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Framed Minnesota 3.0 XWT Fat Bike



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Description: Framed Minnesota 3.0 XWT Fat Bike

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!

XWT - Extra Wide Tires: Super-size your Minnesota by adding this wide tire upgrade for minimal cost.  This version features massive 26 x 4.7" Vee Rubber BULLDOZER tires. Ride these XL skins at low pressure for insane traction and unsurpassed float over snow and sand. The XWT is designed to go far deeper into the unknown than standard fat bikes. Pedal through prehistoric-like environments with a Minnesota 3.0 XWT. 

Key Features of Framed Minnesota 3.0 XWT 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" 22. 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 11-32
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 1 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: Vee Rubber Bulldozer 26"X 4.7" Silica, 120TPI, Folding Bead
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 XWT bikes on an average 18" Frame. The exact weight may vary slightly from what is posted.

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.

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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Minnesota 3.0
Awesome Awesome Awesome....more than i expected...buddy bought a Gravity and what a piece of junk...The 3.0 comes with good components, seal bearing which is a and finish great...the Bulldozer tires work perfectly....a well balanced bike you can be proud to ride. I couldn't be happier and im a Avid Roaddie with top of the line carbon racer...can't wait to hit more trails this winter...Solid buy...Thanks The House
December 13, 2014
over 4 years ago
Bike was delivered w tracking and arrived early. The bike was well packed and easy to assemble. The components are good quality and were easy to adjust. What I did was to all the cables I prestretched them then removed them and regreased. When I am on the trail I don't want any surprises. The 4.7 tires are amazing light for the size,
December 17, 2014
Bergen County, NJ, US
Age: 45-64
Great Bike, Great Value
This is a very nice-looking, great-riding bike with quality components. It is every bit as good as bikes from other brands that sell for at least $700 more. The Bulldozer rear tire provides great traction in the snow, although I can see myself replaced the front tire someday with one that is specifically designed for better steering in the snow. The only small weakness of the stock bike is the gearing - the 28T chain ring is too big for riding in snow and climbing hills. However, changing it to a 22T was very, very easy and cost me less than $20. Had Framed not used quality components on the bike, that might not have been so easy to do. I have been riding in snow and on single track trails that I never would have enjoyed on my regular mountain bike. If I had to do it again, I'd get the Bluto fork, too.
January 25, 2015
over 4 years ago
Great bike at an amazing price
This bike has been everything I was expecting. Quality is high, fit is great, and the finish is fine enough, nothing fancy. This is my first fat bike so I got nothing to compare it to, but I am not sure how anybody could get a better deal than this. I have only ridden on snow and really only plan to, so I can't comment on anything but that. But the 5 inch tires on the XWT are key in the snow. I got friends on 4 inch tires that just can't ride some of the conditions/terrain I can. So if you don't want to break the bank to get a fattie, go ahead and get one of these. I can't imagine you'd regret it. Thanks for reading, now go ride!
March 3, 2015
Age: 25-44
over 4 years ago
Great bike
I was very pleased with my Minnesota 3.0 XWT. I find the bike to be solid yet light and is a very comfortable ride. I have not had the bike out in winter yet but I have ridden over deep loose gravel and this bike sailed over while other mountain bikes got bogged down.

The Presta tire valves were unexpected but they can be dealt with via adapters.

I only wish that the manufacturer would either create or provide pointers to accessories to fit this bike. I had to try two different kickstands and had to be pretty inventive to modify a rear rack that was designed for fat bikes to fit this bike. A standard D-type bike lock also does not fit.
July 1, 2015
over 4 years ago
Great value, great fun!
I love this bike! Been riding it for almost a month now and I like so much I'm thinking of making it my primary ride year round. It's great in the snow and great on the single-track. Not so good on the road, but who the heck wants to ride on the road?!!!
December 20, 2014
over 4 years ago
Love this thing
I live in Connecticut and this winter brought so much snow that it wasn't rideable on my 29er. Saw lots of dudes having fun on their fatties, but didn't want to pay retail for a brand name. Bought the Framed Minnesota 3.0 ZWT in February 2015 and am super happy with the purchase. It's a quality bike and is just what I need for the winters here. The drivetrain is decent and wheelset/hubs seem to do the trick. It was so much fun that I plan to ride it all year!

