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Salsa Warbird carbon gravel frameset 650B/700C black

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  • Warbird
    Gravel Racing / Fireroad Riding / Road Riding

    Warbird is our gravel race bike, designed to provide smooth performance on the roughest surfaces. It was built off years of experience racing in some of the nation’s premier gravel events like the Almanzo 100, Dirty Kanza 200, and 340-mile Trans Iowa.

    Class 5 VRS
    The Class 5 Vibration Reduction System has specially shaped seatstays with a tall, thin, vertically oriented profile that promotes vertical compliance by allowing the seatstays to "flex" outwards on impacts. The horizontally oriented chainstays work to resist torque and maintain a laterally stiff rear end. The seatstays and chainstays lack bridges, furthering the full length of the stays to contribute to flexibility. And a rear thru-axle delivers precise tracking while allowing the seatstays to provide that incredible compliance.

    Interior Junction Control Molding Technology
    We use internal molds at all the main front triangle junctions during layup and curing. This allows for precise control of wall thickness and inner wall smoothness in these areas. This process increases compaction and reduces voids and wrinkles in critical high-stress zones. The end result is a top-quality carbon frame that delivers consistent high performance.

    Warbird Geometry
    Warbird features the latest evolution of our already industry-leading gravel racing geometry. Warbird places the rider in a position that can be maintained for hours on end over bumpy B-roads and loose surfaces, drastically reducing fatigue. A low bottom bracket and stable wheelbase help keep the tires planted and boost confidence. Long toptubes, paired with short stems, provide increased stability at high speed and on rough descents.

    Waxwing Deluxe Fork
    This full-carbon fork utilizes a 12 x 100mm thru-axle for true tracking and flat mount brake for quick setup. Most importantly, the fork includes an incredible array of accessory features:
    • Three-Pack mounts accept either water bottle cages or Anything Cages for increased hydration or gear carrying capacity
    • Mid-blade mounts allow the attachment of our Down Under Low Rider Rack for front pannier use
    • Internal Dynamo Hub Cable Routing means clean cable routing for those upgrading to dynamo front hubs
    • Fender mounts mean more pleasant riding in rainy weather, allowing you to tack on more training miles

    700c x 40mm Wheel/Tire Spec
    For faster acceleration and overall speed

    Dual Wheel Size Compatible
    Warbird fits up to 700c x 45mm OR 650b x 2.0" wheels/tires. We offer models with each spec so you can choose the wheel size that best meets your needs, or set up a second wheel set so your Warbird is optimized for the race course at hand.

    Integrated Toptube Bag Mount
    Bolt on your Salsa EXP Series Toptube Bag for secure connection and elimination of strap wear

    Generous Water Bottle Capacity
    Helps you stay hydrated during ultra-endurance training rides and races. 2–3 bottle mounts inside main triangle (56cm and above receive 3), 1 accessory mount on underside of downtube, 2 bottle mounts possible on fork via Three-Pack mounts.

    Internal Sleeved Cable Routing
    Internal tubes guide housing through the frame, simplifying setup and maintenance.

    Refined Drivetrain Compatibility
    Designed to accept 1x, 2x, and current electronic offerings.

    Stealth Dropper Post Compatible
    Accepts 27.2mm dropper posts when running 1x set ups for more confident descending at high speeds on rough, unpredictable gravel roads.

    Fender Mounts
    Fenders allow for longer, more pleasant rides in wet weather.

    Rear Rack Friendly
    Compatible with the Salsa Wanderlust Rack when using the optional Salsa Rack-Lock seat collar.

    Max Tire OD: 700c: 716mm
    650b: 696mm
    Design Wheel/Tire Size: 622 - 32 (700 x 32mm)
    Alternate Wheel/Tire Size: 622 – 32-45 (700c x 32–45mm / 1.2–1.8”)
    584 – 47-51 (650b x 47mm–51mm / 1.85–2.0”)
    Suspension Fork Length (Travel): 427mm axle-to-crown (40mm travel)
    Rigid Fork Length: 405mm
    Fork Offset: 50mm
    Headset-Upper: IS41
    Headset-Lower: IS52
    Seatpost: 27.2mm
    Seat Collar: 32.0mm
    Bottom Bracket: BB86 PressFit
    Crankset: 1x: 44t max; 2x: 52/36t max, 46/30t minimum
    Rear Brake (Rotor): Flat mount 140, 140–160mm, flat mount frame standard 20mm thickness, 27mm bolt length
    Rear Spacing: 142mm
    Rear Axle: M12 x 167L, TP = 1.5, TL = 20mm
    Derailleur Hanger: Hanger 465, QBP# FS2322
    Fender Mounts: Yes
    Rack Mounts: Yes, universal rack rear compatible, Salsa Post-Lock seat collar required, Salsa Wanderlust Rack recommended
    Water Bottle Mounts: Frames up to 54cm: 2 in main triangle, frames 56cm and larger: 3 in main triangle
    Downtube Accessory Mount: Yes, one pair
    Toptube Mounts: Yes, compatible with Salsa Toptube bag
    Stem Clamp: Ø28.6mm
    Crown Race: Integrated SHIS 40, 36° angle
    Front Brake (Rotor): Flat mount 160, flat mount rear standard, 35mm thickness, 42mm bolt length
    Front Spacing: 100mm
    Front Thru-Axle: M12 x 120L, TP = 1.5, TL = 12mm
    Three-Pack Mounts: One mount per fork leg
    Rack Mounts: 165mm Lowrider compatible, Salsa Down Under rack recommended


    Size 49cm 52.5cm 54.5cm 56cm 57.5cm 59cm 61cm
    Recommended Rider Height 142cm–157cm 155cm–165cm 162cm–173cm 170cm–180cm 178–188cm 185–193 cm 190cm–UP
    A. Toptube Effective 499mm 525mm 545mm 560mm 575mm 590mm 610mm
    B. Seat Tube Length 390.0mm 440mm 475mm 510mm 520mm 545mm 570mm
    C. Headtube Angle 71.0° 70.75° 70.75° 70.75° 70.75° 70.75° 70.75°
    D. Seat Tube Angle 75.0° 74.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73° 72.5°
    E. BB Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
    F. Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
    G. Headtube Length 90mm 120mm 140mm 160mm 180mm 200mm 220mm
    H. Fork Length 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm
    J. Fork Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
    K. Wheelbase 996.14mm 1011.96mm 1022.39mm 1038.21mm 1054.03mm 1069.85mm 1084.54mm
    M. Stack 517.85mm 547.09mm 565.97mm 584.85mm 603.73mm 622.61mm 641.50mm
    N. Reach 360.24mm 368.13mm 371.97mm 381.19mm 390.42mm 399.65mm 407.74mm
    P. Standover 670.20mm 714.48mm 744.30mm 770.11mm 785.96mm 808.40mm 830.55mm
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    • 1x Salsa Warbird Carbon Gravel Frame
    • 1x Salsa Waxwing Carbon Deluxe Fork
    • 2x Salsa Thru-Axle (front + rear)
    • 1x Cane Creek 40 Headset
    • 1x Salsa Saddlepost clamp
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