Advntr: Close Up with the Sonder Santiago steel touring bike

Advntr: Close Up with the Sonder Santiago

By Talyn Williams>

ADVNTR.cc's Nigel Leech recently dropped into Alpkit HQ to take a close look at the Sonder Santiago steel touring bike. With its competitive price and potential for adventure cycling it has features include rack mounts, generous tyre clearance, and options for 2x drive systems, indicating its suitability for rough road touring.

Nigel's visit to Alpkit HQ provided a hands-on inspection of the Santiago, revealing its design features asked for by cycle tourers. The bike's capabilities are enhanced by its detailed specifications like the Reynolds 631 main triangle, chromoly fork, and thoughtful touches like hooded dropouts and comprehensive cable routing for easy maintenance.

Looking under the downtube, you can see the fully enclosed external cable routing. This promises easy maintenance when out in the middle of nowhere or on tour to the newsagents.

The Sonder Santiago impressed with its thoughtful design tailored for the adventurous cyclist. Its build quality, versatility, and attention to detail position it as a strong contender in the touring bike market. The bike's adaptability to varying terrains and touring demands underscores its potential as a reliable companion for long-distance adventures.

For a deeper dive into the Santiago's features and Nigel's insights, read the full review here.

Sonder Santiago

  • SRAM Apex 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,249.00 or from £22 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • SRAM Apex 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,549.00 or from £27 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • SRAM Rival 1 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,449.00 or from £25 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • SRAM Apex 1 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,349.00 or from £24 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • SRAM Rival 22 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,649.00 or from £29 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • SRAM Rival 22 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,849.00 or from £32 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • Shimano GRX 610 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,749.00 or from £30 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • Shimano GRX 610 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,799.00 or from £31 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • Shimano Tiagra R4700 10-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,449.00 or from £25 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
  • Shimano 105 R7120 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha EX UK Made wheelset

£1,849.00 or from £32 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding in 5 days.
Build your own steel tourer with a Reynolds 631 frame and fork
£999.00 or from £18 /month
Buy Now. In stock for same day despatch.

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