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    Quote Originally Posted by Truitnow View Post
    Very nice.
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    I'm still waiting for my order for a 20" White/Orange to be shipped....watching this is painful, so many people will be having a fat weekend, Do I call about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truitnow View Post
    My Son said "Screw the Boris...I'll take this"
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    If I remember correctly, you had ordered a 18" Minnesota for you and a Large Boris for your son.

    That means that he would need a 20" Minnesota 2.0 and they are all sold out. So it's not as simple as cancelling the Boris and ordering another 18" Minnesota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LO4U2C View Post
    I'm still waiting for my order for a 20" White/Orange to be shipped....watching this is painful, so many people will be having a fat weekend, Do I call about it?
    I would call just to be sure they aren't waiting for you to confirm something. I haven't heard of anybody getting a shipping confirmation so I figured everyone got theirs. Even if it's end of business day, don't give out hope that you won't get your shipping confirmation tonight. I got mine at like 8pm Eastern time last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    COME ON FEDEX!!!! Mike needs his Fat Bike LOL
    Ok, FedEx just updated my tracking and I will not have a fat weekend :-( My order made it to Orlando and says it will be delivered Monday 2/3/2014. I guess I can leave work now! Also, my wife will now get me to do a few things around the house this weekend.

    For those of you who received their bikes, please keep the reviews coming. I need to live vicariously for a few more days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPE View Post
    Ok, FedEx just updated my tracking and I will not have a fat weekend :-( My order made it to Orlando and says it will be delivered Monday 2/3/2014. I guess I can leave work now! Also, my wife will now get me to do a few things around the house this weekend.

    For those of you who received their bikes, please keep the reviews coming. I need to live vicariously for a few more days.

    Thanks and take care,

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    Mike if you are on Facebook, go check out the Minnesota Fat Bike owner's Group. Lots of discussions, reviews and such. Hopefully it can hold you over until Monday LOL

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    Due in the SF bay area 2/1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    Mike if you are on Facebook, go check out the Minnesota Fat Bike owner's Group. Lots of discussions, reviews and such. Hopefully it can hold you over until Monday LOL

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/6912...66074/members/
    Thanks for the heads up, but I am not on Facebook (I would get lost and never leave). I can always pirate my wife's account and take a look!

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    Kawidan. That's correct. I couldn't nor wouldn't try to change the order again. That Boris is his when he gets back from College.

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    Let the customization begin. One owner on the Facebook group got his and her's matching bike and made each bike their own.The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes-1604542_684917434863437_506480215_n.jpg
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    Another pic of the custom Black/Red

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    They look good! Before I ordered, I asked The House if I could order a silver frame with orange wheels. They said no. Just a thought, if anyone wants to trade frames, maybe we should talk. Monday I will have a 20" white frame and would like a 20" silver frame (maybe, I might love the white frame).

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    First pictures of the Slick Wheelset

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    Looks good Kawidan. I was asked by 4 people today "What kind of bike I had"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GalenCopes View Post
    FedEx dude showed up at my door with my Silver/White Minnesota 2.0...without the extra wheelset. I got it put together, put on some shorts and went for a quick ride. On the road with 15lbs in the tires, I really didn't notice any self-steer. It was definitely more work to ride than my road bike, but it is made for a different purpose...which is why I purchased it in the first place. My only complaint is I am 5'10" and I wish I would have gone with the 16" instead of the 18" I got. The top tube is really getting close to encroaching in sensitive areas!

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    How was the top tube length at your height? I'm curious what people are thinking about the shorter top tube length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    If I remember correctly, you had ordered a 18" Minnesota for you and a Large Boris for your son.

    That means that he would need a 20" Minnesota 2.0 and they are all sold out. So it's not as simple as cancelling the Boris and ordering another 18" Minnesota.
    @ Truitnow or anyone who knows...is there a published or unpublished weight for the Boris X9?

