Salsa Cycles just announced the newest bike in their all-road lineup, the Warroad, which features their new “Endurance Road Geometry” and is designed as a road bike that can comfortably veer off pavement. Read on for an overview of the new Warroad, along with details on build kits, pricing, and more…

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  • Quick Highlights
  • Angles (58cm): 71° Head tube, 73° Seat tube
  • Chainstay: 415mm
  • Bottom Bracket: BB86 PressFit
  • Hub Spacing: 12 x 142mm / 12 x 100mm
  • Frameset Weight: 4 lbs 2oz. / 1.87kg
  • Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
  • Max tire size: 700c x 35mm / 650b x 2.1”

In a departure from the unending race for the largest tire clearance possible, Salsa just announced the latest addition to their line of bikes, the Warroad. They call it their endurance all-road bike, and it features a new “Endurance Road Geometry,” specifically designed with long road rides that aren’t strictly limited to pavement in mind. As such, it’ll clear 700c x 35mm or 650b x 2.1” tires.

The Warroad’s carbon frameset weighs just 4 lb. 2 oz., including the headset, seatpost collar, and axles. It’ll accept 1x or 2x drivetrains, and is Di2 compatible, so you’ve got options, should you decide to build one up yourself. And it’s dropper post compatible with 1x or Di2. The front and rear thru-axles are spaced at 12 x 100mm (front) and 12 x 142mm (rear). It features flat-mount brakes and sleeved internal cable routing for an all-around clean look.

  • Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike
  • Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike

Warroad vs. Warbird

So, how does it differ from the Warbird, their flagship gravel bike? The all-new Warroad is intended for road riding with a bit of gravel on the side, whereas the Warbird is a dedicated gravel rig, with its longer wheelbase offering added stability. Comparing the two side by side, the Warroad’s 71° head tube angle is just a hair steeper than the 70.75° angle on the Warbird, the Warroad’s chainstays are 15mm shorter (at 415mm vs 430mm), and it has 2mm more bottom bracket drop (at 72mm vs 70mm). The engineers at Salsa have also built the Warroad to be torsionally stiffer than the Warbird in the bottom bracket juncture, head tube, seatstays, and chainstays, amounting to a frame that increases pedaling efficiency and has snappier handling, at the cost of some of the compliance and all-day comfort of the Warbird frame.

Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike

Warroad Frame/Fork Features

  • Class 5™ Vibration Reduction System (VRS)
  • Three bottle mounts on 56-61cm frames
  • Two bottle mounts on 49-55cm frames
  • Bottle or 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.
  • Fits Salsa Wanderlust rear rack using Salsa Rack-Lock
  • Full fender mounts
  • Accommodates 1x and 2x drivetrains (Di2 compatible)
  • Fork has three-pack mounts, low rider rack compatability, full fender coverage, and internal routing for Dynamo light cables

Builds, Sizing, and Prices

The Warroad comes in four different complete builds, as well as a frameset only option, and it’s available in seven sizes (49cm, 52.5cm, 54.5cm, 56cm, 57.5cm, 59cm, and 61cm) to suit most riders. All current versions of the Warroad are built around a carbon fiber frame and fork. Prices range from $1,999 for a frameset only to $4,399 for the Force 1 650 or Ultegra 700 complete builds. Note that Salsa specs a “Deluxe” model of the fork on the frameset and the two higher-end builds.

Warroad Carbon Force 1 650 – $4,399

Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike

  • 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

Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike

  • 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

Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike

  • 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

Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike

  • 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

Warroad Carbon Framseset – $1,999

Salsa Cycles Warroad, Endurance All-Road Bike

  • Fork: Warroad Carbon Deluxe
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40

Find additional details about the new Warroad at SalsaCycles.com, and some thoughts on its development from the Salsa team over on their culture blog.

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