At a glance
- SRAM Rival 2x 11-speed groupset
- Santiago steel fork
- Sonder Nova 700c wheelset
- Reynolds 631 steel frame
Santiago knows its heritage; cold-worked, air hardened steel (100% recycled) is steeped in the history of long distance riding. But with bang up-to-date geometry, Santiago has a refreshing feel that you know will be good for years to come: 450 mm chainstays, 1.1 m wheelbase, 71 degree head angle, a fork rake of 55 and generous tyre clearance. This makes for a truly comfortable, fast, assured bike, both in its own right (audax slaying, winter riding) or when racked up for multi-month adventures.
If you’re touring fully-loaded, you’re going to want the FSA super compact 48/32 chainset with an 11–32 cassette at the back. With big wide gear ratios (ranging from 1:1 to 4.36:1) it’ll get you up Winnat’s Pass fully-loaded without taking too much off your top speed, so you’ll still be spinning it out at 30 mph pretty comfortably.
Reynolds 631 steel tubing
Durable, smooth and assured on those multi-month trips Reynolds 631 steel is an excellent material for round-the-world touring where you’re completely dependent on your bike. We’d be surprised if you needed to get your frame repaired, but it’s comforting to know that finding a steel welder in the middle of nowhere is far easier than getting your alloy frame repaired.
Traditional bike, contemporary geometry
Santiago’s takes classic road bike geometry as a starting point, with a longer wheelbase and higher stack height for a more comfortable riding position and assured ride, whether you’re travelling light or fully loaded up.
Generous tyre clearance
Clearance for up to 650b x 47 mm or 700c x 37 mm tyres that make your ride more comfortable and give better grip on the bitumen as you corner.
Full traditional mounts
With full rack and guard mountains, 3 sets of bottle cage bosses and extra cage mounts on the fork, Santiago can handle being fully loaded up.
Geometry and Sizing
Generally we recommend: Small: Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in (157-170cm) Medium: Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in (167-177cm) Large: Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in (175-187cm) X-Large: Riders 6ft 2in and over (187cm)
You can also take into consideration the standover height to ensure you pick a bike that will be a good fit. If you measure your inside leg and ensure there is a minimum of an inch from the toptube to your crotch this will give you enough seatpost adjustment to find your optimum saddle height.
Durable, comfortable, Reynolds steel frame
|Weight (Frame and Fork): S: 3.3kg; M: 3.5kg; L: 3.7kg; XL: 3.9kg|
|Reynolds 631 steel, cold worked, air hardened seat tube, top tube and down tube|
|Chromoly fork and read frame|
|68 mm BSA threaded BB|
|Straight headtube (EC34) to fit 1 1/8” fork (headset not included)|
|100 mm front, 142 mm rear bolt-through dropouts|
|Flat mount disc brake compatible (160mm front, 140mm rear)|
|Full rack/guard mounts|
|Tyre clearance for 700 x 37 mm, 650b x 47 mm tyres|