto that is specifically designed for fat bikes, giving you a super plush ride with added control in the technical stuff.

The Minnesota 2.2 starts with a 6061 alloy frame loaded up with SRAM X7 2X10 drivetrain for more performance and control. We added AVID BB5 mechanical Disc brakes for smooth stopping power. Traction is brought to you by our very own Framed Minnesota 4.0, 120 tpi folding bead tire with lightweight tubes on our Aluminum alloy 80 mm 32 hole lightweight rims to reduce rolling weight and increase strength and performance. One great bike with more options to fit your needs!

Key Features of Minnesota 2.2 Fat Bike:
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" Please see sizing chart for correct stand over
Fork: FRAMED 6061 Aluminum Alloy; oversized straight blade, disc mount. 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 11-36
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 11-36t, All steel cassette
Shifters: Sram X7, 2 speed front, 10 speed rear 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 X10 Stretch-resistant ECO- ProteQ for superior rust resistance
Brakes: Avid BB5 mechanical disc, Inboard Knob Pad Adjustment, G2 CleanSweep 160mm rotors,Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™
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
Grips: FRAMED lightweight low profile lock on
Bar Stem: FRAMED Aluminum Alloy 100mm Threadless 6 degree rise, 4 bolt
Saddle: Velo Plush saddle, designed for performance rides with comfort
Seat Clamp: Promax Seatpost Clamp MX-86 35mm 8NM
Seat Post: FRAMED Lightweight Alluminum Alloy 400mmX30.9mm
Front Hub: Quanta Alloy 14G x 32H x 150mm Sealed, 15mm Thru Axle
Rear Hub: Quando Alloy 14G x 32H x 170mm 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: Wellgo B223BN Alloy/ Dense Composit plastic trail pedals
Weight: 34.4lbs 18"

2.2 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.

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
12 Reviews
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Good Bikes at $750, but certainly not $2000 bikes.
Fat bikes can be really expensive and these are a great way to get into the sport at a lower cost. The site says they compare to $2000 bikes and that's a serious overstatement. My family bought 4 of these 2 years ago so we have some experience.

Frame: These frames have taken a beating and they keep going with no corrosion or defect. They are great frames. Also, they are built with a super fun geometry and we use them year round on snow and dirt singletrack.

Drivetrain: Ok this is where its hard to claim this is a $2000 bike. Current technology for bottom brackets has come a long way and these still use old style square taper bb's. If you ride these for a few years hard, you will want to upgrade to a proper bottom bracket and crankset. The square taper eventually wears and gets loose. Further, the shifting bits of the bike are pretty good.

Wheels/Tires: These have been rock solid with no need to true so far. Tires are still going strong and should last another 2 years. No complaints here.

Bottom line here these are good value at $750. Ignore their claim that they compare at $2000.
January 27, 2018
Age: 25-44
A great bike for the money
I bought this bike for the combination of price and qualtity of components. It is a blast to ride. My previous fat bike experience was with a rented Salsa Mukluk. This bike is not quite in the same league as the Salsa, but was almost a g-note less expensive. I'm very happy with my purchase! I'm convinced that this is the best bike you can buy at this price point.
August 5, 2018
Nampa, ID, US
Age: 45-64
1 year ago
Love this bike
Hey, i’m A 58 year old guy who recently retired and had a total hip replacement, this bike is so enjoyable to ride,gives a great workout, and gets plenty of attention ever where .
This thing is built like a tank! Shifts smoothly and perfectly every time.
So if you’re wondering if older guys should get this bike, wonder no more! Get it!
There’s my baby
Old guy
August 2, 2018
Dillwyn , VA, US
Age: 45-64
Great Bike
I did a lot of research and with the components you get, and I got the Bluto, the Cannondale, Trek, Specialized were much more money. I love the bike and the assembly done by the shop was great. My assembly of handlebars , front tire, seat and pedals was effortless!
January 7, 2018
Centennial, CO, US
Age: 45-64
2 week review
I purchased this bike (plus a Mini-Sota for my wife, who is 5'2") and we couldn't be more pleased. We received the package in 3 days, final assembly was a snap, and the bikes have been everything we hoped and expected - comfortable, easy to ride, and a compelling reason to get us out of the house.
The  bike's main duty is running the dog - 2 miles is about as far as he'll go until the temp drops
Our first ride of any distance - 8 miles, no problems
August 7, 2018
Age: 45-64
1 year ago
Fat Fun!
I've had this bike for less than a week now, but have put on about 100 miles or so. Overall, I have to say I'm very happy with my purchase. I've always been a big fan of Shimano so was a bit unsure of the SRAM derailleurs. Now after getting used to these, I am impressed! They have been working flawlessly and shift extremely well for me.

I've taken the big on a 45 mile tour of the Twin Cities, staying mostly on the paved paths. I know it's not really the best use of this style bike, but I wanted to give it a try and see how it compares with my road bike. Yes, it does take a bit more effort to keep the bike moving due to the increased drag of the tires, but it was not as bad as I was expecting it would be. The tires humm as they role along, but what do you expect with such big knobby tires. What I really liked about it was how much softer the ride was than my road bike. I seem to feel all the cracks in the road on my road bike, but this one just rolled over them very nicely. I might consider lowering the air pressure on the tires on my road bike now.

The things I did not like about the bike are:
1) The handle grips, they are way too thin and my hands felt numb for two days after the 45 mile ride. These will definately be replaced.

2) The seat, I'd say it's adequate for shorter rides but when I hit the 30 mile mark, it was getting uncomfortable. I'm used to riding on a Brooks Professional on my road bike, which is by far the most comfortable seat I've ever had.

