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    Framed Minnesota 3.0 Thoughts

    First of all, this bike is a really good value for a starter fat bike. I wasn't sure I would really get into it, but I got hooked fast. A few upgrades were needed right away though. The stock Vee H-Billie tires, which would be great for summer and some mud, really sucked on off camber snow/mud. Not enough lateral bite. Replaced with with 45NRTH Van Helgas - major improvement. Next, I realized that the bike was a bit hefty after a few steep uphill hike-a-bikes. The stock crank and BB are really, really heavy. Replaced them with a SRAM X9 2x10 crank for < $200 and shaved a lot of weight. Last upgrade was to replace the BB7's with my favorite brakes, Shimano XTs. Net result was a great handling, fun to ride, not too heavy bike.

    I will be upgrading to a Borealis in the coming months, since I plan to ride fat all year 'round.

    Overall, the Minnesota 3.0 is a great first fat bike and I highly recommend it!

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    Sure it's great...if you can get one! Ya, I'm a little jealous. And bitter! I ordered one almost a month ago, and I still don't have it. Dang!
    Thanks for sharing info about it. Keeps me optimistic that I'll get mine before the snow melts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHead View Post
    Sure it's great...if you can get one! Ya, I'm a little jealous. And bitter! I ordered one almost a month ago, and I still don't have it. Dang!
    Thanks for sharing info about it. Keeps me optimistic that I'll get mine before the snow melts!
    What size are you waiting for?
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    16" xwt

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    Converted mine to a 1 x 10 w/22 upfront as I ride the beach. H-B's are fine but I did notice the lack of side slope bite, particularly cause I'm running 3.5 psi up front and 5.25 outback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickBullottaPA View Post
    The stock crank and BB are really, really heavy. Replaced them with a SRAM X9 2x10 crank for < $200 and shaved a lot of weight.
    Hey Rick-do you have any details/link to the BB/crankset you used? I'm hesitating on pulling the trigger for my 3.0 since the 190 rear spacing is larger than the other models. Wasn't clear that the SRAM fat bike cranks I'm seeing online would work.
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    You have a 190 rear spacing for the hub, but it takes a 100mm bottom bracket.

    Here's a Truvativ X9, 100mm spacing on Amazon for $165

    Robot Check

    For a few bucks more you can get the primo fatbike crankset on the market today:

    Robot Check

    Hope that helps!

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