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"Slowly getting back in to shape. #BodyTalk"
"Slowly getting back in to shape. #BodyTalk "
New start in the same place
New start in the same place
Lots of small things to fix on the training bike #70kgtarget
Lots of small things to fix on the training bike #70kgtarget 
WE ARE FACTOR

Our name may be new to you but our work isn’t. Our engineers and factory have created some of the world’s most sought-after road bikes, bikes that helped redefine what we expect from a carbon fibre road bike. We were there when the first reliable kilogram frames were produced and we were the first to break the 900g barrier and then the 800g barrier.

We’ve produced bikes that have won many of the world’s great races, from Classics to Tour de France stages, even the overall for the Tour de France and the Giro.

Our engineers pioneered processes that are considered the state of the art for the carbon fibre bicycle. Our work has been emulated by nearly every factory and every bike brand working in carbon.

There came a point when we realized that the only way we could produce bikes that exploited the full range of our creativity and expertise was to launch our own brand. We are now able to control every feature of the design—the geometry, the frame shape, the fibre choice and the layup.

Because we own the factory, because we live locally, because we can step into the factory anytime we choose, we have the ability to move from design to prototype to production at a speed no major manufacturer can match.

We are cyclists and every day we come to work with a passion to make the best bicycles we can. We strive for excellence for the simple reason that an excellent bike is the one we want to ride.

Photo credit: @comeinwaves 
@factorbikes @blackinc @ceramicspeed 
#factorbikes #blackinc #ceramicspeed
WE ARE FACTOR Our name may be new to you but our work isn’t. Our engineers and factory have created some of the world’s most sought-after road bikes, bikes that helped redefine what we expect from a carbon fibre road bike. We were there when the first reliable kilogram frames were produced and we were the first to break the 900g barrier and then the 800g barrier. We’ve produced bikes that have won many of the world’s great races, from Classics to Tour de France stages, even the overall for the Tour de France and the Giro. Our engineers pioneered processes that are considered the state of the art for the carbon fibre bicycle. Our work has been emulated by nearly every factory and every bike brand working in carbon. There came a point when we realized that the only way we could produce bikes that exploited the full range of our creativity and expertise was to launch our own brand. We are now able to control every feature of the design—the geometry, the frame shape, the fibre choice and the layup. Because we own the factory, because we live locally, because we can step into the factory anytime we choose, we have the ability to move from design to prototype to production at a speed no major manufacturer can match. We are cyclists and every day we come to work with a passion to make the best bicycles we can. We strive for excellence for the simple reason that an excellent bike is the one we want to ride. Photo credit: @comeinwaves @factorbikes @blackinc @ceramicspeed #factorbikes  #blackinc  #ceramicspeed 
BLACK INC + CERAMICSPEED HUB

CeramicSpeed is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ceramic bearings. From the start, as the first company to introduce ceramic bearing to the cycling industry, the company has grown rapidly, now consisting of 2 specialised sales channels, focusing on cycling and industrial applications. They have more than 15 years’ experience in bearings applications, and have developed close relationships with our component suppliers over the years – each of whom is the very best in their field. CeramicSpeed bearings are based directly on the technology developed as part of NASA’s space program in the 1990s.

Today, CeramicSpeed produces hybrid bearings, using top grade Silicon Nitride ceramic balls, which surpass traditional steel bearings in every way. With continuous product development ceramic ball technology has now entered everyday usage, both within industrial applications and cycling. The results is high quality, well documented performance, with CeramicSpeed at the forefront of the filed.

All our bearings are assembled by hand in Denmark.

At the center of every Black Inc wheel assembled with Black Inc + CeramicSpeed hubs are CeramicSpeed’s premium quality ceramic bearings.

They are the first upgrades all Professional Cycling Teams make either through sponsorship or by purchase. Upgrading all the rotating parts on the bikes is like free speed that can be immediately felt.

Black Inc is one of the first companies in partnering with the best ceramic bearing maker in the cycling industry and designed all of our hub shells and axle tolerances around their tight tolerances to ensure many seasons of high level performance that is maintenance free.

Unlike other wheel brands that offer “upgrades” and switch their stock bearings for ceramic ones, on all of our Black Inc + CeramicSpeed hubs these are standard. We design all of our hubs from the ground up so that all the tolerances match perfectly only with CeramicSpeed’s handmade bearings.

