Sonder Camino Al Apex1 Flat

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Sonder Camino Al Apex1 Flat

Flat bar gravel bike

£899.00

Aluminium Camino frame and carbon blade fork for multi-day expeditions, built with SRAM Apex1 groupset and class-leading components for round-the-world travel.

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This bike is on pre-order. It is due to arrive in stock soon and builds start from 1st August. We'll keep you up-to-date throughout with your order progress and your planned bike build day.

This build is currently on pre order. We expect to be building from 20th July with a build time of 4 weeks.

All Sonder bikes are built to order and can be customised. You can make your selections on the next page.

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Select your size and make any changes you want from the standard build. When you’re done, hit Add to Bag at the bottom of the page

  • Frame

    Size
    Please select your Size
    Colour
    Please select your Colour

    Configure your Frame

    size

    • Small

    • Medium

    • Large

    • X-Large

    colour

    • Chilli

    • Mint

    • Tarmac

  • 1. components

    Handlebar
    Love Mud Aspect Riser 780mm
    Saddle
    Love Mud Abode
    Seatpost
    Love Mud Membar 27.2mm /

    Configure your 1. components

    Handlebar

    • Love Mud Aspect Riser 780mm

    • Love Mud Aspect Riser [OEM]

      In general riser bars tend to be wider than flat bars and may have slightly more flex to give a more forgiving ride. As you go into descents and your arms drop below your knees the additional height gained on your front end will help you take control of the steep descents.

      That said you can get all bar types in a range of widths and stiffnesses and front end height can be adjusted with spacers like our Love Mud Rings, so sometimes you just have to ignore the mumbojumbo and make your call on style and personal preference and there is nothing wrong with that.

    • Love Mud Aspect Flat 720mm

      +£0.00

    • Love Mud Aspect Flat

      Flat bars help you keep the front end of your bike low, allowing you to get the weight over your front wheel when climbing and giving you more control in cornering.

      Our flats have a 5˚ rise so technically we should call them flatish, but if you really need them to be totally flat just rotate in the stem clamp!

    Saddle

    • Love Mud Abode

    • Love Mud Abode [OEM]

      High density foam padding over a plastic base provides comfort and longevity. A v-shaped split at the rear of the saddle allows flex as you are riding, increasing shock absorbancy and reducing pressure on the spot between your sit bones.

      Scooped up at the back with a slight rise towards the nose the longitudinal profile provides a cupped, craddled seating position, a timeless, proven design for distance on and off the road or climbing in the mountains.

      Stainless steel rails give 50 mm of forward and back adjustment to help you find your sweet spot.

      All our Sonder bikes come with Abode fitted as standard.

    • Love Mud Kura

      +£19.99

    • Love Mud Kura

      Adventure cycling is diverse; in the course of a single trip you can find km's of asphalt, traverse rutted grasslands, weave through thickly forest singletrack, climb loose gravel track or descend steep rocky trails.

      It is unlikely you are going to find a single saddle position for all of this terrain. With this in mind Kura has a flat longitudinal profile with a gentle lateral curvature to give an extended saddle area, allowing you to position yourself around the saddle as you move between road, downhill, and climbing.

      The honeycomb base reduces weight whilst still providing structure and support that adapts and flexes with your motion.

      Titanium rails giving 50 mm of forward and back adjustment to help you find your sweet spot. Titanium is more forgiving than steel so provides a little more comfort.

      Slightly wider than our Adobe saddle, it may provide additional comfort for riders with wider sit bones.

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle / All Weather / Black

      +£49.99

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle [OEM] / All Weather / Black
    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle / All Weather / Brown

      +£49.99

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle [OEM] / All Weather / Brown

    Seatpost

    • Love Mud Membar 27.2mm /

    • Love Mud Membar [OEM]

      A seat post that is reliable and offers adjustability to help you find your ultimate riding position.

      Membar is all about adjustability. With a twist of your allen key the micro adjustment rail clamp allows the saddle angle to be fine tuned to your ideal position.

      Your saddle can be fitted with minimal faff thanks to a quick release action that allows the upper rail clamp to be released without removing the retaining bolt. The lower rail clamp is secured to the seat post which means that it will not fall in the mud when you are trying to fit your saddle.

