With the new Journeyman 24, Salsa have launched their very first children-specific gravel bike. The frameset features many mounting points for bags, bottle cages and accessories and a 1×9 drivetrain, which should provide a solid platform for exciting adventures off the beaten track. Here’s all the info about the spec, colour choices and prices.
With the new Journeyman 24, Salsa want to give families with young children the opportunity to discover nature on their gravel bikes. The Journeyman offers a number of practical features and was designed to give young riders confidence on all types of terrain. Whether it’s on fast-paced gravel laps, exciting bike-packing adventures or lazy Sunday strolls on the local cycle path, the Salsa Journeyman 24 wants to deliver uncompromised fun, inspire confidence and give little adventurers a sweet sense of freedom!
Groupset microSHIFT ADVENT, 1 x 9, 36T
Cassette microSHIFT ADVENT, 11–42T
Brakes Promax DSK-300R, 160/160 mm
Wheels Novatec hubs and WTB ST i23 TCS rims
Tyres Teravail Sparwood 507 x 47
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell
Price $ 899
According to the American manufacturer, with its short 455 mm top tube, the Journeyman 24 is the ideal all-road adventure bike for young riders between 143 to 158 cm. The frame and fork are made of alloy and the 24×1.85” tires, together with the 1×9 drivetrain and big cassette, should provide the ideal package for top riding fun on all terrains. The main frame has a mounting point for a bottle cage, two more mounting points on the underside of the down tube as well as three attachment points on each fork-leg for even more accessories. The rear-triangle of the Journeyman is also compatible with a standard pannier rack.
The geometry of the Salsa Journeyman 24
|Seat tube||350 mm|
|Top tube||455 mm|
|Head tube||90 mm|
|BB Drop||33 mm|
Salsa Journeyman 24 – our first impressions
With their Cutthroat GRX 600 (click for review), which came out on top in our big bikepacking-bike group test, Salsa proved how deep their brand is rooted in the gravel and bikepacking culture. At first glance, the Journeyman 24 looks very promising and could help young riders to get a real taste of the gravel world!
For more info about the Salsa Journeyman 24 head to salsacycles.com
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Words: Philipp Schwab Photos: Salsa