Photo: Salsa Cycles
Here's the bike we've all been waiting for... The Fargo -- Salsa's new drop bar off-road, adventure touring frameset. Its global debut is today at the Eurobike trade show in Germany, but MW, -jb, Guitar Ted, -dp and I got the opportunity to see it, and I actually even spun around on it back in July on Guitar Ted's Death Ride Invitational in Iowa.
Photo: Gnat Likes BikesI look at the Fargo as an evolution of off-road touring framesets beyond what has ever been available before. It's a 29er, logically, and it's got clearance to run just about any tire currently on the market. It's got features and details not before seen in a production adventure touring frameset and I predict its versatility could make it Salsa's best-selling frameset ever.
Photo: Gnat Likes BikesGuitar Ted himself does a bang up job explaining the technical details of the new Fargo on his site, so I won't double up on his great effort, but I will definitely say that I plan to get one of the first Fargos to hit US shores, and I'll look forward to showing it off to anyone who's interested in seeing it. It'll be available in limited quantities as a frameset or a complete bicycle. Monkey Wrench Cycles is Lincoln's Salsa Cycles dealer. Click here to find a Salsa dealer in your area.