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Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/ Carbon Fork


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Description: Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/ Carbon 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 Carbon fork: Complete your dream fat bike build with the FRAMED Exclusive EFBe Approved Alaskan carbon fork. Carbon Forks are lighter and stiffer, giving your ride an incredible feel. It passed the most rigorous third-party testing out there, EFBe testing in Germany (2/3 of all bikes they test fail). Thus, giving you one of the strongest carbon forks on the market and a full alloy fork for you to choose from for different rides and conditions.

Key Features of Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/ Carbon 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: FRAMED Exclusive EFBE Approved ALASKAN carbon fork; Full carbon, 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 11-32
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 2 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: 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.

Key Features of the Alaskan Carbon Bike Fork:
  • Material: Carbon
  • Spacing: 150mm Thru Axle
  • Axle to Crown length: 475mm
  • Rake: 44mm
  • Brake: Disk Only
  • Steerer Type: Tapered
  • Weight: 660g +/ - 20g
  • Headtube: Tapered

Minnesota 3.0 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 3.0 w/ Carbon 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.

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Stop shopping and buy your fat bike here!
Recently purchased the 3.0, received it fast mostly built. This is my first fat bike, have been riding a Trek mountain bike for many years. My Trek recently became in need of new bearings, not a big deal, but kind of got me interested in looking at new bikes. My plan was to buy a fat bike, fix the old Trek, and have 2 good bikes. Well, yesterday was my first long ride on the 3.0, and I have to say, I may not bother fixing it. This bike is absolutely amazing! I had more fun than I think I ever had before. This is my all season bike, I'm hooked. Not only that, people love to talk to you and ask questions about it. Gives you a great opportunity to discuss the sport and really feel great. For the record, I looked at and rode more expensive models, save your money, go with the Framed fat bike. You will not be sorry you did.
First ride, 14 miles in the oil Valley.
First ride, 14 miles in the oil Valley.
March 6, 2017
Franklin, PA, US
Age: 45-64
Great bike
I purchased this bike last winter as a town bike as I like to ride year round and we get snow in the winter months. The components that came with this bike aren't top of the line but work amazingly well. The Sram X7 derailleurs work very well and shift every time. The disc brakes are good. I purchased a set of summer skinny tires and switch them out in the winter. The bigger tires appear to have more rolling momentum than the summer tires. For the price this is a great bike and is fun to ride. I've put on over 160 miles so far. I'm looking to riding it in the snow this winter.
November 16, 2016
Grand Junction , CO, US
Age: 25-44
Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike w/carbon fork
I live in colorado and have used the the bike in snow many times this winter ,the bike performs great,you couldn't find a bike in this price range thats better,would like too see an option for tubeless rims, i have gotten quite a few flats between goat head thorns and running at 4 to 5 lbs air pressure which is necessary in the snow
March 17, 2017
englewood, CO, US
Age: 65+
1 year ago
fantastic fat
This is a truly fantastic fat bike. Compares well with higher priced fatties. Might be a bit heavier than some, but it does the job. Would highly recommend for anybody looking to try one of these out but don't want to spend a bundle.
November 4, 2016
Age: 25-44
over 2 years ago
It's a monster!!!
I received my Fat Framed Minnesota about 3 weeks ago. I didn't have the opportunity to fully assemble it until a few days ago. I was pleased immediately with the overall appearance of the bike. I ordered the flat black frame with the red rims. It looks great! I had it fully assembled in 10 minutes. It is totally worth the extra money to have the bike assembled at the shop since the gearing, cables, etc can be a bit tricky & sensitive. I rode it immediately after assembling it & bedded the brakes in. After 20 or so minutes the brakes were about perfect. The tracking will take a little getting used to unless you're already used to riding a Fat tire bike. Otherwise it is a bit of a shock at first. Rode through my neighborhood to get a good feel for the bike & was bombarded by friends & neighbors wanting to see what the heck I was riding. This thing is a beast & the gearing is perfect so far........hill climbing is a piece of cake due to the gearing as well. I am very pleased with this purchase...the only thing I am a little disappointed in is that it didn't come with pedals......but that was my lack of reading the full specs. I had to bogart a pair of pedals from another fat tire bike that I'm not currently riding. Overall though, this bike has not disappointed me yet. Go get yourself one....or 4. :)
January 26, 2017
Alexandria, VA, US
Age: 45-64