This thing is durable too. One day after a long ride I was tired and schlepped it into my ghetto trailer hitch bike rack. on the way home I hit a bump at 45 mph, it popped out of the rack and I watched in horror as I saw it bouncing and rolling down the road behind me! Took it to the LBS, seat was broken in half and bars were slightly bent, but frame and wheels survived just fine.

This thing is a beast and I love it.
April 21, 2015
over 4 years ago
Great Bike Just Insert Happy Face and Ride
I elected to do the assembly myself, bike arrived well packed, assembly was easy had to un-clip front brake cable to assemble handle bars, tools came for assembly if you don't have them. Brakes and sifters did not need adjustment, shifts great. Bike rides great, I am a 58 year old road/cyclocross type guy ride about 5000 miles a year and race cyclocross for fun. Decided to get fat because it looks like fun and allows me to ride all winter. Fun on this bike is an understatement, I am 6-2, 34" inseam, bought 20" frame. I am at the upper end for the 20 but it fits fine, Stand-over is good the 22 would be tighter on stand-over. more than half the seat post is still in frame, the reach is good for me, the 22 will stretch you out more if that's what you want for a ride. Weighs 32.75 lbs, no complaints with weight doesn't ride like its that heavy. Takes rocks and downhills with ease. My phone app showed max speed 25 downhill on rocky, sandy, muddy trails. Always felt in control and ride was better than my older full suspension MTB. Climbs with ease, rear tire didn't come loose at all although I made sure I stayed in saddle for the ride. Rode great in small areas of hard pack snow I could find. Will be heading down to the seashore next. Cassettes and gearing are fine for me others have commented that they would prefer a little different ratio, myself I have no problem with it as set up so far. If you get one you'll be just as happy as the guy/gal who spent much more on a big name brand only difference is you'll have money for beer after the ride. Good Ride. Remember the ride never gets easier just faster.
February 26, 2016
Cape Cod, MA, US
Age: 45-64
Snow, Logs, Mud...nothing too tough to handle on the 3.0 XWT
I had a bit of trouble with my last bike and the crew at The House bike shop helped me out. I moved from my previous bike to the 3.0 XWT and could not be happier with both the service provided by the team at the bike shop (Including Jon and Stephen (SP?). The bike itself is perfect. I've only had it for a week and have been able to hit mud, snow and today found that one of the areas I ride is being clear cut so there were plenty of small trees and logs in the way. Didn't stop me with the outstanding arrangement on the 3.0 XWT. I am not a featherweight so being able to clear obstacles with this is a pleasure not found with other bikes I have been on. Good job with this bike (quality and price), the shop and most importantly the service offered.
January 3, 2015
Age: 25-44
This is a really great quality bike.
I ride all the time and am a bit picky about the quality of what I use, with that said this was a great purchase for me. I looked into several different bikes and this one was the same performance as the more expensive bikes out there. It is really foolish to spend money on a 1700$+ bike when this deal is here.
January 29, 2015
over 4 years ago

