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Salsa Fargo GX 29



Fargo is our original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it’s designed for riders that like variety in their routes and the capability to carry everything needed when out for days on end. The comfort and real estate of Woodchipper bars provide the perfect perch for mixed-surface riding, and whether your Fargo is built with Ti or steel, you end up with a great ride that’s always able to fulfill the most imaginative endeavor. Alternator V. 1.5 dropouts allow a singlespeed drivetrain or belt drive compatibility, and clearance for 27.5+, 29”, or 29+ wheels let you build a bike that’s just right for you and your styles of riding. How deep into the wild unknown you travel is up to you. Fargo. Go Far.


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Cobra Kai CroMoly  Tubeset +
Salsa designed, triple-butted, and frame size-specific seamless Cobra Kai CroMoly tubing
Firestarter Steel Fork +
The Firestarter steel fork has Three-Pack Mounts for Anything Cage compatibility, rack and fender mounts, and mid-blade eyelets for low-rider rack compatibility. Also features our forward-facing stainless steel fork dropouts
Fargo Geometry +
Designed as a drop-bar MTB, optimized for fit with the Salsa Woodchipper or Cowchipper handlebars. Capable of handling everything from technical singletrack trails, two-track, gravel, and the occasional paved road. Predictable handling with or without a load. The bike to ride for multiple surface excursions
Alternator Dropouts V1.5 +
Split-able version of our renowned Alternator Dropout for ultimate drivetrain versatility. Run singlespeed or geared, QR or thru-axle, freehub or Rohloff, or Gates Belt Drive. Set Alternator Dropouts all the way forward for a shorter wheelbase that results in quick and nimble handling, or set back for more stability. See our Alternator Page for more info
Belt Drive Compatible +
Tested and certified for belt drive use
Multiple Wheelsize Versatility +
Fargo geometry and spacing can accommodate 27.5+, 29”, and, on sizes small to x-large, 29+ making for a highly capable bike that’s ready for just about any endeavor
Rear Rack Friendly +
Rear Rack Friendly

Complete Bike Spec

FrameFargo Cobra Kai CroMoly
ForkSalsa Firestarter Steel
ColorForest Service Green or Cream
Rear Shockna
Front DerSRAM GX HD 2×10
Rear DerSRAM GX Type 2.1 Long Cage
CassetteSunrace CSM5S1 11-36t
ChainKMC X10
CranksetSRAM S1000 38/24t
ShifterSRAM Apex
Brakes & RotorsAvid BB7, Centerline 160 mm
HeadsetCane Creek 15
StemSalsa Guide
HandlebarSalsa Woodchipper 3
GripsSalsa Gel Bar Tape
SeatpostPromax 27.2 x 350mm
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
Front WheelFormula 32h, 100mm, QR, WTB STP i23 TCS 29″, 2.0 spokes, brass nipples
Rear WheelFormula 32h, 141 mm, QR, WTB STP i23 TCS 29″, 2.0 spokes, brass nipples
TiresWTB Ranger, 29 x 2.25″, 27 tpi


Frame Spec

Design Wheel/Tire Size29 x 2.4″
Alternative Wheel/Tire Size27.5 x 3.0″”, 29 x 2.4″ w/ fender

(29 x 3.0″” only compatible on SM–XL frame sizes)

Suspension Fork Length (Travel)501–511mm (100mm)
Rigid Fork Length483–486mm
Fork Offset45–51mm
Seat Collar30mm
Front Derailleur Mount148mm rear spaced: high direct mount (29mm offset) Problem Solvers Bracket (FS1328)

142mm rear spaced: high direct mount (26.5mm offset) via 28.6mm clamp Problem Solvers Bracket (FS1326)

Bottom Bracket73mm BSA, threaded
Crankset (Max Ring)1x crankset: 36t max Boost & 34t non-Boost or 46t Gates Belt Drive Sprocket, 2x crankset: 42/28t max Boost & Non-Boost
Rear Brake, (Rotor)51mm I.S. (160–180mm)
Rear Spacing148 or 142mm thru-axle

135mm QR w/ Alternator reduction plates

Rear Axle Size148mm rear spaced: 12 x 180L, TP = 1.75, TL = 20

142mm rear spaced: 12 x 174L, TP = 1.75, TL = 20

135mm rear spaced: quick release

142 & 135mm spacing require the use of Salsa

Alternator Reduction plates (FS2360)

Derailluer HangerQR = FS1312; TA = FS1374; SS = FS1318; SSTA = FS1375; L Rohloff = FS1371; TA Kit = FS1370
Fender MountsYes
Rack MountsYes
Bottle MountsXS = 2, SM–XL = 3
Stem Clamp28.6mm
Crown Race30mm
Front Brake (Rotor)74mm post mount (160–180mm)
Front Spacing100 x 15mm thru-axle
Front AxleM15 x 125L, TP = 1.5, TL = 12mm
Fork Bottle MountsThree-Pack mounts on each fork leg


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