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    Someone had posted it on one of the forums and it was in the ball park of the Framed at 33-35#. I am glad all these new bikes are using standard MTN bike parts to make upgrades easy. We are already looking at using some of my Beargrease take off parts on the Framed. I was a little bummed that they used an Isis style bottom bracket instead of a standard threaded one so now a GXP will have to be purchased to use the X9 crank.

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    Mncyclist the review I read was on the KHS 4 Seasons 3000 which is the same as the Motor Boris X9. As I recall the weight was around 35lbs. Someone correct me if I'm mistaken. I think it was in the Moto Direct thread. The Minnesota 2.0 is really a nice bike for the $$$$$$.

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    Todd J December 28, 2013 at 10:04 am #
    We weighed the 17″ KHS 3000 in the shop last week. It came in at 33lbs., 1oz.

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    Another weight I saw was 33# 11 oz.

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    What's a good tube to buy? Shrader or Presta?
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    I'm pissed.

    FedEx didn't deliver my fat bike today. They're closed Sunday's. 5-6" of fresh freaking snow (still lightly snowing) and I have a fat bike at FedEx's warehouse 3 miles from my house.

    They left a note saying "sorry we missed you, please call this 1-800 Number on Monday"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    What's a good tube to buy? Shrader or Presta?
    I bought a Schwalbe AV 13f Shrader only because Espen W said so.

    Standard Vee Rubber 4.0 tubes usually come in at 420-480g, while the Schwalbe 13F (rated to 3.0) weigh on average 190g, so you can shed up to 600g on the bike with these. We have been testing them for tons of miles and hours on our new 103mm rims with Vee Mission, and they work great. Some folks have reported 13F occasionally rupturing, but we have zero failures so far.
    The 295g Maxxis Freeride 2.2-2.5 works great as well.
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    The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes

    Anyone else think it is time for a new tread / post for the Minnesota 1.0 / 2.0? Along the lines of a "Show me your..."? Seems like this current thread is full of mostly speculation and 5 pages of talking about shipping / arrivals. I think this was done for the Spesh fat boy.


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    Fatty Setup
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    [QUOTE=mn_biker;10974413]Anyone else think it is time for a new tread / post for the Minnesota 1.0 / 2.0? Along the lines of a "Show me your..."? Seems like this current thread is full of mostly speculation and 5 pages of talking about shipping / arrivals. I think this was done for the Spesh fat boy.
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    I think this thread has naturally made a progression towards showing photos... upgrades .... suggestions...ideas...ect. As more bikes arrive to those waiting the thread will further evolve. The FB group members are sharing here as well.
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    No. This thread will evolve because it is not specific to new sales. Don't start another thread. The top posts will define the discussion about "The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes"

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    Man that looks like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosPollos View Post
    How was the top tube length at your height? I'm curious what people are thinking about the shorter top tube length.
    I really don't have much foundation to make a determination. I am comfortable riding the bike, but this is my only non-road bike.

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    Surly Bud fits the front with no problems! Initial review is that it was a very worthwhile upgrade. I found riding the Vee Mission in deeper snow to be way too frustrating no matter how much I lowered the pressure.

    I'm now running a Nate on the back and Bud up front.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mn_biker View Post
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    Surly Bud fits the front with no problems! Initial review is that it was a very worthwhile upgrade. I found riding the Vee Mission in deeper snow to be way too frustrating no matter how much I lowered the pressure.

    I'm now running a Nate on the back and Bud up front.




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    Damn that looks good. Total cost of tires? Did you go tubeless?

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    The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes

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    Damn that looks good. Total cost of tires? Did you go tubeless?
    $135 for the Nate and $136 for the Bud. Bought the Nate first a few weeks ago online and picked up the Bud at my LBS using a 20% off coupon. Still expensive, but one of the reasons I bought this bike instead of a Farley or Pug was to save some money to do upgrades.

    Have not gone tubeless on this setup and probably won't. However, I will run the stock Vee Missions tubeless this summer.


