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Rated best by „aktiv Radfahren” | The Simplon Spotlight in the spotlight

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The testers of “aktiv Radfahren” have rated the Simplon Spotlight number 1. What are the special strengths of this trekking bike? Find out in the test review!

In the spotlight: the Spotlight trekking bike by Simplon

Rated with a straight “A” 

The aktiv Radfahren magazine has put the Simplon Spotlight through the acid test. The result: It was rated best! Find out what the strengths of the trekking bike are and what sets this Simplon bike apart from the competition! 

 

Well-made all around 

What the experts noticed first was the bike’s finely crafted frame made of aluminium. With its special tube cross-sections, it skilfully combines propulsion and comfort. What else characterises the frame? On the Simplon Spotlight, all cables are routed internally giving the bike a clean look. Speaking of looks: The smooth transitions and the blue colour give the trekking bike a certain regal elegance. By the way: There are three colour options to choose from. 

 

Perfect for everyday life 

The bike is optimally suited for everyday use, for commuting or for trekking – according to the testers of aktiv Radfahren. Riders take on a moderate and athletic sitting position, it has a great feel, and it can be manoeuvred over rough terrain. Additionally, it boasts an impressive power transfer as well as strong and precisely controllable Deore brakes.

 

 

Equipment details: 

  • frame: aluminium
  • fork: Rockshox Paragon, 65 mm
  • shifting system: Rohloff, 14 gears
  • roll out: 1.63 – 8.55 m
  • wheels: hub: hub dynamo Shimano / Rohloff, rims: Simplon Disc, 32 L
  • tyres: Schwalbe Marathon, 28“, 40 mm
  • brakes: hydraulic disc brakes Shimano Deore 180/180 mm
  • cockpit: stem: Simplon Zero II, handlebars: Riser, grips: Velo, screw-fastened
  • seatpost: Simplon Lite Rod 3
  • saddle: Sportourer Zoo Flow
  • light system: B+M Lumotec IQ-X / Shine Evo, integrated
  • rear rack: Racktime Shine Evo, mudguards: SKS, rear stand: Hebie Lite Fix 40

 

Conclusion

The jury of aktiv Radfahren was impressed by the Simplon Spotlight and rated it best with the mark “A”. It’s a “well-conceived and skilfully crafted, low maintenance and reasonably priced trekking bike” for riders with high expectations. 

To the in-depth test review >> 

You’re interested in the Spotlight trekking bike? Go ahead and customise your dream bike with the Simplon bike configurator! 

 

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