Give & Take : Green Drinks

Our friends at Green are hosting a great event to help support the River Of Hearts charity group. There’s going to be some great food, drinks music and hangouts all going down at the River South Art Center on December 14th. If you’re in town, check it out!

Ride on! Tonight at 9pm

You’ve heard of the F5 night ride. It’s here. Tonight is your chance to join us on the world’s biggest regular group ride.

It’s superlative. Owning the entire street like a rolling city peleton, filling every lane, swarming every scooter, jaws dropping left, right and center.

We do it all just for kicks. To get a different perspective of the city, a new solution to traveling in style.

What’s currently in style is lights and helmets. We cannot express how important it is that everybody thinks about safety first.

We depart 21h00 from F5: 876 Jiangsu Lu. The workshop closes at 20h30 so come before if you need work.

The F5 Lattice Chainring

The Lattice Chainring is one of our proudest moments in F5 history. We went back to the drawing board with this one and came up with something technically innovative and intrinsically beautiful. In other words, it’s freaking light and euphemistically gorgeous. Precision CNC milled from a single piece of 7075 aluminium, the dual-plane cutouts maintain strength whilst reducing the chainring’s weight to a mere 78g. We’ve radially brushed the ring and had them deep anodized to give the industrial feel we strive for at F5… and the result is something we’re chuffed to say is made in China. It comes in 144BCD, Black, Slate and Silver, 47, 48 and 49T. Â¥550 buy it now or swing by the store

F5Pista Custom: Hamish

This is a particularly fine build around our F5Pista custom frameset.

Hamish from over at M on the Bund didn’t hold back with the details and the components read from our top-shelf. The fyxation Rodeo bullhorns lend the build a more utilitarian look and with the sandy finish and unique checkerboard head-tube this is build that oozes considered charm. If you’re looking to build something special of your own then get in touch or get started using our complete build configurator – starting at Â¥5,590. Hamish’s Full Spec: Frame : F5Pista Custom Fork: F5 Crown Fork Saddle : Brooks B17 Special Saddle and matching leather tape. Rims : H+Son TB14 Hubs: Gran Compe Large Flange Hubs Cog : Miche pista sprocket Headset :Tange Levin NJS Headset Bar: The fyxation Rodeo bullhorns Stem : Quill Modern Brake System: Front and rear Dirt Harry Lever’s pulling on a pair of Dia Compe BRS101 Caliper’s Bottom Bracket : Tange BB Pedals : MKS GR-9 Pedals

F5Pista Custom: Hamish F5Pista Custom: Hamish F5Pista Custom: Hamish

Ex-display F5100 build for sale [sold]

We have a complete immaculate ex-display 56cm F5100 available for sale in-store. It’s fully built up and ready to roll with a deep rim wheelbuild on novatec hubs, pista crankset, Dia Compe trimmings, black components throughout Fyxation rodeo bullhorn bars wrapped in loop cloth. Using our build configurator, this would be Â¥6,415. As a one time offer, and because we’re so excited about the new stuff going on at F5 this week, we’ve got it listed at Â¥5,100. It’s going to be popular. Give us a shoutout and come over asap if you’re looking for a piece of F5 performance.

HJUL Outerwear launch this weekend @ F5

Our friends over at HJUL are launching their collection of rider-specific clothing this weekend and we’re hosting the party right here at Factory Five. We’ve had a sneak preview of the line-up and the pieces are beautifully considered and look awesome on- and off-bike. They’ve covered precisely the male rider who’s looking for something more than a tasteful trouser clip or continental jacket to stand out. Expect well-tailored casual-wear in tremendous colourways. The event is 18h00-20h00, this saturday, 30th November. We’ll have the same level of revelry that always comes with F5 events; music, bikes, good times. Did we mention there’s free beer and snacks? Yup, so now the deal is sealed. Swing by, have a drink with us and check out someone in Shanghai doing something awesome in the cycle-sphere. We’re always super-excited to see innovation in our neigbourhood and HJUL are doing great things. Sat 30th / 18h00 / 876 Jiangsu Lu Bldg 5. Click here for more details.

Last week’s ride

Last week we kept it tight and wove our way up through Jing’an. Half the group went one way and the other half another somehow, reconvening by the ‘climbing wall’ building on Changing Rd.

From there we slid over the suzhou creek pedestrian bridge and to the North train station to speed under the huge tunnels there.

180 people hit up a Kedi and just before they lost patience (because too much business is not good for business apparently) we rode forth.

After a loop through old Shanghai we hit ZhaoJiaBang Lu and sprinted for Xujiahui, the c-store and a few well needed drinks.

The route is here. If you use Strava too – join our club.



We Ride Tonight

Tonight we ride. 9pm from Factory Five. If you want to see Shanghai from a completely different perspective, a perspective shifting at a rate of 25kmph surrounded by a sea of bikers… then you cannot not to come on the F5 Night Ride. Cars come last when we hit the road. The street is alive with wheels and people and smiles. To make sure you keep alive, the smiles come second and safety comes first. You MUST wear a helmet. They’re really really good at getting in the way between hard things and our brains. That’s all. Let the good times roll and see you for a 9pm departure at 876 Jiangsu Lu. Need air? Come before 20h30.

[SOLD] Levi’s Commuter Jacket

We’ve got one brand new Levi’s Commuter Hooded Trucker Jacket up for grabs. Never worn, straight from the US but unfortunately doesn’t fit any of us in the shop. You can check it out online HERE, it retails for over 150USD (1,000CNY), but is yours for 500CNY. First come first serve, it is a size medium.

F5 Pista Silver Element: Casidy

Casidy used our classic silver element F5Pista and built his bike up with some beautiful components. He finished it off with a bit of class using our Brooks saddle and Leather handle tape. Here’s his Spec: Frame : F5Pista Custom Fork: F5 Crown Headset :Tange passage headset Stem: Quill Modern Bars: Gran Compe Drop and Brooks Leather Handle bar tape Saddle: Brooks B17 Leather Brake system: Dia Compe BRS101 Caliper Rims :H + Son TB14 Hubs: Gran Compe Small Flange Bottom Bracket :Tange BB Crank: Lattice Crank set Pedals : MKS Sylvan Pedals.

Here’s basically the same bike in our build configurator.

F5 Pista : Casidy F5 Pista : Casidy F5 Pista : Casidy