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    That's a big 10-Fo Mn-biker. Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by mn_biker View Post
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    Swapped in 22/32t rings in the front last night. As luck would have we got a nice dump of snow this morning so I got in a ride over lunch to test it out. The lower gearing made a big difference pushing through the snow and going up hills.
    Thinking of the same upgrade. Is this a 104/64 BCD setup, and did you use SRAM rings or aftermarket? (Bike hasn't been delivered yet!)

    Thx

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    The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes-minnesota_ad.jpgCheck out the ad in this month's Bicycling Magazine.

    Note the price.


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    No 2nd wheel set.

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    No second wheelset and it probably doesn't include shipping. At $799 plus $40 shipping that we paid it's $839 which is $10 cheaper than what they are selling at on Ebay without the extra wheelset and free shipping.
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    So, let me get this right...I paid for my bike over a month before they could deliver, for which I got a "free" set of wheels, and now they drop the price by a smooth hundo not even a week after they even shipped my bike? While I a happy that others will be able to get a great bike at a great price, I feel like I didn't even get a courtesy reach around!

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    The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes

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    No 2nd wheel set.
    This. When I went into the Framed bike shop they were very upfront that I could purchase the 2.0 for $100 less if I skipped the 29er wheel set. I figured the extra wheel set would be fun and took them up on the promotion.

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    The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes

    Quote Originally Posted by USUK View Post
    Thinking of the same upgrade. Is this a 104/64 BCD setup, and did you use SRAM rings or aftermarket? (Bike hasn't been delivered yet!)

    Thx
    I had these rings sitting in my parts bin. They are standard SRAM 3X10 rings pulled them off of a 2011 Trek Fuel EX 7. Standard 104/64 BCD setup. Very worthwhile swap of parts in my opinion for how I ride. The stock gearing on the Minnesota 2.0 was way too high on both rings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GalenCopes View Post
    So, let me get this right...I paid for my bike over a month before they could deliver, for which I got a "free" set of wheels, and now they drop the price by a smooth hundo not even a week after they even shipped my bike? While I a happy that others will be able to get a great bike at a great price, I feel like I didn't even get a courtesy reach around!


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    GalenCopes, the new price doesn't include the extra wheelset. That promotion was only available until Feb 5th for those who pre-ordered.

    If you go to the The House Website, the price is still $899 and you can can still get the free wheelset. After Feb 5th they will probably lower the price down to $799 and either no offer the extra wheelset or offer it at an additional cost.
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    Just thought I would post a pic of my winter riding. Even though was 64 degrees, it was windy as heck and a little on the nippy side! Heck, I even put on a light jacket for the ride! Sorry for the pic...my G2 doesn't have a great camera...but it handles drops way better than my IPhone 4 ever thought about!


    The sand was really on the hard-packed side since we have been having damp weather, so I just left the tires at 15 psi. I only rode about 5 miles and most was on a multi-use trail. I just jumped in the sand for some fun and to pass people when I could.

    I can already tell that a good set of fenders are going to be ordered. I am waiting to hear back from Big Os about which set to go with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    GalenCopes, the new price doesn't include the extra wheelset. That promotion was only available until Feb 5th for those who pre-ordered.

    If you go to the The House Website, the price is still $899 and you can can still get the free wheelset. After Feb 5th they will probably lower the price down to $799 and either no offer the extra wheelset or offer it at an additional cost.
    Once again...doesn't make the wheelset very "free" does it? I am cool with you selling me something. I actually would have paid extra and gotten the rims because I see value in both the parts and the expanded use of the bike...but I am not cool with being lied to, which I feel they did.

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    Galen. I really don't see how you got screwed. But hey...That's the way you feel. I'm pleased with what I received and the choice that I was given. I also understood that there was a chance that the bikes could go up or down in price. Who knows that the House won't offer th 2.0 with a better group set than the one we received. Maybe at even a cheaper price. That would be crazy ......but hey? Stuff happens
    If you think the House deal was a bad one I hope you voiced your views to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truitnow View Post
    Galen. I really don't see how you got screwed. But hey...That's the way you feel. I'm pleased with what I received and the choice that I was given. I also understood that there was a chance that the bikes could go up or down in price. Who knows that the House won't offer th 2.0 with a better group set than the one we received. Maybe at even a cheaper price. That would be crazy ......but hey? Stuff happens
    If you think the House deal was a bad one I hope you voiced your views to them.
    Customers will ultimately feel burned if they get their bikes, thinking they got something for free, only to see the bike marked down $100 cheaper a week later. A $100 lower cost on the release date is going to raise some eyebrows. This would definitely apply to anyone that ordered and didn't really need the extra wheelset.

