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Santos Adventure Lite

Adventure Lite.

Multifunctional adventure bike

Santos Adventure Lite Moss Green
Santos adventure Lite Gun metalic grijs

From 4.29 to Adventure Lite

The Santos Adventure Lite originally started as one of the first Dutch 29ers on the market. The Santos Community found it to ride so smoothly that they embarked on various adventures with it. Over the years, the Santos 4.29 evolved from a true mountain bike with derailleur and suspension fork to a versatile adventure bike: the Adventure Lite.

Lite stands for lighter than the Travelmaster frame and a clean look due to the invisible welds. Just like the other Santos bikes in the Lite series.

Whether you opt for a lightweight setup for fast rides, a full bikepacking kit, or a configuration with racks, lights, and mudguards: the Adventure Lite is ready to hit the road with you. Tell us what you have in mind and we'll build it the way you want, in a cool color combination. Your unique Santos, guaranteed by the quality and innovation you can expect from Santos.

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Numerous possibilities with the Adventure Lite

Fast Adventure Bike

For your training rides through the countryside, in the forest, on the beach, or over steep hills. Many carefree kilometers, without luggage.

Ready to venture out in all weather conditions? The internal gears and low-maintenance belt drive ensure that extensive cleaning is a thing of the past. Handy if you also want to commute with it.

Agile Bikepacker

The frame of the Adventure Lite is strong and sporty. It is therefore excellent for a bikepacking trip. Attach everything you need tightly to the frame, handlebar, or seat post. If well centered, the Adventure Lite remains agile and stable.

This way, you are ready for an adventurous trip on unpaved trails, and when night falls, you set up your bivouac in the woods.

Sporty Touring Bike

With the Adventure Lite, crossing borders is possible. With the versatile, sturdy frame of the Adventure Lite, you have all the options to transform it into a touring bike.

The Adventure Lite is lighter than a Travelmaster but still very strong. Build it up with an Adventure fork with plenty of mounts suitable for mudguards, lowrider, and lighting. And attach the Santos AdventureRack rear carrier.

Choice of two gear systems

Extremely reliable, low-maintenance, and highly durable. Those are the pillars of Santos. That's why we like to build the Adventure Lite with either a Rohloff gear hub or a Pinion gearbox. Both feature internal gears, optimally protected against external influences by the aluminum housing. They offer a wide gear range and are intuitively operated.

The difference? That's mainly the riding characteristics, which you're best off experiencing for yourself. That's why you're welcome to extensively test any Santos, even outdoors.

Zwarte Rohloff naaf


The Rohloff gear hub is located in your rear wheel and features 14 gears. Maximum range: 526%. Intermediate steps: 13.5%.

You can combine it with both rim and disc brakes. Oil change after 1 year or 5,000 km. Available in six colors.

Zwarte pinion versnellingsbak


The Pinion gearbox is centrally located, at the bottom bracket. You can choose between 12 or 18 gears. Maximum range: 600% or 636%. Intermediate steps: 17.7% or 11.5%.

Only compatible with disc brakes. Oil change after 1 year or 10,000 km.


Completely custom for your adventure

Santos handgemaakte wielen

Your unique wheels

Wheels are crucial. They endure a lot and are difficult to repair on the road. That's why we'd like to know what kind of cycling adventure you're planning to embark on. So that when we build your bike, we can ensure you get the very best wheels. With the right rims. For example, lightweight rims for sporty use without a carrier. Or XL touring rims for heavy loads and intensive use.

Met of zonder spatborden

Ample tire clearance

The Adventure Lite accommodates a wide range of tires, including very wide ones. With or without mudguards. Choose a tire tread that suits the terrain you want to ride on.

This way, you'll have plenty of grip, even in corners. And you can fully enjoy gravel, forest trails, and off-road adventures.

Vaste of verende voorvork

Choose your fork

The Santos Adventure fork is a rigid fork made of aluminum with many strategically placed mounts. This allows you to decide what you want and how you want it, not only when building the bike but also at a later time.

Of course, there are still more choices; from carbon or steel. And the super custom option: BYO, which stands for Bring Your Own Fork.

All specifications

Want to know all the details about the frame, geometry, drivetrain, brakes and Santos Only parts? Or a comparison between the Adventure Lite and the Cross Lite? You can find these here.

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How do I determine what to build?

At Santos we like to listen first to what you have in mind. Then we’ll start building the best Santos especially for you. Below you will find a number of tools to guide you through the decision making process. Depending on your (technical) knowledge, you can use these tools yourself or go through them together with a Santos dealer. He can advise you on all the important details.

Is it the right bike for me?

Is it the Santos Adventure Lite that appeals most to you? Or maybe one of our other bicycles? To get your thoughts clear, you may use the Santos step-by-step plan. This plan is currently only available in Dutch, but we hope to publish an English version soon. You don’t need to fill it in, it is meant as a guideline for when you get in touch with us.

How much will it cost?

Convinced that the Santos Adventure Lite is the bike for you? Then you may want to use the Santos customizer as a guideline to make choices about the drive, the brakes and the entire assembly such as the handlebars, the saddle and the tires. Use this tool to see the many options of custombuilding and to get a rough idea about pricing.

Where can I get more information?

You can visit our factory or one of our dealers. Our factory is located just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam airport. Our dealer network is mainly based in the Netherlands and Belgium. You can also make a video appointment. We then "walk" you through our factory and show you frames, models, colours and accessories. We can ship worldwide.

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Tel: +31 (0) 252 426 123
WhatsApp: +31 (0)252 823 291

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