The Longcliffe 3.0 offers the optimal mix of componentry suited to speed, comfort and practicality. In addition to triple butted AL7005 tubing we also feature a handbuilt wheelset using sealed bearing polished hubs and Mavic CXP22 rims, Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur and a lightweight Microshift 10spd lever. Rather than following suit with many other bicycles and equipping our bikes with a budget wheelset and groupset to fit the price point we have specifically sourced a mix of the best possible components built onto our Forme designed frameset offering you performance benefits you only usually find by custom building your own bike. A quality wheelset as featured on the Longcliffe 3.0 is far more important for tackling wet, potholed roads than simply offering a bike with a full matching groupset.
The Longcliffe series offers race performance and the perfect basis for training, fitness and commuting with comfort at the forefront of our minds. With slightly shorter top tubes and longer head tubes the Longcliffe range is ideal for any endurance ride.
Aluminium is considered the most versatile of materials for a cyclist however this is only applicable if the appropriate geometry and material is applied, not to mention the best available equipment ensemble. We take care not to neglect the most important fundamentals of a bike. The frame and wheelset should always be the priority for any rider purchasing a complete bicycle package. This is why on our entire Forme Road range we use AL7005 grade of tubing to our own custom geometry all handcrafted by Kinesis . This is partnered by the best available wheelsets for the price.
What else makes all the difference on our Longcliffe series:
Tubing: Our entire Longcliffe range features AL7005 tubing with the 1.0 and 2.0 using triple butted tubes and other models using double butted tubes.
Wheelset selection: The wheelset is one of if not the most important part of a bicycle performance. Sealed bearings can still be found on our Longcliffe 3 model. The majority of our competitors do not use full sealed bearing wheelsets on any bicycles below our Longcliffe 1.0
Gear selection: Each of our bikes features a Compact Chainset and optimal gear ratio selections to suit the needs of the vast majority of riders without having to resort to a triple chainset. Mudguard clearance: Suitable mudguard clearance and long reach Brake Calipers are found on each model to ensure maximum versatility.
Forme Longcliffe 3 Specifications:
Frame: Forme 7005 Aluminium, Double Butted, Mudguard Eyelets