Light, fast, responsive and smooth. Really smooth. The Colibri Al glides up long climbs and it’s an assured and confident descender. Quick when you want it to be, relaxed and easy to pilot when you want to take it easy. It’ll take up to 36mm tyres or 32mm with mudguards. And talking of guards, there are all the mounts you need for guards and racks, which means this really is a bike you can ride every day of the year. And love it.
A 4 season endurance road bike, Colibri Al takes on all road conditions making it ideal for the Fred Whitton or the mountain climbs of the Tour de France. This is the bike for Galibier, Ventoux, Glandon, Alpe d’Huez, Bealach Na Ba, Bwlch-y-Groes, Hardnott, the list is endless.
Author: Cycling Plus
The winning package of versatility, accessible price, value for money and longevity deservedly goes to the Sonder Colibri, a bike that I found myself reaching for time and again.
|Build||Colibri Al Tiagra|
|Frame:||Sonder Colibri Al Frame|
|Fork:||Sonder Colibri Al Fork|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C-40-ACB Headset / 7.8mm Spacer|
|Left Brake:||Shimano Tiagra [R4700] Shifters / Mechanical / Left / 2x|
|Right Brake:||Shimano Tiagra [R4700] Shifters / Mechanical / Right / 10x|
|Calipers:||Tektro C-550 Flat Mount Calipers|
|Rotors:||Tektro Rotor / 6 Bolt / 160mm|
|Rear Mech:||Shimano Tiagra [R4700] Rear Derailleur / GS|
|Chainset:||Shimano Tiagra [R4700] Crankset / 172.5mm / 50-34t|
|Bottom Bracket:||Shimano RS500 Bottom Bracket|
|Chain:||Shimano CN4601 Chain / 10 / 118l|
|Cassette:||Shimano HG500 Cassette / 10 / 11-32t|
|Stem:||Love Mud Storc 31.8mm / 80mm|
|Seatpost:||Sonder Membar / 27.2mm / 400mm|
|Saddle:||Sonder Abode / Black|
|Tape/Grips:||Love Mud Reels / Black|
|Handlebar:||Love Mud Spitfire / 440mm|
|Wheels:||Sonder Nova I19 Aero Wheelset / HG|
|Tyres:||WTB Expanse / Comp / 32 / Black|
|Tubes:||WTB Inner Tube / 700 / 28-38|
|Frame:||S: 1.73 kg; M: 1.75 kg; L: 1.84 kg; XL: 1.92 kg|
|Fork (uncut):||0.55 kg|
|Pedals not included with full builds|
|Frame weight: S: 1.35kg; M: 1.53kg; L: 1.7kg; 1.9kg|
|Fork weight - uncut: 460g|
|6061 Double butted Aluminium frame|
|Monocoque Carbon Fork with mudguard and cage mounts|
|Seat Post: ø 27.2 mm|
|Headtube: 1-1/8” – 1-1/2” Tapered|
|Spacing: Bolt-Thru 12 x 142 mm|
|Bottom Bracket: 68 mm BSA Threaded|
|Full internal cable routing|
|Front derailleur type: Clamp-on 31.8 mm|
|Flat mount disc brake only Rear mud guard and pannier rack mounts|
6061 Double Butted Aluminium Frame
Lightweight, strong and durable aluminium frame with extra-light carbon monocoque fork
Internal cable routing
Internal routing in the front triangle means tidy cables, clean lines, and reduced potential for cable snags.
Tapered steerer and headtube gives more precise cornering and increases feedback when riding.
Clearance for up to 36 mm tyres, or 32 mm with mud guards
A longer wheel base promotes comfort and confidence on the downhills.