Dial XT

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Dial XT

Race-tuned xc hardtail

$2,399.00

6061 Aluminium XC Trail Bike with 100mm travel and a racing-inspired geometry. Light, fast and efficient for pitting yourself against climbs and pushing your limits.

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  • Frame

    Size
    Please select your Size
    Colour
    Please select your Colour

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    size

    • Small

    • Medium

    • Large

    • X-Large

    colour

    • Grey

    • Jaffa

  • 1. components

    Handlebar
    Sonder Aspect Flat
    Saddle
    Sonder Zone 133 / Black
    Seatpost
    Sonder Seatpost 31.6mm / 400mm

    Configure your 1. components

    Handlebar

    • Sonder Aspect Flat

    • 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!

    • Sonder Confucius

      +$24.99

    • Sonder Confucius

      Confucius says that you don't have to sacrifice what you love about your traditional riser bars just to get the flexibility of a hooped bar.

      We have taken our Aspect risers and evolved them in to a bar designed primarily for bikepacking. You won't have to adapt to a new hand position so you are not going to lose any control off-road and you can still get out of your saddle and power up the hills like a hero.

      If you do want to move your hands a bit a reduce the fatigue of a long ride, the hoop extends out front giving a choice of further hand positions. The bars also have a slight 'back sweep' so you can sit more upright in the saddle

      The bars have a slight riser but feel free to experiment and rotate them to your suiting. Keep them horizontal, or twist them up slightly to give yourself a streamlined TT style riding position to help you battle across a windblown Tierra del Fuego.

      Strength is not compromised as the main load bearing section of the bar is a single piece. Got gadgets? Confucius loves gadgets, and with the out-front hoop you can free up the bar around the stem. Simply attach your Garmin, 3000 lumen torches or mascots to the hoop and they will still be well within reach, maybe at an even better viewing angle and sit above your handle bar luggage.

      Take your bikepacking into the mountains; Confucius is a bar that gives you more control than a tradional swept back bar on technical terrain.

    Saddle

    • Sonder Zone 133 / Black

    • 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 Cambium C17 Saddle / All Weather Carved / Black

      +$69.99

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle [OEM] / All Weather Carved / Black
    • Sonder Kura 138 / Black

      +$24.99

    • Sonder Kura

      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.

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle / All Weather / Black

      +$59.99

    • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle [OEM] / All Weather / Black

    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.

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever 31.6mm / 125mm

      +$149.99

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever

      The X-Fusion Manic Dropper has been designed to work well across cross-country, trail, all mountain and enduro riding.

      It works on a simple design. Inside you’ll find a closed cartridge that is both sealed and designed to be easily removable from the rest of the post. Simple construction aside, the action of this post feels super-smooth and silky.

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever 31.6mm / 150mm

      +$149.99

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever

      The X-Fusion Manic Dropper has been designed to work well across cross-country, trail, all mountain and enduro riding.

      It works on a simple design. Inside you’ll find a closed cartridge that is both sealed and designed to be easily removable from the rest of the post. Simple construction aside, the action of this post feels super-smooth and silky.

    • Cane Creek Thudbuster / Short Travel / 31.6mm / Black

      +$119.99

    • Cane Creek Thudbuster / Short Travel / 31.6mm / Black

      The Thudbuster includes 50mm of travel to significantly diminish shocks and impacts from broken pavement, cobblestones or any other mixed surfaces.

      The Thudbuster supports riders up to 150kg and incorporates a tool-free, interchangeable elastomer system to quickly and easily adjust the seat post for a variety of rider weights. Installing and adjusting your saddle on the Thudbuster is easy with a single bolt design that secures the seat with a few turns of a standard allen key.

    • Cane Creek EE-Silk 31.6mm / Alloy

      +$0.00

    • 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!

    • RockShox Reverb / 125mm Drop / 31.6 x 390mm

      +$209.99

    • RockShox Reverb / 125mm Drop / 31.6 x 390mm

      The RockShox Reverb provides effortless actuation and increased reliability featuring new Vent Valve Technology.

      With reduced overall post lengths and new travel options, riders of all shapes and sizes benefit from more travel than ever before. The Reverb Stealth is just really, really reliable at simply going up and down.

    • RockShox Reverb / 150mm Drop / 31.6 x 440mm

      +$209.99

    • RockShox Reverb / 150mm Drop / 31.6 x 440mm

      The RockShox Reverb provides effortless actuation and increased reliability featuring new Vent Valve Technology.

