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Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Sun Feb 05, 2012 13:59 pm

Hi there,

First post on these forums so hello!

I have just purchased a Forme Vision from CRC for £500 (and £15 cashback :) ) - I couldn't believe you could get a Kinesis Frame with Full Tiagra Group set for that price so I am very much hoping I a not dissapointed when it turns up tomorrow! I currently ride a second hand Trek 1.5 (Sora groupset) so I hope I am going to notice any decrease in quality (will be pleased to not have to deal with the thumb shift on the Sora now).

Just wondered if anyone has a Forme bike and has any feedback - reviews are rare but the to pof the range Forme alu framed bike got a solid 4 stars on here.

Cheers all

Dean
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby andy46 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 07:23 am

Welcome to the forum, and it's nice to have another Forme rider on here.

I've had my Forme just over a month and I couldn't be happier with it, and like yourself I upgraded from a Trek (albeit a 1.1) with thumb shifters. I didn't mind them at the time but I wouldn't go back to them now after using 105's.

Hope you enjoy your bike as much as I am, and get some pictures of it on here.
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Thu Feb 09, 2012 08:50 am

Thanks,

I will throw some pics on when I get the chance! Just finished my first decent ride on the Forme (we have had a lot of snow in Cambridgeshire) but I couldn't believe how quick it was. Its hard to tell because of wind conditions etc but I was about 20 seconds a mile quicker than my Trek, and I certainly wasn't pushing it on the ice!

Cant beleive how good value for money the Forme bikes are, and untill I upgrade to Carbon, I can't see myself needing anything more from an alu framed bike.

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Re: Forme Vision

Postby andy46 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 14:59 pm

Glad your enjoying it, I'm starting to see a few more around now though most people say to me that they have never heard of them when they see my bike.

If you do upgrade to carbon, I can recommend the Reflex. It's a great bike with decent kit, I think Forme have got it pretty much spot on with the price/spec of their bikes.
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Thu Feb 09, 2012 15:07 pm

I will bear that in mind, though I think they have changed all the names and specs for 2012 :)

I agree with regard spec/price and I personally quite like the fact its not a Trek or giant and that little bit more unique (and hopefully less stealable)!

I managed to pick up my Vision at a rediculously low price (and its a 58cm frame so not too strange), and to get Tiagra on a Kenesis frame at my price point was unbelieveable.

Keep it up Forme!!
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby notlongnow » Thu Feb 09, 2012 19:25 pm

Been looking at one of these myself as a introduction to road bikes and for the spec and cash is a steal i reckon congratulations on ya buy :D

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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Fri Feb 10, 2012 09:15 am

Get On it Notlongnow!! You wond be dissapointed!
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby notlongnow » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:19 am

Would love to but £150 short right now :oops: get paid again in a couple of weeks hopefully they'll still have em in stock + its between the Forme and these
http://www.ashcycles.com/site/giant-defy-2-2011
http://paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m7b0s6p3678

The formes fav at the mo,looking forward to ya pics of yours :)

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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:34 am

All 3 are very good buys at that price - though the stand out thing about the Forme is that it comes with the upgraded Tiagra Groupset (if you wanted to upgrade either of the other 2 at a later date the shifters alone are C£80). The Forme is probably the Racir of the three and the shifters are in my opinion so much better than the sometimes frustrating Sora thumb knobs. If I bought the Defy I would also want to change wheels and Rims straight away as there heavy and 25s as appose to 23s.

One thing I will say though is that the other two are not limited on size, you want to be at least 6' for the 58cm Forme so if your shorter then get one of the others in the better fit size - no ammount of better kit makes up for you not being able to reach it!!

will get some photos on soon!! It keeps bloody snowing!
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby notlongnow » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:49 am

Im 6'1 :) yeah the tiagra shifters are a +

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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:53 am

Perfect!! Hopefully it will still be available when you get paid :~
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby notlongnow » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:56 am

d3anharper wrote:Perfect!! Hopefully it will still be available when you get paid :~

Fingers crossed

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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:00 am

PS don't forget to grab the cashback on Chain reaction!
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby notlongnow » Tue Feb 21, 2012 17:44 pm

Ended up buying a Cannondale synapse Tiagra :) Ill post pics when I get it minute

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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Thu Oct 04, 2012 22:14 pm

For anyone who is interested, a review of the new Forme range can be found here:

http://www.cyclecommunity.co.uk/?p=396

My Visison is still going strong 2k miles in :)

Dean
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Raleigh Kellogs Pro Tour 1989

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Re: Forme Vision

Postby andy46 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 18:57 pm

There's still no photo's of your bike :wink:
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Re: Forme Vision

Postby d3anharper » Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:12 pm

Lol! Damn that snow! Will get on it.....
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