Alpkit Sonder Camino vs Planet X Full Monty

Which bike should i choose

  • Planet X Full Monty SL

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awessoum

New Member
Hi All,

i am in the market for a sturdy, reliabel cyclocross/adventure bike. I will mainly be using it for communiting around London, with potential weekend cylcing trips away.

I have come across 2 bikes in my price range which i would love your help with.

the first is the Alpkit sonder camino AI sram apex1 mechanical v1

https://www.alpkit.com/sonder/bikes/sonder-camino-al-sram-apex1-mechanical

and the other is the planet x full monty SL apex1

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/EBPXFMSLA1/planet-x-full-monty-sl-apex-1-bike

I have looked at other options, but my problem is i tend to require an XL frame.

What would you all recommend?

Cheers,
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
Look like reasonable value for the money. Both have BB5 brakes which get a bit of a hammering on here. Give them a go if you can.

Given your budget have a look at Gumtree etc and see what's available in your area. You can get some great bargains;
https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/...-adventure-cx-hybrid-bike-large555/1306717126
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Hi All,

i am in the market for a sturdy, reliabel cyclocross/adventure bike. I will mainly be using it for communiting around London, with potential weekend cylcing trips away.

I have come across 2 bikes in my price range which i would love your help with.

the first is the Alpkit sonder camino AI sram apex1 mechanical v1

https://www.alpkit.com/sonder/bikes/sonder-camino-al-sram-apex1-mechanical

and the other is the planet x full monty SL apex1

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/EBPXFMSLA1/planet-x-full-monty-sl-apex-1-bike

I have looked at other options, but my problem is i tend to require an XL frame.

What would you all recommend?

Cheers,
I would’nt want to commute/ride daily on BB5s. Budget for an upgrade to TRP Spyres (about £100)
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
If you're on a budget you don't want to immediately spend a hundred quid on an upgrade. If you can find something with Spyres or whatever already fitted is a more cost effective solution.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Thanks for the info, is it a difficult aftermarket upgrade? im thinking i may upgrade to the BB7s.
I just bought the calipers and the bike shop did the rest. My bike was heavily reduced and I got the brakes in Xmas sale. Financially it wasn’t an issue

It seems odd that PX who claim to build bikes to order cannot customise at cost
 
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