Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts 2020 Warbirds

Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts 2020 Warbirds – by Guitar Ted

Salsa Cycles has released the images for their 2020 line up of Warbird bikes. This is largely a color update here, as the Warbird received a major frame and fork redesign last season. The big news for 2020 is the GRX components featured on some of the bikes in the range.

Salsa Cycles GRX 810 Warbird
Salsa Cycles Warbird GRX 810

Featuring several bikes with the new GRX components which Shimano introduced last year, (and which Riding Gravel is still reviewing), the new Warbirds still have all the salient features of the range introduced last year. Big tire clearances, dual wheel size capabilities, lots of accessory attachment points, and the Class V VRS vibration damping system.

The new line up is dominated by the Shimano group, as mentioned, with three out of the five models offered being spec’d with the component giant’s newest group. The mechanical GRX 800 group is on the bike shown above. Following is a look at the other GRX bikes.

Warbird GRX 810 Di2
Warbird GRX 600

Of course, there are some SRAM Apex offerings as well. Let’s take a look there….

Warbird SRAM Apex 1 in white….
…..and the Apex 1 in Light Blue.

There is also a frame and fork offered which is matte/gloss black.

The MSRP pricing for the U.S.A. is as follows:

Warbird Carbon GRX 810 Di2 700c – Pink – MSRP $5699.00

Warbird Carbon GRX 810 700c – Black – MSRP $4099.00

Warbird Carbon GRX 600 700c – Dark Blue MSRP $3199.00

Warbird Carbon Apex 700c – Light Blue or White – MSRP $2599.00

Warbird Carbon Frameset – Black – MSRP $1999.00

Based upon the information we received from Salsa Cycles the availability of these 2020 models should be sometime late in February at most Salsa Cycles dealers.

NOTE: Information and images used for this article were provided by Salsa Cycles.


Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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4 thoughts on “Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts 2020 Warbirds

      1. I’ve asked Salsa along with many other people and the answer from them it’s too close. You can look at the Salsa Q&A for the Warbird and read it yourself. Glad you have one and hopefully you do not encounter any issues. Lots of great frames out there that have no clearance issues.

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