With the world of ‘cross bikes taken almost completely over by 44mm head tubes, oversized tubing and thru-axles, it’s nice seeing a 1 1/8″ steel fork, 135mm option out there, made from Columbus Zona. Factory Five’s new ‘cross frames are looking good and they only cost $525 USD for a frameset. They’ve got a few sizes in stock now, so head over to check them out.
When Factory Five first introduced their 31.8 clamp quill stem in silver, a lot of people requested it in black. Well, it’s finally here and in stock now so head over to Factory Five to see more information!
Ever want to run a 31.8 clamp bar on your traditional 1″ threaded frame? Well, the guys at Factory Five do all the time but they didn’t stop there. By adding a removable, two-bolt faceplate, they made switching bars a cinch. Now if you’re running this stem on your track bike, you can swap between drops and flats or riser bars without unwrapping your tape or removing your grips.
Designed, made and tested in China, forged from 7075 aluminium, these unique and useful stems come in a 90mm length at the moment, with more lengths on the horizon. The Titan Stem is shipping TODAY so order now at Factory Five!
Now I wonder what this will do for all the classic road builds out there?
Shanghai’s Factory Five brings their Lattice chainring some color with a limited run of army green track rings. Available in 144bcd, 47t-49t, designed and proudly made locally in China. Not many companies can say that! See the full details at Factory Five.
Factory Five’s latest addition to their track bike line is the Stream, a performance minded machine made from 6061 aluminum and shaped to their custom specifications. The Stream comes in four colors and three sizes. Head over to Factory Five to see pricing and availability.
Our friends at Factory Five in Shanghai just issued their latest kits. Their new Team Riding Kits feature bright, geometric overlays with turquoise and orange accents. See more information and pricing at Factory Five.
It’s been a while, but after a good amount of prep and construction, Shanghai’s Factory Five have just opened their new space. They converted a 150sqm shell into their new storefront and design offices, while leaving the perimeter open to bring in natural light.
Factory Five carries their own frames, PAUL, Restrap, Mission Workshop and others.
Head to their Flickr to see more photos!
I still have so much leftover film from China, with some of my favorites being the roll of 220 I shot in the bamboo forest on the Mamiya. The guys from Factory 5 rode up to the top of this mountain range on their track bikes and I was on my cross bike, getting shots along the way.
Yikes! Tyler from Factory Five is one of the raddest dudes I’ve met over the past few years, so I can just imagine him smashing around Shanghai on this thing. As a drummer of a hardcore band, he’s no stranger to camo (shorts), so it just seemed like a natural move to paint his new Factory Five F550s track with the digital pattern. Check out more at the Factory Five Flickr and see the build specs below.