- Sonder Bikes new big wheeled offering looks ace!
Colours are great had the pleasure of riding one for 4 days in all conditions!just gave it back it was very good! A great all day bike which was a pleasure to ride only 29er I have ridden is a Trek Stache so not much to compare it against but it felt as nimble as my Evol smashed lots of Pbs on it
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[url=https://flic.kr/p/2gGMZCY]67164522_10157612892126474_3685179422840717312_n[/url] by Richard Munro, on FlickrPosted 4 months agotomasoSubscriber
From what I could see on Sunday and Wednesday it is very much like STW review of the Sonder that said ist was a fun bike to ride. As for geometry, I’ve just bought a new bike with less extreme and more conservative reach and geo and it seems to suit me riding better.Posted 4 months ago
Looks like a short-travel jump bike from about 10 years ago, probably because the big wheels make the frame look smaller. That’s not dissing it, it looks fun and might have been interested had it been available a couple of years ago. I’ll still have a gander when I’m next in the shop though.Posted 4 months agojoebristolSubscriber
It looks good IMO, the fact that they’re managing to offer a £999 frame option mas well as some good builds makes me think they’ve sort of got the likes of Bird in their sights, I can’t help comparing it to the AM9 and Aeris
Apart from maybe the Evol vs the Aeris 120LT I’m not sure the ranges are that comparable.
Transmitter is a plus bike with modern but not that slack geometry vs the Zero AM which isnlonger and slacker.
The 145LT/Am160 is longer / slacker / has more travel etc
The AM9 is a 150mm travel slack thing – this new Sonder is modern but not as long and doesn’t have as much travel.
I actually think this new Sonder would make a perfect inbetween trail bike for me (if I had the cash) between my Vitus Sentier and Aeris 145LT.Posted 4 months agowzzzzMember
My marin rift zone is smirking.
I was waiting on this Sonder, but an ex demo B17 3 with pikes and GX came up at a great price that I stuck 29 wheels in.
Very similar geo / bikes. Lots of fun, including surprisingly fantastic climber.
Sonder should clean up with these. Perfect UK trail bike.Posted 4 months agokula72Subscriber
I was hoping the Sonder would have been like a RZ 2 years down the line. But it’s not. If it were 15mm longer reach, 10mm shorter chainstays, a degree off the HA, a degree on the seat angle, came with a dropper on the rev/deluxe build (and wasn’t so goppingly ugly) – I’d have probably bought one!
Guess I’ll have to keep saving for that smuggler 🙂Posted 4 months agoscandal42Member
I really wanted to like this as there is a chance I might be in the market at some point.
The colours are just weird and there is something about the overall look of it that has me a bit disappointed, not sure exactly what though.
Might look better in the flesh but it’s a meh from mePosted 3 months agoampthillSubscriber
Demoed one yesterday over Parkamoor. My bike is 10 years old so it all felt very odd. I never seemed to get the suspension or tyres set up correctly so seemed pinged about allot at first. But it was great on the rocky bits above coniston. Ivory colour would not put have put me off. I’ll try and demo a Bird Aeris 120 next week
I think it has chain stay length varying with size. This might have been good on the climbs….Posted 3 months ago
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