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When you order your bike through Vires Velo, our mission is to deliver you a first-class journey. Find your perfect position, design your ideal specification, measure your fitness and leave ready to take your cycling to new levels.

Factor Bikes is a manufacturer of ultra-performance carbon fibre bicycles. Available exclusively in the UK through Vires Velo. Shop online and configure your dream bike with us now.

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When the most important aspect of performance is everything – aero, lightness, comfort, handling – the OSTRO is the answer.

Black Inc is a performance driven company making top-end wheels and components. The passion for engineering that powers the team means that only the best materials are used and no compromises are accepted. Available exclusively in the UK through Vires Velo.

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Your wheels are, and always have been, one of the most effective upgrades you can make to your bike, whether you’re chasing lighter weight or increased aerodynamics. Shop online now:

Black Inc FIVE

The FIVE was designed to leave jaws on the floor and your friends in your dust. It’s incredibly light, aero and strong, and it’s made to suit wide, tubeless tyres, so it’s also useable daily. Buy with your heart or your head. Both will be happy.

£3,150.00

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The pros don’t use the FIVE in road races. They’d love to, but the UCI rules don’t allow it. So why make them? Because the team at Black Inc have a passion for cycling, engineering and innovation that’s overflowing…and because they can.

The FIVE is a handcrafted monocoque, meaning the rim and spokes are made in one piece, and represents the pinnacle of Black Inc’s design and manufacturing abilities. The rim and spokes each uses aero profiles derived from NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, predecessor to NASA and the godfathers of aero) shapes and optimised for this purpose using advanced CFD software. The result is a wheel with a 30mm rim depth that’s extremely stable in gusty conditions and weighs just 1318g, yet delivers the low drag of a much deeper and heavier wheel.

The structural performance is equal to the aerodynamics. The carbon layup (the placement and alignment of the fibres) is tuned to deliver a compliant ride along with very high lateral stiffness which makes the FIVE incredibly responsive.

  • 1,318 g clincher wheelset
  • Hubs designed by Black Inc using CeramicSpeed bearings
  • One-piece rim and spoke-blade carbon fiber construction
  • NACA optimized profiles on both rim and spoke-blade sections
  • Designed specifically for modern 25-28mm 700c wide tires
  • Tubeless compatible

Versions
Shimano HG11 body
XDR body
Weight
1,318g (Shimano HG11)
Compatability
Shimano HG11 / SRAM 10/11-speed
SRAM XDR 12-speed
Hub
Black aluminium machined hub
Hub OLD
100mm x 12mm TA in the front
142mm x12mm TA in the rear
Brake Tab
Center Lock
Rim Profile Height
30mm
Rim material
TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite Pitch-Based Fiber
Rim cross section (H x W)
30mm x 28mm
Internal diameter of rim
21mm
Freehub Body Compatibility
Specific design only compatible with Black Inc FIVE

The pros don’t use the FIVE in road races. They’d love to, but the UCI rules don’t allow it. So why make them? Because the team at Black Inc have a passion for cycling, engineering and innovation that’s overflowing…and because they can.

The FIVE is a handcrafted monocoque, meaning the rim and spokes are made in one piece, and represents the pinnacle of Black Inc’s design and manufacturing abilities. The rim and spokes each uses aero profiles derived from NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, predecessor to NASA and the godfathers of aero) shapes and optimised for this purpose using advanced CFD software. The result is a wheel with a 30mm rim depth that’s extremely stable in gusty conditions and weighs just 1318g, yet delivers the low drag of a much deeper and heavier wheel.

The structural performance is equal to the aerodynamics. The carbon layup (the placement and alignment of the fibres) is tuned to deliver a compliant ride along with very high lateral stiffness which makes the FIVE incredibly responsive.

  • 1,318 g clincher wheelset
  • Hubs designed by Black Inc using CeramicSpeed bearings
  • One-piece rim and spoke-blade carbon fiber construction
  • NACA optimized profiles on both rim and spoke-blade sections
  • Designed specifically for modern 25-28mm 700c wide tires
  • Tubeless compatible
Versions
Shimano HG11 body
XDR body
Weight
1,318g (Shimano HG11)
Compatability
Shimano HG11 / SRAM 10/11-speed
SRAM XDR 12-speed
Hub
Black aluminium machined hub
Hub OLD
100mm x 12mm TA in the front
142mm x12mm TA in the rear
Brake Tab
Center Lock
Rim Profile Height
30mm
Rim material
TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite Pitch-Based Fiber
Rim cross section (H x W)
30mm x 28mm
Internal diameter of rim
21mm
Freehub Body Compatibility
Specific design only compatible with Black Inc FIVE