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    Salsa Fargo 3's gone for the year?

    I'm thinking about a Salsa Fargo 3 for an all-rounder all-seasons type of bike... but according to my LBS there are none to be had! Anyone know of someone who might still have one or two in stock? I haven't had a chance to ride one, but given Salsa's sizing I'm guessing at 5'7" I'd be a small frame.

    I'm also open to the idea of buying used... but most people don't seem to want to get rid of theirs for some reason...
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    The cockpit on the Fargo is pretty cramped. I am 5'8" with 32" cycling inseam and ride an 18" Fargo. I swapped the stock stem out for a 10mm longer one after a couple of rides. There is almost no standover clearance, but I bought it to ride not standover. There is no way I could have rode a 16", it felt like a kids bike. My LBS (Colonel's in Fort Worth) always has had a couple in stock, but don't know if they could ship them.

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    Salsa is hording them to increase demand and make sure the LBS' who stock them in advance can charge MSRP. Not really, but sort of probably true. Call up Milltown Cycles, I'm sure they have some in stock.
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    c_m_shooter - Have you tried an El Mariachi? I have tried one of those (in a small) and found the cockpit fine. Haven't had the opportunity to sit on a Fargo.
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