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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.

B Grade Forme Longcliffe 3FE 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 Longcliffe 3 follows suit with the rest of our Aluminium Road Bike Series by both FE and Sports Comfort Geometry (SCG) to offer the most comfortable and smooth ride achievable. Featuring a Shimano Tiagra transmission system and hand built wheelset consisting of sealed bearing polished hubs and Mavic CXP22 rims. Rather than equipping our bikes with a budget wheelset and frameset to fit the price point of the gear system we have created the best possible package by offering you performance benifits you only usually find by custom building your own bike.


  • Frame: Forme Alu SLF compact, with mudguard eyelets
  • Fork: Forme Carbon blade, 1-1/8" alloy steerer, with mudguard eyelets
  • Wheelset: Comprising: Mavic CXP22 15gx32h rims & Forme sealed bearing hub set.
  • Shifter/Levers: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
  • R.Deraileur: Shimano Tiagra 10spd.
  • F.Deraileur: Shimano Tiagra 10spd.
  • Chainset: FSA omega compact, 50/34t, 10-spd, 170mm=47/50cm, 172.5mm=52/54cm, 175mm=57cm.
  • Cassette: Shimano CS4600, 12/28t, 10-spd
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Brake Calipers: 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.
  • Saddle: One23 Ergo SL.
  • 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.
  • Fork Colour: White.
  • Weight: NA.
  • Cycle Condition: B Grade. This bike is mechanically perfect but contains two paint chips on the frame, saddle and grips are slightly dirty. Inflation of tyres, fitting of pedals, stem, handlebars, front wheel, front brake cable, saddle and seatpost are necessary. Gears and brakes may require some adjustment prior to riding.