Camino Al 105

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Camino Al 105

Award-winning gravel bike

$1,799

Aluminium Camino frame and carbon blade fork for multi-day expeditions, built with Shimano 105 groupset and class-leading components for round-the-world travel.

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Stock arriving Early 2023

Description

Capable, tough and quick aluminium adventure bike for exploring the world.

At a glance

  • Shimano 105 R7000 11-speed groupset
  • Camino Carbon fork
  • Sonder Nova 700c wheelset
  • 6061 aluminium frame

Camino Al is built for those moments when the road turns into trail and the bridleway drops off into single track. Spritely and comfortable on the tarmac with enough in reserve to explore off-road trails, it transforms your riding experience and turns dead ends into possibilities.

Infused with DNA from cyclocross, gravel, and adventure race bikes, the Camino’s relaxed geometry was designed for long day comfort, with a longer wheelbase, slacker head angle and lengthened headtube for a more natural riding position.A low bottom bracket and short chainstays make it agile through the corners whilst the slackened head angle inspires confidence when descending.

The aluminium frame is tough enough to take a knock or two, so you can lose yourself in the journey and push the technical envelope of your travel or even your commute. Effortlessly adaptable, the Camino is as proficient on your local trail as it is on the open road, with tyre clearance up to 700c x 50mm or 650b x 2.1" for that added traction and comfort on bumpier terrain.

Responsive and exhilarating even when loaded up with luggage; rack, bottle cage and mud guard mounts give you the option to pack up and pedal off on a self-supported ride whenever the feeling takes you. Triple cage mount on the top of the downtube allows for 2 different mounting positions for the bottle cage for extra bag clearance or to fit a Lug-Kage.

The 2 x 11 gearing offers a gear range that is wide enough to cope with any terrain, opening up the alpine passes to mere mortals with enough at the top end to cruise up on the flat. 2x builds give a wide gear range and keep the jumps between gears small.

Features

Expedition geometry

Fast and responsive even when loaded up. With a lightweight aluminium frame, carbon forks, long wheel base and an extended head tube, the geometry promotes an upright riding position for all-day riding comfort.

Cable routing

External cable routing facilitates maintenance when you haven’t got access to a full workshop; cables are fully housed to keep your machinery running smoothly in all conditions.

Tyre clearance

Big tyre clearance for tackling mixed terrains: up to 650b x 2.1” or 700c x 50 mm

Powerful and firm braking

Well-modulated seatstay mounted hydraulic disk brakes will help to bring you to a halt and reduce the risk of wheel lock when that elk appears out of nowhere.

Carbon fork

Lightweight, strong and responsive with an alloy steerer; kitted out with mudguard mounts which accommodate racks for lightweight loads

Rack mounts

The triple cage bottle mount on top of the downtube allows for 2 different mounting positions. Opt for the modern ultra-light bikepacking luggage or load up with panniers on the rear rack mounts.

Build Spec
Frameset
Frame:Camino Al Frame / 6061 aluminium
Fork:Camino Carbon / monocoque
Headset:FSA Orbit C-40-ACB
Groupset
Shifters:Shimano 105 R7020 / 2x / 11-speed / hydraulic
Brakes:Shimano 105 R7070 / hydraulic / flat mount
Rotors:Shimano RT66 / 160mm / 6-bolt
Front derailleur:Shimano 105 R7000 / braze-on
Rear derailleur:Shimano 105 R7000 / 11-speed / long cage
Chainset:Shimano 105 R7000 / 2x / 172.5mm / 50-34t
Cassette:Shimano 105 R7000 / 11-speed / 11-32t
Chain:Shimano HG601 / 11-speed
Bottom bracket:Shimano RS500 / BSA-threaded / 68mm
Wheelset
Wheels:Sonder Nova 700c
Tyres:Donnelly X'Plor MSO TL / 700c x 40mm / black
Tubes:WTB Inner Tube / 700c x 38-45mm
Finishing kit
Handlebars:Sonder Bomber
Stem:Sonder Storc
Seatpost:Sonder Seatpost / 31.6mm
Saddle:Sonder Abode
Bar tape:Sonder Reels / black
Weight
Frame:S: 1.9kg; M: 2.0kg; L: 2.0kg; XL: 2.1kg
Build:S: TBC; M: TBC; L: TBC; XL: TBC
Pedals not included with full builds
Geometry and Sizing

Sizing

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 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.
Size Small Medium Large X-Large
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
Frame Spec
Lightweight, durable and strong aluminium frame.
Weight: S: 1.9kg; M: 2.0kg; L: 2.0kg; XL: 2.1kg
6061 Aluminium
Carbon fork with alloy steerer
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Seat tube OD 31.8 mm
Headset: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
Disk brake only
Mud guard and pannier rack mounts 700 x 50mm or 650b x 2.1” tyre clearance 12mm bolt through axles at both ends
Reviews
Kudos
Cycling Weekly review Camino Al

If you’ve made it this far, it’s clear that I’ve very much enjoyed my time on the Camino AL. So much so, that I’m seriously considering adding one to my stable, that's how good this bike is.

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Singletrack review the Sonder Camino Al
With its flexible wheel size options and plenty of tyre clearance, there’s scope for building the Sonder Camino AL however you want it. However, as built, this Rival 1 option seems to me to be a great fit straight out the box. If you can’t fork out for this higher end build kit straight away, the ride quality is such that the frame makes a good candidate for later upgrades, and the handling is simply excellent. Unless your heart is set on steel, titanium, or carbon, I can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t want this bike. I do want this bike, and I’m genuinely sorry to be sending it back.