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.
Why a chassis? To control all the touch points a rider has with the road to ensure our world-renowed Factor ride quailty.
Stone Grey & CHPT 3 Devesa
Gravel Worlds Winner 2019
The ViSTA was ridden to victory at the 2019 Gravel Worlds by John Borstelmann representing the Panaracer Factor pb bx team. It was also piloted to second place by Factor Ambassador Eric Marcotte.
Built to go further, faster.
With exhaustive development and testing of the ViSTA’s carbon layup, Factor’s engineers designed carbon layups optimized to mitigate shock and enhance off-road vibration absorption.
To ensure a smooth and stable ride, the specifically optimized 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
Power Drive Drivetrain
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 optimized 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.
Hidden Fender Mounts
Optimised Tyre Clearance
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°|
|Top Tube Length||520||532||547||560||575|
|Head Tube Angle||70.6°||71.1°||72.4°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Stand Over Height||732||749||782||804||825|
|Frame Set||Frame||Factor||Vista||RBi 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
|Fork||Factor||Vista||RBi Carbon OTIS All-Road,
Internal cable routing,
Flat mount disc brake mount, hidden fender mounts, 12x100mm
|Seat Post||Factor||Vista||RBi Carbon All-Road
(Includes 7x7, 7x9 rail clamps and Di2 battery mount.)
|Barstem||Factor||Otis Vista All-Road||Reach 80mm, drop 125mm. Multiple stem lengths and bar widths available|
|Headset||Cane Creek||110 Series||1-1/8" bearings|
|BB||CeramicSpeed||PF4630||Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters|
|Components||Wheelset||Black Inc||Black Thirty Disk||30mm deep, 21mm inner width carbon tubeless compatible rim, with CeramicSpeed bearing centerlock hubs|
|Accessories||Bar Tape||Factor||Hi Grip tape||Anti-Slip, Shock Absorbing
|Computer Mount||Black Inc|
|Spare Parts||Spare derailleur hanger
(1) Front derailleur hanger cover plate
(3) 10mm and (1) 5mm headset spacers
Carbon assembly compound