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Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b

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The Salsa Journeyer GRX 600 650b is a beacon of adventure. With its harmonious blend of an aluminum frame and a Waxwing carbon fork, it promises rides as serene as a desert’s whispering winds. This bicycle is a bikepacking-ready machine, seamlessly melding 650b x 47 mm wheels with Shimano’s GRX 600. Ready to carry you and your gear, it’s an invitation to embrace the horizon and the stories it holds.


Overview

Where the thrill of carving twisting gravel roads meets the call of adventure, the Salsa Journeyer GRX 600 650b stands as a beacon.  Designed where innovation meets passion, this bike boasts an aluminum frame harmoniously paired with a Waxwing carbon fork, promising rides as smooth as a desert’s evening breeze. Whether you’re navigating urban jungles or rugged backroads, its a versatile beast of burden, complete with mounts for all your gear. The 650b x 47 mm wheels whisper tales of resilience and comfort, while melding seamlessly with Shimano’s GRX 600—a groupset born for gravel. Wearing a loud and proud coat of yellow, this bicycle is ready for your gravel partay!

The siren song of the open road is beckoning and the Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, can be your bikepacking ready companion to reconnect with nature, friends and self.  Its design effortlessly accommodates your bikepacking bags, ensuring you’re well-equipped for those spontaneous detours into the unknown. Its time to load up and head out there and let this Journeyer becomes an extension of your spirit, carrying you over undulating terrain to those dreamy vistas.

Geometry & Ride Characteristics

CAD of 53cm Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b (Use BikeInsights.com to compare/contrast bicycle geometries)

The Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b boasts a geometry that seamlessly blends comfort and control, suitable for various landscapes. Its effective top tube length is designed to fit riders of different sizes, ensuring optimal comfort. The Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b maintains consistent headtube and seat tube angles, instilling a sense of stability and predictability, particularly during descents. Moreover, the unique combination of a shorter reach with an increased stack height across its range allows riders to maintain an upright and relaxed posture, ideal for long rides and challenging routes.

Mounting the Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b, which is fitted with 650b x 47 mm tires, delivers a riding experience that merges plushness with grip, enabling seamless transitions from asphalted streets to uneven trails. The bike’s design ensures a balance between cushioning and traction, making it easy to switch from road bike-friendly dirt to gravel roads. The geometry promotes a comfortable riding position, minimizing strain and enhancing the overall experience. Whether navigating winding paths or cruising urban streets, the Journeyer GRX 600, 650b delivers a reliable and enjoyable ride.

  • BB Drop: A consistent 70mm across all sizes ensures a low center of gravity for stability, distinguishing the Journeyer from bikes with higher or lower BB drops that might prioritize pedal clearance or stability.
  • Chainstay Length: A uniform 440mm across all sizes offers a mix of stability and agility, differentiating the Journeyer from bikes with shorter chainstays for agility or longer ones for stability.
  • Fork Length – Axle to Crown: A consistent 402mm across all sizes ensures a balanced front-end feel, setting the Journeyer apart from bikes with longer forks that might prioritize shock absorption.
  • Fork Offset: 50mm offset provides a mix of stability and agility, differentiating the Journeyer from bikes with larger offsets for more relaxed steering or smaller ones for quicker handling.
  • Head Tube Angle: Ranging from 68.5° to 69.5°, the Journeyer ensures a predictable and controlled ride, especially during descents, compared to bikes with steeper or slacker angles.
  • Headtube Length: Ranging from 90mm to 210mm, this feature ensures riders of all sizes have a comfortable fit, distinguishing the Journeyer from bikes that might have a more uniform headtube length.
  • Reach: Values ranging from 366mm to 408mm provide a balance between the rider’s forward position and the height of the handlebars, differentiating the Journeyer from bikes with more aggressive or relaxed geometries.
  • Seat Tube Angle: Angles ranging from 73° to 76° across different sizes offer a comfortable seating position, distinguishing the Journeyer from bikes that might have steeper angles for aggressive racing or slacker angles for relaxed cruising.
  • Seat Tube Length – Center to Top: Ranging from 340mm to 520mm, this ensures riders of all sizes can find a comfortable fit, setting the Journeyer apart from bikes with limited seat tube variations.
  • Stack: Values ranging from 510mm to 627mm ensure riders maintain a comfortable and ergonomic posture, reducing fatigue and enhancing the overall riding experience.
  • Standover: Heights ranging from 606mm to 796mm ensure that riders have adequate clearance, setting the Journeyer apart from bikes that might have limited standover variations.
  • Top Tube Length (Effective): With lengths ranging from 493mm to 600mm, the Journeyer ensures riders of all sizes can find a comfortable fit, distinguishing it from bikes that might have a more uniform top tube length.
  • Wheelbase: Ranging from 1027mm to 1104mm, the Journeyer ensures stability during rides, distinguishing it from bikes with shorter wheelbases for agility or longer ones for stability.

