Salsa Cycles are proponents of inclusivity and constructing the larger bicycle group. So when a current third-party audit of their product names recognized a probably offputting identify within the type of the Journeyman, they determined to treatment the problem with the bike’s second technology. Now, the Journeyman turns into the Journeyer, which is outlined as “a traveler happening a visit, a wayfarer.”
The identify change is only a small a part of the story, although. Together with the genderless identify, the bikes obtain up to date frames and forks whereas conserving the costs attainable for anybody eyeing up their first journeys by bike.
Whereas the Journeyer nonetheless makes use of a 6061-T6 aluminum body, it has some notable enhancements together with the addition of via axles for the Sora builds and above. You’ll additionally discover the addition of inside dropper put up routing to make it potential so as to add a dropper put up to all fashions.
Up entrance, there are three fork choices now, with fast launch fashions getting a Fantail aluminum fork, and via axle fashions receiving both the FAntail Deluxe aluminum or Waxwing Carbon fork for the excessive finish fashions.
Cargo capability for a motorcycle like this is a crucial consideration, so Salsa improved the capability of the inside a part of the entrance triangle barely on sizes 53 and up. Based on Salsa, the Journeyer truly has a extra compact entrance triangle, however the house appears to have been higher utilized on the bigger body sizes.
All sizes embody two Three-Pack mounts on the fork, a high tube mount, an under-down tube accent mount, and rack and fender mounts. Contained in the entrance triangle, the Journeyer comes with capability for:
- 57 cm & 60 cm – Three bottles inside primary triangle
- 53 cm & 55 cm – Two bottles and Something Bracket Mini inside primary triangle
- 51 cm – Two bottles inside primary triangle (unchanged from Journeyman resulting from Journeyer’s extra compact entrance triangle)
- 49 cm – One bottle inside primary triangle (that is lower than Journeyman resulting from Journeyer’s extra compact entrance triangle)
Following traits in gravel geometry, the Journeyer is longer and slacker than the Journeyman and features a decrease backside bracket for elevated stability. Due to shorter seat tubes and high tubes on the smallest sizes, the bikes will match a wider vary of riders as effectively.
Salsa additionally factors out that the economic design of the bike now extra carefully aligns with the Warbird with hydroformed aluminum tubing, giving the Journeyer a higher-end look with out Warbird pricing.
12 Drop Bar and 6 Flat Bar Builds (plus frameset!)
No matter your construct desire, it appears to be like like Salsa has it coated. Full bikes begin at simply $999 for the Flat Bar Acolyte or Flat Bar Altus builds, and vary as much as $2,799 for the GRX810 mannequin. Every mannequin is obtainable in your selection of 700c or 650b wheels and tires, and the frameset will promote for $799.
Take a look at Salsa’s web site beneath for extra on every mannequin.