January 16, 2022
The Salsa Vaya is an all-terrain, or light touring bike. Its steel frame makes it super durable, and a 22 speed Shimano drivetrain makes riding on different roads much easier.
The bike's fork has mounts for three water bottles, so you can carry enough water to stay hydrated as you ride.
The Salsa Vaya has good tire clearance. Therefore fitting large volume tires for a more comfortable ride shouldn't be a problem.
This is a versatile bike that you can use for commuting, touring, trail cycling, or, however, you choose to ride.
The bike is not cheap, different versions of the Salsa Vaya all cost over a grand.
The Vaya doesn't have internal cable routing. That leaves the brake and gear cables exposed, so you have to be careful not to damage them as you ride or store your bike.
The Salsa Vaya has been one of the bike models produced by Salsa since 2011. There are several versions of the bike, which include the Salsa Vaya GRX 600, Salsa Vaya Apex, and the Vaya 105.
The Vaya GRX 600 is the most expensive of the bikes selling at $2,299. You can get the Vaya 105 for $2000 and the Salsa Vaya Apex for $1800. You also have the option of buying the Vaya frame then using it to build your own bike.
As I have already mentioned, this bike is designed to offer a smooth and comfortable ride on any road surface. So whether you ride it on pavement or dirt, the bicycle will handle itself well.
The Salsa bikes all have the same steel frame and some similar bike features. Specs on this bike include a Waxwing Carbon fork with three-pack mounts, TRP Spyre-C mechanical brakes, Shimano HG70011 11-speed, 11-34T cassette, Salsa Cowbell drop bar, WTB Riddler TCS Light/Fast Rolling tires, and a WTB Volt saddle.
The Salsa Vaya comes with a five-year warranty on the frame.
Here are five things that make riding the Salsa Vaya fun.
The Salsa Vaya is a good option for those looking to buy a bike they can do any type of riding with. Its steel frame, good tire clearance, disc brakes, and many more exciting features make it ready for your on and off-road bike adventures.
Vaya Triple Butted CroMoly
Novatec 32h, 12x100 Thru-Axle
Novatec 32h, 135mm QR
FSA Omega Adventure 48/32t
68mm BSA, threaded
Shimano 105 R7000
Shimano HG700-11 11-34t
TRP Spyre-C, 160mm
WTB ST i19 TCS 700c
WTB Riddler TCS Light/Fast Rolling, Tan Sidewall
27.2 x 350mm
WTB Volt Comp
Cane Creek 10