Salsa Fargo Apex 1 Bike

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A drop-bar mountain bike with huge tire clearance and cargo mounts galore, the Salsa Fargo Apex 1 is compatible with multiple wheel sizes and drivetrains, making it adaptable to every adventure.


  • Triple-butted chromoly steel frame with split-able Alternator 1.5 dropouts allows for multiple drivetrain setups and belt drive compatibility
  • Firestarter 110 Deluxe carbon fork features a 110 x 15 mm thru axle, 2 sets of Three-Pack mounts on each leg, mid-blade rack mounts, fender mounts and dynamo cable routing
  • SRAM Apex 1 offers reliable shifting with the gear range to take on many adventures
  • Durable, tubeless-ready 29 x 2.2 in. Teravail Sparwood tires were designed with off-road adventures, mixed terrain rides and bikepacking in mind
  • Huge fork and frame clearance allows for up to 29 x 3.0 in. tires (up to 29 x 2.6 in. on X-Small frames), providing cushion for rugged roads
  • Fargo geometry and spacing accommodates 27.5+, 29er and 29+ platforms, making it a highly capable bike that's ready for almost any endeavor
  • Fender mounts on fork and frame let you add fenders (not included) for all-weather riding; 29 x 2.2 in. maximum tire clearance with fenders
  • Pedals not included
  • Specs and images are subject to change


This bike comes with Coast to Coast Support, which includes:
  • 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
  • In-store bike assembly
  • Pickup in store or curbside
  • Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
REI Co-op Members get more:
  • Free flat tire repairs (labor only; parts not included)
  • 20% off shop services
More about our free adjustments:
New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.

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Technical Specs

Best Use

Gravel Cycling



Fargo triple-butted chromoly steel


Firestarter 110 Deluxe, carbon

Bike Suspension

No Suspension


Truvativ Stylo 6K DUB, 32T


SRAM Apex 1

Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex 1

Rear Cogs

SRAM PG-1130, 11-42T

Number of Gears

11 gear(s)

Brake Type

Mechanical Disc Brake


TRP Spyre-C (160 mm rotors)

Brake Levers

SRAM Apex 1


WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 32-hole

Front Hub

15 x 110 mm WTB Serra

Rear Hub

12 x 148 mm Serra hub

Wheel Size

29 inches


Teravail Sparwood 29 x 2.2 in., durable, tubeless-ready

Tire Width

2.2 inches

Handlebar Shape

Drop Bar


Salsa Cowchipper


Salsa Guide

Seat Post

Salsa Guide


WTB Volt Steel SL medium


Not included


Cane Creek 40


SRAM PC-1110





Size Chart

Height Range5'0''-5'4''5'3''-5'9''5'8''-6'0''5'11''-6'3''6'2''-UP
Effective Top Tube520540565590620
Seat Tube Center-Top355.6406.4457.2508558.8
Standover Height690732778821859
Head Tube Length90110140170190
Head Tube Angle (degrees)68.569696969
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)7474737373
Bottom Bracket Height7070707070
Fork Offset5151515151

Sizing Notes

Measurements are stated in millimeters unless otherwise indicated.

How we measure bikes

  1. Standover Height Standover Height is a measurement from the ground to the top of the top tube, measured at the midpoint of the top tube.
  2. Reach Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured at head tube level.
  3. Stack Stack is the vertical distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured to the top of the head tube.
  4. Effective Top Tube Effective top tube is the distance from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube/seat post, measured parallel to the ground.
  5. Seat Tube Center to Top Seat Tube length is the measurement of the seat tube, from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.
  6. Head Tube Length Head Tube Length is measured from the bottom to the top of the head tube.
  7. Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle is the acute angle between the head tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike)
  8. Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle is the acute angle between the seat tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike).
  9. Bottom Bracket Height Bottom Bracket Height is a measurement taken vertically from the ground up to the center of the cranks.
  10. Wheelbase Wheelbase is the measurement from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle.
  11. Chainstay Length Chainstay Length is the measurement from the center of the cranks to the center of the rear axle.
  12. Fork Offset Fork Offset, or rake, is the distance from the front axle to a line drawn parallel to the center of the head tube or steering axis.

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