A real world tourer
As a tour biker, you may spend weeks, months or sometimes even years being completely dependent on the reliability of a bike. Therefore, it is important that you can always rely on the bike you choose, and that it will never limit you. A touring bike must be able to take you where you want to go. Always! So before you leave on the journey of a lifetime, choose to build the very very best touring bike you can.
You are choosing a world tourer!
Reliable Touring Bikes
The journey of a lifetime....by bike! On a bike you can go to Tibet, Alaska or even to Ushuaia. In six weeks you can ride, as a modern pilgrim, to Santiago de Compostela, or to the dreamy North Cape. Follow the boundaries of the ancient Roman Empire and ride along the Danube via Vienna and Budapest to the Black Sea. You could also ride through Scotland and Denmark along the North Sea Cycle Route.
Touring Bikes with the consistent riding characteristics, with or without luggage
When you consider that the success of a cycling holiday is for the most part dependent on the pleasure you experience while riding, it is then very important that your touring bike not only be technically perfect but also that it is just right for you in other ways. Everything (yes....really everything) must be correct.
You must feel "at home" with your bike. The seat has to be perfect and it must ride well. Because even with twenty-five to thirty kilos of baggage stored in four bags, the bike should still ride the same way, without having to work extra hard on it. It is not only the riding characteristics of touring bikes that are important when cycling with luggage. Steering and braking also needs to be faultless and feel safe. The very best touring bike steers, fully loaded, directly, precisely and perfectly in line. In a downhill it will ride to the destination where you are directing your eyes, and when you squeeze the brakes it will stop exactly where you want it to stop and not a meter further. Even in an emergency stop.
Touring bikes must also have exactly the same properties when you leave all the luggage bags in behind in the tent and head off for a pleasant ride without baggage. Then you should not feel like you are riding a completely different bike.
One hundred thousand kilometres with this touring bike
At Santos we have listened carefully to the needs of cyclists with years of experience worldwide in dozens of countries, and who often have clocked up more than one hundred thousand kilometres on their odometer. The result of their experience and our expertise is combined in the Santos Travelmaster Series: four sturdy touring bikes that provide a wonderfully relaxed ride - and steering characteristics that mean that you will still be sitting comfortably even after a long day of pedalling. Four touring bikes that are constructed with the finest components available. Four touring bikes where you can hang bags in which thirty pounds or more of camping gear and supplies can be stored. Four touringl bikes of unsurpassed quality! The Travelmaster 2.6 Alu tested as the best touring bike in 2006 through the magazine Op Pad. By a long way! Just like the 2.6 Alu, the other Travelmasters are also world class bikes that will never leave you in the lurch.
Touring bikes in steel and aluminum?
For an ultimate vacation or world touring bike, Santos gives you the choice of four different frame types. The Travelmaster is, in fact, available in both steel and aluminium, and in a 26 "or 28" version. In the menu, in the lefthand column, the riding characteristics of each Travelmaster can be considered separately. Here you will also find the possibility, through the customizer, to build the frame of your choice into the bike of your desire. For you bike holiday, choose a world class bike....a Travelmaster! If a custom built bike is something for you and you can wait a couple of weeks, then a Custombuilt Santos is for you. Read more about the....
What about if you cannot or do not want to wait too long? Then the Travelmaster Special is for you. Read more...