Factor Bikes and Black Inc in conjunction with OPC Distribution are proud to announce their partnership with top British triathlete, Adam Bowden for the 2017 season.
Bowden, 34, was an international runner representing Great Britain at the 2006 Commonwealth Games before turning professional as a triathlete in 2008. He is currently 9th in the ITU World Ranking, finishing second British triathlete between Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee in the 2016 World Triathlon Series.
During the 2017 season, Bowden will be racing on a Factor O2 and Black Inc carbon wheels at the ITU World Series events. Factor will soon launch a new Triathlon/TT bike – the Factor Slick – which will become available for Bowden as he targets Ironman events this year for the first time.
No longer a part of British Triathlon’s World Class Performance Programme, Bowden can now set his sights beyond the participation in ITU World Triathlon Series and will be including World Cup races, UK races and the longer 70.3 distance triathlons into his race schedule.
Bowden has spent some time in Portugal in preparation for the 2017 season and said: “The Factor O2 is incredible. It is very fast on the straights and grips the road very well on cornering. The climbing is where it really comes to light, though, it is perfect on accelerations and easy to move under your body. All in all, it is a very impressive and well-engineered bike.”
Factor has built a reputation for cutting-edge bicycle design and engineering with the emphasis on athletic performance.
Bowden said: “I'm really happy to announce my partnership with Factor Bikes and OPC distribution. From the moment I first saw these awesome bikes, I wanted one. The Factor O2 is going to be my weapon alongside the mountains in Wales. Watch Out!.”
Co-Owner of Factor Bikes, Baden Cooke, said: “We are very happy to be partnering with Adam for 2017. After a very strong 2016, it was an easy decision to add him to our stable of talent. I will also be very keen to see Adam do some longer non-drafting events on the Factor Slick when that is released soon.”
OPC Distribution is the exclusive UK Distributors of Factor Bikes and Black Inc.