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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 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: £1149.00

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: £1499.00

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: £2199.00

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: £2399.00

Sonder Transmitter XX1 Eagle Pike

The ultimate Transmitter with the SRAM XX1 Eagle 1 x 12 groupset, RockShox Pike fork, and Love Mud Rumpus 650b+ boost wheels.. This is a serious package designed for hard riding in the mountains or around trail centres.

List Price: £3199.00

Sonder Transmitter frame and Rumpus wheelset

Build up your own trail bike with this Transmitter alloy frame and 650b+ wheelset

List Price: £499.00

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.

Boost ready

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).

Wheel compatibility

​Transmitter is designed to run with 650b+ tyres at both ends.

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Frame spec

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


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 +

New Transmitter

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 395 445 470 490
TT - Top tube 593 622 642 659
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

Original Transmitter

Size Small Medium Large
ST - Seat tube 410 467 505
TT - Top tube 595 615 631
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
SO - Stand over 748 773 796
RE - Reach 406 426 446
SK - Stack 610 610 610

Custom Options

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.

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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