    It's a great bike at either price point. However, the way The-House handled the extra wheelset and the constant floating of the release date was kinda shady. They should have given us the choice. Do you want to save that $100, or get an extra wheelset, or use that $100 to upgrade from the 1.0 to 2.0. Instead the only option they gave you was to buy the wheel set for $100.

    No one knows what will happen with the pricing but it's good speculation. If you want the extra wheelset for $100 you should order now from their website. If you want to save $100, wait until 2/5 or buy from them through eBay.
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    The extra wheelset was definitely an incentive, and I think you would be hard pressed to find an extra wheelset, tires, tubes, and cassette, with hubs that fit your fat bike for anything close to $100. (maybe $200?).

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    WAAAHOOOO!, a big box from Framed just arrived at work. Of course I am all jammed up for the rest of the day and can't get it built. I might have to peek inside.

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    I received my 18in red and silver 2.0 on Saturday, and got it put together last night. It went together very nice, with the only exception being I think the factory had a gorrilla installing the controls and grips on the bars! They must have been using power tools to install them, as the fasteners were kind of buggered up and excessively torqued. I managed to get the handlebars and grips swapped out without damaging anything further, but it took a lot of patience and care to not strip them out. For a while I thought I'd be drilling out some of the fasteners. Other than that, all is good, the derailleurs and brakes were surprising well adjusted right out of the box. The cockpit is definitely a bit smaller than i'm used to with my XC style bikes, but i'm very happy with how it feels so far. I swapped out the handlebars with Easton mid rise monkey bars and like the way it fits. Time to get it out for a real ride and see what it can do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdy Sluggins View Post
    The extra wheelset was definitely an incentive, and I think you would be hard pressed to find an extra wheelset, tires, tubes, and cassette, with hubs that fit your fat bike for anything close to $100. (maybe $200?).
    ...and disc rotors..

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    Turns out that Fedex ground delivers Tuesday-Saturday. One more day...
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    Just did the Bud & Nate tire upgrade. What a difference in ride. Thanks Fern & Derrick at Cycle Haven NY.

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    The Minnesota 1.0 and 2.0 Fatbikes

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    Seems like every new bike with a 170MM frame goes through speculation about will a 4.8" tire fit on the back??? You can see above the answer is no, not a chance. Mounted up my Bud to test it out and I could barely get the tire to jam in far enough to tighten the QR skewers. So there you go internet... the Minnesota 2.0 will not fit a 4.8 in the back. However as I posted before it will fit on the front.


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    With Bud & Nate...
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    Turns out that Fedex ground delivers Tuesday-Saturday. One more day...
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    What are your impressions?? I ordered the same setup. A lot of deep snow in Wisconsin and the stock V Missions might as well be road tires.

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    The Vee Missions just didn't cut it in the Snow. I tried them for a few days with fresh snow I really lacked grip. The Missions were fine for dry pavement or dirt. Didn't check them in very hilly conditions. This is probably the most common setup on fats today. Love the feel.

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    In my opinion, the stock tires worked real well on packed (in my case, I was riding on a creek where snowmobiles had already worked it over pretty good) snow. As soon as I got in to any untouched deeper snow, I struggled big time. I'm new to fat bikes, but I have a hard time believing any tire would work very well in those conditions. If I'm wrong about that, please let me know! If I'm missing out, I'd love to hear about it. Thx!

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    I picked the bike up this afternoon and quickly headed home to assemble it. Just got back from a 14 mile ride and I'm really impressed with the bike.

