Personal setups » yamric’s fargo 2 configuration



Front View I

In the Sweet Roll I have my Sleeping Bag and Down Sweater in the anything cage on the left I have my JetBoil stove and on the right my sleeping pad.

Control System

Cockpit I have my Garmin oregon t450, Sigma BC 2209 MHR and my nightrider light.

Side View


My Viscacha I have my tent with poles and keep some cloths in there to. My Frame bag has my mug with tea bags inside, first aid kit, gear repair kit, emergency blanket, wet wipe, sponge, personal hygiene items and extra batteries, dish towel, soap, spork and steripen. Most of the other gear along with food goes into my CamelBak,

Bikepacking Gear List:

– Bike Gear:

– 2013 Salsa Fargo 2

– 2 x Salsa Anything Cages

– 2 x Sea to Summit Dry Bags – Small

– Salsa Frame Bag

– Revelate Design Sweet Roll

– Revelate Design Viscacha

– Sigma BC 2209 MHR

– Heartrate Monitor Strap

– Garmin Oregon 450t

– Extra Batteries 2 x AA


– Kitchen Gear:

– Jetboil Stove (Orginal back when they only had one model)

– REI Titanium Double-Walled Mug

– Sea to Summit X Bowl

– Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spork

– SteriPen Adventure

– Extra Batteries 2 x CR123 or RCR123

– Sponge

– Zip-Lock Baggie

– Dish Towel

– Wide Mouth Nalgene 32 FL OZ.


– Camping Gear:

– Petzl Tikkina Headlamp

– Extra Batteries  3 x AAA

– Mountain Hardware StormLight Sleeping Bag

– Slik Sleeping Bag Liner

– REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad

– REI Chrysalis UL Solo Tent

– Small Rope (Clothline)

– 4 x Clips

– Trash Bag


– Repair Gear:

– Spare Tube

– Ultraflate PLUS CO2 Pump

– Extra CO2 Carriages

– Park Tool MTB3

– 3 x Tire Levels

– Peel & Stick Patches

– Wilderness Repair Kit

– Sog Multi-Tool


– Personal Gear:

– Helmet

– Adventure Medical Medical Kit 3

– Emergency Blanket

– ACR Personal Locator Beacon

– CamelBak H.A.W.G. NV Hydration Pack 100 FL OZ.

– iPhone

– Yaesu FT1D (Amateur Radio)


– Hygiene Gear:

– Toothbrush

– Lush Toothy Tabs

– Dr. Bronners Soap

– Baby Wipes (Doubles as Toilet Paper)

– Vaseline

– Lip Balm


– Summer Clothing:

– REI 3 Pocket Jersey

– Pearl Izumi 3/4 Bibs

– Mavic MTB Shoes

– 2 x Pearl Izumi Socks

– Gloves Full Finger


– Winter Clothing:

– REI 3 Pocket Jersey

– Pearl Izumi 3/4 Bibs

– Mavic MTB Shoes

– Pearl Izumi Overboots

– REI Storm Gloves

– Patagonia Down Sweater

– Columbia Thermials

– Tops

– Bottoms

– Endura Rain Jacket

– REI Rain Paints

– Ice Breakers – Glove Liners

– Ice Breakers – Beanie

– Gloves Full Finger


Comments (17)

mtbikerfromberendrechtOctober 4th, 2013 at 12:12 am

Nice setup, looks still very clean?
Hit the trails now?

FozzyOctober 5th, 2013 at 2:00 am

Sweet set up. Can I ask about how you’ve used the Ti Mug/Jetboil combo? I just use the jetboil by itself although there have been times when another mug/container would’ve been nice (if I had the room).

yamricOctober 5th, 2013 at 8:26 am

Ti Mug is for Herb Tea and Instant coffee I will take the extra weight not to have to drink out of the plastic JetBoil cover/cup. also the Ti Mug fits perfect in my frame bag next to my down tube. My Sea to Summit Xbowel is for oatmeals and hot meals. I take this companies instant meals over backpacking meals. Actually tastes like food.

poledoOctober 6th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

How do you find using the Woodchippers in the drops with the Sweet Roll the length that it is? I’m in the process of looking for a handlebar set-up that will fit between my Luxy bar. Cheers

yamricOctober 7th, 2013 at 10:05 am

The Sweet Roll works great I get 3 folds on each side and my down sweater and sleeping bag fit perfect. I mainly ride on the brake hoods and the Sweet Roll has spaces that allow you to drop it off the bars so you can still grab flat section of your bars. It is a thought our system.

