Viking Road Master review

Viking’s retro steel road bike is comfortable and stable

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Viking Road Master is a retro steel framed bike that’s easy to live with. There are modern twists though, like the internal cable routing. It provides a stable, fast ride, but is a bit heavier than many alternatives at this price point and would benefit from better braking.

Reasons to buy
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    Quality steel frameset

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    Laid-back geometry

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    Rack mounts

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Reasons to avoid
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    No front mudguard mounts

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    Indifferent braking

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The Viking name has been around for 110 years, with the brand now focussing on urban cycling and commuting – activities for which the Viking Road Master seems well adapted.


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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.