Camino Al Apex1 Flat

Award-winning gravel bike

$1,249.00

Camino Al is built for those moments when the road turns into trail and the bridleway drops off into single track....

Camino Al Apex1 Flat

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Camino Al Apex1 Flat

Award-winning gravel bike

$1,249 $1,449

Aluminium Camino frame and carbon blade fork for multi-day expeditions, built with SRAM Apex1 groupset and class-leading components for round-the-world travel.

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Camino Al Apex1 Flat

Award-winning gravel bike

$1,249
WAS $1,449

Aluminium Camino frame and carbon blade fork for multi-day expeditions, built with SRAM Apex1 groupset and class-leading components for round-the-world travel.

Buy Now. Get yours in 5 days.

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  • Customise

    Every Sonder bike is built to order so tell us exactly how you want it. Make any changes you want from the standard build and when you’re done, just hit “Add to bag” at the bottom of the page.

    Accessories

  • Fork

    • Camino Al Forks Black

    • Camino Al Forks
    • Camino Al Forks Sage

    • Camino Al Forks
    • Camino Al Forks Pacific

    • Camino Al Forks
  • Suspension

    • Standard Fork

    • Standard Fork
  • Handlebar

    • Sonder Aspect Riser 780mm

    • Sonder Aspect Riser [OEM]

      In general riser bars tend to be wider than flat bars and may have slightly more flex to give a more forgiving ride. As you go into descents and your arms drop below your knees the additional height gained on your front end will help you take control of the steep descents.

      That said you can get all bar types in a range of widths and stiffnesses and front end height can be adjusted with spacers like our Sonder Rings, so sometimes you just have to ignore the mumbojumbo and make your call on style and personal preference and there is nothing wrong with that.

    • Sonder Aspect Flat 720mm

      +$0

    • Sonder Aspect Flat [OEM]

      Flat bars help you keep the front end of your bike low, allowing you to get the weight over your front wheel when climbing and giving you more control in cornering.

      Our flats have a 5˚ rise so technically we should call them flatish, but if you really need them to be totally flat just rotate in the stem clamp!

    Saddle

    • Sonder Abode Black / 158

    • Sonder Abode [OEM]

      High density foam padding over a plastic base provides comfort and longevity. A v-shaped split at the rear of the saddle allows flex as you are riding, increasing shock absorbancy and reducing pressure on the spot between your sit bones.

      Scooped up at the back with a slight rise towards the nose the longitudinal profile provides a cupped, craddled seating position, a timeless, proven design for distance on and off the road or climbing in the mountains.

      Stainless steel rails give 50 mm of forward and back adjustment to help you find your sweet spot.

      All our Sonder bikes come with Abode fitted as standard.

    • Sonder Kura

      +$59.99

    • Sonder Kura [OEM]

      Adventure cycling is diverse; in the course of a single trip you can find km's of asphalt, traverse rutted grasslands, weave through thickly forest singletrack, climb loose gravel track or descend steep rocky trails.

      It is unlikely you are going to find a single saddle position for all of this terrain. With this in mind Kura has a flat longitudinal profile with a gentle lateral curvature to give an extended saddle area, allowing you to position yourself around the saddle as you move between road, downhill, and climbing.

      The honeycomb base reduces weight whilst still providing structure and support that adapts and flexes with your motion.

      Titanium rails giving 50 mm of forward and back adjustment to help you find your sweet spot. Titanium is more forgiving than steel so provides a little more comfort.

      Slightly wider than our Adobe saddle, it may provide additional comfort for riders with wider sit bones.

    • Sonder Zone 133 / Black

      +$29.99

    • Sonder Zone [OEM]

      The Zone is designed for maximum pedalling efficiency and comfort on longer rides, whether on road or off it.

      • Chromoly rails with suspension system
      • Cut-out shape relieves pressure
      • High density foam seat for comfort

      We’ve selected a flat saddle profile that’s long enough to allow for lots of micro-adjustments to your riding position over the course of a full day on the bike. The nose width allows you to move forward over the pedals on climbs and sprints, and a tapered back enables you to get behind the saddle easily for switchback descents or technical off-road sections.

      We’ve chosen a nylon fibre saddle base to provide a stiff and stable pedalling platform for a low overall weight. This base is connected to the chromoly rails using a patented suspension system that reduces road buzz and improves comfort without compromising on support.

