• Santos Travelmaster 3+

    Travelmaster 3+

    A world bike, suitable for home too

  • Santos Travelmaster 3+

    Travelmaster 3+

    A world bike, suitable for home toos

 

 

The Travelmaster 3+ is thé bike to take anywhere; on your holiday, around the world, or any adventure. You'll end up on beautiful unpaved tracks in France, ride between gigantic rocks in Norway or push your bike over bumps on a sandy path in South America. Your days are full of excitement and satisfaction, filled with an immense sense of freedom.

Extending the possibilities, that was the goal. We evolved our Travelmaster into a versatile all-rounder and named it Travelmaster 3+. Strong and stable, as you may expect from all our Travelmasters and more comfortable than ever.
This bike gives a lot of grip in rough terrain, rolls smoothly over every obstacle and is strong, strong as a rock. Its 27.5 inch wheels with wide rims make you feel super confident on an unpaved descend.

Once at home, your adventure turns into a commute, a rid to the supermarket or through town. The Travelmaster 3+ easily transforms into a fast commuter and low maintenance companion. No need to choose anything else, the Travelmaster 3+ has it all.

 

Quote

"One of the best all rounders on the market."

- Bike & Trekking, oktober 2016 -

 

 

Specifications

 

 

General:     Santos Only:
Transmission:      
Brakes:       Geometry:  7 sizes

 

 

 

 

 

Wórld bike

Super strong and stable

 

 

 

 

 
  • Sterk frame
  • Safely downhill, full of confidence

    Strong and stable frame

    The Travelmaster 3+ 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.

 
  • Travelwaardig
  • A crazy amount of luggage

    Stable riding behaviour, even with a lot of luggage

    You can fit the Travelmaster 3+ with more than 40 kg of luggage, divided over 5 bags. For example, choose a Santos TravelRack XL rear rack (26 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.

    *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.

 

 

 

 

 

Built for heavy duty purposes

Strong wheels that easily carry your luggage; a Santos Hold-it-All for a big PET bottle or that nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of your day's ride. The Travelmaster 3+ is your reliable companion.
 

  • TravelRack XL

    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.

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  • Strong wheels

    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?

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  • Santos Hold-it-All

    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.

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  • XL vakantiewielen
  • Comfortable and strong

    Santos XL touring wheels

    The Travelmaster 3+ 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. Sealed nipples make these touring wheels indestructable and ready for any tour.
    Its frame is suitable for two wheelsizes!

    The 28 inch rims will fit tires from 42 to 55 mm and the 27.5 inch rims can easily fit 62 mm tires. Choose what suits you best, just keep pedalling and enjoy the view. Your tires will do the work. Super comfortable.

 
  • Heren- en mixte variant
  • Low top tube possible

    Ladies and mixte versions available

    The Travelmaster 3+ is available in 7 gents and 5 mixte* sizes. The mixte frame has a low top tube and space for three bottle cages ánd the Santos Hold-it-All. The geometry of the mixte frame is aimed to maintain the stable riding characteristics, that the Travelmaster 3+ is praised for.

    * The mixte frame is available with Rohloff hub or derailleur.

 

 

Powerful hydraulic brakes

With fixed dropouts

 

 

The Travelmaster 3+ is compatible with two hydraulic brake systems. Choose the powerful disc brakes or the reliable Magura rim brakes. Choose what suits you best.

 

 

 

 

 
  • Schijfremmen
  • Powerful hydraulic disc brakes

    A lot of braking power

    The strongest brakes with the most powerful braking power. Ready for long downhills. Choose Shimano XT disc brakes with long handles; very comfortable. Depending on your goal, we offer different types of discs. For XT we offer 180 and 203 mm discs, for Hope we have the Tech3 V4 model of 203 mm. Choose what suits you best.

 
  • Velgremmen
  • Reliable hydraulic rim brakes

    Evenly distributed braking power

    The hydraulic 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. Changing brake pads is a piece of cake: no tools are needed and it's done within 5 minutes.

 
Santos montagebooster


Santos mounting booster

Brakebooster and mounting plate in one

The Santos 2 in 1 mounting booster is the only booster with which you can mount the reliable, hydraulic Magura brakes on a 27.5 inch wheel with 62mm tires and fenders. It's super light-weight and ensures more braking power. It's a brakebooster and mounting plate in one. Made of aluminum, so it does not rust. Good to know: it's easy to change and easy to use.

Dubbele remnok


Double brake insert

Suitable for two wheel sizes

The Travelmaster 3+ is suitable for two wheel sizes. Choose the comfortable 27.5 inch wheels with 62 mm tires or take the 28 inch ones with tires between 42 and 55 mm.

The two wheel sizes are suitable for both disc brakes ánd rim brakes. We designed a clean, double brake insert, that perfectly fits for 27.5 and 28 inch rims.

