Salsa Warbird Carbon Frameset


GRAVEL RACING / FIREROAD RIDING / ROAD RIDING Warbird is our gravel race bike, 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. Warbird is designed to survive and thrive on anything from the often-hazardous B-roads that make up much of the Midwest gravel scene to the fire roads that climb to the heavens on the coastlines. Riding a Warbird only improves your chances of a podium finish. Frameset only.

  • 51cm
  • 53cm
  • 55cm
  • 56cm
  • 58cm


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 interior 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
As the demands of gravel racing grew in scope, so too did the need for a re-examination of what was and wasn’t working with the bicycles riders were using at the time. The result was the first modern gravel-racing-specific bike. Warbird places the rider in a position that can be maintained for hours on end over bumpy B-roads and shifting surfaces, drastically reducing fatigue. A low bottom bracket and a stable wheelbase help keep tires planted without robbing speed.

Warbird Carbon Fork
Full carbon fork with a tapered 1-1/8 to 1-1/4” steerer tube for superior tracking and ride quality. Massive 46mm tire clearance for muddy B-road conditions. 15 x 100mm thru-axle and Salsa designed carbon layup for frame matching compliance. 74mm post-mount style brake mount. 140 to 160mm disc brake rotor compatible. Hidden fender mounts Massive Tire & Mud Clearance The Warbird can fit up to 44mm tires, 38mm with fenders, and still have plenty of room to keep you moving on a muddy B-Road

Internal Cable Routing
Internal cable routing through the downtube, then along the chainstays. Brake routing is external along the downtube and chainstay for easy maintenance. Can be run internally with 1x setups. Frames can be run with full housing internally, cables only, or Di2 routing. Front derailleur cover plate exists to keep frame looking stellar with 1x setups

Full-Length Cable Housing
Improved performance in poor conditions. Drivetrain cable housing is run through the downtube for clean routing and to keep shifting protected. Brake routing is external for easy maintenance; can be run internally with 1x setups

Triple Water Bottle Capacity
Each size can carry up to 3 water bottles on the frame

Hidden Fender Mounts
The option for protection from the elements is there when you need it, but the attachment points are tucked away to maintain the pure race bike look

Design Wheel/Tire Size
700c x 44mm

Rigid Fork Length

Fork Offset




Seat Collar

Front Derailleur Type
Bottom pull

Front Derailleur Mount

Bottom Bracket
PressFit 41 x 86mm

2x: 39/53t max, 1x: 46t max

Rear Brake (Rotor)
74mm post mount, 140–160mm

Rear Spacing

Derailleur Hanger

Bottle Mounts
3 per frame

Fender Mounts
Yes (refer to Frame Fender Mount Instructions)

Stem Clamp

Crown Race

Front Brake (Rotor)
74mm post mount (140–160mm)

Front Spacing
100 x 15mm thru-axle

Front Thru-Axle
Ti: 15 x 125L, TP = 1.5, TL = 12mm

Front Fender Mounts
Yes (refer to Fork Fender Mount Instructions)

Additional information


51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 56cm, 58cm


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