    • Cane Creek EE-Silk

      +£179.99

    • Cane Creek EE-Silk [OEM]

      Ride longer, ride further with the Cane Creek eeSilk suspension seatpost.

      At 295g the eeSilk Post is comparable in weight to traditional rigid seatposts while offering 20mm of vertical compliance to help improve control on rough surfaces and reduce fatigue on long rides. It's the sort of upgrade you thank yourself for 6 hours into a ride!

  • 2. wheels

    Wheels
    Sonder Nova 700c Wheelset / Shimano

    Configure your 2. wheels

    Wheels

    • Sonder Nova 700c Wheelset / Shimano

    • Sonder Nova 700c [OEM] Wheelset / Shimano

      1Sonder Novas are our reliable, versatile disc brake wheelset built for all seasons. Wide-tyred, tough, and versatile, the Nova 700c wheelset is ready for adventure on road and trail.

      19mm wide rims are perfectly suited for 28 – 50mm tyres, which means more traction through a broader contact patch and lower rolling resistance. Novas are machine built for precision on Sonder’s sealed hubs, which are 12mm thru-axle front and rear.

      We’ve designed the Novas to be a reliable, long-term part of your bike. You could go round the world on them. Plain-gauge spokes mean that the Novas will stay strong when you load your bike up with luggage. Sealed bearings make them easy to look after. And a steel free-hub body will take years of abuse.

      Novas give a beautifully balanced ride, spin up to speed quickly and roll easily on super-smooth bearings. They’re the wheels we choose when we want to keep all our options open – road, gravel, luggage, doesn’t matter!

    • Sonder Nova 650b Wheelset / Shimano

      +£0.00

    • Sonder Nova 650b [OEM] Wheelset / Shimano

      Sonder Novas are our durable and quick disc brake wheelset built for gravel adventures and road plus smoothness. Wide-tyred, tough, and versatile, the Nova 650B wheelset is ready for adventure on miles and miles of trails.

      Novas are machine built for precision on Sonder’s sealed hubs, which are 12mm thru-axle front and rear.

      We’ve designed the Novas to be a reliable, long-term part of your bike. You could go round the world on them. Plain-gauge spokes mean that the Novas will stay strong when you load your bike up with luggage. Sealed bearings make them easy to look after. And a steel free-hub body will take years of abuse and sound beautiful.

      Novas give a beautifully balanced ride, spin up to speed quickly and roll easily on super-smooth bearings. They’re the wheels we choose when we want to go gravel riding for miles and miles with the freedom to worry about nothing except for what’s over the next hill.

       

      Key Features

      • Wide rims increase the contact patch of tyres and reduce rolling resistance
      • Plain-gauge stainless steel spokes make wheels strong enough to load up your bike with gear
      • Sealed cartridge bearings mean low maintenance
      • 3 year Alpine Bond

      Wheel Spec

      • Nova Rim: Tubeless-ready. Internal width 23mm. Takes 650Bx47mm road plus up to 27.5x2.2” MTB tyres
      • Nova hub: 12mm thru-axle
      • Sealed cartridge bearings
      • Steel free-hub body for durability
      • Spokes: Stainless steel plain-gauge
    • Love Mud Volution 650b Wheelset Set up Tubeless

      +£149.99

    • Love Mud Volution 650b Wheelset [OEM]

      Lightweight and durable with all the benefits of bigger tyres, Volution disc braked 650b road plus wheelset gives you more traction, less vibration, and a smoother ride. Machine built for precision and and individually hand checked for quality.

      650b | QR/Bolt-through adapters optional | fits Camino AL and Camino Ti | suited to Road Plus tyres and 28 - 30 mm tyres

      Plus-sized for a smoother ride

      Bigger tyres mean a smoother ride. Volution is compatible with Road Plus tyres (such as the WTB Horizon), providing all the benefit and geometry of regular 700c tyres with added comfort, especially when the road ends and the fun begins.

      The overall diameter of the Road Plus tyre and rim matches your 700c rim with 28 - 30 mm road tyre, you just need to ensure you have the chainstay clearance to fit wider tyres.

