Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Now in stock: The new Salsa Journeyman Adventure Road Bike!

Salsa Journeyman Sora 700C
The Salsa Journeyman has been one of the most-anticipated new products for this season. We've now got them in stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

With looks inspired by Salsa's popular Warbird adventure racing bikes, and a comfortable riding position inspired by the Vaya adventure bikes, the Journeyman brings a versatile adventure road bike to an attractive entry-level price point.

All Journeyman models feature a lightweight and responsive aluminum frame that's built to handle the demands of riding on paved and unpaved surfaces, and ready to carry you and your gear across all the gravel, fire, and back roads you can dream of. The forks have Salsa's 3-Pack mounting eyelets for the Salsa Anything Cage or Anything Cage HD for a lightweight way to carry cargo, or you can use standard front and rear cargo racks, plus full coverage fenders!

Upping the ante in versatility, all models also allow you to use 700C wheels with tires up to 50mm wide, or when the going gets really rough, switch to 650B wheels with tires up to 56mm wide.

Salsa Journeyman Claris 700C
The parts are designed to give you great value for your money. The Journeyman Sora ($1,099.99) features a Shimano 2x9-speed drive train, and a carbon fork. The Journeyman Claris ($899.99) features a Shimano 2x8-speed drive train and an aluminum fork. Both models feature mechanical disc brakes, a hill-climb tackling 46T/30T sub-compact double crankset, and tubeless-compatible rims.

The folks at Path Less Pedaled gave their first impressions in this video review on the day of the Journeyman's official launch last month. Highlights of their thoughts are "Responsive without being overly twitchy" and "one of the best entry-level adventure road/gravel/bikepacking bicycles on the market."

Stop in for a test ride!

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