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Sonder Camino Al Rival1 Hydraulic

Aluminium Camino frame and carbon blade fork for multi-day expeditions, built with SRAM Rival1 groupset and class-leading components for round-the-world travel.

£1099.00 Was: £1399.00

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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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  • Sonder Camino Al SRAM Rival1 Hydraulic [2017] - tarmac grey - Tarmac
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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 Rival Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Groupset: SRAM Rival1, 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 Rival1

Using tried and tested technology, the lighter SRAM Rival1 groupset offers smooth shifting, a useable range of gears, powerful disc brakes and secure chain retention. X-Sync tooth profile provides a more secure engagement between the chain and chainring, whilst the X-Horizon rear derailleur with Roller Bearing Clutch keeps the chain taught to avoid chain flap over bumpy terrain. Firm, powerful and well-modulated hydraulic disc brakes are reliable across the terrains and conditions.

The 1 x 11 gearing, with a whopping 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.

Frame size
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 Rival1 Hydraulic
Frameset
Frame Camino AL Frame
Fork Camino AL Fork, Carbon bladed, Alloy Steerer, Rack/guard mounts
Drivetrain
Rear mech Sram Rival1, 11 Speed, Long Cage
Chain Sram PC X1
Cassette Sram PG1130, 11-42
Chainset Sram S350 GXP, 172.5 mm
Chainring Sram 40 tooth X-Sync
Bottom Bracket Sram GXP Team, BSA Threaded
Components
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 Rival1 Double Tap, 11 Speed
Brakes SRAM Rival 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: TBC; M: 10.36 kg; L: TBC; XL: TBC
   
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.

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Jez
Camino Al

I have now had my Camino (Rival 1) for 3 months and over 800 miles of riding and have hardly touched either my road bike or mountain bike since getting it!
It has proved to be everything that I had hoped for - comfortable, good on road and off, well built and equipped and looks great in the Tarmac colour.
I have tested it on Peak District trails and local roads and found the gearing is just right (good climbing and high enough to cruise at speed on tarmac).
Buying the bike was easy and I had some very good advice on tyre pressures etc from your bike man.
A couple of small niggles. The tyres seem to attract sharp objects and I have had a number of punctures (maybe just bad luck) and the paint seems to be a bit easy to chip - I have a couple of dings already.
All in all a fantastic bike at the price. Can't wait to do some touring in the Spring

Cumbrian John
Wow!

Three parts to this...

Why?
How?
What?

I have a brilliant tarmac miles muncher set up for touring and an excellent, though heavy 29” MTB. After months of research and as a loyal Alpkit customer I ordered a Camino Al with some small mods. The overall built weight, simplicity and value for money were big pulls, the ability to tweak the order swung it. Flat bars (Confucius)...I planned to lop them a little.....700 rims with tubeless 38mm tyres, clip in pedals, nice grips and quick release axles, please.

How? Nice interactions with the building team, lots of gentle advice, fitting by email and a final delivered price which represented ridiculously good value. Could you deliver it to the Ambleside shop, please? Sure, no probs. Painless.

What? A glorious, distinctive looking bike in gleaming ‘tarmac’ (actually a hard to describe green-grey), that fitted perfectly. Great attention from the Ambleside Staff. Added a black frame bag and saddle bag to complete the ensemble. Staff took photos it looked so cool.

First serious run out as shake down was 30km around Grizedale. What a bike!...light, fast and very comfortable..I stabbed at 50psi front and back as I am 95kg. Which seemed about right. Just a few stops to get all the angles right for brakes, gear changer, saddle etc but we sizzled along. 30km averaging 13kph 700m ascent. Stunning.

Entirely impressed by it all. Well done Sonder!

Joolz
Sonder Camino Al

I own loads of bikes; long travel all mountain, trail bike, hybrid and carbon road bike etc but the Camino is the most fun bike I've ever had! It feels amazingly stable (dead easy to do no-handers for miles), really responsive, grounded on the rough stuff and pretty darn fast on the road. I just absolutely adore my Camino! My partner has a different type of gravel bike, and I feel a bit sorry for him because his is a bit pants compared to my beauty. grin