 
 

 

 

PLUS+

Two wheel sizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santos XL touring wheels

The Travelmaster 3+ 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 Travelmaster 3+ is suitable for two wheel sizes. You either choose the 27.5 or the 28 inch XL touring wheels. Choose what suits you best.
 

 

 

Santos Twee Wielmaten


Fast and easy

28 inch, 42 - 55 mm tires

The Travelmaster 3+ comes with 28 inch wheels and 50 mm tires. With this combination you have an easy ride to work or riding the paved roads on your holiday. Do you have any specific requests? Then you might be better off with a different tire size.
The Travelmaster 3+ is suitable for 28 inch wheels with tires from 42 to 55 mm. There's something for everyone.


Extra strong and comfortable

27.5 inch, 62 mm tires

The Travelmaster 3+ supports two wheel sizes. Apart from the 28 inch wheels you can opt for the 27.5 inch wheels with 62 mm tires. The extra fat tires make your ride super comfortable and the shorter spokes make the wheels extra strong.
Above all, a fat tire handles obstacles more easily on your offroad ride. So relax, enjoy the views, your tires will do the rest!

 

Tip luchtdruk

Tip

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.
 

 

 

 

 

Durable transmission

Riding a lot, barely any maintenance

 

The Travelmaster 3+ can be equipped with one of these three gear systems; Pinion, Rohloff or derailleur.
Choose what suits you best.

 

 

 

 

  • Riemspanner
  • 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 3+ into a low-maintenance and super strong travel partner.

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

  • Pinion
  • 12 or 18 gears

    Low Maintenance Pinion gear system

    You can also opt for the Pinion gear system. 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, but 18 speed is also an option.

    The Pinion box with 18 gears is available in 6 colors, choose the one that matches your bike.

  • Pinion brug
  • 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 Travelmaster 3+ 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.

  • Riemspanner
  • Gates beltdrive and Santos belt tensioner

    Durable Santos beltdrive

    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 Travelmaster 3+ 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.

 
  • Santos achterpad
  • Santos dropout system

    Suitable for derailleur too

    The rear dropout on our Travelmaster 3+ is also suitable for derailleur. With this non-fixed derailleur part you can easily switch to another transmission system. The Travelmaster 3+ suits your wishes now and those of the future.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

In need of help? No worries!

Standardized parts, available all over the world

 

 

  • Interchangeable parts, anywhere in the world

    Every now and then we all break something. Whether that happens through an accident or on a plane, in Spain or Mexico; no need to worry. The Travelmaster 3+ is equiped with convenient details.

    For instance, we mount the Hydraulic Magura rim brakes on standardized cantilever inserts. These fit the commen V-brakes too. And cables are guided outside the frame to make replacing the brakes easy for you.

    The headset and the quick releases have a standard size, the square bottom bracket with BSA thread is available anywhere in the world.

    Furthermore, we kept as many screw threads outside the frame. Such as the attachment of the kickstand, the bracket case, the split part for your belt and the disc brakes. In case you accidentaly tighten a bolt too hard, you only have to replace that particular part and your frame is still intact.

    Last but not least, the Travelmaster 3+ fits both the 27.5 and the 28 inch wheels.

  • Interchangeable parts, anywhere in the world

    Every now and then we all break something. Whether that happens through an accident or on a plane, in Spain or Mexico; no need to worry. The Travelmaster 3+ is equiped with convenient details.

    For instance, we mount the Hydraulic Magura rim brakes on standardized cantilever inserts. These fit the commen V-brakes too. And cables are guided outside the frame to make replacing the brakes easy for you.

    The headset and the quick releases have a standard size, the square bottom bracket with BSA thread is available anywhere in the world.

    Furthermore, we kept as many screw threads outside the frame. Such as the attachment of the kickstand, the bracket case, the split part for your belt and the disc brakes. In case you accidentaly tighten a bolt too hard, you only have to replace that particular part and your frame is still intact.

    Last but not least, the Travelmaster 3+ fits both the 27.5 and the 28 inch wheels.

 

 

Santos Only

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

 

 

 

 

 

SON SL light set

Wireless 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 wireless, 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.

  • E-Bike Ready
  • Travel bikes with power

    E-bike ready

    The Travelmaster 3+ 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 Travelmaster 3+ 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.
     

  • Santos cable guides
  • Modular and clean

    Santos cable guides

    Santos developed modular cable guides for the Travelmaster 3+. The cables run along your frame perfectly, without superfluous inserts. No matter how you customize the bike.

  • Santos kleuren
  • Color your world

    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.

     

 

 

Custombuilt

For everyone a unique bike

 

Which frame do you need?

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!

Version

Version

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.

Customize

Customize

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.

