2018 Salsa WARBIRD APEX 1

An aluminum frame gravel bike with mid-range components and mechanical disc brakes, priced at the low end of the WARBIRD model range. Compare the full range

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2018 Salsa WARBIRD APEX 1
MSRP$1,999
Weight21.0 lbs
SuspensionRigid
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Tires40c
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetApex
BrakesMechanical Disc
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Gearing

1 × 11 — 11 speed

WARBIRD APEX 1

33 mph

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36 mph

The WARBIRD APEX 1 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

The WARBIRD APEX 1 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


Reviews

May 2019

BIKEPACKING.com
Salsa Warbird 650b Review

Joe Cruz and Logan Watts tested the V4 Salsa Warbird 650b during their Appalachian Gravel Growler ride and beyond. Here’s the full review...

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February 2019

Road Bike Action
Shootout: Salsa Warbird Carbon vs. Donnelly G//C

Mid-priced gravel bike shootout

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November 2016

Bicycling
Adventure in Timeless Style on the Brooks Salsa Warbird

Brooks celebrates a big anniversary with a limited-edition Salsa gravel bike collaboration

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June 2016

VeloNews
Salsa Warbird Carbon Rival

Salsa was one of the first companies to embrace gravel riding, and the Warbird only bolsters its dedication to this relatively new category. Aside from

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Geometry

Sizing
51cm

4'11" – 5'3"

53cm

5'1" – 5'6"

55cm

5'4" – 5'9"

56cm

5'8" – 6'1"

58cm

5'10" – 6'3"

60cm

6'2" +


Specs
Build
Frame

Warbird Aluminum

BB StandardBB86/BB92, press-fit

Fork

Warbird Carbon

Rear Shock

N/A

Bottom Bracket

PressFit 41 x 86mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40

Stem

Salsa Guide

Handlebar

Salsa Cowbell 3

Saddle

WTB Volt Sport

Seatpost

Promax 27.2 x 350mm

Grips

Salsa Gel Bar Tape

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex Long Cage

Front Derailleur

N/A

Crank

SRAM Apex XSYNC 42t

Shifters

SRAM Apex

Cassette

SunRace CSMS7 11-42

Chain

SRAM PC 1110

Brakes

Avid BB7, G2CS rotors, 160mm

Wheels
Rims

Hayes Charger Comp 700c, 100 x 15mm thru-axle

Tires

Maxxis Rambler 700c x 40mm 60 tpi EXO

Disk Rotors

74mm post mount, 140–160mm

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