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Why did you choose this? Store
research research. I wanted the 2.0 but honestly I didn't like the color you had left. I liked the black bike with Purple rims.
Tami S on Jan 24, 2017
Appears to be good value when comparing components to price.
Dennis H on Dec 16, 2016
research research. I wanted the 2.0 but honestly I didn't like the color you had left. I liked the black bike with Purple rims.
Tami S on Jan 24, 2017
Seemed to be one of the best deals on a quality fat bike.
Bryan B on Jan 12, 2017
Appears to be good value when comparing components to price.
Dennis H on Dec 16, 2016
Good price point for options
Kim W on Dec 11, 2016
I am absolutely hooked on my new Fat Bike so I purchased another one for my guests.
Daniel B on Mar 21, 2016
This is the best value I have come across, and I have done a lot of looking.
Connie K on Dec 5, 2014
Seemed to be one of the best deals on a quality fat bike.
Bryan B on Jan 12, 2017
Good price point for options
Kim W on Dec 11, 2016
It says u have both options with the rigid and the bluto rockshox any idea what the price will be with both??
A shopper on Oct 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We will! The Minnesota 3.0 "full monty" package will include 2 forks along with 2 sets of tires (Maxxis Mammoth 4.0" and Vee Rubber Bulldozer 4.7"). This should be available online in the coming weeks.
I'm 6'1" with a 36 " inseam, would the 22" 3.0 or the 3.0 XL be best ? Thanks , TD
A shopper on Oct 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The difference between the two is the size of the tires - the regular 3.0 comes with 4" tires, the 3.0 XL comes with 4.7" tires. It comes down to which you want, although the bike with larger tires *might* sit a little taller.
Hope that helps!
Does the fatty slim tires fit on the 3.0 as well?
Jacoblou on Oct 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the spacing of the hubs is different for the 3.0 but keep watching the website for a similar offer (I cannot say exactly what, but you will like it ;)
So is the only difference between the 3.0 and the 3.0 xl.or xwt... are the tires right??? Is there any other differences???
Kevin B on Oct 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Kevin, thank you for your question!
The difference between the Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike (Black/Blue 2015) and the Minnesota 3.0 XL Fat Bike is the size of the tires. The regular 3.0 has 4.0" tires, and the 3.0 XL has 4.7" tires.
Hope that helps!
Can you fit Dillinger 5 tires on this bike? It says these are actually 4.8 inches.
Mike E. on Dec 13, 2014
No problem.
I'm 6'4 with a 34 inseam. What is the best size for me? Thanks. Ed
ed c on Nov 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am 6-2 with 34" inseam went with 20" frame half of seat-post still in frame; stand-over height is good. The 22" would of fit also, although slightly heavier, with more of a front lean if that is what you prefer.
I am 5'9" and have a 30 inch inseam. Would the 16" still be the best size option for the 3.0 XWT? (rigid fork)
chad w on Nov 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: With your inseam the 16" Framed MN 3.0 would be the best size for you
Any idea when the full monty will be available? Thanks
A shopper on Oct 31, 2014
There is not really a Full Monty version of the 3.0 XL. For more information, talk to one of our product specialists at: 866-956-5971
dose this bike come with pedels if not what size dose it need?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the Minnesota 3.0 does not come with pedals. You would need 9/16" pedals.
Are there any braze-ons for racks, fenders, etc. either front or rear?
Michael S on Nov 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Framed MN 3.0 Does come with all braze ons for everything. With Racks you will need to buy a seat post collar that has the mounts for a rack. As for Fenders the Mudshovle are what we think works the best. They wont be in the way and if you hit them they just move with out putting stress on your frame
Will Surly 100mm clown shoes with 5" tires fit on the 3.0 xwt?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, The Minnesota 3.0 can run 4.8in max tires on an 80mm wide rim, with the extra footprint of the clown shoe 100mm rims they might be cutting it a little close to the frame and fork. Our bike shop guys will be able to give you a solid answer though, They can be reached at 800-992-7245. Happy Trails!
Will you ever offer the extra 29er wheelset for the xwt model?
Keith L on Mar 28, 2015
Currently the 29er wheelset will not work with the XWT bike version. Framed is working on a 29er+ that will be compatible.
What is size difference between 3.0 WXT and 3.0?