Photo credit: @comeinwaves 
@factorbikes @blackinc @robgitelis  @ceramicspeed 
#factorbikes #blackinc #ceramicspeed
BLACK INC + CERAMICSPEED HUB CeramicSpeed is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ceramic bearings. From the start, as the first company to introduce ceramic bearing to the cycling industry, the company has grown rapidly, now consisting of 2 specialised sales channels, focusing on cycling and industrial applications. They have more than 15 years’ experience in bearings applications, and have developed close relationships with our component suppliers over the years – each of whom is the very best in their field. CeramicSpeed bearings are based directly on the technology developed as part of NASA’s space program in the 1990s. Today, CeramicSpeed produces hybrid bearings, using top grade Silicon Nitride ceramic balls, which surpass traditional steel bearings in every way. With continuous product development ceramic ball technology has now entered everyday usage, both within industrial applications and cycling. The results is high quality, well documented performance, with CeramicSpeed at the forefront of the filed. All our bearings are assembled by hand in Denmark. At the center of every Black Inc wheel assembled with Black Inc + CeramicSpeed hubs are CeramicSpeed’s premium quality ceramic bearings. They are the first upgrades all Professional Cycling Teams make either through sponsorship or by purchase. Upgrading all the rotating parts on the bikes is like free speed that can be immediately felt. Black Inc is one of the first companies in partnering with the best ceramic bearing maker in the cycling industry and designed all of our hub shells and axle tolerances around their tight tolerances to ensure many seasons of high level performance that is maintenance free. Unlike other wheel brands that offer “upgrades” and switch their stock bearings for ceramic ones, on all of our Black Inc + CeramicSpeed hubs these are standard. We design all of our hubs from the ground up so that all the tolerances match perfectly only with CeramicSpeed’s handmade bearings. Photo credit: @comeinwaves @factorbikes @blackinc @robgitelis @ceramicspeed #factorbikes  #blackinc  #ceramicspeed 
Against the clock, triathlon or in high speed road races, one cannot go past the Black Eighty when speed is essential. Aerodynamically Black Inc’s fastest road wheel, the Black Eighty offers a nimble, agile, stable ride while literally cheating the wind. When elite riders have squeezed every ounce of performance out of themselves, the next place to look for improvement is the wheels; the Black Eighty offers the largest gains possible from equipment when riding on flatter terrain.

The Black Eighty’s are very strong as they are laced to a very deep carbon rim that also spins on the co-developed Black Inc. + CeramicSpeed hub sets that come standard with the silky smooth industry leading CeramicSpeed bearings.

The Black Eighty manage to keep the weight low compared to other deep sections wheels by optimising the carbon fibre layup of the rims and having a relatively low spoke count.

Offered in both a clincher, which is the go-to wheel of triathletes, or tubular, which is a favourite of road sprinters. The Eighty is also available in rim and disc brake. 
Photo credit: @comeinwaves

@factorbikes @blackinc @robgitelis

#factorbikes #blackinc
Against the clock, triathlon or in high speed road races, one cannot go past the Black Eighty when speed is essential. Aerodynamically Black Inc’s fastest road wheel, the Black Eighty offers a nimble, agile, stable ride while literally cheating the wind. When elite riders have squeezed every ounce of performance out of themselves, the next place to look for improvement is the wheels; the Black Eighty offers the largest gains possible from equipment when riding on flatter terrain. The Black Eighty’s are very strong as they are laced to a very deep carbon rim that also spins on the co-developed Black Inc. + CeramicSpeed hub sets that come standard with the silky smooth industry leading CeramicSpeed bearings. The Black Eighty manage to keep the weight low compared to other deep sections wheels by optimising the carbon fibre layup of the rims and having a relatively low spoke count. Offered in both a clincher, which is the go-to wheel of triathletes, or tubular, which is a favourite of road sprinters. The Eighty is also available in rim and disc brake. Photo credit: @comeinwaves @factorbikes @blackinc @robgitelis #factorbikes  #blackinc 
I know it's not my factor one but while I wait to get the rest of the Shimano Dura ace di2 hydraulic  groupset, I thought I might as well  rebuild my BMC time machine tmr01 as my training bike till the factor is complete. Ps had this bike for 5 years now it's been through a lot #bikes  #bmc #rideshimano #bmcracing
I know it's not my factor one but while I wait to get the rest of the Shimano Dura ace di2 hydraulic groupset, I thought I might as well rebuild my BMC time machine tmr01 as my training bike till the factor is complete. Ps had this bike for 5 years now it's been through a lot #bikes  #bmc  #rideshimano  #bmcracing 
The t-shirt did not come out half bad, will try to make a few versions and see what looks best @factorbikes @blackinc #factorbikes #roadcycling #fasion #bikes #highend
Back in the gym, need to get back into shape before the race season starts a lot of work to do
Back in the gym, need to get back into shape before the race season starts a lot of work to do
Engerering at its finest, both brands @factorbikes and @mercedesamgf1 demand only the best from their riders/drivers and staff to develop a superior  piece of mechanical engineering. At  factor only the best will do
Engerering at its finest, both brands @factorbikes and @mercedesamgf1 demand only the best from their riders/drivers and staff to develop a superior piece of mechanical engineering. At factor only the best will do
Finally got my self back in the gym and training going to be a long road to get back to 75kg/70kg #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney
Amazing classic build
Amazing classic build
96 cycling, great bike shop do the distribution for poc, in Taiwan and of the places you can pick up a factor @factorbikes #factor #blackinc #96cyclingclub  #poc
96 cycling, great bike shop do the distribution for poc, in Taiwan and of the places you can pick up a factor @factorbikes #factor  #blackinc  #96cyclingclub  #poc 
The yoyo bike , my trusty steed for this trip not quite a madone RSL or a factor one bit have to say it's got great handling 🤣 #city #citybike  #taiwan🇹🇼 #taipei
The yoyo bike , my trusty steed for this trip not quite a madone RSL or a factor one bit have to say it's got great handling 🤣 #city  #citybike  #taiwan 🇹🇼 #taipei 
Got told that this was one of the bed bike shops in Taipei can't wait to take a look #bikeshops #taiwan🇹🇼 #roadcycling
Out and about in town Taipei so small but yet so huge at the same time
Out and about in town Taipei so small but yet so huge at the same time
A reminder of the place I love most
A reminder of the place I love most