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Factor Bike One-S Dura-Ace Di2 Complete Road Bike - 2016


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If you have any doubts about the scope of Factor Bikes' ambitions in the industry, the quality of build kit on the unconventional One-S Dura-Ace Di2 Complete Road Bike should dispel them immediately. Dura-Ace Di2, Mavic's new Cosmic Pro Carbon SL, and a Black Inc. cockpit mean that the One-S is built-up with the kind of kit we daydream about. Despite the no-compromise bling on the spec sheet, the frameset itself remains the most stunningly innovative element. This is only appropriate given Factor's stated goal of being to luxury bikes as luxury bikes are to entry-level noodlers.

The word "innovative" gets thrown around with careless frequency in the cycling world, but the One-S's Twin Vane down tube actually warrants the label. The down tube is bisected by 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'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.

Factor Bikes is led by green jersey-winner Baden Cooke and Rob Gitelis, the carbon manufacturing guru who has been the materials guy behind several of the world's most fetishized boutique brands. The pair acquired Factor from bf1systems in order to adapt the erstwhile non-race-legal technology of models like the Vis Vires and 001 into race-legal designs. Bf1systems itself is a powerhouse of aerodynamics and the brains behind many of Europe's biggest auto-racing names. The auto/bicycle brand partnership has become all the rage in the industry, but—as Cooke himself quips—Factor remains the only brand where the aerodynamics and engineering of the motorsport world are the bike's starting point, not just a decal added to the top tube before the clear coat is applied.

Aside from the Twin Vane down tube discussed above, the frameset's aerodynamic features include the bullet-nose face and truncated tailing edge that have come to define top-end tube shapes. The shape babysits airflow from the point the frame encounters it till long after it's detached and dissipated into wake. The abbreviated rear face is especially important as it reduces the negative vacuum of trailing drag that traditional tube shapes produce, but it doesn't turn into a destabilizing parachute when crosswinds and road conditions shift the yaw angle outside of a NACA profile's near-zero comfort zone.

The aerodynamic features extend to such subtleties as a hidden seatpost clamp, direct-mount rear brake caliper, tucked-away seatstays, internal cable routing, a Di2 junction box, and the inclusion of an integrated stem/bar unit that's designed to work as part of a drag-reduction system with frame and rider. Frankly, we expect this roster of wind-cheating features from high-end aerodynamic road frames. And given Factor's penchant for going above and beyond what's expected, it's no surprise that they're all represented here.

What is a surprise is that the aerodynamics don't come at the cost of comfort. The One-S isn't as buttery smooth as a classic, lugged steel frame or a heavy, carbon cobbles machine, but it does transmit a lot less harshness than the non-traditional tube shapes and seatpost would suggest. Maybe this is because of the low chainstay juncture and shape, or maybe it has something to do with the carbon lay-up. Given co-owner Gitelis' 15+ years in manufacturing, we suspect the latter might play a significant role.

The frame's contradictory balance of aerodynamics, efficient power transfer, and comfort is equal parts tube design and carbon lay-up. Factor builds the One-S with three different carbon moduli, balancing the vibration damping and compliant durability of lower and middle moduli with the unyielding stiffness of Pitch Fibre, a material that is as unabashedly stiff and light as its name is unabashedly British.

Factor isn't shy about claiming that Pitch Fibre is the lightest, stiffest material that can be shaped into a bike frame, so you might assume three things here: 1) Pitch Fibre is extremely difficult to work with, 2) it's very expensive, and 3) Factor jealously guards the exact details of its lay-up schedule. You'd be correct on all fronts. The one insight Factor gives into its process is the use of a program called Fibersim, which Factor uses to "ensure that we put the waste into the garbage can and not into the frame." Fibersim helps the brand keep material to a minimum, resulting in fabric cuts and construction so discerningly meticulous that the process rates at the tippy-top end of luxury, a theme that's also reflected in finishing details like a Ceramic Speed bottom bracket.

  • A road race bike that makes no compromises
  • Aerodynamic engineering with a motorsport pedigree
  • Twin Vane down tube manages airflow coming off front wheel
  • Modified NACA tube shapes are faster and more stable
  • Meticulous carbon lay-up capitalizes weight loss and stiffness
  • Features the latest top components from Shimano and Mavic
  • Factor Bikes isn't afraid to completely change the rules

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
EM2 RGi Carbon Fiber
Single Bayonet
Fork Material:
EM2 RGi Carbon Fiber
[upper] 1-1/8 in, [lower] size-specific
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
53 / 39 t Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Bottom Bracket:
Ceramic Speed BB386EVO
Crank Arm Length:
[size 51] 170 mm, [sizes 54, 56] 172.5 mm, [sizes 58, 61] 175 mm
11 - 28 t Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Shimano CN-HG701
Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Brake Type:
Factor Bikes
Bar Tape:
Factor Bikes
Factor Bikes
Fi'zi:k Aliante R7
Black Inc.
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL
Mavic Instant Drive 360
Mavic BR601 quick-release
[front] Mavic Yksion Pro Griplink, [rear] Mavic Yksion Pro Powerlink
Tire Size:
700 c x 25 mm
not included
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years on frame

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One-S size by rider height


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51cm 48.3cm 53cm 51.9cm 38.4cm 10.3cm 72.5o 74o 7cm 40.3cm 90mm
54cm 51.2cm 54.7cm 54.3cm 38.9cm 12.6cm 73o 73.5o 7cm 40.3cm 110mm
56cm 52.8cm 56.2cm 56.3cm 39.8cm 14.6cm 73.25o 73.5o 7cm 40.3cm 110mm
58cm 54.3cm 58cm 58.3cm 40.5cm 16.6cm 73.5o 73o 7cm 40.7cm 120mm
61cm 55.7cm 60cm 60.8cm 41.4cm 19.1cm 73.75o 72.75o 7cm 40.7cm 120mm

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