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  1. #1
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    Fargo Flat Bar Frame Sizing

    I'm thinking of getting a used V1 Fargo as a replacement for my old steel 29er MTB. I've got a 160mm squish bike so the Fargo would be more of a commuter or XC whip.

    Typically I'd run it with flat or mtb bars and a 60 or 80mm fork. For bikepacking or general training I'd use drop bars and a shorter fork than stock, something like a CroMoto 26" 425mm A2C.

    Going with the longer frame would not only benefit the ability to run a flat bar, but also cut down on the toe-overlap in roadie mode.


    Bonus Question: Anyone think we could fit a 650bX2.5" tire in the back of this frame?
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    If we are talking about traditional road bars there is about a 40-60mm difference in TT length to a equivalent flat bar bike. Dirt drops can be a different story. If you can hit a sweet spot then this may work by changing stem length. You also have to consider compatibility issues between road and MTB parts, mainly the brakes. Also, I don't believe the V1 was suspension corrected so that may play into things.

    And I don't think you'd have issue with a 650x2.5, though that will effect geo, being a smaller tire/wheel. I did see you mention a 650x3 in the other thread, which I don't think would fit, but I would guess your thinking of the WTB Trailblazer which is a 650x2.8 which should fit in a frame that can take a 29x2.3.

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