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Every One Has A Story

Riding is what we do, it is what we love. We wanted bikes built for big days out: mountains, trail centres, off road expeditions, journeys into the wilderness and round the world adventure. We wanted bikes to get us to the mountains, bikes to get us up the mountains and bikes to get us back down.

Sonder Bikes by Alpkit. Every One Has A Story. What's Yours?

Sonder Frontier

Hard tail mountain bike that is great on technical ground, for campsite to crag and designed with bike packing adventures in mind. Take it to a trail centre and go for a new lap record, or load it up with bags and ride rugged country, bothy trips to Cape Wrath and beyond.

Fully rigid or suspension fork compatible, alloy frame for durability and low maintenance complete with the boosted big-wheel benefits of increased traction, clearance, stability and playfulness.

Kit out with bikepacking soft luggage or rack up with panniers.

Wherever you are in the world - squeezing in an afterwork loop or halfway through an adventure of a lifetime; Frontier eats up long distance trails with style and comfort with the shameless enthusiasm of a trail centre hardtail.

Frontier frame and fork are £299 and complete bikes start from £879.

Arrange a demo at one of our stores or test ride over a weekend for £39 a day plus £30 delivery and return shipping.

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Sonder Transmitter

Long low and slack plus sized hardtail. A hooligan of a bike for trail centres, singletrack and the UKs big mountain. Transmitter is aggressive and fast but fun and forgiving. 6061 aluminium frame with 650b+ boost wheelsets.

Transmitter frame only is £300 with complete bikes from £999.

Contact us to arrange a demo at one of our stores or test ride over a weekend for £39 a day plus £30 delivery and return shipping

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Sonder Transmitter Carbon

Transmitter Carbon is the evolution of the original alloy, designed for adrenaline fuelled aggressive trail riding and big days in the mountains. Transmitter carbon frame rides like the alloy but on steroids. Kind of like a friendly hooligan: aggressive, responsive and fast but fun and forgiving.

Transmitter Carbon frame is £699 with complete bikes from £1499.

Contact us to arrange a demo at one of our stores or test ride over a weekend for £39 a day plus £30 delivery and return shipping.

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Sonder Broken Road

Custom titanium hardtail mountain bike suited for long rides, remote places and wilderness bikepacking. Yet its slack geometry makes it a capable trail hardtail in its own right. Broken Road comes into its own chewing up off-road miles with finesse, a real mile-muncher.

Fit with either 29", 650b+ or semi-fat wheelsets making it our ultimate bikepacking bike.

Broken Road frame is £999 and complete bikes start from £1899. Bespoke your own custom mountain bike to create your own unique bike to last a lifetime with a Sonder Broken Road bespoke titanium frame from £1249. Individual geometry to your sizing and your rack/mudguard/bottle cage mounts combination to give ultimate versatility. Contact us direct for custom builds.

Arrange a demo at one of our stores or test ride over a weekend for £39 a day plus £30 delivery and return shipping

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Sonder Camino Al

Aluminium frame, carbon fork, drop bar adventure bike. With a relaxed riding position for long day riding, the alloy advantages of rust resistance, low maintenance and ability to deal with bumps and scrapes make Camino Al spritely on the road with enough spunk to explore off-road trails and cross continents. Mud guard and bottle cage mounts add options for long distance self-supported rides. Compatible with multiple wheel sizes up to 700c x 42 mm or 650b x 47 mm tyres. Camino Al frame and fork are £300 and complete bikes start from £749.

Arrange a demo at one of our stores or test ride over a weekend for £39 a day plus £30 delivery and return shipping.

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Sonder Camino Ti

Titanium drop bar adventure bike. It is quick, light and definitely not afraid to leave the asphalt. We've taken a race cross bike and relaxed the riding position, extending the wheelbase for a fast, comfortable all-day ride. With mud-guard mounts, rack mounts and many bottle cage mounts Camino Ti can be configured for rugged exploration and world travel. Compatible with 650b x 48 mm or 700c x 44 mm tyres. Camino frame and fork are £999 and complete bikes start from £1,799.

