• Santos Travel Lite

    Travel Lite

    Classy allrounder

  • Santos Travel Lite

    Travel Lite

    Classy allrounder

  • Santos Travel Lite

    Travel Lite

    Classy allrounder

 

 

The Travel Lite will make you want to ride more. No doubt about that. Before you know it, it will take you to the grocery store, to work, across the Alps, to sweet and sultry Tuscany... and onwards to Istanbul, Teheran and Nepal. Once you ride this bike, you do not want to stop anymore. Really. Okay, maybe for a delicious plate of real Italian pasta or a small fine hotel in Bassano del Grappa.

Enthusiasm and experience were the recipe. Ours and mostly our riders. We added our expertise and distilled the essence from all the ingredients. The basis for a strong, stiff and light touring bike, that takes you anywhere. That you would like to ride all the time.
OpPad winnaarA beautiful frame with nicely finished welds. No unneccessary inserts. With a lot of clearance for wide tires. And with user friendly, low maintenance FIRMtech brakes. High mileage and low maintenance, that was the goal.

This classic bike is your reliable partner on your holiday, on your way to work and for rides to the grocery store. It's time to leave!

Oh and by the way, if you ever have the chance to test it, warn your boss that you might be delayed for a day... or two...

 

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

General:   Santos only:  
Transmission:          
Brakes:         Geometry:  10 maten

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean & dedicated

Elegant, beautifully designed

 

 

 

  • Clean and dedicated

    Super elegant allrounder

    An eye catcher, for sure. Besides functionality, the Travel Lite's looks are a main feature. The frame is beautifully designed, clean and dedicated. No superfluous inserts, nicely finished welds, a semi integrated head set and minimalistic FIRMtech brakes.

    The frame is designed for one kind of brake and gear system. That means cable and cableguides are fine tuned in shape and function, without concessions.

  • Clean and dedicated

    Super elegant allrounder

    An eye catcher, for sure. Besides functionality, the Travel Lite's looks are a main feature. The frame is beautifully designed, clean and dedicated. No superfluous inserts, nicely finished welds, a semi integrated head set and minimalistic FIRMtech brakes.

    The frame is designed for one kind of brake and gear system. That means cable and cableguides are fine tuned in shape and function, without concessions.

  • Clean and dedicated

    Super elegant allrounder

    An eye catcher, for sure. Besides functionality, the Travel Lite's looks are a main feature. The frame is beautifully designed, clean and dedicated. No superfluous inserts, nicely finished welds, a semi integrated head set and minimalistic FIRMtech brakes.

    The frame is designed for one kind of brake and gear system. That means cable and cableguides are fine tuned in shape and function, without concessions.

 
  • Heren- en damesvariant
  • Low top tube possible

    Ladies and gents version available

    The Travel Lite is available 5 ladies and 5 mens sizes.
    The ladies frame has a low top tube and maintains its stiffness and stable riding characteristics due to its well considered geometry. There's plenty of room left for a bottle cage.

 

 

Super strong and stable

Comfortable touring with a crazy amount of luggage

 

 

 

 

Lots of space in the frame

Lots of space in the frame

The Travel Lite's spacious frame offers plenty of space for many bottles.

Super stable

Super stable

The Travel Lite is build to cary a lot of luggage. The ladies and gents frame will carry all of your luggage with ease, up to 55kg, divided over 5 panniers. To carry a heavy load and for intensive use, the Travel Lite has a super stiff frame. The triple-butted aluminum tubes and the efficientgeometry with large triangles make it a super strong bike.

Sterke, vaste achterpadden

Strong, fixed dropouts.

The rear wheel has fixed dropouts, this ensures a perfect alignment of the rear wheel. When you remove the rear wheel, in case of a puncture, it is easy to put it back in. The alignment of the belt is easily checked by looking down at it after a couple of spins.

Bottle cage underneath the bottom tube

Bottle cage mount on the down tube

The Travel Lite is designed to ride a lot and far away. That includes the possibility to take a lot of water along. The inserts underneath the down tube allow you to take an extra bottle.

55kg bagage

55kg bagage

The Travel Lite is equipped with the TravelRack XL, an extra strong rear rack. You can easily take more than 40kg* along, divided over five panniers.

*In case you use the carrier for panniers only on the side and on top of the bike, it's suitable for at least 40kg. The carrier is not suitable for child's seats.

