Santos Travelmaster 2.6 was the bicycle of choice for us and it is a really versatile touring bicycle. We know now after cycling more than 32000km on the Santos travelmaster! So we would like to share our thoughts in this Review Santos Travelmaster. Back in 2013 we had little to no knowledge what this journey would bring. We relied on the manufacturer and the advice we could find on others’ blogs. Did we make to right choice back then? We believe we did. Bare in mind that we have no commercial relations with Santos Bikes. 

We have learned a great deal about bicycles along the journey and for sure more than we thought we éver would. Having seen people cycle tour on old second hand bicycles, tricycles, tandems, with Rohloff and many more has taught us that the bicycle is not the means of the journey, but just a part of it. You can do this on most bicycles it just depends on how you will and want to deal with issues along the way. We wrote about how we chose our bicycles and we have a gear choice post on the santos travelmaster.

As you might know we have cycled in almost all conditions the last 2 years from +45c to -30c, from below sea level to above 4700m, deserts, jungle, mountains, urban environment. These two bicycles have done all this with their handlebars high! This said we have had some incidents along the way nothing major, these issues are described in the tab section. The Santos Travelmaster 2.6 is a well known touring bicycle in the Netherlands which has its advantages and downsides. Advantages are that you can find other people who have ridden on the bicycle and get their advice while the downside may be that the popularity has brought the price up.

Santos Travelmaster

It has been more than 32.000km since we first picked up our bicycles . This amount of kilometres doesn’t come without some kind of parts exchanged. To get a glimpse of the parts exchanged have a look under the tab Maintenance below. To read more about the Travelmaster go here: Santos Travelmaster series

Below you will find our points of view of the parts installed on our Santos Travelmaster 2.6