      High density foam stays comfortable for longer, adding to the saddle’s supportive platform. And a long central cut-out in the middle of the Zone relieves pressure on the perineum, allowing you to ride for longer.

    • Brooks B17 Saddle Standard / Black

      +$119.99

    • Brooks B17 Saddle

      Manufactured in the UK, a tough 5mm thick leather top is stretched from a thin metal cantle plate at the rear, over the rails to the nose piece and secured by rivets. This durable leather top eventually wears to the shape of the user’s ‘sit bones’ for a superior riding experience. With the right leather-care a Brooks saddle can easily last a lifetime of riding.

      It may seem counterintuitive, but firm and less cushioned saddles are proven to reduce friction while cycling which protects against chafing and rubbing. Should the hammock-like design of the saddle start to sag too much, the leather can be re-tensioned by tightening a bolt in the nose piece.

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle All Weather Carved / Black

      +$109.99

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle

      Not the chafe. The dreaded chafe. Once it begins, there’s no stopping the creep along your bum cheeks, every slight movement adding to the sting.

      Banish bum cheek blues with the Cambium C17. Based on the underlying structure of the classic Brooks B17 leather saddle, the Cambium C17 uses a vulcanised rubber base and organic cotton canvas upper for the top. Unlike leather, the top material is waterproof, completely maintenance-free, and eliminates the wearing-in process of a leather saddle.

      The saddle top is hung over the nose piece, rails and rear metal cantle like a hammock. This design, when combined with the saddle’s supple materials, allows the saddle to move with the rider, reducing chafing whilst still providing support. The C17 Cambium is narrower and a little racier in design than the B17.

    Seatpost

    • Sonder Seatpost 31.6mm / 400mm

    • Sonder Seatpost [OEM]

      A seat post that is reliable and offers adjustability to help you find your ultimate riding position.

      Membar is all about adjustability. With a twist of your allen key the micro adjustment rail clamp allows the saddle angle to be fine tuned to your ideal position.

      Your saddle can be fitted with minimal faff thanks to a quick release action that allows the upper rail clamp to be released without removing the retaining bolt. The lower rail clamp is secured to the seat post which means that it will not fall in the mud when you are trying to fit your saddle.

    • Cane Creek EE-Silk 31.6mm / Alloy

      +$219.99

    • Cane Creek EE-Silk [OEM]

      Ride longer, ride further with the Cane Creek eeSilk suspension seatpost.

      At 295g the eeSilk Post is comparable in weight to traditional rigid seatposts while offering 20mm of vertical compliance to help improve control on rough surfaces and reduce fatigue on long rides. It's the sort of upgrade you thank yourself for 6 hours into a ride!

    • Sonder Ingot 31.6mm Inline

      +$109.99

    • Sonder Ingot

      A lightweight titanium seat post is the ultimate accessory to complement your titanium frame or a simply an elegant weight saving upgrade from a standard aluminium post.

      At 240 grams Ingot is a full 76 grams lighter than our aluminium Membar seatpost. Being titanium it benefits from this materials legendary strength and elasticity, smoothing out the long hours in the saddle whilst at the same time reducing the weight, its a win win!

      With a twist of your allen key the micro adjustment rail clamp allows the saddle angle to be fine tuned to your ideal position.

      Lightweight, shiny and titanium - what other reasons do you need?!

    • Sonder Ingot 31.6mm Layback

      +$109.99

    • Sonder Ingot

      A lightweight titanium seat post is the ultimate accessory to complement your titanium frame or a simply an elegant weight saving upgrade from a standard aluminium post.

      At 240 grams Ingot is a full 76 grams lighter than our aluminium Membar seatpost. Being titanium it benefits from this materials legendary strength and elasticity, smoothing out the long hours in the saddle whilst at the same time reducing the weight, its a win win!

      With a twist of your allen key the micro adjustment rail clamp allows the saddle angle to be fine tuned to your ideal position.

      Lightweight, shiny and titanium - what other reasons do you need?!

    • Sonder Ingot 27.2mm Layback

      +$0

    • Sonder Ingot

      A lightweight titanium seat post is the ultimate accessory to complement your titanium frame or a simply an elegant weight saving upgrade from a standard aluminium post.