      Tubeless ready, lightweight rims

      At 23 mm internal width, these rims are built to take a bigger tyre. The rims are wide enough to give the road plus tyres the lateral profile needed to perform at their peak. However, they are also narrow and lightweight enough to run like a dream when marathon and general off-road riding. Run tubeless with some 28 mm tape, a pair of valves, and compatible tyres. Disc only.

      Durable, convertible, and serviceable hub

      Sealed wheel bearings so they are easily serviceable without the need for specialist tools; adaptable for 100/135 QR or 100/142 bolt-through setups; supplied QR. The axles are double machined so they are first machined, then milled for precision and finally milled again for final perfection. Plus they are made out of aluminium so they are not heavy.

      Ride it your way

      We all ride our own way. Choose between the regular Shimano 11 speed freehub (10s spacer included) and the SRAM XD Driver (permitting a 10 tooth bottom sprocket) to make the Volution your own.

    • Love Mud Orbit 700c Wheelset Set up Tubeless

      +£149.99

    • Love Mud Orbit 700c Wheelset [OEM]

      Wide tyred, lightweight, tough, and versatile. Orbit disc brake 700c wheelset is hungry for grit, gravel, and adventure on road and trail. Machine built for precision and and individually hand checked for quality.

      Tubeless ready lightweight rims

      19 mm narrow and lightweight rims make Orbit ideal for year round riding. Run with 28 - 45 mm tyres, or run tubeless with some 24 mm tape, a pair of valves, and compatible tyres. Disc brake only.

      Durable, convertible, and serviceable hub

      Sealed wheel bearings so they are easily serviceable without the need for specialist tools; adaptable for 100/135 QR or 100/142 bolt-through setups; supplied QR. The axles are double machined so they are first machined, then milled for precision and finally milled again for final perfection. Plus they are made out of aluminium so they are not heavy.

      Comes with the Shimano 11 speed freehub (10s spacers included).

      700c | QR (Bolt-through adapters available) | fits Camino AL and Camino Ti | suited to 28 mm - 45 mm tyres

      Juice up

      For adventure-minded peddlers and wilderness wanderers, upgrading to the Juice Dynamo hub lets you recharge your torch or GPS as longs as you're pedalling without the faff of installing a dynamo hub yourself.

  • 3. pedals

    Pedals
    No Pedals

    Configure your 3. pedals

    Pedals

    • No Pedals (none)

    • No Pedals
    • Shimano R540 Pedal / Black

      +£49.99

    • Shimano R540 Pedal / Black

      Using trickle-down technology from the pro tour, the Shimano R540 has great foot stability from a wide pedal platform and a light action for easier clip in and clip out operation. So no wasted movement, no flex and incredible pedalling efficiency.

      A low maintenance sealed cartridge axel unit means these will keep turning for years.

    • Shimano M540 Pedal / Black

      +£59.99

    • Shimano M540 Pedal / Black

      Compact dual sided SPD pedal with a Cro-Mo spindle and low maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle. Uncomplicated with top class performance. Uses trickle-down technology from the M959 pedal. Packaging may vary, cleats included.

      Reliable, dependable, rugged.

  • 4. accessories

    Bottle cages
    No Bottle Cages
    Mudguards
    No Mudguards
    Pannier
    No Pannier Rack

    Configure your 4. accessories

    Bottle cages

    • No Bottle Cages (none)

    • No Bottle Cages
    • Love Mud Buzz Wire Single

      +£3.99

    • Love Mud Buzz Wire [OEM]

      The easiest and most convenient way to carry water on your bike, a classic cage design that holds your water bottle nice and snug.

      Buzz Wire is reassuringly durable, weighs just 65 grams and will carry your 500 or 750 ml water bottle with ease.

      If you are on expedition and looking for a way to pass a rest day make a bent wire loop and challenge someone to a game of Buzz Wire!

    • Love Mud Buzz Wire Pair

      +£6.99

    • Love Mud Buzz Wire [OEM]

      The easiest and most convenient way to carry water on your bike, a classic cage design that holds your water bottle nice and snug.

      Buzz Wire is reassuringly durable, weighs just 65 grams and will carry your 500 or 750 ml water bottle with ease.

