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Broken Road ST: A Steel Steed for Bikepacking Bliss

By Kenny Stocker

Graham Cottingham explores the Sonder Broken Road ST, a bikepacking MTB transitioning from titanium to steel for affordability without compromising adventure readiness.

Reviewed by Graham Cottingham, the Broken Road ST emerges as an affordable alternative to its titanium predecessor, tailored for bikepacking enthusiasts. This hardtail mountain bike retains the valued qualities of the original while adopting 4130 chromoly steel to lower costs.

They say

Graham highlights the Broken Road ST's seamless transition from titanium to steel, ensuring affordability without sacrificing performance. The bike boasts an abundance of mounting points for accessories, internal cable routing including for dropper posts, and versatility in wheel and tire sizes to cater to diverse bikepacking adventures.

The steel frame's reliability, combined with Boost-spaced sliding dropouts, offers customisation and mechanical simplicity, important for remote travels. Despite a conservative geometry, the bike promises a balance between comfort for long rides and playfulness on trails, attributed to its 67-degree head angle and optimised chainstay length.

With a wide range of build specifications and customisation options at purchase, Graham appreciates our effort to meet various preferences and budgets. The Broken Road ST stands ready for adventure, equipped with all the best MTB drivetrains, highlighting its readiness for any bikepacking journey.

We say

The Broken Road ST is destined to become a classic for its blend of affordability, reliability, and customisability. It's an enticing option for bikepackers seeking a steel companion for their adventure cycling.

Where to read more

For a detailed review, read Graham Cottingham's insights on Bike Perfect.

Sonder Broken Road

  • SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£1,349.00 £1,499.00 or from £24 /month
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  • Shimano Deore M6100 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£1,449.00 £1,599.00 or from £25 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£1,549.00 £1,699.00 or from £27 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano SLX M7100 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£1,549.00 £1,699.00 or from £27 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Reba RL fork
  • Sonder Alpha 29" UK Made wheelset

£2,099.00 £2,299.00 or from £36 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano XT M8100 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Reba RL fork
  • Sonder Alpha 29" UK Made wheelset

£2,099.00 £2,299.00 or from £36 /month
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  • SRAM GX Eagle AXS 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Reba RL fork
  • Sonder Alpha 29" UK Made wheelset

£2,549.00 £2,799.00 or from £44 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • 4130 Chromoly frame
  • Optimised for 29 and 27.5" wheels
  • Full set of rack and cage mounts
£649.00 £699.00 or from £12 /month
Buy Now. In stock for same day despatch.
  • SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£1,799.00 £1,949.00 or from £31 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano Deore M6100 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£1,899.00 £2,099.00 or from £33 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£1,949.00 £2,149.00 or from £34 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano SLX M7100 12-speed groupset
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork
  • Sonder Nova 29" UK Made wheelset

£2,099.00 £2,299.00 or from £36 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.

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