Forme Axe Edge 2.0 Carbon Road Bike £399 plus other great carbon bike deals @ Start Fitness
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Forme Axe Edge 2.0 Carbon Road Bike £399 plus other great carbon bike deals @ Start Fitness

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Found 10th Jan
Another full carbon road bike deal - this one with Sora and Mavic Wheelset
Only size 61cm so for tall guys only

EDIT: Other Carbon bikes in different specs and sizes - available at crazy prices - Also a couple of MTB bikes too

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£1800 saving - what a bike
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Nice spot. Start have very good deals from time to time.

Anyone know what the sizings are like for these? I looked on their site, but couldn't find a guide. The frame available is 61cm and I'm 6'2" with a 33" inside leg. Have a feeling it might be a bit too big??

BertVanGoo

Anyone know what the sizings are like for these? I looked on their site, … Anyone know what the sizings are like for these? I looked on their site, but couldn't find a guide. The frame available is 61cm and I'm 6'2" with a 33" inside leg. Have a feeling it might be a bit too big??



​think you would be looking at a large but for the money I'd give it a go, not happy with size send back or sell , don't think you would lose a lot of money

Find it hilarious that some pile of pig iron and cheap plastic that appoximates a bike will romp past 100° on here, yet a superb deal on proper bike like this gets ignored.

If your response is "it's expensive for a bike" then consider a deal for a 320d M-Sport for £15,000. Would people say the same thing? It's undoubtedly an expensive car - just because you can get a Dacia for £6k doesn't mean a £33k BMW for £15k isn't a bargain - but somehow different logic applies.

HUKD is as HUKD does, I guess
Edited by: "juux" 10th Jan

dang it! by the time the credit check was done the bike I wanted was out of stock great deals though, thanks for posting OP :-)

Don't think this is a steal to be honest: only Shimano Sora, cheap rims. Yes it's carbon, but a bad carbon frame can be much worse than the equivalent aluminium.

I think they'd be dreaming to ever charge £1k for it. £400 seems about right for the components.

merridge642

Don't think this is a steal to be honest: only Shimano Sora, cheap rims. … Don't think this is a steal to be honest: only Shimano Sora, cheap rims. Yes it's carbon, but a bad carbon frame can be much worse than the equivalent aluminium. I think they'd be dreaming to ever charge £1k for it. £400 seems about right for the components.



Really? Forme are a 'proper' bike manufacturer and while Sora may be at the lower end of Shimano heirarchy it's still perfectly functional and nice to use...unless you've just jumped off a bike with Dura-Ace. My missus' bike has the same generation Sora as this and it's absolutely fine; easy to use and to work on. My bike has a mix of Ultegra, 105 and Tiagra and while some of the bits may be nicer to look at and are certainly lighter, when both bikes are clean and properly adjusted you'd be hard pressed to feel any difference.

Yes, a £1k RRP probably translates to a realistic sale price of £7-800 (plenty of Sora-equipped bikes in that range) but they're all going to be aluminium. Nothing wrong with that, but this is about half the price. If it's 8.5-9kg as it stands then stick a set of decent wheels on it and I'm pretty sure it would be well under 8kg all-in. No £400 aluminium bike could match that, even if weight isn't everything

The carbon-framed Argos bike from a year or two back was going for £400 and had far poorer parts and provenance. It got to about 1200°

So, I just received the LE version from smart fitness (I thought my initial purchase didn't go through because the website crashed etc) but wow this thing is so light. I'm a total bike noob and just wanted a commuter bike that was decent and not as heavy as my old bike. It *might* not be as good as a aluminium framed bike for the same money (something I realized after I purchased it) but soro and fsa components probs mean it's decent for the money. I hope the carbon frame is robust though. Anyway, it's going to be way nicer to commute on this than my old crappy downhill bike ( I bought that ages ago because I thought it looked cool lol The brakes didn't work hardy at all the last time I was using it to get to work and I had to use my shoes to slow down and the gearing was horrible for going up hills). Anyway, I'm super stoked, thanks OP. ;-) /ramble





Edited by: "titan131" 12th Jan

Thumbs up for Forme. Not well known but good manufacturer.

