Transmitter XT

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Transmitter XT

Aggressive 27.5+ hardtail

£2,199

All mountain hardtail trail bike designed for trail centres and mountains with Shimano XT 1x12 groupset, Rockshox Revelation RC fork and Sonder Nova 27.5+ wheels.

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  • Frame

    Size
    Please select your Size
    Colour
    Please select your Colour

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    size

    • Small

    • Medium

    • Large

    • X-Large

    colour

    • Plum

    • Mango

    • Charcoal

    • Nemo

  • 1. components

    Handlebar
    Sonder Aspect Riser 780mm
    Saddle
    Sonder Zone 133 / Black
    Seatpost
    X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever 31.6mm / 125mm 31.6mm / 150mm

    Configure your 1. components

    Handlebar

    • Sonder Aspect Riser 780mm

    • Sonder 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 Sonder 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.

    Saddle

    • Sonder Zone 133 / Black

    • Sonder Zone [OEM]

      The Zone is designed for maximum pedalling efficiency and comfort on longer rides, whether on road or off it.

      • Chromoly rails with suspension system
      • Cut-out shape relieves pressure
      • High density foam seat for comfort

      We’ve selected a flat saddle profile that’s long enough to allow for lots of micro-adjustments to your riding position over the course of a full day on the bike. The nose width allows you to move forward over the pedals on climbs and sprints, and a tapered back enables you to get behind the saddle easily for switchback descents or technical off-road sections.

      We’ve chosen a nylon fibre saddle base to provide a stiff and stable pedalling platform for a low overall weight. This base is connected to the chromoly rails using a patented suspension system that reduces road buzz and improves comfort without compromising on support.

      High density foam stays comfortable for longer, adding to the saddle’s supportive platform. And a long central cut-out in the middle of the Zone relieves pressure on the perineum, allowing you to ride for longer.

    • Sonder Kura 138 / Black

      +£19.99

    • Sonder 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.

    Seatpost

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever 31.6mm / 125mm

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever

      The X-Fusion Manic Dropper has been designed to work well across cross-country, trail, all mountain and enduro riding.

      It works on a simple design. Inside you’ll find a closed cartridge that is both sealed and designed to be easily removable from the rest of the post. Simple construction aside, the action of this post feels super-smooth and silky.

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever 31.6mm / 150mm

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever

      The X-Fusion Manic Dropper has been designed to work well across cross-country, trail, all mountain and enduro riding.

      It works on a simple design. Inside you’ll find a closed cartridge that is both sealed and designed to be easily removable from the rest of the post. Simple construction aside, the action of this post feels super-smooth and silky.

  • 2. suspension

    Forks
    Rockshox Revelation RC 27.5 / 150mm

    Configure your 2. suspension

    Forks

    • Rockshox Revelation RC 27.5 / 150mm

    • Rockshox Revelation RC
    • RockShox Pike Ultimate RCT3 27.5 / 150mm

      +£239.99

    • RockShox Pike Ultimate RCT3
  • 3. wheels

    Tubes
    WTB Inner Tube 29 / 1.9-2.3 27.5 / 2.8-3.0
    Wheels
    Sonder Alpha 27.5 HG

    Configure your 3. wheels

    Tubes

    • WTB Inner Tube 29 / 1.9-2.3

    • WTB [OEM] Inner Tube

      Never one to be stranded roadside; Prudence states that you should always have a spare at hand even for your faithful tubeless set up, and who are we to argue with Prudence.

    • WTB Inner Tube 27.5 / 2.8-3.0

    • WTB [OEM] Inner Tube

      Never one to be stranded roadside; Prudence states that you should always have a spare at hand even for your faithful tubeless set up, and who are we to argue with Prudence.