      At 240 grams Ingot is a full 76 grams lighter than our aluminium Membar seatpost. Being titanium it benefits from this materials legendary strength and elasticity, smoothing out the long hours in the saddle whilst at the same time reducing the weight, its a win win!

      With a twist of your allen key the micro adjustment rail clamp allows the saddle angle to be fine tuned to your ideal position.

      Lightweight, shiny and titanium - what other reasons do you need?!

  • Tubes

    • WTB Inner Tube 700 / 38-45

    • WTB [OEM] Inner Tube

      Never one to be stranded roadside; Prudence states that you should always have a spare at hand even for your faithful tubeless set up, and who are we to argue with Prudence.

    • Tubeless Tyre Upgrade and Setup

      +$54.99

    • Tubeless Tyre Upgrade and Setup

      Go tubeless

    Wheels

    • Sonder Nova 700c Wheelset / UK Build HG

    • Sonder Nova 700c [OEM] Wheelset / UK Build
    • Sonder Nova 650b Wheelset

      +$0

    • Sonder Nova 650b [OEM] Wheelset

      Sonder Novas are our durable and quick disc brake wheelset built for gravel adventures and road plus smoothness. Wide-tyred, tough, and versatile, the Nova 650B wheelset is ready for adventure on miles and miles of trails.

      Novas are machine built for precision on Sonder’s sealed hubs, which are 12mm thru-axle front and rear.

      We’ve designed the Novas to be a reliable, long-term part of your bike. You could go round the world on them. Plain-gauge spokes mean that the Novas will stay strong when you load your bike up with luggage. Sealed bearings make them easy to look after. And a steel free-hub body will take years of abuse and sound beautiful.

      Novas give a beautifully balanced ride, spin up to speed quickly and roll easily on super-smooth bearings. They’re the wheels we choose when we want to go gravel riding for miles and miles with the freedom to worry about nothing except for what’s over the next hill.

      Key Features

      • Wide rims increase the contact patch of tyres and reduce rolling resistance
      • Plain-gauge stainless steel spokes make wheels strong enough to load up your bike with gear
      • Sealed cartridge bearings mean low maintenance
      • 3 year Alpine Bond

      Wheel Spec

      • Nova Rim: Tubeless-ready. Internal width 23mm. Takes 650Bx47mm road plus up to 27.5x2.2" MTB tyres
      • Nova hub: 12mm thru-axle
      • Sealed cartridge bearings
      • Steel free-hub body for durability
      • Spokes: Stainless steel plain-gauge
    • Sonder Alpha 700c Wheelset / UK Build HG

      +$179.99

    • Sonder Alpha 700c [OEM] Wheelset / UK Build
  • Pedals

    • No Pedals (none)

    • No Pedals
    • Sonder Torque Black

      +$39.99

    • Sonder Torque
    • Sonder Reko

      +$64.99

    • Sonder Reko

      The Reko are lightweight SPD pedals designed gravel riding and cross-country mountain biking over longer distances.

      The Reko's platform-free design reduces the overall weight of the pedals to 145g per pedal for lighter, faster riding. Double-sided SPD bindings are easy to clip in and out of and their compact design means they're less likely to clog with muck on filthy winter rides.

      The clip-in design improves the efficiency of your pedal strokes, saving energy on long rides and improving power transfer on climbs, and gives you more control of the back end of the bike.

    • Sonder Contact

      +$59.99

    • Sonder Contact

      The Contact are lightweight SPD-SL compatible pedals with a large contact area for energy efficient road riding.

      The Contacts have a large, stiff platform, improving power transfer for sprints and climbs and supporting your feet for all-day spinning in comfort.

      The bigger contact area of the SPD-SL system is more energy efficient too, preserving your legs for those deceptively savage inclines at the end of your ride.

      The thermoplastic body and fibre-glass-reinforced binding keep the weight down to 148g per pedal, shaving vital grams from your drive chain.

    • Sonder Slingshot Black

      +$49.99

    • Sonder Slingshot

      The wide platform Slingshot pedal is designed to provide the support, control and confidence you need for a variety of riding, whether on trail, gravel or road.

