With their lightweight rims, 6 pawl hubs and low drag design, the Alpha Aero wheelset balances flat road speed with climbing performance.

  • 6-pawl hub for instant engagement and pedalling efficiency
  • 31mm deep rims and bladed spokes to reduce drag
  • Disc brake specific and tubeless-ready design

The Sonder Alpha Aero wheelset uses a 6-pawl freehub for instant acceleration and maximum pedalling efficiency. These hubs provide 120 points of contact, resulting in just 3° of rotation between each click. With less free movement and a faster engagement, the wheels respond the minute you put the hammer down and save wasted watts over distance.

We designed the rims with a depth of 31mm to reduce drag on the flat without adding too much mass for the climbs. The deep profile and Pillar bladed spokes reduce air resistance from angled headwinds and minimise internal wheel turbulence. This aerodynamic design allows you ride faster for the same effort or at the same speed for less effort.

Made from a premium KLM14 (6061) alloy, the Alpha Aero rims provide more strength and stiffness for a lower weight. They’re also welded and pre-taped for setting up tubeless, allowing you to make further savings on weight and rolling resistance.

24mm wide (with a 19mm internal width), the Alpha Aero wheels are optimised for 25mm to 35mm tyres. This wider internal width allows you to run higher volume tyres that are faster rolling, more comfortable over distance and with better grip over changing surfaces.

28 Day Rolling Returns
If you don’t love your Sonder wheels, you can send them back for a no-quibble refund within 28 days.


Key Features

  • 6-pawl hubs (3°) for faster pedal engagement and stroke efficiency
  • Deep profile 31mm rims reduce drag for better aerodynamics
  • Premium quality alloy rims for strength and stiffness without the weight
  • Pillar bladed alloy spokes reduce internal wheel turbulence
  • Sealed hub bearings for longer lifespan and low maintenance
  • Pre-taped welded rims for true tubeless compatibility
  • Wider rims for improved tyre grip, comfort and rolling resistance
  • Smooth matt finish
  • Covered by our 28 Day Ride Guarantee
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats



Tyre Compatibility

25mm – 35mm, tubeless compatible


Diameter: 700c
Internal width: 19mm
External width: 24mm
ERD: 570.5
Tubeless compatible and pre-taped
Gloss finish KLM41 premium alloy
Weight: 490g


6-Pawl ratchet system with fully sealed cartridge bearings
15mm internal rear axle
6061 Alloy Body
6 Bolt Disc Mount


Pillar bladed alloy spokes
28 front, 32 rear

Axle Size

Front:100mm bolt-through / 12mm or 15mm QR
Rear:142mm x 12mm bolt through / 135mm QR

Origin: Taiwan

Sustainability & Care

Product Care Information

28 Day Rolling Returns
If you don’t love your Sonder wheels, you can send them back for a no-quibble refund within 28 days.

Kudos - Sonder Alpha 700C Aero wheelset review

The Sonder Alpha Aero wheelset certainly looks the business with a shiny black finish and bold white graphics that make the wheels appear much more expensive than they actually are. That bling finish isn't there to hide a sub-par wheelset either, as the Alpha Aeros are robust, stiff and smooth rolling. That durability comes with some added weight, though.

Overall, I rate the Alpha Aero wheelset for a real mix of riding. While they are on the weighty side, it doesn't affect the actual ride that much, especially when you take in the kind of terrain their durability allows you to explore.

Well-priced, stiff and durable set of road wheels ideal for the adventurer, commuter or weekend warrior

Verdict: 8/10

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