      With reduced overall post lengths and new travel options, riders of all shapes and sizes benefit from more travel than ever before. The Reverb Stealth is just really, really reliable at simply going up and down.

  • 2. wheels

    Tubes
    WTB Inner Tube 29 / 1.9-2.3

    Configure your 2. wheels

    Tubes

    • WTB Inner Tube 29 / 1.9-2.3

    • 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

  • 3. pedals

    Pedals
    No Pedals

    Configure your 3. pedals

    Pedals

    • No Pedals (none)

    • No Pedals
    • Sonder Torque Black

      +$34.99

    • Sonder Torque

      Pedals: the humble yet essential afterthought that make all that time spent pondering over components worth the pain. Where would we be without them?

      Seriously grippy, reliable, and stable; Torque gives you the confidence to put down the power whatever the weather.

      A light and tough thermoplastic body combined with LSL sealed bearings around a CNC machined Cr-Mo makes Torque the kind of pedal you can depend on to withstand hours of use and abuse.

      Twelve 4 mm replaceable grip pins on each side of the pedal let you customise how much grip you’ll need and boost durability.

    • 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.

    • Shimano M520 Pedal Black

      +$49.99

    • Shimano M520 Pedal
  • 4. accessories

    Bottle cages
    No Bottle Cages
    Lights
    No Lights
    Mudguards
    No Mudguards

    Configure your 4. accessories

    Bottle cages

    • No Bottle Cages (none)

    • No Bottle Cages
    • Sonder Buzz Wire Single

      +$4.99

    • Sonder Buzz Wire [OEM]

      The easiest and most convenient way to carry water on your bike, a classic cage design that holds your water bottle nice and snug.

      Buzz Wire is reassuringly durable, weighs just 65 grams and will carry your 500 or 750 ml water bottle with ease.

      If you are on expedition and looking for a way to pass a rest day make a bent wire loop and challenge someone to a game of Buzz Wire!

    • Sonder Buzz Wire Pair

      +$8.99

    • Sonder Buzz Wire [OEM]

      The easiest and most convenient way to carry water on your bike, a classic cage design that holds your water bottle nice and snug.

      Buzz Wire is reassuringly durable, weighs just 65 grams and will carry your 500 or 750 ml water bottle with ease.

      If you are on expedition and looking for a way to pass a rest day make a bent wire loop and challenge someone to a game of Buzz Wire!

    • 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

      +$0.00

    • 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

      +$0.00

    • 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!

    Lights

    • No Lights

    • No Lights
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    • Tau Rear

      +$19.99

    • Tau

      Bright enough to blind you when you turn it on so you can be sure that other road users will also see you.

      Tau+ front safety light offers 65 lumens of 270° ultra wide lighting with 10 m beam distance.

      Tau- rear safety light will shed out 20 lumens of 270° ultra wide lighting from the red COB LED strip

      Tau is visible from up to 100 m and is water resistant so they will happily brighten your way even on the gloomiest of days and is impact resistant from 1 m.

      Switch protection prevents any unwanted battery usage and battery capacity indicator will let you know when the juice is running low.

      Only 22g including the USB rechargeable battery and LED lights that never need replacing will keep you light and bright for years to come!

      Each Tau light comes with a bigger and a smaller strap to fit with most bars/seat posts and if you need it even bigger, just lace the bands together to make a larger loop.

    • Exposure Trace Pack Exposure Trace Pack

      +$109.99

    • Exposure Trace Pack

      The Trace MK2 + TraceR DayBright is a lightweight front and rear rechargeable light set for staying safe and visible when commuting and road cycling at night.

      Manufactured in the UK, they both come in an aluminium body with three different brightness settings, six lighting modes, side illumination and seat post and handlebar mounts compatible with multiple different mounts. The Trace MK2 has a 10% power increase on the old model and a traffic light Fuel Gauge so you don’t get caught out.

      The DayBright pulse pattern is specially designed to be more visible in daylight than a regular light pulse, and is visible from over a kilometre away - even in the brightest part of the day.

      The TraceR MK1 DayBright comes with Exposure's Optimised Mode Selector. This allows you to choose a light pattern and brightness that fits your ride type and length, whether it's a quick dash across town or an all-night adventure.

    Mudguards

    • No Mudguards (none)

    • No Mudguards
    • Sonder Fender Front MTB

      +$0.00

    • 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.

Initial Price
$2,399.00
Extras
$0.00
Grand Price
$2,399.00
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Description

Race-tuned XC trail bike, built for speed and efficiency. Beat your best time, cover big miles on a long day out, race to the podium. With its lightweight aluminium tubeset and 100mm travel up front, the Dial gives maximum pedalling efficiency whether you're riding 200kms at Dirty Reiver or racing flat out.

