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    2019 Framed Alaskan Carbon Redesign

    Looks like Framed Bikes did a total redesigned on their Alaskan Carbon for 2019 and is now being offered as a 27.5 wheel option.

    It's like they took the best parts from my Alaskan Carbon and the best parts from my Farley 7 and combined them together to make this bike I definitely prefer the look of the new frame design over the old one too.

    https://www.framedbikes.com/products...-fat-bike-27-5

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    New design
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    That new design is sweet looking. I donít know how refined their engineering is, but it looks the part.

    (I previously owned a minnesota, which I realize is a totally different animal, and was pretty unimpressed. It was a gateway drug to further fat bikes.)

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    Certainly a more refined look. The old frame is very generic looking and the same or similar used by many.
    The article talks about weight, but really not many bikes will be under 30lbs with a Mastodon on the front. With a carbon fork and tubeless, it should be in the 25-26 lbs range. About par with anyone else. Also an NX build isn't exactly gonna be svelte

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Certainly a more refined look. The old frame is very generic looking and the same or similar used by many.
    The article talks about weight, but really not many bikes will be under 30lbs with a Mastodon on the front. With a carbon fork and tubeless, it should be in the 25-26 lbs range. About par with anyone else. Also an NX build isn't exactly gonna be svelte
    MozFat,

    I'm learning here... The NX build is used strictly for a price point concern? Correct?

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    Framed will offer this one in several build kits. I am interested in the XT build with the mastadon, myself. I'll have to swing by the house and check them out at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Certainly a more refined look. The old frame is very generic looking and the same or similar used by many.
    The article talks about weight, but really not many bikes will be under 30lbs with a Mastodon on the front. With a carbon fork and tubeless, it should be in the 25-26 lbs range. About par with anyone else. Also an NX build isn't exactly gonna be svelte
    Agreed, i'm on the fence as to whether or not to add a Mastodon to the front of my Farley 9.6.

    I currently have a Lauf and want more travel but i don't want to add 4 pounds of weight, especially for winter.

    I have run a Bluto before for summer use with my 29+ and it was fine, but it won't clear 27 x 4.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    Agreed, i'm on the fence as to whether or not to add a Mastodon to the front of my Farley 9.6.

    I currently have a Lauf and want more travel but i don't want to add 4 pounds of weight, especially for winter.

    I have run a Bluto before for summer use with my 29+ and it was fine, but it won't clear 27 x 4.5

    Swerny,

    I have a Mastodon on my Farley 7 and also had a Bluto on my Alaskan Carbon and I definitely prefer the Mastodon over the Bluto. My Farley came with the Comp version which is quite heavy, but even with the extra weight, I would still take it over the Bluto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasmaguy View Post
    MozFat,

    I'm learning here... The NX build is used strictly for a price point concern? Correct?

    Tom
    IMHO nothing wrong with NX, but none of it is in the weight weenies must have list. It's Deore/ SLX equivalent level and now 12 speed. Functional and durable.

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    I haven't been able to find any info about this bike - no geometry numbers or max tire width. Anyone know anything more? It's been out for several months now.

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    I just stopped into The House bike shop to check this thing out. It looks pretty sweet. They said the rear triangle can fit up to a 4.8" wide tire. They also can swap out the 4.0" Cake Eater tires for 4.6" Cake Eaters or 3.8" Maxxis Minions at no cost. They can also swap out the Level T brakes for the new Hayes Dominion A4. I'm not sure if that is an additional cost. The Hayes is standard on the XT drivetrain build. The carbon wheelset with rigid carbon fork, NX eagle, Hayes brakes, and 4.6" tires seems like a great build for around $2500 or so. However, my girlfriend told me yesterday that she would leave me if I came home with another bike this year after I floated the idea of thinking about picking up a fat bike for some winter riding

    Edit - After looking online, it doesn't appear that Terrene makes a 27.5 x 4.6" Cake Eater tire. The sales guy must have confused it with the 26" tire.
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    If there's one thing I really like about Framed, it's their willingness to let you build the bike you want before taking it home. Like Chipper, I was disillusioned by my MN but it certainly cemented my interest in fat biking. I wasn't a fan of the old carbon frame design, but the new one looks the part as they say.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnt_goat View Post
    I

    Edit - After looking online, it doesn't appear that Terrene makes a 27.5 x 4.6" Cake Eater tire. The sales guy must have confused it with the 26" tire.
    Pssst.....https://fat-bike.com/2018/11/first-l...5-cake-eaters/

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    hmmmm.
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    I missed seeing those on Terrene's site. Good find! However, they may not be an option for an Alaskan build since they don't carry the 4.5" on their website unless they'd do a special order.

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    The 4.5s are 27.5Ē...
    The 4.6s are 26Ē...

    Two different wheels sizes. Not sure what Framed is using.

