New Salsa Warroad for Imperfect Pavement

Salsa Cycles just announced the newest bike in their all-road lineup, the Warroad, a road bike that can comfortably veer off pavement.

Salsa just announced something a little different. In a departure from the unending race for more tire clearance, it announced the Warroad. Salsa calls it an endurance allroad bike, it features endurance road geometry and will clear clear 700c x 35mm or 650b x 2.1” tires. It also weight just 4 lb. 2 oz. for a frameset, including the headset, seatpost collar, and axles. It’ll accept 1x or 2x drivetrains, and is Di2 compatible, so there are plenty of options for building a bike up. It’s also dropper post compatible and features flat-mount brakes and sleeved internal cable routing for a very clean look.

Warroad VS. Warbird

The obvious question here is how does it differ from the Warbird? To start, the all-new Warroad is intended for road riding with excursions onto gravel as a side dish. Comparatively, the Warbird is a dedicated gravel rig.

What does that actually boil down to? Comparing the two side by side, the Warroad’s 71° head tube angle is just a little steeper than the 70.75° angle on the Warbird. Additionally, the Warroad’s chainstays are 15mm shorter (at 415mm vs 430mm), and it has 2mm more bottom bracket drop (at 72mm vs 70mm).

A few things you can’t see have also changed. The engineers at Salsa have built the Warroad to be torsionally stiffer than the Warbird in the bottom bracket, head tube, seatstays, and chainstays. The result is a frame with increased pedaling efficiency and has snappier handling, at the cost of off-road compliance and comfort.

Warroad Features

  • Class 5™ Vibration Reduction System (VRS)
  • Three bottle mounts on 56-61cm frames
  • Two bottle mounts on 49-55cm frames
  • Bottle/accessory mount on underside of the down tube
  • Mounts for EXP Series Toptube pack
  • Clearance for 700c x 35mm or 650b x 2.1” tires.
  • Full fender mounts
  • Accommodates 1x and 2x drivetrains (Di2 compatible)
  • Fork has three-pack mounts, full fender coverage, and internal routing for Dynamo light cables

Warroad Builds & Pricing

The Warroad comes in four different complete builds and a frameset only option. Regardless of build it’s available in seven sizes (49cm, 52.5cm, 54.5cm, 56cm, 57.5cm, 59cm, and 61cm). Prices range from $1,999 for a frameset only to $4,399 for the Force 1 650 or Ultegra 700 complete builds. A “Deluxe” model of the fork comes on the frameset and the two higher-end builds.

Warroad Carbon Force 1 650 – $4,399

  • FORK:Warroad Carbon Deluxe
  • REAR DERAILLEUR:SRAM Force 1
  • CASSETTE:XG1150, 10-42t
  • CHAIN:PC1110
  • CRANKSET:SRAM Force 1, 42t
  • SHIFTER:SRAM Force 1
  • BRAKES AND ROTORS:SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • HEADSET:Cane Creek 40
  • STEM:Salsa Guide
  • HANDLEBAR:Salsa Cowbell Deluxe
  • BAR TAPE:MSW HBT-300
  • SEATPOST:Salsa Guide Deluxe
  • SADDLE:WTB Volt 135 Race
  • FRONT WHEEL:WTB KOM Light i23 x 650b, 28h, tubeless ready
  • REAR WHEEL:WTB KOM Light i23 x 650b, 28h, tubeless ready
  • TIRES:WTB Byway 650b x 47mm tanwall, Distance+, tubeless ready

Warroad Carbon Ultegra 700 – $4,399

  • FORK:Warroad Carbon Deluxe
  • REAR DERAILLEUR:Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR:Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • CASSETTE:Shimano R7000, 11-32t
  • CHAIN:Ultegra HG701-11
  • CRANKSET:Ultegra R8000, 50/34t
  • SHIFTER:Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • BRAKES AND ROTORS:Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic, 160mm rotors
  • HEADSET:Cane Creek 40
  • STEM:Salsa Guide
  • HANDLEBAR:Salsa Cowbell Deluxe
  • BAR TAPE:MSW HBT-300
  • SEATPOST:Salsa Guide Deluxe
  • SADDLE:WTB Volt 135 Race
  • FRONT WHEEL:WTB KOM Light i23 x 700c, 28h
  • REAR WHEEL:WTB KOM Light i23 x 700c
  • TIRES:WTB Exposure 700c x 30mm tanwall, Distance+, tubeless ready

Warroad Carbon 105 650 – $3,399

  • FORK:Warroad Carbon
  • REAR DERAILLEUR:Shimano 105 R7000
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR:Shimano 105 R7000
  • CASSETTE:Shimano 105 R7000, 11-32t
  • CHAIN:Shimano HG601
  • CRANKSET:Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34t
  • SHIFTER:Shimano 105 R7000
  • BRAKES AND ROTORS:Shimano 105 R7000 Hydraulic, 160mm rotors
  • HEADSET:Cane Creek 40
  • STEM:Salsa Guide
  • HANDLEBAR:Salsa Cowbell
  • BAR TAPE:MSW HBT-300
  • SEATPOST:Salsa Guide
  • SADDLE:WTB Volt 135 Race
  • FRONT WHEEL:WTB ST i23 x 650b, 28h, tubeless ready
  • REAR WHEEL:WTB ST i23 x 650b, 28h, tubeless ready
  • TIRES:WTB Byway 650b x 47mm tanwall, Dual DNA, tubeless ready

Warroad Carbon Tiagra 650 – $2,399

  • FORK:Warroad Carbon
  • REAR DERAILLEUR:Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR:Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • CASSETTE:Shimano HG500-10, 11-34t
  • CHAIN:Shimano HG54
  • CRANKSET:Shimano Tiagra 4700, 50/34t
  • SHIFTER:Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • BRAKES AND ROTORS:Description
  • HEADSET:Cane Creek 40
  • STEM:Salsa Guide
  • HANDLEBAR:Salsa Cowbell
  • BAR TAPE:MSW HBT-300
  • SEATPOST:Salsa Guide
  • SADDLE:WTB Volt 135 Race
  • FRONT WHEEL:WTB ST i23 x 650b, 28h, tubeless ready
  • REAR WHEEL:WTB ST i23 x 650b, 28h, tubeless ready
  • TIRES:WTB Byway 650b x 47mm tanwall, Dual DNA, tubeless ready
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