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    They added a slightly different note for the 3.0. It now will be an extra $50 for partial assembly?! So if I order now I just get a box of parts? The 3.0 is also increasing by $100 so I guess I better decide quickly which bike I want!

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    Tickle from The House... "some" 3's coming in tomorrow and shipping. Who knows what's in Box #1 Monty?

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    Nothing anyone has to report from 3-ville? Expletive!!!!

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    [QUOTE=wildskycomet;11585750]Nothing anyone has to report from 3


    Mike,


    I couldn't take it anymore. This is business, not baseball. Two strikes and you're out. Cancelled the order and got one from a friend. Pick it up on Thursday when the mods are done.
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    It's like Charlie Brown and the football... I'm sure I can kick it this time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildskycomet View Post
    It's like Charlie Brown and the football... I'm sure I can kick it this time...
    Good analogy. Better than I could have come up with...

    The problem for them is that I have been a frequent The-House customer. Now I would rather buy my stuff anywhere else. I am 59 so I have limited days left to live. I don't want to spend any hours waiting for BS answers to simple questions.

    Buh bye, house...
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    I delayed the decision to get a fat bike for too long and all the stuff with 190mm rear hubs (with room for 4.5"+ tires) is out of stock at bikes direct. So should I wait till mid january for a Boris the brut Motobecane 2015 Boris The Brut Shimano SLX, Fat Bikes, Mountain Bikes or get the Minnesota 3.0 xwt that would come early December? Framed Minnesota 3.0 XWT Fat Bike 2015

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    I got impatient and cancelled my order since I just bought a Dolomite. It fits Surly Lou tires, which is why i wanted the MN3 anyways. I just wish the Dolomite had an aluminum frame and fork.

    Best of luck to you guys still waiting for your orders.

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    I am going to wait it out myself. Any other option will be subject to the same shipping delays which will probably not get better during the holiday season.

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    I was ready to pull the trigger on an Alaskan alloy . But ordering from my dealer the date kept changing and last week he said his framed rep told him February . I know i can get it sooner thru the house but this is a good dealer. So i ended up buying a Mongoose Vinson for $450 I figure i can ride that for a while and if i really get into fat biking i can upgrade then.

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    One of my best riding buddies got the 2.0 and has probably made 11 upgrades in the two weeks he has had it. He's got a big parts bin and is the consummate eBayer.

    Rode with him on the 2.0 for the first time last Friday and we saw a Northern Bobwhite, which are rare in NJ. He is very happy with the 2.0.

    Tomorrow I will pick up the Fatboy Pro. Tubeless, carbon bars, Thomson Elite (no Dropper). Snow is coming and it's a phat world.
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    It seems like Framed missed the boat with the Alaskan/Minnesota 3.0 line of bikes. They would have made a killing if they had them to market sooner.

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    certainly nothing positive to say about product or process. No word on Box 1 on 18th(?!). No one is reporting happy shipping movements yet... Gotta wait. Don't think the turkey or folks on World Fat Day will see a Vt 3 photo

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    The house is currently showing that the 3.0 with rigid aluminum fork is now in stock and will ship in 24 hrs... Hoping to be on it for Thanksgiving.

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    I just got off the phone with The House and they confirmed that they received their shipment of the 3.0s but not the 3.0 XLs. As others have mentioned, the only difference between the two models is the tires (not wheel set). The so I changed my order to the 3.0 and I might receive it in the next few days since I live in Minnesota. The sales guy I talked to said they are waiting on the Bulldozer tires for these so it could be a while before the XLs are available for shipment. I have a set of Bud and Lou snow tires already, so I am not too worried about not getting the Bulldozers.

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    Haven't heard anything for Bluto crowd

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    I just heard back about mine which is a Bluto 3.0 The containers have arrived and processing is set to begin after unloading.

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    Let "us" know when your billing status changes. Thrilling to get out of "processing-ville"

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    Yep

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    just to add to the conversation, i just called the-house tonight and they told me that they should have the rest of the 3.0s with the bluto rockshox's by Friday. she did tell me they got a bunch in today, so i'm hoping that mine is included in that batch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceldama View Post
    It seems like Framed missed the boat with the Alaskan/Minnesota 3.0 line of bikes. They would have made a killing if they had them to market sooner.
    I still think they'll sell every one of them -- they just won't sell one to me. They won't lose any money on this deal but they have lost some consumer confidence. I don't envy anyone on their bike team. Those guys didn't have anything to do with how late the product is but they are taking all the heat. Their lives won't be worth living if there is a quality problem with the bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverborama View Post
    I still think they'll sell every one of them -- they just won't sell one to me. They won't lose any money on this deal but they have lost some consumer confidence. I don't envy anyone on their bike team. Those guys didn't have anything to do with how late the product is but they are taking all the heat. Their lives won't be worth living if there is a quality problem with the bikes.
    while I don't disagree, I think you were a little harsh. I didn't have the confidence I'd get my bike anytime soon, so I didn't place an order. While I still don't have my fat bike, I am planning on getting it within the next couple of weeks and the LBS I go to already has it in stock waiting for me give them the thumbs up. that's confidence!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverborama View Post
    I still think they'll sell every one of them -- they just won't sell one to me. They won't lose any money on this deal but they have lost some consumer confidence. I don't envy anyone on their bike team. Those guys didn't have anything to do with how late the product is but they are taking all the heat. Their lives won't be worth living if there is a quality problem with the bikes.
    You're probably right about them selling every bike they produce this year regardless of release date. I think they could have drummed up a bit more hype if they had the bikes in customer's hands earlier in the season.

