Forme Axe Edge 1.0 road bike review

Forme Axe Edge 1.0 road bike, A quality carbon-fibre sportive bike £1,399.99

Cycling Weekly Verdict

There’s quality carbon and there’s cheap carbon, and the Forme Axe Edge 1.0 definitely rides like the former. It has that beautifully damped but fast feel that is unique to a good carbon frame. The geometry is perfectly judged and riding in the drops makes for a powerful and aerodynamic position. It isn’t as stiff as you might expect, but the Axe Edge does everything well, except stopping. The brake pads may need more miles to bed in than we gave them.

Reasons to buy
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    Sporty geometry

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    Light frame

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    Colour-matched everything

Reasons to avoid
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    Poor braking

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    Overall on the heavy side

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Forme began in 2010 to fill a gap in the market former pro rider Adam Biggs, a brand manager for Forme’s parent company, spotted.

The original range consisted of five models and they now offer 10 times as many bikes. The Axe Edge is aimed at the mid-range, where the gap Biggs spotted was, so should play to their strengths.

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