Factor 001 F1 Inspired Bicycle Available for Order
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Unlike the first show bike, the frame structure has evolved considerably, but retained the stiffness and lightweight goals the company set for its product. Modifications to the new version also consisted in completing powertrain and braking systems, as well as redesigning the wheels.
The wheels are now of a true monocoque construction, with a Rohacell core to provide rigidity based on a narrower than standard profile. BERU f1systems is undergoing testing to determine the composites ride quality.
Unlike conventional bicycles, the Factor 001 has been designed from the ground up as an integrated device. The bicycle is packed with multi channel ergonometric data system, which allows it to correlate biometric data, physical force data and even environmental information.
“Athletes and their trainers now have access to performance enhancement capabilities that are the norm in top-level motorsport, and individuals interested in an exclusive, high end, differentiated bicycle now have a serious alternative,” John Bailey, BERU f1systems said.
With a price tag set to be around 20,000 pounds, but with the full software pack the Factor 001 will not come cheap. On the other hand, it is surely not made for news paper delivering. Aimed at professional athletes, the electronic bike is available for order, although the market release date has not yet been decided.
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