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 Post subject: Factor Vis Vires
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:56 pm 
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http://factorbikes.com/#Bikes

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/06/26/factor-vis-vires-high-tech-road-bike-unveiled-exclusive-interview-tech-details/

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/factor-vis-vires-first-look-37745/

Its aesthetic is bound to be polarising, but I really like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Factor Vis Vires
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:55 pm 
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I'd like to know what kind of weight the external fork is rumoured to be.

Very unusual but need a closer pic to decide if I like it or not.


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 Post subject: Re: Factor Vis Vires
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Carbon TRP V brakes... it screams spongy braking performance like the Giant Propel brakes, which are also carbon fibre.

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 Post subject: Re: Factor Vis Vires
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Other than the fork, the rest seems relatively generic, compared to TMR and S5 for example. Need some CFD/tunnel data on the fork. Wilier's TT has the same design. Seems counter intuitive.

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 Post subject: Re: Factor Vis Vires
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:00 am 
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The power meter cranks are interesting.. Wonder if they plan on selling them separate? The Garmin mount could have been out front as every one is now fond of, guess they haven't been paying that much attention hey?

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 Post subject: Re: Factor Vis Vires
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I'm sad because they leave using disc brake and special baton wheels.
I don't feel any differences from the other current aero road racers.


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Bikerumor mentions that the powermeter cranks will be available separately. I don't necessarily mind that they went to rim brakes, but I do despise their specific brake choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Factor Vis Vires
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:16 pm 
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I love that it's UCI illegal. Time for companies to start breaking free from those constraints. Silly rules.

It's heavy, though.

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 Post subject: Factor Vis Vires
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Same aero fork design as the wilier twinfoils!


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May possibly validate Wilier's aero claims. I was/am a skeptic.
Another thing that bugs me about this bike is the fact that they did, in fact, build it to UCI rules. In the end, the idiots said it was illegal anyway, which makes me wonder what they would have come up with if they hadn't had those constraints in the first place.

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 Post subject: Re: Factor Vis Vires
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@ thisisatest: Maybe they didn't pay attention to the regulations after the Eddy Merckx ETT was approved. The UCI stated that twin down tubes or cut outs were no longer deemed to conform to regulations.

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