    • Tubeless Tyre Upgrade and Setup

      +£44.99

    • Tubeless Tyre Upgrade and Setup

      Go tubeless

    Wheels

    • Sonder Alpha 27.5 HG

    • Sonder Alpha 27.5 [OEM]

      Alphas are our performance 27.5" wheelset for big hits and big tyres. Whether you're riding down Top Chief at Fort William or riding the black routes at Bike Park Wales, Alphas will consistently spin up to speed and keep rolling to help you ride with fluid precision over the trails.

      Our design team’s expertise along with the factories we use mean that we can accelerate trickle-down technology to this price point.

      Alpha hubs: wider, stiffer, tougher, faster

      Alpha’s boost hub is wider than a standard hub; extra width between the flanges promotes a shallower spoke bracing angle to create a stronger, stiffer wheel. A wider hub also means a shorter chainstay, more mud clearance, and better tyre clearance. To make them faster we’ve used a 6 pawl freehub, which gives 120 points of engagement for immediate response when you turn the pedals (most hubs only have 60, which means you have to turn the pedals further before engaging the freehub). Oh, and the hubs sound amazing! Finally, sealed cartridge bearings just keep rolling and rolling.

      Wider rims mean tyres work better

      35mm lightweight aluminium rims make this wheelset ideal for rock gardens and technical terrain – you can run 2.4" - 3" tyres, which will plump up really nicely to give a broad contact patch for maximum traction and confidence.

      Built to take abuse

      Alphas have sealed bearings that are easily serviceable without the need for specialist tools. Double-butted spokes have been chosen to keep the wheels super-strong, whether you’re landing big drops or loading your bike with luggage. And a 17mm alloy axle make these hubs super-stiff and super-strong. You could race round the world on these wheels. Silk Road Mountain Race here we come!

    • Sonder Nova 27.5+ Wheelset Shimano

      +£0.00

    • Sonder Nova 27.5+ [OEM] Wheelset

      Whether you're navigating rock gardens or tackling steep climbs, Novas will consistently give you a boost when the roads are rough and the terrain is tricky. Machine built for precision on Sonder’s sealed hubs.

      Our design team’s expertise along with the factories we use mean that we can accelerate trickle-down technology to this price point.

      Boost: wider, stiffer, tougher

      Nova's boost hub is wider than a standard hub; extra width between the flanges promotes a shallower spoke bracing angle to create a stronger, stiffer wheel. A wider hub also means a shorter chainstay, more mud clearance, and better tyre clearance.

      Wider rims mean tyres work better

      38mm lightweight aluminium rims make this wheelset ideal for rock gardens and technical terrain – you can run 2.6" - 3" tyres, which will plump up really nicely to give a broad contact patch for maximum traction and confidence.

      Built to take abuse

      Novas have sealed bearings that are easily serviceable without the need for specialist tools. Plain-gauge spokes have been chosen to keep the wheels super-strong, whether you’re landing big drops or loading your bike with luggage. And a steel free-hub body will take years of abuse. You could go round the world on these wheels.

  • 4. pedals

    Pedals
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    Pedals

    • No Pedals (none)

    • No Pedals
    • Sonder Torque Black

      +£25.99

    • Sonder Torque

      Pedals: the humble yet essential afterthought that make all that time spent pondering over components worth the pain. Where would we be without them?

      Seriously grippy, reliable, and stable; Torque gives you the confidence to put down the power whatever the weather.

      A light and tough thermoplastic body combined with LSL sealed bearings around a CNC machined Cr-Mo makes Torque the kind of pedal you can depend on to withstand hours of use and abuse.

      Twelve 4 mm replaceable grip pins on each side of the pedal let you customise how much grip you’ll need and boost durability.

    • Sonder Slingshot Black

      +£49.99

    • Sonder Slingshot

      The wide platform Slingshot pedal is designed to provide the support, control and confidence you need for a variety of riding, whether on trail, gravel or road.

      • Wide 87x90 platform made from 6061 aluminium
      • Double-sided adjustable SPD clips
      • Chromoly axle with sealed bearings

      The Slingshot's wide foot platform provides plenty of support to the foot for more comfortable pedalling over long distances, reducing hot-spots. This additional foot support also gives you greater control of the rear end of the bike on tight turns or technical trail.

