Factor O2

All-Round Road Bike
Designed to be a climber, the O2 excels on the ascents. However, limiting its capabilities to only climbing would be a crime. It can sail around corners, go for long distances, and has made appearances on the podium of the Tour de France and Paris Roubaix.

Every tube and section of the O2 has been engineered and developed for a ProTour level quality ride: maximum power transfer under load, but also vibration dampening to feel fresh after a 6 hour ride.

The O2 does all that in style, with a slender profile that will subtly stand out in any group ride. Elegance, all-day comfort and high performance coming together.

O2 Chassis

Factor Bikes sells system-integrated chassis, comprised of frame, fork, barstem, seatpost, bottom bracket, headset and a “pizza box” of components and accessories.

Why a chassis? To control all the touch points a rider has with the road to ensure our world-renowed Factor ride quailty.

Base MSRP from

$4,799 (USD)

Colors Available:

Celestial Blue & Matte Dolphin Grey

Brake Options:

Disc or Rim Brake

Built to Climb

The FACTOR O2 delivers a high-performance ride capable of satisfying the demands of the fastest riders in the ProTour peloton. This is the result of meticulous geometry design work, structural carbon fibre layup optimization (for best power transfer at minimum weight) and a careful choice of components. To dance up the mountains, and storm down the descents.

The FACTOR O2 features a visibly asymmetric oversized downtube, which is the backbone of the frame and largely responsible for the highly reactive and lively nature of the bike. Using FEA software and our internal test lab bench data, we have perfected the size and profile of the downtube for every size for superior riding characteristics.

Connecting the headtube to the bottom bracket and chainstays, the asymmetric downtube carbon layup is tuned for a perfect balance of torsional and vertical stiffness.

Detailed Attention to Ride Quality

Widestance Seat Stays

Wide stance seat stays help with lateral stiffness in the rear triangle while keeping the seat stays thin for compliance and comfort. On the rim brake version, the wide stance seatstays help keep brake chatter away and increase braking power.

Stealth Seatpost Wedge

Keeps the carbon structure free of metal inserts or the need to squeeze a split carbon seat tube in order to adjust the saddle height. A rubber gasket keeps water ingress at bay, and the wedge clamping bolt under the top tube is protected from the rain and sweat.

Seatpost Options

Factor O2 is offered with Zero and Offset seatposts, with the aerodynamic profile allowing for easy Di2 battery internal installation. 1-bolt saddle clamp for easy setup, available for carbon and metal saddle rails (7×9 or 7×7 rails).

Dance Up the Mountains

The O2 acheives a perfect balance of stiffness, comfort and light weight, the FACTOR O2 delivers a lively and reactive ride for those pushing for the highest performance.
To dance up the mountains, and storm down the descents, the FACTOR O2 is an amazing all-rounder capable to fight in a mountain stage at the Tour de France as it is to tame the pave’ at Paris-Roubaix.

Svelte Fork

Upfront, the lightweight Svelte fork complements to O2 frame. With performance in mind, they are designed to work together to provide lateral stiffness, vertical compliance for comfort, and excellent torsional stiffness for increased control while cornering and descending.

Such a feat is the result of long hours of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) during the design phase, followed by numerous carbon layup prototypes and testing in the lab and on the road.

The Svelte fork uses a tapered steerer tube with a 1-3/8″lower bearing, with the crown integrated into the frame’s downtube for increased steering precision and aerodynamic gains.

The disc version of the Svelte fork largely follows the shape and size of the rim brake fork, but with a slightly asymmetric design and specific layup to withstand the disc braking forces.

Power Drivetrain

The continuous downtube-to-chainstay structure of the O2 frame provides an unparalleled stiffness for minimum energy loss and maximum drivetrain performance. Using bigger and wider tubes with a more continuous shape allows us to use longer sheets of carbon fiber, for a stronger and lighter structure.

At the core of the Power Drivetrain sits the BBright bottom bracket shell. We choose BBright as it offers the widest possible BB shell for a smoother and stiffer transition from the wide, asymmetric downtube to the tall chainstays. All this while being able to lay the carbon fibre sheets smoothly in this area, with high compaction, without sharp or thin shapes that increase weight and decrease structural integrity. The asymmetric (narrower on the drive-side) BBright shell also improves clearance with small chainrings and powermeters.

A section cut of the BB are reveals the enlarge structure created by the gusseted joint between the downtube, seat tube and BB shell. The asymmet-ric, tall chainstays make use of all available volume for a more continuous blend into the BB shell, for extra stiffness at a low weight, while leaving room for 28mm tyres and large chainrings.

Developed & Tested in the Real World

Factor O2 has been shaped and constructed for the best perfomance on the road, not just on the test lab. After long hours spent on FEA for structural analysis and perfecting the carbon fibre layup in our factory, many frame and fork samples in all sizes were made to be tested on the road by our team of test riders, as well as some of the top-professional cyclists. This extended road testing provided very valuable feedback to refine and perfect the riding characteristics of the FACTOR O2.

Our Craft

At the Factor Carbon Lab our team of designers and engineers tested countless tube shape iterations in the relentless pursuit of speed, performance and aesthetic perfection.

Geometry

Size46495254565861
Stack495
495520542565588611
Reach360367376384392401409
Seat Tube Angle73737373737373
Seat Tube730456480502525548570
Top Tube Length507515535549565581596
Head Tube Angle70.5°70.5°72.2°73.1°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Head Tube9595115131154178202
Fork Offset53535343434343
BB Drop68686868686868
Chainstay Length405405405405405405405

Specifications

BrandModelSpecification
Frame SetFrameFactorO2RBi Carbon
ForkFactorO2Svelte / Svelte Disc
Seat PostFactorBlack Inc.Zero and 25mm setback
BarstemFactorBlack Inc.Reach 80mm, drop 125mm. Multiple stem lengths and bar widths available
HeadsetCeramic SpeedCeramic Speed1-1/8 upper and 1-3/8 lower bearings
BBCeramicSpeedPF4630Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters
Saddle Rail Clamps7x7 and 7x9
Front Axle121mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
Rear Axle160.6mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
Brake TypeDisc or Rim
Cable RoutingInternal
Compatible ComponentsElectronic and Mechanical
ColorCelestial Blue or Matte Grey