    The bike was very well package and assembly was a breeze. I swapped a bunch of parts this evening and took her for her for her maiden voyage.

    The first part of the ride consisted of an abandoned railbed, so I really got to stretch her legs and see how she did. Bike worked flawlessly and felt awesome on those long straight stretches. The second part of our ride consisted of us riding a frozen flood plain with lots of trees which made for a lot of twist and turns which really gave me the opportunity to try out the handling.

    The bike felt really nimble and handled great and was a lot of fun.
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    I also weight some of the parts I was changing or had off the bike.

    Stem 153g
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    My boxes are in the garage... Didn't get a chance to build it up tonight, but hope to do so tomorrow night. We just got some fresh snow here in Denver, so I hope to take the dog for a snow ride/run tomorrow night. (That's if it's not too cold... It's currently 1F outside right now)

    I'll probably end up swapping a bunch of parts. The parts bin has 30.9 post, saddle, grips, etc.

    I've got a full XT 9spd drive train that I'm debating swapping. My other two bikes are SRAM, so I'm hesitant to run a mixed fleet. Then again, it's not like I'll be riding super aggressive on the fat bike.

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    I've taken mine off road twice, with a few rides on paved paths as well. I changed the chainrings from 28/38 to 22/32, what an improvement that was.. The 28 was too big off road, and I was walking a lot of hills off road. Changed to 22/32 and I didn't walk anything!!

    The stock tires have worked great for me. The mountian bike trails I ride are groomed very well, and they are hard packed. The bike performed great after the gearing change. Before it was hard to tell, because I couldn't get a consistant flow going because it was geared too tall. I ran the front tire at 6.5 pounds, the rear at 7.
    I also had changed the bars to a 20 mm rise, 7 degree sweep Kore OCD , cut down to 720 mm, and the seat to a WTB Rocket.
    My lighting setup is a mess.. I have a Niterider Minewt 150 usb , and an OLD Sigma halogen, with a NIMH battery.. The Minewt at least stayed on the whole time, but 150 lumens was not bright enough (which I didn't expect it to be). My Sigma run time was about 10 minutes, which would have been fine, except I was on a 1 1/2 hour ride. When it worked though, I could see great!! Time for a new light..

    I bought the bars to adjust my riding position, and am very happy with that. The bike handled just fine, and I have a feeling it is going to get a lot of use. My only concern with the bike is the stand over. I am 6'01", and have a 20 inch. When I stand over it, I have maybe an inch of clearance, but if I happen to be farther forward on the top tube, I am making contact (lightly). I have stopped on the side of the hard packed trail, stepped off to the ungroomed part, and if I hadn't been aware of it, it would have been painful. It would be nice if the top tube was bent to increase standover.

    As you can see, I am quite happy with the bike at this point.

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    Well, it had to happen to somebody, and I got picked.

    One fork dropout is too narrow. The axle just does not fit. I suppose I could beat it in with a hammer, but then it would not be a "quick" release anymore. I'll call The House later when I get a break.

    Any suggestions on how you might fix something like this? I've already thought of having a new fork shipped to an LBS, and a hammer.

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    Could be honed down with a file as is often done with brake calipers or pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snopro440 View Post
    I've taken mine off road twice, with a few rides on paved paths as well. I changed the chainrings from 28/38 to 22/32, what an improvement that was.. The 28 was too big off road, and I was walking a lot of hills off road. Changed to 22/32 and I didn't walk anything!!

    The stock tires have worked great for me. The mountian bike trails I ride are groomed very well, and they are hard packed. The bike performed great after the gearing change. Before it was hard to tell, because I couldn't get a consistant flow going because it was geared too tall. I ran the front tire at 6.5 pounds, the rear at 7.
    I also had changed the bars to a 20 mm rise, 7 degree sweep Kore OCD , cut down to 720 mm, and the seat to a WTB Rocket.
    My lighting setup is a mess.. I have a Niterider Minewt 150 usb , and an OLD Sigma halogen, with a NIMH battery.. The Minewt at least stayed on the whole time, but 150 lumens was not bright enough (which I didn't expect it to be). My Sigma run time was about 10 minutes, which would have been fine, except I was on a 1 1/2 hour ride. When it worked though, I could see great!! Time for a new light..

