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FACTOR O2 VAM CHROME

by FACTOR

Regular price£6,300.00 Sale price

FACTOR O2 VAM CHROME

by FACTOR

Regular price£6,300.00 Sale price
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LIGHTNESS. SO MUCH LIGHTNESS.

The O2 VAM was born to climb, so it’s seriously light, from just 6.4kg out-of-the-box for a 54 with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2. Few disc brake bikes can compete and none of them are aero. Crucially, that figure means the pros can line up with a bike that’s still very close to the 6.8kg minimum once their pedals, cages, transponder and race number are added. One thing we all share with the pros is that when you’re about to take on thousands of metres of climbing, we want the lightest bike possible. The new O2 VAM uses ultra-high-grade materials, tube shapes optimized by super-computers for stiffness-to-weight, and a new manufacturing process so advanced that we built a whole new factory.

A WHOLE LOT OF AERO, TOO.

Why make an aero climbing bike? Firstly, because the climbs are only part of anyone’s ride and on the rest of any route it’s as important as ever to be aero. Secondly, because the pros climb so fast that aero remains a significant consideration even at typical gradients of 8%. Of course, everyone wants both lightness and low drag, but with aero shapes being heavier, the challenge for a climbing-focused bike is to save the most watts while adding the fewest grams. Our team nailed it.

How aero is it? In the wind tunnel, at effective wind angles of 0-5 degrees (ie a calm day, or headwind to moderate crosswind) the new O2 VAM is only 5W behind the OSTRO VAM, which itself is the fastest aero bike on the market. Across a full sweep of angles, it slashes the gap by 50% versus the previous version. For such a light bike, that’s outrageous. On the road, it means that your climbing bike will be faster than many brands’ much heavier dedicated aero offerings.

STIFFNESS, HANDLING. CHECK. CHECK.

The new O2 VAM is as stiff as the mighty OSTRO VAM and feels inspirational when you stamp on the pedals. You’ll be attacking just to feel it. The handling geometry is shared, too, which means incredible poise at high speed on descents, confidence at big lean angles, and the agility to outmanoeuvre a house fly. After all, a bike for the mountains has to be great on the way down, too.

SUBLIME RIDE COMFORT

The most visually apparent features of the O2 VAM relate to ride comfort as well as weight saving. The external seatpost, ultra-thin toptube and dropped seatstays all work together to promote controlled deflection at the saddle. The latest UCI rules allow a minimum tube thickness of 10mm and that is exploited in the toptube ahead of the seat cluster. This section bows in a controlled way under the reverse force of the rider on the saddle when the bike hits a bump. In combination with the external seatpost, which eliminates the mass and overlap of a conventional seatpost, this enables a small amount of ‘travel’ at the saddle over rough roads.

ENGINEERED OBSESSIVELY

To craft a bike that is everything you've ever wanted took everything we've ever learned, and more. In pursuit of the ultimate climbing bike, our relentless R&D broke new ground, pushed boundaries and polished every detail.

LIGHTWEIGHT SEATPOST CLAMP

To achieve our ambitious goals for weight and stiffness, we invented a new manufacturing method, built an advanced new factory and use superior materials, including boron in the external seatpost to achieve an extreme strength-to-weight ratio.

UNCOMPROMISED RIGIDITY

The asymmetrical downtube forms the backbone of the frame, with the carbon layup focused on withstanding the various torsional forces each side of the bike will experience. The bottom bracket shares this asymmetric design to ensure the drive train side stands up to a WorldTour level power output. The rear triangle works to ensure solid acceleration through the drivetrain thanks largely to the beefy chainstays. The lithe seatstays introduce a comfortable level of vibration absorption without compromising the efficiency of power transfer.

REVISED RIDER POSITION

The stack height of the new O2 VAM is 10mm higher. Factor studied the position data of thousands of our customers and athletes to find the dimensions that would enable the most riders to achieve their optimal fit

NEW BLACK INC 28//33 WHEELS

The new 28//33 wheelset was designed to complement the new O2 VAM and represents an equally remarkable breakthrough in lightness and aerodynamics. The 28//33 weighs a feathery 1,146g as tubeless clinchers optimized for 28mm tires. They feature differentiated front and rear depths of 28 and 33mm, measure 23mm internally and 28mm externally, and use exceptionally light and strong carbon fiber spokes. As well as a substantial weight saving, they also reduce drag by 10g from the previous THIRTY wheelset and greatly boost stiffness, and therefore responsiveness and acceleration.

CERAMICSPEED T47A BOTTOM BRACKET

The T47 standard for threaded bottom brackets ensures a secure fit, easy maintenance, and contributes to exceptional power transfer.

POWER DRIVETRAIN

At the core of the Power Drivetrain sits the asymmetric bottom bracket, the design of which facilitates a smooth yet stiff transition between the asymmetric downtube and the tall chainstays. The continuous downtube-to-chainstay structure of the O2 frame provides exceptional stiffness for minimum energy loss and maximum acceleration.