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Why did you choose this? Store
chose this because of the carbon forks pretty good weight reduction
gary k on Nov 14, 2016
chose this because of the carbon forks pretty good weight reduction
gary k on Nov 14, 2016
What is the approximate weight of the alloy Minnesota 3.0 with the carbon fork and with the alloy fork?
Randy M on Feb 1, 2015
I have a banged up wrist that i have to take it easy on, and I'm wondering if the fat tires on a 3.0 give a little cushier ride and absorb some impact when your on a rough down-hill?
Karl B on May 26, 2015

The Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike's fat tires would give you a little more shock absorption. Check out the 3.0 with the Bluto suspension fork HERE:
Can the 28 tooth chainring on the Minnesota 3.0 be replaced with a 24 tooth chainring?
Randy M on Feb 1, 2015
This can be done.. just be sure you have correct CBD. Chat with our bike shop for in-depth info: 1 (800) 409-7669.
I would like to convert my Minnesota 3.0 to a 1x instead of 2x. How much do I need to replace? Cassette and cranks or just cranks?
Kelly F on Mar 14, 2018
In order to complete this switch over you would at least need a narrow-wide style chainring and a properly spaced chainline. We would recommend getting a bicycle mechanic involved to ensure a smooth conversion.
are these bikes good on the beach?
gene b on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yep these bikes will do great on the beach! Since they were originally designed for snow it also means they perform equally well on loose dirt and sand.
Why is the Minnesota 3.0 only available in 16 in ?
Brian C on Dec 5, 2017
I just had a long chat with the Framed guys on this......First.... thanks for your question. The 3.0 is in the process of being discontinued, and the 16" is the last remaining size. Framed told me they are making way for new stuff down the road. They suggest that the two bikes you will want to look at are the MN 2.2 and the Wolftrax Alloy: If you would like a more detailed conversation I encourage you to have a chat with Matt W over at Framed Bikes.... he is great. 1-866-956-5971.
Weight ?capacity capacity
A shopper on Oct 26, 2016
Max weight? The max weight for this MN 3.0 is right around 300lbs.
Is it possible to get the 3.0 w black rims??
Sven10 on Dec 2, 2015
I spoke to our bike guys and to Framed. Currently you cannot.
How a large of a back tire can be put on a 3.0?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2015
Framed says a 4.7" tire is the max.
Can the white 3.0 w/carbon fork be ordered with red wheels instead of blue?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2015
Though not a regular option, you may specify that you want Red wheels when you place your order.
The only frame with a 12mm rear thru axle is the Alaskan carbin?
Bob J on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bob,The Alaskan Carbon frames are the only Fat Bike frames we have with a 12mm rear thru axle. The Alaskan Alloy and Minnesota series will have standard quick release dropouts. Happy Trails!
I am comparing the Minnesota Framed 3.0 with alloy and carbon fork to a Motobecane Sturgis with Bluto fork, prices are similar so not a factor. Which is a better bike and why? Thank you.
gene b on Jun 5, 2015
Excellent question. These bikes are astoundingly similar any way you look at it. The Sturgis will have a little shorter top tube, and the 3.0's rim will be a little lighter. When you order a Minnesota 3.0 with Bluto Fork you will also receive an alloy fork too... which could be an advantage. I think your decision will come down to the feel of the bike... and with that I recommend you test ride them both. Both Motobecane's Sturgis and Framed's MN 3.0 are great mid-level fatbikes though. I will leave this question posted for others... and await their thoughts.
I'm 6'4, what size bike do I need?
Also, what is the difference in the 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0?
gene b on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Gene, I recommend purchasing an XL frame size. This would likely be the most comfortable for you. As for the different models, each includes a different component set with 1.0 being the least expensive and 3.0 being the highest quality components.
Why do you only have 3 colors to pick from? You need to offer your customers a variety of color options.
A shopper on Jun 2, 2015
First, I believe we offer every color option that Framed has released! It you look across the board at Fatbikes... you will see, I believe, that Framed offers more options than almost anyone. I did pose this question to them directly, and they were excited to announce that they will have some new stuff available later in the summer.


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