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    Ordered my Fargo!

    Ok so I ordered a closeout 2012 Fargo frame and fork the Fargo 2 to be exact! Now the big question is how nuts to get with my build? Do I go bar end shifters or sti's or apex? 9 speed or 10? Thinking about running a mountain triple up front and running 9 speed stuff. How are people liking this setup?

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    I took the XT 3x9 set up off of my G1 Fargo and moved it over to my G2 Fargo with no issues. I'm using barends as well. I haven't had any issues with it on either frame. I don't do a lot of singletrack with mine, but rather gravel, fire roads, and pavement. The bar ends haven't been a problem.

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    Mtn triple and bar ends 9spd works great on mine.

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    XT 775 front triple, 9 speed Dura Ace bar ends, XT 765 rear derailleur and 12-34 cassette. All is good on my Gen1 Fargo.

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    I figured bar end shifters would be less susceptible to damage if there were to be a crash of any kind involved and less issues if I take a long trip on it. I am going to be running an SLX rear probably Deore front with a 12-34 cassette as well. I am trying to build this on the cheap and not go to crazy so no Thomson stuff or fancy Stans wheels or full XT :-( but it should still be a fun bike otherwise.

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    Welcome, fellow Fargonaut! I recently acquired a 2012 Fargo myself at a good discount. I have the Apex, 2x10, but mainly because that's what my LBS had. I'm enjoying it for sure (I'm in love!), but if I were building it up myself, I would probably do as you have suggested with the 3xX and bar ends. Either way, you will ride and smile.

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    Well I decided to build it nicer then first intended it is going to be a 3x10 setup full X9 with Stans Archs on X9 hubs should be a solid bike
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