More reach

Top tube or Stake ht
A shopper on Dec 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Tire size in width is the only difference between the two bikes....there may be a slight height difference from a 4" tire to the 4.7" tire. I chose the 3.0 XWT for the wider tire....I'm 6'3" 225# and the bike fits me perfect.
what kind of rear dropout does this have and can i pull a burley trailer?
christopher s on Nov 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: using the quick release? Yes - but you might have to get a longer one. the standard skewer won't be long enough - but you can get a longer one. No problem.
Is the rear wheel centered on the frame or offset like the Moonlander?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Shopper - Centered
Hope that helps!
I'm approximately 5'6" tall with a 29" inseam. What size fat bike frame would you recommend?
john v on Nov 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have the same measurements and the small 2.0 and 3.0 fit me fine. This size is great for active riding with a lot of weight and position shifting on technical trails. Shifting weight rearward for drops etcetera is easy as is staying centered between the wheels for steep climbing. if you prefer a longer cockpit and more stretched out riding position you can order 1 size up.
Do the fatty slim tires you are giving (29 by 2.1 inch) away fit on the Minnesota 3.0 XWT?
robert on Jul 5, 2016
Make sure you get the correct set... but yes... they will.
how much does it weight?
andres a on Mar 11, 2015
the bike shop is still finalizing some of these specs... give 'em a call and they can give you specifics: 1 (800) 409-7669.
I plan to ride street and trails and am interested in the 3.0 XWT - are the fattie tires ok for the street? Frank (SoCal)
frc71 on Mar 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tires on mine work fine for double duty. Sadly the caveat "specifications subject to change" applies. The tires and cassette changed from the web specs between the time ordered and received the bike. The Bulldozer tire were an upgrade in my eyes, the cassette and required chain swap were not. Ask carefully about the tires if they matter to you, and make sure you are actually going get what they state.
Is there any chain rub with the wide tires when in the 28t chainring and 32t (biggest) cog?
Ben G on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No rub on the Bulldozers that came with the bike. The bike was advertised as having a 36t back when I ordered it, and it was a disappointment that it showed with a different cassette, my kid didn't have the legs for hills without the 36t in back. Despite a later switch to 11-36 in the rear, and 24t 36t in the front (and new chain and rear derail to fit) it has never hit the tire. I'd ask twice about the specs about the actual bike that will ship if chain contact with the tire is a deal breaker though, a tire spec change might make a difference because it is close. The House was not helpful when their product arrived different than specified and hid behind the "specs are subject to change" clause.
What's the real difference between the 2.0 and the 3.0 xwt?
William Estuardo C on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The xwt stands for "extra wide tires". If you are a bigger guy like me, 6' 210 lbs then you want the ability to ride with wider tires. For snow riding that means I can get more float with a near 5" tire vs 4". You can't ride with tires much bigger than 4" on a 2.0. This may or may not matter to you if you dont plan on riding in the winter or sandy conditions.
Tubeless tires. Can a Stans or similar kit convert to tubeless?
Andrew B on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can it works very well depends on the tire also. Factory tires are tubeless ready
I am 5' 11" with a 34" inseam-can you recommend the correct size for me?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm 6'2" with a 35" inseam. I took the 22" and am happy with my choice. I suggest you get the 20" or maybe the 22". Happy trails!
Matte black with black rims?
Randy H on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine was matt black with red rims. I spray painted the graphics with matt rust oleum and have since added nexti carbon rims. Bike is fantastic. Now just snow damm it.
I will be in St paul next week, Thursday, can I pick one up?
George B on Dec 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Most likely yes. Call the bike shop, and discuss if you want it assembled ect. They can then have it ready for you. If you come to the store.. you can also Demo any version of the Framed Fatbikes that you wish! 1 (800) 409-7669.
Would like to assemble the bike myself. Is there a photo somewhere of how the bike comes without the assembly option?
Zepper on Jan 25, 2017
No. You could speak to our bike shop, but Framed really does not want you to assemble the bike yourself. It is not so much the building alone where you could get into trouble, it is the component alignment too. Unless the bike is built by a certified bike mechanic your warranty is void. I suggest having a shop do it.
What is the peddle size you have to order with this bike ?
A shopper on Jan 15, 2017
The pedal spindle size is a 9/16"
Which dropper seat post will fit this bike?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2016
Any post that is 31.6mm in diameter and externally routed. The Minnesota 3.0 frame does not have internal dropper post routing.
Can you get this bike with RaceFace cranks?
Tim H on Dec 4, 2016
It wont come with them installed but you can order them on the side with the bike.
I'm 5'4" with an inseam just shy of 28". Am I sized out of a 3.0 XWT or would I fit on a small. Any other vertically challenged owners have luck with a Minnesota Framed?
Luigi P on Nov 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Minnesota series does have a higher standover height due to the shorter top tube which translates into quicker handling of the bike. The Alaskan series staring at the the X5 1x10 drivetrain model comes with a lower stand over height and a ton of upgraded features. you might have better luck with that bike. Plus you can choose you frame and wheel color to make the bike the way you want to at no additional cost to you.


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