Introducing the 2022 Salsa Fargo – a First Impression Overview

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Last Updated on 30 September 2023 by Cycloscope

Salsa Fargo 2022

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 clearance29” x 3.0” / max 58mm
gearing26-36t T / 12-speed, 10 – 52 T
weight11 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

Salsa Fargo Apex
image CC Brett Davis @Salsa Cycles

Salsa Fargo Apex 2022 – Specifications

Firestarter 110 Carbon Deluxe
SRAM Stylo 6K Eagle DUB, 32T
SRAM Apex 1
Front Derailleur
SRAM Apex 1
Rear Derailleur
SRAM Apex 1
Rear Cogs
SRAM PG 1130, 11-42T
Number of Gears
11 gear(s)
Brake Type
Mechanical Disc Brake
TRP Spyre-C mechanical disc, 160mm rotors
Brake Levers
WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0
Front Hub
WTB Serra 32h, 15x100mm thru-axle
Rear Hub
WTB Serra 32h, 12x148mm thru-axle
Wheel Size
29 inches
Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2 in., tubeless ready
Tire Width
2.2 inches
Handlebar Shape
Drop Bar
Salsa Cowchipper
Salsa Guide
Seat Post
Salsa Guide
WTB Volt

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