2022 Salsa

Journeyer Apex 1 700c

A 700c aluminum frame hybrid bike with upper mid-range components and mechanical disc brakes.

MSRP$1,599  
Weight22.0 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetApex
BrakesMechanical Disc
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

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31 mph

Journeyer Apex 1 700c

35 mph

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Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

Sizing
49cm

4'7" – 5'0"

51cm

4'11" – 5'3"

53cm

5'1" – 5'7"

55cm

5'4" – 5'11"

57cm

5'8" – 6'1"

60cm

6'0" – 6'6"

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Reviews
Cycling Tips
2022 Salsa Journeyer Apex 1 700c gravel bike review: The happy bike - CyclingTips

Aug 2022 · Dave Rome

The fun and easy-going one of the party.

Highs
  • Highly versatile design, surprisingly comfortable, easy-to-ride geometry, tubeless-ready (sort of), regular component fitments, good tyre clearance, just simply fun.

Lows
  • Stubby seat tube lengths make the sizing weird, potentially over-geared for adventuring on big tyres, mechanical disc brakes are only so-so, cables will rub paint if not protected.

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road.cc
Salsa Journeyer GRX 600

Apr 2022 · Stu Kerton

A bit pricey for the spec, but fun to ride and highly capable

Highs
  • Comfortable ride

  • Great shifting and braking

  • Loads of mounts

Lows
  • Welds are a little agricultural

  • Wheels add weight

  • Pushed hard on price

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Salsa Journeyer Apex 1 700

Jan 2022 · Jeremy Benson

Salsa has created a winner with their Journeyer Apex gravel bike. This affordable aluminum-framed bike is the least expensive model we tested with...

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Specs
Build
Frame

Journeyer Drop-Bar Thru-Axle

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Hanger StandardUDH

Tire Clearance50c

ColorRed-Orange

Fork

Waxwing

Bottom Bracket

68 mm BSA

Headset

FSA NO.42 ACB IS-2

Stem

Salsa Guide 31.8, 6-degree

Handlebar

Salsa Cowbell 3, 31.8

Saddle

WTB Volt Medium, Steel, 142 x 265 mm

Seatpost

Salsa Guide, 27.2 x 350 mm

TypeRigid

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex 1

Front Derailleur

N/A

Crank

SRAM Apex 1, 40t

Shifters

SRAM Apex 1

Cassette

SRAM PG-1130, 11–42t, 11-speed

Chain

SRAM PC-1110

Brakes

Tektro MD-C550 brakes, Tektro TR160-22 rotors (6-bolt, 160 mm)

TypeMechanical Disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: WTB Serra 12 x 100 mm hub, WTB ST i23 700c rim, 28h, Rear: WTB Serra HG10 12 x 142 mm hub, WTB ST i23 700c rim, 28h

Tires

Teravail Washburn, 700c x 38 mm, 60 tpi, Light and Supple casing, tubeless ready

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Racks

Journeyer features front and rear rack mounts, a Three-Pack mount on each fork leg, a top tube mount, down tube mount, and bottle mounts. With this many options, you can load it up however you like.

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Last updated April 13