Factor One


Producing an aerodynamic bicycle that rides like a traditional road bike has proven to be the most elusive quest for bicycle designers. The problem has been that as a bicycle’s shape becomes more aerodynamic it sacrifices stiffness. So the factory is forced to use more carbon fibre to restore the stiffness necessary to perform like a traditional road bike. Unfortunately, all that extra fibre makes the bike heavier and undermines both the bike’s comfort and road feel. One of the keys to a great aerodynamic bike is to start with the cleanest possible airflow at the front of the bike. What you don’t want to do is explode that airflow the way a truck does. That’s why we designed our OTIS—One Total Integration System. OTIS begins with an integrated bar and stem to eliminate the face plate and bolts that immediately create unnecessary turbulence as part of the bike’s leading edge. The bar and stem mount to a proprietary dual-clamp external steerer fork. This external steerer provides the bike with a more aerodynamic leading edge than a traditional head tube can provide and gives the bike more surface area for the wind to attach as it passes over the frame. The external steerer design also improves the front-end stiffness of the bike without adding a massive weight penalty.

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  • Available as a Chassis, Rolling Chassis, or Complete Di2 Bike
  • Three colour schemes to choose from
  • Five sizes, from 51 to 61cm
  • UCI legal
  • Includes Factor’s OTIS aero handlebar and stem combination
  • Direct mount brakes are powerful and aerodynamic
  • Compatible with up to 700x28mm tires
  • Factor’s frame laminate design and manufacturing process ensures that we put the waste into the garbage can and not into the frame; using a computer program called Fibresim, each layer is specifically cut to minimise any overlaps or extra materials where they are not required. The result: the strongest, lightest frame possible.
  • The ONE frame is made with three different carbon types, each selected for different performance characteristics. Standard Modulus, Medium Modulus and High Modulus Pitch Fibre. While the first two are common to the cycling industry the last – the Pitch Fibre – is far more rare because it’s difficult to work with and comes with very high cost. It is, however, the lightest and stiffest carbon available for bike frames that can be manipulated.
  • Fully sleeved cable routings ensure crisp shifting and braking performance, improve aerodynamics and aesthetics and ensure effortless practicality with hassle free cable assembly and maintenance.