SVELTE FORK

Numerous layups and endless hours spent perfecting the design, every element of O2’s Svelte Fork focuses on the ultimate goal of increased control, stiffness, and comfort. Precise and light, the Svelte Fork uses a tapered steerer tube for increased steering precision and aerodynamic gains.

SLEEK INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

The internal routing for the O2 series accommodates both electronic and mechanical shifting. Our design solutions all the system to remain mechanic-friendly and lightweight.

WIDE STANCE SEAT STAYS

Wide stance seat stays help with lateral stiffness in the rear triangle while keeping the seat stays thin for compliance and comfort.

TIRE CLEARANCE OF UP TO 30MM WIDE

Having the ability to run wide tires on this racing bike offers the rider greater choice and improved comfort.

CONFIDENCE, CONTROL AND COMFORT

The geometry is specifically optimized for consistent handling across all sizes ensuring stability and effective power transfer.

STATE OF THE ART CARBON FIBRE

To achieve ambitious goals for weight and stiffness, Factor invented a new manufacturing method, built an advanced new factory and use superior materials, including boron in the external seatpost to achieve an extreme strength-to-weight ratio.

MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE

Always looking for innovative ways to make our bikes even better, we have used ultra high pressure molds when manufacturing the O2 frames. These molds remove excessive resin from the base material, which not only helps to keep the weight to a minimum, but also ensures a stronger, more efficient carbon frame. It’s an innovative engineering solution that translates directly into performance. This advanced manufacturing method allows us to create a stiff, responsive frame that also is comfortable enough for Paris-Roubaix cobbles and stable enough at high speeds to slice down an alpine descent.

COLOR OPTIONS FOR EVERY RIDER

Explore our selection of colors designed to complement your ride and reflect your personal style. Whether you prefer classic elegance or a more striking statement, our range offers a palette to suit every taste.

And it's not just about the bike – we offer customizable wheel decal choices too, allowing you to harmonize or contrast your wheels with your frame.

SPECS

FRAME TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite® Pitch-Based Fiber
FORK Factor O2 VAM Aero fork
SEATPOST 0 and 25mm setback available
BARSTEM Black Inc Integrated Barstem Reach 80mm, drop 120mm. Multiple stem lengths and bar widths available
HEADSET CeramicSpeed SLT 1-1/8″ and 1-3/8″ bearings
HEAD TUBE DIAMETER 1-1/8″ upper and 1-3/8″ lower
SADDLE RAIL CLAMPS 7x7 and 7x9
BOTTOM BRACKET CeramicSpeed T47A Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings available for DUB, 24mm, or Ultra-Torque
CABLE ROUTING Internal
COMPATIBLE COMPONENTS Electronic
BRAKE TYPE Disc
MAX ROTOR SIZE 160mm front & rear
MAX CHAINRING 54-tooth
FRONT AXLE 12 x 100mm thru-axle
REAR AXLE 12 x 142mm thru-axle
WHEELSET Black Inc 28//33
WHEEL SIZE 700c
MAX TIRE CLEARANCE 32mm Measured
WEIGHT 700g
MANUFACTURER WARRANTY Limited Lifetime Warranty

GEOMETRY

SIZE 45 49 52 54 56 58 61
A STACK 502 514 535 552 574 597 611
B REACH 360 367 373 381 389 401 410
C HEAD TUBE ANGLE 71.1° 71.7° 72.5° 72.5° 73.3° 73.3° 73.3°
D BB DROP 72 72 72 70 70 70 70
E TRAIL 58 58 58 58 58.6 58.6 58.6
F FORK RAKE/OFFSET 57 53 48 48 43 43 43
G CHAINSTAY LENGTH 405 405 405 405 405 408 410
H WHEELBASE 970 969 971 985 987 1006 1022
I BIKE STAND OVER HEIGHT 713 728 759 784 809 830 848
J SEAT TUBE LENGTH 560 580 620 650 680 700 720
K SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.5° 74.5° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
SADDLE RAIL HEIGHT (MIN-MAX)
W/STD MAST: 0 OFFSET (110MM) 560-630 580-650 620-690 650-720 680-750 700-770 720-790
W/ STD MAST: 25 OFFSET (120MM) 570-640 590-660 630-700 660-730 690-760 710-780 730-800
W/ SHORT MAST: 0 OFFSET (60MM) 510-580 530-600 570-640 600-670 630-700 650-720 670-740
W/ SHORT MAST: 25 OFFSET (70MM) 520-590 540-610 580-650 610-680 680-710 660-730 680-750
W/ LONG MAST: 0 OFFSET (150MM) 600-670 620-690 660-730 690-760 720-790 740-810 760-830
W/ LONG MAST: 25 OFFSET (160MM) 610-680 630-700 670-740 700-770 730-800 750-820 770-840

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