2019 Salsa Journeyman Flat Bar Sora 650

An aluminum frame gravel bike with modest components and mechanical disc brakes, priced near the middle of the Journeyman model range. Compare the full range

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2019 Salsa Journeyman Flat Bar Sora 650
MSRP$1,199
Weight25.0 lbs
SuspensionRigid
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels650b
Tires2.1"
Drivetrain2 × 9
GroupsetSora, FSA
BrakesMechanical Disc
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Gearing

2 × 9 — 18 speed

Journeyman Flat Bar Sora 650

34 mph

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The Journeyman Flat Bar Sora 650 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Journeyman Flat Bar Sora 650 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


Reviews

August 2019

BIKEPACKING.com
Salsa Journeyman Review (650B)

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

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July 2019

off.road.cc
Salsa Journeyman Apex 1 650 review

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.

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Geometry

Sizing
XS

4'9" – 5'4"

SM

5'2" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 6'1"

LG

5'11" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" +


Specs
Build
Frame

Journeyman Flat Bar

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, threaded

Fork

Fantail Deluxe Carbon with Three-Pack Mounts

Rear Shock

N/A

Bottom Bracket

68mm BSA

Headset

FSA Sealed Bearing

Stem

Salsa Guide

Handlebar

Salsa Salt Flat

Saddle

WTB Volt

Seatpost

27.2mm

Grips

Salsa File Tread

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora GS 9-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora

Crank

FSA Vero Pro Adventure, 46/30t

Shifters

Shimano Sora Rapidfire Plus

Cassette

Sunrace 9-speed 11-34t

Chain

KMC X9

Brakes

Promax DSK-330R flat mount, 160mm rotors

Wheels
Rims

Novatec, 32h, 100mm, WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 650b, 2.0mm spokes, brass nipples

Tires

Teravail Sparwood 27.5 x 2.1

Disk Rotors

Flat mount (140–160mm)

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