Fargo is our original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, Fargo, it is designed for the rider that likes long days on smooth to rugged surfaces, while carrying everything needed to do it all again tomorrow. The comfort and real estate of a drop bar, singletrack capable geometry, and comfortable Cobra Kai tubing provide a ride that’s always able to fulfill the most imaginative endeavor. For 2017, Fargo has been updated with shorter chainstays and a split-able Alternator V. 1.5 dropouts for belt drive compatibility. New front end geometry to accommodate a 51mm offset fork, and clearance for 27.5+, 29”, or 29+ wheels and tires, eliminate any guesswork about just where into the wild unknown you and Fargo could go.
|Frame||Fargo Cobra Kai CroMoly|
|Fork||Salsa Firestarter Steel|
|Front Der||SRAM GX|
|Rear Der||SRAM GX|
|Cassette||SRAM PG 1020 11-36t|
|Crankset||SRAM S1000 38/24t|
|Brakes & Rotors||Avid BB7, G2CS 160mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 15|
|Handlebar||Salsa Woodchipper 2|
|Grips||Salsa Gel Bar Tape|
|Seatpost||Zoom 27.2 x 350mm set back post|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Front Wheel||Salsa 32h, 100mm, QR, WTB STP i23 TCS 29", 2.0 spokes, brass nipples|
|Rear Wheel||Salsa 32h, 135mm, QR, WTB STP i23 TCS 29", 2.0 spokes, brass nipples|
|Tires||Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance, folding, 29 x 2.2"|
|Complete Bike Weight||28 lbs 1 oz for Large|
|Design Wheel/Tire Size||29 x 2.4"|
|Alternative Wheel/Tire Size||27.5 x 3.0"", 29 x 2.4" w/ fender
(29 x 3.0"" only compatible on SM–XL frame sizes)
|Suspension Fork Length (Travel)||501–511mm (100mm)|
|Rigid Fork Length||483–486mm|
|Front Derailleur Mount||148mm rear spaced: high direct mount (29mm offset) Problem Solvers Bracket (FS1328)
142mm rear spaced: high direct mount (26.5mm offset) via 28.6mm clamp Problem Solvers Bracket (FS1326)
|Bottom Bracket||73mm BSA, threaded|
|Crankset (Max Ring)||1x crankset: 36t max Boost & 34t non-Boost or 46t Gates Belt Drive Sprocket, 2x crankset: 42/28t max Boost & Non-Boost|
|Rear Brake, (Rotor)||51mm I.S. (160–180mm)|
|Rear Spacing||148 or 142mm thru-axle
135mm QR w/ Alternator reduction plates
|Rear Axle Size||"148mm rear spaced: 12 x 180L, TP = 1.75, TL = 20
142mm rear spaced: 12 x 174L, TP = 1.75, TL = 20
135mm rear spaced: quick release
142 & 135mm spacing require the use of Salsa
Alternator Reduction plates (FS2360}"
|Derailluer Hanger||QR = FS1312; TA = FS1374; SS = FS1318; SSTA = FS1375; L Rohloff = FS1371; TA Kit = FS1370|
|Bottle Mounts||XS = 2, SM–XL = 3|
|Front Brake (Rotor)||74mm post mount (160–180mm)|
|Front Spacing||100 x 15mm thru-axle|
|Front Axle||M15 x 125L, TP = 1.5, TL = 12mm|
|Fork Bottle Mounts||Three-Pack mounts on each fork leg|
|Recommended Rider Height||150cm–160cm||160cm–175cm||173cm–183cm||180cm–191cm||188cm–UP|
|A. Toptube Effective||520mm||540mm||565mm||590mm||620.0mm|
|B. Seat Tube Length||355.6mm||406.4mm||457.2mm||508.0mm||558.8mm|
|C. Headtube Angle||68.5°||69.0°||69.0°||69.0°||69.0°|
|D. Seat Tube Angle||74.0°||74.0°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°|
|E. BB Drop||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm|
|F. Chainstay Length||445–462mm||445–462mm||445–462mm||445–462mm||445–462mm|
|G. Headtube Length||90mm||110mm||140mm||170mm||190mm|
|H. Fork Length||483mm||483mm||483mm||483mm||483mm|
|J. Fork Offset||45mm||45mm||45mm||45mm||45mm|
Measurements based on:
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