      If you're using the Slingshot for mountain biking, the pedal's wide surface gives you a platform to stand on unclipped, ready to bail out if needed, on heart rate-quickening sketchy sections.

      With double-sided SPD clips and a large pedal area, the Slingshot is easy to clip in and out of in a hurry. A clipless system provides greater pedalling efficiency when climbing and more control when descending.

    • Sonder Reko

      +£50.99

    • Sonder Reko

      The Reko are lightweight SPD pedals designed gravel riding and cross-country mountain biking over longer distances.

      The Reko's platform-free design reduces the overall weight of the pedals to 145g per pedal for lighter, faster riding. Double-sided SPD bindings are easy to clip in and out of and their compact design means they're less likely to clog with muck on filthy winter rides.

      The clip-in design improves the efficiency of your pedal strokes, saving energy on long rides and improving power transfer on climbs, and gives you more control of the back end of the bike.

  • 5. accessories

    Bottle cages
    No Bottle Cages
    Lights
    No Lights
    Mudguards
    No Mudguards

    Configure your 5. accessories

    Bottle cages

    • No Bottle Cages (none)

    • No Bottle Cages
    • 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!

    Lights

    • No Lights (none)

    • No Lights
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    • Tau Rear

      +£14.99

    • Tau

      Bright enough to blind you when you turn it on so you can be sure that other road users will also see you.

      Tau+ front safety light offers 65 lumens of 270° ultra wide lighting with 10 m beam distance.

      Tau- rear safety light will shed out 20 lumens of 270° ultra wide lighting from the red COB LED strip

      Tau is visible from up to 100 m and is water resistant so they will happily brighten your way even on the gloomiest of days and is impact resistant from 1 m.

      Switch protection prevents any unwanted battery usage and battery capacity indicator will let you know when the juice is running low.

      Only 22g including the USB rechargeable battery and LED lights that never need replacing will keep you light and bright for years to come!

      Each Tau light comes with a bigger and a smaller strap to fit with most bars/seat posts and if you need it even bigger, just lace the bands together to make a larger loop.

    • Phase / 400

      +£19.99

    • Phase / 400

      The Phase 400 is our lightweight, yet durable, rechargeable bike light for a midweek evening blast on the bike.

      • 5 lighting modes and a 200m beam distance
      • Versatile: can be attached to handlebar, helmet or cockpit mount
      • Rechargeable Li-ion battery, with micro-USB cable

      Say hello to our sleek, new bike light range: they’re light, durable and rechargeable (and they say hi back). At just 123g, the Phase 400 is the final tool you need to make the most of evening rides. With 400 lumens and >200m beam distance, a Phase bike light will keep you company and confident on your dusk rides.

      The Phase 400 has been made with the roadie in mind: whether you’re on a family ride, a mid-week spin or your daily commute to work, you’re going to need an all-round bike light for the incoming dark evenings. But don’t worry if you end up on a canal path or a gravel track, this rechargeable light will suit you just fine for a short jaunt off-road.

      Flick between 5 lighting modes: high, mid, low, SOS and strobe. The Phase 400 has a maximum battery life of 8 hours and 20 minutes in low mode, so in the case of a surprise night-time emergency, you’re sorted. The 80-degree beam angle ensures you can see and be seen.

      We’ve added in some nifty features, including memory lighting. The light will remember the most recently used mode and default to it the next time you head out on your bike. The Phase 400 is compatible with a handlebar mount (included), a cockpit mount and a helmet mount. It also conveniently charges with a versatile micro-USB cable.

    • Phase / 800

      +£31.99

    • Phase / 800

      As the Phase 800 is especially designed for easy-going gravel paths, canals, and short singletrack trails, it is perfectly suited to the gravel rider. The 85-degree beam angle means you can see the journey ahead, as well as be seen by oncoming traffic or the local gravel gang. 

