Introducing The Factory Five Express

New to F5 is our monthly printed newspaper, the Factory Five Express. It embodies a month’s worth of F5 cycling news covering events, discounts, bike pron and reviews. Available from our shop or around town, it’s small enough to fit in your bag and pass along to friends. Yes, it’s entirely free and includes a handy Shanghai map printout so that you can mark your favorite riding routes, shops and hangouts. Grab yours today!

[For Sale] Pre-loved 50cm Single Speed Cruiser: 3,500RMB [sold]

This custom painted 7075 series aluminum frame has been built up for comfortable cruising around the city. Complete with front and rear brakes, Fxation Mesa pedals, Fyxation Pilot saddle, custom forged stem, Fyxation Session tyres and Novatec sealed cartridge hubs. It not only looks awesome but it rides great too. Suitable for a smaller rider and includes a brand new Kryptonite U-lock and cable. Price is 3,500RMB

Workshop Wednesday: August 26


The next in our series of workshop classes will be on Wednesday, August 26th. There’s no better feeling than a finely tuned bike – and nothing worse than a badly configured setup. We’ve been at both ends of the spectrum and here’s an opportunity to raise your game.

Wednesday, August 26th: TUBES & TYRES 101

The class will begin at 8:00pm and will take one hour. The next session, Tubes and Tyres 101 is back by popular demand. We will be covering the basics in the finest way. We’ll take you through replacing a tube, patching a puncutre, installing a new tyre and checking your rim tape. Keeping your wheels in good order and fixing problems when they arrive is half the battle.

We’ll have spare tubes, tyre levers and patch kits available for sale should you need to purchase them.

Please send us an email to RSVP for the class to guarantee use of tools. (

F5 Instagram Contest – Win a Team Jersey

Want to win an F5 team jersey? We’ve got a really easy to enter competition going on right now. All you need to do is follow these three simple steps…

1. Follow us on Instagram @Factory5

2. Repost this picture and tag @Factory5 #F5teamstyle

3. Comment on our account and tag your friends

What are you waiting for, get to it! Contest ends on June 9th at 9am (China time) and the winner will be announced through our instagram account.

F550s Custom: Martin

This is one of the coolest and biggest bikes we’ve ever built. Snow camouflage, smooth welds, double bridge, and integrated seat post bolt all covering a 68cm aluminum track frame. Pair that with some killer components and this is a one of a kind custom build you’ll never see anywhere else. It’s built for speed with Cobrawing carbon bullhorn bars, our lattice chainring and lightweight H Plus Son Archetype wheels. Catch it in Copenhagen if you can!

Sherpa’s Play With Your Food Contest

We’re totally all over this and super keen on winning. You should be too, who doesn’t want a free Macbook Pro? All you’ve got to do is take a photo of you being creative with your food and upload it to the Sherpa’s blog or send it to them on Wechat. Then cross your fingers and hope for the best! Check out our entry… pizza bike anyone?