2021 Fargo Steel Frameset

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Fargo is our original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it's designed for mixed surface riders and bikepackers who want the versatility to take any route and the capability to carry everything needed when they're out for days on end.


  • Triple Butted CroMoly Tubeset

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

  • Firestarter 110 Deluxe Fork

    The most full-featured high modulus carbon bikepacking fork available. Tapered 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" steerer tube. 180mm maximum rotor size. 27.5 x 2.8-3.0" or 29 x 2.2-3.0" tire capable. Four set of Three-Pack mounts offer incredible load carrying possibilities. Mid-blade mounts for low rider racks. Internal routing for 110 Boost dynamo hubs. Fender mounts (compatible with 29 x 2.2" tire maximum)

  • 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

  • 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 Standard Rack

    Build Kit

    Frame Fargo Triple Butted CroMoly
    Fork Firestarter 110 Deluxe
    Color Black
    Rear Shock N/A


    Headset Cane Creek 40

    Front Wheel Deadbolt UL included
    Rear Wheel Deadbolt UL included

    Frameset Weight TBD

    Component Sizing

    Size XS SM MD LG XL
    Stem Length 60mm 70mm 70mm 80mm 80mm
    Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
    Handlebar Width 42cm 44cm 44cm 46cm 46cm
    Seatpost Offset 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm

    * Specification and pricing subject to change without notice
    Geometry Details

    Click for 2021 Fargo Steel Frameset

    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)