The Salsa Journeyer Apex 1x 650 is a capable gravel bike, bike-packing rig or daily rider. A confidence inspiring ride whether you're ripping up dirt paths into and through town or exploring unfamiliar terrain.
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Salsa is known for its incredibly capable and value packed touring and adventure bikes. The new Salsa Journeyer brings a bit of gravel bike flavor with a rugged aluminum frame, carbon fork, big tyre clearance and a Sram 1x drive train.

We particularily like that the Salsa Journeyer offers excellent fit and comfort for riders of all heights and sizes. Its a bike that can handle fast rides across the country and proper rough stuff exploring. 

Its a nice gravel bike, that can be a fast commuter or a touring bike if needed! 


Path Less Pedaled Says

"Its like a Salsa Cutthroat (full Carbon) but at a much more sensible price point" 

Salsa says:

Do you ever feel tempted by the rough-looking side roads and dirt detours you see while out riding? Journeyer Apex 1 650b is here to satisfy your curiosity. An all-new aluminum frame and our Waxwing carbon fork prioritize stability and comfort on all types of roads. We designed Journeyer with adventure-bike features, including fender, rack, and accessory mounts, plus Three-Pack mounts for extra supplies or camping gear. 650b wheels and high-volume 47 mm tires offer a large contact patch for great grip on loose surfaces. SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain is a dependable ride partner with the gear range to take on hilly routes or downtown hustles. Journeyer has all the makings of an adventure bike — time to start planning your next getaway.

Frame Journeyer Drop-Bar Thru-Axle 6061-T6 Aluminum Frame
ForkSalsa Waxwing carbon fork
Headset FSA NO.42 ACB IS-2
Wheels WTB Serra 650B
TyresTeravail Washburn, 650b x 47 mm, 60 tpi, Durable casing, tubeless ready
Brakes Tektro MD-C550 brakes, Tektro TR160-22 rotors (6-bolt, 160 mm)
Shifters SRAM Apex 1
Derailleurs SRAM Apex 1
Crankset SRAM Apex 1, 40t
Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11–42t, 11-speed
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell 3, 31.8
Stem Salsa Guide 31.8, 6-degree
  • Lightweight aluminium frame with rack, fender and accessory mounts.
  • Full length internal cable routing
  • Carbon through axle fork with rack mounts, crown light mount, Three-Pack (or bottle cage) mounts and clearance for up to a 56mm tyre in 650b!
  • WTB rims and 650bx47 Tubeless compatible Terravail tyres
  • Apex 1x Sram drive train. 


Effective Top Tube493510530550570600
Stand Over617652688724760807
Total Seat Tube Length340380410450490520
Headtube Length90105130150180210
Headtube Angle68.569.569.569.569.569.5
Seat Tube Angle767574737373
BB Drop707070707070
Chainstay Length440440440440440440
Fork Length Axle to Crown402402402402402402
Fork Offset505050505050
Crank Arm Length165165170172.5175175
Handlebar Width380400420440460460
Recommended Rider Height142 - 150cm150 - 157cm157 - 168cm165 - 175cm173 - 183cm183 - 193cm
Stem Length6070808090100

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