Salsa Cycles just announced the Warbird V4, a reboot of their original gravel bike, at Dirty Kanza. Here’s a sneak peek into Warbird v4 featuring tons of mounts, dynamo cable routing, and more.

Posted by Logan Watts

We tested a pair of Warbirds on the Green Mountain Gravel Growler just a couple years back and were quite impressed at what this bike could do. Now Salsa has announced a new version of the Warbird that ups the ante and adds more utility. Here are a few pics along with the full set of specs from Salsa:

  • Salsa Warbird v4, Dirty Kanza
  • Salsa Warbird v4, Dirty Kanza
  • Salsa Warbird v4, Dirty Kanza
  • Salsa Warbird v4, Dirty Kanza

Warbird V4 Specs and upgrades (from Salsa)

  • High Modulus Carbon Fiber Frame and Fork – 100 grams frame weight savings while adding new features
  • NEW Gravel Race Geometry – longer toptubes on most sizes for increased front/center provides increased stability at high speeds
  • Increased Size Range – new 49cm size provides better fit to smaller riders; 7 sizes total, 49cm -61cm
  • Dual Wheel Size Compatible – 700c x 45mm or 650b x 2.1”
  • Excellent Water Capacity – 2-3 bottle mounts inside the main triangle (56cm and above receive 3 mounts inside the main triangle), and 1 accessory/bottle mount under the downtube
  • Suspension Fork Compatible – with currently available gravel forks
  • Drivetrain Compatiblity – refined for 1x, 2x, and all current electronic offerings
  • Flat Mount Brake Compatibility – hydraulic and mechanical, 140mm min. rotor size
  • Toptube Bag Bosses – for use with Salsa EXP Series Toptube Bag; for secure connection and elimination of strap wear
  • Internal Dropper Routing – 27.2mm diameter post, when running a 1x drivetrain
  • Fender Mounts – more pleasant riding in wet weather
  • Rear Rack Compatible – using Salsa Rack-Lock Seat Collar and Wanderlust Rear Rack
  • Improved Power Transfer – updated chainstay, bottom bracket, and downtube design transfers rider power more efficiently
  • 2nd Generation Class 5 Vibration Reduction System – the same incredible rear end compliance tuned per size
  • Improved Standover Height – lower toptube for improved rider fit
  • Fully Internal Cable Routing – internal tubes guide housing through the frame

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