Become a Factory Five Ambassador

Do you like riding bikes? Like, really like riding bikes? Are you down with social media? Then we’ve got a contest for you..

We’re looking for the next Factory Five ambassador – and want to start off by giving him or her this limited edition 49T red lattice chainring. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @factory5 on Instagram (CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW)
  2. Post a photo on Instagram and tag it with #factoryfiveambassador and @factory5
  3. In one sentence explain why you should be the next Factory Five ambassador

You will automatically be entered into the contest, and we will announce the winner on November 1st, 2016. Our new Factory Five ambassador will receive this kick-ass red lattice chainring, along with complimentary products throughout the 2017 season. Good luck to everyone, and ride hard!


Mobike Crit

If you’re living in Shanghai then by now there’s a good chance you’ve seen the latest street rage: the Mobike. That beastly aluminum framed bike, with killer neon orange aerojokes that you can rent at the scan of a QR code. Mobikes are covering sidewalks by the thousands, and now’s your chance to race them.

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Organized by RideNow, the Halloween Mobike Crit is exactly what it sounds like – racing on Mobikes! Limited to 150 racers, the rules are pretty simple:

  1. Register by scanning the QR code below and pay the 100RMB entry fee
  2. Wear a Halloween costume
  3. Unlock your Mobike at the event location (yes, you can ride over on your own bike!)
  4. Join one of the races that starts at 16h00

Registration starts at 15h00 at The Hub on Shaohong Road. We’re pumped to be sponsoring alongside some great companies which are all donating serious prizes. So dress up, ride on over and smash it in your costume while having a blast! More details below:

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A Sincere Thank You

Over the last 6 years you’ve witnessed the growth of our shop from a tiny hole in the wall with nothing but a couch and a picnic table, to become the leading bicycle boutique in Shanghai and one of the top rated bicycle shops in the world. For lack of a better word, it has been nothing short of amazing. This wouldn’t have been possible without the consistent support and encouragement from you: our friends and the local cycling community. If it weren’t for you and your constant presence at night rides, alleycats, film screenings and parties, what we’ve built wouldn’t be what it is today. So, first and foremost, thank you. Thank you to all of you who have supported us all these years.

Riding on the waves of these shared accomplishments, we are thrilled to announce that our team is growing and evolving to exciting new levels. Our shop has allowed us to meet so many incredible people, it has really been the building blocks behind our brand. We’ve grown over the years and have slowly become known for our unique cycling components and beautiful frames – but we want to do more. We want to focus on new designs, new products, and push our brand as far as possible. To do this, we’re taking a step back from our retail shop and are confidently passing the reins to new owners and new staff members, 17 Teeth.

The shop will continue to operate as normal, but when you roll through you’ll be dealing with a new team of friendly faces who will carry on the spirit of Factory Five that you have come to trust. Our online web shop and Taobao shop aren’t changing, and we will still be taking custom build orders via e-mail and/or appointment. You can also deal with the 17 Teeth staff in person about a Factory Five frameset order, they know the drill and will help you make the right decisions. To keep things easy, all questions related to the shop can be sent to, and anything pertaining to our brand and products can be sent as per usual to

So what does this all mean? It means that as a team we’ll be able to focus our energy and efforts on what we’ve all grown passionate about, creating unique Factory Five products that are available worldwide. This is just the first step in us being able to continue building and pushing our brand to a new level. We can’t thank you enough for the support you’ve given us all these years, and the continued encouragement as we pedal into the design studio with the aim of making truly great things.

We build, we ride. Thank you.



[For Sale] 61cm F550s Digital Camo

This bike has been floating around the interwebs for a few years now, but it’s finally going up for sale. Custom painted digital camouflage, this smooth welded F550s build measures 61cm from C-T. Built with nothing but the best components, it’s been ridden hard and seen it’s share of alleycats, crit races, road races and travel time. Though, this year it’s been sitting on display and needs to be ridden, so it’s time for a new home. The price for the complete bike is 8,500RMB, and can be collected locally or shipped anywhere in the world for 1,200RMB. Alternatively, the frame + fork + Chris King Sotto Vocce headset (plus F5 seat post clamp) is going for 3,500RMB and can be shipped for 700RMB worldwide. If you’re interested then stop by to check it out, or shoot us an e-mail at – full specs below!

Frame: F550s Custom Digital Camo 61cm

Fork: 1 1/8″ full carbon

Saddle: San Marco Concor Cutout

Rims: H Plus Son Archetype

Hubs: Dura Ace NJS 36h

Spokes: DT Swiss

Crankset: PAUL Royal Flush 48T

BB: Campagnolo Record Carbon

Chain: Izumi Gold (will include new KMC chain)

Stem: Thomson X2 110m

Bars: Control Tech 46mm

Grips: BROOKS Cambium

Seat post: Thomson Elite

Seat post clamp: Thomson

Tyres: Fyxation 23c (will include new CST tyres)

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[For Sale] F5 Stream S Complete

This S sized Turquoise F5 Stream complete is built with nothing but the best. Weighing in at just 7Kg, it’s incredibly light weight and perfect for the track, crit racing, or bombing around town at high speeds. Built with UCI rated carbon rims laced to our F5 Pista hubs, a pair of Control Tech EXL carbon drop bars, and our lattice crankset this bike absolutely rules. All in this build is 8,300RMB and can be collected in the shop, or shipped anywhere worldwide for 1,200RMB. If you’re interested then drop by or shoot us an e-mail : – full specs below!

Frame: F5 Stream S Turquoise

Fork: 1 1/8″ full carbon

Saddle: Prologo Zero TR

Wheels: UCI Carbon Rims laced to F5 Pista Hubs

Crankset: F5 Pista with F5 Lattice Chainring 48T

BB: Tange Sealed Cartridge

Chain: KMC

Stem: A-Head 110mm

Bars: Control Tech Carbon EXL 38mm

Seat post: F5 Slice

Tyres: CST 23c


[For Sale] 61cm F550 Complete Build

This F550 61cm is painted in PANTONE 877C metallic silver, with cool grey decals. Complete with VP 1 1/8″ headset, our F5 Pista wheelset, F5 Pista crankset and fitted with a front brake. This bike is perfect for anyone over 185cm looking to move quickly around the streets. This build all in is 5,100RMB and can be collected in the shop, or shipped anywhere worldwide for 1,200RMB. If you’re interested then drop by to have a look or shoot us an e-mail :


[For Sale] F5 Stream M Complete Build

This M sized complete F5 Stream has been  ‘murdered out’ with all black everything. Featuring our F5 Pista Wheelset, this killer build weighs in at just 7.5Kg and is ready to rip. Built with extra wide riser bars and a Prologo Zero saddle, this is a great build for city streets but also the track with the right set of bars. All in this bike is 4,645RMB and can be collected from the shop, or we can ship it anywhere worldwide for 1,200RMB. Drop us a line if you’re interested – – full specs below!

Frame: F5 Stream M Black

Fork: 1 1/8″ full carbon

Saddle: Prologo Zero

Wheels: F5 Pista

Crankset: F5 Pista with SRAM 48T chainring

BB: Tange Sealed Cartridge

Chain: KMC

Stem: A-Head 110mm

Bars: Riser

Seat post: F5 Slice

Bar Tape: Deda

Tyres: CST 23c