Best Of The Best… ‘Top Gear’ Of The Year

Gravel Road Race Bike — Salsa ushered in a new genre with its War Bird, a bike built for riding hard on long, bumpy dirt and gravel roads.

One of our editors saddled up on the Warbird Ti for Minnesota’s famous Almanzo 100 gravel race, citing the bike “handled perfectly, tracking straight through short sandy sections like a boss.”

See our full review of this bike on GearJunkie.


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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.