Forme Longcliffe 3.0 bike  £449.99 @ Rutland Cycling
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Forme Longcliffe 3.0 bike £449.99 @ Rutland Cycling

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Found 2nd Oct 2013
Aluminium frame, carbon fork, Shimano Tiagra gears and mavic rims, all for £450.

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Very nice deal

microshift? is it microshift levers? they are not very good.

Not a bad spec and price

•Front Mech - Shimano Tiagra
•Rear Mech - Shimano Tiagra, 10 Speed, Short Cage
•Shifters - Microshift SB-R102K, 20 Speed
•Fork - Forme T700 12K Carbon Blade, 1-1/8" Alloy Steerer, Mudguard Eyelets

A better spec than the Triban 3, albeit £150 more, but worth it IMO, however I can not vouch for the quality of the frame/ride.

Worth noting the Triban 3 also has Microshift levers, they certainly look decent, again I have never used them. Tiagra should is very reliable, my first road bike had the rock bottom Shimano 2300 and it work perfectly, never seen any complaints on Sora, or Tiagra.

mattrixdesign2

Not a bad spec and price•Front Mech - Shimano Tiagra•Rear Mech - Shimano T … Not a bad spec and price•Front Mech - Shimano Tiagra•Rear Mech - Shimano Tiagra, 10 Speed, Short Cage•Shifters - Microshift SB-R102K, 20 Speed•Fork - Forme T700 12K Carbon Blade, 1-1/8" Alloy Steerer, Mudguard EyeletsA better spec than the Triban 3, albeit £150 more, but worth it IMO, however I can not vouch for the quality of the frame/ride.Worth noting the Triban 3 also has Microshift levers, they certainly look decent, again I have never used them. Tiagra should is very reliable, my first road bike had the rock bottom Shimano 2300 and it work perfectly, never seen any complaints on Sora, or Tiagra.



I know everyone loves the Triban 3RED on here so I tried to do some more investigation into it and have found that although the spec is good it should only be used lightly not designed for everyday use and can spend a lot of time in repairs if it is.

MrChop

I know everyone loves the Triban 3RED on here so I tried to do some more … I know everyone loves the Triban 3RED on here so I tried to do some more investigation into it and have found that although the spec is good it should only be used lightly not designed for everyday use and can spend a lot of time in repairs if it is.



where did you hear that? I've never heard of a bike that can't be used everyday before? sounds like misinformation to me!

chrisbass

where did you hear that? I've never heard of a bike that can't be used … where did you hear that? I've never heard of a bike that can't be used everyday before? sounds like misinformation to me!



In store at Decathlon Surrey Quays London he asked what my use of the bike was for I told him commuting and leisure and he said the TR3 was not designed for this and I'd be in and out for repairs with heavy use on such a bike. Recommended a hybrid over it any day of the week.

I'd suggest he didn't know what he was talking about!

it's a road bike so it's not suitable for off road/trails etc but other than that it's fine. what would be the problem with using it daily?

that is complete twaddle. two people have triban 3 in my cycle group. they have had them 1.5 years and cycle the nuts off them. e.g. KOMs on Strava, top ten trophies (this isbon segments with hundreds of riders) and 20 mile each way commutes. they have not had anything fail on either bike. triban 3 is a tough bike with decent components.

hmmm pay Rutland £29 something and they will give your bike a PDI making sure it has no paint chips etc etc,. Always wondered if you do not opt to pay the extra what do you get. Not voted on this one.

I've had excellent service from Rutland with my Giant bike purchase which was delivered promptly and well packaged.

This bike looks fine at the price but beware...if you get the cycling bug you will be constantly looking to upgrade as cash allows...it can be an expensive hobby but is great exercise and so enjoyable on the right bike.

Looks like a good one! HEat added!

MrChop

I know everyone loves the Triban 3RED on here so I tried to do some more … I know everyone loves the Triban 3RED on here so I tried to do some more investigation into it and have found that although the spec is good it should only be used lightly not designed for everyday use and can spend a lot of time in repairs if it is.



WAT?! I've covered over 4k miles in less than a year on mine and as an everyday commuter it is perfect! not much space when it comes to mudguards but otherwise a good bike - that's the red version. things break over that distance of course and London roads and your wheels will say goodbye in less than 2k miles the rest is working as it was on day one and one spent over 250hrs in the seat through rain, snow and lava.

Got the forme MTB here
Awesome bikes for the money.
Forme frames are made by kinesis so you have a decent base if you want to upgrade down the line.

grudas

WAT?! I've covered over 4k miles in less than a year on mine and as an … WAT?! I've covered over 4k miles in less than a year on mine and as an everyday commuter it is perfect! not much space when it comes to mudguards but otherwise a good bike - that's the red version. things break over that distance of course and London roads and your wheels will say goodbye in less than 2k miles the rest is working as it was on day one and one spent over 250hrs in the seat through rain, snow and lava.



tried the crud roadracer mk2 ones?

currychops

This bike looks fine at the price but beware...if you get the cycling bug … This bike looks fine at the price but beware...if you get the cycling bug you will be constantly looking to upgrade as cash allows...it can be an expensive hobby but is great exercise and so enjoyable on the right bike.


It depends how competitive you are. I have been cycling for 30 years, and I only get new gear if the old one is broken. And as long as you pick quality stuff, and your driving is not too extreme, that is quite rare.

I am sure the Triban 3 (Red or White) is fit for purpose, certainly as good as any other similar spec road bike for £500/600/700(ish).

My first (and currentl) Road bike is a Spesh Allez, but it was the cheapest 16 speed, with shimano 2300. The gears worked fine, the brakes were not brilliant, but it has got me over many large hills and many many miles.

Sora is better still and should see many years use. Anything better will increase numbers of gears and reduce weight, but the whole range is useable and the same can be said for Sram, but not sure on Microshift, but from my understanding it works.

The frame will be sturdy, I would guess the biggest issue would be cheap pedals (same will ALL bikes), loose spokes (again the same with most cheaper bikes) etc.

Just to add, i cover at least 100k a week on my old triban3 and have done since I got it a year ago. Had the gears adjusted and tyres replaced, and thats it. I am looking to move it to a winter bike, but cannot put a foot wrong with the reliability

MrChop

In store at Decathlon Surrey Quays London he asked what my use of the … In store at Decathlon Surrey Quays London he asked what my use of the bike was for I told him commuting and leisure and he said the TR3 was not designed for this and I'd be in and out for repairs with heavy use on such a bike. Recommended a hybrid over it any day of the week.



Absolute rubbish! Maybe hes on commission to shift some hybrids? I completed LEJOG this summer on my red T3 and had no problems. Had the bike a year now and have had zero problems and covered lots of miles. As long you look after the bike and complete some basic maintenance it will be fine to ride as much as you want.
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