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Follow Kamran on his trip to Africa

25 November – Santos Rider Kamran is both a long distance cyclist as well as an outstanding photographer accredited by many including National Geographic. So far, he has covered 50.000 km across 43 countries on four continents. In two weeks, Kamran will depart for the Middle East and Africa! Can you help him by connecting with your friends along the route? Kamran would love to meet them. Have you cycled there too? Please leave a comment on his Instagram with your recommendations and things to do.

Save the date!

27 October – Come and see us in 2023! From 20 to 22 January we will be present at Velofollies in Kortrijk, Belgium. This is the largest bicycle trade fair in the Benelux. The weekend of 18 and 19 February we will be at the Fiets en Wandelbeurs in Ghent, Belgium. And from 24 to 26 February you can find us at the Fiets en Wandelbeurs in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We will bring lots of test bikes so feel free to take them for a spin.

An incredible experience on Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni

21 October – Santos Riders Martin and Katja have reached Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat in southwestern Bolivia. Not only did they take some amazing pictures but they also met up with a friend. Quite an achievement on a more than 10.000 square km desert landscape of bright white salt. Read more

Santos Rider in extreme bicepacking race

19 August – Big respect for 59-year old Santos Rider Patrick! He is currently competing in The Silk Road Mountain Race, one of the toughest bikepacking races ever. One third of the participants have now scratched from the race due to extreme weather conditions, fatigue and stomach issues. Patrick got through Checkpoint 1 but is now fighting to get to Checkpoint 2 on time. All about his gear

No road without at least one obstacle

4 juli – Dutch couple Audrey and Eloy have been together for more than 13 years. Not always in the same country though. While Eloy was doing an apprenticeship in South Africa, Audrey was studying in South America. They settled down in Antwerp where Eloy worked as a software consultant and Audrey as a family doctor. Now they have decided to leave everything behind and go on a new adventure, together! Want to find out where they are? read more

Ever been surprised by the weather gods?

16 May – This has already happened several times to Santos Riders Martin and Katja. They left the Argentine headwinds behind and continued their journey through the stunning Chilean landscape. They soon found out why this is so beautifully green... Check out their story

How to make the most of your weekend?

29 April – Turn it into a mini holiday. Santos Rider Philine packed her tent, sleeping bag and took off. Her first bikepacking trip this year! Check out her story

A suspension stem for your Santos fork

11 April – Best of both worlds! A Santos rigid fork combined with a Vecnum suspension stem. Up to 75% less vibrations and impacts. You will ride more comfortable, faster and safer on cobblestones, gravel roads and singletrails. Check it out on our Instagram or contact a Santos dealer.

Our showroom is open again!

8 April – You are most welcome in our factory just outside Amsterdam, every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that we work by appointment only to give you our undivided attention. In two hours we will tell you all about Santos and assist you in making the many choices. There are also more than 120 test bikes for you to try. Contact us for an appointment.

Highs and lows in Tenerife

4 April – Santos Rider Maud took a sabbatical in 2019. She subsequently cycled from the Netherlands to Albania in three months. When she got home, it felt like a new beginning. She has just returned from the Canary Islands. To conquer the 3715 meter high El Teide with her Travelmaster 3+ was at the top of her list. Read more

Just married and ready for the big adventure!

21 March – Belgian Santos Riders Tom and Sarah set out for the Middle East on September 13 with their brand new Travelmasters. A truly special honeymoon that lasted six months. They covered 6801.9 km, visited 12 countries and had 2 flat tyres. Go to their their Instagram profile

The first 1000 km are a fact!

28 February – Headwinds in Patagonia. Can you still cycle or is pushing your bike the only option? Experience it with Santos Riders Martin and Katja. Go to their latest Santos story

Join us on Strava?

12 February – Santos is now also active on Strava. Join this group to meet other Santos riders in your area. Share your rides or give kudos to great performances. Strava

Now at the start in Argentina!
28 january – Santos Riders Martin and Katja decided to drastically change their lives and embark on a big cycling adventure: 25.000 km in 20 months. It has taken them almost a year to prepare. Now the big moment is finally here! They have quit their jobs and flown from their home in Denmark to the starting point in Argentina.
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Solo bikepacking in Portugal

November 15 – Dutch 27-year old Philine left her racing bike at home this summer. She took a 2.5 month sabbatical and cycled into the southern European sun on her Santos Cross Lite.
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How to prepare for 25.000 km in 20 months?

November 4 – Meet Martin (very experienced rider) and Katja (cycling since this summer). Both Danish. Early 2022 they will leave everything behind and cycle from Ushaia to Vancouver. 25,000 km in 20 months. Find out here how they prepare themselves for this big adventure.

Taking custombuilding to the next level

4 October - Notice anything different about this Santos? Take a close look… With this bike, Santos is taking custombuilding to the next level. It contains a front fork provided by its new owner. For the ultimate flexibility. And the best cycling experience for this particular rider.

