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Travel Lite.

Classy allrounder

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Travel Lite Yellow

Santos Travel Lite

Searching for the perfect all-around bicycle? Discover the Santos Travel Lite. It's ideal for everything from commuting to work, a trip from Amsterdam to Paris, or traversing the rugged roads of Patagonia.

Its frame is strong yet streamlined; featuring smooth welds, an internal headset, and a beautifully designed wishbone chainstay. It offers unmatched stability even when fully loaded. Engineered as a functional lightweight bike, it ensures top performance while maintaining strength and durability.

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Santos Travel Lite Blue

Travel Lite - Wietske Linders

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Travel Lite GS - Hanna Olijhoek

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Travel Lite - Willem de Mol
Travel Lite - Ellen en Elmar

Choice of brakes and gear systems

Combination 1

Pinion gearbox & disc brakes

Opt for the Travel Lite equipped with a Pinion drive, a reliable and low-maintenance gearbox paired with a belt drive system. The Pinion box comes standard with 12 gears. For those seeking even more range, an 18-speed option is also available.

Depending on your preferences, you can choose from various disc brake options. These include the Shimano XT disc brakes with long levers for a comfortable grip, or one of the Hope models, made in England and available in a range of colors.

The Travel Lite can accommodate two wheel sizes and was previously known as the Travel Lite+. In addition to the 28-inch wheels, you can opt for 27.5-inch wheels with 62 mm tires. The extra-wide tires provide a super comfortable ride, and the relatively short spokes make the bike stronger. Wider tires also make it easier to roll over obstacles. So, sit back and enjoy the ride while your tires do the work!

Combination 2

Rohloff gear hub & rim brakes

You can also choose the reliable and user-friendly internal Rohloff gear system paired with hydraulic rim brakes. This combination makes the Travel Lite a low-maintenance travel partner and a durable commuter bike. The Rohloff hub offers 14 gears and comes in 6 colours.

The hydraulic rim brakes from Magura are robust, durable, and powerful. They provide firm braking with easy control, even with a light touch. Riders with small hands or less strength in their fingers can bring the Travel Lite to a stop with just one or two fingers. These brakes perform well in wet weather too. With an adjustment wheel on the brake lever, you can choose between an aggressive bite or a gentler, longer stroke. Replacing the brake pads is simple and tool-free, taking only five minutes.

This Travel Lite is equipped with super strong Santos wheels, hand-built with the correct spoke tension. With secured spoke nipples, the rims are almost indestructible and ready for any adventure. Featuring 55mm wide tires, you can enjoy optimal comfort. Without mudguards, you can even use 60mm tires for extra comfort.

And furthermore

Available in both step-over and mixte version

The Travel Lite comes in 5 step-over sizes and 5 mixte sizes. The mixte version also features a space for a water bottle while maintaining stable riding properties.

The Travel Lite handles corners smoothly and precisely, whether you're descending quickly on asphalt or navigating unpaved mountain paths. With its super-strong frame, aluminum fork, and nearly indestructible wheels, wobbling becomes a thing of the past.

Carrying heavy loads with ease

A true workhorse. The Travel Lite can easily carry all your luggage - up to more than 40 kg* - distributed over five bags. To withstand heavy loads and intensive use, the Travel Lite features an extremely stiff frame. The strong, triple-butted aluminum tubes and efficient geometry with large triangles provide not only stiffness but also ample space for multiple water bottles.

*The carriers are not suitable for child seats.


Plugless hub dynamo

If you opt for SON lighting, you will get a beautiful headlight that emits a wide, bright beam, typical of SON products. The connection to the hub dynamo is plugless, facilitating easy wheel removal and replacement. We mount the lamp on a Santos lamp holder, ensuring it shines perfectly over your tire and remains upright.

SON lights, along with the matching hub dynamo and rear light, are available in six colors.


E-Bike ready

The Travel Lite is designed with future adaptability in mind. It's E-bike ready, meaning you can electrify it now or at a later time, providing flexibility with the same bike.

With the Travel Lite E-bike, you'll always enjoy the feeling of a tailwind. It's the ideal solution for when one rider is faster than the other or if you need to commute long distances daily.



The Travel Lite tested by Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant. - July 2021 (NL)
Saint Christophorus took the Travel Lite to Iceland (NL)

Santos Riders Ellen and Elmar took the Travel Lite on a two-year journey through America.

All specifications

Want to know all the details about the frame, geometry, drivetrain, brakes and Santos Only parts? Go to all specifications.

Choose your Santos bike

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. They can advise you on all the important details.

Is it the right bike for me?

Is it the Travel 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 Travel 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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