Formula is an Italian manufacturer of high-end Motorcycle and Mountainbike components.
At EightyOneSpices we are your Australia-wide contact for Formula's range of mountainbike brakes and suspension. The current range of brakes includes a 2-piston XC/trail brake and a 4-piston Enduro / DH brake using a self developed mineral oil as the braking medium. The suspension forks consist of a single air, a dual air and a coil singlecrown fork for both wheel sizes. The forks are packed with user friendly and innovative technology such as the CTS valves making custom tunes a breeze for every rider. For DH use, Formula have a highly adjustable 3-Air fork and a simple set and go coil fork, also available in both wheelsizes. Newly released for 2021 is also their new rear coil shock, the MOD, also using the innovative CTS system.
For more info on the products either visit our webstore, chat to your local Formula dealer or vistit the Formula website: www.ride-formula.com
All parts for Formula suspension and brakes are avaliable upon request. See your local Formula dealer or drop us a line direct.
EightyOneSpices is Australia's only qualified Service Centre for Formula Suspension and Brakes. Feel free to drop us a line and enquire about your servicing needs.
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Vision: Tomorrow is built with today's ideas
A path of innovation, never stop experimenting, never stop imagining new solutions.
Since the beginning of our story, the word which has always guided us has been one: “innovation”. For years we have experimented in the motor biking world, to then take all our knowledge into the mountain biking world.
Innovation, the search for new solutions, the desire to tread new paths into the unknown, have been the ideas which have always driven us in our choices, which have set our course.
A never ending journey
We began with the challenge of braking systems, and we created the first mountain bike brake in the history of this sport. We then decided to produce our first forks and the results thrilled us.
We succeeded in giving riders the most sophisticated and evolved forks that mountain biking has ever seen. A new benchmark in the industry.
For these reasons, due to the course taken so far, our aim is to continue along the path of innovation, putting our knowledge and our experience at the service of riders.
Our natural vocation is to experiment in the widest and most complete range of products for mountain bikes and motorbikes possible.
Dedication to our values
There will not be any stops in our research and development departments, our designers will always boost us with innovative ideas, our tests will be more and more reliable and tougher, while our production will be tirelessly focused on the best quality possible for the final result.
These elements describe what we are, they translate our vision, leading us into the future.
HISTORY - OUR HISTORY IS THE PILLAR OF OUR TECHNOLOGY.
We were born with the sport, when moto cross and mountain biking came to light
In 1972, when in Europe, and in a particular way in Italy, motocross and enduro were emerging, in Prato, Tuscany, in the heart of that Italy where the imagination of some of the greatest people in history of motorcycle industry became reality, AIM was born, a firm whose innovations will leave their mark in the world of enduro and moto cross competitions. AIM is an adventure lasting fifteen years, studded with successes and innovations which are still used today in the motorcycle world.
Towards the end of the eighties, however, a new discipline emerged globally, ready to open doors in a future that was still unknown, mountain biking. In 1987, Formula was born, devised by the same minds which had made AIM a reference in the motorcycling world, born from the same passion. The goal of this group of men and women is simple and at the same time pioneering, bringing technology of the motor world into the mountain biking one. In other words, Formula was born with the intention of becoming innovation leader.
In 1993, we created thefirst disc brake in thehistory of mountain biking
1993 is a year which determines a rebirth in the world of mountain biking, almost year zero. Formula takes an indisputable leading role in this innovation. With the introduction of the Standard, the first hydraulic disc brake in history was created, studied exclusively for mountain bike use. At that point, the bike world changed for ever.
Our brakes on the top of the world
In the years which followed the introduction of the Standard, our brakes conquered, one by one, all the most prestigious titles in mountain bike competitions. These are the years of the epic models such as Evolution, B4 and ORO. Thanks to the help of the numerous athletes who we have supported with passion and dedication, over the years we have contributed to the conquest of numerous downhill world titles. A history created from devotion and love for the racing world, an aspect of our character which we have always had. In a few years’ work, our designers achieved the aim which they had set for themselves, to make Formula brakes the milestone for the world of mountain biking, both from the point of view of performance and of quality construction. We had achieved an important goal, we had revolutionized the way to ride bikes forever.
A new challenge, mountain bike suspension
2012, was for us, a moment to face a great, new challenge. We have always been very much involved in the world of suspensions. Since the times of AIM, our designers have worked closely with some of the greatest producers of suspensions in the world. In 1993, we produced our first shock absorbers for motorbikes. The quantity of knowledge accumulated over the years and the entry of new specialists in the Formula family marked with natural flare the next step, that of shock absorbers for mountain bikes.
This marked a return, not a beginning. In the motor trial world, today, our forks are considered the milestone for the discipline. Once again, we adopted a strategy which had already proved its success in the past, bringing our motor biking background into the world of mountain biking. The success obtained from entering the mountain bike suspensions world marked a new horizon for us, which led us to take on the production of a wider range of mountain bike components.
Made in Italy
Made in Italy is a brand which we use with pride, and we exemplify it in the deepest sense of the word. Made in Italy means joining the great tradition of Italian engineering. Leonardo Da Vinci, the first engineer in history, was born and raised just a few kilometres from our general headquarters in Prato. This history can be felt in the air, we are children and heirs of that tradition of Italian designers who for centuries have innovated in all technical fields and continue to do so today. We are what we are today because we are aware of the road which has brought us here.
We have thought of, devised, and taken on challenges, we have got our hands dirty, we have made mistakes, we have started again and we have achieved results which at one time would have been unthinkable. In this way, we will continue to innovate today, still following an age-old lesson, but still at the same time, avant-garde.
“Wisdom is the true daughter of experience” – Leonardo da Vinci