      • Wide 87x90 platform made from 6061 aluminium
      • Double-sided adjustable SPD clips
      • Chromoly axle with sealed bearings

      The Slingshot's wide foot platform provides plenty of support to the foot for more comfortable pedalling over long distances, reducing hot-spots. This additional foot support also gives you greater control of the rear end of the bike on tight turns or technical trail.

      If you're using the Slingshot for mountain biking, the pedal's wide surface gives you a platform to stand on unclipped, ready to bail out if needed, on heart rate-quickening sketchy sections.

      With double-sided SPD clips and a large pedal area, the Slingshot is easy to clip in and out of in a hurry. A clipless system provides greater pedalling efficiency when climbing and more control when descending.

  • Bottle cages

    • No Bottle Cages (none)

    • No Bottle Cages
    • Sonder Sideblade Left Entry / Black

      +$5.99

    • Sonder Sideblade

      The Sideblade bottle cage not only gives your water bottle a lovely, secure hug, but its side loading system makes it easier to access when you need a drink, making staying hydrated a joy even when you've got a load of frame bags to work around!

      The Side blade is geared at letting you get to your water when you've got a bike packed up with frame bags, this means that it's also ideal for compact and full-sus frames where a standard loading bottle cage system just won't fit, you can choose which side you'd like to access your bottle by with a twist of the cage in the mount before your ride.

      Made of polycarbonate, the Sideblade is also super light and super duper tough - hooray!

    • Sonder Sideblade PAIR / Black

      +$12.49

    • Sonder Sideblade

      The Sideblade bottle cage not only gives your water bottle a lovely, secure hug, but its side loading system makes it easier to access when you need a drink, making staying hydrated a joy even when you've got a load of frame bags to work around!

      The Side blade is geared at letting you get to your water when you've got a bike packed up with frame bags, this means that it's also ideal for compact and full-sus frames where a standard loading bottle cage system just won't fit, you can choose which side you'd like to access your bottle by with a twist of the cage in the mount before your ride.

      Made of polycarbonate, the Sideblade is also super light and super duper tough - hooray!

    • Sonder Sideblade Right Entry / Black

      +$5.99

    • Sonder Sideblade

      The Sideblade bottle cage not only gives your water bottle a lovely, secure hug, but its side loading system makes it easier to access when you need a drink, making staying hydrated a joy even when you've got a load of frame bags to work around!

      The Side blade is geared at letting you get to your water when you've got a bike packed up with frame bags, this means that it's also ideal for compact and full-sus frames where a standard loading bottle cage system just won't fit, you can choose which side you'd like to access your bottle by with a twist of the cage in the mount before your ride.

      Made of polycarbonate, the Sideblade is also super light and super duper tough - hooray!

    Mudguards

    • No Mudguards (none)

    • No Mudguards
    • Sonder Fender Front MTB

      +$5.99

    • Sonder Fender

      The Sonder Front Fender protects you from excessive mud splatter on wet, mucky trails. These lightweight plastic mudguards don’t require any special fixings on your bike and can be strapped straight onto your forks with 4 cable ties (supplied).

      Made from durable polypropylene, if the Fender does meet its end, it can be easily recycled by most councils or at your local recycling centres.

    • SKS Bluemels Mudguard Set 28 / 55mm / Black

      +$39.99

    • SKS Bluemels Mudguard Set

    Pannier

    • No Pannier Rack (none)

    • No Pannier Rack
Initial Price
$1,249
Frame
Camino Al Apex1 Flat
Size
Colour
Extras
$0
Total Price
$1,249
Description

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.

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

At a glance

  • SRAM Apex 11-speed groupset
  • Camino Carbon fork
  • Sonder Nova 700c wheelset
  • 6061 aluminium frame

The Camino takes elements from cyclocross, gravel, and adventure race bikes. Its relaxed geometry is 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 mudguard 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.

SRAM’s Apex1 groupset gives reliable shifting action at an unrivalled cost. X-Sync tooth profile ensures secure engagement between the chainring and chain to stop it from coming off. The X-Horizon derailleur and Roller Bearing Clutch to keep the chain gap consistent and taught, preventing chain slap on rough terrain.

SRAM Apex1

The 1 x 11 gearing, with an 11 – 42t cassette, 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.