      If you are on expedition and looking for a way to pass a rest day make a bent wire loop and challenge someone to a game of Buzz Wire!

    Mudguards

    • No Mudguards (none)

    • No Mudguards
    • SKS Commuter Mudguard Set 28 / 45mm / Black

      +£29.99

    • SKS Commuter Mudguard Set

      High quality, full length mudguard set with high quality, stainless-steel fittings.

      Fitted by us so you don't have to go through the pain!

    Pannier

    • No Pannier Rack (none)

    • No Pannier Rack
    • Love Mud Mool

      +£14.99

    • Love Mud Mool

      Mool is a tubular aluminium pannier rack designed to turn your adventure cross bike into a fast expedition tourer.

      Designed to work perfectly with our Sonder bikes, the Mool is a versatile and adaptable being, and will fit most bikes with traditional mounts.

      So that the Mool always has your back, a tailgate plate permits 50 and 80 mm lights or a suitable reflector.

Initial Price
£899.00
Extras
£0.00
Grand Price
£899.00
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Description

Camino Al is built for those moments when the road turns into trail and the bridleway drops off into single track. Spritely and comfortable on the tarmac with enough in reserve to explore off-road trails, it transforms your riding experience and turns dead ends into possibilities.

Capable, tough and quick aluminium adventure bike for exploring the world. 

At a glance
  • Capable, durable, and quick aluminium adventure gravel bike
  • Frame: Sonder Camino Alloy Frame
  • Fork: Sonder Camino Alloy Fork
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Apex1 / 1 x 11 / 11-42
  • Brakes: Tektro R280 mechanical disc brakes
  • Wheelset: Sonder Nova 700c Wheelset / Shimano
  • Tyres: WTB Resolute / Comp / 700c / 42c
  • 12 mm front and rear bolt through axles
  • 700 x 50mm or 650b x 2.1 tyre clearance
  • Rack/guard mounts on the fork and rear
  • Flat bar for enhanced control off road

Infused with DNA from cyclocross, gravel, and adventure race bikes, the Camino’s relaxed geometry was designed for long day comfort, with a longer wheelbase, slacker head angle and lengthened headtube for a more natural riding position.

A low bottom bracket and short chainstays make it agile through the corners whilst the slackened head angle inspires confidence when descending. The aluminium frame is tough enough to take a knock or two, so you can lose yourself in the journey and push the technical envelope of your travel or even your commute.

Effortlessly adaptable, the Camino is as proficient on your local trail as it is on the open road, with tyre clearance up to 700c x 50mm or 650b x 2.1” for that added traction and comfort on bumpier terrain. Responsive and exhilarating even when loaded up with luggage; rack, bottle cage and mudguard mounts give you the option to pack up and pedal off on a self-supported ride whenever the feeling takes you. Triple cage mount on the top of the downtube allows for 2 different mounting positions for the bottle cage for extra bag clearance or to fit a Lug-Kage.

SRAM’s Apex1 groupset gives reliable shifting action at an unrivalled cost. X-Sync tooth profile ensures secure engagement between the chainring and chain to stop it from coming off. The X-Horizon derailleur and Roller Bearing Clutch to keep the chain gap consistent and taught, preventing chain slap on rough terrain.

SRAM Apex1

The 1 x 11 gearing, with an 11 – 42t cassette, offers a gear range that is wide enough to cope with any terrain, opening up the alpine passes to mere mortals with enough at the top end to cruise up on the flat.

Chainring Sprocket Ratio Wheel Diameter (inches) Gear Inches
40 11 3.64 28.2 102.5
40 42 0.95 28.2 26.9

 

Love Mud Aspect Flat

A flatish bar increases versatility, giving you extra control off-road.

Kudos
Active Traveller: Sonder Camino Al

An excellent option for all round adventuring

Read the full review here.

Author: Active Traveller
Advntr Review the Sonder Camino Al

Sonder have played a blinder with the Camino, producing a fast, fun and comfortable bike with no obvious flaws. Often we test bikes that have a but… , such as a high cost, a press fit BB or feeling weighty but not here. The Camino lives up to the ideal of an Adventure bike, a compromise of road vs trail, but without ever feeling out of its depth. 

