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Sonder Camino Al Apex1 Hydraulic [V2]

Aluminium Camino with flared drop bar for greater comfort over distance, with the SRAM Apex1 groupset and hydraulic brakes for precise performance on rough terrains.

£1199.00
List Price: £1399.00

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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
  • Frame: Sonder Camino Alloy Frame
  • Fork: Sonder Camino Carbon Fork
  • Brakes: SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Groupset: SRAM Apex1, 11 speed, Long Cage
  • Rims: Love Mud Orbit
  • Tyres: WTB Ridler 37c Comp
  • 650b/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.

SRAM Apex1

SRAM’s Apex1 groupset gives reliable shifting action at an unrivalled cost. X-Sync tooth profile ensures secure engagement between the chainring and chain to stop it from coming off. The X-Horizon derailleur and Roller Bearing Clutch to keep the chain gap consistent and taught, preventing chain slap on rough terrain.

The 1 x 11 gearing, with an 11 – 42t cassette, offers a gear range that is wide enough to cope with any terrain, opening up the alpine passes to mere mortals with enough at the top end to cruise up on the flat.

Chainring Sprocket Ratio Wheel Diameter (inches) Gear Inches
40 11 3.64 28.2 102.5
40 42 0.95 28.2 26.9

Expedition geometry

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.

Cable routing

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.

Tyre clearance

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.

Carbon fork

Lightweight, strong and responsive with an alloy steerer; kitted out with mudguard mounts which accommodate racks for lightweight loads

Rack mounts

Opt for the modern ultra-light bikepacking luggage or load up with panniers on the rear rack mounts.

Frame spec

Lightweight, durable and strong aluminium frame.

Weight (kg): S: 1.9; M: 2.0,; L: 2.0; XL: 2.1
6061 Aluminium
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:

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 470 490 520 550
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
Build SRAM Apex1 Hydraulic
Frameset
Frame Camino AL Frame
Fork Camino AL Fork, Carbon bladed, Alloy Steerer, Rack/guard mounts
Drivetrain
Rear mech Sram Apex1, 11 Speed, Long Cage
Chain Sram PC1110
Cassette Sram PG1130, 11-42
Chainset Sram Apex1 GXP, 172.5 mm
Chainring Sram 40 tooth X-Sync
Bottom Bracket Sram GXP Team, BSA Threaded
Components
Handlebar Love Mud Bomber
Headset Love Mud Rumour, Semi-integrated, Sealed Bearing
Stem Love Mud Storc
Spacers Love Mud Spacer Pack
Tape/Grips Love Mud Reels
Shifter Sram Apex1 Double Tap, 11 Speed
Brakes SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Rotors Avid Centreline, 160 mm
Seatpost Love Mud Membar, 27.2 mm
Seat clamp Love Mud Gromit 31.8 mm
Saddle Love Mud Abode
Wheelset
Rims Love Mud Orbit 700c (default) or Love Mud Volution 650b
Tyres WTB Riddler 37c Comp (default) or WTB Byways 47c
Tubes WTB Inner Tube, 700, 38-45
Weight
Frame S: 1.9 kg; M: 2.0 kg; L: 2.0 kg; XL: 2.1 kg
Fork (uncut) 0.84 kg
Built S: 10.56 kg; M: 10.59 kg; L: TBC; XL: TBC
Unfortunately we haven't been able to weigh these bikes yet, please bear with us and we'll update this page as soon as we can
   
Pedals not included with full builds

Swapouts and Upgrades

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 also 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, 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.

Kudos

Camino Al featured in IMB mag

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US BikeRumour write up our first Sonder bikes

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Simon
So. Much. Fun. (and incredible value)

Just so brilliant. Having ridden an endurance road bike for the past couple of years, but not having the clearance for any tyres above 28mm, I wanted to get a bike that was more versatile.

Bit the bullet and got this bike and it was the best decision ever. Use it for daily commuting, longer rides and bike packing. The group-set is brill, have only had experience of Shimano in the past but quickly becoming a SRAM convert. There are plenty of gears for shredding on the flat and heading off road, and the brakes are the best I've used.

The bike looks great, love the chilli colour, and it's nice to be riding something a little bit different from the norm.

Overall I'm super impressed. It's amazing value, looks great, rides great and is versatile for all sorts of rides. Hoping I won't need another bike!

Thanks Sonder and team!

Andy Bev
I could no longer resist

brief review
on road grin
Off road:-) grin
BMX track :-(
Build quality grin
Overall grin grin grin

I have been a Alpkit customer for quite a while and they have never let me down, hence without seeing a transmitter I bought one and love it and the same thing happened with the Camino.
The idea of a do it all bike appealed because to say I am a bit over biked with the transmitter is a fare statement so I hit the button on the Camino.
A few short and sweet emails bounced about between me and Neal I was not sure on the wheel size so as a cop out I ordered a set of 700c wheels to, and decided on 650b with a set of Byways.
So it arrived built by Liam ( he is bloody good) faultless build and even the seat post was spot on height wise but that's a fluke.
Those bomber bars looked plane daft but hey lets try em before moaning, so I bolted them on fitted a set of spd's and rolled up over our local beauty spot Culmstock Beacon.
The riding position with them there daft bars was spot on and well just felt right Sram double tap after a couple of minutes felt natural and I had no twitching for the front mech nowt wrong with the 1x. All I can say is on the road it rolled along nicely and made you enjoy the journey with nice relaxed handling as opposed to my race bike.
Off road it just shone what else can I say it worked far better than the rigid MTB's of the 90's with brakes that worked ok the BB is a bit low but you soon get used to it. I did get a bit cocky and decided to go down proper off road stuff and had me laughing because it even worked where it should not.
Now the bad bit about the camino quite frankly its useless on a BMX track but that's hardly a fault is it not that I was expecting anything but I just had to try ( kids eh)
I suppose wanted to get a bike with through axles but would it make any difference to the ride I doubt it because there is nothing wrong with qr's.
Will I ever try the 700c option I doubt it as delivered the bike is brilliant.
The saddle looks ok but it's just the wrong shape for me so its back to the spoon quite quicky.
The only problem is the Camino is now my go to bike yes its that good.
If your hovering over the buy button you will not regret getting one of these ok lets put it this way I have never seen one second hand and that speaks volumes.
Thanks Neal, Liam and all at Alpkit

Mac
Al Camino - A do it all bike!

I bought bike to do a bit of touring off road and on; and it does both great. I went for the 650 wheels, which I find offer great stability and none of the twitchiness you get with skinnier tyres on the gravelly stuff. The bike rides like an old fashioned fully rigid 90's mountain bike (in a reminiscing good way) , however the low bottom bracket does promote pedal knocks on the bouncy stuff. The gear ratios are spot on for the road miles and the steep hills, even for a unfit fat knacker, I never feel I'm missing a gear. I have added an extra layer of bar tape and a charge spoon saddle for comfort, and lock fit bar plugs as the originals fell out, these are minor points. Overall if I had one bike to do it all, this would be it. Shame the price dropped by £100 two weeks after purchasing.