Light, fast, responsive and smooth. Really smooth. The Colibri Al glides up long climbs and it’s an assured and confident descender. Quick when you want it to be, relaxed and easy to pilot when you want to take it easy. It’ll take up to 36mm tyres or 32mm with mudguards. And talking of guards, there are all the mounts you need for guards and racks, which means this really is a bike you can ride every day of the year. And love it.
A 4 season endurance road bike, Colibri Al takes on all road conditions making it ideal for the Fred Whitton or the mountain climbs of the Tour de France. This is the bike for Galibier, Ventoux, Glandon, Alpe d’Huez, Bealach Na Ba, Bwlch-y-Groes, Hardnott, the list is endless.
At a glance
- Shimano Tiagra R4700 10-speed groupset
- Colibri Carbon fork
- Sonder Nova I19 Aero wheelset
- 6061 aluminium frame
Fast, smooth endurance road geometry
Colibri gives you the perfect sweet spot for comfort, confidence and efficiency.
Carbon monocoque fork
Lightweight, stiff and responsive. The Colibri's full carbon fork gives direct steering and smooth braking.
(Very) generous tyre clearance
Ride tyres up to 36mm, or 32mm with plenty of room for mudguards.
Internal cable routing
Clean lines and tidy cables thanks to fully guided internal routing.
Tapered steerer and headtube gives more precise cornering and increases feedback when riding.
Flat mount brakes
Smooth, consistent braking.
|Frame:||Colibri Al Frame / 6061 aluminium|
|Fork:||Colibri Carbon / tapered|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C-40-ACB|
|Shifters:||Shimano Tiagra R4700 / 2x / 10-speed / mechanical|
|Brakes:||UNI / mechanical / flat mount|
|Rotors:||Tektro / 160mm / 6-bolt|
|Front derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra R4700 / braze-on|
|Rear derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra R4700 / 10-speed / long cage|
|Chainset:||Shimano Tiagra R4700 / 2x / 172.5mm / 50-34t|
|Cassette:||Shimano HG500 / 10-speed / 11-32t|
|Chain:||Shimano CN4601 / 10-speed|
|Bottom bracket:||Shimano BB52 / BSA-threaded / 68mm|
|Wheels:||Sonder Nova I19 Aero|
|Tyres:||WTB Expanse / Comp / 700c x 32mm|
|Tubes:||Vittoria Inner Tube / 700c x 28-42mm|
|Seatpost:||Sonder Seatpost / 27.2mm|
|Bar tape:||Sonder Reels / black|
|Frame:||S: 1.73kg; M: 1.75kg; L: 1.84kg; XL: 1.92kg|
|Build:||S: TBC; M: TBC; L: TBC; XL: TBC|
|Pedals not included with full builds|
Generally we recommend: Small: Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in Medium: Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in Large: Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in X-Large: Riders 6ft 2in and over
You can also take into consideration the standover height to ensure you pick a bike that will be a good fit. If you measure your inside leg and ensure there is a minimum of an inch from the toptube to your crotch this will give you enough seatpost adjustment to find your optimum saddle height.
Lightweight, strong and durable aluminium frame.
|Frame weight: S: 1.35kg; M: 1.53kg; L: 1.7kg; XL: 1.9kg|
|Fork weight: 460g (uncut)|
|6061 double butted aluminium frame|
|Carbon monocoque fork with mudguard and cage mounts|
|Seatpost: ø27.2 mm|
|Headtube: 1-1/8” – 1-1/2” Tapered|
|Spacing: Bolt-thru 12 x 142mm|
|Bottom bracket: 68mm BSA threaded|
|Full internal cable routing|
|Front derailleur type: Braze-on 31.8mm|
|Flat mount disc brake only. Rear mudguard and pannier rack mounts|
The winning package of versatility, accessible price, value for money and longevity deservedly goes to the Sonder Colibri, a bike that I found myself reaching for time and again.
The Colibri is nice to ride, principally because it’s a sub-10kg bike that doesn’t tip you forward onto a low handlebar vibrated by carpel-tunnel-inducing skinny tyres. It could take you far, in comfort, on most roads.
A versatile and good value disc road bike. Its taller head tube, longer frame, and wider tyres let you enjoy rather than endure the miles.