Framed Basswood

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19.5, 21.3 lb
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Summary of Reviews

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

12 reasons to buy

  • The Framed Basswood is available with a carbon, titanium or aluminum frame to meet the preferences and budgets of many cyclists.
  • 700c wheels and tires come standard on the bike. It can also fit a 650b setup.
  • With 700c wheels, the bike can fit tires as wide as 47mm. With a 650b wheel setup, it can fit wider.
  • The Basswood's titanium build is resilient, rust-resistant and stiff.
  • At around 21.3 lb, the titanium option is lightweight.
  • At around 19.5 lb, the carbon model of the Basswood is even lighter.
  • Testers enjoyed the off-road capabilities of the Maxxis Rambler tires.
  • Experts were pleased that, with a rack and gear loaded, the Basswood handles additional weight well. It can be used for commuting or bikepacking.
  • Users agree that Framed’s price for this bike is a great value.
  • Over rough washboards, one tester found the bike stayed in line well.
  • The Basswood's frame is stiff, aiding riders as they accelerate.
  • Testers were pleased with the easy-to-maintain threaded bottom bracket.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Framed does not include mounting points on the fork for water bottle cages or bags.
  • One expert found the bike’s riding position too aggressive and suggested adding spacers to raise the handlebars.

Bottom line

The Framed Basswood is a gravel bike with bikepacking capabilities. It has wide tires. It’s available with an aluminum, titanium or carbon frame. The bike has an easy-to-maintain threaded bottom bracket. Testers were pleased they can use 700c and 650c wheels with the Basswood. They were disappointed that there are no mounts on the fork.

Expert Reviews

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Framed Basswood Gravel Bike Review

I’d recommend the Basswood to anyone looking to get into the Gravel Bike scene.

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N+1 Strikes Again, The Framed Basswood Review

It is an all carbon gravel bike designed for long days and big miles.

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