• Cross Lite.

  • Cross Lite

    A gravel racer the Santos way


The Cross Lite is a multifunctional gravel racer. It is light, it is fast and completely suitable for lots of luggage. The powerful, hydraulic disc brakes - the largest racing discs you can get - and the comfortable drop bar with a shallow bend make it a sporty, true crosser. For on the road ora in any terrain.


For travel purposes, the Cross Lite can be equipped with carriers, wide tires (35 - 60mm) and mudguards. Opt for a suspension fork or a fixed one; for example a light weight carbon fork or stable steel one suitable for lowriders. The Cross Lite is much more than an overgrown road bike, it is a fast, stable travel bike for on- and off-road riding.

"Multifunctional gravel racer"


Bikepacking & more

Bikepacking ready
Rear carrier
and lowrider possible

Minimalistic adventure

Bikepacking ready

The Cross Lite is light and super clean. You'll easily take it with you on your next bikepacking adventure. An exciting trip crossing unpaved tracks and when the night falls, you'll find yourself a great spot to camp. The Cross Lite is your ideal companion for your next micro-adventure; minimalistic and very little maintenance. This way you can fully enjoy your surroundings and concentrate on those rocky paths, over which you easily maneuver the Cross Lite.


Lots of luggage

Trekking bike too

Fit mudguards, opt for a fixed front fork suitable for lowriders and mount the XL rear carrier and you have a complete trekking bike.

The steel front fork is suitable for a lowrider and you can opt for the TravelRack XL, a special heavy duty carrier for 29ers. In short: take whatever you want.

*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.


From gravel racer to marathon bike


The Cross Lite is versatile. You can use it both on- and offroad, it has inserts for carriers and the frame is stiff and thus suitable enough for lots of luggage. Ideal for commuting, as a grave racer or as a fast, stable travel bike.

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.

*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.

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?

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.

Very comfortable

Wide tires

In the Cross Lite frame tires from 35 to 60mm will fit. You can opt for small gravel racers or thick mountain bike tires, it's just what you prefer.

Clean and dedicated

Elegant, beautifully designed

The Cross Lite has a beautifully designed, clean frame. No unnecessary inserts, smooth finished welds. The frame is designed for one type of brake and transmission system. That means that cables and inserts are matched to each other; as is form and function. Worked out to perfection.

Powerful hydraulic brakes

Reliable and safe

disc brakes

Powerful hydraulic disc brakes

Evenly distributed braking power

The Cross Lite has powerful, hydraulic disc brakes with the largest race-discs available. This way you always have enough braking power, even fully loaded.


Durable transmission

Riding a lot, barely any maintenance

On the Cross Lite you choose the most reliable and durable transmission; Rohloff with beltdrive.

Rohloff hub
Santos beltdrive

Care-free riding, little maintenance

Reliable Rohloff hub

Do you prefer to ride a lot of care-free kilometers? Choose the reliable and user friendly internal Rohloff gear hub with Santos belt drive. It transforms your Cross Lite into a low-maintenance and super strong travel partner.

The Rohloff hub has 14 gears and is available in 6 colors.


Longer lifespan, less maintenance

Durable Santos beltdrive

With the right belt and sprockets the bike's drive system is super durable. The Cross Lite this durable Santos beltdrive. This means fixed dropouts (thus the certainty of a straight rear wheel). It's the ultimate system for a lót of silent kilometers.


Unique combination

Rohloff hub with race shifters

A Cross Lite is equipped with a Rohloff hub. This transmission is a reliable, super durable and low in maintenance. Opt for the smooth turning shifter from Co-Motion or the race shifters (by Sram for example) to operate it. They can both be mounted on a drop bar.

The combination of Rohloff and race shifters is quite unique. The neat Gebla click-box ensures that you can still retain the shifting feeling of a road bike, while using a hub gear system. For the true enthusiasts!

Santos Only

Custombuilt, modular cable guides, many colors...

Many colors
modular cable guides
Santos Split Part
Santos Eccenter
4 sizes

Modular and clean

Santos cable guides

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


Color your world

Juicy 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.

Would you like lighting?

SON lighting à la Santos

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. We mount the headlight on a Santos headlight bracket, this provides a clear, straight beam above your front wheel.

The SON headlights are available in 6 colors, just like the corresponding SON dynamo hub and rear light.



For everyone a unique bike

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!


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.


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.


All sizes at a single glance

Geometry Cross Lite
All sizes are in millimeters, unless mentioned otherwise.
Tip: testing says more than just numbers.

Size Seat tube length Top tube length Stand over height Head tube height Head tube - Dropout
S 400 575 749 917 606
M 450 595 769 917 607
L 510 615 806 922 611
XL 570 635 841 927 617
* Measured with Schwalbe Racing Ralph 54 mm tires.

Well tested

Expert experiences

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A good bike suits you perfectly

Is the Cross Lite suitable
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