vs. the Salsa Journeyer GRX 810, 650b

The Salsa Journeyer GRX 810, 650b, equipped with Shimano GRX 810 components, is a more premium version of the Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650B. While both bikes share the same frame, the primary differences lie in the componentry as follows:

Drivetrain:

  • GRX 810, 650b: Features a 1×11 drivetrain with no front derailleur, using Shimano GRX RX812 for the rear derailleur and a Shimano M7000 11–42t, 11-speed cassette.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Comes with a 2×11 drivetrain, using Shimano GRX RX810 for both front and rear derailleurs and a Shimano HG700, 11–34t, 11-speed cassette.

Crankset:

  • GRX 810, 650b: Uses Shimano GRX RX810, with variations based on frame size.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Employs Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30t.

Shifters:

  • GRX 810, 650b: Incorporates Shimano GRX RX810-R/LA.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Features Shimano GRX RX600.

Brakes and Rotors:

  • GRX 810, 650b: Equipped with Shimano GRX RX810 brakes and Shimano RT10 rotors.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Uses Shimano GRX RX400 brakes with the same Shimano RT10 rotors.

Ride Feel and Geometry:

  • GRX 810, 650b: With its 1×11 drivetrain and higher-tier GRX 810 components, riders can expect a more refined and responsive ride, especially on rugged terrains.
  • GRX 600, 650b: The 2×11 drivetrain provides a broader gear range, ensuring adaptability across varied landscapes. The GRX 600 components offer a reliable and consistent ride feel.

vs. the Salsa Journeyer Apex 1 650B

The Salsa Journeyer Apex 1 650B equipped with SRAM’s Apex 1 groupset, is a more economical version of the Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650B. While both bikes share the same frame, the primary differences lie in the componentry as follows:

Drivetrain:

  • Apex 1 650B: Features a SRAM Apex 1×11 drivetrain, simplifying shifting and optimizing power transfer.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Comes with Shimano’s GRX 600 2×11 drivetrain, offering a broader gear range and the reliability of Shimano components.

Crankset:

  • Apex 1 650B: Employs SRAM Apex 1, 40t.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Uses Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30t.

Shifters:

  • Apex 1 650B: Incorporates SRAM Apex 1.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Features Shimano GRX RX600.

Brakes and Rotors:

  • Apex 1 650B: Uses Tektro MD-C550 brakes with Tektro TR160-22 rotors.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Equipped with Shimano GRX RX400 brakes and Shimano RT10 rotors.

Ride Feel and Geometry:

  • Apex 1 650B: With its SRAM components, riders can expect a robust and versatile ride suitable for diverse terrains, from rugged trails to city streets.
  • GRX 600, 650b: The Journeyer’s geometry, combined with Shimano components, ensures a balanced and adaptable ride, making it ideal for gravel roads and mixed terrains.

vs. the Kona Rove DL

The Kona Rove DL, built with a Kona Butted Cromoly frame and SRAM Apex components, offers a robust and versatile ride suitable for both rugged terrains and urban streets. Its SRAM 1×11 drivetrain simplifies shifting, emphasizing efficient power transfer and agility. In contrast, the Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b, equipped with Shimano’s GRX 600 components and a 2×11 drivetrain, provides a broader gear range, ensuring adaptability across varied landscapes. While both bikes prioritize performance, the Journeyer is positioned at a higher price point due to its higher grade Shimano components.

Frame Material:

  • Kona Rove DL: Features a Kona Butted Cromoly frame, known for its durability and shock-absorbing properties.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Uses the “Journeyer Drop-Bar Thru-Axle” frame, providing a consistent and reliable foundation.

Fork:

  • Kona Rove DL: Comes with the “Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc” fork, offering durability and a balanced front-end feel.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Equipped with the “Waxwing” fork, ensuring a responsive and comfortable ride.

Drivetrain and Groupsets:

  • Kona Rove DL: Features a SRAM Apex 1×11 drivetrain, simplifying shifting and optimizing power transfer.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Comes with Shimano’s GRX 600 2×11 drivetrain, offering a broader gear range and the reliability of Shimano components.

