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Sonder Colibri - The Bike

Here is a run down of my Sonder Colibri for Scotland:Project24. It took me a while to get this set up right, so I could ride for long periods of time without causing me any issues. I worked with Phil Burt at Innovation, Phil has been at the fore front of bike fit in the U.K and has worked with both Team Sky and British Cycling. It was an expensive process, but very worth while in the long run, for the hours I spent in the saddle. The other investment was going to Lusso Cycle Clothing in Manchester, and having shorts custom made for me. Again not the cheapest option, however I wore the same part of shorts for this trip and had very little issues, no broken skin and was able to ride again the following day no problem. The shorts were their Active Aero bib shorts and I wore the matching jersey, and I highly recommend them. Everything else I used or bought was off the shelf.

After the ride the only thing I would think about changing would maybe be to come up at the front a bit more, but that will need to be played around with a bit. The ride was a test which I was really pleased with, so it’s on the the next set of this massive project.


Frame and Fork: Sonder Colibri, Endurance race inspired geometry, Carbon Large.

Drive Chain

Chainset: Simano Di2 Ultegra 53/39t 170mm crank length

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultetgra (threaded)

Front Derailleur: Shimano Di2 Ultegra (Double)

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Di2 Ultegra (mid cage)

Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-30

Chain: Shimano Ultegra (with quick link!)


Headset: Love Mud Rumour

Brakes: Shimano R8070 Disc

Levers: Shimano ST-R8070 Hydraulic Di2 STI shifters

Stem: Love Mud Storc 100mm

Handle Bar: Love Mud Spitfire, with Love Mud Jelly rolls bar tape. USE TR2 clip on extensions with Dura Ace Di2 bar end shifters

Seatpost: USE Ultimate Duro Alloy

Saddle: PDW Dios Thronous

Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-L

Wheels and hubs: HUNT 50 Wide Carbon Aero Wheel Set

Tires: Schwalbe Pro 1 700c x 28mm Tubeless (ran at 90psi)

The route I took across Scotland was South to North.



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