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Factor One

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:29 pm
by waldek79
hi guys

anyone have real life experience with the Factor One...i am a bigger rider 6ft3 90kg, aiming to use bike for mostly rolling races in the Vets cat.

i had a storck aerofast G2 (bottom model) and enjoyed it but found it to be too one dimensional and simply too heavy.

Choices are either XR4 , Madone or Factor One...but heart is going with Factor.

Re: Factor One

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:18 pm
by hyvent
Also interested in what the rim brake version weighs for the 2018 version with Etap.
I narrowed my choice back down to rim brake bike: Tarmac Sl6 or Factor One V2.

Re: Factor One

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:18 pm
by Weenie

Re: Factor One

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:52 pm
by wheelsONfire
It doesn't look like this frameset is designed with low weight in mind.
I noted it was only produced in 150 units.
Perhaps you'd need to mail Factor directly to get those numbers...

Re: Factor One

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:10 am
by waldek79
thanks - frame and fork look like they are in circa 1,3 - 1,4kg territory for 54..so not too bad

Re: Factor One

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:05 am
by Bely
I have owned and ridden both a 2018 Trek Madone & Factor ONE

Both were a joy to ride....

to stand out from the crowd - FACTOR (its a great ride , but i feel that both being fast, the Trek was more comfortable)
for a great ride (surprisingly comfortable) - TREK

my 2 cents.....hope it helps....to add, both bikes were built easily below 6.8kg...if i can remember correctly the Factor was 6.7 & Trek 6.6

i hope the links below will help
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/foru ... 0&t=138252

Re: Factor One

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:42 am
by waldek79
thank you.

the bike will be used for racing mostly, so from that point of view should be ok in terms of harshness etc. will also run 25-28mm tyres to make life a little softer

Re: Factor One

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:40 pm
by Bordcla
If purely for racing I feel compelled to point out that these are two of the most expensive bikes on the market, so perhaps worth keeping in mind, as racing does involve crashing unfortunately...

Re: Factor One

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:52 pm
by bilwit
Bordcla wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:40 pm
If purely for racing I feel compelled to point out that these are two of the most expensive bikes on the market, so perhaps worth keeping in mind, as racing does involve crashing unfortunately...
I wouldn't race my best bike either, but you're assuming money is an obstacle for everyone :lol:

Re: Factor One

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:08 pm
by Bordcla
bilwit wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Bordcla wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:40 pm
If purely for racing I feel compelled to point out that these are two of the most expensive bikes on the market, so perhaps worth keeping in mind, as racing does involve crashing unfortunately...
I wouldn't race my best bike either, but you're assuming money is an obstacle for everyone :lol:
True. I often forget all I have instead of money is plenty of reasons why I feel it shouldn't be a problem for me (and yet it is...) :(

Re: Factor One

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:08 pm
by Weenie

Re: Factor One

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:37 pm
by Lafolie
for sum reason, the One doesn't seem to get that much exposure