 

 

 

Geometry

All sizes at a single glance

 

Geometrie Travelmaster3

 

Geometry Travelmaster 3+
All sizes are in millimeters, unless mentioned otherwise.
Tip: testing says more than just numbers
 

Rohloff
Size Seat tube length Top tube length Overstand height Head set height Head set - Dropout
45 cm 450 570 717 883 582
49 cm 490 580 742 892 592
53 cm 530 590 811 904 602
57 cm 570 600 841 923 622
61 cm 610 610 868 942 642
65 cm 650 620 896 960 662
70 cm 700 635 927 979 682

 

Pinion
Size Seat tube length Top tube length Overstand height Head set height Head set - Dropout
45 cm 450 570 709 888 582
49 cm 490 580 755 897 592
53 cm 530 590 820 909 602
57 cm 570 600 850 928 622
61 cm 610 610 877 947 642
65 cm 650 620 904 965 662
70 cm 700 635 936 984 682

* Measured with Schwalbe Super Moto-X 27,5 inch 62mm (= almost the same as with Schwalbe Almotion 28 inch 50mm)

 

 

 

Tested

Experts experiences

 

 

Dusty Cameroon

Marco and Lisette took their Travelmaster 3+ on an adventure in Cameroon, Africa.

"The Travelmaster 3+ is THE world/touring bike you just have to own."

- Marco and Lisette
Hera

Hera

World cyclist
Travelmaster 3+

Hera is cycling the world for an indefinite period of time; destination unknown. She's a blogger, singer and outdoor woman and rides the world on her Travelmaster 3+.

"I feel confident knowing my bike can handle any situation!"

"Even with 55kg it's a very stable bike"

Outdoorguru tested the Travelmaster 3+

Gijs Loning cycled unpaved tracks through the woods and confirms that the 27.5 inch wheels and 62mm balloon tires are a great choice. "Obstacles are no problem at all." Gijs also indicates that with the rigid 28 inch rims and smoother, narrower tires it is great to cycle along bicycle paths to work. "The frame is suitable for multiple wheelsets."


Santos Stories

Travelmaster 3+ Stories

Great stories from Travelmaster 3+ riders.

Hera in PEDAL

World cyclist
Travelmaster 3+

She went on an adventure together with her Santos; a bicycle tour with no fixed plans, searching for the unknown. She met special people, crossed unknown landscapes and sometimes defied extreme weather conditions. Her name? Hera. The film documenting this? PEDAL.


 
 
TM 3 Stories

 

Travelmaster 3+ Stories

A source of inspiration

A rocky road

A buddhist retreat had been on my wish- and to do list for quite a while. And here I was, at a two week retreat in Plum Village (founded by and home of Thich Nhat Hanh), some 90km east of Bordeaux in France.

Continue Reading


Pedal and the Banff Mountain Film Festival

After three ‘turbulent’ flights I arrived in Calgary in (two) pieces. Stan, who follows my blog, picked me up from the airport. This Polish man opened his home to me and before I put down my head we had a (typical Polish) lovely light meal of bread and butter, different cheeses, meat and pickles. The next morning I left for Banff.

Continue Reading


Zen - purpose - and the art of bike touring

Three weeks ago I got on my bicycle in the morning heading north. I was gonna ride across the French Pyrenees to the Atlantic and then head towards Morocco through Spain and Portugal. But that night I ended up back in my ‘old’ bed in the house of the Heraclitus boatbuilding crew.

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To become a real cyclist

It feels like I’m cycling in Central Asia. The landscape is wide and wavy with brown and green tones and a lake here and there. I’m in Connemara. From Killarney I headed north.

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Getting back in the saddle

Between (re)organising all the travel and cycling gear I’ve collected over the years in my mothers attic, packing my panniers and picking up the last bits here and there I just manage to sit down for a blog.

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Céad Míle Fáilte

I arrive in Ireland by ferry in the late afternoon. My only plan for the day is to get away from Rosslare city and harbor and find a place to pitch my tent. In England people told me the wild camping would get easier getting to Wales and even more so in Ireland, but I’m surrounded by farmland without a farm in sight.

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A long climb

It’s been three months since I told you ‘how I burned out riding a bicycle‘. And it’s been over five months now since I broke down, and I finally feel like the end is almost in sight.

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As if I never left

It has only been two weeks since I got on my new bicycle in Tilburg to head south. First into Belgium, then France, England and Wales. Now I’ve arrived to Fishguard, my last stop before getting on the ferry to Ireland.

Continue Reading


 

Brochures

Download them here, in Dutch

Travelmaster 3+ Folder

Travelmaster 3+ Folder

Travelmaster 3+ Infoblad

Travelmaster 3+ Infoblad

 

 

 

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

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Choose your bike

A good bike suits you perfectly

 

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Santos E-bike


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.

View our E-bike Serie

 

 

 

 

 

Questions or orders?

 

We like to help. You can call, email or make an appointment.
Our dealers are ready to help you. Check our dealer page for their addresses.

 

 

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