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Salsa Warbird Apex 1

Salsa Warbird Apex 1

Salsa Warbird Apex 1

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


  • Frame: Warbird Carbon V2
  • Fork: Waxwing Carbon
  • Front Derailleur: n/a
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex 1
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130, 11-42t
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1110
  • Crankset: SRAM Apex 1 X-Sync, 42t
  • Shifter: SRAM Apex 1
  • Brakes & Rotors: TRP Spyre-C, 160mm
  • 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 rimm
  • Tyres: Teravail Cannonball 700c x 42 mm, Durable
Frame Specs:
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, 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 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
Frame Geometry:
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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