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Salsa Journeyman

Originally purchased as a Journeyman Claris, I've slowly swapped everything (except the brake levers) to make this a great do-everything bike. My goal for the build is practical and functional. Used as a commuter, dad-mobile, bikepacking rig, and for a lot of mixed riding. Bikepacking pack list: https://trailpo.st/pack/2060

Salsa Journeyman / Aluminum

Fyxation Sparta All Road Carbon 15mm TA / Cane Creek 40 Series

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
RaceFace Aeffect SL / RaceFace Team 24mm BB

e*Thirteen Base pedals

Absolute Black 34T Oval / microSHIFT Advent X 11-48

microSHIFT Advent X

Jones H-Loop SG Riser 710mm / Dimension 35mm

Selle Anatomica X Series / PNW Pine Dropper Post

TRP Spyre & TRP center lock rotors / Shimano Claris Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss G1800 / 370 Series Hub / Panaracer GravelKing SK 650x48 Tubeless

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss G1800 / 370 Series Hub / Panaracer GravelKing SK 650x48 Tubeless

Set of Revelate bags including Ranger frame bag which happens to fit my triangle like a glove (size XL), gas tank, jerrycan, feed bag. Porcelain Rocket cordura basket bag in a Wald 137 basket atop a Nitto M18 front rack. Other bits include a Spurcycle bell, an Arundel Looney Bin cage, and some Wolf Tooth Components goodies - stem cap, seatpost collar, headset spacers, and bar end plugs.

Added by andrewfarison. Last updated over 1 year ago.



eyaldanli97 says:

Hi Andrew, Sweet rig! I have a Journeyman with Apex 1 and a 42t chainring and am looking to lower my gearing. Was the raceface Aeffect crankset and team bottom bracket compatible with the frame? Is your race face bottom bracket a BB30? Thanks for the help.
- Eyal

Posted over 2 years ago


andrewfarison says:

Hey! Thanks! Nice, yeah the Apex gearing is a bit high. The bottom bracket is called their ‘Team’ bottom bracket for 24mm crank spindles. Since the Journeyman has a threaded 68mm bb shell you should basically be able to run any external bb that’s 68/73mm.

Posted over 2 years ago


kentuckycycling says:

Nice looking setup! How hard was it to mount the Specialized Pizza Rack on the Journeyman? And does that mean that you can't use the hex bolts on the front forks for anything else? (It looks like you are using the middle of the three bolts on each side of the fork, but I can't tell if the top of the rack is attached somewhere or not.
I'm also curious to know about your basket and how it attaches. Thanks!

Posted over 2 years ago


andrewfarison says:

Hey there! Thanks! :D Mounting the pizza rack was very straightforward, each triangle attaches to the middle fork braze-ons and then the fork crown eyelet. You’re right, with the rack attached I can’t really see how you’d utilize either of the other two fork mounts unfortunately. The basket is a classic Wald 137, and it’s attached using zip ties! Makes for a simple and very secure setup, I’ve done some really rough trails and never had any issues, although I do of course have to occasionally retighten the bolts attaching the rack to the bike.

Posted over 2 years ago