Brakes and Rotors:

  • Kona Rove DL: Uses TRP HDC711C Mechanical/Hydraulic brakes with TRP 160mm rotors, ensuring powerful stopping capabilities.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Features Shimano GRX RX400 brakes with Shimano RT10 rotors, offering consistent and reliable braking.

Tires:

  • Kona Rove DL: Equipped with Maxxis Rambler EXO TR 650x47c, providing a mix of durability and traction.
  • GRX 600, 650b: Features Teravail Washburn, 650b x 47 mm, emphasizing grip and adaptability on varied terrains.

Ride Feel and Geometry:

  • Kona Rove DL: With its Cromoly frame and SRAM components, riders can expect a robust and versatile ride suitable for diverse terrains, from rugged trails to city streets.
  • GRX 600, 650b: The Journeyer’s geometry, combined with Shimano components, ensures a balanced and adaptable ride, making it ideal for gravel paths and mixed terrains.

Features

Versatile Geometry: The Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b offers a geometry tailored for both comfort and control. It’s designed to accommodate riders of various statures, ensuring a harmonious blend of ease and efficiency on any route.

Waxwing Fork: The Journeyer GRX 600, 650b boasts the Waxwing Fork, which ensures smoother rides on uneven terrains. This fork significantly improves shock absorption, making rough paths feel more comfortable.

Wheel Flexibility: A standout feature of the Journeyer GRX 600, 650b is its ability to accommodate both 700c and 650b wheels. This adaptability allows riders to customize their experience based on the route and their riding style.

Internal Cable Routing: The Journeyer GRX 600, 650b benefits from internal cable routing, which not only enhances the bike’s aesthetics but also minimizes the risk of cable-related issues.

Bag, Rack and Fender Mounting Points

The Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b is equipped with the following mounting points to cater to all your gear-hauling needs:

Top Tube Bag Mounts: The top tube features mounts that can accommodate a toptube bag, providing easy access to essentials during a ride.

Front Fork Mounts: There are multiple mounts on both sides of the front fork for water bottles, cargo cages, or front racks.

Rear Rack Mounts: The rear of the bike has mounts for attaching a standard rear rack for panniers or other gear.

Down Tube Mounts: The down tube has mounts for a water bottle cage or for attaching additional gear.

Seat Tube Mounts: The seat tube also has mounts for a water bottle cage.

Fender Mounts: The bike has mounts for full coverage fenders, which are essential for wet weather riding.

 

Specs

Build Kit

The Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b drivetrain is predominantly Shimano GRX, with RX810 front and rear derailleurs and an RX600 crankset. Braking is handled by Shimano GRX RX400 brakes and RT10 rotors. The bike’s components include a Salsa Guide stem and Cowbell 3 handlebar, complemented by black cork grips. Wheel-wise, it sports Shimano Tiagra hubs with WTB ST i23 650b rims and Teravail Washburn tires.

Frameset

  • Frame: Journeyer Drop-Bar Thru-Axle
  • Fork: Waxwing

Drivetrain

  • Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30t
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RX810
  • Cassette: Shimano HG700, 11–34t, 11-speed
  • Chain: Shimano HG601
  • Crankset: Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30t
  • Shifter: Shimano GRX RX600
  • Brakes: Shimano GRX RX400
  • Rotors: Shimano RT10 rotors (Center Lock, 160 mm)

Components

  • Headset: FSA NO.42 ACB IS-2
  • Stem: Salsa Guide 31.8, 6-degree
  • Handlebar: Salsa Cowbell 3, 31.8
  • Grips / Bar Tape: Black Cork
  • Seatpost: Salsa Guide, 27.2 x 350 mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Steel Medium, 142 x 265 mm

Wheels

  • Front Wheel: Shimano Tiagra RS470 12 x 100 mm hub, WTB ST i23 650b rim, 28h
  • Rear Wheel: Shimano Tiagra RS470 12 x 142 mm hub, WTB ST i23 650b rim, 28h
  • Tires: Teravail Washburn, 650b x 47 mm, 60 tpi, Durable casing, tubeless ready

Frame Construction

The Salsa Journeyer GRX 600, 650b is conceptualized for versatile, mixed-surface adventures. Crafted from a robust 6061-T6 Aluminum, the frame benefits from the alloy’s inherent strength and resilience. This specific aluminum tubing undergoes a heat treatment to meet T6 alloy standards, amplifying its durability. Integrating a Thru-Axle dropout system, the frame ensures both stability and streamlined maintenance. When combined with the Waxwing fork, riders can anticipate a balanced interplay of steadiness and nimbleness. The frame is also disc brake-ready, adhering to flat mount standards for both the front and rear, and is thoughtfully designed to be compatible with dropper posts.