Sterke, hangebouwde wielen

Strong wheels

The Travel Lite has super strong Santos touring wheels, suitable for heavy duty purposes! They are handmade, have extra wide rims and 36 spokes.

  • Lots of space in the frame

    Lots of space in the frame

    The Travel Lite's spacious frame offers plenty of space for many bottles.

  • Super stable

    Super stable

    The Travel Lite is build to cary a lot of luggage. The ladies and gents frame will carry all of your luggage with ease, up to 55kg, divided over 5 panniers. To carry a heavy load and for intensive use, the Travel Lite has a super stiff frame. The triple-butted aluminum tubes and the efficientgeometry with large triangles make it a super strong bike.

  • Sterke, vaste achterpadden

    Strong, fixed dropouts.

    The rear wheel has fixed dropouts, this ensures a perfect alignment of the rear wheel. When you remove the rear wheel, in case of a puncture, it is easy to put it back in. The alignment of the belt is easily checked by looking down at it after a couple of spins.

  • Bottle cage underneath the bottom tube

    Bottle cage mount on the down tube

    The Travel Lite is designed to ride a lot and far away. That includes the possibility to take a lot of water along. The inserts underneath the down tube allow you to take an extra bottle.

  • 55kg bagage

    55kg bagage

    The Travel Lite is equipped with the TravelRack XL, an extra strong rear rack. You can easily take more than 40kg* along, divided over five panniers.

    *In case you use the carrier for panniers only on the side and on top of the bike, it's suitable for at least 40kg. The carrier is not suitable for child's seats.

  • Sterke, hangebouwde wielen

    Strong wheels

    The Travel Lite has super strong Santos touring wheels, suitable for heavy duty purposes! They are handmade, have extra wide rims and 36 spokes.

    • Stong frame
    • Safely downhill, full of confidence

      Strong and stable frame

      The Travel Lite follows without hesitation. Even during super fast downhills on paved roads or unpaved mountain tracks it feels very reliable. It has a super strong frame, a steel front fork and exceedingly strong wheels, which make swaying impossible.

    • Travel worthy
    • A crazy amount of luggage

      Stable riding behaviour, even with a lot of luggage

      You can fit the Travel Lite with more than 40 kg of luggage, divided over 5 bags. For example, choose a Santos TravelRack XL rear rack (26 kg*) and a Tubus lowrider (15kg). The strong, stiff frame and the steel front fork ride effortless over cobblestones and tree-roots. The fat tires give you lots of comfort.

      *In case you use the carrier for panniers only on the side and on top of the bike, it's suitable for at least 40kg. The carrier is not suitable for child's seats.

    • Santos travel wheels
    • Comfortable and strong

      Santos travel wheels

      The Travel Lite has super strong Santos travel wheels. Handmade with the right spoke tension. Sealed nipples make these travel wheels indestructible and ready for your holiday.

      The 55mm wide tires enable you to profit from the comfort and without fenders you can even mount 60m tires. Super comfortable.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Built for heavy duty purposes

    SStrong wheels that easily carry your luggage; a Santos Hold-it-All for a big PET bottle or that nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of your day's ride. The Travel Lite+ is your reliable companion.
     

    • TravelRack XL

      TravelRack XL

      The TravelRack XL is a heavy duty carrier, especially designed for our 29-er models. Designed by Santos, produced by Tubus. It carries 40 kg of luggage, has an extra long plateau and is situated more to the front, which makes it stronger than any other 29-er carrier. Suitable for a crazy amount of luggage.

      Read more

    • Strong wheels

      Strong wheels

      Santos wheels can withstand it all.

      Wheels are very important. They have a lot to endure and are difficult to repair while traveling. All the more reason to make our wheels strong, very strong. How?

      Read more

    • Santos Hold-it-All

      Santos Hold-it-All

      One size fits all.

      From a regular bike bottle up to a large PET bottle. The name says it all; you can stash anything with the Santos Hold-it-All. Thousands of Santos riders use this unique Santos Only accessory on their journeys around the world.

      Read more

     

     

     

     

    Durable transmission

    Riding a lot, barely any maintenance

     

     

     

     

    • Belt tensioner
    • Care free riding, little maintanance

      Reliable Rohloff hub

      The Travel Lite is equiped with the most durable and low maintenance components; the most reliable and user friendly internal Rohloff gear hub with Santos belt drive. It transforms your Travel Lite into a low maintenance travel companion and durable commuter.