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    Right. The House website only lists Cake Eater Light tires in sizes 27.5 x 4 and 26 x 4.6. They don't stock the 27.5 x 4.5 so they probably don't offer those in a build unless they would do a special order.

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    Anyone know if that frame would fit the Cake eater in 27.5 X 4.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manteufel View Post
    Anyone know if that frame would fit the Cake eater in 27.5 X 4.5?
    Iím sure it would. There is plenty of clearance with the 4Ē.

    Only downside Iíve found thus far is the derailleur hanger. Itís pretty weak. Also uses a different hanger than what they advertise. On top of that it takes some filing to get it to fit properly.

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    What size wheels and tires are you running on the old designed Alaskan Carbon? Those Gnarwhals look like 27.5 x 4.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockcot View Post
    What size wheels and tires are you running on the old designed Alaskan Carbon? Those Gnarwhals look like 27.5 x 4.5.
    They are Gnarwall 27x5 x 4.5 off my Trek Farley 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johhnye View Post
    Iím sure it would. There is plenty of clearance with the 4Ē.

    Only downside Iíve found thus far is the derailleur hanger. Itís pretty weak. Also uses a different hanger than what they advertise. On top of that it takes some filing to get it to fit properly.
    I e-mailed and asked - their response:

    "The maximum tire width with 27.5" wheels is 4.25."

    I don't know whether that means actual measured width, or claimed width. But they did respond promptly to my inquiry, so you could ask them yourself. It does look like a nice bike and I'd be tempted if I didn't already have the Farley 9.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    That new design is sweet looking. I donít know how refined their engineering is, but it looks the part.

    (I previously owned a minnesota, which I realize is a totally different animal, and was pretty unimpressed. It was a gateway drug to further fat bikes.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Certainly a more refined look. The old frame is very generic looking and the same or similar used by many.
    The article talks about weight, but really not many bikes will be under 30lbs with a Mastodon on the front. With a carbon fork and tubeless, it should be in the 25-26 lbs range. About par with anyone else. Also an NX build isn't exactly gonna be svelte
    I am sorry, but I think is the opposite, the new one looks like any other bicycle out there, while the old model has some curves at least, which is the best thing about carbon, you can shape the mold to some really cool shapes.
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    The 27.5x4.5 Cake Eaters will not fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by johhnye View Post
    The 27.5x4.5 Cake Eaters will not fit
    But the 4.5 Gnarwhal do on the new frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manteufel View Post
    But the 4.5 Gnarwhal do on the new frame?
    Looks like they were confirmed to fit on the old frame style, not the new one. Will need to check the B Fat tire thread to compare sizes since the 4.5 Cake Eaters have reported chainstay rubbing.

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    27.5 x 4.5 Gnarwal and Cake Eaters are a no go on the new frame but they will fit on the old frame. I've been told by Framed that a 27.5 x 4.25 is the max width that the new frame will take.
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    Love the look of that frame in Blue/Orange and Hot Pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    Hot Pink
    Which is OK if you are a girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
    Which is OK if you are a girl.
    I'd ride [email protected] cancer.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    27.5 x 4.5 Gnarwal and Cake Eaters are a no go on the new frame but they will fit on the old frame. I've been told by Framed that a 27.5 x 4.25 is the max width that the new frame will take.
    As you would expect, the Bontrager 4.5″ tires measured the widest of any on test, but theyíre not quite 4.5″ wide. In fact, when mounted on the 77mm internal Whisky rims, they only measured 4.21″ for the Gnarwhal and 4.13″ for the Barbegazi. Thatís still a substantial increase over the 3.8/4.0″ tires, but it just goes to show how much real world tire width can vary from claimed.

    https://bikerumor.com/2017/12/20/tir...up-against-26/

    SO does this mean I could run this 4.5 gnarwhal on 80mm rim on my 2020 alaskan carbon?

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    What happened to the 2020 models? Only the 2019 in black is available on the framed site...

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    They sold out. More coming in the next few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
    Which is OK if you are a girl.
    A girl in my neighborhood would steal it in a heartbeat cause it is pink!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    A girl in my neighborhood would steal it in a heartbeat cause it is pink!
    I wouldn't doubt that.

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    update:
    So I ordered a gnarwhal in 27.5 x 4.5 and a barbeghazi in 27.5 x 4.5 for my 2020 blue and orange framed alaskan.
    with the carbon fork, the gnarhwal fits, no problems.
    in the rear, I did the barbeghazi and it works, unless i fill it to 11-12 lbs or more, then it rubs the chainstay a tiny bit- but..I never run these tires above 9 (they are for snow/mashed potatoes only).
    I was running 27.5 x 4 cake eaters and after 2 races, in my experience, they washed out in front all the time and in a rut..holy cow, no good.

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    Was looking at both trek farley 7 and a framed Alaskan 2020. I see you have both what do you prefer riding. Thanks
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