Always has to be a haterz - and i hated mine, sorry and to be fair it is designed to be loaded up with a lot of kit while i used mine unladen mostly.
I rode mine unloaded and it was easily the most over rated bike i have bought - and the last bought on internet reports of a bike.
I found it heavy - too heavy compared to a road bike for err, road speed
And then far to ridged for offroad, it was awfull compared to the Karate Monkey frameset i sold to build it (the build is back on a KM and loving it) i was just sore after every ride, shaken to bits off road - i blame the straight fork.
When i sold the frameset and blogged about it a load of guys posted up the same views about the same opinion of it as i had - on said Fargo? go far away from me! which made me giggle a bit.
Sold it at a big loss too, was no interest in it for ages yet it was minted, went in private sale for under half price. No way was it worth £500 for the frameset. Very dissapointed in the end, be the last Salsa i buy.
Some Fargo owning friends (Steve M and others) mentioned the bars - i used Salsa Bell Laps, but some of those guys that also disliked it said they had tried all types including Woodchippers of and still found it an unforgiving brute.
So least i know i am not alone in not getting on with one - yet some friends swear by them.
Horses for Course
Doing a bit of Rough Stuff on my Big Brothers old 1987 Peugeot Triathlon which i stuffed some 32mm cx tyres on, nice and bendy frameset and fly`s on the road, a giggle to ride and i have relised why - i have no high expectations of this old road bike but i did for the Fargo. and as a free hand me down with a pair of £24 tyres i love it way more than the Fargo
Here is the blog post comments i had on other ex Fargo owners, but don`t be put off if you have your heart set on one