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2013 Viking Scirocco Gents Road Race Bike 14 Speed RRP £299.99
Viking Cycles Established 1908
First established in Wolverhampton in 1908 the Viking brand has a history, rich in the tradition of top quality road bikes throughout the century. Quality, style and durability have always been the hallmarks of Viking cycles.
Today's Vikings embody those core qualities and look to widen the range to suit the ever increasing demands of changing lifestyles. For 2013 the range includes: Road, Trekking, Comfort, Tandems, Urban Sport, E-Bikes and City Folders. No longer produced in Wolverhampton, each model now utilizes the technical developments of today's top manufacturing processes and lightweight tubing.
2013 Viking Scirocco Gents Road Race Bike 14 Speed
If you have every yearned to go a little faster? a little further? or just got tired of the feeling of riding in quicksand on a mountain bike ? Then perhaps this new Viking Scirocco is the bike for you.
The Scirocco is the second bike in the 2013 Viking road range and named after the Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe (Thankyou Wikipedia). The Scirocco is aluminium framed version of the entry level Viking Jetstream, it has the usual relaxed road race geometry with sloping top tube but comes in slightly lighter than the entry model. Shimano handlebar indexed shifters are fitted for effortless gear changing. Highlights include 36 hole Viking deep section alloy rims with quick release front hub and Shimano derailleurs.
The larger 700C wheels with narrow 23C tyres and higher gearing make it easier to achieve and maintain higher speeds than a mountain bike or hybrid. The Scirocco comes equipped with a 14 speed transmission using a 14-28 Shimano freewheel on the rear and a 42-52 double chainset. Powerful alloy calliper brakes are fitted to slow the bike in all conditions. An ideal entry level bike for mid distance training.
Model Type : Gents 14 speed road/race bike.
Frame Construction : Lightweight aluminium mainframe with replaceable dropout, bottle bosses and rear mudguard clearance. Relaxed road geometry with sloping top tube.
Forks : Hi Tensile steel bladed with mudguard clearance.
Wheel Size : 700c with 23c all black wall tyres.
Gears : Shimano 14 speed indexed gears with Shimano SL-A050 handlebar mount control levers. Shimano 7 speed 14/28T freewheel.
Chainset : Prowheel double road 42/52T chainset with 170mm alloy cranks. Chainring chainguard. Sealed cartridge bottom bracket.
Wheel Specification : Viking A-350 36 hole deep section alloy rims with quick release front hub and black rustless spokes. Machined braking surfaces with wear level indicators.
Brakes : Alloy side pull calliper brakes with alloy levers.
Handlebar and Stem : Promax alloy quill type stem with Promax 42cm alloy road handlebars. Under tape cable routing. Viking black cork tape.
Additional : Viking VK padded saddle, black seatpost. Alloy seat clamp.
Frame Colour : Gloss Black.
Fork Colour : Neon Green.
Cycle Condition : New. This bike is shipped 90% assembled in a sealed box. Inflation of tyres, fitting of pedals, stem, handlebars, front wheel, saddle and seatpost are necessary. Gears and brakes may require some adjustment prior to riding.
Rode this bike once and now it's not being used regrettably
I still have the receipt and warranty