Seven day round-up: Cannondale CAADX Disc Ultegra review and Factor Vis Vires first look

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The Factor Bikes Vis Vires – the Formula One car of the bike world?

We’re often told that the cutting edge of cycling is close to Formula One, and while in most places there’s a gulf in the sophistication of the engineering, Factor Bikes Vis Vires might be the exception that proves the rule.

Factor’s parent company, bf1 systems, supply composite manufacture and measurement systems to the top tier of motor racing, and the Vis Vires, with its dual downtube, radical fork, and advanced power measurement crank offers something significantly different to its UCI compliant rivals.

A result of a collaboration with Niner Bikes’ co-founder and former head of R&D Steve Domahidy, the machine is packed with intriguing design solutions.

We have taken a good look around the Vis Vires ahead of putting it to the test in the coming weeks, see what we made of it here.


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