Chainring Sprocket Ratio Wheel Diameter (inches) Gear Inches
40 11 3.64 28.2 102.5
40 42 0.95 28.2 26.9
Love Mud Aspect Flat

A flatish bar increases versatility, giving you extra control off-road.

Features

Gravel geometry

Tuned for long days with trail capabilty at its heart. The long wheelbase and 69° head angle make for a stable and confident ride, even over rough trails. Every size has been tuned for a 50mm stem so every rider gets direct and responsive steering.

Wide open tyre clearance

The Camino swallows huge tyres. Ride 700c x 50mm or 650b x 2.2” - that’s most mountain bike tyres covered.

Carbon monocoque fork

Lightweight, stiff and responsive. The Camino's full carbon fork gives direct steering and smooth braking. It's completely adventure ready with mudguard and rack mounts.

Full rack, guard and expedition mounts

Take anything anywhere. The Camino has mounts for everything you need - panniers, guards and extra mounts for adding cages to the forks. The downtube has triple cage mounts so you can set your bottle to be at a height for easy reach or lower to accommodate larger frame bags.

Internal Cable Routing

Clean lines and tidy cables thanks to fully guided internal routing. The Camino also has routing for a dropper seatpost.

Bottom bracket for the real world

A BSA threaded bottom bracket is super-durable and readily available, wherever you find yourself. So it’s not a pain in the bottom bracket!

Build Spec
Frameset
Frame:Camino Al Frame / 6061 aluminium
Fork:Camino Carbon / monocoque
Headset:FSA Orbit C-40-ACB
Groupset
Shifters:Tektro R280 / 1x / 11-speed / hydraulic
Brakes:Tektro R280 / hydraulic / flat mount
Rotors:Tektro / 160mm / 6-bolt
Rear derailleur:SRAM Apex / 11-speed / long cage
Chainset:SRAM Apex 1 / 1x / 172.5mm / 40t
Cassette:SRAM PG1130 / 11-speed / 11-42t
Chain:SRAM PC1110 / 11-speed
Bottom bracket:SRAM GXP / 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 Aspect Riser
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 536 562 592 629
HT - Head tube 150 170 190 210
HA - Head angle 69 69 69 69
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 1051 1073 1105 1132
SO - Stand over 752 773 795 815
RE - Reach 380 395 420 440
SK - Stack 563 582 600 619
Frame Spec
Lightweight, durable and strong aluminium frame.
Weight: S: 1.9kg; M: 2.0kg; L: 2.0kg; XL: 2.1kg
6061 Aluminium
One piece carbon monocoque fork
Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm
Seat tube OD 34.9mm
Headset: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
Disk brake only
Mud guard and pannier rack mounts 700 x 50mm or 650b x 2.2” tyre clearance 12mm bolt through axles at both ends
Reviews
Kudos
Active Traveller: Sonder Camino Al

An excellent option for all round adventuring

Read the full review here.

Advntr Review the Sonder Camino Al

Sonder have played a blinder with the Camino, producing a fast, fun and comfortable bike with no obvious flaws. Often we test bikes that have a but… , such as a high cost, a press fit BB or feeling weighty but not here. The Camino lives up to the ideal of an Adventure bike, a compromise of road vs trail, but without ever feeling out of its depth.

Read the full review here.

Camino Al featured in IMB mag

Up front, it was flared drops that really had us surprised, thinking they were just a quirky, beard stroking addition; they are fundamental to the stability of handling in the rough.

Read the full review here.

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.

Read the full review here

Cycling Weekly review the Camino

"Available both in aluminium and titanium, there are options for those on a budget as well as those looking for a dream build. Regardless of the chosen material, both frames feature the same design elements that make this an incredibly practical bike.

The cables are external and fully housed, making them well-sealed from any grime degrading shifting quality. They are also a lot easier to work on should you be unfortunate enough to be subject to a mid-ride mechanical.

Downtube bottle bosses, mounting points on the carbon front fork, discrete mounts for mudguards and the ability to take a pannier rack make this bike capable for carrying large loads. Keeping the steering under control and inspiring confidence on technical descents are the slack head angle together with the long wheelbase".

Read the full review here

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.
Testing The Sonder Camino Al

A great value bike capable of much more both on and off road than the price might suggest.

Read the full review here.