    I bought the bars to adjust my riding position, and am very happy with that. The bike handled just fine, and I have a feeling it is going to get a lot of use. My only concern with the bike is the stand over. I am 6'01", and have a 20 inch. When I stand over it, I have maybe an inch of clearance, but if I happen to be farther forward on the top tube, I am making contact (lightly). I have stopped on the side of the hard packed trail, stepped off to the ungroomed part, and if I hadn't been aware of it, it would have been painful. It would be nice if the top tube was bent to increase standover.

    As you can see, I am quite happy with the bike at this point.
    I didn't mind the 28/38 gearing on my first ride but we mostly rode hard packed snowmobile trails so the taller gearing worked fine but I can see where it would be an issue in softer conditions.

    I run full Shimano XT drive train on my Superfly 100 XC bike and I really missed the precise shifting of my Shimano vs the SRAM X5 stuff. I found the gear shifting a bit vague but it still shifted perfectly.

    I'm hopefully going to convert the front tonight to a single 30T Race Face Narrow Wide Chain Ring.

    I'm still waiting for my 10 speed Shimano XT Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur to show up, but I'll be going full Shimano XT 10 speed in the rear very soon.

    Next big upgrade will be a set of XT Brakes but that's a few months down the road. I'll run the BB5 for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerraHunter View Post
    Well, it had to happen to somebody, and I got picked.

    One fork dropout is too narrow. The axle just does not fit. I suppose I could beat it in with a hammer, but then it would not be a "quick" release anymore. I'll call The House later when I get a break.

    Any suggestions on how you might fix something like this? I've already thought of having a new fork shipped to an LBS, and a hammer.

    Thanks.
    You're not the only one- I'm dealing with the same issue. I e-mailed and called The House on Monday, and I'm still waiting to hear back from them. I've been really tempted to file it, but I want to see what the House is willing to do first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashe1zer View Post
    You're not the only one- I'm dealing with the same issue. I e-mailed and called The House on Monday, and I'm still waiting to hear back from them. I've been really tempted to file it, but I want to see what the House is willing to do first.
    Same here. The dropout on the brake side is a bit too narrow. We filed it gently until the drop out would fit.
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    Anybody tried to mount a Mr Whirly on it?
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    PerraHunter just posted this update on the Facebook Group.

    Spoke to Mark on the bike shop side. He knew the problem right away, once I.knew what to look for it was obvious. Apparently if FedEx drops the box just right, they can bend the dropout closed. Yup, my dropout was slightly bent, more at the top than at the base, the plastic fork spacer was broken and the inside of the box showed where the fork was driven into the cardboard. Mark is sending a new.fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    PerraHunter just posted this update on the Facebook Group.

    Spoke to Mark on the bike shop side. He knew the problem right away, once I.knew what to look for it was obvious. Apparently if FedEx drops the box just right, they can bend the dropout closed. Yup, my dropout was slightly bent, more at the top than at the base, the plastic fork spacer was broken and the inside of the box showed where the fork was driven into the cardboard. Mark is sending a new.fork.
    Yup, like he said. I just got the shipping confirmation e-mail from The House. They also included a return shipping label, so I don't get to have a back up fork. Oh well. I got the impression that The House will be filing claims with fedex--damn right--I'm pissed that I got a broken bike!

    Question for you all: How difficult is it to change these forks. Last time I had to do anything like this I was picking up ball bearings for days....

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    Now that I hear this, that's how my bike arrived. I couldn't figure out what the broken piece of plastic at the bottom of the box was (fork spacer) and also explains why it took me a while to get the wheel fitted. Ultimately I did get it fitted up and it must have put everything back into proper position, cause the wheel is well aligned and releases fine.

