Forme Calver Cyclocross Bike: 700c (47cm up) Junior/Youth/Adult
The superb Forme Calver sets a new standard for Cyclocross bikes at just 1.2kg for the XS 47cm frame, so its perfect for U12 riders approx 10yrs old and up with its low standover and short top-tube at 49.5cm. The full range includes sizes up to 60cm, all with thru-axles, internal cables and disc brakes.
The Calver is a pure thoroughbred-racing tool, designed for the specific demands of a Cyclo-Cross race. You will not find any mudguard eyelets, pannier rack mounts or unnecessary weight anywhere here.
You will find the underside of the top-tube nicely flattened for shouldering the bike over obstacles.
The refined Calver frame is the lightest aluminium disc-brake compatible frame on the market and lighter than most carbon frames at less than 1.2kg. Developed with the assistance of some of the UK’s most experienced and successful Cyclo-Cross racers our ambition was to deliver race-winning performance at an affordable real-world price point.
The latest design features such as thru-axles with replaceable drop-outs and flat-mount discs creates and unrivalled cyclocross experience!
Frame & Forks (47cm - larger sizes come with size specific components):
6013 Aluminium alloy frame and carbon-fibre fork with 1 1/8" tapered Alloy steerer, 68mm BSA English BB, bottle cage boss.
Options: Black gloss frame with black forks or Fluro gloss frame with black forks
HUP 360mm bars on HUP 50mm alloy stem with carbon-fibre spacers
Saddle & Post:
HUP saddle with carbon seatpost & alloy clamp
Promax/Sinz lightweight 150mm alloy cranks
Microshift R10s 10-speed short-reach shifters
110 BCD ‘narrow-wide’ single: 34T (36T and 38T available, see below)
KMC X10 10-Speed chain (chain guide available, see below)
Microshift 10-speed cassette 11-34t
Microshift R9 10-speed rear mech
TRP HY/RD disc brakes on 160mm rotors
Alex ALX CXD4 wheelset @ 1536g (upgrades available, see below)
Schwalbe 700c CX tyres
Approx 8.6kg (upgrades reduce weight)
Delivery: Bikes are dispatched in 5-8 days.
Age Range: from approx 10-years old+ (47cm)
Recommended Min Inside Leg: 64cm bare-foot
(We measure our bikes from the floor up to the top-tube, in-front of the saddle, then minus 2cm for shoes)
(Fully-built bike image is for illustration only)
Upgrades, modifications and customisation:
There is a large number of potential specifications, too many to list. Here is a few examples to give you an idea of what's possible;
- 10-speed Shimano 105 mech/cassette (11-32) build: +£100 (approx 150g lighter)
- 10-speed Shimano XT (11-36) mech/cassette build: +£150 (approx 150g lighter)
- 11-speed SRAM eTap (11-32) build: +£1500 (approx 350g lighter)
- Novatec CXD wheelset @ 1465g: +£130 (approx 85g lighter)
- Optional chain guide: +£25 (approx +60g)
If you intend to Road Race or Triathlon (on gear restricted events) let us know your child’s British Cycling/British Triathlon age category and we can specify the correct chainring, cassette & tyres to maximise the available gearing. We can also fit more upgrades to improve the specification and reduce weight further, such as super-lightweight chains, bottom-brackets and cassettes or groupsets.