Video, Sonder Camino Ti Review at Six Months

The Sonder Camino Ti has helped me re-discover the joy of off-road cycling, so it's no secret I like this bike.

However, there are shortcomings.  Niggles, really.  But let's go back a step.

To learn why I bought the Sonder Camino rather than the Kinesis titanium bike I had as a demonstrator, please check out this video.

My Titanium Test video sets out the comparison between the two and explains why I think the Camino is a good bike and one heck of an astonishingly good price.


Clips fall off
As for the niggles, well there are two main ones.  Firstly, the clips which hold the cables in place are useless.  They pop off during rides, when the bike is being carried and when I'm washing it.  I've replaced most of them with cable ties, and I now carry spares in my repair kit.  Interestingly, the aluminium version of the bike doesn't have these clips - they go straight to the cable ties.

Rim Tyre Combo
Secondly, the wheel/tyre combo.  The Love Mud Volution rims combined with the ATM tyres are tubeless ready but came as clinchers with an inner tube.  They are all but impossible to remove!  Boy have I struggled. 

There's something about the way those tyres stick in the tubeless groove inside the rim.  Break that seal and you're laughing, but achieving that break requires thumbs of steel.  Instead I had to buy two steel tyre levers, which have scratched the rims, but without them the tyres wouldn't budge.  If I'd punctured somewhere wild I'd have been stuck!

Alpkit have a video showing how you have to stand on the tyre to release that bead.

There's more of the good and less good points in this video.  I hope you'll watch, click the subscribe button and turn on the bell notifications please, because that means YouTube will rank the video higher. 





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