Sonder Camino Ti Rival1 Hydraulic
Partnered with pure SRAM 1x 11 Rival groupset. The titanium Camino and monocoque fork and class-leading components for round-the-world travel
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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 Ti Frame
Please allow 20 working days for us to build, check, pack and despatch your Sonder.
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At a glance
- SRAM Rival 1x11 groupset
- For the long distance traveller
- Hand welded titanium frame and monocoque carbon fork
- Relaxed riding position for comfort and performance
- SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes
- Rear pannier and mudguard rack mounts
- 650c and 700c wheel size compatible
Sharing the DNA of a cyclocross, gravel and adventure race bike, the geometry has been relaxed for for long day comfort, Camino is designed to get you out there exploring the world. Whether meandering along the dusty trails of California or racing for the finish of Tuscany Trail, Camino gives you the exhilarating mix of speed and versatility.
Light twangy titanium with slack head angle combined with the longer wheelbase, Camino excels both loaded and unloaded, absorbing every surface you ride.
Equipped with the SRAM Rival 1 x 11 groupset this build offers great value performance.
The 1 x 11 gearing gives a 3.6 - 1 ratio (101.8 - 26.6 gear inches with 44mm tyre). That’s plenty to open up the big alpine passes to mere mortals with enough at the top end to open up on the flat.
Lightness and speed combined with comfort and stability
Wide, flat aeronautical grade titanium hand welded tubing and lightweight carbon fork for enhanced shock absorbency whilst maintaining the precision of rigid forks. Built for long days in the saddle.
Offering performance and comfort. Camino is fast and responsive with a lightweight titanium frame construction, carbon forks, long wheel base and an extended head tube. The geometry gives a more upright riding position and construction materials absorb negative vibrations to give all-day riding comfort that to ease back pain, neck pain and numbness in the fingers.
Superior stopping power
Seatstay mounted hydraulic disk brakes ensure that you will be able to stop when that elk appears out of nowhere.
Rear rack mounts
Mudguard and pannier rack compatible. Rear rack and guard mounts give you the option to load up your Camino with panniers. Carbon fork options available for front mounts.
Clearance for tyres and wheels up to 650b x 48 mm or 700c x 45 mm
Titanium is lightweight, strong and durable make it an ideal construction material for bike frames. No other material is as durable, lasts as long, or looks as good. Our frames are handmade and come with a 10 year frame warranty
|Weight (kg): S: 1.73; M: 1.75; L: 1.84; XL: 1.92|
|3Al/ 2.5V Aeronautical Grade Hand Welded Titanium Frame|
|Monocoque Carbon Fork with mudguard and pannier rack mount options available|
|Seatpost diameter: 27.2 mm|
|Seat tube OD 31.8 mm|
|Disk brake only|
|Rear mudgard 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||460||490||520||550|
|TT - Top tube||530||556||576||604|
|HT - Head tube||140||160||180||200|
|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||370||385||400||410|
|SK - Stack||568||587||605||624|
|Build||SRAM Rival1 Hydraulic|
|Frame||Camino Ti frame|
|Fork||Camino 3Al/ 2.5V Aeronautical Grade, Hand Welded Titanium Frame|
|Rear mech||Sram Rival1, 11 Speed, Long Cage|
|Chain||Sram PC X1|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-1130 11-42|
|Chainset||Sram S350 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 Rival1 Double Tap, 11 Speed|
|Brakes||Sram Rival Hydraulic Disc|
|Rotors||Avid Centreline, 160 mm|
|Seatpost||Love Mud Membar, 27.2 mm|
|Seat clamp||Love Mud Feral, 31.8 mm|
|Saddle||Love Mud Abode|
|Rims||Love Mud Orbit 700c (default) or Love Mud Volution 650b|
|Tyres||WTB Riddler 37c Tan Wall (default) or WTB Byways 47c|
|Tubes||WTB Inner Tube, 700, 38-45|
|Frame||S: 1.73 kg; M: 1.75 kg; L: 1.84 kg; XL: 1.92 kg|
|Fork (uncut)||0.55 kg|
|Built||S: 9.95 kg; M: 10.1 kg; L: 10.3 kg; XL: 10.5 kg
|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.
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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A genuine 'go anywhere' bike
I've had this bike for a couple of weeks, and can genuinely say it is the most fun bike I've ever ridden. Every time I get on it I just want to go off and do something exciting, and this bike totally lets you do that. On the road, despite the fat knobbly tires, it runs very well and I get times that are respectably close to the times I get on my full carbon Bianchi. The frame (and fatish tyres) make for a super comfortable, indeed luxurious, ride quality and road buzz is well damped by the frame and front forks, it feels like riding a far more expensive bike. With broad tires the standard British pot-holed road hold little fear, and I find myself riding more confidently as I don't have to worry about every little divot in the road. Its the first time I've used a SRAM groupset, gear changes are crisp and the double-tap system is preferable to Shimano's 'try to brake/shift gear/don't slow down' system. I found myself wanting a larger front chain-ring on a descent the other day, but TBH the single front ring and wide rear cassette works really well most of the time. Its got fixtures to load a rear rack and panniers on, and I'l get round to doing that soon so I no longer have to commute with a rucksack on.
