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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Salsa Warroad. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
16 reasons to buy
- The Salsa Warroad is available in five sizes, for riders 4'6" and up.
- There are eight build options available for the Warroad. This allows riders to choose a bike that fits their budget and has the components they prefer.
- The bike has a slack head tube angle and long fork offset, giving riders greater stability over rough terrain.
- The 71 degrees head tube angle, stiff bottom bracket and short chainstay increase climbing efficiency when riding the Salsa Warroad.
- The bike fits both 650b and 700c wheel and tire options, creating a bike capable of road riding and gravel grinding.
- The Warroad utilizes Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System that promotes flex in the seatstays before reaching the seat post, creating a more comfortable ride.
- Experts noted the padded WTB saddle that comes on the bike is comfortable.
- The bike has room for up to three water bottles in frames 56 cm and up. All smaller frames can hold two water bottles.
- Experts found the bottom bracket surprisingly quiet for a press-fit bottom bracket.
- The Warroad accepts a 27.2mm dropper post, for those that want to get their seat out of the way on long descents.
- Cables are internally routed for a clean appearance. This includes internal routing through the fork for a dynamo hub.
- The Cowbell Deluxe handlebars are flared. They offer riders numerous riding positions for increased comfort on climbs, flats and descents.
- The rear dropouts and fork taper for a smoother ride.
- Salsa includes mounts for a front rack, rear rack and mounts on the fork for securing bags or gear for touring.
- The top tube has mounts for mounting top tube bags, including Salsa’s EXP Series bags.
- Salsa offers buyers a five-year warranty on the frame and a three-year warranty on the fork.
3 reasons not to buy
- Experts agree that the descents on loose gravel can be sketchy, due to the Warroad’s short wheelbase.
- There is minimal clearance between the fork and tire. This can be dangerous riding off-road terrain on the bike.
- One expert found that the Warroad’s vertical stiffness caused discomfort on long rides.