      Rather go for the Pinion gear box? Check our Travel Lite+ (still in Dutch).

    • Belt tensioner
    • Gates belt drive

      Durable Santos belt drive

      The right belt and sprockets make your bikes transmission super durable. The Travel Lite has this durable Santos belt drive. That means fixed dropouts (thus the certainty of a straight rear wheel) and Gates belt drive. It's the ultimate system for a lót of silent kilometers.

     

      Rohloff 14 Rohloff Pinion 18 Pinion  Pinion 12 Pinion  Derailleur Derailleur Alfine
    Number of gears 14 speed 18 speed 12 speed 3x10 11 speed
    Total reach
    Increase per gear 13,6% 11,5% 17,6%    
    Weight  
    Suitable for tandem
    Suitable for E-bike
    Direct pedal stroke  
    Proven durability
    Available since 1998 2011 2011 - 2010
    Maintenance ?
    Suitable for Travelmaster

     

     

     

     

    Hydraulic FIRMtech brakes

    Reliable and user friendly

     

     

     

     

     

    • FIRMtech brakes
    • FIRMtech brakes 2
    • Reliable hydraulic FIRMtech brakes

      Evenly distributed braking power

      The hydraulic FIRMtech rim brakes by Magura are robust and durable. They brake firmly and directly and are easy to dose. With the control wheel attached to the brake lever you can easily adjust the braking power; either more aggressively or with a more friendly stroke. Riders with smaller hands and less strong fingers will find them easy to use. Also in wet weather.

    • The Firmtech version distinguishes itself from the standard Magura brake with the mounting on the frame. The brake notches are wellded on the back side of the forks, both front and rear. In this way the brake bites itself into the fork and the brake power increases when making an emergency stop.

      The brake cillinders are directly wellded onto the frame like a hinge and cannot be adjusted. The benefit for you is that it is not possible to mess up your brakes. Ideal for bikers with two left hands. With a small handle on the lever you can adjust the bite. Changing pads is a piece of cake; open the hinge and pull out the worn pad, click the new one in and close the hinge. Done in a minute or two without tools.

     

     

    Santos Only

    SON SL, modular cable guides, many colours...

     

     

     

     

     

    SON SL Light set

    Wireless dynamo hub

    In case you opt for the SON light set, you get a beautiful headlight with a wide, clear beam. This is a distinctive feature of the SON headlights. The connection to the hub is wireless, which makes it very easy to take out the wheel.
    We mount the headlight on a Santos headlight bracket, this provides a clear, straight beam above your front wheel.

    The SON lights are available in 6 colours, just like corresponding SON dynamo hub and rear light.

    • E-Bike Ready
    • Travel bikes with power

      E-bike ready

      The Travel Lite+ is designed with the future in mind. It is E-bike ready, that means that you can turn your bike into an E-bike in the future. That's nice, because you never know in a couple of years you just might need that.
      The Travel Lite+ E-bike has a powerfull motor and a big battery for a large radius. We chose a modular system, so we are flexible, now and in the future.
       

    • Santos cable guides
    • Modular and clean

      Santos cable guides

      Santos developed modular cable guides for the Travel Lite. The cables run along your frame perfectly, without superfluous inserts. No matter how you customize the bike.

    • Santos kleuren
    • Color your world

      Santos colors

      Your Santos in your own color; choose from more than 50 frame colors, 14 letter colors and match your SON lights, Rohloff hub and/or Pinion box.

       

     

     

    Custombuilt

    For everyone a unique bike

     

    Which frame do you need?

    Which frame do you need?

    Your wishes and needs determine the frame of your choice. Do you expect to bring a lot of luggage? Do you prefer paved roads, single tracks or both? Santos offers a suitable frame for every purpose.

    By the way, your frame is available in more than 50 colors!

    Version

    Version

    Choose the kind of gear system you like. We offer the unique possibility to choose from various gear systems; opt for the reliable Rohloff hub, the low maintenance Pinion gear box or an affordable derailleur system.
    Both Rohloff and Pinion can be selected with Gates belt or chain.

    Customize

    Customize

    The finishing touch; handlebars, saddle, tires, rims, fenders, brakes, lights, front fork, grips, carriers ánd color! It's completely up to you; you decide íf you need it and what exactly you prefer.
    The result: your unique Santos.

