Flipping through catalogues of $8000+ bicycles can get annoying pretty quick for average people who live on a budget, but thankfully there are a few cycling companies who appreciate the concepts of value and affordability. Framed bicycles is one of those brands, providing everything from fat bikes to commuters to BMX’s at very competitive prices.
Framed is clearly shooting to have an option for every kind of cyclist, so it’s no surprise to see them catering to the 27.5+ market with their Marquette bikes. Recently Bikerumor checked out two carbon Marquettes, which sell for about $2000 and $2200 MSRP. The aluminum versions have now been released, and as expected they’ve cut those prices even lower to tempt you to ‘plus’ another bike into your quiver…
The new aluminum Marquettes will be available as two models. The higher spec bike features a Sram GX 1×11 drivetrain with a RockShox Reba RL 120mm fork, Sram DB5 hydraulic disc brakes and 50mm rims rolling on sealed bearing hubs. All this comes at a pretty reasonable price tag of $1299.95 USD.
The lower-end model is equipped with Sram X-7 components and a Suntour Raidon 120mm fork (with lockout). It retains the DB5 hydraulic brakes from the top model, but drops a gear with its 1×10 drivetrain. The 50mm rims are the same but the hubs are not sealed, and as seen on both bikes a selection of house-brand components like stems, handlebars, tires, etc. keeps the price well within reason. The lower-spec model sells for $1099.95.
The hydroformed Aluminum Marquette frames are available in 16”, 18” and 20” sizes. Geometry is shown in the above chart, and is exactly the same as the carbon models. The frames use tapered head tubes, 142x12mm rear axles, and include two water bottle mounts. While both bikes are set up with 1x drivetrains, the aluminum frames can accommodate a front derailleur.
While these are the stock builds for the aluminum Marquettes, the option to customize components may be available in the future. Customers will have four frame colors to choose from- blue, red, yellow and white. The Framed website is currently undergoing updates to include details on the Marquettes, but the aluminum bikes are available now through Framed dealers or at www.the-house.com