Bikepacking

An endless cycling adventure in search of the most beautiful places on earth. On the other side of the globe or just around the corner. Sleep under the stars with everything you need attached to your bike.

 

 

 

Chasing freedom with Gunther Desmedt

#SantosHero
 

Our Santos Hero Gunther Desmedt (Belgium) is a true bikepacking legend. He is a regular at major international bikepacking races like Tour Divide, Arizona & Colorado Trail, TransContinental Race and did 2300 off-road kilometers during his Race to the Rock participation in Australia.

 

 

Quote

"Take some good clothes, make a small plan, don't be too ambitious, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and just go."

 

 

 

  • Holyland MTB Challenge

    Holyland MTB Challenge

    Yaron picked me up at the airport in Tel Aviv, and let me stay at his house before, during and after the Holyland Challenge. It's located in Modiin, between Tel Aviv & Jerusalem.

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  • Fietsverslaafde Gunther in het nieuws

    Fietsverslaafde Gunther in het nieuws

    "De prettig gestoorde West-Vlaming achter Bikepacking.be schrikt niet terug voor de zwaarste en langste ultraraces ter wereld, van Amerikaanse woestijngebieden tot uitgeregende Schotse Highlands en Australische modderpoelen."

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  • Waarom niet de Holyland MTB Challenge in Israël?

    Waarom niet de Holyland MTB Challenge in Israël?

    Ondanks de opgave na 2.000 kms tijdens de Race to the Rock september 2016, bleef ik op een golf van voldoening surfen. De drang naar een nieuw gelijkaardig avontuur was groot. Race to the Rock is een fantastische ervaring geweest. 'Meer van dit'  bleef door mijn hoofd spoken.

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  • Race to the Rock - Adelaide-Uluru

    Race to the Rock - Adelaide-Uluru

    Wat is de Race to the Rock?

    Bikepacking is in de mode, en de races schieten tegenwoordig als paddestoelen uit de grond. De ene uitdaging al langer dan de andere. “Race to the Rock” verscheen ongeveer een jaar geleden online en ik was diréct verkocht, dit wordt mijn 2016 uitdaging.

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Gunthers weapon of choice...

Santos Cross Lite
 

He packs light, takes only the essentials. Food and drinks to reach the next stop, a couple of energy bars for extra power. His bike is ready to go wherever he wants to go. Either for a weekend trip, microadventure or an extreme race on the other side of the world. It’s about the challenge, longing for adventure and chasing freedom.

CROSSLITE GUNTHER

 

  • Stiff frame
  • Stiff & efficient frame

    Maximum possibilities for minimal packing

    When Gunther started bikepacking a decade ago, no framebags were available in Europe yet. So he asked a friend to make one for him. Nowadays he attaches different bags to his clean and stiff Cross Lite frame which has enough space for frame-bags, water bottles, our Santos Hold-it-All and different stuff sacks. You can pack the Cross Lite the way you like, it feels efficient with every pedal stroke.

  • Gear system
  • Nearly indestructable

    Low maintenance gear system

    Gunther's Cross Lite comes with a Rohloff Speedhub. This nearly indestructable hub has an internal gearing system with 14 gears. Ideal for those muddy roads and rocky mountains (and open roads, and sand, and dirt, and snow...).

    Oh, and did you know that Rohloff is compatible with the Sram Double Tap race shifters?

  • Race shifters
  • Good match

    Dropbar, raceshifters & internal gear hub

    Shifting like racers do with all the benefits of an internal gear hub; the Sram Double Tab shifters are a perfect match for the Cross Lite!

    Tip: You can also choose for TRP race brakes in combination with the Comotion turn-shifter if that's more your style.

  • Gear system
  • Durable Gates Belt Drive

    Belt drive à la Santos

    Santos is the very first adaptor of the Gates Belt Drive system with speedhub and we strongly believe in its use for your next bikepacking adventure.
    Belt drive à la Santos is durable and reliable in all circumstances with barely any maintenance. The secret? A stiff and dedicated frame design, Santos Only components, such as the Santos Split Part and Eccenter Bracket ánd a good dose of devotion.

  • Gear system
  • Handmade wheels with 35 - 60 mm tires

    Because you never know where you'll end up

    Whether you go for an on- or off-road trip, Santos handmade wheels and a good pair of tires are a must. Choose tires between 35mm up to 60mm for bumpy off road tracks. The Cross Lite has enough clearance to house some mud in there as well..

  • Brakes
  • Strong and reliable

    Hydraulic disc brakes

    Strong and reliable hydraulic disc brakes are always welcome when exploring rough tracks.

Bikepacking

 

 

Choose your bikepacking bike

The Cross Lite or one of its buddies?

 

The right bike is the one that fits your plans. So tell us!
Will it be a short weekend trip or race around the world? On- or offroad? Do you carry a tent and cooking stuff? Do you prefer a comfortable suspension fork or clean stable carbon one?

You need the answers to those questions to choose the right Santos frame/platform for your purpose. Need advice? We are here to help you.

 

 

 

Cross Lite

CROSS LITE

Our Cross Lite bike enables a perfect platform to build a beast of a Bikepacking bike. It has enough clearance for big wheels (and mud...) and various options that suit your style.

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4.29

4.29

If you are up to off-road hike-bike trips, the 4.29 is your bike. Light, strong and made for those muddy and rocky conditions.

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Race Lite

RACE LITE

Our Race Lite bike is light, fast and maintenance friendly. The ideal bike for endurance races like the Trans Continental Race.

