Santos is a Dutch brand built on the realisation that what makes a good bicycle will differ with every customer. And so, each bike is customised for each customer, in terms of logos, components and colour while promising superior quality and riding characteristics, and hand-built in the netherlands accordingly.
The Trekking Lite (above) from Santos is a real “grand tourismo”, a touring bike also perfectly suited bike for daily usage and commuting. It is the lightest commuter bike on the market today with racks, hydraulic rimbrakes, Rohloff hub and the Gates Belt Drive system and weighs 10.5kg. Built for 1000’s of kilometres low maintenance and worry free riding it’s also capable of carrying everything you’ll need for the trip
The rear carrier system is unique and light weight. Exclusively made for Santos these can fit any Ortlib or Vaude bag. The center of gravity is very low so you can barely feel you are carrying that much, the bike will remain very stable. Perfect for commuting or weekend trips.
Every Santos is practical, durable and reliable. The Race Lite from Santos is no different. The Race Lite is the first real road bike with a Rohloff hub, but built completely as a road bike with all the components you’d expect.
Santos bicycles can be fully customised with the following options;
- choose from 24 colors
- choose letter type and logo
- Rohloff with chain or belt, or conventional derailleur systems
- Battery lighting or SON / Shimona dynamo hub
- Rohloff in 5 different colors, anodised
- Rims with ceramic coating on the brake surface
- multiple saddle, handlebar and grip options
- multiple pedel options
The aluminium frame is light, stiff and extremely well made. The welding areas are seamless and this makes the bike very beautiful. Santos gives 10 year warrentee on the frame and 5 year on the hydraulic rim brakes.
Santos is available in Australia from Dutch Cargo Bikes. Check out these and others from the Santos range on their website.