Framed Minnesota LTD

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34.25, 33 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

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

18 reasons to buy

  • The Minnesota LTD is considered to be stupendous value for its price-point. A lightweight frame and quality componentry attest to this.
  • A swooping top tube and seat stays contribute to an elegant frame with distinctive, flattened tubing.
  • Owners loved the Maroon colorway. Few buyers seemed to choose black.
  • In the front-end of the bike, solid house-brand kit is reliable and keeps prices low.
  • It is rare that a stock saddle is universally approved for comfort, as it was in the case of the Velo S2.
  • The bash guard is an included bonus, protecting that single chainring from debris.
  • Alex Blizzerk 70mm rims come tubeless-ready with cut-outs to shed weight. Reportedly, they stayed true.
  • Terrene Wazia 26 x 4.0 tires were very grippy and arrived tubeless ready. They were also studdable for snow-biking.
  • SRAM Level Hydraulic brakes impressed owners.
  • The Minnesota LTD is offered with an optional Rock Shox Bluto suspension fork, or easily upgraded from the rigid model.
  • Assembly was regarded as easy, taking around 30 minutes. A multitool and pedal-wrench are provided.
  • The 11 speed SRAM cassette offered a wide 11-42 tooth gear-range.
  • The Minnesota LTD was at home on singletrack, snow, loose soil and around town.
  • Definitive and reliable shifting was delivered by a SRAM NX trigger-shifter and rear derailleur.
  • Fatbikers were pleased with the extra stability offered by front and rear thru-axles.
  • The alloy Minnesota was considered light for its price.
  • Handling was conveyed as being highly responsive.
  • Tire clearance was ample, with room for a 4.8 up-front and a 4.0 in the rear.

8 reasons not to buy

  • One owner felt that stand-over height was reduced due to the curvature of the frame.
  • Stock Wellgo pedals did not impress.
  • An expert felt that that the house-brand grips were uncomfortable.
  • For some riders, the alloy front-end came across as excessively rigid.
  • The Wazia tires were deemed too grippy for on-road use.
  • One reviewer experienced unwanted noise from the SRAM Level rotors.
  • The Minnesota LTD was short on eyelets. While there are a couple low-down on the fork, there are no provisions for a rack on the rear-end.
  • For one reviewer, 160mm disc rotors were considered to be undersized.

Bottom line

Framed Bike’s Minnesota LTD was seen as a solid fatbike at a very reasonable price. Componentry is a combination of high-end and home-brand. SRAM kit covers the Minnesota LTD’s drivetrain and brakes, while quality home-brand gear covers the cockpit. These parts were seen as reliable and affordable, by owners and experts alike. The inclusion of tubeless-ready rims and tires is another bonus in this price-range. As is the presence of a bashguard. This rig represents a good entrée into fatbiking. It's made available at a price that gets you reliable gear at a reasonable weight, allowing you to ride into battle with confidence.

Expert Reviews

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Framed Minnesota LTD

The frame was really interesting… I really like the light weight of it.

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Fat-Bike.com

Framed Minnesota LTD Review

There are very few bikes at this price level that provide this level of build performance. If you or a friendo are looking to jump into the fatty market this is a fantastic way to do it.

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Pauls Blog

Framed Minnesota LTD Fat Bike

Overall, for those on a budget for a fat-tire bike, the Framed Minnesota LTD is a solid choice.

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Fat-Bike.com

Framed LTD Bruh!

What I know about it thus far, is that it is an amazing build for the money (seriously, this thing is a steal) and that I immediately felt comfortable riding it. The very first wheelie went for half a block.

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User Ratings

86/100 based on 27 ratings
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