    Part of the problem with bringing these bikes to market is that it seems all the brands are fighting over the same supply of tires, forks and other specific fat bike parts that they all need ship completed bikes.

    I'm still hoping that I'll get to see a Framed Alaskan at the LBS. I'd like to take it for a spin before I commit.

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    No longshoremen required for 3's that jump ship. Have to plan for swim into another port. More for LBS' that carry product & customer service? Waiting for word...

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    No longshoremen required for 3's that jump ship. Have to plan for swim into another port. More for LBS' that carry product & customer service? Waiting for word...
    Wild,


    Picking up my FB Pro (yeah, I know, I detest Specialized's overaggressive legal department, too...) today customized with Carbon bars, Thomson Elite and some handmedown pedals and accessories.

    Really didn't want to jump ship, but if I hadn't done so, then today I would be looking at having already tried to kick the football three times and missed each, landing flat on my @$$ again.

    Now, I am about 7-8 hours from sitting on a real phatty.

    Good luck to everyone else and I hope they get here soon.
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    Do think Framed took a hit not being able to deliver product to market sooner. Gotta be tough to fight for raw product & components. Maybe that's where big difference in price is for comparable name brands. Have to include extortion money for stepping to head of line. Often costs more money to be more equal

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    You might be right about the baksheesh. Dunno.

    I still think Framed is very favorably priced. The FB Pro with XT 1x11 would be SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive than the Framed Alaska comparable.

    I just got tired of chasing all my phatty friends in the snow last year on my less expansive tires. That is when I first looked at the Minnesota 2.0.

    Now: Can't Wait

    btw, the LBS sold more phatties than CX this year!
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    deafening silence in 3-ville

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildskycomet View Post
    Do think Framed took a hit not being able to deliver product to market sooner. Gotta be tough to fight for raw product & components. Maybe that's where big difference in price is for comparable name brands. Have to include extortion money for stepping to head of line. Often costs more money to be more equal
    The delays in product to market pushed me into a Trek Farley 6. I was all set to grab a Framed Alaskan Alloy, but the Farley was available, awesome, and priced to move.

    So I bought it furiously. Very happy with my decision. Though had the Framed been available, I'm sure I would have been pretty PUMPED too.
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    Gave them a call since I had no updates to my order. They confirmed they were shipping my (non-Bluto) 3.0 out today and should have to Chicago by Tuesday. Bring on thanksgiving weekend!

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    They change your billing status?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildskycomet View Post
    They change your billing status?
    No, it just says 'Call for information'.

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    My bluto spec is supposed to ship today as well, but still no tracking number, guess I will find out around 10pm cst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracer2 View Post
    My bluto spec is supposed to ship today as well, but still no tracking number, guess I will find out around 10pm cst.
    Billing status change? 10 cst? Is that when ups tracking gets entered or registers after item is loaded & processed in central HQ?

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    Back when i pre ordered my Alaskan in early sept The-House told me they were in the process of switching over to FedEx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracer2 View Post
    My bluto spec is supposed to ship today as well, but still no tracking number, guess I will find out around 10pm cst.
    My credit card has been charged, so hopefully things are finally moving

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    Got my UPS tracking number. Delivery scheduled for The 24th!

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    Don't imagine there will be many 3's, etc... For world fat day. Ship 12/2... Hah!!!

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    yeah, i just called again today and they told me 12/2 now...wtf!? i am very close to cancelling...

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    I asked them how they could possibly know 12/2 with all those situations out of their control. Just leave it "back ordered". Seemed like bait we all bit when it was 10/15, 11/8, 11/18... oh, it's 12/2. Really going to kick that football this time...
    Shi()load of angst for something supposed to brighten things (insert "p" or "t")

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    I take it this for the Black and Blue combo?

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    I ordered black/red on 9/4

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildskycomet View Post
    I ordered black/red on 9/4
    Mine was the black/red 3.0 Bluto on 9/11.

    But, happy to ride the new FB Pro for over 12 mile maiden run today. Really enjoyed it with the Bluto.

    Saw a six point buck and ripped my cheek open on a vine. Chicks dig dueling scars and Phatties!!
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    i guess i shouldnt feel as bad...some of you guys ordered waaaay before me (10/28/14) and have heard the dates get pushed more times than me....i'm waiting for a black/red 16" 3.0 with the blutos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracer2 View Post
    Got my UPS tracking number. Delivery scheduled for The 24th!
    Congratulations.

    Which model did you order and when?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracer2 View Post
    Got my UPS tracking number. Delivery scheduled for The 24th!
    Anxious to see your photos & report

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    Its been sitting 14 miles from my house since Friday night.

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    Going to pick it up? Or getting delivered to day?

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    It's getting delivered today, hopefully in the morning so I can check it out during my lunch hour. Too much stuff to do this weekend with the decent weather we had to go get it and the trails are soaked so we're not supposed to ride them until they have dried out a bit or frozen again. I will add a few pictures of it tonight.

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    Someone on the Framed Minnesota Fat Bike Facebook Group just posted pictures of their 3.0 that just got delivered at workFramed Minnesota 3.0 with Bluto Fork & Rigid Fork-10151130_10154825769205304_2665885946586639584_n.jpg
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