Factor unveils models with new SRAM Red AXS eTap

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With the release of the new, innovative SRAM Red AXS eTap, Factor Bikes is excited to present our leading models completely equipped with this most advanced, lightest electric road bike groupset on the market. The innovative integration offered by the SRAM Red AXS eTap enhances the high performance cycling experience when combined with Factor Bikes and Black Inc’s progressive designs that focus on aerodynamics and ergonomic comfort.

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What’s new with SRAM Red AXS eTap

Having introduced the first ever wireless electric groupset in 2015, SRAM established themselves as elite innovators in the bike component realm. Now the already cutting-edge Red AXS eTap is getting its first upgrade since it was released in 2019, and the improvements can be seen on many fronts, including performance, weight, and ergonomics.

Focusing on advancing their wireless technology, the latest Red AXS eTap retains the same reliability and smooth shifting that has marked out the brand’s drivetrains since introducing their eTap system. The ergonomics have been enhanced by refining the shape of the hoods and the shift/brake levers. The hoods themselves have a pleasing shape that eschews the formerly bulbous effect, rather favoring a more streamlined curvature that has been designed to fit the widest range of hand shapes and offer greater leverage when braking when on the hoods.

Similarly, the shift paddles behind the brake levers have been lengthened and given more tactile grooving to facilitate shifting even in moments of intense exertion. The design's effectiveness was evident with Jonathan Milan’s powerful sprint win in stage 4 of the Giro d’Italia using this newest SRAM Red AXS eTap groupset.

Sticking with a 12-speed configuration, the Red AXS eTap offers effective gear ratios that can accommodate riders at the elite WorldTour level as well as enthusiastic cyclists of all capabilities. The gearing has been chosen specifically to allow for the optimum chain alignment to ensure smooth, efficient rotation and shifting with no loss of watts or chain-skipping. The front derailleur has been refined by narrowing the front cage to ensure a better control of the chain and a more precise front shift, while the chain has been optimized to be both reactive and super lightweight.

The integrated power meter integrates neatly into the crank to ensure that you can always have access to the most important performance numbers without a lot of weight or bulk added. Weight savings were high on the list of the SRAM engineers when revamping this groupset, which can be clearly seen in the hollowed-out sections of the rear derailleur, the disc brake rotors, calipers, the jockey wheels, and the chain.

Choose your Factor + New SRAM Red AXS eTap

For the release of the advanced SRAM Red AXS eTap wireless electric groupset, Factor has stock available on the OSTRO VAM, O2 VAM, O2, LS, and OSTRO Gravel. Its unique design features easily accommodate the needs of both elite road racing bikes as well as gravel machines. The 12-speed, 2x setup gives you a wide range of ratios with multiple chainring combos as well as cassette options that will help you tackle all types of terrain and never run out of gears. Using a power meter that is efficiently integrated and reliably accurate ensures that you can track and improve your performance with ease.

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The OSTRO VAM features at the top of the list of the most advanced and lightweight aerodynamic racing bikes. Offering exceptionally low weight numbers and even lower drag numbers, the OSTRO VAM combined with Black Inc Integrated Aero Barstem pairs seamlessly with the highly advanced wireless shifting system offered by SRAM Red AXS to ensure the most efficient possible high performance ride.

As the lightest climbing-centric bike with exceptional aerodynamic properties, the O2 VAM is another natural fit with the SRAM Red AXS eTap, thanks to the fact that SRAM has managed to shave even more weight off this newest iteration of the groupset. The O2 VAM pairs perfectly with the Black Inc Integrated Aero Barstem as well so that it can take advantage of the complete integration of wireless electric groupset and aero leading edge.

For more gravel oriented riding, the OSTRO Gravel and LS come equipped with the SRAM Red AXS eTap. Available in 2x configuration, this is an ideal groupset for the ambitious gravel rider since SRAM has long been a proponent of inter-compatibility between its road, gravel, and mountain bike components. You will be able to spec the gravel bikes with exactly the mix of gearing that will suit your riding ambitions.

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Available to order now

Factor Bikes equipped with the SRAM Red AXS eTap groupset are available to order and ready for shipping now. We have a wide array of stock options for you to choose your ideal setup for everything from road racing to gravel grinding.

As another way to celebrate the release of the groupset, we are also pairing it on the Factor OSTRO VAM with our latest epic colorway, Geometric. The eye-catching design mixes the elegance of our naked carbon with barcode-like geometric lines to set off the unique qualities of the frame. It displays our expertise not only at creating gorgeous carbon layups, but also technically challenging frame graphics.

To add one of these bikes to your collection, all you need to do is contact your local Factor Bikes authorized dealer or get in touch with our team for personalized assistance.

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