Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike 

July 13, 2014 0

Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike 

If you are a fan of off-road biking, this one will certainly capture your imagination. Coming with a 6061 alloy frame and an 18 speed gear range, this bike is ready to hit any kind of terrain. The SRAM gears provide a wide gear range to choose from and make riding a lot easier on all kinds of surfaces. They also allow smooth and efficient gear shifting. The aluminium frame makes the bike light but strong at the same time. This monster of a bike is ready to take on snow, gravel, sand and anything else that you throw at it. Using this bike in the paved city streets is way too much fun. While building this bike, the Framed team has focussed a lot on the nitty-gritty bits. For example, it comes with alloy sealed pedals (with removable pins) and a KMC x 9 chain. The ride quality offered is smooth and immense fun and if you are looking for a bike which offers you a complete package of performance, durability and fun, this one is your perfect choice.


List Price: $1,900.00 USD

Specifications
The Minnesota 2.0 comes with 6061 Alloy Frameset ; 6061 Alloy Fork; Anodised or Painted Alloy QR Seat Clamp; Truvativ  Chainring (28/38T); Sealed Bottom Bracket (100 millimetre); SRAM Model x 7 Front Derailleur; SRAM Model X5 Rear Derailleur; SRAM 9 Speed 11/34T Freewheel; KMC Model X9 Chain; Necco 1-1/8th Headset; Avid BB5 Disc Brakes (160 millimetre Rotors); Avid BB5 Levers; SRAM Model X5 Shifters (18 speed); Threadless 4-Bolt Stem (100 millimetre, 6 degree rise); 700 millimetre Handlebar with 12 degree sweep; Velo Plush S2 Saddle; 400 millimetre x 30.9 millimetre Seatpost; Framed Alloy Sealed Platform Pedals; Quando 135 millimetre Alloy Front Hub with Quick Release Feature; Quando 170 millimetre Alloy Rear Hub with Quick Release Feature; Framed Single Wall Rims; 14G spokes and Vee Rubber Mission 120 TPI Tires.

Review
Framed Minnesota 2.0 is another offering by Framed. It is an off-road bike ready to scale any kind of terrain. Be it gravel, snow or sand, this bike has the ability to handle any surface efficiently. It comes with a 6061 alloy frame which keeps its weight in check and the alloy fork performs very well in absorbing the hits and bumps off the road.
The bike is available in different sizes and the following is a rough guide which you can use to choose the right one according to your height:

Height 5’5’’ to 5’9’’:   16’’ Frame
Height 5’8’’ to 6’’    :   18’’ Frame
Height 5’11’’ to 6’3’’:  20’’ Frame

Overall, the bike delivers well on its promises. The Shimano shifters allow smooth gear shifts and provide an 18 speed gear range which offers to its riders a wide range of gears to choose from. The Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakeset provides shear braking force and has the ability of stopping the bike swiftly. The bike comes with a more than reasonable price tag and if you are looking for an off-road bike, you can definitely consider buying this one.

 

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