Framed Alaskan

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Framed Alaskan. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • The Framed Alaskan has a high-quality carbon frame.
  • The bike's 27.5 inch wheels have fat rims and tires that roll over snow and sand.
  • One tester found the bike stable and easily maneuverable, loaded with bags for bikepacking.
  • Framed offers a front suspension fork option with the bike.
  • The SRAM 12-speed drivetrain is smooth shifting in most conditions. One tester had issues with it in extreme cold.
  • The Alaskan is nimble and reactive through turns.
  • This is an affordable carbon fat bike option.
  • Cables are cleanly routed through the frame.
  • The bike comes with a removable frame protector.
  • There are water bottle mounts within the frame's main triangle and beneath the downtube.
  • The hydraulic disc brakes are reliable in wet and cold conditions.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The mounts on the downtube are not spaced to use with a traditional water bottle cage. They can only use one attachment point and move around a lot.
  • Users were disappointed the tires do not come tubeless-ready.
  • One user found it difficult to replace the derailleur hanger difficult to replace.

Bottom line

The Framed Alaskan is a stable carbon fat bike. Experts agree it’s a great value with a reliable SRAM drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes. The bike’s fat tires excel in snow and sand. They can keep up on gravel too. The mounts on the downtube are not ideal to use with a traditional water bottle cage.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 rated expert review

2019 Framed Alaskan Carbon Review

Framed is making a good solid fat bike. Not only do you get a full carbon bike with carbon wheels, but you also get an NX Eagle 1×12 drive system and a 100mm Mastodon Fork.

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Framed Alaskan Carbon Longterm Review

It’s been great. It’s been a reliable machine.

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Framed Alaskan Carbon 27.5 Review

It’s got a pretty wide downtube and such. Pretty sweet times!

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User Ratings

80/100 based on 10 ratings
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