Make your Sonder Camino bespoke from £1,249. We can tweak the individual geometry to your sizing, and with a combination of rack/mudguard/bottle cage mounts to suit your riding and give ultimate versatility. Contact us direct for bespoke titanium frames.

Arrange a demo at one of our stores or test ride over a weekend for £39 a day plus £30 delivery and return shipping

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Sonder Vir Fortis

Go full fat and go where no other bike can. A full carbon fat bike with slack geometry for a fun characterful trail friendly ride. Float over surfaces, or blast local trails on big 4.8” tyres.

Built for exploring and Iditarod capable, Vir Fortis isn't your regular faceless hero.

Hand laid T700 carbon fat bike for rides (and riders) that don't conform to the norm. Guaranteed for 5 years the frame weighs in at 1380g and fork at 650g.

If you want to style your own Vir Fortis pick it up in its raw beauty as a frame and fork for just £849, or let our Sonder guru Neil build you up one of his SRAM GX1 builds for £1849.

Arrange a demo at one of our stores or test ride over a weekend for £39 a day plus £30 delivery and return shipping.

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Sonder Cahoot Ti Tandem

Cahoot, to share equally; become partners

Share the joys of riding together no matter the road you travel.

Cycling is not a solo sport and the rhythm of tandem riding brings out a broad grin wherever you go. Tackle steep singletrack, flow down downhills and ride fully loaded on tarmac. Two minds, one thought, the togetherness of riding together with all you need for days and nights in the wild.

A capable bespoke hand made tandem mountain bike designed for your size, geometry and specification. Made from aeronautical grade titanium and with a 10 year guarantee.

Its quick, comfortable and can take 29er or 650b+ wheelsets.

Custom built bespoke Cahoot frames are from £2,499 and complete bikes with Yari fork and GX1 groupset from £3,999 and takes about 3 months from initial conversations, through design, drawing and build.

Arrange a demo of Cahoot from one of our stores and test ride over a weekend for £39 a day.

Call us on 01773 417007 or email support@alpkit.com for more info

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Built by Sonder bike gurus at AKGHQ

We build all Sonder bikes to order, dial the tuning, test ride and check to make sure it is spot-on before carefully packing your Sonder in a unique shipment box and send to you.

All our bikes are hand-built by Cytech qualified staff right here in the 'Old Factory' so please allow 10 working days for delivery. When you receive your Sonder simply roll-out from the box, fix the handlebars, adjust the saddle height, attach some pedals, double check the brakes and ride.

Try Before You Buy

Arrange a demo at one of our stores or take a bike away for the day for £39 or a weekend at £59. We also offer a delivery and collection service for £30 (can only be used in conjunction with a weekend demo). Give us a call and book an appointment then come down with a helmet and try before you buy. Rental costs are fully refunded if you then buy a new Sonder from us.

Sonder bespoke frames and bikes

All Sonder bikes are fully customisable and we offer tailor-made bespoke titanium frames. We stock SRAM groupsets and components, Rockshox forks and can source almost any part for you. Give us a call and we will help spec and build a Sonder. With the same experienced mechanic helping throughout your build you know who to call if there's anything you want to know.

Alpine Bond

All Sonder bikes are covered by Alpkit's Alpine Bond, 123 Day Returns Policy, Accident Damage Replacement.

Sonder frames have a 5 year warranty and titanium frames have a 10 year warranty.

Direct service

We designed the frames, built the protos and have been test riding them for over a year. They've been on the Tuscany Trail, Welsh Ride Thing, Coed-y-Brenin, Studley Pike and at home in the Peaks.

The geometry is tuned and performance is dialled. When you buy a Sonder you are speaking directly with the designers, the engineers and the bike builders. Our bikes are specced to how they should be ridden. With no middleman, the price-tag is pure riding enjoyment.

Bikepacking bags

Add custom-made Alpkit Bikepacking bags to complete the multi-day expedition system. View the range.

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