Salsa Fargo Frameset - 2019

Salsa Fargo Frameset
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Black
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This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.


Fargo is Salsa's 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. The Fargo Steel's triple-butted Cobra Kai steel frame is as forgiving as it is reliable on weeks-long expeditions, while the carbon Firestarter fork pairs nicely with the frame and offers bosses and mount points for anything you’d want to attach to a bicycle fork. With an entire world of possible component setups, the Fargo Steel Frameset is a smooth-riding blank canvas you can build into the perfect tool for your two-wheeled needs.

Q: Can I run 27.5+ rims/tires?

A: Yes, Salsa recommends 27.5x3.0 tires to maintain the right geometry

Q: Can I run 27.5 (650b) rims/tires?

A: No, this bike was designed for the 29" platform

Q: Can I run 29+ rims/tire?

A: Yes, on all sizes except extra small

Q: Can I run flat bars?

A: You can, but it results in a very short top tube length

Q: Can I run a suspension fork?

A: Yes, it was tested and designed to take a fork with an axel-to-crown length of 511mm (usually a 100mm travel fork). Using a longer fork will void the frame warranty. Forks with 45mm offset are recommended but 51mm offset also works (decreases mechanical trail by 6mm)

Q: How do I take care of the Alternator Dropouts?

A: Periodically, remove and clean the dirt and grime off the hardware and frame surfaces, then lightly re-grease the the threaded parts and reassemble

Q: Is this frameset belt drive compatible?

A: Yes, it's been tested and certified for belt drive use

Q: Can I use a rear rack?

A: Yes, it was designed to take the Salsa Alternator Standard Rack


Frame Fargo Cobra Kai CroMoly
Fork Firestarter 110 Deluxe
Headset Cane Creek 40
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm; 142 & 135mm require the use of Salsa Alternator Reduction plates
Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA, threaded
Fork Compatibility Accepts 100mm-travel
Wheel Compatibility 29 x 2.4-inch
27.5 x 3.0-inch

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Black / X-Small 657993136089 FM8340 SAL25981761K
Black / Small 657993136102 FM8341 SAL25561160K
Black / Medium 657993136126 FM8342 SAL25765757K
Black / Large 657993136140 FM8343 SAL25298091K
Black / X-Large 657993136164 FM8344 SAL25661190K