At a glance

  • 6061 Aluminium frame
  • Rockshox Sid Ultimate / 29 / 100mm
  • Shimano XT / 12 speed / 10-51 cassette
  • Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Sonder Alpha 29 XC Wheelset / XD
  • Clearance for 29 x 2.4" tyres
  • Bolt-through with 12mm axles and 148mm boost spacing

The Dial is designed for riding cross-country trails without compromise. It gives more confidence than a gravel bike and a more direct feel than a trail bike. The Dial's geometry is race-tuned and the 69 degree head angle, steep seat-tube and low stack height all work together to optimise climbing performance and direct, fast steering.

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We’ve used lightweight 6061 aluminium to build the Dial into a truly lightweight bike without compromising on strength or performance. A flattened top tube provides lateral stiffness for maximum pedalling efficiency and cornering precision, whilst providing a degree of vertical compliance for a more forgiving ride over distance.

Quick out the blocks with its low frame weight, lightweight XC-specific wheelset and fast tyres, the Dial provides instant acceleration and with 100mm of travel up front, carries its speed well over rough terrain. The 430mm chainstays are compact for agile cornering, without being so short that you lose power on the climbs. It's a ride that makes is perfect for long days out where you want more comfort and control than a gravel bike or to die flat out on your local leg-tester.

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Features

Race-Inspired Geometry

Steep head angle and seat-tube optimise climbing performance and pedalling efficiency.

6061 Alloy Frameset

6061 aluminium tubing is durable, light, low maintenance and stiff.

Low Profile Top Tube

Lateral stiffness for improved power transfer and vertical compliance for comfort over long distance.

Internal cable routing

Clean lines and tidy cables thanks to internal down tube routing.

Wheel Compatibility

Designed around Boost 148 rear spacing with 12mm bolt-through axles.

Build Spec
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Stem: Sonder Storc / 70mm
Build
Frameset
Frame: Dial Frame
Fork: Rockshox Sid Ultimate / 29 / 100mm
Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB Headset / 7.8mm Spacer
Seat Clamp:
Group Set
Brake Front: Shimano XT M8120 Brake / Right / 1000mm
Brake Rear: Shimano XT M8120 Brake / Left / 2000mm
Rotor Front: Shimano RT66 Rotor / 6 Bolt / 180mm
Rotor Rear: Shimano RT66 Rotor / 6 Bolt / 160mm
Rear Mech: Shimano XT M8100 Rear Derailleur / 1 / 12
Rear Shifter: Shimano XT M8100 Shifter / 12 / Direct
Chainset: Shimano XT M8100 Crankset / 170mm / 32t
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB52 Bottom Bracket
Chain: Shimano SLX Chain / 12 / 120
Cassette:
Finishing Kit
Seatpost: Sonder Seatpost / 31.6mm / 400mm
Saddle: Sonder Zone / 152 / Black
Tape/Grips: Sonder Clutch / Black
Handlebar: Sonder Aspect Flat
Wheelset
Wheels: Sonder Alpha 29 XC / XD
Front Tyre: WTB Trail Boss / Tough Fast Rolling / 29 / 2.6
Rear Tyre: WTB Trail Boss / Tough Fast Rolling / 29 / 2.6
Tubes: WTB Inner Tube / 29 / 1.9-2.3
Weight
Frame (approx): S: 1.75 kg; M: 1.82 kg; L: 1.9 kg; XL: 2 kg
Pedals not included with full builds
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Geometry and Sizing

Sizing

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 +

Dial

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 395 440 470 520
TT - Top tube 576 605 628 652
HT - Head tube 90 100 110 125
HA - Head angle 69 69 69 69
SA - Seat angle 74 74 74 74
CS - Chainstay 430 430 430 430
BB - BB drop 60 60 60 60
FO - Fork offset 51 51 51 51
WB - Wheelbase TBC 1114 1137 1168
SO - Stand over TBC TBC TBC TBC
RE - Reach 408 435 455 475
SK - Stack 583 593 602 616
Frame Spec
Sonder Dial
Weight: S: 1.75kg; M: 1.82kg; L: 1.9kg; XL: 2kg
Alloy XC trail frame with integrated tapered headset for a clean, low front end
Hand welded 6061 frameset
High-quality extended welds
Optimised for 100 mm (506 mm axle to crown) suspension forks
Internally routed cables
Boost 148 rear spacing
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 Dial frame will accept tyres up to 2.4" in width
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The Details

Dial XT in action