Factor SLICK


Factor SLICK - Driven by Obsession

Overview

Obsession for speed. Obsession for the highest performance. Obsession for all-round adjustability. The Factor SLICK was Driven by Obsession. From the re-engineered Twin Vane Evo downtube to the wider profile in the seat stays, the obsession is in the detail to create the fastest and most technically advanced time trial bike. 

Since launching the original Vis Vires and the Factor ONE, the team at Factor have been obsessively studying, modifying and enhancing the frame structure in search of the lowest aerodynamic drag and the highest stiffness possible. The result? The Factor SLICK cuts straight through the wind, while also providing impressive power transfer and handling. 

The Twin Vane Evo downtube has been optimised through CFD design with a great deal of time being spent in the wind tunnel to perfect the downtube and seat tube, both of which showcase design and engineering that is 100% unique to Factor. 

  • Optimised Twin Vane Evo downtube lets the air run through while increasing the bike stiffness at the BB and headset
  • For even greater power transfer under pedalling, the Factor SLICK features tall chain stays taking up with whole width of the BBRight bottom bracket shell
  • Wide stance seat stays to allow the air to flow free through, rather than around, the frame and rear wheel
  • The SLICK hinged fork features a hidden, integrated brake and wide stance, deep airfoil profiled legs
  • No stiffness is lost between the fork and aerobats thanks to the SLICK direct mount stem

The Factor SLICK is the result of extensive aerodynamic design work, structural manufacturing optimisation for best power transfer, integration of components and a wide range of adjustability to fit the rider perfectly.


 

The Details

18 months of obsessive redevelopment, modifications and engineering have lead to the creation of the Factor SLICK time trial bike:

  • UCI legal
  • Twin Vane Evo downtube
  • Wide stance SLICK aero fork
  • Wide stance SLICK aero seat stays
  • SLICK aero seatpost
  • Hidden seatpost clamp
  • All internal cable routing
  • Hidden, integrated front brake
  • Removable FD mount
  • Integrated direct mount brake
  • BBright bottom bracket
  • Clearance for 28mm tyres front and rear
  • 51 SPEEDSHOP multi-adjustable aerobars
  • 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 SLICK 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.
Frame Factor SLICK RGi Carbon construction
Fork RGi Carbon, 1 1/8"
Seatpost Custom Aero 0 set back (25mm set back available)
Handle Bar 51 SPEEDSHOP Mono-Riser Aerobar System (Ski, FSM and Ultimate extensions)
Stem Custom Aero Integrated
Headset Aluminium / CeramicSpeed bearings
BB Aluminium / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adaptors
Front Wheel Black Eighty, 80mm Carbon Clincher
Rear Wheel Black Eighty, 80mm Carbon Clincher
Tyre Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II, 25mm
Saddle fi'zi:k Mistica Carbon
Bar Tape Factor Custom
Crankset Shimano Dura Ace 9100 - 170mm (size S), 172.5mm (size M & L), 175mm (size XL)
F. Derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 9150
R Derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 9150
Brake/Shift Levers Shimano Dura Ace 9160
Extension Shifters Shimano Dura Ace 9160
Cassette Shimano Dura Ace 9160
Chain Shimano Dura Ace 9100
F. Brake Factor SLICK Custom Aero Brake with Carbon Cover
R. Brake Shimano Dura Ace 9110, Direct Mount

Factor SLICK Geometry Chart