Sonder Camino Al Apex1 Mechanical [V2]
Relaxed aluminium Camino frameset and carbon fork for multi-day riding, with mechanical brakes and SRAM Apex1 groupset for reliability and precision when you need it most.
List Price: £1199.00
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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
- Frame: Sonder Camino Alloy Frame
- Fork: Sonder Camino Carbon Fork
- Brakes: SRAM Avid BB5 Mechanical 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’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|
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; fully kitted out with pannier and mudguard mounts.
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|
|Build||SRAM Apex1 Mechanical|
|Frame||Camino AL Frame|
|Fork||Camino AL Fork, Carbon bladed, Alloy Steerer, Rack/guard mounts|
|Rear mech||Sram Apex1, 11 Speed, Long Cage|
|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|
|Handlebar||Love Mud Spitfire|
|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 Avid BB5 Mechanical brakes|
|Rotors||Avid Centreline, 160 mm|
|Seatpost||Love Mud Membar, 27.2 mm|
|Seat clamp||Love Mud Gromit 31.8 mm|
|Saddle||Love Mud Kush|
|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|
|Frame||S: 1.9 kg; M: 2.0 kg; L: 2.0 kg; XL: 2.1 kg|
|Fork (uncut)||0.84 kg|
|Built||S: TBC; M: TBC; L: 10.75 kg; XL: 11 kg
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|
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
Our titanium frames are handmade and come with a 10 year frame warranty. 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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Used this product?Write a review
Best bike in the World
I've waited a few weeks before posting a review so I could fully get to know my bike in a few different situations. I've commuted to work, blasted around the local lanes, had a go on some gravel tracks and even rode in the Wales Velothon (the full 140km route... including the infamous Tumble mountain!). My conclusion... this is the best bike in the World!
I'm no pro cyclist, I haven't a raft of cycling experience to draw on. I'm a 53 year old average Joe who wanted a bike to do everything on. I want to: enjoy a Sunday ride to a cafe; a blast around the lanes to burn off the working week; maybe a bit of touring or exploring the miles of green lanes in Wales.
Well, so far, the Camino hasn't disappointed. It's well built, solid and comfortable. The gear ratios are well spread and sensibly chosen to allow for climbing up steep inclines and pushing on when the road gets flat. For me, the geometry is perfect too. I'm 5'10" and have the large framed bike. the saddle is to the front of it's range and this puts me in a perfect position. On the 6 hours ride in the Velothon, my shoulders were relaxed and my back didn't ache at all. Steering was very positive and there was no tendency to drift wide on fast corners. On the gravel tracks the same could be said. I never felt like I might lose the front when cornering, even when travelling quite quickly.
Yes, I'm sure a road bike would be better on the road and a mountain bike would be better off-road, but I can't afford to own a shed full of bikes; one for every occasion.
If you want a bike that can cover every situation perfectly capably, then get a Camino. For its versatility, build quality and value for money, this has got to be the best bike in the World.