|Yes- It is better.|
My friend, Ben Witt, told me a long time ago that it was something I'd like and he thought it was a better bike. Of course, he has taken the opportunity to say "I told ya so!", since I rode it at Bootleg Canyon and said I thought as much too. It does single track a lot better, and you can mount a front suspension device on it. This is significant for me.
There were these rides that used to happen, the Fargo Adventure Rides, and I think on just about every one of them, there was some point in the ride where I thought to myself or said out loud, "I wish this thing had suspension on it." So, I think the Gen 2 Fargo will be coming into the stable, and I'll be throwing a suspension fork on it, and then I'll have myself a great little single track capable adventure rig to go along with my gravel grinders.
Will I keep the old Fargo? Hmm.....that's tough. I love the way that bike fits me. I just drape across it so well, that I think it must have been custom made just for me. But, I don't know that I would ride it all that much after getting Fargo Gen II. I have an idea about this, but I will wait to spring that on ya'all later.
For now, count me as one of the converted!