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    Front rack on the fargo carbon fork

    As one can see here:
    Front rack on the fargo carbon fork-fargo_rival_1_27.5plus-1.jpg
    https://salsacycles.com/files/bikes/...27.5plus-1.jpg

    there are more mounts on it than on the "normal" firestarter carbon fork:
    Firestarter Carbon Fork | Salsa Cycles


    Does that mean that it is rack friendly? I can't find anything about it?

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    I've been wondering the same thing. On the webpage, if you check the features tab and click on the "Firestarter Carbon Fork" item, the explanation states "...Three-pack mounts allow the use of Anything Cages or waterbottles, with low rider mounts for racks and panniers."

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    There are two versions of the composite fork. The forks on gen 5 bikes have rack and fender mounts gen 4 bikes do not have. I've seen that newer bike pictured at LBS and it's indeed fender plus rack friendly.

    I made a query to Salsa support about rack and fender compatibility. The reply acknowledged what Guitar Ted calls gen 5 as rack friendly and the reply only mentioned the steel Firestarter fork and changing alternator dropouts as a way to have that with gen 4 bike. It left me thinking the aftermarket plastic Firestarter is the original.

    Here's Guitar Ted's wiki or info page on the Fargo differences.

    Guitar Ted Productions: The Salsa Cycles Fargo Page

    FWIW, one associate has toured with the new style - like bottle mount - racks and says he really likes it. There are reviews of the original through nylon/plastic HD versions of the Salsa cages worth a few web searches.
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    I have a frameset on order and will update my on questions when I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Likedon2 View Post
    I have a frameset on order and will update my on questions when I can.
    The current year web content shows the frame only product fork with fender and low rider mounts in addition to the triple mounts for cage style racks.
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