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    warbird looks like an awesome road bike!

    i was looking on salsas page and saw that the only real difference was 3cm on wheelbase and 1.5 degrees on the head angle. has anybody else thought about this? i cant be the only one and i know im not crazy. i know it says its a gravel bike but with different tires it would be an awesome roadbike for choppy roads to me. what does everybody else think?

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    Yeah. I agree. It would be an awesome fat tire road bike. You could ride it with big smooth fatties on cobbles too. I also like the Colossal too, and because of disc wheels you can easily put 650b wheels on there and run even wider tires on either bike!

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    My first thoughts on the Warbird as a "tour-ready" light but heavy-duty road bike, but think that for paved duty the Colossal will be a better rig. Depending on your roads/hills the Warbird might be better for you - but for the NorCal/Bay Area the Colossal has me drooling...
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    i need to look at the colossal again but the warbird gets the nod for the name alone. lol jk

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallicjester View Post
    i need to look at the colossal again but the warbird gets the nod for the name alone. lol jk
    Agreed!

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    1.5 degrees of head angle and 3cm of wheelbase is a big difference in feeling and would definitely feel sluggish compared to true road geometry (my Seven Elium and Casseroll are about that far apart in geometry). If you are willing to trade quick steering for stability then the Warbird will work nicely on the road. If you want to carve corners then the colossal geo will be a better fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djw View Post
    If you want to carve corners then the colossal geo will be a better fit.
    I agree - with the roads we have around here, the Colossal ought to be a nice riding bike that would be a great long-distance bike or light tourer... Thinking that a trip down the coast highway in the near future will be in my plans if I grab one of them...
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    I put my warbird on order the other day, man I cant wait for it to come in. Me and a buddy are planning on riding them on all the dirt roads in the forrest, witch is just down the road from my house. I also plan on building up another set of wheels to have a set of road tires on! Hopefully this will be a good all around bike for gravel, road, and a little cross thrown in for good measure!

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