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Salsa Fargo - Bikepacking adventure bike

New pictures following soon!

Frame:
Salsa Fargo 2 triple butted steel, size XL, X-mas red 2550gr

Fork/Headset:
X-fusion Slide RL2 110mm fork, Hope stainless headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram x1400 crankset, Sram GXP bracket

Pedals:
XT 8020 trail clipless pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
1x11, Sram rival1 derailleur, Hope 10-44 freehub & cassette, Absolute Black direct mount 30t chainring, KMC x11 chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sram Apex 1x11 hydraulic brake/shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Salsa Cowchipper 420mm, Bontrager RXL 110mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Thomson Elite setback with Ergon SMR-3 saddle

Brakes:
Sram Apex Hydro

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
SON 28 15x100 thru axle silver, Sapim race spokes, Idworx Darim Law carbon rim, brass nipples, Maxxis Ikon 2.2 tires

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hope Pro 4 12x1142 silver, Sapim race spokes, Idworx Darim Law carbon rim, brass nipples, Maxxis Ikon 2.2 tires

Accessories:
Busch&Muller USB-werk, B&M IQ-X dyno head light, SON seatmost mounted dyno tail light. King Cage Manything Cage Ti, Revelate Terrapin, Revelate Gas Tank, Exped Hyperlite LW mat, Vaude Kiowa 300 UL sleeping bag, Ortlieb Handlebar bag + pouch

More Info:
Some adjustments needed for the rough terrain of the Scottish Highlands. The French Divide taught me to bring a larger spread of gears on the 1x setup and to pack smart, so i'd still be able to shoulder the bike when necessary. The biggest change in riding quality would be the front suspension which takes care of the bumps and lifts the front of the bike up by 10mm. This in turn changes the angles a little bit for easier descending and raises the bracket for pedal clearance. Weight is 13kg. and probably 22/23 when packed.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Highland Trail Race 550- adjustments

Added by parfumisme. Last updated about 6 years ago.

9 Comments

Stevo

Stevo says:

MEGA!!!

Posted about 6 years ago

theodocious

theodocious says:

Killer rig! Smart spec, too. Did I read 2 WEEK race?

Posted about 6 years ago

parfumisme

parfumisme says:

yes, the french divide is modeled after the tour divide that traverses the USA from Canada to Mexico. we averaged 170 km a day, mostly off-road. 10+ hour rides is where it's at!

Posted about 6 years ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

looks great!

Posted over 6 years ago

parfumisme

parfumisme says:

thanks! Up & down with ease is such a great pleasure.

Posted over 6 years ago

moose

moose says:

so cool, that race seems gnarly and like a lot of fun

Posted over 6 years ago

parfumisme

parfumisme says:

Next weekend is going to be the maiden voyage (through Luxembourg) for this bike I'm planning to use. My training has been pretty weak but I hope this bike tailor made for the event will stoke the fuel!

Posted over 6 years ago

RideRestRepeat

RideRestRepeat says:

Good luck with the race!!

Posted almost 7 years ago

parfumisme

parfumisme says:

Thanks! Training started in Februari. The race is in august but the bike should be ready end of this month.

Posted almost 7 years ago