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    To use a flat bar on salsa fargo?

    Hello!
    I am looking forward for adventure bike. I like salsa fargo grameset.
    But on the official site it is a curved handlebar.
    I have a xt aquipment and xtr disk brakes from my old bike, so i woul like to intall this equipment to salsa frameset on the flat bar?
    Could i use this frame with a flat bar? Does it will not shot for me?
    I am 180cm.
    Thanks!
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    The frame is designed to run a mtn bike drop bar. It has a much shorter top tube and a longer head tube to accommodate this. If you want to run a flat handlebar the El mariachi would be their best option.

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    I had an acquaintance who set his up that way. A big honkin' stem would help. But really, you need to start your frame selection process from the handlebars and riding position you want.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    I did the inverse, I bought a Surly Ogre (made for flat bar) and tried drops with it. After a frustrating time with that, I finally went flat bar and realized my geometry lesson. The bike is so much better now and I enjoy it a hell of a lot more.

    Unless you can buy a frame large enough to get the top tube stretch, I wouldn't recommend doing this. Get the El Mar if you really want flat bars.

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    These guys have a good point about the geometry and what the Fargo was designed for. But, there are many happy people on Fargos with flat bars. If you are really set on it, you will have to look for the right stem to get the position you want.

    It can be done, and it has been done. If it were me, I would get an El Mariachi instead, but it's up to you!

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    I also like El Mariachi frame. But this frame does not has a trunk fixxings((((((((
    road no more, only straight out

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    Check out Gunnar. The Rock Tour, IIRC.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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