Detail: Factor Bike One S Road Frameset 2016 Blue 56cm
Product Code: Product 9
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Brand :Factor Bike
The S in Factor Bikes' One-S Road Frameset may well refer to steerer, as in: The One-S's fork has a traditional steerer tube instead of the unconventional OTIS fork on the brand's flagship One. Despite the different fork, the One-S incorporates the same Twin Vane bisected down tube hiding behind the One's OTIS fork. The Twin Vane down tube features a lengthwise cutout that Factor credits with a 100g reduction in air resistance forces because it gathers and manages the unruly turbulence rolling off of the front wheel. Factor refers to this turbulence as dirty air, and the Twin Vane serves as the aerodynamic equivalent of a cleaner to tidy up the crime scene after the fork and front wheel commit drag-inducing aerocide. Factor's willingness to inflict violence on industry axioms isn't a case of iconoclastic vandals breaking things just for the sake of breaking things. Rather, the unconventional design elements of the One-S are the result of a collaboration between some big names in the cycling industry and a big name in automotive aerodynamics. We'll get into the details below, but it's worth interjecting here that, during its debut under One Pro Cycling's Domagalski, the One-S was ridden to two stage victories at Korea's 2. 1 category stage race. Factor is led by green jersey-winner Baden Cooke and Rob Gitelis, a carbon manufacturing guru who also happens to be a longtime two-wheel fetishist. The pair acquired the brand from bf1systems in order to adapt the erstwhile non-race-legal technology of models like the Vis Vires and 001 into race-legal designs. To help with that transition, the pair have developed a strong supporting cast that includes Matt Prior, a multisport enthusiast and the head of One Pro Cycling, and David Millar, the cycling world's most fashion-forward rouleur and the latest heir to the Millar engine. While the latter's own father remains one of the greatest Anglophone climbers, Factor's supporting cast is far more dedicated to the pure sp...