      • >200m beam distance for dusk riding
      • Up to 18 hours of battery life
      • Memory lighting: the light defaults to the most recently used mode upon restarting

      The light boasts 5 modes: high, mid, low, pulse and strobe. In high mode, the Phase 800 lasts 1hr20mins – just enough time for your local mid-week, pre-dinner loop. On the other end of the scale, the 100-lumen pulse mode lasts over 18 hours! No matter your journey, Phase 800 can adapt to your trail.

      It’s got good memory too: the Phase 800 remembers your most recently used mode and defaults to it the next time you turn it on. Once you’ve finished shredding up the local gravel, don’t forget to recharge your light. It just needs a handy micro-USB cable to be ready for when you’re next raring to ride.

    • Hadron Hadron

      +£79.99

    • Hadron

      At a whopping 1,800 lumens, the Hadron shines like two twin suns on the front of your bars, allowing you to ride at daytime speeds long after the light fails.

      • Max power of 1,800 lumens with a wide beam angle
      • 6 different lighting modes to tailor to your riding
      • Remote control for swapping between modes at speed

      The Hadron uses twin Cree LEDs to provide a wide, bright beam that stretches well over 200m. This provides a ridiculous amount of night-time visibility so you can tackle tight and twisty singletrack at speed. It also comes with an optional remote control, allowing you to easily swap between lighting modes without needing to take your hands off the brake levers.


      With 6 different lighting modes, the Hadron’s brightness can be effectively tailored to your ride length, terrain and light levels. The lowest brightness Pulse mode runs for a massive 50 hours If you need to save battery on the roads or smoother sections. Plus, the twin bulbs are much more energy efficient than single bulb set-ups.


      The Hadron is housed in a durable 6063 alloy casing to protect your light from crash damage and an IPX6 rating is sufficiently waterproof for all-weather riding. An output jack on the Hadron means you can also use its large 6,700mAh lithium ion battery to charge your GPS or phone if you find yourself out of juice on mid-trip.

    Mudguards

    • No Mudguards (none)

    • No Mudguards
    • Sonder Fender Front MTB

      +£4.99

    • Sonder Fender

      The Sonder Front Fender protects you from excessive mud splatter on wet, mucky trails. These lightweight plastic mudguards don’t require any special fixings on your bike and can be strapped straight onto your forks with 4 cable ties (supplied).

      Made from durable polypropylene, if the Fender does meet its end, it can be easily recycled by most councils or at your local recycling centres.

Initial Price
£2,199.00
Extras
£0.00
Grand Total
£2,199.00
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Description

The signature flattened top tube gives vertical compliance but lateral stiffness - it really is an all mountain bike. That long wheelbase combined with the slack front end, size specific chainstays and a lowered BB give stability and control through the rowdiest of terrain.

Transmitter is designed around Boost 148/110 standards and 27.5" 2.6/2.8" tyres, and optimised for 1x groupsets. The geometry and extra grip from those big tyres means even the most sheepish rider will tackle those steep sections, up and down, like a pro.

Transmitter frames now feature internal cable routing through the downtube, integrated headsets, through-axle hubs, refined dropouts, butted tubes and smooth welds (and 3 shiny new colours).

Transmitter is a bike that just fits in with hard riding. This new version is still the fun trail bike it’s always been, and will still be a perfect partner for multi-day epics or short and fast trail centre blasts, but the changes we’ve made have raised the Transmitter’s limits, so you’ll be able to push the bike harder than ever before!

At a glance

  • Shimano XT M8100 12-speed groupset
  • Rockshox Revelation RC fork
  • Sonder Alpha 27.5" wheelset
  • X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost

Why XT?

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Shimano drivetrains are designed, engineered and manufactured to work as complete drivetrain systems. Shimano's new microspline hub means that you can run a 10 tooth cassette for a huge gear range. The new EV shifters and brakes provide loads of adjustment to get the perfect position as well as a rock-solid feel on the bars. And the 4-pot brakes provide consistent and reliable stopping power.