3) The bar stem, being 100mm is a bit long for me. I wish they could have put an adjustable one on the bike as original equipment.

4) The pedals are not the greatest, I'm looking at replacing these too. I'm a bit old school when it comes to pedals and like to have toe clips with straps. It does not look like these pedals will work with those. As I'm not going to be racing down hillsides with this bike, I'd like to keep my feet a bit more planted on the pedals with the toe clips.

But other than these four rather minor complaints, I do love the bike. I've noticed it does turn heads when I pass people and have had a few people ask about it. Considering I've always been a bit of a road bike snob, this fat bike has opened my eyes to a new way to ride and I'm loving it!
June 16, 2019
Maplewood, MN, US
Age: 45-64
Awesome Fat bike
This bike is awesome. I paid the extra $99 for assembly and it was so worth it. I literally had to attach the front wheel, put on the handlebar and pedals, and off I went on my first winter ride. Amazing bike! Make sure you follow up if purchased online as mine got “held up in the warehouse” for some reason. Overall, a great buying experience.
December 18, 2018
1 year ago
Great bike for the price!
Great bike, good components. Worth the money and I'm glad I bought it.
December 28, 2018
Holly, MI, US
1 year ago
Good quality
For the price its a great ride. Tons of fun, and a solid feel
January 18, 2016
over 4 years ago
I was happy with everything about this purchase - the bike arrived a few days before I expected it. The setup was great and everything functioned the way it was supposed to. Thanks for a great experience!
I was impressed at the quality of the bike and how light it was. I was really surprised when I rode it the first time at how it handled and how easily it pedaled. I live on a gravel road and this bike sticks to it like glue! I can’t wait to get it in the snow! I would recommend this bike to anyone who wanted to try a fat bike at a reasonable price. I bought the 2.2 so I could upgrade to a front suspension in the future.
September 18, 2018
1 year ago

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Why did you choose this? Store
Rode a 2.0 recently and loved it - wanted to be able to upgrade forks if I decide to.
Michael G on Aug 26, 2018
again it's a great price. I've seen one on the trail. can't wait to ride mine....
tom n on Dec 21, 2015
Rode a 2.0 recently and loved it - wanted to be able to upgrade forks if I decide to.
Michael G on Aug 26, 2018
I liked it !
Rachel S on Aug 23, 2018
again it's a great price. I've seen one on the trail. can't wait to ride mine....
tom n on Dec 21, 2015
I liked it !
Rachel S on Aug 23, 2018
can you still run 29 wheels on the 2.2?
dlwarner65 W on Aug 26, 2017
To clarify the posted answers: Yes. The Minnesota 2.2 can accommodate 29 wheels. There are Fattie Slim wheel sets available for this bike as well.
In your front page it says free shipping for orders over $50. So if I order a Fat Bike is shipping free?
Gary on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Gary. Unfortunately this deal doesn't apply to Fat Bikes. Check out out US Shipping page for more info --
is it better to get the bluto forks on this bike or go ridgid ?
alex h on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depends entirely on what you're going to do with the bike. If mostly riding in snow, suspension will lbe of little benefit...get the rigid fork. If you're going to do mostly downhill...don't get the'd want a full suspension bike. If you're going to ride all-mountain, as in singletrack the Bluto fork adds a significant measure of comfort to the wrists and hands. OTOH, a rigid bike will generally offer better control and quicker handling. If you're young and therefore more immune to the discomfort of a rough trail, get the rigid. If you want to ride both snow and all mountain, you can do what I did...get the rigid fork and buy a Bluto later. Upgrrading the fork to a Bluto is a pretty easy thing to do and the changeover can be accomplished in about 15 mintues.
How do you add assembly to an online order?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2018
Thank You for the question. Currently (officially) we are not offering the assembly option to online orders as they cannot be completed by the holiday deadlines. It will come back as an option in a couple weeks. However, if you really really want the assembly option, and are not concerned about getting it by 12/25 then call: 651-482-9995 and our bike guys can certainly hook you up.
can the 2.2 handle 4.8" tires?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Looks like my tires are 4.6 and there is plenty of room left in the fork for a 4.8.
I live in Alaska and want this bike for winter riding as well as summer, how much more for studded tires, at least 4.8" wide?

Drew L on Sep 22, 2015
The 2.0 and 2.2 bikes have only a 170 rear end. Framed runs standard a 4" tire on them... and that is about the max... they also do not offer a studded tire. I would look at a Minnesota 3.0 or Alaskan Alloy bike here: or
what size, I am 5' 10' 32 inch pants inseam ?
marc b on Aug 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I agree with Marc... the 18" frame on the 2.2 will be the most versatile for you.
I’m 5’11 would this bike be to small for me? If so what size do you recommend?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 19in would be the best fit for your height unfortunately this bike in the stock left of the 16in would be much too small
Is there free shipping and $99 assembly for your New Years sale offer to mn?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2018
The $99 shipping and assembly is available currently to MN!

does bluto 120mm 15x150mm fit this frame?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2018
Yes, that fork will fit this frame.
Do you have 2.2 in green color wheels?
Can you get lighted rims?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2018
The Black/Green 2.2 will come with green rims. Framed does not offer lighted rims for these bikes.
what are the differences between the Minnesota 2.2 and 3.0?
William H on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi William,
The Minnesota 3.0 uses BB7 brakes while the Minnesota uses BB5 brakes. The Minnesota 3.0 has a 190 quick release rear end while the Minnesota 2.2 uses a 170 quick release rear end.
Is the frame length on the 2.0 and 2.1 the same?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2016
Yes. The geometry of the Minnesota 2.0 and 2.1 bikes are the same.