Santos Cross Lite gravel racer is your perfect companion for a ride in autumn. Now the summer is over and the leaves colouring from green to red/brown a gravel racer can help you to discover new routes, which are not longer limited to tarmac roads. The Santos Cross Lite gravel racer is quite a while on the market and that’s for a good reason.
Santos Bikes means custom bikes
Dutch manufacture Santos Bikes has a unique approach, the bikes are custom build. You can’t order a bike from Santos whiteout doing a test ride and fitting, then you decide which components and color you want. After you have made your choice, Santos is going to build your bicycle. I hear you thinking, custom bikes are expensive, yes that’s true, but if you buy a Santos Bike, you buy a a bike for life with low maintenance, strong and reliable.
The Cross Lite gravel racer has a beautiful clean aluminium frame and carbon front fork. The frame has almost no visible welds points visible. Gear system of the Santos bike is from Rohloff and has internal gearhub with 14 gears. Race shifters on a Rohloff hub are quite unique. Thanks to the Gebla click-box you retain the shifting feeling of a road bike, while using a hub gear system.
Then there is the Santos Split Part which keeps the frame together and mainly developed for the Gates CDX belt and that drive belt is in one piece. 35 to 60 mm (Schwalbe) tires can be used on this bicycle, if you want to mount narrow gravel racers or fat mountain bike tires, the Cross Lite has you covered. Hydraulic disc brakes have enough braking power, even when fully loaded. Because you can pack you gravel bicycle if you like. Santos has multiple rack options available to take your stuff with you. That makes it a multifunctional gravelracer with a lot of possibilities.
Availability of the Santos Cross Lite
Have look at santosbikes.com and make an appointment for a test ride, after that a Santos bikes expert will help you further to configure your multifunctional gravelracer.