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Factor Chpt. /// Special Edition

David Millar can ride any bike he wants. This is the bike he chose.

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At this point in his career David Millar can ride any bike he wants. He’s ridden bikes that by his own admission were alternately good, great or awful. Because of Baden’s relationship with David, he was able to approach him and invite him to help in the development of a new line of bikes. David’s vast experience as a racer is an indelible part of the Factor DNA.

What happened next surprised us.

David said he liked the One so much he wanted to offer a personalized version. Of the many bikes on the market, the One is David’s bike of choice, the bike he thought special enough he wanted to co-brand a special edition for his brand, Chpt.///.

David’s Special Edition One is spec’d with a SRAM Red eTap drivetrain with CeramicSpeed pulleys added to the rear derailleur. We created special plugs to close the ports for the Di2 wires for a clean, finished and aerodynamic surface.

In a nod to David’s English heritage, we build it with Brooks’ C30 saddle, which David helped develop and is Brooks’ first performance saddle in more than half a century.

Stopping the bike are direct-mount EE brakes, the lightest rim caliper brake available and the most powerful brake you can put on a bike short of going to discs.

In his racing for Garmin he saw first-hand the value of an aerodynamic road bike, but he also knew how hard it is to produce an aero road frame that has the responsive feeling of a traditional road frame. He understood immediately the value, which is why he saw the advantage the Twin Vane Split Down Tube offered.

David also helped us develop OTIS, our One Total Integration System, that sees the bar and stem integrated into a single unit and that bolt to an aerodynamic external steerer fork. OTIS is lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic than a traditional bar/stem/fork combination.

David’s most important contribution to the One may be its ride quality. The fact that the One rides like a great carbon fibre road bike is no accident. Those aero tube shapes don’t usually result in a bike that sprints well or offers any comfort on rough roads. David helped us find the right blend of stiffness, comfort and aerodynamic performance. As a result, the One isn’t just a special-occasion bike. It’s the bike he rides every day.

We are offering only 51 bikes in the Chpt./// configuration. Why 51? The number 51 has legendary significance in the Tour de France. More riders have won the Tour while wearing the number 51 than any other number. As a result, it’s considered a lucky number among Tour riders.

In David’s own words:
We wanted it to be understated yet still look different. Bucking the trend of the black on black we went for a dark grey, a colour I actually saw first on a Singer Porsche. It may look black, but when you look closely it is a deep gray. The Rosso Fuoco flashes are the same colour we use as reveals in our Chpt./// clothing. All in all this is my dream bike, and ironically will be the best bike I have ever ridden on. It is a shame I didn’t get to use it when I was racing, although saying that, it’s going to make me a damn good Café Racer.

I think this is the coolest bike I have ever had and I am quite proud to say that.

Bike Options

Chassis, Rolling Chassis, Complete SRAM eTap Bike

Colours

Special Edition Deep Grey

Frame Sizes

51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm

Bar Width

36 mm, 38 mm, 40 mm, 42 mm

Seat Post

0 Setback, 25 mm Setback

Stem Length

90 mm, 100 mm, 110 mm, 120 mm, 130 mm

Configurations

We offer our bikes in three possible configurations, and we do this for a very specific set of reasons. Naturally, we offer complete bikes, but you’ll notice that we offer them with only two groups. We offer Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and SRAM Red eTap for our bikes because after riding all the groups and examining performance, pricing and availability, we concluded that Dura-Ace Di2 and Red eTap offer the very best outcome for our bikes.

We also offer our models as a Chassis. Our Chassis is frame, fork, headset, bottom bracket, bar, stem and seatpost. We do this rather than offer just a frame and fork because we have engineered our Chassis to work together as a system. When we talk about balance, we’re talking about our obsessive attention to ride quality. Anyone can make a stiff bike or a light bike. We have created a bike that is light, stiff and rides unlike anything else you’ve encountered. That feel depends on using a bar, stem and seatpost designed specifically for that bike.

Finally, we offer a Rolling Chassis. The Rolling Chassis adds wheels to our Chassis of frame, headset, bottom bracket, fork, bar, stem and seatpost. We have engineered our Black Ink (Inc) wheels to be the best possible wheel to work with our bikes. There may be faster wheels in the wind tunnel, but aerodynamics is more than a wheel on its own. A bike is a system and what wheel and tire you choose can change a bike’s aerodynamics significantly. Our frames perform better when paired with our Black Ink (Inc) wheels, and similarly, our Black Ink (Inc) wheels perform best when paired with our frames.