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    It will clear Snowshoes no problem

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    Yesterday ..... Beach ....Snow ....oops no beer.
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    nice looking bike. was wondering if the salsa enabler fork would fit the 1.0 or 2.0Mn

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    Just finished converting to a 1x instead of the 2x setup in the front.

    Shifter, Housings, Cable, Derailleur, Chainrings, and bolts was a total of 565g.

    Everything was replaced with a single Race Face Narrow Wide 30T ring, Race Face Shims and Race Face Bolts.

    Total weight for the new setup is 56g. A weight saving of 509g which is just over 1lbs. Looks awesome and rides real nice. Can't wait to convert the rear to 10 speed.

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    I've got to do it. Nice.

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    I had my parents in town the past couple of days, and I got my 70 yr old father to ride my fatty! After a short ride on the road, now he wants one!!! Here is the only pic I could get.


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    That's awesome Galen.
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    I know it's still too snowy to run them... but how are the second wheel-sets everyone received? Seem like they add any real value to the deal?

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    I guess the Trail set of wheels did not come in time, so they just shipped the bike itself. It makes me wonder, if they were priced as a package or "free wheels", will have to pay duty/tax on the wheels when they get shipped into Canada? What will they determine the value to be?

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    I got my slicks but haven't ridden them yet. They are as heavy as the fat wheels, but they look like they'll work for the intended purpose just fine.

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    I listed both my pairs of fattie slims wheelsets for sale in the classifieds. I don't see when I'd ever use them, but hopefully someone will need some!

    I'm really enjoying the bike so far. It's by far my cheapest bike, but it makes me smile when I'm riding it! It beats the heck out of being stuck indoors on a trainer! Figuring out what to wear has been my biggest issue.. It is really cold in Minnesota this winter, so dressing warm enough to keep from freezing vs dressing too warm, sweating, then freezing has been my issue so far!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LO4U2C View Post
    I guess the Trail set of wheels did not come in time, so they just shipped the bike itself. It makes me wonder, if they were priced as a package or "free wheels", will have to pay duty/tax on the wheels when they get shipped into Canada? What will they determine the value to be?
    I'm putting studded tires on my slims so I can make the call before the morning commute. If it's soft and mushy I'll run the fats and if it's hard and icy I'll go studded.

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    Should fit fine but why would you want to, I thought mine was heavy and did not handle well. That could have been the frame geometry in the first gen Mukluk that was bad but it still was heavy and ugly. The 2.0 handles much better and is about the same weight as early Mukluk.
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    nice looking bike. was wondering if the salsa enabler fork would fit the 1.0 or 2.0Mn

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    The stock Minnesota 2.0 fork comes in at 955g.
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    The Salsa Enabler was over 1200 if I remember right, just another reason not to use one.
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    The stock Minnesota 2.0 fork comes in at 955g.

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    I did little research, your right much heavier. I was just curious if it would fit

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    Walked in tonight and picked up my silver 18" 2.0
    took a test ride on big lake on my way home so fun

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    Well, for the first time in over 30 years...I busted my arse on a bicycle yesterday! I was riding in the sand and the front tire washed out...and down I went. Landing on the sand was like landing on a giant marshmallow! In all fairness, I was mainly riding on the road, so I didn't drop the pressure in the tires from the 15lbs I was using on the road.

    On a side note, on my way home, I noticed that I was steering my fatbike like I would my motorcycle. I was pushing the handlebar down in a curve instead of turning into the curve. I really don't remember if I am normally doing that with my road bike. I almost pulled it out for a quick ride when I got home just to see what I normally did, but was tired and had to get ready for work.

    I didn't get to ride today...but it is supposed to be over 60 degrees tomorrow, so I will have to take the fatbike out and play in the sand tomorrow!

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    The Minnesota 2.0 participated in her first race today and I'm glad to report that she passed with flying colors and got her first race victory.

    We participated in a 5 hour adventure race where they gave you a map with some Check Points that you had to find using your navigation skills and compass.

