Sonder Bikes

ozboz

Veteran
Location
Richmond ,Surrey
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i have been pondering over getting a new bike for bike packing exploits I have considered lots of carbon , Ti,
ali and steel options , I have zeroed in on a Sonder Frontier , but I do not really like buying things that I have not been able to see in the pink so to speak , anyway I spoke to Sonder today, their outlets are predominately based in the north , but would you believe they are actually opening a store in Guildford very shortly ! result !
 
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Bonefish Blues

Banging donk
Location
52 Festive Road
That's useful to know.
 
I got a Sonder Frontier (Recon Rumpus 650b+ version) just over a year ago.
Mainly got it for offroad bikepacking and day rides.
Great bike, very happy with it.

I got the handlebars changed from standard to the Confucious model which gives slightly more luggage carrying capability.
I lowered the gearing myself after delivery with a 28t chainring and 11-46 cassette.

Only problem I had was with the Sram shifter, it was jamming occasionally, turned out to be a kinked cable which must have been installed badly when it was built up. In any case I changed it to Shimano when I changed the gearing, and all good since.

We went down to the Ambleside shop for a half day test ride before I bought it, and because we were only out for a couple of hours rather than a full half day, they didn't charge anything. In any case, if you pay for a trial, they knock that off the purchase price if you go ahead and order one.

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ozboz

ozboz

Veteran
Location
Richmond ,Surrey
I got a Sonder Frontier (Recon Rumpus 650b+ version) just over a year ago.
Mainly got it for offroad bikepacking and day rides.
Great bike, very happy with it.

I got the handlebars changed from standard to the Confucious model which gives slightly more luggage carrying capability.
I lowered the gearing myself after delivery with a 28t chainring and 11-46 cassette.

Only problem I had was with the Sram shifter, it was jamming occasionally, turned out to be a kinked cable which must have been installed badly when it was built up. In any case I changed it to Shimano when I changed the gearing, and all good since.

We went down to the Ambleside shop for a half day test ride before I bought it, and because we were only out for a couple of hours rather than a full half day, they didn't charge anything. In any case, if you pay for a trial, they knock that off the purchase price if you go ahead and order one.

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Great looking bike ! Apart from the forks it’s the same rig for me 650b in Stirling Moss Green , of course you do realise , and I have suggested to another Sonder owner with the same colour bike, if you have a Stirling Moss Green bike then you must wear a Sterling Moss Helmet !

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Bonefish Blues

Banging donk
Location
52 Festive Road
Great looking bike ! Apart from the forks it’s the same rig for me 650b in Sterling Moss Green , of course you do realise , and I have suggested to another Sonder owner with the same colour bike, if you have a Sterling Moss Green bike then you must wear a Sterling Moss Helmet !

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Cough Stirling cough.
 

slow scot

Über Member
Location
Aberdeen
I got a Sonder Frontier (Recon Rumpus 650b+ version) just over a year ago.
Mainly got it for offroad bikepacking and day rides.
Great bike, very happy with it.

I got the handlebars changed from standard to the Confucious model which gives slightly more luggage carrying capability.
I lowered the gearing myself after delivery with a 28t chainring and 11-46 cassette.

Only problem I had was with the Sram shifter, it was jamming occasionally, turned out to be a kinked cable which must have been installed badly when it was built up. In any case I changed it to Shimano when I changed the gearing, and all good since.

We went down to the Ambleside shop for a half day test ride before I bought it, and because we were only out for a couple of hours rather than a full half day, they didn't charge anything. In any case, if you pay for a trial, they knock that off the purchase price if you go ahead and order one.

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Be that Loch Muick perchance?
 
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