The 2021 Salsa Fargo Apex 1 model gets a Green paint job with pearled finish, Cowchipper bars, and stays with 2.2″ 29er Sparwood tires. Find all the details here.

Salsa just released its 2021 steel bike lineup. This includes Fargo, the original steel drop-bar 29er mountain bike. The Fargo is built for mixed-surface rides with a triple-butted steel frame, carbon fork, Boost spacing, and clearance for 29 x 3.0″ tires. The 2021 Salsa Fargo frame hasn’t changed. It still has the ability to run 27.5+ or 29+ wheels and tires via the rotating, singlespeed and Rohloff-fiendly Alternator dropouts. But they changed the color and made a couple minor build kit tweaks. Find the details below…

  • 2021 Salsa Fargo
  • 2021 Salsa Fargo
2021 Salsa Fargo

2021 Salsa Fargo Apex 1 Build

The only real change in the build kit from 2020 is that it gets a Cowchipper handlebar instead of the Woodchipper. Here’s the full Apex 1 model component list…


  • Frame Fargo
  • Fork Firestarter 110
  • Color Red


  • Rear Der SRAM Apex 1
  • Cassette SRAM PG 1130, 11-42t
  • Chain SRAM PC 1110
  • Crankset Stylo 6K DUB, 32t
  • Shifter SRAM Apex 1
  • Brakes & Rotors TRP Spyre-C, 160mm


  • Headset Cane Creek 40
  • Stem Salsa Guide
  • Handlebar Salsa Cowchipper
  • Grips Salsa Gel Cork Bar Tape
  • Seatpost Salsa Guide
  • Saddle WTB Volt Comp

Wheels and Tires

  • Front Wheel WTB Serra Hubs 15 x 110mm, WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 32h
  • Rear Wheel WTB Serra Hubs 12 x 148mm, WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 32h
  • Tires Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2″ Durable, Tubeless Ready
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2021 Salsa Fargo

The 2021 Salsa Fargo Apex 1, as specced above, will retail for $2399. Learn more over at Also, note that you can still get the black Fargo frameset for $1099 or the Ti version for $2999. Salsa also released new colors and slight build kit revisions for their other two steel bikes, the Vaya and Marrakesh. Check out for more.



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