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F5100 Custom : Markus

Ninja turtle green paint job, the best of the best components and a custom 1 1/8" head tube make for one amazing build. Markus has been riding this bike around Shanghai for almost a year and we finally managed to catch up with him to take some photos. This 61cm track bike is fully kitted, check this list!

Frame: 61cm F550s Custom

Fork: 1 1/8" full carbon

Headset: Chris King 1 1/8"

Saddle: Prologo

Rims: H Plus Son Archetype

Hubs: Novatec sealed bearing

Crankset: PAUL Royal Flush

Chain: Izumi Gold

Stem: Thomson X4

Bars: DEDA RHM-02

Bar Tape: Lizard Skin 2.5mm

Pedals: MKS GR9

Tyres: Fyxation Session


















脱掉上衣,把头发在空中甩,我们给你一个酣畅淋漓展现自己的舞台,让你成为年度最闪耀新星。现在就报名,contact@infernobar.com 参赛者除了有机会获得由Marshall耳机,纹艺复兴和Factory 5现金券,还可在比赛期间免费畅饮Asahi啤酒和野格劲酒!



Summer Bike Games 2

There's a growing community of riders in Arizona, and we're super pumped to be sponsoring their upcoming event on September 27th. The full day of events will include bike polo, foot down, a track stand comp, an alley cat race, food, beer and more. If you're nearby make sure you check it out!


Stoked On Fixed Bikes Issue 18

Issue 18 of Stoked On Fixed Bikes is out! The best and easiest way to find out all the downlow on the hip and happening fixed gear world. The guys at SOFB reviewed our lattice chainring - so be sure to check that! (p. 74) - and catch our workshop manager Zhaoqi on the back cover! What a stud. All the goodness HERE.



Custom Factory Five Stem Cap

One of our bestest friends at Factory Five, Markus, created this one-off custom stem cap. It's our Racing logo, hand hewn and meticulously polished from a single piece of brass. It fits like a glove over this Thomson Stem. So awesome. We may need to get better at polishing our fork steerers down!

House of Vans Party Recap

Last friday we were honored to be invited to the House of Vans event over at Central Studios. We're massive fans of both those things so skitched straight over there after closing the workshop.

It was rammed. Everybody, and we mean EVERYBODY was there... getting their nosh -on, beer -on, Jameson & Ginger -on and screening printing vans tshirts on the fly, -on. Vans had done a super awesome job of zoning the huge spaces into visually beautiful zones of photographs, stories, product showcases. The whole multi-space studio had been turned into a Vans experience - which was just one day of a whole weekend of parties, sports and creativity.


We got straight in the rhythm and zoned out to the beats of DJ Gary Wang from Shelter. Then the party continued over at Arkham. If you saw us there throwing down some frankly killer moves to Peaches... it wasn't us but our evil doppelgängers.

We're Hiring - Graphic Designer

Factory Five Jobs

Factory Five is seeking an intuitive Graphic Designer to join our core team.

Here at F5HQ we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our original content. Almost every piece of media we produce involves a degree of creativity and design which connects with it's audience in the most engaging way possible. In short, we do everything in house and strive to make it look awesome. This full time position is to join the team and be involved with all the work we create on a daily basis - this includes:

  • Branding Idents
  • Event posters
  • Photographs and imagery
  • Logos and typography
  • Original content for online articles
  • Supporting graphics
  • Newsletter visuals

The Graphic Designer is key to the way Factory Five looks and feels, especially online. The right person is experienced at working with a creative, lifestyle brand to generate compelling and mostly digital content. They are confident, have an eye for visual identity and are proficient across a number of platforms (often simultaneously!).

A strong portfolio of relevant work is a must, as are photography skills and a passion for bikes. Chinese fluency is preferred. An intuitive, self-starting attitude is utterly essential.

Does this sound like you? If so we're excited to hear from you. send your CV and portfolio to drew@wearefactoryfive.com

Written by Factory Five — September 16, 2014

F550s : Lucas

This sweet whip is currently skidding it's way around Germany, being ridden by Lucas. He bought the F550s frame from us online and finally got around to building up his new ride. With red anodized hubs, hard anodized H Plus Son Archetype rims, and a nice set of road drop bars this build looks fantastic. Nice job, and thanks to Jakob Mandelkow for the great photos!

F5 Instagram Weekly Roundup

Another week slammed full of killer shots on our Instagram account.  We post tons of bike pron, sweet whips, news about riding in Shanghai and rad components every week. It's the easiest way to get a full in your face dose of awesomeness. Here are the top 6 photos from this week, including our most 'liked' photo ever reaching almost 700. Pretty sweet, right? Head on over to our account!