Salsa have launched their 2020 Warroad range. Read the press release below for all the details on the bike, as well as the different models and colours available.
The Warroad is Salsa’s endurance road bike, which should perform equally well both on- and off-road. It’s made for riders who don’t define a ride based on the terrain on which they ride. So, the Warroad should be very adaptable in terms of rider preferences and terrain. According to Salsa, the geometry is tailored toward an endurance road bike while also introducing new features to the road bike segment.
With 650 x 47B tires, the Warroad promises to be well equipped for off-road riding, but it will also accommodate 700 x 28C tires for a more a responsive endurance road bike feel, or 700 x 35C for fast and aggressive hero-gravel racing. With a head angle of 71° and a chainstay length of 415 mm, the Warroad should offer responsive handling as well as quick acceleration. The fork is equipped with three bottle cage bosses on either side for additional water bottles, anything-cages or low-rider pannier racks. According to Salsa, the fork has enough clearance for up to 700 x 30C or 650 x 42B tires with mudguards, and you also have the option of internal cable routing for a dynamo hub.
Overview of the different frame colours
The frame is equipped with Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System, bosses for three to four bottle cages — depending on the frame size — as well as bosses for bolting a bag directly to the top tube. Salsa’s claimed weight of the 56 cm frame-set is 2 kg, including headset, seat post clamp and axles (12 x 100/12 x 142 mm). According to the manufacturer’s specs, the Warroad is suitable for 1x, 2x, AXS and Di2 drivetrains and is able to accommodate a hydraulic dropper post with all 1x or Di2 groupsets. The brakes get bolted on via the flat-mount standard and the cables are routed internally.
Compared to the Warbird, which is designed to be as stable as possible, the Warroad was designed with agile handling in mind. With tire clearance for up to 700 x 45C or 650 x 51B tires, the Warbird is made for events like the Dirty Kanza. The Warroad, on the other hand, is made for riders who predominantly ride on paved surfaces. Great news for small riders: the Warroad is said to be the most compact all-road bike in Salsa’s lineup.
The 2020 Warroad will be available in a total of seven complete versions and as a frame-set.
- Warroad Carbon Force AXS 5.899 $
- Warroad Carbon Ultegra 4.099 $
- Warroad Carbon 105 700C 3.199 $
- Warroad Carbon 105 650B 3.199 $
- Warroad Carbon Apex 1 700C 2.599 $
- Warroad Carbon Apex 1 650B 2.599 $
- Warroad Carbon Tiagra 650B 1.999 $
- Warroad Rahmenset 1.999 $
For more information on the Salsa Warroad, visit salsa.com
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