Have a Forme mountain bike. Outstanding build quality, Kinesis frame and very light.

teambintip

http://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bikes/mountain-bikes/forme-ripley-1-hardtail-mtb-blue-for93.html£499.99, looks a good buy and 0% finance available



​thought the same, decent level kit throughout, excellent value for money

A quick poke about for info on the Ripley 1 and it's a 2015 model, cheapest I could find it elsewhere was £700, & some places it's £1300!

It is suggested on this post from a proper MTB forum, and gets high praise for the spec for £££. Worthy of a standalone deal, OP!

singletrackworld.com/for…ike

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missed it but nice deal

This was a bargain for Stephen Merchant and other lanksters! £400 for carbon and full Sora was a great deal.

Full Sora costs over £200 so you basically got everything else for £200!

Way too many bike and groupset snobs on here and most bike forums. Especially when you consider people used to ride the TDF on 16 and 18 setups that were probably heavier.

There is very little difference in performance nowadays, just weight. Until you are riding a 53/25 fast paying a lot more for a compact Ultegra is mainly willy waving - not in a good way!

Seems a good deal, decent gears, functional and look good, just heavier that the more expensive kit, and a carbon frame (although carbon does not automatically = best)... I would also consider a better specced ALU bike if you could find one for a similar price.

Doesn't state weight. Any ideas? Also anyone know if they accept cycle scheme vouchers?

mattrixdesign2

Seems a good deal, decent gears, functional and look good, just heavier … Seems a good deal, decent gears, functional and look good, just heavier that the more expensive kit, and a carbon frame (although carbon does not automatically = best)... I would also consider a better specced ALU bike if you could find one for a similar price.



Where? It was 400 quid LOL!!!

Could of bought this and turned it over for £500 all day long on Gumtree and even eBay. Which I am sure some people have done.

Bargain for whoever got one. Even the Centaur and Ultegra look good value

skgwho

Doesn't state weight. Any ideas? Also anyone know if they accept cycle … Doesn't state weight. Any ideas? Also anyone know if they accept cycle scheme vouchers?



Bit late mate...!

CharlieBravo

A quick poke about for info on the Ripley 1 and it's a 2015 model, … A quick poke about for info on the Ripley 1 and it's a 2015 model, cheapest I could find it elsewhere was £700, & some places it's £1300! It is suggested on this post from a proper MTB forum, and gets high praise for the spec for £££. Worthy of a standalone deal, OP! :Dhttp://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/recommend-me-a-500-bike


Same with the winscar 29 for £699.

Kinesis frame with internal cable routing.
Reba RL fork
DT swiss 1900 rims
XT gears and SLX brakes.

Cracking bike for the price. Kinesis frames are worth few hundred alone.

link

juux

Find it hilarious that some pile of pig iron and cheap plastic that … Find it hilarious that some pile of pig iron and cheap plastic that appoximates a bike will romp past 100° on here, yet a superb deal on proper bike like this gets ignored.If your response is "it's expensive for a bike" then consider a deal for a 320d M-Sport for £15,000. Would people say the same thing? It's undoubtedly an expensive car - just because you can get a Dacia for £6k doesn't mean a £33k BMW for £15k isn't a bargain - but somehow different logic applies.HUKD is as HUKD does, I guess


amazing that you would bother to write that down.

I bought one of the Ventura CP50s with Sora and r500 wheels. This can't be any worse than that, and that is a perfectly good bike and if you've got perfectly good LEGS and put the hours in you'll still go faster than some overweight dentist on some Dura Ace thing in the same colour as his Boxster.

For the money this is a bargain. All this 'dangerous' carbon stuff seems pretty much a myth anyway. There's only so many factories knocking the frames out and I've read a lot of Chinese one's are the same frame just rebranded. Unless you plan on taking your road bike down the BMX track nothing will be breaking or falling to pieces. The only people slating stuff like this are the ones that went into Evans, got persuaded to spend at least £2k and then found out that didn't give you good Strava times. My power meter cost more than my bike and something like that makes a real difference to your training, not a groupset.

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/road-bikes-c5/road-c37/marin-argenta-elite-road-bike-2015-p13748
http://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bikes/road-bikes/merida-2015-scultura-300-mens-road-bike-lampre-team-replica-merscu30015tr.html
Smaller sizes only.
Edited by: "winchman" 21st Jan
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