Personal setups » GDR/CT Personal Set upby Bryan.Kola
I bought a Salsa Fargo last fall with the intentions of going full into bikepacking for it combines some of my favorite activities.
I have spent the better part of 6 months acquiring gear and upgrading the Fargo. My first trip was on the Great Divide trail from Breckenridge to Hartsel, CO in August. I made a lot of rookie mistakes and ended up riding over two passes and 91 miles in two days! Needless to say, I learned a lot. My gear choice worked, but I needed to read the map better and bring Gatorade to help stay hydrated.
The second trip was on section 3 of the Colorado Trail in September and was a sublime experience. It was smooth, rolling single track and the Fargo performed flawlessly. It was a moonless night and very few people were camping so it was quiet as well.
- Quilt- Golite 3 season down quilt
- Down jacket
- Water filter
- Rain jacket and pants
- Bike tools, pump, inner tube
- Wool long sleeve shirt
- Wool arms and legs sleeves
- Thermarest (Replaced with Oware foam pad for hammock tent)
- Toothbrush, paste
- Pillow (inflatable Big Agnes)
- Water bottle-1
- Hydration pack 100 liters with Gatorade powder
- Croc sandles
- PMP player-headphones
- Wallet, cash
- Food: Rice, beans, veggies, cliff bars, suckers, trail mix, etc
- T.P. and wipes
- Revelate Designs seat, handlebar packs with Tangle and Gas tank packs
Weight with gear: 47 lbs (food not included)
Salsa Fargo upgrades:
1. Hope Bottom Bracket
2. Ti Cycles Seatpost
3. DT Swiss 350 hubs
4. Serfas Krests tires (puncture resistance)
I am planning on doing the Great Divide next Summer in July as a tour with two friends. I will be adding a front pannier to carry more clothes and food. Thanks to this site for all the gear choices and reviews.