Factor bikes recommit to SA – Lando MTB landing soon

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The OSTRO VAM is Factor's high-performance aero road bike. (Photo: Factor)
The OSTRO VAM is Factor's high-performance aero road bike. (Photo: Factor)

British boutique cycling brand Factor, has a new South African presence.

The frame of choice for multiple Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, and his World Tour team, Israel–Premier Tech, Factor has a strong legacy in carbon-fibre engineering.

Founded back in 2007, Factor evolved out of bf1systems – a specialist supplier in the automotive and motorsport industry.

Since the debut of Factor’s R001, launched in 2009, the brand has retained a commitment to carbon-fibre mastery. To ensure that its design concepts are executed to an exacting standard, Factor produces its bikes at a dedicated Asian facility – instead of using third-party contract manufacturing.

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The Lando XC has been Factor's big product reveal for 2022. (Photo: Factor)

Adding MTB to the portfolio

Having proved its pedigree in road and gravel cycling, Factor has now embraced mountain biking with its latest product. 

The Lando XC is Factor’s dual-suspension race bike. It features 115mm of rear-suspension, balanced by a 120mm fork, and is targeted at riders keen on a Cape Epic or local trail ride.

For mountain bikers who seek the lightest possible race bike, with unmatched climbing efficiency, Factor has the Lando hardtail. It has a reference weight of only 850g, for the frame.

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Black Inc carbon components are popular build kits, for Factor bikes, Including this one-piece handlebar. (Photo: Factor)

Factor and Black Inc go with together 

Cape Town’s Switchback Sports has partnered with Factor, as its official South African distributor.

Beyond the road, gravel and mountain bike frames, Switchback Sports will also be distributing carbon-fibre wheels and components marketed under the Black Inc brand.

These Black Inc lightweight carbon wheels feature low-friction Ceramicspeed bearings and are designed to work with Factor bikes' aero properties.

The first shipment of Factor bikes, Black Inc wheels and associated carbon components will arrive in South Africa by June.



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