     

     

     

     

    Geometry

    All sizes on a row

     

    Tip: a test ride says more than figures. Feel free to make an appointment at one of our Santos (World) Stores.

    GeometrieTM26  

     

    Geometrie Travel Lite
    All sizes are in millimeters, unless mentions otherwise.

    Size Seat tube
    length
    Top tube length Overstand height Head set height Head set - Dropout
    Mens  
    49 cm 490 580 799 908 602
    53 cm 530 590 822 911 602
    57 cm 570 600 853 932 622
    61 cm 610 610 883 951 642
    65 cm 650 620 913 969 662
    Lady's  
    45 cm 450 575 650 908 602
    49 cm 490 580 656 908 602
    53 cm 530 585 668 929 621
    57 cm 570 595 678 951 642
    61 cm 610 605 713 969 662

    * Measured with Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 50 mm tyres.

     

     

     

    Tested

    Experts experiences

     

     

     

    Michiel van den Brink

    Bike fanatic
    Travel Lite

     

    "The Range Rover among the trekking bikes!"

     

    20.000km on a Travel Lite

    Our Bike junkies, Ellen en Elmar, took the Travel Lite out for a two year journey through the Americas.

    "The Travel Lite is a stylish bike, strong as steel, that can do anything; from the rugged mountain trails in the Andes to the smooth tarmac in Holland."

    Fietsjunks

    Overlanders
    Travel Lite

    "The Santos Travel Lite is multi-functional; you can take her out for a weekend in the countryside and it's a hell of a friend for long distance cycling."


     
     
    Santos Travel Lite Stories

     

    Travel Lite Stories

    A source of inspiration

     

    I arrive in Ireland by ferry in the late afternoon. My only plan for the day is to get away from Rosslare city and harbor and find a place to pitch my tent. In England people told me the wild camping would get easier getting to Wales and even more so in Ireland, but I’m surrounded by farmland without a farm in sight.

    The houses look empty and quiet. The only people I see are in the cars that pass me occasionally on the narrow backroads. I don’t like opening a closed gate to camp in a field, it doesn’t feel right. I don’t mind breaking government or institution rules, but entering someone’s private property without asking is not my style.
    I decide to knock on the door of a house with a smoking chimney, a sign of life.

    Two red-heads peek outside from behind the window and a woman opens the door. The girls pop up behind her. I ask to fill up my water bag and if she can advise me where I can set up camp for the night. She thinks ‘anywhere is okay’ but also advices me to ask a bit further down the road where it looks like they actually own some land. The oldest girl explains to me where she thinks I’ll have the best chance. As I roll on to a neighbouring barn their dad just drives up to the house. The Polish workers at the barn can’t give me permission, because they only rent the place. They’re packing plants that will actually be shipped to the Netherlands. As I get back on my bike a car appears, the oldest red-head in the passenger seat. Her dad tells me I can follow them back to the house and pitch my tent in their garden. Later that evening, as we’re having tea and cookies in the kitchen he tells me he’s a cyclist too… I could’ve known.

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    We exchange stories about travel and culture. The mam and two girls (10 and 13) take turns summing up what is characteristic for Ireland and the Irish. One of those things is the hospitality and the tea that will always be offered. And they’re right. It’s my first night in Ireland and I’m surrounded by a lovely family. In the morning they call me inside for breakfast. As the mother returns from bringing the kids to school she tells me how they were excited to tell about me in class, the woman that rides her bike around the world and camped in their garden. I got on my bike with a smile on my face. I think I might like Ireland.

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    As I ride along the south coast I come across a lot more hospitality. Warming up in visitor centres (with tea of course) that are open year round (where they were all closed in England) and getting permission to camp in little parks in towns.

    They live up to their slogan: Céad Míle Fáilte. ‘One hundred thousand welcomes’.

    I’m camped in a little park on the edge of the town Sneem on a rainy evening, just about to turn in, as a car drives up to my tent. A man gets out. Shit, there we have it, unwanted company. The man comes up to me in the drizzle and asks me: ‘Are you okay? I saw you riding down the road earlier and I was wondering if you need anything. I live right up the road. Do you want a tea or something? Anything? Well, I live just up the road. Goodnight then.’
    Goodnight.

