Sonder Transmitter Long, low and slack plus-sized hardtail. A hooligan of a bike for trails centres, singletrack and UKs big mountains
Long, low and slack, planted plus hardtail mountain bike that holds the line on the roughest of trails. UK trail shredder. A wake up call for the mountain bike world. A hooligan of a bike for trail centres, singletrack and the UKs big mountain. Transmitter is aggressive and fast but fun and forgiving. 6061 aluminium frame with 650b+ boost wheelsets
2018 Hardtail Of The Year Runner Up mbr magazine
Sonder Transmitter [V2] Frame Only
The bike for the UKs big rideable mountains - an alloy 650b+ boost compatible hardtail trail frame. Buy the frame only - a blank canvas - and build your dream all mountain bike
List Price: £349.00
Sonder Transmitter [V2] and Helm Fork
The bike for the UKs big rideable mountains - an alloy 650b+ boost compatible hardtail trail frame with Cane Creek Helm Air fork: build your dream all-mountain bike
List Price: £1199.00
Sonder Transmitter NX1 Recon
All mountain hardtail trail bike designed for trail centres and mountains with SRAM NX1, 1 x 11 groupset, Rockshox Recon fork and Love Mud Rumpus 650b+ boost wheels.
List Price: £1199.00
Sonder Transmitter NX1 Revelation
All mountain hardtail trails bike designed for trail centres and mountains with SRAM NX1, 1 x 11 groupset, Rockshox Revelation fork, and Love Mud Rumpus 650b+ boost wheels.
List Price: £1549.00
Sonder Transmitter GX Eagle Revelation
Take this perfectly poised hardtail mountain bike to the next level for fast ascents of the UK’s highest mountains, with SRAMs new GX Eagle drivetrain and Rockshox Revelation forks.
List Price: £2349.00
Sonder Transmitter GX Eagle Pike
Perfectly poised alloy hardtail mountain bike with SRAMs new GX Eagle Drivetrain and Pike forks. There aren’t the words in the English language that can begin to express how good this bike is, you’ll just have to try it.
List Price: £2449.00
Transmitter; adrenaline fuelled 650b+ hardtail mountain bike with balance up and down, across cambers and ruts, roots and rocks. Transmitter delivers on speed, pace and plus sized adventures.
Hardcore northern design roots make this a bike for the toughest lines. Smash down Jacob’s Ladder, slog up The Buttress to Heptonstall, and be quicker than you’ve ever been on everything in-between.
Transmitter can take on mountain trails; Snowdon on a sunny Autumn day or the Colorado singletrack with killer views and grinders where you won’t get out the grannie-gear. Yet, you can still take a day at Bike Park Wales or whip around Cannock Chase on a Sunday afternoon with great agility.
Flattened top tube gives vertical compliance but lateral stiffness; an all mountain bike that gives the stability of a fat-bike shrunk in the wash with the nimbleness of a trail bike. Transmitter is compatible with Boost 148/110 standards and 650b+ tyres, even the most sheepish rider will tackle those steep sections like a pro.
Transmitter frames feature external bolted cable solutions, integrated headsets, through-axle hubs, formed butted smooth-welded tubing and as you would expect - handling beyond compare. They’re bikes that just fit in with hard riding. But mostly, they are to be ridden and enjoyed. Easy to ride and easy to maintain. And funner. Much funner.
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.
Tapered head tube
Whoever would choose to be a head tube? You might as well step into the ring with Mike Tyson. This is a critical junction point where force is distributed around the frame and steering precision is won or lost. Transmitter has a wide tapered head tube to house your internal bearings, distributing force more evenly whilst improving steering over broken terrain.
Transmitter is designed around the new Boost standard and corresponding 52 mm chainline for better steering stiffness and increased wheel support.
Chain guide ready
Transmitter can be fitted with a chain guide. (ISCG 05 compatible).
Transmitter is designed to run with 650b+ tyres at both ends.
Alloy hardtail trail bike frame
|Weight (kg): S: 2.0; M: 2.03; L: 2.07; XL: 2.1|
|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 130 mm suspension forks|
|Bolted cable guides for precision cable placement and retention|
|Durable anodised finish|
|Boost148 rear spacing for wheel strength and optimal chainline|
|Threaded 73 mm BSA BB shell for no-creak assembly|
|Chainstay mounted disc brake for clean lines and damage protection|
|Adventure cage compatible downtube mount|
|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:
- Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in
- Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in
- Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in
- Riders of 6ft 2in +
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|HT - Head tube||110||120||120||130|
|HA - Head angle||65||65||65||65|
|SA - Seat angle||73||73||73||73|
|CS - Chainstay||425||425||425||425|
|BB - BB drop||42||42||42||42|
|FO - Fork offset||46/51||46/51||46/51||46/51|
|WB - Wheelbase||1139||1163||1183||1208|
|SO - Stand over||740||770||790||810|
|RE - Reach||410||430||450||470|
|SK - Stack||599||608||608||618|
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|HT - Head tube||120||120||120|
|HA - Head angle||65||65||65|
|SA - Seat angle||72.5||72.5||73|
|CS - Chainstay||425||425||425|
|BB - BB drop||42||42||42|
|FO - Fork offset||42/51||42/51||42/51|
|WB - Wheelbase||1130||1150||1175|
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|RE - Reach||406||426||446|
|SK - Stack||610||610||610|
We minimise the chopping and changing that makes so many other bikes a smorgasbord of bike parts. We spec Transmitter with pure NX1, GX1 or XX1 Eagle ... and take pride in offering SRAM just as they designed and tested to work.
Check out the specs on the individual product pages. They are built to order and are fully customizable – if you want a different stem length, saddle, wheelset, bar or gear ratio then let us know. If you’ve a dream build in mind then please get in touch and we’ll do our best to source the parts you want.
All our bikes are built in-house, checked and signed off by Cytech trained mechanics before being despatched to you in a custom-made bike box.
- What wheel sizes can Transmitter take?
- What pressure should I run my Trailblazers at?
- When will you get your bike?
- I’m between bike sizes - which size should I choose?
- Bike Frame and Build Weights
- What are builds and groupsets?
- Are Sonder available outside the UK?
- How much does international shipping for Sonder Bikes and Love Mud Wheels cost?
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Try Before You Buy - Sonder Demo and Bike Hire
- Common Bike Upgrades: price list
- Why have Alpkit designed their own bikes?
- Which wheelset for which Sonder Bike?
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 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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