Thursday, February 14, 2013

Travel By Bike Thursday - SALSA FARGO

Well if you do any off-road touring rides or long distance dirt rides then you have surely heard about the Salsa Fargo.  This bike has been on my personal radar for 4+ years now and for some strange reason I have yet to pull the trigger.  Maybe I am waiting for my dream tour to come up (Tour Divide) and then I will pull the trigger.  But if you do any type of riding on the long dirt roads around the United States, Canada, or any other country then you need to look into the Salsa Fargo!

Here is the Fargo with the rear rack loaded up.  There are mounts for a front rack as well plus you can use handlebar storage equipment on this beast as well.

Let's see what Salsa has to say about the Fargo:

The Fargo is our drop-bar, off-road adventure bike.  First introduced in 2008, the Fargo has developed a cult status as a bicycling anomaly: a disc brake only, drop bar mountain bike designed for off-road touring and bikepacking.

Drop bars provide multiple hand positions for long rides on singletrack, gravel, and pavement…or possibly, a mix of all three.  The Kung Fu CroMoly frameset provides an excellent ride quality without dismissing durability.

Use our Wanderlust Rack and Fargo Fork for fully loaded touring. Or carry a light load with the use of a bikepacking setup. Add Anything Cages to the Fargo fork for additional storage space for water, ultralight shelters, or gear. If you're taking on rougher terrain, the suspension-corrected frame design also accommodates a suspension fork. The Fargo is an extremely versatile beast of burden.

The Fargo is designed to take you wherever it is you wish to go. Throw a dart at a map, make some plans, load up your gear, and hit the dirt.

Fargo. Go far.

Frame Fargo 2 CroMoly
Fork Fargo, CroMoly, 1-1/8"
Front Der SRAM X.7 HDM
Rear Der SRAM X.9
Cassette SRAM PG-1050 11-36T
Chain KMC X10
Crankset SRAM S1000 28/42T
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44
Stem Salsa Pro Moto 2 +25
Handlebar Salsa Woodchipper 2
Grips Salsa Gel Tape
Shifter SRAM Apex
Front Brake Avid BB7
Rear Brake Avid BB7
Brake Lever SRAM Apex
Rotors 160mm Front/160mm Rear
Seatpost Cane Creek Thudbuster ST
Saddle WTB Pure V
Tires Continental Race King 29 x 2.2"
Front Hub Salsa 2 by Formula, 32H
Rear Hub Salsa 2 by Formula, 32H
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Rims NoTubes ZTR Rapid

We do not stock the Salsa Fargo at Tom's Pro Bike but we can order one in for you if you are interested in purchasing one.  There are 3 build options, including Titanium, so do your research and ask any questions and get a great off-road touring bike!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
F: (716)651-0858

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