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OSTRO VAM

An all-round quiver killer. Searingly fast, incredibly light, supremely comfortable.

Build your Ostro VAM From USD $5,499

01 Overview

Refuse to compromise

The OSTRO VAM is an ‘everything’ bike, a master of all trades. Searingly fast, incredibly light, and supremely comfortable, it’s ready to win sprints, mountain stages and cobbled Classics. It’s the ultimate all-rounder because it refuses to compromise. If you’re the sort of rider who races with ‘the knife between your teeth’ no matter the parcours, this is the bike you’ve been waiting for. When we say you can have it all, we mean it.

Aerodynamic

Lightweight

Comfort

Climbing

    02 Benefits
    Lightweight and aero

    The OSTRO VAM is an aero disc-brake frame which weighs just 830g (painted, size 54, Flicker design). We have used the very best materials to reach such a low weight, laying up the ultimate carbon materials perfectly to ensure low weight, responsive ride, and durability. It can easily be built up to below the UCI 6.8kg weight limit, which is unique among aero frames. That means that the aero advantages come without the usual weight penalty. Few rides or race routes are exclusively mountainous or flat roads so, naturally, you want it all: speed and lightweight. The OSTRO is the everything bike, making you fast whatever the terrain.

    Exceptional comfort

    As an aero racing bike that has proved itself on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, the OSTRO VAM will also be ideal for your roughest, longest roads. Its remarkably smooth ride is thanks to several factors. First the carbon fiber choice and layup combine to achieve a high level of frame compliance without sacrificing any of the power transfer efficiency. At the rear, the ViSTA-style pencil seat stays are designed to absorb road noise and cushion bumps. And the ability to fit up to 32mm wide tires only enhances the OSTRO’s comfort-oriented design features.

    Geometry and fit

    You can make a bike as light and aero as you like, but if you get the fit wrong, you’re not going to be enjoying your rides. To feel comfortable and have confidence in your handling, it’s essential to match your style to the right geometry. Like the O2 and O2 VAM, the OSTRO VAM is a pure racing bike intended to get the rider into an aggressive stance, and consequently they all share very similar geometries throughout the sizes. Geometry standardization makes it easier for our pros to switch between bikes during races, and it will help you stick to your comfort zone for your most important events.

    03 Features

    Engineered for Speed

    The goal was to create the lightest aero-oriented bike in the pro peloton. The OSTRO VAM is a bike that can be competitive on any terrain. It is ready to win sprints, conquer cobbled classics, and summit the climbs with the best.

    Get your SLT Bearings

    Working closely with CeramicSpeed when developing products allows Factor to help find the best technical solutions for the ultimate racing bikes. Starting in June of 2019, our R&D team was testing CeramicSpeed’s SLT (Solid Lubrication Technology) Bearings for headsets, giving our feedback in the development of the indestructible headset bearings that we have been using with our road bikes since March 2021. The SLT bearings have proved they are guaranteed to last. Requiring no maintenance, they are particularly useful when combined with an integrated cockpit. The SLT bearings solve the problem of headset maintenance for integrated cockpits by removing the need!

    Detailed aerodynamics

    Though aerodynamics and lightweight frequently are playing tug-of-war, the OSTRO VAM design makes sure these two essential considerations are both pulling in the same direction. In designing the OSTRO, Factor considered every aspect of the frame and applied the optimum aero profile, with particular regard to the transitions between frame sections and to performance across a full range of effective wind angles. The tube profiles are derived from NACA (National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics) shapes, oriented along the waterline (horizontal) in line with airflow and optimised for ride quality and aero-to-weight balance by truncating the aero section aggressively.

    Full Integration

    The one-piece, aerodynamic Black Inc Barstem reduces drag by meeting clean incoming airflow with a clean shape. Fully internal cabling brings further gains and Factor has achieved this while maintaining a 1⅛” top headset bearing for optimised frontal area, whereas many other brands increase the head tube size to accommodate internal cabling, cancelling out the benefits. And the introduction of CeramicSpeed SLT Bearings removes any worry of headset maintenance.

    Electronic Shifting Only

    In line with customer demand and facilitating a reduction in aero drag and weight, the OSTRO VAM is built exclusively for electronic shifting groupsets.

    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.

    Size-based Fork Offsets

    Basing our fork offset on the size of the frame ensures optimum handling characteristics across all frame sizes so that every customer has the best ride experience.

