Framed Minnesota

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Summary of Reviews

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

10 reasons to buy

  • The Framed Minnesota has wide tires that can traverse over most gravel, pavement, sand and snow. It is a four-season bike.
  • The aluminum frame is solid and durable.
  • This is an affordable fat bike.
  • Users agree the aluminum version is specced best for entry-level riders.
  • The mechanical disc brakes are easy to adjust and maintain even on remote trips.
  • The bike’s 1x10 or 1x12 gearing is great for traversing up and down hills. As a 1x, it is easy to maintain on the go.
  • The Framed Minnesota is available in four sizes.
  • The women’s version of the Minnesota is offered in two smaller sizes.
  • The frame of the bike has a three-year warranty.
  • The bike’s geometry and wide tires place riders in a stable riding position.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One tester found the stem of the bike to be too long. This made turning slow.
  • The bars are flat. Riders looking for a more upright riding position may want to consider swapping the handlebars for riser bars.
  • The aluminum Minnesota is heavy. It weighs over 30 lb.

Bottom line

The Framed Minnesota is a fat tire bike for four-season riding. The bike's wide 4” tires can be used on everything from gravel roads to snow-covered trails and sandy beaches. The aluminum version has a durable frame and is specced for entry-level riders with 10 gears. The carbon version has 12 speeds on a 1x12 drivetrain. The aluminum version is heavier than others in its category. Some users found upgrading the stem and handlebars greatly improved their ride quality.

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User Ratings

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