Forme Axe Edge Comp

by skitza   April 28, 2013  

Anybody got one? Ridden a Forme? Im thinking about shelling out £1300 for this http://www.formebikes.co.uk/bikes/road/axeedgecomp.php but cant find any opinions either way? (ps £1300 includes a set of pedals and a pair of shoes as well)Its either this or the Canyon Roadlite 7.0 as the ally alternative

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any Forme riders users out there?!

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 7:40

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I don't have one, but have only heard good things about them. You going to their place in Derby? IIRC that offer comes with a bike fitting too, right? I'd take it. I'd only buy from Canyon (or any other online-only brand) if I knew not just what bike I wanted, but exactly the riding position I wanted to achieve etc.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3116 posts]
29th April 2013 - 9:32

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Thanks , not Derby its a LBS in Horley in Sussex, and he'd 'measure me up!' not sure that constitutes a bike fit or not.
The Canyons do seem highly recommended but yes id need a bike fit with figures and to get the bike built when it was delivered which is a bit of a bind.

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 9:54

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Hmm, I know what you mean. Even I could measure you up, but it wouldn't count as a bike fit. However (and obviously I don't know how fit/experienced you are), since your body changes when you ride more, it's probably not such a bad thing to get a few months riding in first anyway to reveal any aches/pains etc.

What pedals/shoes are they throwing in?

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3116 posts]
29th April 2013 - 11:34

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reasonably fit, 3000 miles on my mtb in the last year , maybe i should go for a fit somewhere , cant remember name of the pedals but probably cheepies but the shoes were shimano? i think he said they retail at £80

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 11:52

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should add this will be my first Road bike

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 11:53

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Ok, so the shoes are probably the R087, possibly matched with SPD-SL pedals. Nothing wrong with that, although the fit of them didn't suit my feet.

A bike fitting is a good idea, although I don't know of any down south. (Perhaps a Road.cc directory with reviews/comments would be a good idea?) Be prepared to find that the cost is offset against the price of the bikes on offer, so your shortlist will get longer!

Somewhere like Sigma Sport will probably be a good bet.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3116 posts]
29th April 2013 - 13:46

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directory of bike fitting places and general LBS would be a great idea, and dont tell me my shortlist will take longer! Its taken nearly a month to trim too two! Smile

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 14:49

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*get longer*

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 15:19

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Is that Bright's or Mellow Miles?

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posted by andylul [412 posts]
29th April 2013 - 15:37

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Mellow Miles, Nigel i think is the guys name, nice enough fella talks for England Smile

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 15:44

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Oh yes - surprised he hasn't tried to sell you a Moda Smile

He's a great guy though - lots of experience.

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posted by andylul [412 posts]
29th April 2013 - 16:22

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He did! but the Forme caught my eye

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 16:46

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I have a Forme Vision which is basically the alu version of the axe and I really like it, use it to commute to work on 46 miles rounds trip. It's been solid and no complaints and it has had some abuse over this winter.

posted by Torvid [5 posts]
29th April 2013 - 21:51

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Thanks all mind made up paying my deposit and getting measured up tomorrow,thanks again

posted by skitza [16 posts]
29th April 2013 - 22:06

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