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LS

High speed gravel racer

Build your bike From $2,700 USD

01 Overview

Conquer the Dirt

One thing that makes gravel such an exciting discipline is that there are so many different types of gravel styles and conditions a rider can face. The Factor LS meets all those challenges with the full intent to be the fastest, super capable gravel racing bike for pro and amateur cyclists alike. Made using lightweight carbon that can provide both comfort and durability, the LS represents your ticket to adventure.

Aerodynamic

Lightweight

Comfort

Climbing

    02 Benefits
    Lightweight and responsive

    When designing the LS, we were laser focused on keeping the frame lean, light, and responsive without being distracted by unnecessary add-ons. This is a bike that begs to be ridden at race speeds whether it’s rough terrain or smooth tarmac. Nimble and durable simultaneously, the Factor LS easily segues from city streets to forest trails and back again without missing a beat. The rigid chasse helps it climb like a dream and descend with confidence.

    Designed for fast gravel rides

    The perfectly balanced geometry combined with the frame’s stiffness translate into powerful accelerations. With shorter seat stays and refined steering trail, racers maintain the ability to react in a heartbeat to the often unpredictable dirt road conditions while still running tires with appropriate volume for fast riding on rough gravel. The LS is optimized around 40 to 43 mm tires and is compatible with both 1x and 2x electronic and mechanical shifting.

    The perfect pairing

    The Black Inc THIRTY-FOUR carbon gravel-oriented wheels were designed specifically with the LS in mind. Lightweight, durable, and offering a rim profile perfect for fast situations over mixed terrain, the THIRTY-FOURs complete this dream gravel racing package. The rim width accommodates wider tires ideal for going off the beaten path.

    03 Features

    Go further faster on mixed terrain adventures

    The Factor LS is all about our love of cycling and the places it can take you. Whether on smooth, fast pavement or grinding through loose gravel, it’s a bike that will keep you planted and having fun.

    Carry Speed, Not Weight

    Long grueling days in the saddle require the lightest and fastest gravel set-up. The LS is designed to carry what’s essential with mounts available for three bottle cages, a top tube Bento Mount, and space for a sleek frame bag.

    Keeping your options open

    With our modular cable routing, the LS can accommodate electronic and mechanical shifting drivetrains. The frame also works both with 1x and 2x setups, which will allow riders to have the perfect gearing for their chosen adventures.

    Frame bag compatibility

    For those days in the saddle that do last into the night, having the capacity to carry extra clothing and nutrition makes a neatly tucked in frame bag an ideal addition without turning into an unwanted and destabilizing weight.

    The best designs are the simplest

    Taking a leaf out of our O2 road bike book, the LS shares many of the tube shapes with the added value of our kinked pencil thin seatstays and standard 27.2 seatpost. They help to dampen road vibrations for added comfort.

    T47 threaded bottom bracket

    The T47 standard for threaded bottom brackets ensures a secure fit and easy maintenance. It allows for the use of a wide range of crank spindle diameters and helps keep the bottom bracket shell robust for exceptional power transfer.

    Hit the dirt

    The Factor LS has been optimized for 40mm tires and can accommodate up to 43mm.

    Electric and mechanical compatible

    Building the perfect bike means being able to fit your components of choice. The Factor LS accepts both electric and mechanical groupsets so you can choose which option works best for your riding needs.

    04 Build & Buy

    LS

    From $2,700.00

    From $2,700.00

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    THE gravel racing bike

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    LS Add-Ons

    Add-Ons

    05 Details
    Specs

    Frame

    Factor Toray® & Nippon Graphite® Pan-Based Fiber

    Fork

    Factor LS carbon

    Seatpost

    27.2 Round, post not included

    Headset

    1-1/8" upper, 1-3/8" lower, 45x36

    Seat Rail Clamps

    7x7 and 7x9

    Front Axle

    12x100 Threaded

    Rear Axle

    12x142 Threaded

    Brake Type

    Disc

    Bottom Bracket

    CeramicSpeed T47A Aluminum cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers / Adapters

    Compatible Components

    1x or 2x, Electronic or Mechanical

    Finish/Color

    Crystal Green, Naked Carbon, Vintage Blue

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Wheel Size

    700c

    Max Tire Clearance

    40mm

    Specifications

    Currently spec'd with a SRAM 48/35 chainring and 10-33 cassette

    Geometry
    Size 49 52 54 56 58
    A Stack 530 547 566 585 605
    B Reach 372 378 383 392 401
    C Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
    D Top Tube 519 535 550 566 580
    E Head Tube Angle 71.5° 71.9 ° 72.3° 72.3° 72.3°
    F Fork Offset 50 50 50 50 50
    G Fork Trail 60-61 60-61 59-60 59-60 59-60
    H Seat Tube Length 455 481 507 527 552
    I BB Drop 76 76 76 76 76
    J Front Center 582 589 597 612 627
    K Fork Length 395 395 395 395 395
    L Chainstay Length 420 420 420 420 420
    M Wheelbase 990 998 1005 1020 1035
    N Stand Over Height 748 772 789 809 831

    In my opinion, the perfect gravel bike will be as close to a road bike as possible, and I think the LS frame is very close, if not spot on. When you look at the frame you can tell that Factor has used some of the know-how from the O2 frameset and made more room for bigger tires, added additional space for bottle cages and made the frame more resistant to small impacts from rocks and other hard objects.

    Mads Christensen, former WorldTour Pro rider