Santos Travel Lite: a world touring bicycle with balls!

by Bicycle Junkies

The Santos Travel Lite has been our loyal friend since the beginning of our bicycle touring adventure; more than 20.000 kilometers ago. We’ve abused ‘Wilson’ and ‘Storm’ badly! But, the Santos bicycles didn’t even blink! They are strong, stiff and comfortable and MAINTENANCE FREE. Watch this video to see where the Travel Lites have been and what they had to endure.

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chris March 14, 2015 - 16:32

very cool video! keep on going, guys and take good care! 😉

Bicycle Junkies March 14, 2015 - 20:39

Thanks Chris! You too, keep on pedaling and enjoy the ride!

doreen March 14, 2015 - 21:11

Very cool and inspiring!

Bicycle Junkies March 15, 2015 - 16:15

Thanks Doreen!

Koen March 15, 2015 - 16:49

Hi El & El,

Nice clip and excellent promotion for Santos 🙂
I’m looking into replacing my own 10 year old Santos Travelmaster for a Rohloff powered Santos.

Could you explain why you chose the Travel lite over the Travelmaster ?

Curious to hear.

Enjoy your travels,


Bicycle Junkies March 17, 2015 - 02:15

Hi Koen,
Thanks for your positive comment!
We both have a Travelmaster 2.6 with Rohloff and belt, an excellent bicycle. But, just before we left Robbert asked us for a long distance user review for the Travel Lites, since nobody ever cycled on it on a trip like ours. We both have really come to like the driving capabilities of this 29-er and I don’t know if I will ever return to a 26 inch actually.
The pros for us: a 29-er rolls easier on both unpaved and paved roads and we feel that it takes less energy.
But, I suggest to just take a few test rides on both bicycles and see for yourself which is more comfortable for you. And if you do so, put some panniers on the bikes, because that will be the way you are gonna use it. (You can visit Santos every friday in Nieuw-Vennep)
Good luck and let us know what you have chosen!

Dory March 27, 2015 - 13:34

Een mooie promotiefilm voor de Santos fiets, maar jullie zelf verslaan de fietsen, hoor!
Knappe prestatie en goed om te lezen op welke manier jullie ervan genieten.

Ik heb zelf een Santos Travelmaster, 9600 km gefietst Ên ik noem hem mijn Rolls Royce

Danny April 2, 2015 - 15:01

Hoi, door onze aankoop van een Santos tandem zijn we via hun webstek op jullie blog gekomen. Zeer inspirerend en prachtige foto’s. We wensen jullie nog een prachtige reis en we volgen jullie blog met veel verwondering

Bicycle Junkies April 16, 2015 - 20:54

Thanks Danny! Leuk dat we jullie hebben kunnen inspireren en we zien je graag terug hier. Veel plezier met de Santos Tandem, wij zijn op een Santos Tandem het gemeentehuis in gereden en zo getrouwd! 😉

Arnold Gall April 23, 2015 - 02:18

I have watched your video five times already.
I really have to watch it one more time.

Bicycle Junkies May 1, 2015 - 23:09

Thanks Arnold! 😉 Enjoy!


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