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Bike Club’s Guide to Forme Mountain Bikes

Welcome to our Bike Club guide to Forme mountain bikes and off-road bikes. We have recently acquired some new Forme bikes, including Bamfords, Black Rocks, and Curbar Pros. From their cutting-edge technology and design to their performance, we'll explore the key features, advantages, and options available.    

Read on to learn all about Forme Mountain Bikes for kids and adults. We'll take you through their features and what makes them the perfect ride to elevate your off-road adventures.   

Who Are Forme  

Forme is a renowned and innovative brand in the UK cycling industry. They are dedicated to crafting exceptional British bicycles that push the boundaries of performance and design. Established in 2010, Forme has quickly made a name for itself by producing top-quality bikes, for both kids and adults. They aim to cater to a wide range of cycling disciplines, including road, mountain, urban, and electric bikes.  

All their bikes are built and tested in the UK. The emphasis is on making bikes tailored to British weather and terrain.   

Each Forme bike is designed and engineered with meticulous attention to detail, incorporating the latest advancements in technology and materials.  

Why Have They Created The Forme Bamford  

The first bike we will look at is actually a hybrid bike but it performs exceptionally off-road.   

The Bamford was created to continue the Forme tradition of making easy-to-ride junior bikes that also deliver high performance.   

Forme’s Bamford range showcases the brand's junior-specific design approach seen in their Kinder bikes.   

These new Bamford models ensure that riders of all levels can experience Forme's commitment to quality and performance without compromise  

Bamford 20 red - bike club

Types of Forme Mountain Bikes   

Below we will take a look at the details of three great Forme off-road bikes. First the Forme Bamford, a formidable hybrid bike. Then we have two mountain bikes for teens and adults, the Black Rocks and the Forme Curbar Pro.  

Forme frames are made from narrow, lightweight aluminium tubing with a low step-over height. A compact frame ensures the rider can ride with the largest wheel possible for their size. This helps young cyclists to ride over much tougher terrain.  

Forme Bamford  

The Bamford 20 is generally suitable for kids between 6 and 9 years old. The recommended minimum inside leg measurement is 53 cm.   

The Bamford has a lightweight alloy frame at its centre. This means the bike only weighs 8.96kg, making it one of the lightest in its category.   

The bike is powered by Microshift 7-speed rapid-fire gears and a junior-specific crankset. This makes it easy and natural for young riders to quickly shift gears and generate power. Combined with the light frame, kids can have maximum control of the bike, starting and stopping effortlessly.    

Features:  

  • Short-reach brake levers.  
  • A low bottom bracket.   
  • Narrow handlebars and a short stem.   
  • Age and bike-appropriate gearing.   
  • 20” Wheels.  
  • 11” Frame Size. 

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Forme Black Rocks  

The Forme Black Rocks Hardtails are hardy and robust lightweight mountain bikes. The HT 1 and 2 are similar apart from some components, such as having different suspension forks.   

Both bikes come in three sizes:  

  • Small: 16.5” Frame  
  • Medium: 17.5” Frame  
  • Large: 19” Frame  

These hardtail mountain bikes feature an aggressive trail geometry. It comes with a slack head tube angle for confidence when descending, and a steep seat tube angle for climbing. This is combined with short-chain stays to make the geometry fully responsive on tricky ground for a comfortable ride. 

Black Rocks HT 1  

Features:  

  • RockShox Recon fork  
  • SRAM SX 12 Speed Shifters  
  • Aggressive trail geometry  
  • Boost axle spacing  
  • 30mm wide WTB i30 rims  
  • Dropper seat post  
  • 1 x 12 speed Sram Eagle drivetrain  

Black Rocks HT 2  

Features:  

  • SR Suntour XCR 34 130mm travel fork  
  • Shimano Deore 11 Speed Shifters  
  • Aggressive trail geometry  
  • Boost axle spacing  
  • 30mm wide rims  
  • Dropper seat post  
  • 1 x drivetrain  

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Forme Curbar Pro  

The Forme Curbar Pro comes in four sizes:   

Wheels “ 

Frame “ 

27 

14 

27 

17 

29 

19 

29 

21 

 

The Curbar Pro is Forme’s flagship sport MTB. The bike is designed with the rider in mind being equipped with performance-focused features. It comes with a high-quality suspension fork, trail-ready tyres, and a dropper seat post.    

