David Millar can ride any bike he wants. This is the bike he chose.Read More
$7,499.00 – $13,499.00
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.
Chassis, Rolling Chassis, Complete SRAM eTap Bike
Special Edition Deep Grey
51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm
36 mm, 38 mm, 40 mm, 42 mm
0 Setback, 25 mm Setback
90 mm, 100 mm, 110 mm, 120 mm, 130 mm
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.
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:
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.
|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°|
|OTIS Bar (c-c)||400||420||420||440||440|