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  • 3 Years of The Transcontinental Race by bike setup

    Posted on July 31 2017

    Three years of The Transcontinental Race by bike set up. This year Jeff is riding the prototype of our new 'F5 Anyroad' frameset'. His raace number this year is 83...

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  • Ex-Display Frames & Bikes For Sale

    Posted on June 16 2017

    We've been busy getting the launch of our new F5 Anywhere Frameset ready (hush, more on that soon!), and in the midst have been making space in our warehouse. We...

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  • Blemished Clearout!

    Posted on March 01 2017

    We’re absolute sticklers when it comes to making sure everything we make is perfect. Sometimes, though, scratches and blemishes are unavoidable. We’ve got a handful of items up for grabs...

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  • Introducing Sycle Cycle

    Posted on January 26 2017

    Latest on our growing list of international retailers, are the guys from Sycle Cycle – a new venture in Indonesia. We started off by sponsoring a few of their team...

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  • CNY Party – JAN 24!

    Posted on January 23 2017

    Keeping tradition alive, the guys at 17 Teeth (aka in our old shop) are running a Chinese New Year Party, on January 24th. 100RMB/ 4 single mixed cocktails 20RMB/ Asahi...

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  • CNY SALE 40% OFF!

    Posted on January 23 2017

    新年快乐! It’s the biggest holiday of the year, and to celebrate we’re running a killer online sale! From January 23rd to 27th, ALL orders will be automatically discounted by 40%....

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  • 2016 Infographic

    Posted on January 04 2017

    2016 was a massive year for us at F5. We released new products and frames, raced in over 15 countries, announced China’s first long distance endurance race, and of course...

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  • The Cross China Race

    Posted on December 22 2016

    2017 marks the year of the rooster, and the first year for The Cross China Race. The Cross China Race is a self-supported endurance bicycle race from Shanghai to Chengdu...

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  • 51T Lattice Chainring.. Coming Soon!

    Posted on December 22 2016

    We’ve listened to your requests via social media, bulletin boards, e-mails and in store shout outs. Yes, we’ve been working on a 51T lattice chainring… and it’s almost ready. We’ve...

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  • F5 Road Custom: Scott

    Posted on December 22 2016

    Scott’s no beginner to cycling in Shanghai, having navigated most of the outskirts of our mega city. He came to us looking for an upgrade. Something to move quickly, comfortably...

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  • F5 CX Custom: Assaf

    Posted on December 22 2016

    This 56cm custom CX build is made from Columbus Zona tubing. Complete with a SRAM Force groupset, H Plus Son Archetype rims, Novatec hubs, TRP dis brakes and BROOKS saddle...

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  • [FOR SALE] A Piece of Chinese Cycling History

    Posted on November 21 2016

    Up for grabs is a piece of Chinese bicycle history, an original Yongjiu competition bike made for the Chinese National Team in 1990. This represents one of the first high...

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  • [FOR SALE] A Slice Of Chinese Bicycle History

    Posted on November 18 2016

    This is an interesting one, folks. Up for sale is a 1993 Colnago Yongjiu replica of the classic Colnago Victory, and the first ever high end bike made in China....

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  • Beardageddon 2016

    Posted on November 18 2016

    We’re big on helping out the city of Shanghai and it’s surrounding comminuty. Next weekend marks the 1st ever Beardageddon, where 16 bearded men of Shanghai will shave off their...

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  • Cycling Kits 50% OFF

    Posted on November 08 2016

    The end of the summer season is upon us, and we need to clear out some space to make room for our new upcoming collection. That means that all Nightshade...

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  • 11.11 SALE

    Posted on November 08 2016

    Singles’ Day is just around the corner. For those that don’t know, it’s the biggest online shopping of the year for China. We’re offering some pretty crazy deals on our Taobao...

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  • Become a Factory Five Ambassador

    Posted on October 24 2016

    Do you like riding bikes? Like, really like riding bikes? Are you down with social media? Then we’ve got a contest for you.. We’re looking for the next Factory Five...

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  • Mobike Crit

    Posted on October 19 2016

    If you’re living in Shanghai then by now there’s a good chance you’ve seen the latest street rage: the Mobike. That beastly aluminum framed bike, with killer neon orange aerojokes...

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  • A Sincere Thank You

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Over the last 6 years you’ve witnessed the growth of our shop from a tiny hole in the wall with nothing but a couch and a picnic table, to become...

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  • [For Sale] 61cm F550s Digital Camo

    Posted on October 11 2016

    This bike has been floating around the interwebs for a few years now, but it’s finally going up for sale. Custom painted digital camouflage, this smooth welded F550s build measures...

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  • [For Sale] F5 Stream S Complete

    Posted on October 11 2016

    This S sized Turquoise F5 Stream complete is built with nothing but the best. Weighing in at just 7Kg, it’s incredibly light weight and perfect for the track, crit racing,...

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  • [For Sale] 61cm F550 Complete Build

    Posted on October 11 2016

    This F550 61cm is painted in PANTONE 877C metallic silver, with cool grey decals. Complete with VP 1 1/8″ headset, our F5 Pista wheelset, F5 Pista crankset and fitted with...

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  • [For Sale] F5 Stream M Complete Build

    Posted on October 11 2016

    This M sized complete F5 Stream has been ‘murdered out’ with all black everything. Featuring our F5 Pista Wheelset, this killer build weighs in at just 7.5Kg and is ready to...

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  • Upcoming Holiday Hours & Shipping

    Posted on September 12 2016

    We’re approaching Holiday season in China, so here’s the rundown of what we’ve got planned: The shop will be closed on SEPTEMBER 15. Shipping will be suspended from SEPTEMBER 14...

