Moganshan Trip

We’re organizing a cycling trip to Moganshan for the upcoming Qing Ming Jie holiday. We’ve secured two vans that will depart from Factory Five on Saturday, April 2nd at 8am and will return back to Shanghai on Monday, April 4th @ 5pm. The ride is around 3-4hrs depending on traffic.

We will be staying in the village of Xiwuli in Moganshan. There are plenty of food options and bicycle rentals if you do not have a geared bike. Though the rental options are limited to mountain bikes. There will likely be two groups rides. One off road and one on road. Feel free to bring whatever bike you want though gears are a definitely upside as the region is hilly. There will be a support vehicle for the on-road ride, so don’t worry about being tired, we will scoop you up!

Transportation costs will vary between 400-500rmb. We’re sorry we cannot say an exact price because we are trying to give everyone the best deal possible and it will fluctuate based on the number of people attending.

We will be booking lodging and you will pay directly to the lodge, but the room prices range from 300-500RMB (price per room). The rooms can accommodate two people. Please let us know if you would like a room together with someone or if you want a room alone. If you are alone and wouldn’t mind a roommate, please let us know as well, we can match people up. Also let us know if you are comfortable with a roommate of the opposite sex.

We only have room for 22 people, so please send a deposit ASAP to secure your spot. Get in touch via e-mail ( and we’ll send you the details.

The deposit amount is 400RMB and is non-refundable (kinda… we’re nice guys, so if you have a very compelling story, we’ll try to accommodate). Please send payment (and an email) by Wednesday (3/30) midnight!


F5 Road Custom: EK

This smooth welded custom road frame was built for Eckhardt with inner cable routing and custom decals. Completed with select components like the Shimano Ultegra groupset, Novatec sealed hubs, and H Plus Son it weighs in at only 8.3Kg. If you’re interested in something similar then drop us a line. Full specs below!


Factory Five Road Custom with Full Carbon Fork

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:

Shimano Ultegra 53/46


Shimano Ultegra (53-46) / Shimano Ultegra (11-25)


Shimano Ultegra




Prologo Kappa Evo Pas / UNO


Shimano Ultegra

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:

H Plus Son Archetype / Novatec

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:

H Plus Son Archetype / Novatec





Jaybird X2 Headphones: In Stock

These just dropped into our shop and are now fully stocked on the shelves. The Jaybird X2 headphones for those that don’t know, are the official training headphones of the USA Triathlon – and there’s good reason why.


With an 8 hour battery life, lifetime warranty against sweat, their incredible secure-fit system and completely wireless controls these are the crème de la crème of wireless headphones. They’re retailing for 998RMB and perfect for any sports enthusiast, especially cyclists (obviously) and runners.



F550 Custom: Jerahmeel

This little 50cm custom F550 has been finished in a deep crystle blue with cool grey details, including a custom seat tube logo and inside rear stays. Couple that with hard anodized H Plus Son Archetype rims, Gran Compe high flange hubs, Omnium crank, and Thomson up top and you’ve got one great little fixie bike. Nice one Jerahmeel! Catch this on the streets of Shanghai.





Aboro Knockout 4

On March 26th, 2016, the Aboro Foundation will be hosting A Knock Out 4, a charity boxing event comprised of seven amateur bouts with fighters of all levels. The Aboro Foundation is the non-profit community outreach arm of Aboro Academy. The Foundation is committed to the principle that 
physical training is an effective means of bringing people together and help improve the prospects to the future generation. There’ll be food and drink vendors, with 100% of the door proceeds going to charity.
We’ll have a massive screen with a live feed of the fights in the shop, along with beers on tap and food by Cartel Club (mmmm, tasty Mexican). Tickets are 100RMB, catch you there?

F5 Tourer: Sonja

This completely custom touring bike is made with Columbus Max tubing and fillet brazed, completed in a white on white paint job. It’s already been around the world and back to Shanghai. It’s built with Shimano XT / 105 components, dynamo hub, H Plus Son Archetype rims, Thomson seat post and stem, BROOKS Cambium saddle and weighs in at just under 12Kg. An absolutely beautiful ride that has been loaded with camping gear and supplies, and will continue to do so for many more trips!






F5 Road: Hayley

This custom 53cm aluminum road frame was built to spec with a Shimano 105 groupset, comfy set of Control Tech drop bars, Novatec hubs laced to H Plus Son Archetype rims and Deda bar tape. A matte turquoise paint job with white logos pops against all black components. Great little ride!




[03/27] Flea Market

Join us on Sunday, March 27th from 14h00-18h00 for our Spring Bike Flea Market. Roll up with all those parts, accessories, frames, bikes, clothes or anything bike-related which is taking up space in your closet and turn them into golden pennies. Or swap them for something else.

We’ll have free table-space for sellers and have raided the F5 preloved-treasure-chest so there’ll be plenty of wares to peruse. Need a french threaded bottom bracket for that vintage frame? Prefer a messenger bag which has been worn-in already? Fancy yourself a bit of an NOS collector? There’s sure to be all the answers amongst the tables.

Those bars cramping your style… or spine? Whip ’em off and shop around for a new style. Fixed gear riding is all about modularity and instant gratification. That old component collecting dust is exactly what another dude is looking for to complete his shabby-chic beater – believe you me.

Bring it all or bring nothing and browse what’s on offer. Easy. Come early to reserve some space, we’ll have labels for you to write your name and price if you prefer to play it cool and hang out by the bar.

There’ll be beers, food and the usual F5 magic… plus a few discounted items of our own to grease the wheels.

DATE: Sunday March 27th

LOCATION: Factory Five - 667 Changhua Rd (near Anyuan)


PLUME Mudguards Are IN!

After months of testing and riding in Shanghai, we’re proud to announce that PLUME Mudguards are now in stock! This is hands down the best and most complimentary mud guard we’ve ever used. It recoils and hides under your saddle when you don’t need it, then rolls out when you need to protect your bottom and your back.


Developed in London, the PLUME is designed with the cyclist in mind. The rubber mount stretches to fit all seat post sizes and is made of flexible silicone rubber. It’s just damn cool and works really really well. We’re the first retailers in China and totally pumped to be bringing these into the country. Retail price is 230RMB – roll through the shop to pick one up, or snag one through our Taobao shop!