Victory Vision Mens Road Bike
The Victory Vision Mens Road Bike is a 12 speed around town and commuting bike more than a serious road bike. It would even qualify as a good campus bike because its cost is low enough that if stolen you won’t feel the loss as much.
It sports a complete Shimano Drivetrain which is surprising as this bike can be found in nearly any store that ends in ‘Mart’. But that doesn’t make it a bad bike just because of its department store popularity.
- Wheels and Tires
The Victory Vision Mens Road Bike has a 20 inch aluminum frame, with a stand over height of 29.5 inches. The bike is sturdy, but weighs in at 32 pounds, the price of sturdiness.
The frames paint is generally good.
The all Shimano drivetrain helps to offset the “sturdiness (weight)” of the bike, with good shifts especially in the rear.
Alloy components include the frame, drop bars style handle bars, hubs, front and rear calipers, double wall alloy rims and seat post.
Wheels and Tires
700c tires on Double Wall Alloy Rims. As with most bikes, at the assembly stage, its a good idea to check to ensure the holes have been properly deburred and that no loose metal is floating around from when the holes were drilled. And a upgrade of the rim tape is advisable as well to keep the tires from puncturing as easy.
Specifications of the Victory Vision Mens Road Bike
- Bike type: Road
- Frame size: 20 inches
- Frame material: Aluminum
- Weight: 32 pounds
- Number of gears: 12
- Shifter: Shimano
- Rear derailleur: Shimano
- Rims: Alloy
- Tires: 700c
- Front and rear brakes: Alloy caliper
- Handle bars: Alloy drop bar
- Seat post: Adjustable
- Seat clamp: Alloy clamp with Allan head bolt adjustment
- Pedals: Platform
- Standover height: 29.5 inches
Pros and Cons
Price is still reasonable for a road bike.
Shimano drivetrain, shifter and rear derailleur.
Sturdy not lightweight, it’s a healthy 32 lbs, 10 pounds lighter than the Giordano Viaggio Tandem currently under review.
Handle Bars tend to loosen too easily and are difficult to tightened without a long allen wrench.
As with most Bikes in a Box, the Brakes are cheap and border on useless, a must upgrade at setup.
The manual is terrible, it’s designed for a multitude of bikes and the illustrations are incomplete. With this manual you’re pretty much on your own.
The manufacture advertising says “Comfortable Road Racing Saddle” this can be deemed “mis-advertising” as it’s far from comfortable.
This is a departments store bike with a Shimano drivetrain and alloy components. It’s a sturdy bike which will get you around campus or town with little to no problems. The price is right so if you’re wanting to see if you’ll like road bikes, this will do you just fine.
It’s heavier than more expensive bikes but most are new to road bikes and won’t see this as an issue. The consumer reviews find that while people like the bike, there’s no sense of giddy-ness you find in other reviews. It’s a decent bike, worth the money, but no passion over having it.
So we would recommend this bike for town and campus use or to see if you fancy road bikes without the big ticket price tag.