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Very nice, just checked one out Saturday. Why did you get the 2 over the 3?
 

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Very nice, just checked one out Saturday. Why did you get the 2 over the 3?
Yes it is! Wanted the carbon fork the stans wheelset and the awesome blue colour! Wasn't sure I wanted the thudbuster post but I like it now. Once I got the clamp to stop creaking with every pedal stroke.

Me riding my Fargo in the terrain I bought it for...

 

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Yes it is! Wanted the carbon fork the stans wheelset and the awesome blue colour! Wasn't sure I wanted the thudbuster post but I like it now. Once I got the clamp to stop creaking with every pedal stroke.

Me riding my Fargo in the terrain I bought it for...

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Walked in to my LBS today during my lunch hour. They said "Hey. We have something for you." Apparently Salsa is replacing the Rock Shox Maxle Axle they used with the Fire Starter Carbon fork. My LBS said the one they included stock might be slightly too short? I haven't switched it out. But I will compare the two when I do. They replaced it with a DT Swiss ratchet axle...

 
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Very nice, just checked one out Saturday. Why did you get the 2 over the 3?
Can't speak for anyone else, but when started looking last year the Ti's were pretty deeply discounted then they sold out and I started thinking about what I really wanted. If you're going to do more loaded mountain-touring the 3 makes more sense (3x10 v. 2x10). On the other hand, I'm using mine as a cross/gravel/commuter/crap weather bike and the lever shifters were a better choice. My routes are relatively flat and I don't load up too much. The Fargo in any form is the perfect schizophrenic's bike. I run 2.1's in the winter, cross tires in the summer and fenders when it rains. My only beef is that the OEM post only comes with the medium elastomer and the clydes need a heavier version.
 

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Walked in to my LBS today during my lunch hour. They said "Hey. We have something for you." Apparently Salsa is replacing the Rock Shox Maxle Axle they used with the Fire Starter Carbon fork. My LBS said the one they included stock might be slightly too short? I haven't switched it out. But I will compare the two when I do. They replaced it with a DT Swiss ratchet axle...

I went to my LBS because when I took my front wheel off to go tubless two washers hit the ground and I didn't know where they went. They only fit on the outside so I went back to the shop since two washers on the outside didn't make sense to me. After a call to Salsa they said the Maxle was two long so they put two spacers on the outboard side as a temporary fix. They also replaced mine with the DT Swiss ratchet axel.


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I had a chance to demo the same set-up yesterday. At first feel was strange with the postion of the bars. I come from a road and MTB background. It soon became very, comfortable. I really like this bike. Seems perfecy for plans for commuting and light bikepacking. Also looking at the Surly Ogre.
 

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Ownership update.

Most fun bike I have ever owned. It is fast, comfortable and highly capable and highly versatile. Having owned countless bikes since I got into riding in the early 90's. From high-end mountain and road bikes. If I could only own one bike. The Salsa Fargo would be it.

I've run a few different tires. The stock rubber of course. To 32mm road tires. I got some Schwalbe Super Moto 29*2.35 tires.

I've even set some Strava road segments KOM's on it and they are still holding.

I've never ridden a more confidence inspiring road downhill descending bike while running the Schwalbe Super Moto 29*2.35 tires. The bike feels like it is in-between a bicycle and motorcycle. Immense grip, smooth ride, totally muted sense of speed.

Problems? Just the usual creakings and clicking. The headset starting clicking and creaking at the lower race. LBS got it stop. The thudbuster seat clamp is another story. It still creaks pretty much all the time. Still trying to find a solution that isn't replacing it with a normal seatpost. The external bearing BB setup is starting to creak. LBS is going to take it apart. Clean it up and lube it up again.

Just a vid about my Super Moto tires...

 
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Ownership update.

Most fun bike I have ever owned. It is fast, comfortable and highly capable and highly versatile. Having owned countless bikes since I got into riding in the early 90's. From high-end mountain and road bikes. If I could only own one bike. The Salsa Fargo would be it.

I've run a few different tires. The stock rubber of course. To 32mm road tires. I got some Schwalbe Super Moto 29*2.35 tires.

I've even set some Strava road segments KOM's on it and they are still holding.

I've never ridden a more confidence inspiring road downhill descending bike while running the Schwalbe Super Moto 29*2.35 tires. The bike feels like it is in-between a bicycle and motorcycle. Immense grip, smooth ride, totally muted sense of speed.

Problems? Just the usual creakings and clicking. The headset starting clicking and creaking at the lower race. LBS got it stop. The thudbuster seat clamp is another story. It still creaks pretty much all the time. Still trying to find a solution that isn't replacing it with a normal seatpost. The external bearing BB setup is starting to creak. LBS is going to take it apart. Clean it up and lube it up again.

Just a vid about my Super Moto tires...
You might try copper grease on the TB Post. I used a non-bike heavy grease and that solved the creak.
 

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Haven't updated this thread for a while.

I've been riding my Fargo plenty. It is now my favourite bike. It does it all quite well. For the last few months I've had the Schwalbe Super Moto 29*2.35 tire on it. It is still plenty fast. Descends like nobodies business. Corners on pavement like a motorcycle.

If I am going for a long road ride by myself. I usually chose it over my Felt Z4. Super comfortable. Still quick enough. Don't have avoid gravel, potholes...

Fall is here now. I put the Racing Ralphs back on it. I've switched my riding mode. I'm no longer going for Strava segments...lol... and just riding for fun the next couple of months.

Like this ride here........

 

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Really nice video. What is hanging off your pack?
 
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