Kryptonite Locks Now In Stock

Kryptonite Evolution Mini-5 locks are in! We’ve stocked up so that you can protect your bike against the gnarliest of thieves. Available in shop or through Taobao, 480RMB each.


F5 Pista Silver Element

This 56cm complete build is a beauty. Chromed lugs and rear stays, metallic silver paint job, and set up for single speed cruising. Complete with H Plus Son Archetype rims, our lattice crankset, F5 quill stem and a comfy set of riser bars. If you’re interested then swing by the shop or drop us an e-mail, only 8,500RMB!





[11/22] Group Ride

Join us on Sunday, November 11th for our early morning group ride. We leave the shop at 10am sharp and will return sometime around 2pm. The pace is fast, but all bikes are welcome as long as you can keep up. For more details please drop us an e-mail:

F5 Sunday Ride

[11/20] Night Market

Anken Life is bringing back the pop-up night market for the second time and will be turning it into a monthly event. The event is inside the complex we’re located and will run on November 20th from 6-10pm. People usually pack in to F5 after and we’ll stay open as long as people are still having a good time.


We’re gonna be serving up unique cocktails, and craft beer. Pints of Asahi will be 20RMB all night long.

Swing by for good eats and drinks. The whole complex will be buzzing and the gyms will be offering special discounts and trials.

[11/06] BFF After Party

Friday, November 6th is the first in a double-whammy of BFF Shanghai after parties. Lindberg and Frau will be gracing the turntables at ANKEN AIR, followed by Bicycle Film Festival founder Brendt Barbur. Things kick off around 10pm and will roll late into the night. Entrance is free! If you’ve never been to Anken Air, find the map and address HERE.

BFF Anken Air After Party

[11/07] BFF After Party

Ever listen to the Deftones? Of course you did. Sergio Vega is flying in from New York City to play the Levis Commuter x Bicycle Film Festival After Party on Saturday, November 7th. It’s going down at Arkham and is totally free. Sergio Vega is from New York City and plays in both Deftones & Quicksand. He began to DJ in 2001 and has brought his signature Lower East Side, Manhattan aesthetic to parties across the US, UK, Europe and Japan. Tell your friends, bring your dance shoes, it’s going to get wild.

BFF Shanghai After Party Arkham

[10/31] Halloween Ride

Grab your mask, prep your devil horns, hop on your bike and get ready to drink. This upcoming Saturday, October 31st is the annual Factory Five Halloween Group Ride. In the past we’ve seen riders dressed as grim reapers, dinosaurs, Nintento characters, teletubbies, pirates and more. Let’s raise the bar this year and bring our costume A game. We’ll leave the shop at 7pm and ride as a group towards Yuyintang (851 Kaixuan Lu near Yan’an Lu) for the Shanghai Halloween Tribute Show. This year there are bands covering The Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Cannibal Corprse and the party God himself, Andrew WK. All the Family Marts between F5 and YYT are fair game for street beers so bring your coins! Sound fun? See you on Saturday, and Happy Halloween!


Halloween Tribute Show

BFF Swag Bags and Giveaways

In true F5 fashion, we’ve got a TON of stuff to give away during the Bicycle Film Festival weekend. Every person who attends a screening will walk away with one of these cool BFF tote bags, filled with little goodies from our sponsors. There’s also a lucky draw at the end of each screening where you can win Levis Commuter denim jackets, Adidas backpacks, and F5 gift cards. Those prizes total over 20,000RMB! Plus, at the Anen Air after party on 11/6 we‘re handing out Levis Commuter tool rolls (complete with patch kits, spanner and brushes) to everyone who attends – yes, things can really be that awesome.

We’ll have draft beer, soft drinks and popcorn on site so be sure to show up thirsty. We can’t wait to show you what we ‘ve been working on look forward to seeing everyone either Thursday, Friday, Saturday,Sunday, or for the real keeners.. everyday! From us to you, thanks so much in advance for supporting the BFF Shanghai and the growing Shanghai cycling community.