Our venerable Fargo is updated for 2017!
Fargo is our drop bar mountain bike. A cult classic with passionate devotees, it is for many the answer to the “if-I-could-only-have-one-bike” question. This year we’ve made some exciting changes to Fargo that should further establish its role as a leader in the world of adventure cycling.
The big change, literally, is that Fargo now fits bigger tires: 27.5+, 29”, and, on sizes small through x-large, 29+ tires. Pick 27.5+ for loamy, rooty, and twisty trails where body English and traction are key, 29” for hardpack singletrack, gravel and occasional pavement, and 29+ for cruise control momentum over all of the above. All three wheel sizes offer distinctively different rides, and broaden your opportunities for new experiences.
Fargo 27.5+ Rival 1 in Matte Warm Gray...
Fargo is also stronger. The frame is now constructed with our Cobra Kai tubing. This Salsa designed, triple-butted, and frame size-specific seamless CroMoly tubing delivers a tough platform that will tirelessly perform, sunup to sundown.
We preserved the same tried and true cockpit feel, but a slightly different headtube angle can now accommodate a 51mm offset fork. Fargo is designed as a drop-bar MTB that can handle everything from technical singletrack trails, two-track, gravel, and the occasional paved road. If you want to smooth any of those things out, you can throw on some suspension without affecting the front-end feel.
And finally, we added a split-able driveside Alternator Dropout for a belt drive option for those of you who really don’t like to worry about lubing a chain or riding in super mucky environments.
Fargo 29 GX 2x10 in Forest Service Green...
When you take into account all of these changes, the odds are pretty good that when you’re pouring over topo maps or Google Earth, you’ll find yourself saying, “But actually, I could go here…” a whole lot more. The already highly capable Fargo’s list of limitations just got a lot smaller, and we’re sure a lot of you will appreciate that.
We’re offering two complete bike of this newly updated Fargo:
Fargo 27.5+ Rival 1 – U.S. MSRP $2,299.00
Fargo 29 GX 2x10 - U.S. MSRP $1,699.00
The Fargo frameset will be available in the Matte Warm Grey color of the Fargo 27.5+ Rival 1 bike
AVAILABILITY: ETA for both Fargo models is November 2016
COMPLETE BIKE SPEC:
Fargo 27.5+ Rival 1
Fargo 29 GX 2x10
Long live Fargo!