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 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:
700c x 40mm Wheel/Tire Spec
- 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
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.
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 |
|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 |