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Sonder Santiago Rival22 Touring

Steel tourer with FSA 32/48 chainset with an 11-36 cassette to give you even lower gear ratios for climbing fully loaded on multi-month adventures


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At a Glance

Reynolds 631 steel tourer with 48-32 FSA chainset for loading up and riding around the world

  • Frame: Sonder Santiago frame, Reynolds 631 steel
  • Fork: Sonder Santiago frame, Cromoly steel
  • Groupset: SRAM Rival22
  • Chainset: FSA Gossamer 48-32
  • Wheels: Love Mud Orbit
  • Tyres: WTB All Terrain 37 mm
  • Tyre clearance: up to 650b x 47 mm or 700c x 37 mm
  • Full rack and guard mounts, 3 sets of bottle cage bosses

Santiago knows its heritage; cold-worked, air hardened steel is steeped in the history of long distance riding. But with bang up-to-date geometry, Santiago has a refreshing feel that you know will be good for years to come: 450 mm chainstays, 1.1 m wheelbase, 71 degree head angle, a fork rake of 55 and generous tyre clearance. This makes for a truly comfortable, fast, assured bike, both in its own right (audax slaying, winter riding) or when racked up for multi-month adventures.

Rival22 Touring

If you’re touring fully-loaded, you’re going to want the FSA super compact 48/32 chainset with an 11 – 36 cassette at the back. With big wide gear ratios (ranging from 0.89:1 to 4.36:1) it’ll get you up Winnat’s Pass fully-loaded without taking too much off your top speed, so you’ll still be spinning it out at 30 mph pretty comfortably.

In old money, the gear ratio is 23” to 109” which is gives a huge range of gears for load carrying and makes for a very comfortable ride. So it is important to avoid cross-chaining when riding. Cross-chaining on any bike puts stress on the drivetrain and can cause premature wear of the components. The rule of thumb to follow is that when on the big ring, only use the smaller two-thirds of the cassette. When on the inner ring, only use the inner two-thirds. With an 11-36 cassette, it is not possible to use the larger two cogs on the rear cassette when in the big chainring - please get in touch with the Sonder team to swap to for an 11 to 32 rear cassette if you prefer.

Reynolds 631 steel tubing

Durable, smooth and assured on those multi-month trips Reynolds 631 steel is an excellent material for round-the-world touring where you’re completely dependent on your bike. We’d be surprised if you needed to get your frame repaired, but it’s comforting to know that finding a steel welder in the middle of nowhere is far easier than getting your alloy frame repaired.​

Traditional bike, contemporary geometry

Santiago’s takes classic road bike geometry as a starting point, with a longer wheelbase and higher stack height for a more comfortable riding position and assured ride, whether you’re travelling light or fully loaded up.

Generous tyre clearance

​Clearance for up to 650b x 47 mm or 700c x 37 mm tyres that make your ride more comfortable and give better grip on the bitumen as you corner.

Full traditional mounts

With full rack and guard mountains, 3 sets of bottle cage bosses and extra cage mounts on the fork, Santiago can handle being fully loaded up.​

Frame spec

Durable, comfortable, Reynolds steel frame.

Weight (kg): 3.5kg frame and fork or 12kg fully built
Reynolds 631 steel, cold worked, air hardened seat tube, top tube and down tube
Chromoly fork and read frame
68 mm BSA threaded BB
Straight headtube (EC34) to fit 1 1/8” fork
100 mm front, 135 mm rear QR dropouts
Standard 160 mm post mount disc brakes
Full rack/guard mounts
Tyre clearance for 700 x 37 mm, 650b x 47 mm tyres

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.

Frame size
Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 470 500 530 570
TT - Top tube 543 563 584 605
HT - Head tube 120 140 160 180
HA - Head angle 71 71 71 71
SA - Seat angle 73 73 72.5 72.5
CS - Chainstay 450 450 450 450
BB - BB drop 73 73 73 73
FO - Fork offset 55 55 55 55
WB - Wheelbase 1042 1063 1085 1106
SO - Stand over TBC TBC TBC TBC
RE - Reach 370 385 400 415
SK - Stack 566 585 604 623
Fork A-C 395 395 395 395
Build SRAM Rival22 Touring
Frame Santiago frame
Fork Santiago fork, Rack/guard mounts
Headset FSA Orbit MX
Spacers Love Mud Spacers
Rear Brake Avid BB5 Brake Caliper DIR
Front Brake Avid BB5 Brake Caliper
Rear rotor Avid Centreline Rotor, 160 mm
Front rotor Avid Centreline Rotor, 160 mm
Rear Mech SRAM Rival22 Rear Derailleur WIFLI max1132
Front Mech SRAM Rival22 front Derailleur
Rear Shifter SRAM Rival 22 Bright Brake/Shift Lever Mechanical
Front Shifter SRAM Rival1 Left Brake Level Mechanical
Chainset FSA Gossamer Pro ABS BB386EVO, 48/32, 172.5
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Bottom Bracket
Chain SRAM PC1110 Chain, 118 Links
Cassette SRAM PG1130 Cassette 11 sp / 11 speed / 11 - 36
Finishing Kit
Stem Love Mud Storc, 31.8 mm
Seatpost Love Mud Membar, 27.2 mm
Saddle Love Mud Abode
Tape/Grips Love Mud Reels
Handlebar Love Mud Spitfire
Wheels Love Mud Orbit wheelset, Shimano 11 speed
Rear Tyre WTB All Terrain, 37 mm
Front Tyre WTB All Terrain, 37 mm
Tube WTB Inner Tube Presta
Frame and Fork 3.5kg
Built 11.9kg
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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