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Sonder Transmitter GX Eagle Pike

Perfectly poised alloy hardtail mountain bike with SRAMs new GX Eagle Drivetrain and Pike forks. There arent the words in the English language that can begin to express how good this bike is, you’ll just have to try it.

£1999.00

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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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At A Glance
  • Quick, agile, and stable for trail centres and big mountains.
  • Frame: Sonder Transmitter, hand welded 6061-T6 triple butted frameset, vertically compliant laterally stiff tubing.
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle.
  • Forks: Rockshox Pike RCT3 Charger 2, 27.5 B, 150mm travel, 46mm offset.
  • Seatpost: X-Fusion Manic 31.6, 125/150mm drop.
  • Wheelset: LoveMud 650b+ boost.
  • Tyres: WTB Vigilante TCS (front) and Trail Boss TCS (rear).

The signature flattened top tube gives vertical compliance but lateral stiffness - it really is an all mountain bike. That long wheelbase combined with the slack front end, size specific chainstays and a lowered BB give stability and control through the rowdiest of terrain.

Transmitter is designed around Boost 148/110 standards and 650b 2.6/.8 tyres, and optimised for 1x groupsets. The geometry and extra grip from those big tyres means even the most sheepish rider will tackle those steep sections, up and down, like a pro.

Transmitter frames now feature internal cable routing through the downtube, integrated headsets, through-axle hubs, refined dropouts, butted tubes and smooth welds (and 3 shiny new colours).

Transmitter is a bike that just fits in with hard riding. This new version is still the fun trail bike it’s always been, and will still be a perfect partner for multi-day epics or short and fast trail centre blasts, but the changes we’ve made have raised the Transmitter’s limits, so you’ll be able to push the bike harder than ever before!

Hand welded 6061-T6 triple butted frameset

Not all tubes are equal, Transmitter uses tube walls of different thicknesses to get material where it is needed and save weight where it isn’t.

Dropper seatpost ready

The Transmitter frame is compatible with a dropper seatpost so even the most sheepish riders can tackle those steep sections head on like a pro.

Vertical compliance and lateral stiffness

The strikingly flattened top tube is the spoonful of black magic we need to make the frameset both rigid and forgiving in all the right places. Stable yet nimble, the geometry has been tweaked to give a spirited ride.

Internal cable routing

Clean lines and tidy cables thanks to fully guided internal routing.

Wheel compatibility

Designed around Boost 148/110 standards and 650b 2.6/.8 tyres

Chain guide ready

​Transmitter can be fitted with a chain guide. (ISCG 05 compatible).

Frame spec

Alloy hardtail trail bike frame

Weight: S: 2.0 kg; M: 2.03 kg; L: 2.07 kg; XL: 2.1 kg
Alloy trail frame with integrated tapered headset for a clean, low front end
Hand welded 6061-T6 triple butted frameset
High-quality extended welds
Optimised for 150 mm (540 mm axle to crown) suspension forks
Internally routed cables
Boost 148 rear spacing to allow huge tyre clearance while benefitting from a stronger wheel
Threaded 73 mm BSA BB shell for no-creak assembly
Chainstay mounted disc brake for clean lines and damage protection
Reverb Stealth port
EN 14766 compliant
The Transmitter frame is suited to a low profile 2.8” tyre or aggressive 2.6” tyres, some larger 2.8”s may rub the chainstays in use

It is important to get the right size bike, if the bike fits it will be faster, more comfortable, and easier to handle. 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.

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 of 6ft 2in +
Frame size

Transmitter

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 410 440 470 485
TT - Top tube 581 603 623 647
HT - Head tube 105 115 115 130
HA - Head angle 65 65 65 65
SA - Seat angle 75 75 75 75
CS - Chainstay 425 425 427.5 430
BB - BB drop 52 52 52 52
FO - Fork offset 46 46 46 46
WB - Wheelbase 1144 1169 1191 1220
SO - Stand over 750 768 783 796
RE - Reach 422 442.5 462.5 482.5
SK - Stack 589 598 598 612
               
Build SRAM GX Eagle
Frameset
Frame Sonder Transmitter, 6061-T6 Hand Welded Alumminium
Fork Rockshox Pike RCT3 Charger 2, 27.5 B, 150mm travel, 46mm offset
Headset Love Mud Rumour
Spacers Love Mud OEM Spacers
Seatclamp Love Mud Vice 34.9 mm
Groupset
Brake Front SRAM Guide R
Brake Rear SRAM Guide R
Rotor Front Avid Centreline 180 mm
Rotor Rear Avid Centreline 160 mm
Rear Mech SRAM GX Eagle Derailleur
Shifter Rear SRAM GX Eagle Shifter
Chainset SRAM GX Eagle Boost Chainset, 175mm, 34T X-Sync chainring
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Bottom Bracket
Chain SRAM GX Eagle Chain
Cassette Sram XG1275 Eagle Cassette 10-50t
Finishing Kit
Stem Love Mud Piskie Stem 35 mm
Seatpost X-Fusion Manic 31.6, 125/150mm drop
Saddle Love Mud Abode
Tape/Grips Love Mud Grabby
Handlebars Love Mud Aspect Riser, 780 mm
Wheels
Wheels Love Mud Rumpus 650b+ Boost (Tubeless Ready)
Front Tyre WTB Vigilante 27.5 x 2.8” TCS Light/high grip with slash guard
Rear Tyre WTB Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.6” TCS Tough/fast rolling
Tube WTB
Weight
Frame only S: 2.0 kg; M: 2.03 kg; L: 2.07 kg; XL: 2.1 kg
Built S: 13.3 kg; M: 13.8 kg; L: 13.9 kg; XL: 13.9 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.

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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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Very nice indeed!

I got mine a few weeks ago and had it out on a fair number of rides in the Pentlands and Glentress. My "other" bike is an Orange Five Pro, which is a bit dated by now (26" wheels), but still great fun to ride. Here's my preliminary take on the Transmitter GX Eagle (new) Pike, which I ride with clip-less pedals:

Pros:
+ I love the directness, the bike is super responsive downhill, and maybe supported by the clip-less pedals, I haven't encountered a situation where I didn't feel totally in control. However, I clearly have to choose my lines a lot more carefully now, which I enjoy tremendously, as it adds a new "technicality" to riding. I think overall, this will add to my skills as a rider.
+ With the rear 2.6" tyre at a relatively low pressure, great traction uphill (and downhill). In fact, uphill sections have become fun and challenging, which is a significant improvement over the full-suspension bike. I expect a snake bite at some point, and might change over to tubeless on the long run.
+ The build quality seems ace, which is no surprise with the high spec components and the new Pike fork, but also the frame and original Sonder parts (including a rather comfy saddle) seem great so far. I've considered mounting a chain guide, but so far I haven't felt that I needed one (despite some very bumpy descents).
+ Service and communication post-order was good and costumer oriented. I didn't contact Sonder before I ordered. I am 181 cm tall and ride a Large, which was a perfect fit straight out of the box.

Room for improvement/things to consider:
o Grips are very thin, could be more comfortable. Doesn't feel great to ride without gloves.
o The geometry is indeed radical at first sight, with the flat head angle but I feel it works with the load applied (once riding, as argued by Sonder). On flats it feels weird to do turns, the bike very much leans into them from the front, but on the trail this certainly adds a lot of stability.

Overall verdict:
I think this bike does what it says, it seems to be perfect for the sort of trails we ride in the Scottish Borders and around Edinburgh. I haven't found any negatives, but then I wasn't looking for them either. So far, I've enjoyed every minute riding my Transmitter. I will take it to the Alps this summer and already look forward to testing it out in that sort of terrain.