Warbird C Rival XPLR eTap AXS is built to tame the toughest terrain, with a Class 5™ VRS-equipped high-modulus carbon fiber frameset. On-bike cargo features let you gear up for long days of riding far from anywhere. SRAM’s sure-shifting Rival XPLR eTap AXS drivetrain is a technological marvel with loads of gear range. As the industry’s first gravel race bike, Warbird is designed and built to provide control, comfort, and speed when the going gets rough.
The Class 5™ Vibration Reduction System has specially shaped seatstays with a tall, thin, vertically oriented profile that promotes vertical compliance by allowing the seatstays to "flex" outwards on impacts. The horizontally oriented chainstays work to resist torque and maintain a laterally stiff rear end. The seatstays and chainstays lack bridges, furthering the full length of the stays to contribute to flexibility. And a rear thru-axle delivers precise tracking while allowing the seatstays to provide that incredible compliance