Salsa Journeyer Sora 650B


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Journeyer is Salsa’s workhorse road and gravel adventure machine. This versatile platform is a gateway to gravel riding. The confidence of its redesigned aluminum frame and carbon fork attracts mixed-surface riders, while its cargo capacity appeals to bikepackers.


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Unlock new roads and experiences with Journeyer Sora 650b. An all-new aluminum frame and our Waxwing carbon fork create a ride that’s fit for gravel roads, bikepacking routes, or getting from A to B around town with as much fun as possible. Mounts for fenders, racks, Anything Cages, and other accessories mean that you have options for carrying your ride supplies or camping gear. 650b wheels with 47 mm tires offer quick acceleration and a large contact patch for grip on loose surfaces. Shimano’s Sora 2 x 9-speed groupset prepares you for steep climbs or speedy flat sections. This formula made Journeyer one of the most popular gravel bikes out there — take one for a ride and see why.


  • 6061-T6 alloy frame
  • Frame fits tires up to 700c x 50 mm or 650b x 55 mm (27.5 x 2.1″)
  • Waxwing fork fits tires up to 700c x 50 mm or 650b x 56.5 mm (27.5 x 2.25″)
  • 12 x 100 mm thru-axle front, 12 x 142 mm thru-axle rear
  • Salsa Waxwing carbon fork with fender mounts, Three-Pack mounts, mid-blade rack mounts, dynamo routing, and abrasion-resistant plate.
  • Flat mount brakes
  • Internal cable routing with stealth dropper post routing
  • Top tube and down tube accessory mounts on frame hold ride essentials
  • Compatible with 700c and 650b wheels and tires



  • Frame: Journeyer Drop-Bar Thru-Axle
  • Fork: Waxwing
  • Color: Green
  • Rear Shock: N/A


  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora R3000
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora R3000, Medium Cage
  • Cassette: Shimano HG200, 11–34t, 9-speed
  • Chain: KMC X9
  • Crankset: Shimano MT210, 46/30t
  • Shifter: Shimano Sora R3000
  • Brakes: Tektro MD-C550 brakes
  • Rotors: Tektro TR160-22 rotors (6-bolt, 160 mm)


  • 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 Medium, Steel, 142 x 265 mm


  • Front Wheel: WTB Serra 12 x 100 mm hub, WTB ST i23 650b rim, 28h
  • Rear Wheel: WTB Serra HG10 12 x 142 mm hub, WTB ST i23 650b rim, 28h
  • Tires: Teravail Washburn, 650b x 47 mm, 30 tpi


  • Complete Bike Weight: 24 lb (56 cm, with pedals)



Salsa’s bicycles fall between a 2 and 5 year warranty. Please see Salsa’s extensive warranty details to review their limitations.