2023 Salsa Warbird Carbon Frameset
Warbird C Force eTap AXS Wide is a high-tech gravel race rig. The carbon frame features our Class 5™ VRS, cutting down on the harsh bumps that take a toll on your body. Warbird's geometry emphasizes stability and comfort, for a smooth ride feel you'll be thankful for on long days in challenging conditions. Plentiful frame and fork mounts mean you can bring everything from extra bottles to a bikepacking kit on your rides. SRAM's Force eTap AXS Wide group is a wide-range 2 x 12 system with the ease of wireless electronic shifting. Saddle up and chase podiums on the best gravel race bike we've ever made.
Class 5 VRSThe Class 5™ Vibration Reduction System revolves around seatstays with a tall, thin, vertically-oriented profile that promotes vertical compliance by allowing the seatstays to "flex" outwards on impacts. Horizontally-oriented chainstays work to resist torque and maintain a laterally stiff rear end. The lack of seatstay and chainstay bridges allows the full length of the stays to contribute to flexibility. A rear thru-axle delivers precise tracking while allowing the seatstays to provide incredible compliance
Interior Junction Control Molding TechnologyWe 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 GeometryWarbird 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
Waxwing Deluxe ForkThis full-carbon fork 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
700c x 42 mm Wheel/Tire SpecThe 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
Dual Wheel Size CompatibleWarbird fits up to 700c x 45 mm 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 MountBolt on your Salsa EXP Series Top Tube Bag for secure connection and elimination of strap wear
Generous Water Bottle CapacityHelps 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
Internal Sleeved Cable RoutingInternal tubes guide housing through the frame, simplifying setup and maintenance
Refined Drivetrain CompatibilityDesigned to accept 1x, 2x, and current electronic offerings
Stealth Dropper Post CompatibleAccepts 27.2 mm dropper posts for more confident descending at high speeds on rough, unpredicatable gravel roads. Internal stealth routing when running 1x setups
Fender MountsFenders allow for longer, more pleasant rides in wet weather
Rear Rack FriendlyCompatible with the Salsa Wanderlust Rack when using the optional Salsa Rack-Lock seat collarOn-Bike Storage: Carry more on your bike and less on your body. Our frames and forks feature mounts for extra bottles, camping gear, and ride accessories.