Sneak Peek Friday - New Fargo

I've read a few internet forum posts wondering what changes were made to the Fargo?  We certainly made some changes to improve the bike, but as you can see it will still be a very capable exploration bike.   I ended up just shy of 7000 feet on this day and set up camp. 

I also got to rip some sweet Montana single track before riding gravel and pavement back to town.

For those wanting more info, Joe Meiser and I will be reintroducing the new Fargo here on the blog.    Expect full details the week of September 20th-24th.  Maybe sooner depending on how Interbike prep goes next week.  

Go.   Go Far.   Fargo.  

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Jason Boucher

Jason Boucher

Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.


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Outsider | September 10th, 2010

Is that suspension corrected, as the rumors say? The color, if that is the new color, is a lot better than the previous one, which was a little boring.

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doub | September 10th, 2010

oh, man. You’ve got my curiosity peaked. I’ve been waiting for the 2011’s since the stock of 2010’s ran low ages ago…

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JP | September 10th, 2010

Looks great.  Can’t wait to see the new Casseroll as well…

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EMathy | September 10th, 2010

I, for one, have become kinda fond of the Fun Guy Green. A pure white (or straight brushed steel) would be pretty sweet, though. ;)

Nice looking images, Jason! We’re all champing at the bit to see the details of the new beast of burden. Can’t wait!

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Mackerel | September 10th, 2010

+1 for the Casseroll! Been trying to buy one for months in the UK but there’s no stock shipping so must be something new in the pipeline…

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mMullins | September 10th, 2010

Keep that cream! Huge improvement on the color, in my opinion… curious to see how the bike could be improved otherwise.

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AlanG | September 10th, 2010

i think i heard what at least one of the surprises are, but i don’t want to spoil it! this will probably make me think twice about getting the complete El Mar. exciting!

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Guitar Ted | September 10th, 2010

I’m going out on a limb and saying it isn’t suspension corrected. Looks like a Stan’s tire in the pic, and those aren’t too big in the first place.

great color. I like what I see so far.

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grannygear | September 11th, 2010

Ya know, just for a second there, I thought…“ooohhh, a Ti Fargo.  Or is it the silver paint that fooled me?”

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Ari | September 12th, 2010

After riding one a ton and selling many of them I will be curious to see the improvements. I also like the ligther color on the new model. I have so much information overload lately!

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Paul McManus | September 12th, 2010

We reccommended the Fargo to our clients last year and 5 people brought them on our Cairo to Cape Town Expedition.  Great bike.  Can’t wait to see the new model. 


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80135 | September 12th, 2010

Esteemed (Bicycle Grotto) Spelunker:
I rode the last bike you recommended for me (1999 SCH) happily for 10 years…then I joined the 29-inch-er nation…looks like I may have to add a Fargo to the herd?!

R (&L) still in CO

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justanoldhobo | September 13th, 2010

The color will make it difficult to determine if it is a Fargo or a Gryphon from a distance. Reverse the maroon and green on the present model and it would look very nice.

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MG | September 13th, 2010

Can’t wait to learn more about my favorite Salsa model…

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jp | September 13th, 2010

Surly jumped the gun and released all of their 2011 stuff to the public already.  Will Salsa follow suit?

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cully todd | September 15th, 2010

where is that trail?, i live in coeur d alene idaho


Gnat | September 16th, 2010

Hey folks, thanks for all the comments.  Really great to hear and feel excitement for the new Fargo.  We are working on the product intro now and that will answer a bunch of the questions and comments here. 

Cully Todd - The trail I am on in that picture is part of the Rattle Snake area.  I picked up a trail map and it says there are 73 miles of trails and fire roads to ride in that area.  The image with the bike lying down is called “Fence Line Trail” by the locals.  The image in the trees is higher up that trail just beyond the overlook.  Then I went beyond to just outside of the Wilderness Area.  I finished the day off with a hike up to Stuart Peak (I think that is the name).

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Allen | September 16th, 2010

Cannot wait to see the new Fargo on Monday. It’s been my favorite bike that I’ve owned and I agree w/the “if I had to get rid of all of them except one…” sentiment!

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Elena | October 27th, 2010

I don’t grasp in bikes, but my boyfriend is fond of riding. Two month ago he had a four days trip and was excited. He says that Fargo is one of the best bikes. P.S. From the woman’s point of view it looks cute. ;)

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