Sonder Camino Al Apex1 Hydraulic

Sonder Camino Al Apex1 Hydraulic

Drop bar gravel bike

£1,199.00

Aluminium Camino with flared drop bar for greater comfort over distance, with the SRAM Apex1 groupset and hydraulic brakes for precise performance on rough terrains.

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  • Frame

    Size
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    Colour
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    size

    • Small

    • Medium

    • Large

    • X-Large

    colour

    • Chilli

    • Mint

    • Tarmac

  • 1. components

    Handlebar
    Sonder Bomber 56cm
    Saddle
    Love Mud Abode
    Seatpost

    Configure your 1. components

    Handlebar

    • Sonder Bomber 56cm

    • Sonder Bomber [OEM]

      Flared drops have found popularity in the cycle-cross and gravel racing communities where control and stability over off-road surfaces is important. For the long distance tourer flared drops give an even greater range of hand positions, allowing you to shuffle around on the bars and reduce fatigue.

    • Love Mud Spitfire 42cm

      +£0.00

    • Love Mud Spitfire

      Head down; dig deep; keep on pedalling.

      The Spitfire was made for three things: speed, agility, and comfort, exactly what you’re after when you’re pedalling hard or out for a long day on the road.

      Best suited to a road bike, the slight flare improves handling, so you can put it on your gravel bike too.

    • Love Mud Hurricane 42cm

      +£0.00

    • Love Mud Hurricane

      Get down in the drops and take your adventure to the road with these classic aluminium drop bars.

      Hurricane is a reliable bar for your road based adventures. Made from 6061-T6 grade aluminium and with a 70mm reach and 120mm drop and weigh 320 grams. A tried and tested design that will provide comfort and control as you eat up the miles.

    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
    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle / All Weather Carved / Black

      +£54.99

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

    Seatpost

  • 2. wheels

    Wheels
    Sonder Nova 700c Wheelset / Shimano

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    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 tubeless-ready 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
    • FSA NS Gravel Wheelset 650b / Shimano

      +£0.00

    • FSA NS Gravel Wheelset
    • FSA NS Gravel Wheelset 700c / Shimano

      +£0.00

    • FSA NS Gravel Wheelset
  • 3. pedals

    Pedals
    No Pedals

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    Pedals

    • No Pedals (none)

    • No Pedals
    • Shimano M520 Pedal Black

      +£39.99

    • Shimano M520 Pedal
    • Shimano RS500SL Pedal Black

      +£39.99

    • Shimano RS500SL Pedal
    • Shimano A530 Pedal Black

      +£39.99

    • Shimano A530 Pedal
  • 4. accessories

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

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    Bottle cages

    • No Bottle Cages (none)

    • No Bottle Cages
    • Love Mud Sideblade Left Entry / Black

      +£4.99

    • Love Mud Sideblade
      The Sideblade bottle cage not only gives your water bottle a lovely, secure hug, but its side loading system makes it easier to access when you need a drink, making staying hydrated a joy even when you've got a load of frame bags to work around!

      The Side blade is geared at letting you get to your water when you've got a bike packed up with frame bags, this means that it's also ideal for compact and full-sus frames where a standard loading bottle cage system just won't fit, you can choose which side you'd like to access your bottle by with a twist of the cage in the mount before your ride.

      Made of polycarbonate, the Sideblade is also super light and super duper tough - hooray!
    • Sonder Buzz Wire Single

      +£3.99

    • Sonder 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!

    • Sonder Buzz Wire Pair

      +£6.99

    • Sonder 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 Bluemels Mudguard Set 28 / 53mm / Black

      +£29.99

    • SKS Bluemels Mudguard Set

    Pannier

    • No Pannier Rack (none)

    • No Pannier Rack
    • Passport Tour Rack Black

      +£34.99

    • Passport Tour Rack

      You don't know the next time you are going to see home, you came here to get away from that. The few meagre luxuries you have with you are tucked away like precious little eggs in the pannier behind you. You have to look after yourself on the road.

      Tour Rack is a solid rear mounted pannier rack with an integral low-rider frame. It is made to support you on your big journeys, carrying your stuff until you decide you have had enough. Funnily enough it plays nicely with our Sonder Santiago and Camino framesets.

      Low riders - other than just sounding cool - lower the hang height of your panniers thus improving stabilty. If you need the extra clearance just pop your pannier up to the top bar.

      An added bonus is a bolt-on “light tube” which provides a secure fixing for most LED rear lights designed to fit on seat posts.

      The Tour Rack won't make your bike look any sexier than it already does, but you will be able to stay away from home longer.

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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: SRAM Apex 1 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Wheelset: Sonder Nova 700c / Shimano
  • 12 mm front and rear bolt through axles
  • Tyres: WTB Resolute / Comp / 700c / 42c
  • 700 x 50mm or 650b x 2.1 tyre clearance
  • Rack/guard mounts on the fork and rear

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 Apex1 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.

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
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
Cycling Weekly review the Camino

"Available both in aluminium and titanium, there are options for those on a budget as well as those looking for a dream build. Regardless of the chosen material, both frames feature the same design elements that make this an incredibly practical bike.

The cables are external and fully housed, making them well-sealed from any grime degrading shifting quality. They are also a lot easier to work on should you be unfortunate enough to be subject to a mid-ride mechanical.

Downtube bottle bosses, mounting points on the carbon front fork, discrete mounts for mudguards and the ability to take a pannier rack make this bike capable for carrying large loads. Keeping the steering under control and inspiring confidence on technical descents are the slack head angle together with the long wheelbase".

Read the full review here
Author: Stefan Abram - Cycling Weekly
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 Hydraulic
Frameset
Frame: Camino Al Frame [V3]
Fork: Camino Al Forks [V3]
Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB Headset / 7.8mm Spacer
Seat Clamp: Love Mud Gromit / 31.8mm
Group Set
Rotors: Avid Centreline Rotor / 160mm
Rear Mech: Sram Apex Rear Derailleur / 1 / Long
Rear Shifter: Sram Apex 22 Shifters / Hydraulic / Right / Flat
Chainset: Sram Apex 1 Crankset GXP / 172.5mm / 40
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP 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 Reels / Black
Handlebar: Love Mud Bomber
Wheelset
Wheels: Love Mud 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: 10.56kg; M: 10.59kg; L: TBC; XL: TBC
Pedals not included with full builds
FAQs
TBC
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
Features

Expedition geometry

Fast and responsive even when loaded up. With a lightweight aluminium frame, carbon forks, long wheel base and an extended head tube, the geometry promotes an upright riding position for all-day riding comfort.

Cable routing

External cable routing facilitates maintenance when you haven’t got access to a full workshop; cables are fully housed to keep your machinery running smoothly in all conditions.

Tyre clearance

Big tyre clearance for tackling mixed terrains: up to 650b x 2.1” or 700c x 50 mm

Powerful and firm braking

Well-modulated seatstay mounted hydraulic disk brakes will help to bring you to a halt and reduce the risk of wheel lock when that elk appears out of nowhere.

Carbon fork

Lightweight, strong and responsive with an alloy steerer; kitted out with mudguard mounts which accommodate racks for lightweight loads

Rack mounts

The triple cage bottle mount on top of the downtube allows for 2 different mounting positions. Opt for the modern ultra-light bikepacking luggage or load up with panniers on the rear rack mounts.