Great value Electric Bike with Bosch Motor
Forme is a British Brand established in 2010 and are owned by the established UK bike distributor Moore Large. We are pleased to support a but of the UK bike market and we think the bikes are well thought out and offer good quality at an affordable price.
This bike is a comfortable step through designed for a mainly urban ride. It comes with a Bosch motor and a battery that will give you around 30 miles range.
Most of our bikes equipped with a Bosch system are over £2000. At £1700 this represents great value.
Bosch Motor and battery
Bosch are the market leaders in electric systems for electric bikes and with good reason. The motor is smooth, reliable and powerful.
The motor on the Forme is the Activeline. This is a light motor, with no resistance when the motor is turned off and will give assistance up to 250% or 40 Newton Metres of torque.
The battery is 300 watt hours and will give assistance for a range of about 30 miles. This is not a best case scenario but assumes constant use with different levels of assistance and on varying gradients.
The display is the Bosch Purion. This is the most discreet display that Bosch produce, very easy to use with large digits so that you can read it at a glance. It is positioned next to the grip on the handlebars leaving plenty of space for a handlebar bag or basket.
Other Details on the Bike
First of all the bikes benefits from a low step through frame, making it easy to get on and off. The small frame size (17″) is suitable for people from around 5′ 1″ right up to about 5′ 7″ and there is a 19″ for people taller than that.
For comfort it has a padded, comfortable saddle and front suspension. The sitting position is sedate and upright without being quite as upright as the Dutch bikes.
It comes with 8 gears, a kick stand, front and rear lights, mudguards and a rack.
Forme are so confident in the reliability and quality of their bikes that they come with a limited lifetime warranty. Once you have bought the bike complete an online registration and the 2 year guarantee is extended to limited lifetime.