2022 Salsa Fargo Apex 1

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Fargo Apex 1 is Salsa's drop bar off road touring bike built to shatter limits. Ride it on singletrack, gravel, or other places you wouldn't take your standard touring bike. A triple butted steel frame and huge tire clearance provide cushion on rugged roads. Alternator dropouts allow for any drivetrain you can imagine, and cargo mounts let you carry enough to go days between resupplies. SRAM's Apex 1 drivetrain is a reliable workhorse with the range for many adventures.


  • Triple Butted CroMoly Tubeset

    Salsa-designed, triple-butted, and frame size-specific seamless CroMoly tubing

  • Firestarter 110 Fork

    Light, tough, and ultra-versatile, this is our carbon fork for all-terrain riding. Two sets of Three-Pack mounts on each fork leg give you room for extra water or Anything Cages, and mid-blade mounts accommodate low rider racks. Firestarter fits a wide range of tire sizes, from 27.5 x 2.8-3.0" to 29 x 2.2-3.0"

  • Fargo Geometry

    Designed as a drop bar mountain bike, 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

  • 29 x 2.2" Wheel/Tire Spec

    This wheel and tire size rolls fast, keeps weight down and offers excellent maneuverability

  • Multiple Wheelsize Versatility

    Fargo geometry and spacing can accommodate 275+, 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

    Designed for use with the Salsa Alternator Plus Rack 135/142/148

    Build Kit

    Frame Fargo Triple-butted CroMoly Steel
    Fork Firestarter Carbon 110
    Color Green
    Rear Shock N/A

    Front Der N/A
    Rear Der SRAM Apex 1
    Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42t, 11-speed
    Chain SRAM PC-1110
    Crankset Truvativ Stylo 6K DUB, 32t
    Shifter SRAM Apex 1
    Brakes & Rotors TRP Spyre-C (160 mm rotors)

    Headset Cane Creek 40
    Stem Salsa Guide
    Handlebar Salsa Cowchipper
    Grips Salsa Gel Cork Bar Tape
    Seatpost Salsa Guide
    Saddle WTB Volt Steel SL Medium

    Front Wheel WTB Serra 15 x 110 mm hub, WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 32h 29" rim
    Rear Wheel WTB Serra 12 x 148 mm hub, WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 32h 29" rim
    Tires Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2", Durable, Tubeless-Ready

    Complete Bike Weight 24lb 8oz - Large

    Component Sizing

    Size XS SM MD LG XL
    Stem Length 60mm 70mm 70mm 80mm 80mm
    Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
    Handlebar Width 44cm 46cm 48cm 50cm 52cm
    Seatpost Offset 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm

    * Specification and pricing subject to change without notice
    Geometry Details

    Click for 2021 Fargo Apex 1

    Setup & Instructions

    Click for Alternator Dropout Instructions

    Click for ASTM Use Condition Chart (PDF)

Design Wheel/ Tire Size:
29 x 2.4";Alternative Wheel/ Tire Size=27.5 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 Length:
Fork Offset:
Seat Collar:
Steel: 30mm| Ti: 32mm
Front Derailleur Mount:
148mm 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 Bracket:
73mm 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 Spacing:
148 or 142mm thru-axle| 135mm QR w/ Alternator reduction plates
Rear Axle Size:
148mm 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}
Derailleur Hanger:
QR = FS1312; TA = FS1385 (1.75TP with fender mount); SS = FS1318; SSTA = FS1375; L Rohloff = FS1371
Fender Mounts:
Rack Mounts:
Bottle Mounts:
XS = 2 | SM-XL = 3
Stem Clamp:
Crown Race:
Front Brake (Rotor):
74mm post mount (160-180mm)
Front Spacing:
110 x 15mm thru-axle
Front Axle:
ø15 x 135 | TP=1.5 | TL=12
Bottle Mounts:
4 (3-Pack config)