Salsa Fargo Apex Bikepacking/Gravel Adventure Touring Bike (Price +/- $2,400) Review – Specs, Tire Clearance, Weight, Gears, Geometry, and everything you need to know
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max tire clearance
29” x 3.0” / max 58mm
26-36t T / 12-speed, 10 – 52 T
11 kg / 24.5 lbs (size M)
Salsa attacks frontally the bikepacking market with its latest version of the classic Fargo.
Far from the traditional geometries that characterized the Salsa Fargo in the past, since 20129 the Fargo has meet or anticipated all the latest market trends for off-road touring: wide tyres (up to 3.0″), small chainrings (36/26t) and big grannies in the back (10 speed 11-34), aggressive geometry, and carbon fork.
The new Salsa Fargo gives the rider a well-balanced mix of rollover, traction, and bump absorption. Rolling nice and smooth on dirt, it’s got a great traction also on steep gradient (>15%) rocky climbs.
The Firestarter 110 carbon fork, has a dual sets of Three-Pack mounts on each fork leg, low rider rack mounts, and internal dynamo hub wire routing. Features the Salsa trademark Woodchipper handlebars.
An amazing off-road adventure machine – great for extreme bikepacking trips