2015 Forme Axe Edge Sport 2.0 LE Compact Carbon Bike £699.99 @ Rutland Cycles + poss 3% Quidco
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2015 Forme Axe Edge Sport 2.0 LE Compact Carbon Bike £699.99 @ Rutland Cycles + poss 3% Quidco

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Found 23rd Jun 2015
Looks like a decent deal for this model, was £999 and just seen that it's had a price cut. Weighs under 10kg, worth going through quidco as well Delivered Free.

The 2015 Forme Axe Edge Sport 2.0 LE proves that a performance carbon bike doesn't need to cost over £1000. With its LDC High Modulus frame and fork combination, combined with excellent geometry, the Axe Edge Sport 2.0 LE is light, responsive and fast.

Frame - LDC High Modulus Carbon, Tapered Headtube, BB30 Bottom Bracket
Fork - LDC High Modulus Carbon, Tapered Carbon Steerer
Shock - n/a
Number of Gears - 18
Shifters - Shimano Sora 3500 STI 2x9 Speed
Chainset - FSA Omega Compact 50/34T
Chainrings - 50/34T
Cassette - Shimano 9 Speed
Chain - 9 Speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Sora 3500, Double
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Sora 3500, 9 Speed
Bottom Bracket - Included With Chainset
Pedals - Not Included
Rims - Freedom Rims, 700c
Front Hub - KT Hub 32H, Quick Release
Rear Hub - KT Hub 32H, Quick Release
Front Tyre - Kenda 700x23c
Rear Tyre - Kenda 700x23c
Front Brake - Tektro Dual Pivot With Cartridge Pads
Rear Brake - Tektro Dual Pivot With Cartridge Pads
Brake Levers - Shimano Sora 3500 STI
Handlebars - Forme Alloy Sport
Grips - Forme Cork Bar Tape, White
Headset - Tapered, Internal
Stem - Forme Alloy, 31.8x100mm
Saddle - Forme Race, White
Seatpost - Forme Alloy, 31.6x350mm
Seat Clamp - Included
Weight - 9.32kg
Brand - Forme
Model MPN - FOR839, FOR840, FOR841, FOR842
GTIN/EAN - 5013995375140, 5013995375157, 5013995375164, 501399537517

25 Comments

Very much a case of focus on the frame and skimp on the components. Sora is below par for this price. Tektro brakes I wouldn't recommend and at this price I would expect Shimano brakes. The actual carbon fibre I cannot tell you much about but needless to say there is a reason why most carbon bikes cost significantly more. I think a carbon fork with alloy frame is better at this price range. Skimped on the tyres too but they are easily replaceable.
But very light though (without pedals)

Good price for a carbon frame bike, and a reasonably good spec,would be better with Tiagra 20 speed.
Similar weight as my ally frame Felt bike (9.7kg),so maybe this one has budget heavy wheels.
Edited by: "lightrider" 23rd Jun 2015

just cos its carbon, doesn't mean its any good! I'd rather have a quality Triple butted Alloy frame any day of the week. check our the Btwin 540 at Decathon. shimano 105 components and Mavic Aksiums for £600.

Everyone saying good frame put low range gear get good alloy with tiagra for £500, but eagerly awaiting Argos carbon dipping to £400 fingers crossed, live in hope.

morrig

Everyone saying good frame put low range gear get good alloy with tiagra … Everyone saying good frame put low range gear get good alloy with tiagra for £500, but eagerly awaiting Argos carbon dipping to £400 fingers crossed, live in hope.


Fingers crossed don't do anything mate.
And why are people obsessed with carbon???
At low prices low quality carbon. Not worth it. And buying a bike from Argos instantly destroys ones reputation.

except the argos bike is probably the best bike on the market under £500. frame is just as good as more expensive models and for most people looking at this price bracket, sora is fine.

Sora is a good groupset, but more replacement parts at better prices are available for 10sp bikes so you can upgrade and improve the performance of your bike as it gets older and items wear out, at the similar cost of sora replacement parts.
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sandrogalli

except the argos bike is probably the best bike on the market under £500. … except the argos bike is probably the best bike on the market under £500. frame is just as good as more expensive models and for most people looking at this price bracket, sora is fine.


Definitely not the best unde £500. You have a Triban that has incredible value and a Felt and usually have some decent deals

When Victoria Pendleton gets her bits out to promote this in Penthouse, it must be worth a look

http://i45.tinypic.com/nqwxlh.jpg

Actually, it seems that sticky Vickie likes baring all whenever possible

http://i.imgur.com/9lok6Yn.jpg

Gosh, so much potential for "riding" and "bikes" innuendo here

http://i.imgur.com/vTLPncC.jpg

I bet that's a lovely ride

Surprised this got hot TBH, very poor spec for the price.

I got a planet x just after Christmas. Carbon Frame and full SRAM rival groupset 22 speed, around 8KG for £750. Seems a lot better than this bike

Banned

BSO

sign up to planet x newsletter the deals they throw up regularly are way better than this.

dont ever sign up to rutland emails, you'll never here the end of it

cold, not Simano 105

Price is mainly for the carbon frame. Sora is good but ofcourse not of racing quality. It's ok for sportives though

Judosteffer

just cos its carbon, doesn't mean its any good! I'd rather have a quality … just cos its carbon, doesn't mean its any good! I'd rather have a quality Triple butted Alloy frame any day of the week. check our the Btwin 540 at Decathon. shimano 105 components and Mavic Aksiums for £600.



Had my BTwin Triban 540 a week now and it is indeed a very good bike. Well worth the money.

Horrible spec for the cash. Mugs buying a bike just because it has a carbon frame.

How about this Pinnacle Dolomite Four?

£210 cheaper
Better groupset
1kg lighter.
Edited by: "SpamJavelin" 25th Jun 2015

Judosteffer

just cos its carbon, doesn't mean its any good! I'd rather have a quality … just cos its carbon, doesn't mean its any good! I'd rather have a quality Triple butted Alloy frame any day of the week. check our the Btwin 540 at Decathon. shimano 105 components and Mavic Aksiums for £600.



this.

Agree with most people on here lower price carbon frames are due to poor group sets such as the sora here.

I got an email yesterday showing a lower price - now £600!

Having read some comments here, I called them - the guy I spoke to was very helpful and gave all the info I needed and confidence that I'm not buying a lemon. I landed up buying it on the phone right there and then! (Forgot about Quidco!!!)

It should arrive tomorrow, proper excited as it will be my first carbon road bike (being an avid MTBer, I didn't need to go all out on spec as this will be a bike for me to use as a commuter and keep the legs in when I feel like not going off road (not much off road around Leicester anyway!)

Will report back as soon as the bike arrives - hopefully all sweet!
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