Off road it really comes into its own, it handles really well on gravel tracks and also muddy single track paths- I've comfortably beaten times on trails that I took my old front-suss mountain bike on. The handlebars look a bit odd, but off-road the winged out drops add real stability and handling allowing confident handling on rough, rutted tracks at speed. It lacks the suspension of a mountain bike, so the hard-packed trails that the recent lack of rain have brought are felt a bit more vigorously (but that may just be because I took them at a speed I'm not accustomed to). Braking is secure and responsive.
Downsides - on the flat road there is a bit of a whirr which sounds like a distant jet engine (personally I quite like the accompanying sound as you crank up the speed but may not be to everyone's tastes). The freewheel is the nosiest I've had, but its a minor irritation. I found the other day that if you place your hands on the drops in the standard position (just behind the brake/shifters) the angle of brake rubs a little on your hand, easily solved by moving your hands to the end of the drops -giving you more leverage and control over the bike. But these are minor niggles. The winged handlebars are marmite, again I love them especially off-road, but they'd be easy to swap out.
In summary, this is an amazingly priced titanium framed-bike (I only found 1 cheaper, from a company with really poor Trust-pilot reviews). Its an absolute joy to ride, comfortable, versatile, pretty speedy (and could get faster with some lightweight wheels with slicks on) and is definitely vying for 'favourite bike' alongside my much loved Bianchi road bike.
Most beautiful bike ever
I want to ride this all the time. Amazing feel, looks jaw-dropping, fast as f*^%!
Just wish I had more time to ride it
Well I'm getting older (late 50's) and so it is all about enjoying the ride now for me. I went with Neil's recommendation of the x1, 27.5, hydraulics and it has just been a joy to ride. Just glides around absorbs the pot holes (I still need to take it down a bridle path) just rolls right through the road chippings. Also the price! Great bit of kit guys and thank you for all your help.
Well the old adage the the number of bikes you need is n+1 where n is the number of bikes you have just came to an end when this bike arrived!!
I have now had this bike for 8 months. I just continue to grow in my admiration for this bike. Light, fast, extremely comfortable, rugged and rust proof. Just looking forward to my next extended trip! I was a little concerned about the single front chainring - but it just works, with a simple gear change!!
Outstanding - have no worries - this bike superb.
Unless you are wanting an all out racer be assured it does everything so well.
Is there really a perfect bike?
I came to this bike slowly. Every time I logged on to the Alpkit website it seemed to call me.
After months with a niggley injury which stopped me walking long or running, I realised that this was an opportunity to try cycling for the first time for leisure. But what type of bike to try?
I soon learned that my workhorse for travel around town is in fact a mountain bike. I wanted to be open to trail riding - tow paths and such, but also be comfortable on potholed roads.
Moving from a spend of a few hundred to more than a thousand pounds I expects I would find the ultimate in comfort, but actually most bikes are not that comfortable if you are not used to riding them. My spending horizon got higher and higher and, in the end, to put a stop to this endless research I ordered, unseen, this so-called gravel bike.
Relaxed geometry - sounds comfortable - but I don't really get it. I talked to someone at the Alpkit Big Shakeout - who explained that Ti was a world appart from Aluminium in comfort. There is supposed to be some magic flex in the frame.
I can see that other reviewers are comparing this to other bikes in their experience, so I believe them when then rate it highly.
For me with little experience beyond my old £200 second hand mountain bike all I can say is it looks great. Sort of quiet and small, and powerful. Just waiting for a long ride.
Bumpy ground is not absorbed in the way I hoped, so when the towpath became a dry rutted field that was uncomfortable and potholes are best avoided. The pedals are quite low - in town this means that dropping off a kerb can result in a crunch, and on the trail watch out for bigger tree roots.
The Rival 1x11 gears seem fine. I can imagine struggling up enormous steep hills, but in my riding around the home counties I rarely have to get off.
I've done a few hundred miles on it and have almost decided to replace the saddle. But I've been told that it takes time to get accustomed to bike riding and now my injuries are gone and I'm running and walking again and the bike is in the garage.
On thing to bare in mind for the novice like me is 'bike fit'. How exactly should this be set-up for my needs? And what about running in adjustment? Most bike shops recommend a 6 week check to adjust everything. Probably Alpkit do this too, but the shop is not so convenient for me. Buying unseen mail order is a risk!
Probably when I pick it up again for regular rides I'll find a cycle route up to the Alpkit shope in Derbyshshire to confirm everything is as near perfect as possible!