El Mariachi/Fargo & Spearfish Frame Bags In Stock!

A small, initial shipment of our El Mariachi/Fargo and Spearfish frame bags has arrived and is in stock!

We know quite a few folks have been anxiously waiting for our El Mariachi/Fargo and Spearfish frame bags, so we had a small quantity rushed here to get them into your hands. If you are craving one, you may wish to contact your dealer to get one ordered asap.

El Mariachi/Fargo frame bag size Large shown...

For those not familar with frame bags, you can consider them soft racks. Frankly, I've become so conditioned to using them on my bikes that they've become almost indispensable. They hold my wallet, keys, cell phone, tube, pump, tools, food items, and extra clothing on short rides. They hold additional gear on bikepacking trips and such. They hold lunch if I'm riding to work. Others in the crew have used them to hold hydration bladders as well. Dare I say it? The possibilities are virtually endless.

Spearfish frame bag size Small/Medium shown...note that Spearfish bags only have one compartment...

Thanks to our partnership with Revelate Designs, these bags share the same fine construction quality as our Mukluk frame bags. For the full details on each bags features, see the El Mariachi/Fargo Frame Bag page or the Spearfish Frame Bag page.

Sizing wise, here is your cheat sheet:

El Mariachi/Fargo Frame Bags



  • BG5700 fits El Mariachi size XS
  • BG5701 fits El Mariachi and Fargo size S
  • BG5702 fits El Mariachi and Fargo size M
  • BG5703 fits El Mariachi and Fargo size L
  • BG5704 fits El Mariachi and Fargo size XL

Spearfish Frame Bags



  • BG5710 fits Spearfish sizes S/M
  • BG5711 fits Spearfish sizes L/XL

Remember, this first shipment is a small one. If you miss out, don't despair, reinforcements are on the way.




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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


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reunca | March 15th, 2012

no casseroll love?

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Kid Riemer | March 15th, 2012

reunca - You may want to consider the Revelate Designs Tangle Bag.


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cmherron | March 15th, 2012

I wanted one for my Vaya but ended up getting a Tangle Bag and it is AWESOME!  Great bag and I can swap it in and out with my mountain bike!  I would totally recommend it for your Casseroll reunca.

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Anthony | March 15th, 2012

Any pics of production Lg/Xl on a spearfish?

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Tanner | March 15th, 2012

What do you normally do with water bottles if you’re using a frame bag? Bladder in backpack? bottle under the down tube? on the fork?

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Steve | March 16th, 2012

Great news, How can I get one of these to my bike in Australia?

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E-Fred | March 16th, 2012

Anthony - Send me an email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and I can get you a picture of my XL Spearfish with the bag on it.

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Tyler | March 16th, 2012

How do they fit on the 2011 El Mariachi frames, since the 2012 frames have an 1 inch lowere TT? (I have a large)

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DC | March 16th, 2012

Would one of these - or one of the mukluk bags - fit the Vaya?

Scott | March 17th, 2012

Kid, will the El Mariachi bag fit the Selma in the same size?  Frame dimensions should be the same, but will the velcro fit around the ginormous down tube on the Ti models?

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Will_MKE | March 17th, 2012

DC, I ordered a revelate Tangle bag for my Vaya.  Initially I ordered a LRG for my 56cm frame but it was too long by about an inch, exchanged it for a medium.

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Nicoyota | March 17th, 2012

Great, but are they coming to Europe too ??? I want to get my bike (duh HANDS) on one of these ...

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Bikeabowski | March 17th, 2012

I was wondering if the lg. Fargo frame bag would fit on a 19 Gunnar Rocktour ?  I can take measurements from the Fargo , but I do not have the Rocktour frame yet to compare…they both share the same head & seat tube angle…As well as ETT..(so they are simlar in size) I understand there is a little more to it than that, but I hoping by some rare chance that you might know the answer off the top of your head ...If not , I guess Ill have to pull out the ole tape when the Gunnar comes in….Thanks much & Peace !

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efrain | March 17th, 2012

will these “polish” a ti fargo frame?

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Todd | March 17th, 2012

Will the El Mariachi/Fargo bag fit a Mamasita of the same or different size?

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Chris | March 17th, 2012

The mediums are gone already? Raaaaaarrrrrr!!

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Mark | March 18th, 2012

I have a 2008 El Mariachi, XL.  Which size bag would fit?  Many thanks!

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Pete | March 18th, 2012

I have a 2012 El Mariachi Ti (XL) and was wondering which bag would fit best, since the Ti’s curved down tube seems to create a smaller triangle than the steel El Mariachi?

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DC | March 18th, 2012

Will MKE… Thanks for the tip! Going for the medium Tangle, I reckon.

efrain, a little buffing with some 000 steel wool will take care of that “polish” you’re asking about.

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Dan | March 18th, 2012

Cool!  What is the cost for a el mar bag?

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alex | March 20th, 2012

So now that all of Revelate’s production capacity has been gobbled up by this collaboration, is there anyone still making custom frame bags?  I want a bag for my gen 1 Fargo (size large).  Seems like the current offerings would not fit?

Kid Riemer

Kid Riemer | March 22nd, 2012

Tyler - In my opinion, 1” difference isn’t that big of a deal. Think of it this way…you are creating 1/2” slack on top and bottom, but that slack is spread by whatever load you have in the bag. If you want your bag looking tight, that might bother you, but to me it wouldn’t be a big deal.

DC - We recommend a Tangle Bag for the Vaya. Otherwise I’d suggest you compare frame geometries between Fargo/El Mariachi/and see if there is a size that might possibly correlate closely enough for you.

Bikeabowski - You’ll have to look at geometry chart numbers…

efrain - Frame bags ‘wear’ the finish of any bike they are on. You could try to minimize it by putting tape on your frame but I would encourage you to just embrace the wear and tear…

Todd - I haven’t looked at it specifically. Look at the geometry charts and see how they line up.

Alex - Here is a thread that might point you toward some custom frame bag builders. There are quite a few of them out there now, but in North America and in the UK.


Eric Parsons | March 22nd, 2012

Alex - Just to clarify as this seems to be what quite a few people are thinking - I / we stopped doing custom bags last spring long before the collaboration with Salsa started. The decision was made to focus on R&D and production style bags and having them available rather than to offer full custom setups but with 3-5 month wait times.

Working with Salsa has made it possible to have more frame bags available “off the shelf” and people with similar bikes / frame geometries can fit them accordingly.

Basically making the sport more accessible for everyone rather than a select few with the time (and money) for the custom approach.

now go get muddy.
-Eric, revelate

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HugoFar | March 28th, 2012

I have a Large 2007 El Mariachi and want to know the correct size Frame Bag for my older frame.
I’ve attempting to use the Salsa ‘Geometry and Fit’ pages from the Archived El Mariachi LE(as there’s no archive for my geared frame) and the present day version to work out the best size for my older frame.
There is one major difference and that is the Top Tube/Seat Tube junction.
On mine,it’s pretty much 90deg.Newer ones appear quite different.
As you have access to the real thing could you please suggest a best fit size.The figures don’t seem to work too well for my frame shape.

PS;I’ve just ridden the El Mariachi for three and a half months across the Tibetan Plateau,into and around Nepal and a small part India and it’s still going strong.With the Original True Temper OX Platinum tubing and EBB it’s a strong and versatile bike if ever there was one.

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Jason | May 24th, 2012

What are the dimensions of the sm/md Spearfish bag? Without seeing it pictured on a bike it’s difficult to tell…

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