• 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.

A beautiful frame with nicely finished welds. No unneccessary inserts. With a lot of clearance for wide tires. And with userfriendly, 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...

"The Range Rover among the trekking bikes"

- Michiel van den Brink, Sint Christophorus -

Clean & dedicated

Elegant, beautifully designed

Nicely finished,
clean look
Ladies and gents
models available

Clean 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.

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

Strong and
stable frame
Lots of luggage,
rear rack and lowrider possible
Super strong
Santos XL
touring wheels

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.

Lots of space in the frame

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 AdventureRack (25 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.

*The AdventureRack is suitable for at least 25kg. The carrier is not suitable for child's seats.



Beautifully streamlined and ultra strong rear bicycle rack. Designed by Santos and made in Holland. Clever combination of high-quality CroMo steel for the rack itself and stainless steel for all attachment points and the lower bag hanging bar.

*The AdventureRack is suitable for at least 25kg. 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.

Durable transmission

Riding a lot, barely any maintenance

Rohloff speed hub
Santos belt drive

Care free riding, little maintenance

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+.


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.


Always a straight aligned wheel

Fixed dropouts

A straight aligned belt ensures a more durable drive. All Santos frames have fixed dropouts, so your wheel is always straight and a perfect belt alignment is guaranteed.

Compare gear systems

  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%    
Suitable for tandem
Suitable for E-bike
Direct pedal stroke 
Proven durability
Available since 1998 2011 2011 - 2010
Maintenance ?

Hydraulic FIRMtech brakes

Reliable and user friendly

Reliable hydraulic
FIRMtech brakes

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...

wireless dynamo hub
E-bike ready
modular cable guides
Many colors
10 sizes

SON SL light set

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


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.

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.


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.


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 or the low maintenance Pinion gear box.

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 Travel 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
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
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 tires.

Comparable models

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Travelmaster 3+

A world class world bike, for home use too.

Travelmaster 2.9

The most versatile heavy duty trekking bike. Big wheels and wide tires for ultimate comfort and perfect balance.

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A good bike suits you perfectly

Is the Travel Lite suitable
for you?

When you are sure about your choice, you can use our customizer to configure your unique bike.

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Also available as E-bike

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.

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