Forme Axe Edge 1.0 road bike review

Forme Axe Edge 1.0 road bike

Cycling Weekly Verdict

It’s hard to see why Forme designates the Axe Edge a sportive rather than a race bike, unless it’s due to the slight lack of directness in the front end: the steering is nice and responsive at low speeds but for high-speed descents it could do with being beefed up a little, especially as high-speed descents are usually more a feature of sportives than they are of road racing, in this country at least. Perhaps we’re just being spoilt by super-stiff forks with tapered head tubes — these days many bikes cheaper than this are now rocking them.

Reasons to buy
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    Smart paintjob, colour-matched components

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    Sub-kilo carbon frame

Reasons to avoid
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    Poorly performing own-brand brakes

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    No tapered steerer

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Forme started with five models in 2010 and now has over 50.

The original range was made up of mid-range road bikes to fill a gap in the market that Forme’s parent company, distributor Moore Large, had spotted.

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