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  • The Japanese Odyssey: Tyler

    Posted on September 07 2016

    The Japanese Odyssey is an unsupported, bicycle endurance event and has no set route. Participants ride across Japan to sanctioned control points, starting from Tokyo and ending in Osaka. Big...

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  • Transcontinental Race No4 Recap

    Posted on August 31 2016

    TCR Recap The fourth edition of the Transcontinental Race is over and couldn’t be more pleased with this year’s adventure. A race like this really teaches you to roll with...

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  • 15%OFF Until Sep 9

    Posted on August 31 2016

    School’s about to start and we know that everyone loves a good deal. That’s why we’re running a ‘back to school’ sale that everyone can take advantage of. All items...

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  • F5 CX Custom: Maciej

    Posted on August 29 2016

    This is broaching new territory for us. Maciej came to us looking for a unique CX frameset, made from aluminum with an oversized head tube. We did that just, and...

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  • F5 CX Custom: Casey

    Posted on August 29 2016

    With the growing rage over CX bikes, we’ve been building quite a few lately. This one is definitely one of our favorites. Built for Casey in Canada, this Columbus Zona...

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  • F5 Road Custom : Xavier

    Posted on August 29 2016

    This 1″ steel lugged road frame was built for Xavier with the intention of looking incredibly classic while handling like a high end performance ride. Chrome lugs and chrome stays,...

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  • The Japanese Odyssey

    Posted on August 05 2016

    Long distance unsupported cycling races are all the rage these days. With their growing popularity, like the Transcontinental Race, it’s getting tougher and tougher to be guaranteed a starting spot....

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  • F5 Instagram Contest

    Posted on August 05 2016

    Want to win a pair of F5 Pista Hubs? We’ve got a really easy to enter competition going on right now. All you need to do is follow these three...

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  • The Transcontinental Race: Jeff

    Posted on July 28 2016

    The Transcontinental Race is a unsupported, single stage and has no set route. Participants race across the continent of Europe, testing their endurance. Already in it’s fourth edition, Jeff was lucky...

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  • The Transcontinental Race: Josh

    Posted on July 28 2016

    It was only just in December that we completed Josh’s completely custom XCR touring bike. Since then he’s been on almost every one of our group rides, constantly in and...

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  • IRD Now In Stock!

    Posted on July 08 2016

    Our friends from IRD Modena set up shop in Hefei last year, and we’ve welcomed them with open arms to the scene here in China. We’ve recently stocked up on...

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  • NMC4

    Posted on July 06 2016

    The National Moutarde Crit in Dijon, France has grown to be one of the most anticipated fixed gear crits anywhere in the world. Riders travel from all over Europe to...

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  • Fyxation Open – The PACK

    Posted on July 01 2016

    This year marks the 3rd Annual Fyxation Open Fixed Gear Street Crit hosted by Fyxation, of course. The 4 race event takes place in Milwaukee and Chicago, with the first two...

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  • F5 Columbus Zona CX Framesets For Sale

    Posted on July 01 2016

    We’ve been incredibly busy these last few months pumping out custom track frames, road frames and CX frames. In the midst of it all we haven’t had much time to...

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  • [SOLD] Bottecchia Single Speed Conversion

    Posted on June 17 2016

    This 1980’s Bottecchia conversion is in great shape and looks awesome. The frame measures 56cm C-T and is made with Columbus Aelle tubing. Complete with Shimano 105 hubs, brakes and crankset...

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  • [SOLD] Almost New 53cm F550s

    Posted on June 17 2016

    This beautiful 53cm F550s is in amazing condition and an absolute deal and a half. The frame and fork are only a few months old and all of the components...

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  • [SOLD] Gios Touring Bike

    Posted on June 17 2016

    This little 52cm Gios touring bike is up for grabs! A super solid build, complete with Shimano components and a BROOKS saddle. It has v-brakes, fenders and a speedometer. This...

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  • [SOLD] New Unbranded Aluminum Fixie

    Posted on June 17 2016

    This frame was won in a race by one of our team riders. It has since been stripped down and used as experimentation for painting, but never ridden. All parts...

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  • [SOLD] 52cm Pre-Loved Fixie

    Posted on June 17 2016

    This little 52cm leopard print bike is set up to cruise. High tower riser bars, front brake, and a small ratio good for inner city spinning. 1,200RMB and available now!...

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  • [SOLD] 56cm Cinelli Vigorelli

    Posted on June 17 2016

    Up for grabs is this 56cm Cinneli Vigorelli frameset (includes headset, carbon seat post, stem, and Nitto riser bars). The frame is in great condition and hasn’t been ridden much...

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  • [SOLD] Colnago Master Frameset

    Posted on June 17 2016

    This early 80’s Colnago frameset has been ridden around Shanghai for the last 2 or 3 years. and was originally purchased through Ebay. It includes the frame, fork, headset, seat...

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  • [SOLD] Pre-loved 61cm Single Speed Bike

    Posted on June 17 2016

    This pre-loved frame was never really ridden much, so it’s in near new condition. It measures 61cm from C-T and has a pretty tight wheelbase – it’s actually from a...

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  • Ex-Display Bikes For Sale

    Posted on June 17 2016

    The following bikes are currently display bikes in our shop, built up as prototypes and showcased at various exhibitions and events over the last 6 months. We need to clear them...

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  • F550s Custom: Daniel

    Posted on June 07 2016

    This build easily ranks in our top 10 favorite of 2016 thus far. Daniel’s custom F550s was finished in a smooth satin grey, with a glossy black fork, glossy black...

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