Formula One specialist supplier, bf1systems, to make Factor branded high end bikes available to the market
Diss, UK and Denver, CO – bf1systems, an engineering firm working on cutting edge technology for F1 (Formula One) racing cars, other motorsport and the aerospace industry, announced today that Steve Domahidy, co-founder and former head of R&D at Niner Bikes is to lead the development of its next generation Factor bike project.
Two years ago, work commenced on designing a high-end road bike dubbed the Factor 001. The purpose of designing the bike was to demonstrate how the latest race car materials and technology could be applied to a bicycle. The Factor 001 shocked the cycling world with its forward thinking design and execution, received extensive TV and press coverage, and was showcased at the Science Museum, London. Now bf1systems has established Factor Bikes as a separately branded subsidiary to focus on the design and manufacture of the worlds most advanced bikes.
“Working directly with bf1systems is a perfect amalgamation of talents and I’m super excited about this opportunity” Steve Domahidy said of this new partnership, revealing that he is currently working on a ground up design of Factor Bike’s latest offering. “What I bring is the ability to take their cutting edge technology and put it into a bike that’s capable of being mass produced. This will not be your run of the mill road bike and I can’t wait to unveil what we’re working on later this year.”
Speaking of Steve Domahidy’s involvement, bf1systems owner and founder of FACTOR® John Bailey stated, “Steve has been working on this project since last year, and we’re all on board with his vision of what the Factor brand can become. As our lead consultant, he brings a wealth of knowledge from the bike industry while we bring out of the box thinking. With these two elements working in tandem, the results will be spectacular.”
Factor is planning to launch its next generation bike in time for the 2012 Eurobike show in Germany. Until then, a holding page will be up at www.factorbikes.com while Steve and the rest of the engineering team at Factor will be updating progress on the new bike via their Facebook and Twitter feeds.
bf1systems, founded in 1994, is a market leading provider of electrical, electronic and composite solutions to clients in the Motorsport, Automotive, Aerospace and Marine Industries. bf1systems components are featured on World Championship winning vehicles in all top level motorsport disciplines including F1™, Indycar, World Rally and Moto GP.
From its UK-based Technical Centre, bf1systems supplies the very best of the automotive world with an enviable client list including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati among others.
The company’s diverse engineering capabilities have also enabled bf1systems to provide innovative solutions for major players in the Aerospace industry. This has resulted in the company working alongside Rolls Royce and Airbus on ground breaking technology within the composites arena. The diverse engineering and electronic expertise embedded within the companies staff enables bf1systems to analyse and overcome even the most challenging engineering problems for its customers.
The company’s expertise has resulted in winning a number of awards including MIA business excellence award for innovation, Autosport Show award for innovation and World Motorsports Expo for design technology.
About Factor Bikes
Factor Bikes is a subsidiary brand of bf1systems. Factor Bikes uses bf1systems’ race car and aerospace design and technology capabilities to develop and manufacture the world’s most advanced bicycles. Design and development of bicycles at Factor Bikes is now led by Steve Domahidy, founder of Niner Bikes in the US.
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