Details

Our attention to detail on the Factor ONE Chpt./// Special Edition is absolute, from precisely controlling the material and resin production process, right down to everyday practical detailing that ensures that assembly and maintenance are as refined as the ride itself:

  • UCI legal
  • Our frame laminate design and manufacturing process ensures that we put the waste into the garbage can and not into the frame; using a computer program called Fibresim, each layer is precisely cut to minimise any overlaps or extra materials where they are not required. The result: the strongest, lightest frame possible.
  • The ONE frame is made with three different carbon types, each selected for various performance characteristics. Standard Modulus, Medium Modulus and High Modulus Pitch Fibre. While the first two are common to the cycling industry the last – the Pitch Fibre – is far rarer because it’s difficult to work with and comes with a very high cost. It is, however, the lightest and stiffest carbon available for bike frames.
  • The direct mount rear brake is tucked behind the bottom bracket for optimum aerodynamics.
  • Fully sleeved cable routings ensure crisp, long lasting shifting and braking performance, improve aerodynamics and aesthetics and ensure effortless practicality with hassle free cable assembly and maintenance.
  • The ONE has ample tyre clearance to allow the comfort and performance benefits that come from using wider, higher profile tyres – up to 25mm.
  • The hidden seatpost clamp contributes to the ONE’s clean and uncluttered aesthetic and improves aerodynamics.

Specs

Option: Frame, Fork, Bar, Stem

  • Frame: RGi Carbon construction, tapered/shaped 1-1/8″ to size-specific lower head tube, compact pro race geometry, internal cable routing
  • Fork: RGi Carbon, single OTIS, full monocoque, size-specific taper
  • Headset: Custom configuration Cane Creek 110 Series
  • Saddle: Brooks Cambium C13 Chpt./// Limited Edition
  • Stem: Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
  • Handlebars: Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
  • Tape: Factor Hi Grip fraction tape with custom end plugs
  • Badge: Limited Edition Chpt./// xx of 51

Frame, Fork, Bar, Stem, Wheels

  • Frame: RGi Carbon construction, tapered/shaped 1-1/8″ to size-specific lower head tube, compact pro race geometry, internal cable routing
  • Fork: RGi Carbon, single OTIS, full monocoque, size-specific taper
  • Headset: Custom configuration Cane Creek 110 Series
  • Saddle: Brooks Cambium C13 Chpt./// Limited Edition
  • Stem: Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
  • Handlebars: Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
  • Tape: Factor Hi Grip fraction tape with custom end plugs
  • Badge: Limited Edition Chpt./// xx of 51
  • Front Wheel: Black Inc Fifty clinchers, DT Swiss 240 hubs
  • Rear Wheel: Black Inc Fifty clinchers, DT Swiss 240 hubs

Frame, Fork, Bar, Stem, Wheels, SRAM eTap

  • Frame: RGi Carbon construction, tapered/shaped 1-1/8″ to size-specific lower head tube, compact pro race geometry, internal cable routing
  • Fork: RGi Carbon, single OTIS, full monocoque, size-specific taper
  • Headset: Custom configuration Cane Creek 110 Series
  • Saddle: Brooks Cambium C13 Chpt./// Limited Edition
  • Stem: Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
  • Handlebars: Factor OTIS RGi Carbon integrated aero system
  • Tape: Factor Hi Grip fraction tape with custom end plugs
  • Badge: Limited Edition Chpt./// xx of 51
  • Brakes: EE Direct Mount Front and Rear
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM Red eTap YAW Braze On
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red eTap with CeramicSpeed Oversize Pulley System
  • Shift Levers: SRAM Red eTap
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1190, 11-28
  • Chain: SRAM Red 22 11-speed
  • Crankset: SRAM Red 22
  • Front Wheel: Black Inc Fifty clinchers, DT Swiss 240 hubs
  • Rear Wheel: Black Inc Fifty clinchers, DT Swiss 240 hubs
  • Recommended Tire Spec.: 700 x 25c or 28c tires
  • BB: EVO386BB
  • Accessory: Garmin Compatible Computer Mount

Geometry

Download geometry here. Please note that the bike will be provided with size specific OTIS Aero Bar and Stem, this can be varied to suit your fit requirements by liaising with your dealer. Please find here our OTIS fitting guide.

Size 51 54 56 58 61
Stack 519 543 563 583 608
Reach 384 389 398 405 414
Seat Tube Angle 74.0° 73.5° 73.5° 73.0° 72.75°
Head Tube Angle 72.5° 73° 73.25° 73.5° 73.75°
Fork Offset 43 43 43 43 43
BB Drop 70 70 70 70 70
Chainstay Length 403 403 403 407 407
OTIS Stem 90 110 110 120 120
OTIS Bar (c-c) 400 420 420 440 440
Top Tube 530 547 562 580 600
Head Tube 103 126 146 166 191