Sonder Camino Al Frame And Fork [V2]
Fine-tuned for long-distance comfort: an aluminium frame and carbon fork bundle to build your unique round-the-world traveller.
List Price: £349.00
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Pictures are for illustration and some components and finishing kit of this build may be different. Please refer to the detailed spec sheet before placing an order.
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All our bikes are built individually to order. If you want to change any part of the spec to suit your needs then get in touch.
Camino Al Frame [V2]
Please allow 10 working days for us to build, check, pack and despatch your Sonder.
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Capable, tough and quick aluminium adventure bike for exploring the world.
At a glance
- Capable, durable, and quick aluminium adventure gravel bike
- Slack geometry for all day comfort
- Hydraulic disk brakes compatible
- 650c and 700c wheel options available
- Rack/guard mounts on the fork and rear
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.
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 40 mm or 650b x 47mm for that added traction and comfort on bumpier terrain. Responsive and exhilarating even when loaded up with luggage; rack, bottle cage and mud guard mounts give you the option to pack up and pedal off on a self-supported ride whenever the feeling takes you.
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.
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.
Big tyre clearance for tackling mixed terrains: up to 650b x 47 mm or 700c x 40 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.
Lightweight, strong and responsive with an alloy steerer; kitted out with mudguard mounts which accommodate racks for lightweight loads
Opt for the modern ultra-light bikepacking luggage or load up with panniers on the rear rack mounts.
Lightweight, durable and strong aluminium frame.
|Weight (kg): S: 1.9; M: 2.0,; L: 2.0; XL: 2.1|
|Carbon fork with alloy steerer|
|Seatpost diameter: 27.2 mm|
|Seat tube OD 31.8 mm|
|Headset: ZS44/28.6 | EC44/40|
|Disk brake only|
|Mud guard and pannier rack mounts|
Generally we recommend:
- Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in
- Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in
- Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in
- 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.
|ST - Seat tube||470||490||520||550|
|TT - Top tube||525||550||570||590|
|HT - Head tube||130||150||170||190|
|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||367||382||397||399|
|SK - Stack||568||587||605||624|
|Fork||Sonder Camino Carbon Fork|
|Headset not included with frame and fork|
|Frame||S: 1.9 kg; M: 2.0 kg; L: 2.0 kg; XL: 2.1 kg|
|Fork (uncut)||0.84 kg|
The build kits we use are tried and tested. It's stuff we know just works together. But if you want to change any part of the spec ... no matter how small ... then get in touch. Any change is no problem. Working with you to create dream bikes means we've built some pretty special bikes along the way.
You can interchange Love Mud components on this build at no additional cost. So if you want a different length of stem, a particular saddle or bar then let us know in the notes section in the checkout and we'll get in touch.
We hold big stocks of SRAM, Rockshox, WTB and regular build with Shimano, Hope, Cane Creek. We'll build your Sonder with any part that suits your needs. 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.
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Alpine Bond Warranty
We offer a 10 year guarantee on both our handmade titanium and Reynolds steel frames. Our hand welded 6061-T6 alloy triple butted frames and carbon frames come with a 5 year manufacturing defect warranty. All our bikes are built, checked and signed off by Cytech trained mechanics before being despatched to you in a custom-made bike box.
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Better than I imagined
I bought a Camino AL frame a few weeks ago and have just built it into a flat barred 650B bike, mostly using Shimano parts with a 1x SLX transmission and brakes. I also used Hunt wheels with tubeless tyres. The wheel package was fairly expensive but very light. Worth it to me. After the build the results are fab. The bike is light, handles really well and the frame is a dream. I used the "try before you buy" deal and this was a really good way to know how the bike will handle and feel. It looks good in the green grey tarmac colour. Nicely understated. I like the way everything is outside the frame - no hidden cables you can't get at. I haven't yet gone off road on trails but it won't be long until I do. I can't recommend this bike enough.
Sonder 650B WTB 47
Awesome bike its like riding on a sofa, strangely fast and 1 x 11 is amazing, wtb tyres work a treat and super comfy for bike packing, my only bug was my lovely orange pack from alpkit doesnt fit as they made the straps too short ages ago... and the post can only take a single strap around the seat post.. weighs in about 11kg. Set one of my fastest times out to Ashwell on this fully loaded, i.e it beat my carbon road bike work that one out yet heavier. Guys you've nailed it.. Just wish I had the money for a Ti one . Thumbs up from me!
I am amazed. I would have given it 10 stars.
I am amazed that there are not more folks leaving reviews here and can only assume that this is because they are all out on the bike riding it. I bought a frame only. I am 'dyed in the wool' roadie and have been for years. I started out on mountain bikes but just love the road riding here in France. I bought the frame to build into a bike with which I could explore some of the hundreds of tracks and lanes that just couldn't be ridden on a carbon skinny tyre road bike. What has happened is that I have re found my off road mojo. The bike is bloody awesome and absolutely hammers through the forests of the Dordogne. I still don't understand how a frame/bike that can be so cheaply put together can go so well.
I have just purchased a set a second set of wheels and popped a set of road tyres and guards onto it and intend ride it all winter. On road some days and swap the wheels when I fancy and take it off through the woods. I would think that if I was going to buy just one bike this would do the trick. Its not slow on the road either. I had a blast last night with the new road wheels and got two PR's on Strava which is not bad going within 5 miles of my house as I have ridden almost all segments a few times on my Canyon. So roadies out there thinking about getting one......stop thinking and get the cheque book out. That goes for non roadies too. Oh and great service for Alpkit all the way through. Thanks folks.
An Awesome Bike!
Firstly I should say it would probably have been cheaper and less stressful if the team at Alpkit had built it for me! Thanks to some very helpful replies to my stupid emails I was able to build the bike to my own specification.
I decided on a 2x10, (although it will take a triple) using Shimano Tiagra 4700 F & R derailleurs combined with a Shimano CX50 46-36 chainset (changing the 36t for a 33t – the smallest that would fit). The only problem I had was that the FD clamp needed to sit just where the lower bottle cage bolt was positioned (a larger outer ring would probably not have caused the problem and at some stage I may go to a 48t or even 50t). The work around (suggested by Neil) was fitting a braze on FD to a clamp that allowed some vertical adjustment, this sat below the bolt and worked! The rear cassette is an 11-32, again that may change to an 11-34 as I like hills but not getting any younger!
I fitted Alpkits own Spitfire drops covered with Jelly Reels (absolutely brilliant tape!). Juin Tech R1 disc brakes provide the means of stopping via Tiagra STI levers. I was tempted to remove the Love Mud seat post from my tourer but ended up using a carbon post I had in my “bits’n’pieces” box.
The end result is a bike that can face all types of terrain and weather – just needs a rider that can do the same!