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Customize your next adventure

Choose and refine

 

As soon as you have chosen the right frame, it's time to customize! Do you want a dropbar or straight handlebar? Race- or turn-shifters? Head/rearlight and dynamo hub? All our bikes are Custombuilt. The platform, as how we see the frame, gives you a world of possibilities.

We would love to help you find your best configuration. For any advice, testriding or just a sneak peak, please call, email or visit one of our dealers. You can also make an oppointment at our factory.

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  • 4.29 Vaude

 

 

 

  • Stuur
  • Choose a comfortable position

    Dropbar or straight?

    Do you prefer a dropbar or a straight one? Make sure you choose the right handlebar, as your riding position can either make or break your trip... (How? Just test at one of our dealers!)

    A dropbar gives you the opportunity to fit a bikepacking handlebar bag and has multiple riding positions. A straight handlebar on the other hand has other options for brakelevers and gives the bike a complete different look.


  • Comotion
  • Shifters
  • Comotion turn-shifter or Sram Double Tab

    Race- or turn-shifter(s)?

    Either choose the Comotion turn-shifter for your Rohloff hub or opt for the Sram Double Tap race shifters. We can easily fit them on your drop bar.

  • Comotion turn-shifter or Sram Double Tab

    Race- or turn-shifters?

    Either choose the Comotion turn-shifter for your Rohloff hub or opt for the Sram Double Tap race shifters. We can easily fit them on your drop bar.


  • SON
  • SON
  • SON
  • SON
  • SON
  • SON dynamo hub and lighting set

    A guiding light, a charging hub

    The SON dynamo with front- and backlight is our favourite pick regarding lights. It also has possibilities for an USB hub to charge any of your electronic devices.

  • SON dynamo hub and lighting set

    A guiding light, a charging hub

    The SON dynamo with front- and backlight is our favourite pick regarding lights. It also has possibilities for an USB hub to charge any of your electronic devices.

  • SON dynamo hub and lighting set

    A guiding light, a charging hub

    The SON dynamo with front- and backlight is our favourite pick regarding lights. It also has possibilities for an USB hub to charge any of your electronic devices.

  • SON dynamo hub and lighting set

    A guiding light, a charging hub

    The SON dynamo with front- and backlight is our favourite pick regarding lights. It also has possibilities for an USB hub to charge any of your electronic devices.

  • SON dynamo hub and lighting set

    A guiding light, a charging hub

    The SON dynamo with front- and backlight is our favourite pick regarding lights. It also has possibilities for an USB hub to charge any of your electronic devices.


  • Voorvork
  • Front fork

    Carbon, steel or with suspension

    Both the Cross Lite and the 4.29 have the option for a suspension fork. Beside that, you can either choose for a light and fast carbon fork or heavy duty steel one. The choice is yours...


  • Gear system
  • The finishing touch of comfort

    A perfect fit for your sitbones

    Whether you prefer a hard cambium saddle or a softer gel one; the finishing touch of comfort is for you to choose. Santos offers a wide range of saddles in various widths and softnesses. You can test them all at one of our dealers.


  • Carrier
  • Carrier
  • Carrier
  • Santos Lite- or XL carrier

    More to carry?

    It might not be real bikepacking style, but leaving half of your essential stuff at home isn't cool either. So if needed, you can either mount the almost-invisible Santos Lite carrier or heavy duty Santos XL carrier on one of our bikepacking bikes.

    Oh and how about fenders?

  • Santos Lite- or XL carrier

    More to carry?

    It might not be real bikepacking style, but leaving half of your essential stuff at home isn't cool either. So if needed, you can either mount the almost-invisible Santos Lite carrier or heavy duty Santos XL carrier on one of our bikepacking bikes.

    Oh and how about fenders?

  • Santos Lite- or XL carrier

    More to carry?

    It might not be real bikepacking style, but leaving half of your essential stuff at home isn't cool either. So if needed, you can either mount the almost-invisible Santos Lite carrier or heavy duty Santos XL carrier on one of our bikepacking bikes.

    Oh and how about fenders?


  • Santos kleuren
  • Color your world

    Santos colors

    Your Santos in your own color; choose from more than 50 frame colors, 14 letter colors and match your SON lights, Rohloff hub and/or Pinion box.

 

 

 

In 3 steps towards your customized Santos

At Santos our aim is to build the best possible bicycle, for you.
That's why we build everybody a unique bike; Custombuilt.

This roadmap helps you to make a choice.
In 3 steps towards your customized Santos.

 

Which frame do you need?

Which frame do you need?

Your wishes determine the frame of your choice. Do you take a lot of luggage or just a few necessities? Do you prefer paved roads, unpaved or a combination of both? For every purpose there is a suitable frame. And did you know, your frame is available in more than 50 colors!

Transmission

Transmission

Choose the transmission you like. At Santos you can choose among a Rohloff speed hub, Pinion gear box or deraillers. Go for belt drive on the Rohloff and Pinion bikes.

Customize

Customize

Handlebars saddle, tyres, rims, fenders, brakes, lights, front fork, carriers; you can decide for yourself if you want them, which one you like to have and how you want them. Ánd you choose the color!

 

 

 

 

Ready to make a test ride?

Ride to decide

 

Our dealers are ready to help you.
Make sure you got answers to all your questions and go for a proper testride.
Check our dealer page for their addresses. You can also contact us to make an appointment at our factory.

 

 

Santos Test Center
Santos World Store & Test Center

All 23 models and more than 100 test bikes in store

Santos World Stores
Santos World Stores

All 23 models in store

Santos Stores
Santos Stores

At least the complete Lite Serie, Travelmaster Serie & 2 E-bikes in store

Santos dealers
Santos dealers

At least 6 Santos models in store

 

 


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