Factor Bikes launch in South Africa

We are really excited to announce the latest addition to the Alpine Sports portfolio, in the form of Factor Bikes.

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Factor O2


Although the brand is in its infancy, it has a very well established team behind it, headed by Rob Gitelis. Rob is a bike industry veteran with over 30 years experience. He has made bikes for many of the worlds leading teams and his bikes have won races all over the world from Classics to Tour De France stages and even Tour De France and Giro overall winners. With a previous TDF green jersey winner in the form of Baden Cook as a partner, the two have set out to create the ultimate bike and they are well on their way to doing so!


Unlike most other brands, Factor owns its factory which now only makes Factor bikes. This means that Factor has the ability to move from design to prototype to production at a speed that no other major brand can do. Ex-professional riders such as David Millar and Ryder Hesjedal also play an integral role in providing feedback so as to ensure the ultimate rider experience.


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Factor One


The range is comprised of the ultralight, allrounder known as the O2. This was ridden to a podium finish at last years TDF by Roman Bardet.


The One forms the aerodynamic platform and makes use of a twin-vane system so as to ensure maximum aerodynamics.


The Slick is the TT/Tri bike and like the One, it makes use of the twin-vane system.


Factor Slick.


Each frame is available as a rim or disc version and comes with an integrated Black Inc bar/stem, a Black Inc seat post as well as a Ceramic Speed BB & headset.


The frames are currently available through leading dealers countrywide as well as directly through Alpine Sports.


Schmorglebot, Sep 14 2018 10:09

Love the head tube on the Factor One! It'll be very interesting to see how competitively they price themselves

lechatnoir, Sep 14 2018 10:18

saw a behind-the-scenes (GCN i think) on their factory, and it looks like a jolly good quality product. no doubt, we'll be paying for the privilege too

'Dale, Sep 14 2018 07:48

The One is the one.

With eTap and Mielie-Steins that would be just wow.