Read the full review here.

Author: Nigel Leech
Camino Al featured in IMB mag

Up front, it was flared drops that really had us surprised, thinking they were just a quirky, beard stroking addition; they are fundamental to the stability of handling in the rough.

Read the full review here.

Author: Ewen Turner
Camino Al in Top 10 Adventure Bikes of 2018/2019

The comfortable position is perfect for gravel excursions or riding long distances loaded with luggage.

See the full list here.

Author: David Arthur
Singletrack review the Sonder Camino Al
With its flexible wheel size options and plenty of tyre clearance, there’s scope for building the Sonder Camino AL however you want it. However, as built, this Rival 1 option seems to me to be a great fit straight out the box. If you can’t fork out for this higher end build kit straight away, the ride quality is such that the frame makes a good candidate for later upgrades, and the handling is simply excellent. Unless your heart is set on steel, titanium, or carbon, I can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t want this bike. I do want this bike, and I’m genuinely sorry to be sending it back.
Author: Amanda Wishart - Singletrack
Testing The Sonder Camino Al

A great value bike capable of much more both on and off road than the price might suggest.

Read the full review here.

Author: Benedict Pfender
Reviews
Geometry and Sizing

Sizing

Generally we recommend:
Small
Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in
Medium
Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in
Large
Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in
X-Large
Riders 6ft 2in and over
You can also take into consideration the standover height to ensure you pick a bike that will be a good fit. If you measure your inside leg and ensure there is a minimum of an inch from the toptube to your crotch this will give you enough seatpost adjustment to find your optimum saddle height.
Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 460 490 520 550
TT - Top tube 530 556 576 604
HT - Head tube 140 160 180 200
HA - Head angle 71 71 71 71
SA - Seat angle 74.5 74 74 73
CS - Chainstay 435 435 435 435
BB - BB drop 73 73 73 73
FO - Fork offset 50 50 50 50
WB - Wheelbase 1020 1040 1062 1070
SO - Stand over 743 761 785 808
RE - Reach 370 385 400 410
SK - Stack 568 587 605 624
Build Spec
Build Camino Al Apex1 Flatbar
Frameset
Frame: Sonder Camino Al Frame
Fork: Sonder Camino Al Forks
Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB Headset / 7.8mm Spacer
Seat Clamp: Love Mud Gromit / 31.8mm
Group Set
Brake Front: Tektro R280 / Front / 900mm / Black
Brake Rear: Tektro R280 / Rear / 1500mm / Black
Rotors: Tektro Rotor / 6 Bolt / 160mm
Rear Mech: SRAM Apex Rear Derailleur / 1 / Long
Rear Shifter: SRAM Apex 1 Shifters / Flat Bar
Chainset: SRAM Apex 1 Crankset GXP / 172.5mm / 40
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Bottom Bracket / Standard
Chain: SRAM PC1110 Chain / 118 Links
Cassette: SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11 / 11-42
Finishing Kit
Stem: Love Mud Storc 31.8mm / 80mm
Seatpost: Love Mud Membar / 27.2mm / 400mm
Saddle: Love Mud Abode / Black
Tape/Grips: Love Mud Clutch / Black
Handlebar: Love Mud Aspect Flat
Wheelset
Wheels: Sonder Nova 700c Wheelset / Shimano
Front Tyre: WTB Resolute / Comp / 700 / 42
Rear Tyre: WTB Resolute / Comp / 700 / 42
Tubes: WTB Inner Tube / 700 / 28-38
Weight
Frame: S: 1.9kg; M: 2.0kg; L: 2.0kg; XL: 2.1kg
Fork (uncut): 0.84 kg
Built: S: TBC; M: TBC; L: 10.75kg; XL: 11kg
Pedals not included with full builds
Frame Spec
Lightweight, durable and strong aluminium frame.
Weight: S: 1.9kg; M: 2.0kg; L: 2.0kg; XL: 2.1kg
6061 Aluminium
Carbon fork with alloy steerer
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Seat tube OD 31.8 mm
Headset: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
Disk brake only
Mud guard and pannier rack mounts 700 x 50mm or 650b x 2.1” tyre clearance 12mm bolt through axles at both ends