• Travel Lite +.

    Sporty allrounder

The Travel Lite+is a sporty allrounder. An extremely powerful bike luggage wise, a revelation when it comes to smoothness and sportivity. It is your favourite holiday partner and a loyal companion on your way to work or for a daily ride to the supermarket.

The Travel Lite+ frame is clean and dedicated. That means nicely finished welds, a clean internal head set and an elegant wishbone rear fork.

The PLUS concept gives the Travel Lite+ a unique feature. The frame is compatible with two wheel sizes, that you can change easily. Our starting configuration is with wide 28 inch rims and 50 mm tires, which could be changed to 42 - 55 mm ones. Or opt for the 27.5 inch rims with 62 mm tires. These wheels will give you a surplus of comfort on bumpy roads and unpaved tracks. Ideal for touring.

Wherever you go, the Travel Lite+ gives you the ability to choose the optimal riding characteristics. It is a bike to use often, with a lot of luggage, even more than 40 kg*. Its strong frame and wheels make the bike ride stable under any circumstances.

Equipped with a low maintenance Pinion gear box and Gates belt drive, you are unstoppable. Its strong disc brakes give you perfect control and contribute to its sporty looks.

That's what makes the Travel Lite+ a rich addition to our Lite Series. Customize this versatile bike the way you desire, suiting your demands.

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

Clean & dedicated

Elegant, beautifully designed

Nicely finished,
clean look
Ladies and gents models

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 reliable hydraulic disc 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 in 5 ladies and 5 gents 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.

Powerful hydraulic disc brakes

With fixed dropouts

disc brakes

Powerful hydraulic disc brakes

A lot of braking power

The Travel Lite+ is standard equipped with Shimano XT disc brakes with long handles; nice and comfortable. Depending on your goal you can choose different discs. The XT variant is available in 180 and 203 mm, from Hope we have the Tech3 V4 variant of 203 mm. Choose what suits you best.    



Two wheel sizes

28 inch
42-55 mm tires
27,5 inch
tot 62 mm tires

Santos XL touring wheels

The Travel Lite+ has the special Santos XL touring wheels, suitable for heavy duty purposes! They are handmade, have extra wide rims and 36 spokes. This ensures maximum stability. Even fully loaded and equipped with wide tires, this bike feels very reliable in every curve. The frame of the Travel Lite+ is suitable for two wheel sizes. You either choose the 27.5 or the 28 inch XL touring wheels. Choose what suits you best.

Flexible choice

28 inch, 42 - 55 mm tires

We equip the Travel Lite + with 28 inch wheels and 50 mm tires as standard. This allows you to drive smoothly to work and on vacation. Do you have more specific wishes? Then you might be better off with a different tire width. The Travel Lite + fits 28-inch wheels with tires from 42 to 55 mm. To serve everyone's needs.

Extra strong and comfortable

27,5 inch, 62 mm tires

The Travel Lite + accomodates two wheel sizes. In addition to the 28-inch models, you can also opt for 27.5 wheels with 62 mm tires. The extra thick tires give your bike super comfortable suspension and the relatively short spokes make it extra strong. A thick tire also rolls easily over obstacles. So stay comfortable in your saddle, enjoy the surroundings, your tires will do the work!


Air pressure makes a huge difference while using the 27.5 inch wheels with 62 mm tires. If speed is your main goal, you are better off with more pressure. During slower travels with luggage comfort has more priority. In general we recommend a tire pressure between 1.7 and 2.7 bar, depending on your weight, your luggage and your goal.

Super strong and stable

Comfortable touring with lots of luggage

Strong and
stable frame
Lots of luggage,
rear rack and lowrider possible

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.

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 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.

Pinion gear box

Cycling the world, barely any maintenance

Pinion gear box
12 or 18 speed
Santos belt drive

12 or 18 gears

Low maintenance Pinion gear box

The Travel Lite+ has a reliable Pinion gear box. This type of transmission will be supplied with belt drive, which makes it a super durable and low maintenance combination. By default we mount the Pinion gear box with 12 gears and for hilly terrain we also offer 18 speed.

The Pinion box with 18 gears is available in 5 colors, choose the one that matches your bike.


Super stiff and more precise

Strenghtened Pinion bridge

For a durable transmission system a more precise Pinion fitting is of great importance. Therefore the Pinion frame of the Travel Lite+ has a strenghtened Pinion bridge, which ensures the (belt) drive to be silent and durable. You will also notice this when riding the bike; efficiency with every pedal stroke.


Gates belt drive and Santos belt tensioner

Durable Santos belt drive

With the right belt and sprockets the bike's drive system is super durable. For all its models Santos chooses the best parts and has developed its own belt tensioner. This tiny wheel for the Pinion box keeps the belt tensioned and is located near the bracket. This makes the system super user friendly; removing the rear wheel can be done in an instant.

The Travel Lite+ has this durable Santos belt drive. This means fixed dropouts (thus the certainty of a straight rear wheel), Gates belt drive and the Santos belt tensioner. 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 ?

Santos Only

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

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. This means the bike can be transformed into an E-bike whenever you wish to do so. A powerful feature, extremely flexible.
The Travel Lite+ E-bike has a strong motor and a big battery for a large radius of action. We chose a modular system, to be flexible, now and later.

Modular and clean

Santos cable guides

Santos developed modular cable guides for the Travel Lite+. The cables run along your frame perfectly, without any 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 490 580 800 907 602
53 cm 530 590  821 909 602
57 cm 570 600  851 932 622
61 cm 610 610  881 950 642
65 cm 650 620 906 969 662
45 cm 450 575 685 907 602
49 cm 490 580  682 907 602
53 cm 530 585  688 928 622
57 cm 570 595 705 950 642
61 cm 610 605  719 969 662

* Measured with Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 50 mm tires.

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A good bike suits you perfectly

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for you?

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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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