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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Pearson Forge. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

13 reasons to buy

  • The Pearson Forge is available in three Shimano Di2 builds: Dura-Ace, Ultegra, and 105.
  • Experts relish the Forge’s “quick” and “reactive” feel, thanks to the stiff frame and bottom bracket.
  • Testers agree that the Forge is comfortable over long distances.
  • The Forge’s balance of performance and “relaxed” geometry impresses experts.
  • According to one tester, the Forge “climbs beautifully.”
  • A reviewer says the Forge is a “rocket” on flat, straight roads.
  • Experts praise the “precise” steering and “confident” handling.
  • A reviewer reports riding in the drops for long periods “without any nagging back or neck aches.”
  • The Forge Ultegra has “stiff” Tooth & Nail carbon wheels.
  • Testers highlight the “excellent” wet-weather grip and comfort of the Pirelli Zero Race TLR 30mm tires.
  • The frame and fork feature eyelets for mounting fenders.
  • The Forge has clearance for 35mm tires without fenders or 32mm with.
  • The oversize T47 bottom bracket enhances durability and eases servicing.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Two reviewers feel the Forge is expensive, with the competition offering “more bike at this price point.”
  • Non-UK buyers don’t benefit from the free fitting at Pearson's London store, reducing the value proposition.
  • The Forge isn’t available in any entry-level builds.
  • A tester complains that the Novatec rear hub sounds “like a dentist’s drill.”

Bottom line

The Pearson Forge is a high-end road bike available in three Shimano-equipped builds. The Forge’s geometry was developed for the ‘average’ cyclist, based on Pearson’s experience in bike fitting. Experts say this relaxed geometry delivers long-distance comfort with a minimal reduction in performance. The “reactive” Forge is deemed an all-rounder, impressing on climbs, flat stretches, and descents. However, reviewers feel the competition offers more value. Additionally, non-UK buyers don’t benefit from the individual fitting service available at Pearson’s London store, further reducing the value. Despite this, the Pearson Forge is a worthy consideration for riders who want a “racy” bike without the aggressive geo.

Expert Reviews

82/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews

Pearson Forge 2024

Fast and reactive road bike in a regular-rider-focused geometry.

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Pearson Forge Review: Fast and Fun Road Bike With a Perfect Fit

The South London shop’s first stab at bike design isn’t cheap but is equal to big brands and more established rivals.

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Pearson Forge Review

The Forge is a great bike that’ll suit a wide range of riders. It’s racy looking yet doesn’t demand excessive flexibility of its rider. It marries this quality with less relaxed handling, meaning it’s lots of fun to ride… At the same time, many of its more well-known competitors offer a bit more bike at this price point.

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