Posted by Logan Watts
Salsa Cycles just introduced new models into their 2020 Warbird lineup. There are four new build kits, each with 700c wheels and tires. For whatever reason, Salsa decided to refrain from offering a new 650B build, which I was a little surprised by after enjoying that configuration while riding one during our review period last year. But fret not, the current 650B build is still a part of their lineup and will continue to be available, according to Salsa. You can also pick up a frameset for $1,999 and build it up in road plus mode, should you be interested. All told, there are 11 Warbird models available.
As for paint, Salsa introduced new pink, gloss black, dark blue, powder blue, and off white schemes, each with various color splashes in the typical “midwest gravel” motif. Note that you can still get a matte black frameset, too.
Otherwise, the 2020 Salsa Warbird frame hasn’t changed. It still has clearance for 700C x 45mm and 650B x 51mm (27.5 x 2.0″) tires. Other features include the Class 5 VRS system, seven pairs of bottle mounts (two of which are three-pack), a Waxwing Deluxe fork with three pack mounts, and race+tour geometry. They all are specced with Teravail 700c x 42mm Cannonball tires, Cowbell drop bars, and WTB Volt saddles. Here are a few details on each of the builds.
2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 810 Di2
The top of the line Warbird Carbon GRX 810 Di2 gets all the carbon trimmings, including a Carbon Cowbell bar and a Salsa Guide Carbon seatpost. It also gets higher-end DT Swiss CR 1600 wheels with aluminum rims and a Shimano GRX 810 Di2 package with a 48/31 2x chainring combo. The GRX 810 Di2 model retails for $5,699. Find out more over at SalsaCycles.com.
2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 810
The 2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 810 comes in gloss black and has a similar spec to the Di2 model, but without the carbon bars and seatpost, and a slightly lower grade C1800 wheelset. The GRX 810 model retails for $4,099. Find out more over at SalsaCycles.com.
2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 600
The 2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 600 comes in dark blue with slightly lower end RX600 shifters, RX400 brakes, and WTB Speedterra/i23 wheels. The GRX 600 model retails for $3,199. Find out more over at SalsaCycles.com.
2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon Apex 1
The 2020 Salsa Warbird Apex 1 build comes in either light blue or off white and gets a SRAM Apex 1x 42T x 11-42T drivetrain with TRP Spyre-C flat mount brakes and a WTB Serra/i23 wheelset. The Apex 1 models retail for $2,599. Find out more over at SalsaCycles.com.