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Retired pro David Millar chooses £10,000 Factor Vis Vires road bike

Retired pro David Millar isn't hanging up his wheels just yet, he's taken delivery of a British super bike

What road bike does a retired professional choose? In the case of David Millar, who hasn’t had to choose his own bike for the past 17 years, he’s plumped for a £10,000 Factor Vis Vires. We don't know whether he's bought, borrowed, or blagged it… but he's certainly chosen it.

He proudly shared a photo of it, fresh out of the box, on Twitter this morning. The new bike is the first of 65 individually numbered limited edition Factor Vis Vires 2015 bikes. David Millar has number one in the collection.

road.cc reviewed the striking Vis Vires last year, one of the most futuristic road bikes that has ever passed through the office. It’s a stunning example of what happens when you throw the UCI rulebook, or selected pages at least, in the bin. It’s designed to be aerodynamic with a split down tube, stem integrated into the novel twin blade fork. And the ride and performance that produces is quite breathtaking - we know Millar won't be disappointed when he does get time to ride it.

Millar has his Factor built up with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, with all the wires and brake cables concealed with the frame. It’s rolling on very deep section Black Inc Wheels, which are Factor’s own brand wheels and developed as a separate sub-brand. The wheels have a fashionable wide 25mm rim profile and are a full carbon fibre clincher.

Factor Vis Vires review.

David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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