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Description

Pavement optional

Ever dreamed of a vacation that's free from planes, trains, and automobiles? Aboard the revamped Salsa Fargo 2 Complete Bike, you can hit the open road -- pavement optional -- right from your front door. With enough bells and whistles to satisfy the novice and expert randonneur alike, the Fargo 2 is the ultimate go-anwhere, do-anything bike. Now, the only thing keeping you from your destination is your map reading skills.

During the design phase, Salsa left no stone unturned in order to make the Fargo 2 the ultimate off-road touring bike. To start, the frame is made from the same proprietary Kung Fu CroMoly that graces the lauded El Mariachi. Salsa designed this material to walk the line between weight and strength, leaning a little more toward strength. For trouble free travels, the Fargo 2 uses a rigid fork, made from the same material, that prevents you from the toils of fork service over your tour. However, the Fargo is compatible with an 80mm travel suspension fork, but you should know that Salsa has included two sets of Anything Cage bosses on the rear of the rigid fork's blades, so if cargo capacity is more important than squish, you'll want to stay rigid. What's even more important than the Fargo's materials is its attentive geometry. You should notice that the acute angle from the 73-74 degree seat tube to the 70-71 degree head tube aligns the saddle position to a comfortable drop ratio with the bars. And with the Salsa Woodchipper handlebars' 26-degree flare angle, the geometry works hand-in-hand with the components to provide you with a comfortable back position while hammering or cruising in the saddle.

To keep you riding hydrated, the Fargo 2 accepts three water bottle cages, in addition to the two Anything Cage mounts on the fork. The frame also features integrated rack and fender mounts that have been cast and ribbed into the dropouts for no-nonsense durability. The attachment area has been given substantial clearance due to the 160mm Avid BB7 disc brake being mounted to the chainstay. The fork's disc brake has also been mounted intuitively, being positioned mid-blade. The mounting position still clears up to a 185mm rotor, too. Note that Salsa has designed the rack mounts to work flawlessly with its Wanderlust Rack and Down Under/Minimalist racks, but anything burly will suffice.

The Fargo 2 uses the double-ring SRAM S1000 crankset with a 42/28t chainring option. Salsa made sure that you can run fat tires, so the Fargo 2 can accommodate 2.3in tire widths with plenty of room left over for mud to pass. However, for a little versatility, the bike comes equipped with 29in x 2.2in Continental Race King tires. For shifting, Salsa has included the venerable SRAM Apex shifters that have been mated with a SRAM X.7 HDM front derailleur and a SRAM X.9 long-cage rear derailleur. To ensure that you can get over a mountain pass fully-loaded, the Fargo 2 comes with a SRAM PG-1050 11-36 cassette that allows lower than a 1:1 ratio. The Fargo 2 rolls on quick-release, 32 hole Formula hubs that have been made specifically for Salsa. These hubs have been laced to the durable DT Swiss X470 rims with 32 DT Swiss Competition spokes.

The Salsa Fargo 2 Complete Bike is available in four sizes from Small to X-Large and in the color Brown.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Fargo 2 CroMoly
Suspension:
fully rigid
Headset:
1.125 in Cane Creek 40 ZS44
ISCG Tabs:
no
Fork:
Salsa Fargo
Front Travel:
rigid
Rear Axle:
10 mm x 135 mm
Rims:
32 hole DT Swiss X490
Hubs:
Formula Salsa 2
Spokes:
32 DT Swiss
Front Derailleur:
SRAM X7 HDM
Front Derailleur Mount:
clamp
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X.9
Shifters:
SRAM Apex
Crankset:
SRAM S1000
Chain Rings:
42 / 28 right
Crank Arm Length:
[small] 170 mm
Pedals:
not included
Bottom Bracket:
GXP
Brake Levers:
SRAM Apex
Brake Calipers:
Avid BB7 (mechanical)
Rear Rotor:
160 mm Avid
Front Rotor:
160 mm Avid
Handlebar:
Salsa Woodchipper 2
Grips:
Salsa Gel Cork
Stem:
Salsa Pro Moto
Chain:
KMC X10
Cassette:
11 / 36 T SRAM PG-1050
Tires:
Continental Race King
Tire Size:
29 in x 2.2 in
Valve Stem:
Presta
Seatpost:
Cane Creek Thudbuster ST
Saddle:
WTB Pure
Compatible Components:
Shimano/SRAM
Weight:
[small] 26 lb 8 oz
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[medium] 56.5 cm
Recommended Use:
cycle touring
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

Geometry chart

Salsa

Fargo

Salsa Fargo
Seat Tube
(c-t)
Top Tube
(effective)
Head Tube Head AngleSeat AngleStackReachChainstayBB DropWheelbaseStandover
S 16.0in
(40.6cm)
21.5in
(54.5cm)
3.9in
(10.0cm)
70.0 deg74.0 deg23.5in
(59.8cm)
14.7in
(37.3cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
2.8in
(7.0cm)
41.9in
(106.3cm)
28.5in
(72.3cm)
M 18.0in
(45.7cm)
22.2in
(56.5cm)
4.9in
(12.5cm)
70.5 deg73.0 deg24.6in
(62.4cm)
14.7in
(37.4cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
2.8in
(7.0cm)
42.0in
(106.7cm)
30.3in
(76.9cm)
L 20.0in
(50.8cm)
22.8in
(58.0cm)
5.9in
(15.0cm)
71.0 deg73.0 deg25.6in
(64.9cm)
15.0in
(38.1cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
2.8in
(7.0cm)
42.4in
(107.8cm)
32.0in
(81.2cm)
XL22.0in
(55.8cm)
23.6in
(60.0cm)
6.7in
(17.0cm)
71.0 deg73.0 deg26.3in
(66.8cm)
15.6in
(39.5cm)
17.9in
(45.5cm)
2.8in
(7.0cm)
43.2in
(109.8cm)
33.5in
(85.1cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.

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