Taylor's 29+ Ti Fargo

Taylor Weichman is a long-time friend of the shop, and in fact he is really part of our family. Before he moved out of Oklahoma, he commissioned us to create his ultimate dream bike, a titanium Salsa Fargo. Knowing that Taylor is an adventurous type, we were stoked to jump in and get weird with his build. With the stipulation that this would be a "one bike to rule them all" type of build, we knew that we would have to get a little creative with the build kit. We settled on the carbon fiber Jones loop handlebar and a set of carbon Bontrager Line Pro 30 rims laced to White Industries hubs as the key pieces of the puzzle. A little known fact about the latest generation of Ti Fargo frame, is that it will fully fit 29+ tires with no modifications except for running Salsa's Alternator dropouts a little further back in their swing. As far as we know, Taylor's bike is the very first 29+ Titanium Fargo to hit the dirt. 3" Bontrager Chupacabra tires a perfect choice for bikepacking and trail riding here in the MidSouth, and profile perfectly on 30mm internal rims. The drivetrain is a perfect "shop-guy" blend of choice Sram and Shimano components, with an X0 Eagle shifting setup paired with XT brakes and an XTR crankset with a Wolftooth chainring mounted to it. Brooks carbon Cambium saddle and a Bontrager XXX seatpost round out a perfect light-weight and super tough build. We miss Taylor a ton, but we know that this bike is keeping him warm at night, because he definitely keeps it tucked safely in his bed. As always, feel free to call the shop for questions about this build, or to get your own custom build started!

 

Land Run 100 2018 Registration Party

Registration for our 2018 Land Run 100 event opens this Saturday Oct 28th @8am Central Standard Time. Register HERE. We will be throwing a registration party Saturday morning starting at 7:30am with coffee provided from the wonderful Aspen Coffee. We will have a group ride leaving from District Bicycles after everyone gets registered starting at 8:30am. Two distances will be offered for the ride at 20 and 30 miles. We will end the ride at 1907 Meat Co. for brunch. BE HERE. It will be amazing.

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Brian Bickell's Hella Dope Warbird

Brian is a local cyclist, friend of the shop and Salsa Cycles enthusiast. Brian began riding a Townie around a few years ago and after riding 50 miles in one sitting on his Townie, he decided he needed a big-boy bike. He raced his titanium Warbird for a few seasons, until eventually falling in love with a carbon fiber Warbird. He wanted it to be the best version of the Warbird and we think this build crushed it. Enjoy the photos, and congrats on the world's dopest Warbird Brian!

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Build specs: 55cm Salsa Warbird carbon frame. Shimano Ultegra 6800 Di2 drivetrain, Quarq power meter. Chris King ceramic hubs laced to ENVE M50 rims. Chris King everything, ENVE  everything, badass everything.

New 2017 Salsa Fargo

We haven't seen this much excitement surrounding a new bike release since the Warbird revamp in 2016. People are PUMPED about the new Salsa Cycles Fargo Plus. SRAM Rival 1 rear derailleur, SRAM Apex hydraulic brakes, SRAM NX1 crank, Whisky Parts Co rims with monster 3" Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires. Come check out this new powerhouse and get some adventures started! 

 

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