The Cross Lite is a multifunctional gravel racer. It is light, it is fast and completely suitable for lots of luggage. The powerful, hydraulic disc brakes - the largest racing discs you can get - and the comfortable drop bar with a shallow bend make it a sporty, true crosser. For on the road ora in any terrain.
For travel purposes, the Cross Lite can be equipped with carriers, wide tires (35 - 60mm) and mudguards. Opt for a suspension fork or a fixed one; for example a light weight carbon fork or stable steel one suitable for lowriders. The Cross Lite is much more than an overgrown road bike, it is a fast, stable travel bike for on- and off-road riding.
"Multifunctional gravel racer"
The Cross Lite is light and super clean. You'll easily take it with you on your next bikepacking adventure. An exciting trip crossing unpaved tracks and when the night falls, you'll find yourself a great spot to camp. The Cross Lite is your ideal companion for your next micro-adventure; minimalistic and very little maintenance. This way you can fully enjoy your surroundings and concentrate on those rocky paths, over which you easily maneuver the Cross Lite.
Lots of luggage
Fit mudguards, opt for a fixed front fork suitable for lowriders and mount the XL rear carrier and you have a complete trekking bike.
The steel front fork is suitable for a lowrider and you can opt for the TravelRack XL, a special heavy duty carrier for 29ers. In short: take whatever you want.*In case you use the carrier for panniers only on the side and on top of the bike, it's suitable for at least 40kg. The carrier is not suitable for child's seats.
From gravel racer to marathon bike
The TravelRack XL is a heavy duty carrier, especially designed for our 29-er models. Designed by Santos, produced by Tubus. It carries 40 kg of luggage, has an extra long plateau and is situated more to the front, which makes it stronger than any other 29-er carrier. Suitable for a crazy amount of luggage.
*In case you use the carrier for panniers only on the side and on top of the bike, it's suitable for at least 40kg. The carrier is not suitable for child's seats.
Santos wheels can withstand it all.
Wheels are very important. They have a lot to endure and are difficult to repair while traveling. All the more reason to make our wheels strong, very strong. How?
One size fits all.
From a regular bike bottle up to a large PET bottle. The name says it all; you can stash anything with the Santos Hold-it-All. Thousands of Santos riders use this unique Santos Only accessory on their journeys around the world.
Clean and dedicated
On the Cross Lite you choose the most reliable and durable transmission; Rohloff with beltdrive.
Care-free riding, little maintenance
Do you prefer to ride a lot of care-free kilometers? Choose the reliable and user friendly internal Rohloff gear hub with Santos belt drive. It transforms your Cross Lite into a low-maintenance and super strong travel partner.
The Rohloff hub has 14 gears and is available in 6 colors.
Longer lifespan, less maintenance
With the right belt and sprockets the bike's drive system is super durable. The Cross Lite this durable Santos beltdrive. This means fixed dropouts (thus the certainty of a straight rear wheel). It's the ultimate system for a lót of silent kilometers.
A Cross Lite is equipped with a Rohloff hub. This transmission is a reliable, super durable and low in maintenance. Opt for the smooth turning shifter from Co-Motion or the race shifters (by Sram for example) to operate it. They can both be mounted on a drop bar.
The combination of Rohloff and race shifters is quite unique. The neat Gebla click-box ensures that you can still retain the shifting feeling of a road bike, while using a hub gear system. For the true enthusiasts!
Would you like lighting?
In case you opt for the SON light set, you get a beautiful headlight with a wide, clear beam. This is a distinctive feature of the SON headlights. We mount the headlight on a Santos headlight bracket, this provides a clear, straight beam above your front wheel.
The SON headlights are available in 6 colors, just like the corresponding SON dynamo hub and rear light.
Your wishes and needs determine the frame of your choice. Do you expect to bring a lot of luggage? Do you prefer paved roads, single tracks or both? Santos offers a suitable frame for every purpose.
By the way, your frame is available in more than 50 colors!
Choose the kind of gear system you like. We offer the unique possibility to choose from various gear systems; opt for the reliable Rohloff hub, the low maintenance Pinion gear box or an affordable derailleur system.
Both Rohloff and Pinion can be selected with Gates belt or chain.
The finishing touch; handlebars, saddle, tires, rims, fenders, brakes, lights, front fork, grips, carriers ánd color! It's completely up to you; you decide íf you need it and what exactly you prefer. The result: your unique Santos.
Geometry Cross Lite
All sizes are in millimeters, unless mentioned otherwise.
Tip: testing says more than just numbers.
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