Ultimate Sonder gravel commuter bike

The ultimate gravel commuter bike is a Sonder

By Kenny Stocker

A comprehensive review of the Sonder Camino AL Apex 1 Hydraulic, highlighting its versatility as both a commuter and adventure bike.

Road.cc picks the best bikes they have reviewed for every type of cycle commuting scenario, from road bikes to e-bikes and all points in between. The review by Suvi Loponen picks our Sonder Camino AL Apex 1 Hydraulic as the ultimate gravel commuter bike, masterfully blending the worlds of gravel riding and commuting. Described as the best gravel commuter bike on the market, it's celebrated for its versatility, high-quality components, and affordable price point.

They say

The Sonder Camino AL is lauded for its huge tyre clearance and plethora of mounts, making it an excellent choice for both daily commutes and weekend adventures. The bike's ability to handle a variety of terrains with confident handling is particularly appreciated, thanks to its updated geometry and full carbon fibre fork. The semi-internal cabling and dropper post routing are highlighted as thoughtful touches that enhance both aesthetics and functionality.

The ideal machine for getting you to the workplace and back during the week before heading out on an epic adventure at the weekend.

Suvi also praises the bike's lovely paint job and the value it offers, pointing out that its price makes it an accessible option for a wide range of cyclists looking for quality and performance without breaking the bank.

We say

The Sonder Camino AL Apex 1 Hydraulic is an outstanding gravel commuter bike that excels in versatility, performance, and value. If you are looking for one bike to rule them all, whether navigating city streets or exploring far away trails, this bike promises a reliable and exhilarating ride. For those interested in a deeper dive into the Camino frame and fork, check out Mike Steads review of the Sonder Camino AL frame and fork.

Sonder Camino

  • SRAM Apex 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,049.00 £1,149.00 or from £18 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM Apex 1 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,099.00 £1,199.00 or from £19 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM Apex 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,349.00 £1,449.00 or from £24 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Sram Apex AXS XPLR 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,649.00 £1,799.00 or from £29 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM Rival AXS XPLR 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,949.00 £2,149.00 or from £34 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano GRX 610 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,399.00 £1,549.00 or from £24 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano GRX 610 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,449.00 £1,599.00 or from £25 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano Tiagra R4700 10-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,049.00 £1,149.00 or from £18 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano Tiagra R4700 Hydraulic 10-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,249.00 £1,349.00 or from £22 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano 105 R7120 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Nova 700c UK Made wheelset

£1,399.00 £1,549.00 or from £24 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • Shimano 105 R7170 Di2 12-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c UK Made wheelset

£2,049.00 £2,249.00 or from £36 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.
  • SRAM Rival 1 11-speed groupset
  • Sonder Alpha 700c UK Made wheelset

£2,199.00 £2,399.00 or from £38 /month
Buy Now. Be Riding Next Week.

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