    32mm tire clearance

    Enhancing comfort and making the most of the aerodynamic benefits offered by Black Inc’s wide rims, the OSTRO VAM can accommodate up to 32mm tires.

    04 Build & Buy

    OSTRO VAM

    From $5,499.00

    From $5,499.00

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    05 Details
    Specs

    Frame

    TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite® Pitch-Based Fiber

    Fork

    OSTRO Wide Stance Fork

    Seatpost

    Zero and 25mm setback available

    Barstem

    Black Inc VAM Reach 80mm, drop 125mm. Multiple stem lengths and bar widths available

    Headset

    CeramicSpeed SLT 1-1/8" and 1-3/8" bearings

    Head tube diameter

    1-1/8" upper and 1-3/8" lower

    Bottom Bracket

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

    Max tire clearance

    32mm

    Wheel size

    700c

    Brake type

    Disc

    Front axle

    12 x 100mm thru-axle

    Rear axle

    12 x 142mm thru-axle

    Cable routing

    Internal

    Finish/color

    Factor Racing Green, Flicker, Gloss Carbon / Chrome, Soho Mix, Custom paint available

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Specifications

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

    Geometry
    49 52 54 56 58 61
    A Stack 503 523 542 565 587 611
    B Reach 370 376 384 392 401 409
    C Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74° 73° 73° 73° 73°
    D Top Tube (effective) 511 527 550 566 582 597
    E Head Tube angle 71.7° 72.5° 72.5° 73.3° 73.3° 73.3°
    F Fork Offset 53 48 48 43 43 43
    G Trail (@683OD) 57.1 57.3 57.3 57.5 57.5 57.5
    H Seat Tube 456 480 502 525 548 570
    I BB drop 72 72 70 70 70 70
    J Front Center 574 575 587 591 607 622
    K Fork length 373 373 373 373 373 373
    L Wheelbase 968 968 982 985 1005 1023

    Factor’s new Ostro VAM is unquestionably a modern all-rounder. With its generous tyre clearance, unmistakable aero design, and a respectable weight, it really does serve as the well-mannered aero road bike that most speed enthusiasts should be on.

    06 More Gear

    Additional information

    Dimensions 6195594955 cm
    Colour

    Flicker, Soho Mix, Chrome, Factor Racing green, Prisma Paint (+$500)

    Frame Size

    49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61

    Package

    Premium Package, Premium package + wheels, Complete Bike

    Seatpost

    0mm, 25mm

    Barstem

    380*90mm, 380*100mm, 380*110mm, 380*120mm, 380*130mm, 400*90mm, 400*100mm, 400*110mm, 400*120mm, 400*130mm, 420*90mm, 420*100mm, 420*110mm, 420*120mm, 420*130mm, 440*90mm, 440*100mm, 440*110mm, 440*120mm, 440*130mm

    Freehub Style

    None, Shimano (HG), SRAM (XDR), Campagnolo (11/12sp)

    Groupset

    None, Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9270 – Chain ring 52/36, Cassette 11-30, Shimano Ultegra Di2 8170 – Chain ring 52/36, Cassette 11-30, SRAM RED eTap AXS – Chain ring 48/35, Cassette 10-33, SRAM RED eTap AXS w/ Power Meter – Chain ring 48/35, Cassette 10-33, SRAM Force eTap AXS – Chain ring 48/35, Cassette 10-33, SRAM Force eTap AXS w/ Power Meter – Chain ring 48/35, Cassette 10-33

    Cranks

    None, 170mm, 172mm, 175mm

    Wheelset

    None, Black Inc Twenty, Black Inc Thirty, Black Inc Forty Five, Black Inc Sixty, Black Inc Five

    Finish

    None, Gloss, Matte

    Base Colour

    None, Burnt Orange, Celestial Blue, Crimson Red, Dolphin Grey, Giro Pink, Grape, Latte, Olympic Gold, Naked Carbon, Pearl White, Sterling Silver, TDF Yellow, Turquoise

    Accent Colour

    None, Burnt Orange, Celestial Blue, Crimson Red, Dolphin Grey, Giro Pink, Grape, Latte, Olympic Gold, Naked Carbon, Pearl White, Sterling Silver, TDF Yellow, Turquoise

    Logo Colour

    None, Burnt Orange, Celestial Blue, Crimson Red, Dolphin Grey, Giro Pink, Grape, Latte, Olympic Gold, Black, Pearl White, Chrome, TDF Yellow, Turquoise

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