Dutch bicycle manufacturer Santos has landed in Australia, launching its unique range of commuter, touring and mountain bikes. This is not Santos, as in the Santos Tour Down Under, rather this Santos brand was founded in 1997 by Hollander Robbie Rutgrink and all of the bikes appear to follow the theme of functionality and travelling. I was invited for a closer look and a bright orange Santos Trekking Lite became my trusty steed for a few weeks. On first impressions the test Trekking Lite appears eminently practical. The Rohloff hub, belt drive, hydraulic rim brakes, mudguards, leather Brooks saddle and […]
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