Feed your need for off-the-beaten-path adventure on board Salsa's Fargo 3. Salsa's super-strong Kung Fu chromoly frame features a sloped top tube for plenty of stand-over clearance, all-day touring geometry to keep you in the saddle as long as you please, and a full host of braze-ons for front and rear racks, fenders and 5—yes, 5—bottles. This rig is primed to head off the pavement and into the woods, with grippy 29 x 2.25-inch Schwalbe tires mounted on world-touring-capable Salsa/Sun wheels. The 2 x 10-speed SRAM drivetrain powers up even the most daunting climbs and ensures you have the range to get you and your gear to the next campsite. Avid's disc brakes offer smooth, high-modulation control, even when you're fully loaded or in foul weather. Salsa's own stem and Woodchipper dirt drop handlebars, as well as a sleek, supportive WTB saddle, keep you covering the terrain in comfort and control.
|Frame||Salsa Kung Fu triple-butted chromoly w/Alternator dropouts|
|Fork||Salsa Firestarter chromoly|
|Rims||WTB SX-19 (Green Machine) OR Sun Inferno 25 (Mustard)|
|Tires||Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 29 x 2.25|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Salsa Woodchipper 2|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Apex|
|Brakes||Avid BB7 mechanical disc, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Pure V Sport|
* Subject to change without notice.
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Short of technical trails, it's difficult to imagine what this bike cannot do. The cromoly frame is nicely damp, which creates a smooth ride on gravel roads and trails. The versatility is superb: put on paniers and go shopping or touring far from town. Prefer backroads to pavement? Consider a Thudbuster with 3" travel -- this addition would do the trick I think. The killer app for me is the ergonomics of the handlebars. The short drops are definitely home base (super comfortable), but then you have all the other options to fine tune your ride on demand. Thanks, Jay, for pointing out the merits of the Fargo. It's the perfect ride for me in the [...].