Late in 2015, we revealed Factor Bikes new models, the UCI Legal ONE, O2 and ONE-S. All of these bikes are linked to a project with the UK’s first Professional Continental Cycling team, One Pro Cycling. Originally starting as a side project from motorsport and automotive company bf1systems, Factor Bikes has grown into a showcase for innovation. In 2009, the company released the Factor 001, a carbon machine that featured split downtube and aerodynamic fork, disc brakes and integrated power meter.
In 2014, Australian ex-professional cyclist and winner of the Tour de France’s green jersey, Baden Cooke, joined Factor Bikes as a consultant. Baden was tasked with creating a UCI legal bike to showcase in the world of professional cycling. Nowadays, Baden is a co-owner of the company with Rob Gitelis, an American who owns a manufacturing company in Taiwan. The 2016 Tour Down Under was chosen as the venue to officially launch the Factor ONE, O2 and ONE-S bikes. I was fortunate to get a few minutes of Baden’s time away from the Factor pop-up booth, and gather details and photos of the Factor ONE. Continue reading “Factor Bikes Launch the ONE with Baden Cooke”