Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition


Type: One


Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition

Overview

The Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition bike is a collaboration between former professional cyclist, David Millar and Factor Bikes. David and Factor Bikes owner, Baden Cooke, raced in the professional peloton together and have 32 accumulative years of professional racing experience at the top level between them. David was brought on by Baden as a Factor tester, providing Factor Bikes with invaluable feedback when designing and manufacturing the new iteration of UCI legal Factor bikes. The Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition represents the heritage of the duos racing experience as well as the type of bike they always wished they could have been riding when they were racing.

The Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition bike effortlessly combines the technology created by bf1systems for Factor Bikes with the race heritage, style and personality of David Millar. The understated yet still different look bucks the trend of black on black opting instead for a deep grey and flashes of Rosso Fuoco, as inspired by a Singer Porsche and is used as reveals in the Chpt./// clothing. The Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition features Factor Bikes unique Twin Vane split downtube. This boasts aerodynamic efficiency like no other bike available today. When combined with the OTIS (ONE Total Integration System) fork, bar and stem it means that the Factor One is one of the fastest bikes available today. Certainly one of the coolest!

David Millar has worked with Brooks to develop the Brooks C13 saddle that will feature on the bike and will be the first time Brooks have entered the high-performance arena in decades. The custom coloured saddle will only be available on the Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition. The tyres have natural coloured walls, for no other reason than David believes they look better and with Vittoria now making their graphene tyres with the option of natural walls they also offer the highest performance.

The wheels themselves are DT Swiss Hubs, David has found the wheels are the best all round, they can be used on flatlands or in the mountains, even cobbles or gravel roads. The groupset is SRAM Red eTap; it seemed only natural to David to match the advanced technology of the Factor frame design with the latest and best in components.

Finally, the bike will come with two rolls of bar tape instead of the usual one, a nod to David Millar’s personal preference of having a bigger grip on the handlebars and one that many of his teammates have replicated over the years. The Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition will be limited to 51, as this is the dossard that has been more successful in the Tour de France than any other number except number 1.

The Details

Our attention to detail on the Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition is absolute, from precisely controlling the material and resin production process, right down to everyday practical detailing that ensures that assembly and maintenance are as refined as the ride itself:

  • UCI legal
  • Our frame laminate design and manufacturing process ensures that we put the waste into the garbage can and not into the frame; using a computer programme called Fibersim, each layer is precisely 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 various 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 rarer because it’s difficult to work with and comes with a very high cost. It is, however, the lightest and stiffest carbon available for bike frames.
  • The direct mount rear brake is tucked behind the bottom bracket for optimum aerodynamics.
  • Fully sleeved cable routings ensure crisp, long lasting shifting and braking performance, improve aerodynamics and aesthetics and ensure effortless practicality with hassle free cable assembly and maintenance.
  • The ONE has ample tyre clearance to allow the comfort and performance benefits that come from using wider, higher profile tyres – up to 25c.
  • The hidden seatpost clamp contributes to the ONE’s clean and uncluttered aesthetic and improves aerodynamics.
Frame RGi Carbon construction, tapered/shaped 1-1/8" to size-specific lower head tube, compact pro race geometry, internal cable routing
Fork RGi Carbon, single OTIS, full monocoque, size-specific taper
Headset Custom configuration Cane Creek 110 Series
Stem Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
Handlebars Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
Tape Factor Hi Grip fraction tape with custom end plugs
Badge Limited Edition Chpt./// xx of 51
Brakes EE Direct Mount Front and Rear
Front Derailleur SRAM Red eTap YAW Braze On
Rear Derailleur SRAM Red eTap with CeramicSpeed Oversize Pulley System
Shift Levers SRAM Red eTap
Casette SRAM XG-1190, 11-28
Chain SRAM Red 22 11-speed
Crankset SRAM Red 22
Front Wheel Black Inc Fifty clinchers, DT Swiss 240 hubs
Rear Wheel Black Inc Fifty clinchers, DT Swiss 240 hubs
BB EVO386BB
Saddle Brooks Cambium C13 Chpt./// Limited Edition
Accessory Garmin Compatible Computer Mount

Download geometry here. Please note that the bike will be provided with size specific OTIS Aero Bar and Stem, this can be varied to suit your fit requirements by liaising with your dealer. Please find here our OTIS fitting guide. 

 

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