Salsa Fargo Apex 1


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Fargo is Salsa’s steel drop-bar mountain bike that offers a winning combination of multiple wheel size compatibility; drivetrain options ranging from geared to belt drive to single speed; and cargo mounts galore. Set it up as a dreamy do-it-all steel bikepacking rig, or adapt it for each unique adventure—Fargo lets you keep your options open.


Our inspiring review is coming soon for now, here is what Salsa has to say:

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.


  • Fork Material: Triple-butted CroMoly steel frame
  • Color: Green
  • Wheel Size: 27.5+, 29, or 29+ platforms
  • Brake Type: Disc
  • Front Axle: Firestarter 110 Deluxe carbon fork with 110 x 15mm thru-axle, two sets of Three-Pack mounts on each leg, mid-blade rack mounts, fender mounts, and dynamo cable routing
  • Platform: Fargo
  • Fork Type: Rigid
  • Frame Material: Steel
  • Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 148mm
  • Frame Type: Rigid



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


  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: 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: TRP Spyre-C
  • Rotors: 160 mm rotors


  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Stem: Salsa Guide
  • Handlebar: Salsa Cowchipper
  • Grips / Bar Tape: 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


Salsa’s bicycles fall between a 2 and 5 year warranty. Please see Salsa’s extensive warranty details to review their limitations.

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David L.
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Fargo time

I stopped in to see if I could find a bike to replace my stolen Ogre. Toby greeted me right off, and I told him what I was looking for. Toby could not have been more helpful. He told me what they had and what they could come up with. He brought up a Fargo Apex1 from downstairs, fit it to me, and let me take it for a test ride. He gave me a safe route to follow. (very big help). I rode, then bought the Fargo. Toby set the wheels and tires up to tubeless, showed me a variety of bags to add to it. Showed me some super good pedals to add. Showed me some other items to color my Fargo with. And got all of this done in a couple of hours. Toby went above and beyond for me. I will not forget him, or Campfire Cycling. I did not expect to find a bike, or have it fitted, or accessorized that day. I am still amazed at how Toby got it all done. He's a great guy. Hands down, one of the best that I've ever dealt with. I highly recommend Campfire Cycling and Toby. That's All Folks! David Leathers