The Curbar Pro is also light and agile, making it a joy to handle on challenging terrain. The Curbar Pros are suitable for teens and adults alike depending on the size of the bike. The bike is perfect for taking on serious mountain trails, or just riding through your local woods.  

Key Features:   

  • Hydroformed alloy frame equipped.  
  • Rock Shox Judy TK 100mm fork.  
  • Driven by Shimano Deore 10 Speed drivetrain and rolling.  
  • 32H Alloy 6-bolt wheels.  
  • WTB Trail Boss tyres.  
  • Finished with Forme alloy cockpit.  

forme curbar pro -bike club

Other Forme Kids Bikes Available  

With a deep understanding of the unique needs of young cyclists, Forme offers a range of thoughtfully crafted kids lightweight bikes. They prioritise comfort, control, and fun.    

These bikes feature lightweight frames, optimised geometry, and child-specific components. These together ensure easy handling and confidence on the road or trails.  

First Pedal Bikes  

Forme First Pedal bikes are the ideal introduction to cycling for young children going into the world of two wheels. These lightweight bikes for kids are carefully designed with the needs of young riders in mind. They offer a perfect balance of stability and manoeuvrability.   

The lightweight frames and low standover heights make it easy for kids to mount and dismount the bike with confidence.   

The adjustable saddle height ensures a comfortable fit, allowing children to grow with their bike.  

Safety is a top priority, and Forme equips these bikes with child-friendly brakes that are easy to reach and operate. With attractive colours and fun designs, Forme First Pedal bikes ignite the joy of cycling.   

These lightweight children's bikes foster confidence, independence, and a love for the freedom that comes with riding on two wheels.  

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Cubley 18  

Recommended Size:  

  • Age: 4-6 years  

  • Inner Leg: 49-59cm 

The Forme Cubley 18 is a fantastic choice for riders ready to transition from a balance bike to a pedal bike.    

This 18-inch kids' bike offers a sturdy and lightweight frame, making it easy to handle and manoeuvre. With its reliable brakes, adjustable saddle height, and vibrant design, the Forme Cubley 18 ensures a fun and safe riding experience.  

Hybrid Bikes  

Forme Hybrid bikes are the perfect blend of comfort, and performance, designed to tackle various terrains with ease.    

These bikes offer a combination of road and mountain bike features, making them ideal for light off-road adventures.  

Equipped with reliable brakes and smooth-shifting gears, they deliver a smooth and efficient performance.    

Whether your child is navigating city streets or exploring scenic trails, Forme's lightweight hybrid bikes offer a balanced riding experience.  

Forme Kinder 24  

Recommended Size:  

  • Age: 7-9 years  
  • Inner Leg: 57-67cm  

The Forme Kinder 24 is the perfect bike for young riders looking to take their cycling skills to the next level.  

With its 24-inch wheels and durable frame, it offers a smooth and stable ride. The adjustable saddle height ensures a comfortable fit as children grow, while the reliable brakes provide confident stopping power.  

Forme Mountain Bikes with Bike Club   

At Bike Club you and your children can have access to Forme’s exceptional mountain bikes at an affordable monthly rate. Our bike subscriptions mean that when your child outgrows their bike, they can exchange it for a new one. This way they will always have a lightweight kids bike that fits perfectly!  

As well as Forme we also have other top kids bike brands such as Woom and Frog. Our bikes come in a range of styles including balance bikes, hybrid bikes, BMX bikes, and more. Sign up to Bike Club today and pick from among the best lightweight kids bikes.    

For more information on Forme Bikes, you can check out our spotlight on Forme Bikes blog.