Simon Withers

Simon Withers

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Simon Withers is a freelance cycling writer and bike tester. He has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the 1980s. Simon has ridden and raced almost every type of bike over the years and has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2,900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He’s been testing bikes and working for BikeRadar and Cycling Plus in various capacities for two decades. Simon has ridden and reviewed countless bikes and products, and specialises in affordable road bikes, gravel bikes and cycling kit, helping riders understand what’s really worth their hard-earned money.

Recent articles by Simon Withers

Road Bike of the Year contender Van Rysel RR 900 AF review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £850.00 RRP

Road Bike of the Year contender Vitus Zenium review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £1000.00 RRP USD $1500.00 EUR €1300.00 AUD $2000.00

Road Bike of the Year contender Giant Contend SL 1 review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £1000.00 RRP
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Road Bike of the Year contender Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £999.00 RRP EUR €1099.00 AUD $1749.00

£1,000 Road Bike of the Year Specialized Allez Elite (2020) review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £1050.00 RRP USD $1360.00 EUR €1299.00 AUD $1900.00
4.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £1100.00 RRP USD $1300.00
4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £150.00 RRP USD $175.00
4.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £98.00 RRP USD $105.00 EUR €113.00 AUD $135.00
4.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £90.00 RRP
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4.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £110.00 RRP USD $100.00
4.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £86.00 RRP USD $96.00 AUD $160.00 Price for set
3.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £115.00 RRP USD $158.00 EUR €138.00 AUD $210.00 Price for set
4.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £80.00 RRP USD $93.00 AUD $130.00 Price as a set
4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £95.00 RRP USD $100.00 EUR €95.00 AUD $170.00 For both lights
3.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £76.00 RRP For both lights