Framed Marquette

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30, 28.9 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

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

13 reasons to buy

  • The Framed Marquette is available with an aluminum or carbon frame.
  • The bike is very versatile. Testers found it capable on firm sand beaches, snow-covered lakes, singletrack, gravel roads and pavement.
  • A model with 29” wheels and tires is available.
  • The Boost spacing in the rear wheel provides stiffness for power transfer. It also improves the bike's tracking.
  • Wide tires allow riders to descend with stability and control, especially on the 27.5+ model.
  • The bike is affordably priced. Framed keeps the price down by using in-house components for the stem, seat post, wheels and handlebars.
  • The rims are tubeless-ready. Riders can greatly reduce the weight of the bike by setting the bike up tubeless.
  • Experts state the Marquette makes for an excellent beginner mountain bike.
  • The SRAM hydraulic disc brakes are reliable and high-quality.
  • Users can run lower tire pressures with plus tires. This provides additional traction over loose trails.
  • One expert was pleased that the Marquette’s geometry places riders in a position that helps keep the front end down on steep climbs.
  • One Tester found the geometry and efficient power transfer from the Boost hub spacing make the Marquette a fantastic climber.
  • The bike arrives mostly assembled. It’s easy to complete the process.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Experts felt stretched out on the bike. They suggest swapping the stem for a shorter one.
  • Testers agree the stock wheels on the aluminum model of the bike are heavy. Upgrading the wheels can greatly reduce the bike’s weight.
  • The 16” frame only has room for one water bottle.
  • The aluminum model is considered heavy at 30 lb.

Bottom line

The Framed Marquette is a hardtail mountain bike available with 29", 27.5" or wider 27.5+ wheel and tire configurations. The aluminum model of the bike is heavy at about 30 lb. This weight can be reduced by swapping out the heavy wheelset that comes with the bike for a lighter setup. The bike is an efficient climber and descends confidently. Some riders felt a bit stretched out with the long stem. Replacing this with a shorter stem can make the bike more agile.

Expert Reviews

87/100 based on 2 expert reviews
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Framed Bikes – Marquette 27.5+ Bike Review

I give the Framed Marquette 4 ½ out of 5 Gnomes and would recommend it for anyone looking for an alternative to the ridiculously expensive big name carbon bikes.

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Feed the Habit

Review: Framed Marquette Alloy GX 27.5+

Framed Bikes are really upping their game these days with several new models in their growing lineup. This year, they went plus-sized with the Marquette 27.5+ aluminum and carbon models.

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Singletracks

Framed Marquette 27.5+ Long Term Review

When I first took the Marquette out of its box, I thought it felt pretty heavy.

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Gear Junkie

Review: Plus-Size ‘Bargain Carbon’ Marquette 27.5+

A gorgeous carbon-fiber frame, respectable specs and components, and a fair price tag make the Framed Marquette bike a solid choice for riders looking to dabble in the world of plus-size mountain bikes.

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