Cycling Weekly review best of the best Camino Al gravel bike

Cycling Weekly review best of the best Camino Al gravel bike

By Alice Peyredieu>

The Sonder Camino AL Rival1 was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval..

The Sonder Camino AL Rival1, praised for its adaptability and affordability, has been reviewed by Cycling Weekly, earning an Editor's Choice award. This review delves into the bike's features, suitability for various terrains, and its overall value in the gravel and bikepacking bike market.

They say

The Sonder Camino AL Rival1 has a robust frame, constructed from 6061 alloy, offering a light yet sturdy ride suitable for various terrains. The bike's design integrates a slack head angle and long wheelbase, ensuring comfort and control on rough surfaces, with an upright riding position that eases long rides.

Functionality extends through the bike's geometry and component choice, including SRAM Rival 1x groupset which provides reliable and ample gear range for different types of rides—from road to rugged trails. Additional features like multiple mounting points and fully housed external cables enhance its practicality for bikepacking and commuting.

I've loaded the Camino up with bags for a bikepacking trip and taken it on many road only club runs, and in every case it has put a smile on my face - putting a large check in the box for its all-around credentials.

The vibrant blue/teal colour of the bike also stands out, evolving from a potential drawback to a beloved feature, signifying the bike's unique appeal. The Sonder Bomber flared bars also receive praise for their ergonomic benefits, reducing wrist pressure and enhancing control on diverse terrains.

We say

The Camino AL Rival1 represents exceptional value, making it a formidable contender in the bikepacking category. Balancing performance, versatility, and affordability. Its well-thought-out design and reliable components make it ideal for a wide range of cycling adventures. For further details visit Cycling Weekly's full review.

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