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Features

Hand welded 6061-T6 triple butted frameset

Not all tubes are equal, Transmitter uses tube walls of different thicknesses to get material where it is needed and save weight where it isn’t.

Dropper seatpost ready

The Transmitter frame is compatible with a dropper seatpost so even the most sheepish riders can tackle those steep sections head on like a pro.

Vertical compliance and lateral stiffness

The strikingly flattened top tube is the spoonful of black magic we need to make the frameset both rigid and forgiving in all the right places. Stable yet nimble, the geometry has been tweaked to give a spirited ride.

Internal cable routing

Clean lines and tidy cables thanks to fully guided internal routing.

Wheel compatibility

Designed around Boost 148/110 standards and 27.5" 2.6/2.8" tyres

Chain guide ready

​Transmitter can be fitted with a chain guide. (ISCG 05 compatible).

Build Spec
Frameset
Frame:Transmitter Frame / 6061 aluminium
Fork:Rockshox Revelation RC / 150mm (travel)
Headset:FSA Orbit C-40-ACB
Groupset
Shifters:Shimano XT M8100 / 1x / 12-speed / hydraulic
Brakes:Shimano XT M8120 / hydraulic / post mount
Rotors:Shimano RT66 / 180mm (front); 160mm (rear) / 6-bolt
Rear derailleur:Shimano XT M8100 / 12-speed / long cage
Chainset:Shimano XT M8100 / 1x / 170mm / 32t
Cassette:Shimano XT M8100 / 12-speed / 10-51t
Chain:Shimano SLX / 12-speed
Bottom bracket:Shimano BB52 / BSA-threaded / 73mm
Wheelset
Wheels:Sonder Alpha 27.5"
Front tyre:Goodyear Escape Tubeless / 27.5 x 2.6" / black
Rear tyre:Goodyear Escape Tubeless / 27.5 x 2.6" / black
Tubes:WTB Inner Tube / 27.5 x 2.5"
Finishing kit
Handlebars:Sonder Aspect Riser
Stem:Sonder Piskie
Seatpost:X-Fusion Manic dropper & lever / 31.6mm / 150mm (drop)
Saddle:Sonder Abode
Grips:Sonder Clutch
Weight
Frame:S: 1.97kg; M: 2.0kg; L: 2.1kg; XL: 2.14kg
Build:S: 12.4kg; M: 12.65kg; L: 13.8kg; XL: 13.9kg
Pedals not included with full builds
Geometry and Sizing

Sizing

It is important to get the right size bike, if the bike fits it will be faster, more comfortable, and easier to handle. 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. 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 of 6ft 2in +

Transmitter

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 410 440 470 485
TT - Top tube 581 603 623 647
HT - Head tube 105 115 115 130
HA - Head angle 65 65 65 65
SA - Seat angle 75 75 75 75
CS - Chainstay 425 425 427.5 430
BB - BB drop 52 52 52 52
FO - Fork offset 46 46 46 46
WB - Wheelbase 1144 1169 1191 1220
SO - Stand over 750 768 783 796
RE - Reach 422 442.5 462.5 482.5
SK - Stack 589 598 598 612
Frame Spec
Weight: S: 2.0kg; M: 2.03kg; L: 2.07kg; XL: 2.1kg
Alloy trail frame with integrated tapered headset for a clean, low front end
Hand welded 6061-T6 triple butted frameset
High-quality extended welds
Optimised for 150mm (540mm axle to crown) suspension forks
Internally routed cables
Boost 148 rear spacing to allow huge tyre clearance while benefitting from a stronger wheel
Threaded 73mm BSA BB shell for no-creak assembly
Chainstay mounted disc brake for clean lines and damage protection
Reverb Stealth port
EN 14766 compliant
The Transmitter frame is suited to a low profile 2.8” tyre or aggressive 2.6” tyres, some larger 2.8”s may rub the chainstays in use
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