Salsa Cycles are proponents of inclusivity and building the greater bicycle community. So when a recent third-party audit of their product names identified a potentially offputting name in the form of the Journeyman, they decided to remedy the issue with the bike’s second generation. Now, the Journeyman becomes the Journeyer, which is defined as “a traveler going on a trip, a wayfarer.”
The name change is just a small part of the story, though. Along with the genderless name, the bikes receive updated frames and forks while keeping the prices attainable for anyone eyeing up their first journeys by bike. Frame Updates
While the Journeyer still uses a 6061-T6 aluminum frame, it has some notable improvements including the addition of thru axles for the Sora builds and above. You’ll also find the addition of internal dropper post routing to make it possible to add a dropper post to all models.
Up front, there are three fork options now, with quick release models getting a Fantail aluminum fork, and thru axle models receiving either the FAntail Deluxe aluminum or Waxwing Carbon fork for the high end models.
Cargo capacity for a bike like this is an important consideration, so Salsa improved the capacity of the inner part of the front triangle slightly on sizes 53 and up. According to Salsa, the Journeyer actually has a more compact front triangle, but the space seems to have been better utilized on the larger frame sizes.
All sizes include two Three-Pack mounts on the fork, a top […]