Frontier is our multi-activity hardtail mountain bike. Ride hard at the trail centre, load it up for a midweek bikepacking trip, pocket your passport and continue around the world. Frontier is an adaptable off-road explorer.
The geometry is for long day comfort but it’s no slouch.
The 6061 aluminium frame provides a durable and stiff chassis giving a responsive kick as you demand power when the slope steepens or enjoy feedback and precision through the corners.
Available as a fully rigid or with 100mm suspension fork. Set it up for XC race speed or for all day big mile comfort.
Tyre clearance gives you the choice of 27.5+ or 29in wheelsets. Bolt through 148mm boost rear spacing provides the benefit of stronger, stiffer and more efficient wheels.
Built for a balance of cross country efficiency and trail centre capability. A favourite with bikepackers looking for all-day comfort and performance.
Clean lines thanks to internal cable routing. Frontier also incorporates routing for a dropper seat post. The 6061 aluminium tubing is durable, light, low maintenance and stiff.
Extra width between the chainstays gives you the choice of running 27.5+ tyres up to 3 inches or 29 inch tyres up to 2.5 inches.
Designed around bolt through Boost 148mm rear spacing providing the benefit of stronger, stiffer and more efficient wheels.
Chainstay mounted disc brakes. And triple bottle mounts.
|Frame:||Frontier Frame | 6061 aluminium|
|Fork:||RockShox Recon Silver RL | 100mm (travel)|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C-40-ACB|
|Shifters:||SRAM NX Eagle Trigger | 1x | 12-speed|
|Brakes:||SRAM Guide T | Hydraulic | Post mount|
|Rotors:||SRAM Centerline | 180mm (front), 160mm (rear) | 6-bolt|
|Rear derailleur:||SRAM NX Eagle | Long cage | 12-speed|
|Chainset:||SRAM NX Eagle DUB | 170mm | 32t|
|Cassette:||SRAM PG1230 | 11-50t | 12-speed|
|Chain:||SRAM NX Eagle | 12-speed|
|Bottom bracket:||SRAM DUB | BSA | 73mm|
|Wheels:||Sonder Nova 27.5" or 29 XC|
|Tyres:||WTB Ranger | 27.5 x 2.8" | Black|
|Tubes:||WTB | 27.5 x 2.8-3.0"|
|Handlebars:||Sonder Aspect Riser | 780mm|
|Seatpost:||Sonder Seatpost | 31.6mm|
|Grips:||Sonder Clutch | Black|
|Frame:||XS: TBC S: 1.84kg; M: 1.88kg; L: 1.94kg; XL: 2.08kg;|
|Build:||XS: TBC S: TBC M: 11.4kg; L: 11.5kg; XL: 11.7kg;|
|Pedals not included with full builds|
|Specifications are subject to change without notice|
It is important to get the right size bike, if the bike fits you well it will be faster, more comfortable and easier to handle.
Generally we recommend: Small: Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in (157-170cm) Medium: Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in (167-177cm) Large: Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in (175-187cm) X-Large: Riders of 6ft 2in + (187cm)
|ST - Seat tube||380||430||480||520|
|TT - Top tube||563.1||597.3||621.6||647.3|
|HT - Head tube||110||115||130||150|
|HA - Head angle||68||68||68||68|
|SA - Seat angle||73||73||73||73|
|CS - Chainstay||445||445||445||445|
|BB - BB drop||50||50||50||50|
|FO - Fork offset||51||51||51||51|
|WB - Wheelbase||1095.7||1131.3||1157||1184.5|
|SO - Stand over||764||793.9||824.6||852.6|
|RE - Reach||390||420||440||460|
|SK - Stack||566.1||580.1||594||612.5|
|Weight: S: 1.84kg; M: 1.88kg; L: 1.94kg; XL: 2.08kg|
|6061 Aluminium frame|
|Optimised for rigid or 100mm suspension forks|
|Internal cable routing through downtube|
|Bolt Through Boost 148mm rear spacing for wheel strength and optimal chainline|
|Fork built around Bolt Through Boost 110mm spacing|
|Threaded 73mm BSA BB shell for no-creak assembly|
|Chainstay mounted disc brake for clean lines and damage protection|
|Triple bottle cage mount on downtube|
|Use a seat clamp with integrated mounts for pannier rack compatibility|
|Clearance for 3 inch 27.5+ or 2.5 inch 29er tyres|
|Reverb Stealth port|
|Headset: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40|
|EN 14766 compliant|
It is a bike that will likely tick many boxes for anyone planning multi-day rides, without first returning home for their tea.
Author: Andy McCandlish
This cracking value and rock solid machine from Sonder is just crying out to be loaded up and taken to the horizon.
Giving several centimeters of squish, their suspension-like characteristics help the Frontier float over rough terrain. With big handlebars, an upright position, and loads of stand-over, the Frontier is great for roistering about on, and could certainly serve as a regular mountain bike.
The Frontier might be considered a Jack of all trades but the clever bit is, it's able to master most of them.