    There was no set course and you basically had to be strategic and try and find the best route to get to each checkpoints. You could do the race on a Fat Bike, by walking, snowshoeing or with skis. The course consisted of snowmobile trails, cross country ski trails, lakes with a fresh coat of powdered snow on them, and some bushwhacking.

    The Fat Bikes definitely had an advantage on the XC ski trails and snowmobile trails, but having that advantage meant that you were also breaking trail and making the firsts tracks to a lot of the checkpoints. Our team ended up covering just over 12 miles in 4 hours 20 minutes and managed to find 12 CP's. I really threw all sorts of things at the bike and she performed incredibly well considering the conditions. Not a single problem with it and she was real comfortable for the entire trip. Out of the 12 miles we did, we probably ended up biking between 9 and 10 miles of it with the rest of it having us do some hike a bike.

    Overall a great day on the Minnesota.

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    I replaced the chainrings with 22/32 rings. Anybody knows of a solution to get a 40T cog mounted to the 9spd cassette? That would get the short gearing necessary to get up the really steep stuff.
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    I had a chance to play around with my 2.0 during the weekend. I took it along on a Cub Scout campout. First of all, 6 to 10 year old boys think the Minnesota is the coolest bike ever (some of the adults thought the same).

    I rode it on a hiking path along the edge of a Cypress swamp. The path got real wet and slippery. No issues there. I went by a couple on regular mountain bikers who were walking and slipping, but the Minnesota kept chugging along. Then I turned onto a powerline trail that was all sugar sand. No problems with the sand for me (other than my legs need more conditioning). I saw some skinny tire tracks and they looked to be doing fine for a while, but when the sugar sand got deep, I could see where they washed out and walked a little. Next was along a small lake with soft sand up top and hard packed at the water line. The Minnesota did fine even with too much air in the tires (around15 psi).

    Overall, I am stoked. This is my first Fat Bike, so I cannot compare it to anything else, but it is loads of fun. A buddy is a former mountain bike racer and he thought the geometry was great and very nimble. Whatever... I am smiling all the way!

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    I've managed to put on just over 100km/ 60 miles on the Minnesota in the first week of ownership and the bike has performed flawlessly.

    I'm very happy with the purchase.

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    Any slack or worry about the chain line? Spacer on BB correct?
    Have my Raceface on order. No chain guide needed.
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    I removed both stock chainrings, bolts, front derailleur, front shifter, cable and housing. I added a Race Face 30T Narrow Wide Chainring that was 36g and 4 shims and bolts for a total of 56g. In total I saved 510g of weight if I remember correctly.

    I've been running it all week with the stock rear 9 speed drivetrain and I haven't had a single dropped chain and it has performed awesome.

    Still waiting for my Shimano XT Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur to show up before I convert the rear to 10 speed, but the 9 speed has worked fine.
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    Thanks D.

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    Kawidan, thanks for the info on the 1x10 conversion. I am going to do the same in the near future and your instruction is extremely helpful!

    I just got my Big O fenders in today. I had e-mailed them regarding what to order, and the owner e-mailed me back for my phone number to figure out what I needed. He spent over a half an hour to help me out. I ended up ordering a kit for a 907 with 170mm centered rear end. John also threw in some extra hardware to make sure everything worked out. It went together very easily. All you need to be able to do is measure, mark (pencil worked great), drill and screw. In fact, the hardest part was really taking the rear wheel off...lol! It took me right at an hour to knock it out. Here are some pics I took of the kit and the install.

























    Overall, I am extremely pleased with the way they turned out. They may not be cheap, but they are exactly what I wanted and John was a great guy to buy from.

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    P.S. Sorry for the shaky pictures. I will try to do better next time!

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    Does anyone have the sizing for the seat collar clamp not at home at the moment

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    Just pulled the trigger on a silver Minnesota 2.0. I ended up buying it off Ebay since it was cheaper and I really didn't want the extra wheels. Of course I bought it just in time for all the snow to melt in pouring 45 degree rain...but I will be taking it to the beach in a few weeks so that will be cool.

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