Sunday, 23 September 2012
Salsa Fargo; Alive and Kicking...
I have been wanting a bike that is as strong as my Surly Karate Monkey 29er ridged mountain bike but also as comfortable and practical on the road with drop handlebars as the old Dawes Super Galaxy i sold this summer but i also wanted disc brakes and MTB parts like Hope hubs and a MTB drive chain.
Something inbetween these two bikes would be perfect o ride daily to work, the shops, then a wee micro adventure day trip at weekends.
When Salsa brought out the Fargo four years ago it looked ideal, when the Mk 2 was released i was delayed by the Moonlander announcement and again i was absorbed by the `fat side`... -:)
Finally i saved up and built a Fargo over the summer months.
Already i love riding this bike and it ticks all the boxes.
I did 77 miles on the Salsa Fargo on Saturday.
What a lovely bike to ride.
It eats up the miles on country roads and unmaintained roads, riding off road on easy trails on the drop bars is good fun.
The ride report posts and films of riding this bike opens another avenue of the blog where i will be posting more places of historic interest visited and scenic views from the saddle as i ride the country roads and byways around our wee county of East Lothian through the seasons, with the odd day further afield ...
Been 595 views of this film in the first 24 hours since uploaded on youtube, seems a lot of interest in drop bar 29ers -:)
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Song is `Give it Away` by Zero7...