All-Road Bike

Factor ViSTA; the ultimate all-road endurance machine. Atypical of the breed, ViSTA was designed and engineered to ride longer and faster, pairing discovery on any road surface with performance. Developed for those who roam as much as race, ViSTA unlocks roads less traveled, rendering possible what was once considered inaccessible.

ViSTA signature all-road geometry is purpose-built with excellent handling traits to keep you in control, wherever you ride it – and you can ride it just about anywhere.

The Factor ViSTA; the heart of a thoroughbred with the soul of a mudder.

Built to go further, faster.

With exhaustive development and testing of the ViSTA’s carbon layup, Factor’s engineers designed carbon layups optimised to mitigate shock and enhance off-road vibration absorption.

To ensure a smooth and stable ride, the specifically optimised seatstays, along with the upper portion of the downtube and fork legs, contribute to comfortable and controlled riding over long distances.

Maintaining Factor’s characteristic torsional BB stiffness, the ViSTA features our continuous downtube-to-chainstay “power-drive” construction. The ViSTA uses it’s torsionally stiff headtube-downtube junction along with its OTIS AR external fork and barstem to provide excellent front wheel tracking and cornering precision for confidence-inspiring descending.

VISTA’S signature all-road geometry is purpose-built for under power with excellent handling traits to keep you in control, wherever you ride it – and you can ride it just about anywhere.

Special care has been paid to the fork trail and BB drop to maintain consistent handling across all sizes, resulting in a stable yet responsive machine, hallmark traits of all Factor bikes.

With geometry deliberately built around 30 to 35mm tyre sizes, ViSTA’S handling characteristics lack the compromises associated with accommodating larger tyre sizes.

The balanced combination of the stack and reach with the OTIS-AR barstem combined with ViSTA’s all-road, size-specific carbon layup puts the rider in the optimal position to race, further and longer.

Internal cable routing remains hidden from the shifters to the derailleurs, thanks to the OTIS headset system. Factor’s legendary carbon manufacturing expertise is evident where it’s not easily seen; internally routed cables benefit from inner tube surfaces rendered clean and smooth by the painstaking production process.

Detailed Design for All-Roading

Flat-backed Seatpost

The flat-back ViSTA AR seatpost profile offers enhanced compliance compared to a round seatpost, while the elaborated long fiber carbon layup avoids bobbing under power.

Power Drive Drivetrain

The continuous downtube-to-chainstays structure provides minimum energy loss and maximum drivetrain efficiency. A BBright bottom bracket shell and asymmetric wide downtube deliver torsional stiffness while allowing plenty of tyre clearance.

Optimised Seatstays

The seat stays are designed to absorb the irregularities of the road. The thin section and upper curvature of the seat stays, as well as the fine-tuned carbon layup, soak up the small bumps and cracks to increase tyre traction and control.

ONE Total Integration System

Standing for ONE Total Integration System, the OTIS design delivers excellent steering accuracy, and ease of setup while hiding all cables and brake hoses internally.

The ViSTA features an all-road optimised version of this system. Not just tested in the lab, the initial prototype components saw many miles under aggressive riders and conditions to arrive at the final carbon layup and material selection. The fork legs’ carbon layup has been optimised for shock and vibration absorption while remaining torsionally stiff thanks to the external, double clamp design and solid barstem connection.

Other Features

Hidden Fender Mounts

The ViSTA frame and fork include hidden fender mounts to keep the wheels turning in all conditions. When not in use, the mounts’ elegant design don’t add visual clutter or weight yet remain readily accessible for simple fender installation.

Drivetrain Options

Compatible with 1X and 2X chainsets and either mechanical or electronic drivetrains. The ViSTA chassis includes a removable FD hanger, a 1X cover and all grommets needed electronic drivetrain cables.

Optimised Tyre Clearance

The frame has clearance for up to 35mm tyres, but is optimised for tyres from 30 to 35mm. Focusing this range is intentional in order to avoid the poor handling associated with larger tyres.


An all-around racing machine that’s at home on the road, path, or trail. The Vista is built for the gravel-curious roadie who wants to kill his or her quiver and avoid sacrificing speed.


Read the long-term review

Fred Dreier

Velo News

The Factor Vista is one bike that can (almost) do it all. This all-road is at home on long pavement rides and hardcore gravel grinders alike. The Factor Vista is a bike that bucks the segmentation trend and can hold its own in a wide variety of uses, from cyclocross to gravel to road riding.

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Bicycling Magazine

Bobby Lee

The biggest standout feature is undoubtedly the Vista’s segment-leading ride quality – pliant yet direct enough to be used in a crit or even cyclo-cross event. It’s agile too, reactive to steering inputs, rich in feedback and feel, and delivers almost telepathic levels of assurance when negotiating tricky corners or steep, loose descents.

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Aaron Borrill

Cycling News

Seat Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Top Tube Length520532547560575
Head Tube Angle70.6°71.1°72.4°72.5°72.5°
Fork Offset5858484848
Fork Trail6158606060
Chainstay Length415415418418418
BB Drop77.577.5757575
Seat Tube448465502525548
Stand Over Height732749782804825


Frame SetFrameFactorVistaRBi Carbon All-Road
BBright 79mm bottom bracket shell,
Flat mount disc brake mount,
Internal cable routing, Stainless steel chainstay protector,
Hidden seat binder
Seat tube and downtube mounted bottle cages,
Hidden fender mounts 12x142mm
ForkFactorVistaRBi Carbon OTIS All-Road,
Internal cable routing,
Flat mount disc brake mount, hidden fender mounts, 12x100mm
Seat PostFactorVistaRBi Carbon All-Road
15mm setback
(Includes 7x7, 7x9 rail clamps and Di2 battery mount.)
BarstemFactorOtis Vista All-RoadReach 80mm, drop 125mm. Multiple stem lengths and bar widths available
HeadsetFSA1-1/8" bearings
BBCeramicSpeedPF4630Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters
ComponentsWheelsetBlack IncBlack Thirty Disk30mm deep, 21mm inner width carbon tubeless compatible rim, with CeramicSpeed bearing centerlock hubs
AccessoriesBar TapeFactorHi Grip tapeAnti-Slip, Shock Absorbing
Computer MountBlack Inc
Spare PartsSpare derailleur hanger
Chainstay protector
(1) Front derailleur hanger cover plate
(3) 10mm and (1) 5mm headset spacers
Carbon assembly compound
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