Factor One 51cm Frameset Stealth Black £4500 now £3000

In-Gear Cycle Sport

Factor One  £4500

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.


Size 51 54 56 58 61
Stack 519 543 563 583 608
Reach 384 389 398 405 414
Seat Tube Angle 74.0° 73.5° 73.5° 73.0° 72.75°
Head Tube Angle 72.5° 73° 73.25° 73.5° 73.75°
Fork Offset 43 43 43 43 43
BB Drop 70 70 70 70 70
Chainstay Length 403 403 403 407 407
OTIS Stem 90 110 110 120 120
OTIS Bar (c-c) 400 420 420 440 440
Top Tube 530 547 562 580 600
Head Tube 103 126 146 166 191

Collections: Bikes, Factor, Sale Bikes

Type: Bike

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