Geometry

Journeyer GRX 600 650b frame

Size 49cm 51cm 53cm 55cm 57cm 60cm
A. Effective Top Tube 493 510 530 550 570 600
B. Stand Over 606 641 677 713 749 796
C. Reach 366 368 372 376 387 408
D. Stack 510 528 552 570 598 627
E. Total Seat Tube Length 340 380 410 450 490 520
F. Headtube Length 90 105 130 150 180 210
G. Headtube Angle 68.5 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5
H. Seat Tube Angle 76 75 74 73 73 73
I. BB Drop 70 70 70 70 70 70
K. Chainstay Length 440 440 440 440 440 440
L. Fork Length Axle to Crown 402 402 402 402 402 402
M. Fork Offset 50 50 50 50 50 50
N. Wheelbase 1027 1028 1040 1050 1072 1104
Crank Arm Length 165 165 170 172.5 175 175
Handlebar Width 380 400 420 440 460 460
Recommended Rider Height 142 – 152cm 150 – 160cm 157 – 170cm 165 – 178cm 173 – 185cm 183 – 196cm
Stem Length 60 70 80 80 90 100

Measurements based on:

  • a fork measuring 405mm with 50mm offset
  • a 700 x 38mm tire measuring 706 mm in diameter
  • Stand over measured vertically to top of top tube from a position 50mm forward of BB center

Warranty

WARRANTY REGISTRATIONS

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LIMITED WARRANTY

Salsa Cycles ( “Salsa ” ) makes the following limited Warranty:

All Salsa products are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Every Salsa frame, component, and apparel has a useful product life cycle. The length of that useful product life cycle will vary depending on the construction and the materials of the product, maintenance and care the product receives, and the amount and type of use the product is subjected to over its life. Your bike has an intended level of use as defined by the ASTM Riding Condition Classification Chart. Failure to adhere to the use cases identified in this chart will void your warranty. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

NOTE:
All warranty periods below apply to the original owner only

ONE YEAR WARRANTY

All apparel
All frame bags

Salsa Cycles does not guarantee the compatibility of original components with a warranty replacement frame. Salsa Cycles is not responsible for parts or labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds.

Salsa Cycles cannot guarantee a color match to the original frame, component, or apparel in the event of a replacement.

This warranty applies to 2014 and newer model bicycles and covers only Salsa Cycles branded product. Any other original part or component shall be covered by the stated warranty of the original manufacturer. Any products not specifically included above are hereby excluded.

TWO YEAR WARRANTY

Aluminum chainstays of suspension frames
Aluminum seatstays of suspension frames
Carbon seatstays of suspension frames
All other suspension frame parts (excludes hanger, pivot hardware, bearings)

THREE YEAR WARRANTY

Aluminum frames
Aluminum front triangles of suspension frames
All Salsa forks
All Salsa components

FIVE YEAR WARRANTY

Steel frames
Titanium frames
Carbon frames
Carbon front triangle of suspension frames

THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE FOLLOWING

Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assemble

Bicycles that were not assembled or serviced by an authorized Salsa Cycles dealer

Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition, or for commercial purposes such as rental, courier, police, security, etc, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use

Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for use with or compatible with Salsa frames and components

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from an unauthorized dealer

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from third-party internet sites, including auction websites, and regional trading websites (examples: Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist) are not covered under this warranty, even if you have a receipt

Sandblasting, sanding, grinding, wire brushing, filing, welding, brazing, drilled holes, anodizing, refinishing, powder coating, or chrome plating the bicycle, frame, or component will void the warranty

Internal rust perforation on all steel frames

Wear, scratches, chips and cracks to paint, finish, or coating on all Salsa frames and components

Bent or broken derailleur hangers or Alternator plates

Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds

Damage to carbon fiber caused by any carbon assembly paste

Normal wear and tear

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Salsa Cycles, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Salsa Cycles product and is not transferable. This warranty applies only to Salsa Cycles products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Salsa Cycles be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein. This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

For 2013 and older model bicycles and products, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Salsa Cycles product instructions, or contact Salsa Cycles or your authorized Salsa dealer for the applicable warranty information.