Dutch based bicycle manufacturer Santos Bikes gave us a Santos Travel Lite for a first ever durability test. With more than 20.000 kilometers I guess we can now give you some insight on our experiences with this 29-er.
Santos Travel Lite
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.
Route: Huaraz – Punta Olimpica – Chacas – Yanama – Yungay
I love the mountains and I curse them. They make me happy and then again they suck the energy right out of me. But, there’s something inside me that wants to concur them. Something inside me that tells me to go for it, to cross passes above 4500 meter altitude. I am the happiest person in the world once I’ve reached the top; yes, it’s all worth it.
From september 2013 until april 2015 we both cycled on a Santos Travel Lite: a real 29-er! The Santos Travel Lite is a 29-er and has an aluminum frame with…
A new Santos Travel Lite 29-er, let’s test it! We drove to the Ardennes in Belgium to ride the La Redoute, a 20% steep hill, among many other little climbs. Fully loaded, a nice camping weekend.