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Salsa Confluence 1.1 Drop Bar Apex 1

Salsa Confluence 1.1 Drop Bar Apex 1
  • Color: Grass
Color: Grass
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We designed the Confluence Apex 1 to be the best gravel e-bike for squeezing more adventure into each day. With a lightweight MAHLE hub-drive system putting out 40Nm of torque, it’s just the boost you need to head out for that lunch ride you deserve or that extra spin when your legs are feeling weary. Confluence’s aluminum frame and carbon fork are designed around a geometry that puts you in a comfortable and stable position — especially important for putting in more miles at higher average speeds. Our on-bike cargo features let you bring all you need for those extra miles, and the e-assist lets you overpack without worrying about the weight penalty. Rounding it all out is SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain, delivering plenty of reliable gear range for wherever you point it. Charge Your Adventure with Confluence Apex 1.


- 6061-T6 alloy frame
Confluence’s aluminum alloy tubing is developed specifically for the Confluence frame and is heat-treated to T6 alloy standards for extra strength and durability.

- Carbon fiber fork
The Confluence Carbon fork is lightweight, comfortable, cargo-ready, and gives you loads of tire clearance to play with.

- MAHLE X35+ Class 1 hub-drive system
This Class 1 rear hub-drive motor delivers electric assist up to 20mph/32kph. It’s one of the lightest e-bike systems on the market, and its low-profile appearance means that Confluence looks like a regular gravel bike.

- 40Nm max torque
Up to 40Nm of assist that feels natural, not overwhelming. The MAHLE X35+ system offers three assist levels, and sensors detect when you’re pedaling to moderate the level of support generated at the hub.

- 250Wh internal battery
You can’t see it, but you’ll certainly feel it. MAHLE’s 250Wh battery is nestled inside Confluence’s downtube. This battery size hits the ideal combination of efficiency and weight for what we designed Confluence to do.

- Capable of up to 458Wh with MAHLE Range Extender battery? (sold separately)
Easily increase your range for bigger adventures with a Range Extender battery available from MAHLE.

- iWOC One compact remote top tube controller
Minimal and intuitive controller displays battery status and allows you to cycle through assist modes with one button.

- Connected if you want to be
The MAHLE system offers Ant+ connectivity for third-party devices and Bluetooth® for app integration. MAHLE’s MySmartBike app allows for customization, metrics, mapping, and more.

- Massive 700c x 50mm tire clearance
Confluence fits up to 700c x 50mm tires, so you can ride those lesser-traveled tracks. 700c x 42mm maximum tire clearance when equipped with fenders.

- On-bike cargo features
Attach front and rear racks to your Confluence for serious cargo capacity, or use the sleeker Three-Pack mounts for extra water bottles or our EXP Series Anything Cage HD to pack a cooking kit, extra layers, or whatever dream up.

Frame Size495153555760
A. Effective Top Tube (mm) 493 510 530 550 570 600
B. Stand Over (mm) 626 658 688 723 760 788
C. Reach (mm) 366 370 373 377 388 410
D. Stack (mm) 510 524 548 566 594 622
E. Total Seat Tube Length (mm) 345 380 410 450 490 520
F. Headtube Length (mm) 90 105 130 150 180 210
G. Headtube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
H. Seat Tube Angle 76° 75° 74° 73° 73° 73°
I. BB Drop (mm) 70 70 70 70 70 70
J. BB Height (mm) 285 285 285 285 285 285
K. Chainstay Length (mm) 440 440 440 440 440 440
L. Fork Length Axle to Crown (mm) 402 402 402 402 402 402
M. Fork Offset (mm) 50 50 50 50 50 50
N. Wheelbase (mm) 1027 1037 1049 1061 1083 1115
Crank Arm Length (mm) 165 170 170 172.5 172.5 175
Handlebar Width (mm) 380 400 420 440 460 460
Stem Length (mm) 60 70 80 80 90 100
Frame SizeRecommended Rider Height (cm)Recommended Rider Height (in)
49 142 - 150 4'9" - 4'11"
51 150 - 157 4'11" - 5'2
53 157 - 168 5'2 - 5'6"
55 165 - 175 5'5" - 5'9"
57 173 - 183 5'8" - 6'0"
60 183 - 193 6'0" - 6'6"


Frame Confluence
Fork Confluence Carbon
Rims WTB ST i23, 32h
Hubs Front: WTB Serra
Rear: MAHLE X35+
Spokes Straight gauge, black
Tires Teravail Washburn 700c x 42mm, Durable casing, wire bead
Bottom Bracket FSA BB-4000
Crankset FSA Omega Megaexo, 40t
Shifters SRAM Apex 1 x 11
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex 1
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11–42t
Chain SRAM PC-1110
Brakes Tektro MD-C550
Rotors Tektro R160S02M, 160mm
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Handlebars Salsa Cowbell
Tape/Grips Black cork
Stem Salsa Guide
Headset FSA
Seatpost Promax SP-2016
Saddle WTB Volt
Pedals Sold Separately
Motor MAHLE X35+
Battery MAHLE’s 250Wh
Controller/Display iWOC One

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Grass / 49cm 657993357385 BK2449 SAL60783474M
Grass / 51cm 657993357378 BK2461 SAL6017225M
Grass / 53cm 657993357361 BK2469 SAL60922777M
Grass / 57cm 657993357347 BK2471 SAL60420853M
Grass / 60cm 657993357330 BK2481 SAL60711846M