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Silvan Dillier's Factor One in custom colours for Swiss national champion - Gallery

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Silvan Dillier's custom painted Factor One in Swiss colours for the national road race champion

Silvan Dillier's custom painted Factor One in Swiss colours for the national road race champion
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Another look at the split down tube design, which allows air to flow through the frameset

Another look at the split down tube design, which allows air to flow through the frameset
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The Factor One features a hinged head tube steerer system more commonly seen on time trial bikes

The Factor One features a hinged head tube steerer system more commonly seen on time trial bikes
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While other riders opt to leave their aero bars unwrapped for maximum aero benefit, Dillier opts to wrap the bars to the centre prioritising comfort

While other riders opt to leave their aero bars unwrapped for maximum aero benefit, Dillier opts to wrap the bars to the centre prioritising comfort
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers controls the shifting and braking on Dillier's bike

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers controls the shifting and braking on Dillier's bike
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AG2R La Mondiale use Continental Competition ALX 25mm tubular tyres

AG2R La Mondiale use Continental Competition ALX 25mm tubular tyres
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The red and white design for the Swiss champion stands out amongst the light blue bikes of Dillier's teammates

The red and white design for the Swiss champion stands out amongst the light blue bikes of Dillier's teammates
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A Swiss emblem also sits on either side of the fork shoulders

A Swiss emblem also sits on either side of the fork shoulders
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The Factor One uses direct mount Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series brakes

The Factor One uses direct mount Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series brakes
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The bike is topped with a colour-coordinated Fizik Arione saddle

The bike is topped with a colour-coordinated Fizik Arione saddle
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Dillier's aero machine is paired with Mavic Comete carbon wheels

Dillier's aero machine is paired with Mavic Comete carbon wheels
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AG2R La Mondiale are one of several WorldTour teams to use CeramicSpeed's OSPW system, with Dillier receiving custom red jockey wheels to match his frame

AG2R La Mondiale are one of several WorldTour teams to use CeramicSpeed's OSPW system, with Dillier receiving custom red jockey wheels to match his frame
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Dillier's nickname 'Sid' adorns the top tube of the frameset

Dillier's nickname 'Sid' adorns the top tube of the frameset
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Dillier has the Swiss emblem on the bottom of his down tube, here you can also see the split down tube design of the Factor One

Dillier has the Swiss emblem on the bottom of his down tube, here you can also see the split down tube design of the Factor One
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The French WorldTour team use Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals

The French WorldTour team use Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals
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The SRM Origin crankset is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series chainrings

The SRM Origin crankset is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series chainrings
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AG2R La Mondiale pair their Factor framesets with drivetrain components from Shimano, SRM and CeramicSpeed

AG2R La Mondiale pair their Factor framesets with drivetrain components from Shimano, SRM and CeramicSpeed
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The seat post clamp on the frame is adjusted on the inside of the main frame triangle

The seat post clamp on the frame is adjusted on the inside of the main frame triangle
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At his home national Tour, Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale) has given his national road race champion's jersey plenty of air time at the front of the Tour de Suisse, managing to embed himself in the breakaway for stages 4 and 5 of the race.

Matching his bold red-and-white national champion's jersey, Dillier has been riding custom-painted Factor framesets in the Swiss colours during the race. Dillier opted for the aero Factor One for stage 2 and the lighter Factor O2 for the stages with more climbing later in the week.

The aero frameset from Factor has a few unusual design features, even for an aero-specific bike, taking the hinged external steerer design usually seen on time trial bikes and a split down tube, again inspired from the brand's time trial frameset.

The design of the frame is expectedly in the contrasting red and white Swiss national colours, with the Swiss national coat of arms featuring at the bottom of the down tube and on each of the fork shoulders.

Dillier's nickname – 'Sid' – also appears on the top tube at the junction with the seat tube.

AG2R La Mondiale pair their Factor bikes with wheels from French brand Mavic and drivetrain components a mix of Shimano and SRM. The Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur has been modified with CeramicSpeed's OSPW system, which has also been customised for the Swiss champion with red pulley wheels.

The Factor One comes with a proprietary aero cockpit system and seat post, with Fizik providing Dillier with a colour-coordinated Fizik Arione saddle.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at Dillier's custom Factor One.

 

Frame: Factor ONE
Fork: Factor ONE
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 direct mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 with CeramicSpeed OSPW in custom colours
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: SRM Origin with 53/39 Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 chainrings
Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
Wheelset: Mavic Comete
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars/stem: Factor OTIS Evo integrated
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Seat post: Factor ONE
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus