Factor has launched the latest version of its Slick TT machine, which now includes some tri-specific features for riders who like to sandwich their cycling between bouts of swimming and running.
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We got a good look at the Slick at last year’s Paris-Nice where it was being ridden in the TT by AG2R, and the latest version gets Factor’s carbon StoraPak, a box that attaches to the back of the seat tube and which claims to come with no aero penalty, along with bosses on the top tube for a bento box and a BTA mount on the cockpit for a bottle cage.
Its most distinctive feature is the Twin Vane Evo split down tube, as seen on the Factor ONE, which is designed to optimise airflow without compromising on stiffness.
The Slick is designed to be adaptable to the needs of a wide range of riders, with both zero setback and offset seatposts available, along with 0 and 40mm stem stack options.
The cockpit assembly comes courtesy of fit specialists 51 Speedshop, and it offers three different bar extension choices along with a bewildering array of adjustments.
The Slick is available now as a ‘chassis’ for £5,000 / $6,300 / AU$8,595 which includes a frameset, cockpit, seatpost, headset and bottom bracket or a ‘rolling chassis’ for £6,550 / $8,100 / AU$9,995 which adds wheels on top.