Sonder Santiago Apex1 Flat Bar

Sonder Santiago Apex1 Flat Bar

Reynolds steel cycle touring road bike

£1,149.00

Flat-barred single ring setup for low maintenance riding, geared up for going far with the comfort of a flat bar

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All Sonder bikes are built to order and can be customised. Our build time is currently 3 weeks.
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  • Frame

    Size
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    Colour
    Please select your Colour

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    size

    • Small

    • Medium

    • Large

    • X-Large

    colour

    • Blue

    • Grey

  • 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 Confucius 760mm

      +£14.99

    • Love Mud Confucius

      Confucius says that you don't have to sacrifice what you love about your traditional riser bars just to get the flexibility of a hooped bar.

      We have taken our Aspect risers and evolved them in to a bar designed primarily for bikepacking. You won't have to adapt to a new hand position so you are not going to lose any control offroad and you can still get out of your saddle and power up the hills like a hero. If you do want to move your hands a bit a reduce the fatigue of a long ride the hoop extends out front giving a choice of further hand positions. Need some bar tape? Add a couple of rolls of Love Mud Reels for better comfort and grip.

      The bars have a slight riser but feel free to experiment and rotate them to your suiting. Keep them horizontal, or twist them up slightly to give yourself a streamlined TT style riding position to help you battle across a windblown Tierra del Fuego.

      Strength is not compromised as the main load bearing section of the bar is a single piece. Got gadgets? Confucius loves gadgets, and with the out-front hoop you can free up the bar around the stem. Simply attach your Garmin, 3000 lumen torches or mascots to the hoop and they will still be well within reach, maybe at an even better viewing angle and sit above your handle bar luggage.

      Take your bikepacking into the mountains; Confucius is a bar that gives you more control than a tradional swept back bar on technical terrain.

    • 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

    Tubes
    Inner Tubes
    Wheels
    Sonder Nova 700c Wheelset / Shimano

    Configure your 2. wheels

    Tubes

    • Inner Tubes

    • Inner Tubes
    • Tubeless Setup

      +£29.99

    • Tubeless Setup

    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!

    • Love Mud Volution 650b Wheelset

      +£0.00

    • 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

      +£0.00

    • 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
    • Love Mud Fender Reg / Set

      +£4.99

    • Love Mud Fender

      Smashing through puddles and over marshy ground can be great fun, but getting a face full of bog water certainly isn’t. 

      You can avoid a wet face with a Love Mud Front Fender. These lightweight plastic mudguards don’t require any special fixings on your bike and can be strapped straight onto your forks.

      Keep the dirt out your eyes so you can focus on the important things, having a great ride.

      If you don’t have the muddy equivalent of a duck's back then the Love Mud Rear Fender is the perfect product for you.

      If you love blasting down muddy trails but don’t like that wet mucky streak up your back quite as much, then the the Love Mud Rear Fender might be exactly the thing you’re after. This lightweight plastic mud guard keeps splashes and spray off your back and doesn’t need any special fixings to attach to your bike. Simply fitted to your seat post and with a couple of ties under the saddle. You can pop it on your bike with minimal fuss and you’re ready for even the wettest ground.

    • 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
£1,149.00
Extras
£0.00
Grand Price
£1,149.00
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Description
Santiago knows its heritage; cold-worked, air hardened steel is steeped in the history of long distance riding. But with bang up-to-date geometry, Santiago has a refreshing feel that you know will be good for years to come: 450 mm chainstays, 1.1 m wheelbase, 71 degree head angle, a fork rake of 55 and generous tyre clearance. This makes for a truly comfortable, fast, assured bike, both in its own right (audax slaying, winter riding) or when racked up for multi-month adventures.
At a Glance
Reynolds 631 steel frame for loading up and riding around the world
  • Frame: Sonder Santiago frame, Reynolds 631 steel
  • Fork: Sonder Santiago fork, Cromoly steel
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Apex1 / 1 x 11 / 11-42
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Direct hydraulic disc brakes
  • Wheelset: Love Mud Orbit
  • Tyres: WTB All Terrain / Comp / 700c / 35c / Black
  • Tyre clearance: up to 650b x 47 mm or 700c x 37 mm
  • Full rack and guard mounts, 3 sets of bottle cage bosses
  • Flat bar for increased agility on-road and a more upright riding position
Apex1
Apex 1 is a single ring 40 chainset with an 11 – 42t cassette in the back, giving you low enough gearing for tackling the climbs unloaded with the simplicity of a 1x chainset.
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 470 500 530 570
TT - Top tube 543 563 584 605
HT - Head tube 120 140 160 180
HA - Head angle 71 71 71 71
SA - Seat angle 73 73 72.5 72.5
CS - Chainstay 450 450 450 450
BB - BB drop 73 73 73 73
FO - Fork offset 55 55 55 55
WB - Wheelbase 1042 1063 1085 1106
SO - Stand over TBC TBC TBC TBC
RE - Reach 370 385 400 415
SK - Stack 566 585 604 623
Fork A-C 395 395 395 395
Build Spec
Build Santiago Apex1 Flatbar
Frameset
Frame: Santiago Frame
Fork: Sonder Santiago Fork
Headset: FSA Orbit MX Headset / 1-1/8
Seat Clamp: Steel (Integrated)
Group Set
Brake Front: Sram Level / Direct / 850mm
Brake Rear: Sram Level / Direct / 1800mm
Rotors: Avid Centreline Rotor / 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 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 / 90mm
Seatpost: Love Mud Membar / 27.2mm / 400mm
Saddle: Love Mud Abode / Black
Tape/Grips: Love Mud Grasp Comfort/ Black
Handlebar: Love Mud Aspect Flat
Wheelset
Wheels: Love Mud Orbit wheelset / Shimano 11sp
Front Tyre: WTB All Terrain / Comp / 700 / 35 / Black
Rear Tyre: WTB All Terrain / Comp / 700 / 35 / Black
Tubes: WTB Inner Tube / 700 / 28-38
Weight
Frame and Fork: 3.5 kg
Build: S: TBC; M:11.9kg; L: 12.09kg; XL: TBC
Pedals not included with full builds
FAQs
TBC
Frame Spec
Durable, comfortable, Reynolds steel frame.
Weight (kg): 3.5kg frame and fork or 12kg fully built
Reynolds 631 steel, cold worked, air hardened seat tube, top tube and down tube
Chromoly fork and read frame
68 mm BSA threaded BB
Straight headtube (EC34) to fit 1 1/8” fork
100 mm front, 135 mm rear QR dropouts
Standard 160 mm post mount disc brakes
Full rack/guard mounts
Tyre clearance for 700 x 37 mm, 650b x 47 mm tyres
Features

Reynolds 631 steel tubing

Durable, smooth and assured on those multi-month trips Reynolds 631 steel is an excellent material for round-the-world touring where you’re completely dependent on your bike. We’d be surprised if you needed to get your frame repaired, but it’s comforting to know that finding a steel welder in the middle of nowhere is far easier than getting your alloy frame repaired.​

Traditional bike, contemporary geometry

Santiago’s takes classic road bike geometry as a starting point, with a longer wheelbase and higher stack height for a more comfortable riding position and assured ride, whether you’re travelling light or fully loaded up.

Generous tyre clearance

​Clearance for up to 650b x 47 mm or 700c x 37 mm tyres that make your ride more comfortable and give better grip on the bitumen as you corner.

Full traditional mounts

With full rack and guard mountains, 3 sets of bottle cage bosses and extra cage mounts on the fork, Santiago can handle being fully loaded up.​