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Forme Bikes

Forme Bikes are proudly designed and developed in Derbyshire. Following observation of a clear gap in the market for British high quality aluminium bikes the range was launched with a small collection of 5 road bike models at key selling price points with immediate success in March 2010. The strength of Forme combined with the phenomenal consistent growth in cycling has allowed them to develop thier range to 40 models in less than 2 years.

Every Road and Mountain bike produced by Forme is tested by ex-professional cyclists on some of the most technical trails, steepest climbs and fastest descents the Peak District has to offer to create a product that can be understood by its rider. If you are familiar with the geography of the Peak District names such as Blackrocks, Thorpe, Axe Edge, Alport, Shining Cliff Woods etc will be well recognised and therefore the formula for selecting Forme model names will not come as a surprise to you.

Forme designed bikes are engineered to meet the demands of the British climate which, following many testing miles, can be pretty wet and grim. Key features often over looked by international competitors can be found on every bike within the range to ensure all your daily riding demands we are met.

2014 Forme Longcliffe 2.0 Aluminium Road Bike

SERIES OVERVIEW - Following the same philosophy as our gents models, Forme offer an exclusive Feminine Ergo (FE) Series developed for both anatomic and ergonomic requirements ensuring a precise and stable ride. Ideal for any road endurance ride the Longcliffe series offers both race performance and the perfect basis for training, fitness and commuting with comfort at the forefront of our minds. Our compact frames feature slightly shorter top tubes and longer head tubes. Aluminium 7005 is considered one of the most versatile materials for a cyclist however this is only applicable if the appropriate geometry and material is applied, not to mention the best available equipment ensemble..

The perfect machine for any cyclist looking for a serious bit of kit to improve their fitness and get their endorphin kick! The Longcliffe 2.0 is also ideal for the experienced cyclist looking for a training bike with the best balance of high quality componentry without the need to fork out for the usual upgrades. In addition to triple butted AL7005 tubing we also feature a custom factory built Mavic Aksium wheelset and Shimano 105 transmission system.

Features

  • Frame: Forme ALU SLF compact , with mudguard eyelets
  • Fork: Forme carbon blade, 1-1/8" alloy steerer, with mudguard eyelets
  • Wheelset: Mavic Aksium Custom colour way.
  • Shifter/LeversShimano 105 10spd
  • R.DeraileurShimano 105 10spd.
  • F.DeraileurShimano Tiagra 10spd.
  • Chainset: FSA Omega compact, 50/34t, 10-spd, 170mm=47/50cm, 172.5mm=52/54cm, 175mm=57cm
  • CassetteShimano CS4600, 12/28t, 10-spd
  • Chain: KMC X10.
  • Brake Calippers: Forme alloy dual pivot, 39 - 52mm, cartridge pads.
  • Tyres: Michelin Dynamic Sport
  • Handlebar: One23 SL alloy 31.8mm, drop: 144mm, reach: 77mm, 400mm=48cm, 420mm=51/53/56cm, 440mm=58/60cm
  • Stem: One23 SL alloy, 28.6 x 31.8mm, 7° rise, ext: 90mm=48/51/53cm, 105mm=56/58/60cm. (this model has a marginally shorter stem for increased comfort & control).
  • Saddle: 4ZA Stratos, width: 130mm.
  • Seatpost: One23 SL alloy, micro adjust, 31.6 x 300mm=48cm, 350mm=51/53/56/58/60cm, layback: 30mm.
  • Headset: FSA no.10, 1-1/8" semi-integrated.
  • B/B: FSA Mega-Exo sealed.
  • Spacer: Forme alloy, 3 x 5mm & 2 x 10mm.
  • Bartape/Grips: Forme Ergofit cork, white.
  • Frame Colour: Black.
  • Fork Colour: Black.
  • Weight: NA.
  • Condition: New in box. Bike comes 95% built. Fitting of front wheel and handlebars will be necessary as well as some adjustment to brakes and gears prior to riding. Pedals not supplied.