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This past weekend we took the fast train to Beijing to check out the annual Fixed Gear Open.
The event had close to 500 participants, a ton of display tents and some pretty cool events. We were busy wheelin' and dealin' at our booth, but managed to get a couple shots from the daily activities. There was some bike polo, a small criterium, a mini drome and a few fixed gear freestyle events. It was great to see the growth of the scene and all the young riders eager to do whip skids. Hope to catch you all next year!
This little 52cm custom F550 was painted in a celeste blue and completed with all black components. A comfortable set of riser bars with Fyxation BMX grips, deep dish 700c rims and a 16T freewheel. Perfect for city cruising!
One of our club riders, Sonja, has a great pair of SPD shoes up for grabs. All details in the flyer she put together below:
From now until September 1st we’ve discounted all F5 Pista stock frames by 15% – and this includes F5 Complete builds. Frames are now just 2,550CNY and complete builds now start at 5,290CNY. Valid online and in shop – take advantage of this awesome deal and pick up a new frame or complete bike!
This F550s was built for Glen in Beijing, China. It features a 59cm frame, lattice chainring, gran compe low flange hubs laced to H Plus Son Archetype rims and a bunch of other awesome components. Even with the pair of compact drops this bike is still super comfortable - sweet ride!
This custom yellow painted F550s is nothing short of awesome. Complete with our lattice chainring, Thomson seatpost and stem, Ominum cranks - this bike rips!
Complete with our lattice chainring and a ton of sweet components, this bike is shredding around Portland, Oregon, USA. Nice one!
The F550S represents our never-rest attitude. We’ve been working on this one-off frameset for a while and are excited to present a very limited run of something special.
The base is the same geometry as our all-round-powerhouse F550. It is light, sturdy, nimble and awesome.
We’ve refined it. Instead of an oversize down tube we’ve kept it to 1+1/8th inch throughout. It lends super-clean lines and reduces weight slightly. Weight reducing and game changing too is the addition of a carbon fork up front.
The Seatpost diameter is 27.2mm, standard 68mm bottom bracket shell and a 1+1/8th inch headset. Sizing is from the center of the BB axle to the top of the seat post – which extends slightly above the top-tube.
Instead of the industrial TIG weld we’ve applied a smoothweld at all the joints. It’s the same application as on our F5100, turning each corner of the frame into a beautiful transition between the tubes.
Then, dress it in our 2014 team graphics and race logos. The F550-S. A pedigree.
Included in the frameset is an F5 Carbon fork. It has a 35mm rake, aluminium 1+1/8th inch steerer and weighs barely a few hundred grams.
We’re really pumped about the outcome of this shot – slick, clean, crisp and down right beautiful. This F550s complete bike marks yet another evolution for Factory Five. Big thanks to Ambrous Young for putting together the photoshoot for us!