2022 Salsa Warbird Carbon Apex 1

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Tame the toughest terrain with Warbirds Class 5™ VRS-equipped high-modulus carbon fiber frameset and SRAMs sure-shifting Apex 1 drivetrain. As the industrys first gravel race bike, Warbird is designed and built to provide control, comfort, and speed when the going gets rough.


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 top tubes paired with short stems provide increased stability at high speed and on rough descents

  4. Waxwing Fork

    This fork features carbon construction with an aluminum steerer and utilizes a 12 x 100 mm 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

  5. 700c x 42 mm Wheel/Tire Spec

    For faster acceleration and overall speed

  6. Dual Wheel Size Compatible

    Warbird fIt's up to 700c x 45 mm OR 650b x 2.1" 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

  7. Integrated Toptube Bag Mount

    Bolt on your Salsa EXP Series Top Tube Bag for secure connection and elimination of strap wear

  8. Generous Water Bottle Capacity

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

  9. Internal Sleeved Cable Routing

    Internal tubes guide housing through the frame, simplifying setup and maintenance

  10. Refined Drivetrain Compatibility

    Designed to accept 1x, 2x, and current electronic offerings

  11. Stealth Dropper Post Compatible

    Accepts 27.2 mm dropper posts for more confident descending at high speeds on rough, unpredicatable gravel roads. Internal stealth routing when running 1x setups

  12. Fender Mounts

    Fenders allow for longer, more pleasant rides in wet weather

  13. Rear Rack Friendly

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

Build Kit

Frame Warbird Carbon V2
Fork Waxwing
Color Light Blue
Rear Shock n/a


Front Der n/a
Rear Der SRAM Apex 1
Cassette SRAM PG 1130, 11-42t
Chain SRAM PC 1110
Crankset SRAM Apex 1 X-Sync, 42t
Shifter SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical
Brakes & Rotors TRP Spyre-C Flat Mount, 160 mm rotors


Headset Cane Creek 40
Stem Salsa Guide
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell
Grips MSW Anti-Slip Gel
Seatpost Salsa Guide
Saddle WTB Volt Sport


Front Wheel WTB Serra 12 x 100 mm hub, WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 28h 700c rim
Rear Wheel WTB Serra 12 x 142 mm hub, WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 28h 700c rim
Tires Teravail Cannonball 700c x 42 mm, Durable, Tubeless-Ready


Bike Weight 21 lbs 9 oz for 56cm


Stem Length 70mm 70mm 80mm 90mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 38cm 38cm 40cm 42cm 44cm 44cm 46cm
Seatpost Offset 18mm 18mm 18mm 18mm 18mm 18mm 18mm


Click for Geometry Chart

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 47-51mm / 1.85-2.0") "
Suspension Fork Length (Travel):
427mm axle-to-crown (40mm travel)
Rigid Fork Length:
Fork Offset:
Seat Collar:
Bottom Bracket:
BB86 PressFit
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:
Rear Axle:
M12 x 167L, TP = 1.5, TL = 20mm
Derailleur Hanger:
Hanger 465, QBP# FS2322
Fender Mounts:
Yes, required fender hardware included
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:
Crown Race:
Integrated SHIS 40, 36° angle
Front Brake (Rotor):
Flat mount 160, flat mount rear standard, 35mm thickness, 42mm bolt length
Front Spacing:
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
Shipping dimensions:
55 x 9 x 31
Shipping Weight:
40 lbs