Our lightest road bike frame, the O2 VAM excels like none other when the road points up, and up, and up. Floating up the road when the grade tilts skyward, yet carving authoritatively and predictably through corners while descending. A sub-700 road frame for both disc and rim brakes, it provides class-leading integration and ride dynamics.
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.
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Disc or Rim Brake
Light weight need not arrive at the expense of ride dynamics and quality. Despite its status as Factor’s lightest production bike, O2 VAM remains stiff and responsive under power, forever shattering the status quo of ultralight performance.
Instead of relying upon a collection of temperamental and difficult to obtain ultralight components to hit target weights, we challenged ourselves to deliver weight savings within the chassis. The goal? To allow the O2 VAM assembly with standard components, so its rider can enjoy the thrill of an ultralight with the reliability and compatibility of standardized kit.
Technology & Engineering
An Industry-First: Boron
Integrated Carbon Headset
|Seat Tube Angle||74||73||73||73||73|
|Head Tube Angle||71.3||71.6||73.1||73.3||73.3|
|Seat Tube Length||455||480||503||526||548|
|Stand Over Height||727||750||772||794||820|
|Frame Set||Frame||Factor||VAM||TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite Pitch-Based Fiber|
|Fork||Factor||VAM||Svelte / Svelte Disc|
|Seat Post||Black Inc.||VAM||Zero and 25mm setback available|
|Barstem||Black Inc.||VAM||Reach 80mm, drop 125mm. Multiple stem lengths and bar widths available|
|Headset||Ceramic Speed||110 Series||1-1/8" bearings|
|Head Tube Diameter||1-1/8 upper and 1-3/8 lower|
|BB||CeramicSpeed||PF4630||Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters|
|Max Tire Clearance||30mm|
|Brake Type||Disc and Rim|
|Front Axle||12 x 100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Axle||12 x 142mm thru-axle|
|Finish/Color||Nude Carbon UD – Matte Black Gloss with Red Decal Logo Finish, ISN Edition, Attaquer Limited Edition, and Gloss Finish with Chrome Details|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year limited lifetime warranty|