taowave, the fargo does have shorter reach because of the drop bars.
I'm 6'2" with a wingspan of 6'4" and I ride a large fargo with 100mm stem and large woodchippers. I also ride a large Pony Rustler with a 50mm stem and 800mm bars (reach is 11mm shorter than a timberjack). Both fit perfectly for my taste and match the style of riding I do with each bike.
Best input I can give is to see if there is one in town you can check the fit on.
That makes total sense. The reach has to be shorter to compensate for the drop bar effect. and to maintain a mountain bike "fit". makes sense why the reach is shorter with dropbars..
I just measured my reach for he first time.At 6'3.5",I have a 6'5" wingspan.I did manage to find a L Deadwood in town,and that felt pretty good without any adjustments from the store.Probably going with the XL Fargo 29 er.Any thoughts on wood chipper vs cowtipper?
Originally Posted by grizzler
I love my woodchippers, which seems to be a less popular opinion. I haven't tried the cowchippers (or tippers heh) but the less severe flare is appealing for commuting/tame trails. I found myself on the end of the flare for tough climbs. If I were building one today I would be the cowchippers simply out curiousity... you're going to have an awesome bike either way!
The woodchippers took some getting used to but once I did the bike only got better - If that is possible.
You should think about getting a gig at Salsa:)
Originally Posted by GreenMason