    The Irish seem to be a bit like the Islandic. They’re not very visible, unless you’re in a town centre. You don’t see them around the house. I often wonder many houses are even inhabited. They’re furnished, but hardly any have plants, flowers or any sign of life around them, they look somber.

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    With reaching the western peninsulas I also reach tourist territory. And for a good reason. The Beara peninsula is beautiful. It’s a lot of ups and downs but the views make it worth the sweat. The famous ‘Ring of Kerry‘, one of the touristic highlights of Ireland, is next. The tourist season is really coming to an end and it’s quiet in the little giftshop dominated towns. I make a quick stop at the chocolate factory in ‘the Glen‘ and after an extensive chocolate-taste-session I’m ready for the second steepest ascent of Ireland. Well, no, I wasn’t ready really. The lady at the tourist information told me ‘after the Glen there’s a bit of a climb, but the scenery is nice, so…’ Well, I had to get off my bike an push, something that hasn’t happened to me since the ridiculously steep rocky trails in southern Mexico and before that I can’t even recall when I last pushed my bicycle. The sun was hot (this is autumn in Ireland I’m talking about) and I even stripped down from a t-shirt to a tanktop as I was overheating. That night was incredibly clear and chilly and the full moon shone bright like a gigantic torch illuminating my tent in Kerry’s official Dark-Sky Reserve.

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    After several nights of camping I was happy to arrive to the atmospheric town of Killarney where I would stay at the house of WarmShowers host Timmy. One of those WarmShowers places where I instantly felt welcome and comfortable. It was nice talking to someone who has travelled a lot too, discussing the possibilities to cross Mongolia on horseback, cooking together and then both doing our own again. On sundaymorning, the morning of my birthday, I walked into the living room to find a chocolate pastry with a candle and serpentine! As always when I’m travelling and I have my birthday I allowed myself to be incredibly lazy and eat lots of treats.

    After two relaxing days I felt ready for some more biking. The weather changed and it rained most of the day. Though I haven’t experienced any heavy rain yet in Ireland, it’s all quite friendly rain and drizzle, unless the wind picks up and smacks it in my face. I made my way to the impressive 214 meter high Cliffs of Moher and descended back to sea level to land in the garden of a nice warm hostel. My tent is the only one pitched in the back, all the other guests sleep in inside, but I still get to enjoy all the luxury of staying at a hostel. A big kitchen, fireplace, WiFi, shower, laundry machine and a table to sit down at and write my blog.

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    My overall impression of Ireland is good. The western part is beautiful and the people are very friendly and helpful. There are so many lovely quiet roads to choose from. It’s very green (thanks to the rain). The only thing that I’ve really missed, ever since coming into England, are town squares. In the U.K and Ireland there are hardly any nice town squares to sit down on a bench, make my lunch and watch the daily life as I love to do. Instead I often sit down on the terrace of a closed pub as an alternative.

    Then, to finish off this blog, I have some great news to share that’ll also determine my direction for the near future. The short film named PEDAL that I made together with filmmaker Scott Hardesty got selected as a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Which means that my film will be screened there for hundreds of people on an enormous screen. Banff is one of the most renowned film festivals of its kind and I’m incredibly excited and a little proud that our film will have its premier there. I’ve decided to attend the festival. I absolutely loved it there last year and now, with my own film in and the chance to reunite with some lovely people, I think it might be even better. And after the ‘nine epic days’ (as they’re called) of the festival, it’s my plan to head east. By bike or maybe partially by train, the exact plans are still in the making.

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    Sadly, I can’t share the film with you yet. First it has to have its big premier and after that we’ll submit it to several other festivals. But, I promise, as soon as it will be made public, it will be posted here on my website.

    Two weeks from today I’ll fly to Canada. But before I do so I’ll make sure to update you about my (now) remaining two weeks in beautiful, green, wet, Ireland.

    Go dtí an chéad uair eile,
    or, until next time!

     

     

     

     

     

    Brochures

    Download them here, in Dutch

    Travel Lite Brochure

    Travel Lite Brochure

    Travel Lite Info sheet

    Travel Lite Info sheet

     

     

     

     

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    Travelmaster 2.9

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    Available as E-bike too

    Would you like tail winds under any circumstances? Now you can! This bike is also available as E-Bike.

    Not ready yet for an E-bike, but would you like to keep the option open for the future? No problem! This bike is E-bike ready, which means you can always electrify your bike later.

    View our E-bike Serie

     

     

     

     

     

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