Let's go bikepacking!
23 September - Want to get the most out of your weekend? How about a two-day bikepacking trip? Santos Founder Robbert and his friend Paul checked out the Green Divide, the longest gravel bike route in the Netherlands. On their Cross Lites. Watch the video
Another success for solar biker Dirk
16 September - Santos Rider Dirk Huyghe and his Travelmaster 3+ did it again! They succesfully completed this year’s edition of The Sun Trip, an international rally for solar bikes. An impressive 11.400 km, through more than 20 countries, with an average speed of almost 160 km a day. Read more
Cycling to Rome made me realise what's important in life
7 September - Entrepreneur Bart cycled from Amsterdam to Rome. More than 2300 km in 26 days. He crossed nine very different and beautiful countries. It was Bart’s second long-distance trip. His first on his brand new Santos Travel Lite. His goal was to clear his mind from the strains of daily working life. Want to know if he succeeded? Read more
Santos SUB on the Gates Carbon Drive stand at EUROBIKE
3 September - The Santos SUB is also present at EUROBIKE. At the Gates Carbon Drive stand, Hall A3 / Booth A3-300. Not going to the trade fair but still want to see what this SUB looks like? View it here
Santos 4.29 on the Pinion stand at EUROBIKE
1 September - Today marks the start of EUROBIKE, the global trade fair for the bike business at Messe Friedrichshafen. A Brilliant Blue Santos 4.29 is on display at the Pinion stand, Open Air Grounds East / FG-O/502. View it here
Santos Rider participates in the Silk Road Mountain Race
August 16 - Last Friday one of the toughest bikepacking races started from Kyrgyzstan. Santos Rider Patrick VandeWalle is in it, with his Travelmaster 3+! Check out his rig
Stack and Reach
18 June - Get the best out of your Santos. Choose the right frame size with the right geometry. One that is perfectly tailored to your driving style. To determine this even better, we have now also added the Stack and Reach. Go to Geometry
Solar-powered Santos
June 16 - Proud of Santos Rider Dirk Huyghe who is interviewed at the start of the 4th edition of the Sun Trip, an international 10.000 km rally for solar bikes.
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The new Santos SUB
May 17 - The Santos SUB has come a long way. It was originally designed as a jazzy urban bike, zippy yet sturdy. Over the years, we finetuned the geometry. Added new features to make it more versatile, such as a choice for disc or rim brakes.
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New: Santos TwinRack
May 10 - Indispensable for your long trips. Beautifully streamlined and strong lowrider luggage carrier, developed by Santos and made in the Netherlands.
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New Santos Adventure Rack - 100% made in Holland
April 26 - 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.
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New Pendix battery charger tested by Santos Rider Ronald Spijkerman
April 16 - The new 160W battery charger from Pendix weighs a kilo less than the 200W variant. That sounds attractive, but is it just as good? Ronald Spijkerman tested it for you.
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Santos Gravelmaster: the ultimate freedom
April 9 - A fan of gravel biking and adventure? Then we’ve got news for you! Our Santos Gravelmaster just saw the light of day and is ready to meet you.
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Santos E-bike patrol for Forest Rangers
The Santos E-bike for Forest Rangers is the latest addition to our renowned Santos Bike Patrol series. Soon on its way to Terschelling, the second largest island of the Dutch Wadden.
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New Santos front fork
To offer you as much flexibility as possible. That was our goal when we designed the Santos Adventure fork. This fixed fork is made of aluminum and now comes standard on our Cross Lite and 4.29 Mountain bike and as an option on the Travelmaster 2.9.
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Santos now also in England
The first Santos bikes are on their way to our new dealer in the United Kingdom. Based in the Greater London area, Crown Cycles is the latest addition to our dealer network outside the Netherlands and Belgium.
We now also have dealers in Salzburg, Munich, Perth and Melbourne.
To all Santos dealers
New drybags have arrived!
Santos has developed super strong 4-liter drybags that fit perfectly in the Santos hold-all. Apart from being waterproof, they feature reflective strips for added safety. Just take them off and unpack in your tent. Colleague Paul tested them under harsh conditions.
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For a safe and sustainable climate
At Santos we will now use greases, pastes and cleaners from Airolube . All products are organic, made in Holland from natural oils and fats. They are not just better for the environment but also safer, faster and easier to use. In addition, all packaging is free of harmful propellants and 100% recyclable.
Protect your battery from the cold
Winter is here and temperatures are dropping! We have developed extra thick neoprene covers, in two variants. For the Santos PX battery and the Neodrives battery. Now available through your Santos dealer.
Ghent police bikers in action!
With this spectacular video, the Ghent cops introduce their new patrol bikes and uniforms
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New Santos Test Center in the Netherlands
There is a second Santos Test Center in the Netherlands. Bicycle specialist Van Eijk now also has all Santos models in stock, in every size, with every possible drive and braking system. That's more than 100 bicycles. Ready to be tested! Van Eijk is located at Westkanaalweg 107 in Ter Aar, 20 km South of Amsterdam.
Go to Van Eijk
Two new Belgian police forces on Santos Bike Patrol bikes
Santos Bikes has now also won the tender from both Ghent and Antwerp for their Bike Patrol bikes. The first series has just been taken into production in the Santos factory in Nieuw-Vennep. Santos will be providing all maintenance as well.
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