AlexDecember 5th, 2013 at 9:01 am

nice I just got one these bikes waiting for it to come in the mail. I have those bags I use on my flash.

BJJanuary 7th, 2014 at 3:16 am

Isn’t there a slight clearance issue bwteen the Visacha and rear wheel ? Looks might tight…

yamricJanuary 7th, 2014 at 7:45 am

Not any more Revelate Design has come up with an extension strap so that you can move the strap around the double posts to solve that problem.

david wildMarch 16th, 2014 at 10:57 am

Awesome setup. I’ll be copying a few of these strategies. Where are you keeping your water? Hydration pack?

yamricMarch 16th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I have different setups for different trips I can run 2 64 oz bottles on my anywhere cages. Which I will be doing for the Oregon Outback 2014 but I also have a 100 oz Camelbak check out my site for gear updates.

david wildApril 2nd, 2014 at 5:50 pm

looking this over again, I see you have a hydration pack (duh). But I gotta say, the Co2 pump seems like a bad idea. I guess I’m the first nay-sayer here. You are going on an adventure, clearly going out into the wild with your emergency beacon and amateur radio, but not having a manual pump to fix flats is a horrible idea. even if you brought 10 cartridges, you still can have flat after flat and run out of cartridges.

please tell me you’re bringing a normal pump, not made for racing.

yamricApril 3rd, 2014 at 7:32 am

David that was an oversight on my part when I was listing everything from memory, because it is tucked away inside my hydration pack I have a very old Specialized AirForce4 that I keep tucked away. the Co2 is mainly for local sub 48 hour bikepacking trips. but the pump is always there.

Steve ReynoldsOctober 11th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I just bought this bike from a guy (2013) model and i wanted to know
could you fit anything else in sweet roll say part of your tent.

I am new to bike packing and have been gathering info .

I plan to ride the great divide next July and want to go Ultra light with this setup.

How do you like the Revelate Bags especially the Viscacha does it move around at all when cycling?

thanks again

yamricOctober 12th, 2014 at 9:33 am

Sweet roll will hold your sleeping bag plus your tent. it depends on the size of each. If you do not already own a bunch of gear I recommend reading up on the ultra light hiking/backpacking sites. There gear tends to back very will into small spaces.

If you have the Thudbuster seat post make sure you get the extension strap then the bag works great. because this bag has large volume there is very little clearance between the wheel and the top of the tire. I have on occasion heard the bag brush the tire when the terrain forced Thudbuster to compress. This is just a general problem with the seat post and not the bag design. If I am doing a lot of Technical Single track I will use a secondary velcro strap like the ones used for computer cables, through my seat rail and run it around the Viscacha extension strap. this will ensure that the strap does not drop down.

Steve WellsMay 5th, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Hi Yamric Great list many thanks -I’m starting out in this bike packing world and am in desperate need of any information about “waterproof” jackets -In my previous incarnations as a motorcycle tourer, mtb endurance “racer” and cycle commuter I have failed to find anything that is actually waterproof -and I’ve spent heaps -I can probably count 7 jackets currently in areas of my house and shed that have failed -often the product I buy is an “improved replacement version” of one recommended by others -the original being discontinued or changed. Thanks in advance.

yamricMay 5th, 2016 at 5:36 pm

As being one who lives in the pacific north west and a year round cyclist. I am not sure there truly is a waterproof jacket. Because we generate our own micro climate it is hard to stay dry rather than spend money on the jacket it would be better spent on Merino or Yak wool base layers. that will dry out faster and retain your warm even will it is wet. Personally I am using a Patagonia trail running jacket. I figure it is design for someone who is generating there own micro climate and for me it is dual purpose because I am doing more trail running than riding right now. Hope that helps.

Jeremiah DayJuly 28th, 2016 at 4:36 am

I have the same light. How are you keeping it charged? It doesn’t seem to charge well from hub dyno.

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