107. Factor Bikes owner Rob Gitelis

Cyclist Magazine Podcast

Jun 13 2024 • 1 hr 11 mins

This week Will and James are joined by the founder and owner of Factor Bikes, Rob Gitelis. Rob is originally from Miami but moved to Taiwan more than twenty years ago to start building bikes. Originally he ran a factory which built bikes for brands such as Cervélo, Scott and Canyon, but in 2015 he decided to go it alone with the purchase of Factor Bikes. In this episode, Rob discusses how the bike industry really works, why things are so expensive, what progress lies in store, and what he believes is one of the fastest bikes ever made - and it came out several decades ago.

Interview begins at 10.42


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