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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 Thorpe Sport Carbon Road Bike

SERIES OVERVIEW - The Forme Thorpe range is designed to offer the perfect balance between high performance and comfort. Providing exceptional torsional rigidity without sacrificing vertical give to provide a winning formula for any serious racing cyclist or seasoned Sportive rider.

The Thorpe Sport is suited to those looking for a striking frameset and a perfect balance of lightweight, elegant componentry. Sram Apex White features WiFli Technology which offers a wider range of gears on a 2x10 Compact Chainset without having to resort to a Triple Chainset. The Thorpe Sport includes a custom designed Mavic Aksium wheelset to tackle most challenges any sportive or racing cyclist will face.

Features

  • Frame Forme torayca 700 12k carbon
  • Fork Forme t700 12k carbon blade, 1-1/8 alloy steerer
  • Wheelset Mavic aksium custom design
  • Shifter/levers Sram apex white with wi fli technology
  • R.deraileur Sram apex white for wide ratio cassette
  • F.deraileur Sram apex white
  • Chainset Fsa gossamer compact 50/34t, 170mm=50cm, 172.5mm=53/55cm, 175mm=58/61cm
  • Cassette Sram pg-1050, 10-spd, 12/32t
  • Chain Kmc x10, 10spd
  • Brake calipers Forme alloy dual pivot, 39 - 52mm, cartridge pads
  • Tyres Schwalbe ultremo zx hd speedguard, 700 x 23c
  • Handlebar One23 sl, alloy 31.8mm, drop: 144mm, reach: 77mm, 420mm=50/53/55cm, 440mm=58/61cm
  • Stem One23 sl, alloy 28.6 x 31.8mm, 7° rise, ext: 100mm=50/53cm, 110mm=55/58/61cm
  • Saddle 4za stratos, width: 130mm
  • Seatpost One23 sl, alloy 27.2 x 350mm, layback: 25mm
  • Headset Fsa orbit is-2, 1-1/8" integrated, sealed angular contact bearing
  • B/b Fsa mega-exo sealed
  • Spacer Forme carbon, 3 x 5mm & 2 x 10mm
  • Bartape/grips Forme ergo-fit cork, white
  • 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.