Salsa Journeyman Claris 650 Bike

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Equipped with voluminous 2.1 in. tires, the Salsa Journeyman Claris 650 bike is ready for meandering rides on gravel roads and workday commutes over a mix of loose gravel and dicey pavement.

  • Features

    • All-road bike designed to fulfill a wide variety of missions, from meandering backroads to racing on gravel
    • Frameset features mounts so you can attach rear racks, fenders and bolt-on bikepacking accessories, or keep it stripped to the basics (racks/fenders not included)
    • Journeyman geometry with aluminum tubing delivers lightweight strength; Fantail aluminum fork offers generous tire clearance
    • Drop bar lets you change up your hand position, reducing hand fatigue over long miles
    • Full-length internal cable routing protects shifting cables and improves performance in challenging conditions
    • 2x8 speed drivetrain with an FSA Tempo Adventure 46/30t crankset and a Sunrace 11-34t cassette
    • Fast and efficient 650b wheels with 2.1 in. tires
    • Promax DSK-330R flat mount disc brakes provide swift stopping power
    • Tubeless-ready wheels
    • Specs and images are subject to change


    This bike comes with Coast to Coast Support, which includes:
    • 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
    • In-store bike assembly
    • Pickup in store or curbside
    • Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
    REI Co-op Members get more:
    • Free flat tire repairs (labor only; parts not included)
    • 20% off shop services
    More about our free adjustments:
    New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.

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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Road Cycling


    Journeyman aluminum


    Fantail aluminum

    Bike Suspension

    No Suspension


    FSA Tempo Adventure 46/30t

    Bottom Bracket



    Shimano Claris

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Claris

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Claris GS

    Rear Cogs

    Sunrace 11-34t

    Number of Gears

    16 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Mechanical Disc Brake


    Promax DSK-330R Flat Mount disc brakes

    Brake Levers

    Shimano Claris


    WTB STP i23 TCS

    Front Hub


    Rear Hub


    Wheel Size



    WTB Nano Comp

    Tire Width

    2.1 inches

    Handlebar Shape

    Drop Bar


    Salsa Cowbell


    Salsa Guide

    Seat Post

    27.2 x 350mm


    WTB Volt Sport 142


    Not included


    VP Sealed


    KMC X8


    27 pounds

    Bike Weight

    Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.



  • Size Chart

    50 CM52 CM54 CM55 CM57 CM59.5 CM
    Height Range152cm - 160cm157cm - 165cm165cm - 175cm173cm - 183cm180cm - 190cm188cm - UP
    Effective Top Tube500520540555570595
    Seat Tube Center-Top380.0450.0470.0510.0530.0560.0
    Standover Height666720742778801823
    Head Tube Length100115140170200215
    Head Tube Angle (degrees)70.0070.5070.5070.5070.5070.50
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees)75.574.
    Fork Offset505050505050

    Sizing Notes

    Measurements are stated in millimeters unless otherwise indicated.

    How we measure bikes

    1. Standover Height Standover Height is a measurement from the ground to the top of the top tube, measured at the midpoint of the top tube.
    2. Reach Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured at head tube level.
    3. Stack Stack is the vertical distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured to the top of the head tube.
    4. Effective Top Tube Effective top tube is the distance from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube/seat post, measured parallel to the ground.
    5. Seat Tube Center to Top Seat Tube length is the measurement of the seat tube, from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.
    6. Head Tube Length Head Tube Length is measured from the bottom to the top of the head tube.
    7. Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle is the acute angle between the head tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike)
    8. Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle is the acute angle between the seat tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike).
    9. Bottom Bracket Height Bottom Bracket Height is a measurement taken vertically from the ground up to the center of the cranks.
    10. Wheelbase Wheelbase is the measurement from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle.
    11. Chainstay Length Chainstay Length is the measurement from the center of the cranks to the center of the rear axle.
    12. Fork Offset Fork Offset, or rake, is the distance from the front axle to a line drawn parallel to the center of the head tube or steering axis.
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