Fungus The Muffin Man wrote:
shitty planet x bike :roll:
In what way are they shitty?
Forme bikes are market leading at their price points and are criticised by those whom have no idea about the trade nor the brand as evidently proven by their grand comments. It is very unfair to make a negative comment unless you have ridden the bikes. Forme target the fitness and commuting sector of the market with a more laid back geometry with comfort at the forefront of the design. The bikes have the best value for money componentry when pitched against the 3 market leaders (Giant, Trek and Specialized) and are manufactured by Kinesis featuring triple butted lightweight tubing and smooth welding. In addition they are built in the same factory as GT; Cannondale; Pinarello, Bianchi and others so in reply to Stefano who knows it all; Forme are pretty special.
The range will be expanded to a full fitness/commuting range of hybrid/MTB/Road in September. Watch this space....
Moore Large are responsible for creating the British designed brand whom are one of the UK's leading distributors and have huge success across all areas of the trade from budget Barracuda bikes to the best Italian Basso bikes.
I didn't see another of your posts other than the one above :?
Thanks for the replies. I am do not particulaly wish to have a carbon frame, as the bike will be used mainly for commuting, hence me looking at alu'.
I have been looking at the Orbea Aqua T105 and the Trek 2.1c, at the moment the Trek is floating my boat and is in my price range. I saws the Frome bike at Cult racing in Solihull and thought it looked quite nice and it was something a bit different.
Any thought on the Trek or Orbea please advise.
Can't be much of a bike shop if the guy has already been in with cash burning a hole in his pocket wanting to buy a bike. Then walks still confused on which one to choose and has to start asking questions on a forum.
I like idea of you asking him to pop in for a coffee, gives you a second chance to sell him a bike as you faliled the first time.
Reading the postsfrom Adam sounds like one the Forme bike's is exactly what chaps after.
The guy obviously just wants some helpful advice and guidance. I would suggest looking on the Association od Cycle Traders Website for a decent shop in your area. Find one that the local cycling clubs use. You'll get good advice about which bike will suit your needs. There will also be information about local events. It might be worth joining the local cycling club as they usually have a deal with the cycle shop and you could get a bit of discount.
One thing a lot of poeple forget when buying a bike is the aftersales. If you buy a bike from reputable dealer then they will carry spares and be able to service and repair your bike in the future.
The shop should also help you to set the bike up and get a good position. They are usually run by people who have years of experience.
Most good shops also offer a free first service. Once you've had your bike a week or so and everything is beded in, the cables and chain will have stretched. It will only take them 10 mins to true up your wheels, tweek the brakes and gears.
Good Luck and enjoy it . It;s probably the best bit about cycling, choosing a new bike
hi, work in a shop which has taken on forme road bikes, and have to say really impressed with build quality and the customers which have purchased have been back for a few extras drinks bottles, computers and clothing have been really impressed with the performance!
take the forme reve! same retail as the giant defy 3 same spec but as a seller i prefer the forme and as a bike the forme looks better!
for the price point you should also check the basso devil £999
p.s moore large also bring in HARO! and everyone supplys multi national!