The Viking Peloton Road Racing Bike is growing in popularity as a road bike that won’t cost a fortune and has some decent components for a budget bike.
This bike is designed for entry level riders who want to ease their way into the world of road cycling without a highly complex and expensive bike to start with, as the Peloton does the basics very well.
Starting with the gears the Peloton has a standard Shimano 14-speed system with Shimano down-tube control levers.This is a relatively strong setup as the gear levers are well placed which makes changing gear require minimal effort, unlike some road bikes with grip shifters on the handlebar that can be awkward to use.
Another popular road bike at the moment worth looking at is the Woodworm White Lightning.
“make sure to find a good quality saddle”
The saddle, as with most bikes under £500 is default and not particularly comfortable. So make sure to find a good quality saddle and the difference will be very noticeable on long rides.
If you really want to get the most out of this bike I would highly recommend taking it to a local bike shop to be setup and tuned, not only will the bike last longer without any problems, you will also get some good advice on general bike maintenance.
Overall the Viking Peloton is a good first step for new or returning road cyclists, it has all the basic components that combine well to make a good value bike and should be simple to maintain compared to higher spec bikes.