Factor unveils five-spoke 'rest day' wheels which remind us of banned tech from a bygone age

New wheels look to be based on the Aerospoke design of the 1980s - even though monocoque wheels were banned in 2001

Factor five-spoke wheels
(Image credit: Rob Gitelis)

One of Israel Start-Up Nation’s Factor Ostro bikes has been photographed at the Tour de France with a brand new set of five-spoke wheels that appear to be based on the Aerospoke design of the 1980s.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.