|Drivetrain||1 × 11|
1 × 11 — 11 speed
Journeyman Apex 1 700
The Journeyman Apex 1 700 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Journeyman Apex 1 700 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.
In our Salsa Journeyman review, we took three 650B builds on an epic trip through the wilds of Montana to see how this budget off-road drop-bar rig performs
Salsa is an iconic bike brand that's been doing off-road capable drop bar bikes longer than most. The Journeyman brings this expertise and experience to a lower price, and there’s a lot to like about this pink beauty. But its beauty is only skin deep. While the ride and handling are very good, and there are some good components, it’s under specced compared to rivals which make it hard to recommend.
4'11" – 5'3"
5'1" – 5'6"
5'4" – 5'9"
5'8" – 6'1"
5'10" – 6'3"
Journeyman Drop Bar
BB Standard: BSA, 68mm, threaded
Fantail Deluxe Carbon Fork with Three-Pack Mounts
FSA Sealed Bearing
Salsa Gel Cork Bar Tape
SRAM Apex 1
SRAM Apex 1 XSync 40t
SRAM Apex 1
SRAM PG1130 11-42
TRP Spyre-C flat mount, 160mm rotors
Novatec, 32h, 100mm, WTB ST i19 TCS 2.0 700c, 2.0mm spokes, brass nipples
Teravail Cannonball 700c x 38mm Wire Bead NOT TUBELESS COMPATIBLE
Flat mount (140–160mm)