|Drivetrain||2 × 9|
2 × 9 — 18 speed
Journeyman Sora 650
The Journeyman Sora 650 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Journeyman Sora 650 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
Shimano Sora GS 9-speed
FSA Vero Pro Adventure, 46/30t
Shimano Sora STI
Sunrace 9-speed 11-34t
Promax DSK-330R flat mount, 160mm rotors
Novatec, 32h, 100mm, WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 650b, 2.0mm spokes, brass nipples
Teravail Sparwood 27.5 x 2.1" Wire Bead NOT TUBELESS COMPATIBLE
Flat mount (140–160mm)