Winter training bike

Colibri is the perfect lightweight winter trainer

By Kenny Stocker

Highlighting the ideal features of a winter road training bike, emphasizing its versatility and comfort alongside necessary technical upgrades.

The challenge set to Dan Joyce was to find the perfect winter road training bike. It had to be equipped with modern features to serve as a winter trainer, blend performance with comfort, incorporate hydraulic disc brakes, integrated shifters, and the capability to accommodate mudguards, among other specifications.

Dan picked out the Sonder Colibri Ti 105 as a bike that ticked all of these boxes, suggesting that endurance road bikes, known for their mudguard compatibility, fit the bill perfectly.

Picking the Sonder Colibri Titanium frame with the Shimano 105 groupset, having personally tested and owned the aluminium model from the same line, Dan vouches for its performance and durability.

The bike's specifications, including its weight, mudguard compatibility, and hydraulic brakes, align with the requirements for a winter road training bike, handling and long-ride comfort, making it an ideal winter training companion.

It's titanium frame is winter-proof and should shrug off accidental knocks better than carbon.

The inclusion of hydraulic disc brakes and room for mudguards underscored the Colibri's suitability for varied winter conditions.

Dans article on selecting a winter trainer bike was published in the April/May edition of Cycling Magazine, published by Cycling UK.

Sonder Colibri

  • Shimano Tiagra R4700 10-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova I19 Aero UK Made wheelset

£949.00 £1,099.00 or from £17 /month
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  • Shimano Tiagra R4700 Hydraulic 10-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova I19 Aero UK Made wheelset

£1,149.00 £1,299.00 or from £20 /month
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  • Shimano 105 R7120 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova I19 Aero UK Made wheelset

£1,299.00 £1,499.00 or from £23 /month
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  • Shimano 105 R7170 Di2 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c Aero UK Made wheelset

£1,899.00 £2,199.00 or from £33 /month
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  • SRAM Rival 22 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova I19 Aero UK Made wheelset

£1,149.00 £1,299.00 or from £20 /month
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  • SRAM Rival AXS 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c Aero UK Made wheelset

£1,949.00 £2,249.00 or from £34 /month
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Aluminium endurance bike frame
  • 6061 double butted aluminium frame
  • Colibri carbon monocoque fork
  • Tyre clearance up to 36mm
  • Internal cable routing

£469.00 £549.00
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  • SRAM Rival 22 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c Aero UK Made wheelset

£2,199.00 £2,399.00 or from £38 /month
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  • SRAM Force 22 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c Aero UK Made wheelset

£2,849.00 £3,149.00 or from £49 /month
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  • SRAM Rival AXS 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c Aero UK Made wheelset

£2,899.00 £3,199.00 or from £50 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM Force AXS 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c Aero UK Made wheelset

£3,299.00 £3,649.00 or from £57 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.

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