• Santos Travelmaster 2+ red

    Travelmaster 2.8

    A tarmac-loving touring bike


The Travelmaster 2.8 is just like the 2.6 a heavy-duty trekking bike, so suitable for long treks with a lot of luggage. But why should you opt for a 2.8? The difference lies in the larger 28-inch wheels, the narrower tires and the other frame ratios. This gives the Travelmaster 2.8 a completely different character. It is more suitable for asphalt roads and less for rough terrain. But a nice forest path every now and then is no problem!

The Travelmaster 2.8 has been developed for the fast, fanatic mileage eater, but also for the bon vivant who wants to cycle through Europe (and beyond) comfortably and relaxed.
James Bowthorpe demonstrated what the Travelmaster 2.8 is capable of in 2009 when he set the record cycling around the world. We are quite proud of that! James pedaled no less than 29,065 km in just 174 days and 5 hours!

"The Santos with the world record around-the-world-by-bicycle"

  • Santos Travelmaster 2+ green
  • Santos Travelmaster 2+ green side

Wórld bike

Super strong and stable

Strong and stable frame
Lots of luggage, rear rack and lowrider possible
Gents- ánd mixte-frame available
Santos Travelmaster 2+ frame

Safely downhill, full of confidence

Strong and stable frame

The Travelmaster 2.8 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 Travelmaster 2.8 with more than 40 kg* of luggage, divided over 5 bags. 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 carriers are not suitable for child's seats.


Santos Travelmaster 2+ luggage
Santos Travelmaster 2+ mixte frame

Low top tube possible

Mixte and gents version available

The Travelmaster 2.8 is available 3 mixte and 6 mens sizes. The mixte 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 brakes

Reliable and safe

hydraulic rim brakes
Hydraulic rim brakes

Reliable hydraulic rim brakes

Evenly distributed braking power

The Travelmaster 2.8 comes with hydraulic Magura rim brakes. They are mounted on the standard inserts, so they are replaceable for V-brakes. In the unlikely event that something happens, any local bicycle mechanic can put new ones on it.

Durable transmission

Riding a lot, barely any maintenance

For the Travelmaster 2.8 you can opt for the most reliable and durable gear system; Rohloff with beltdrive.

Rohloff hub
Santos beltdrive
Rohloff Hub

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 Travelmaster 2.8 into a low-maintenance and super strong travel partner.

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


Gates beltdrive

Durable Santos beltdrive

With the right belt and sprockets the bike's drive system is super durable. The Travelmaster 2.8 has this durable Santos belt drive. This 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.

Santos Beltdrive

Santos Only

Modular cable guides, many colors...

modular cable guides
Santos Eccenter
Santos Split Part
Many colors
9 sizes
Santos Cable Guides

Modular and clean

Santos cable guides

Santos developed modular cable guides for the Travelmaster 2.8. 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.

Santos 58 frame colors


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 Travelmaster 2.8

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

 Gents | derailleur
Size Seat tube length Top tube length Stand over height Head tube height Head tube - Dropout Stack Reach
49 cm 490 555 771 845 539 550 389
53 cm 530 570 802 864 559 569 398
57 cm 570 585 827 873 569 578 410
61 cm 610 600 857 892 589 597 420
65 cm 650 615 886 911 609 616 429
70 cm 700 635 922 939 639 669 433


Gents | Rohloff
Size Seat tube length Top tube length Stand over height Head tube height Head tube - Dropout Stack Reach
49 cm 490 576,2 771 845 539 549 408
53 cm 530 588,8 802 864 559 568 415
57 cm 570 598,4 827 873 569 577 422
61 cm 610 609,8 857 892 589 596 422
65 cm 650 619,8 886 911 609 615 426
70 cm 700 635 922 939 639 643 432


Size Seat tube length Top tube length Stand over height Head tube height Head tube - Dropout Stack Reach
48 cm 480 560 687 864 559 569 388
53 cm 530 575 681 864 559 569 403
58 cm 580 590 676 864 559 569 418

* Measured with Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 42 mm tires.

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Choose your bike

A good bike suits you perfectly

Is the Travelmaster 2.8 suitable for you?

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

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First go through our roadmap to be sure you made the right choice ór let this step-by-step plan help you to find out which Santos suits you even better.

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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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