• Travelmaster 2.8

    A tarmac-loving touring bike

The Travelmaster 2.8 is just like the 2.6 a heavy-duty trekking bike, so suitable for long treks with a lot of luggage. But why should you opt for a 2.8? The difference lies in the larger 28-inch wheels, the narrower tires and the other frame ratios. This gives the Travelmaster 2.8 a completely different character. It is more suitable for asphalt roads and less for rough terrain. But a nice forest path every now and then is no problem!


The Travelmaster 2.8 has been developed for the fast, fanatic mileage eater, but also for the bon vivant who wants to cycle through Europe (and beyond) comfortably and relaxed.
James Bowthorpe demonstrated what the Travelmaster 2.8 is capable of in 2009 when he set the record cycling around the world. We are quite proud of that! James pedaled no less than 29,065 km in just 174 days and 5 hours!

"The Santos with the world record around-the-world-by-bicycle"

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Super strong and stable

Strong and stable frame
Lots of luggage, rear rack and lowrider possible
Multifunctional
Gents- ánd mixte-frame available

Safely downhill, full of confidence

Strong and stable frame

The Travelmaster 2.8 follows without hesitation. Even during super fast downhills on paved roads or unpaved mountain tracks it feels very reliable. It has a super strong frame, a steel front fork and exceedingly strong wheels, which make swaying impossible.

Lots of luggage

Stable riding behaviour, even with a lot of luggage

You can fit the Travelmaster 2.8 with more than 40 kg of luggage, divided over 5 bags. It is your reliable mule. For example, choose a Santos TravelRack rear rack (26 kg*) and a Tubus lowrider (15kg). The strong, stiff frame and the steel front fork ride effortless over cobblestones and tree-roots.

*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.

       

Low top tube possible

Mixte and gents version available

The Travelmaster 2.8 is available 3 mixte and 6 mens sizes. The mixte frame has a low top tube and maintains its stiffness and stable riding characteristics due to its well considered geometry. There's plenty of room left for a bottle cage.

Powerful hydraulic brakes

Reliable and safe

Reliable
hydraulic rim brakes

Reliable hydraulic rim brakes

Evenly distributed braking power

The Travelmaster 2.8 comes with hydraulic Magura rim brakes. They are mounted on the standard inserts, so they are replaceable for V-brakes. In the unlikely event that something happens, any local bicycle mechanic can put new ones on it.

Durable transmission

Riding a lot, barely any maintenance


For the Travelmaster 2.8 you can opt for the most reliable and durable gear system; Rohloff with beltdrive.

Reliable
Rohloff hub
Durable
Santos beltdrive

Care-free riding, little maintenance

Reliable Rohloff hub

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 4.29 into a low-maintenance and super strong travel partner.

The Rohloff hub has 14 gears and is available in 6 colors.

           

Gates beltdrive

Durable Santos beltdrive

With the right belt and sprockets the bike's drive system is super durable. The Travelmaster 2.8 has this durable Santos belt drive. This means fixed dropouts (thus the certainty of a straight rear wheel) and Gates belt drive. It's the ultimate system for a lót of silent kilometers.

       

Santos Only

Modular cable guides, many colors...

Santos
modular cable guides
Santos Eccenter
Santos Split Part
Many colors
Custombuilt
9 sizes

Modular and clean

Santos cable guides

Santos developed modular cable guides for the Travelmaster 2.8. The cables run along your frame perfectly, without superfluous inserts. No matter how you customize the bike.

   

Color your world

Juicy 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.

Custombuilt

For everyone a unique bike


Which frame do you need?

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!

Version

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.

Customize

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

All sizes at a single glance



Geometry Travelmaster 2.8

All sizes are in millimeters, unless mentioned otherwise.
Tip: testing says more than just numbers.


 Gents | derailleur
 
Size Seat tube length Top tube length Stand over height Head tube height Head tube - Dropout
49 cm 490 555 771 845 539
53 cm 530 570 802 864 559
57 cm 570 585 827 873 569
61 cm 610 600 857 892 589
65 cm 650 615 886 911 609
70 cm 700 635 922 939 639

 

Gents | Rohloff
 
Size Seat tube length Top tube length Stand over height Head tube height Head tube - Dropout
49 cm 490 576,2 771 845 539
53 cm 530 588,8 802 864 559
57 cm 570 598,4 827 873 569
61 cm 610 609,8 857 892 589
65 cm 650 619,8 886 911 609
70 cm 700 635 922 939 639

 

Mixte
 
Size Seat tube length Top tube length Stand over height Head tube height Head tube - Dropout
48 cm 480 560 687 864 559
53 cm 530 575 681 864 559
58 cm 580 590 676 864 559

* Measured with Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 42 mm tires.

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Travelmaster 3+

A world class world bike, for home use too.

Travel Lite

The super classy allrounder equiped with the most durable and low maintenance components. Perfect to ride a lot and far. A delicious trekking bike with real twentyniner wheels.

Choose your bike

A good bike suits you perfectly


Is the Travelmaster 2.8 suitable for you?

When you are sure about your choice, you can use our customizer to configure your unique bike.

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Roadmap

First go through our roadmap to be sure you made the right choice ór let this step-by-step plan help you to find out which Santos suits you even better.

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Also available as E-bike

Would you like tail winds under any circumstances? Now you can! This bike is also available as E-Bike.

Not ready yet for an E-bike, but would you like to keep the option open for the future? No problem! This bike is E-bike ready, which means you can always electrify your bike later.

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Contact
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2153 PL Nieuw-Vennep
+31 (0) 252 426 123
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