Optimised structure design and carbon layup and specific material choices, depending on the frame area and shape, allows us to use the least material without loss of stiffness, efficiency or ride quality.
VAM’s obsessively detailed fabrication technology and selection of materials allows Factor to meet the twin challenges of creating a chassis to attack when the grade points skyward, yet one capable of carving through corners with authority when the course heads back to the valley floor.
VAM is manufactured with a completely new method of carbon compaction. Pressurization greater than normal allows us to wring excessive resin from our base material, therefore making the carbon stronger, lighter and more efficient.
An optimised and strategic layup of mixed modulus carbon helps further define VAM’S handling characteristics.
A redesigned and optimised bottom bracket working in tandem with an updated seat tube provide the core of the O2 VAM’s ride characteristics.
Detailed Attention to Ride Quality
Widestance Seat Stays
Redesigned Seat Tube
Optimized Tyre Size
The goal? To allow the O2 VAM to be assembled with standard components, and its rider to enjoy the thrill of an ultralight, with the reliability and compatibility of standardised kit.
Detailed Attention to Ride Quality
Such a feat is the result of long hours of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) during the design phase, followed by numerous carbon layup prototypes and testing in the lab and on the road.
The Svelte fork uses a tapered steerer tube with a 1-3/8″lower bearing, with the crown integrated into the frame’s downtube for increased steering precision and aerodynamic gains.
The disc version of the Svelte fork largely follows the shape and size of the rim brake fork, but with a slightly asymmetric design and specific layup to withstand the disc braking forces.
Integrated Carbon Headset
Both the rim and disc brake versions are compatible with mechanical and electronic drivetrains. The rim brake version now uses Direct-Mount standard, for increased power and easier adjustments.
VAM Frame Geometry
|Seat Tube Angle||74||73||73||73||73|
|Head Tube Angle||71.3||71.6||73.1||73.3||73.3|
|Seat Tube Length||455||480||503||526||548|
|Stand Over Height||727||750||772||794||820|
|Frame Set||Frame||Factor||VAM||TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite Pitch-Based Fiber|
|Fork||Factor||VAM||Svelte / Svelte Disc|
|Seat Post||Black Inc.||VAM||Zero and 25mm setback available|
|Barstem||Black Inc.||VAM||Reach 80mm, drop 125mm. Multiple stem lengths and bar widths available|
|Headset||Ceramic Speed||110 Series||1-1/8" bearings|
|Head Tube Diameter||1-1/8 upper and 1-3/8 lower|
|BB||CeramicSpeed||PF4630||Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters|
|Max Tire Clearance||30mm|
|Brake Type||Disc and Rim|
|Front Axle||12 x 100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Axle||12 x 142mm thru-axle|
|Finish/Color||Nude Carbon UD – Matte Black Gloss with Red Decal Logo Finish|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year limited lifetime warranty|
The O2 VAM is available to purchase in a variety of options. Select between a complete premium bike build or frameset option. Complete bikes are available with your choice of groupset and Black Inc. wheelset. All our bikes are supplied with Ceramic Speed Bottom Bracket and Headset.
Need help ordering?
Choosing a new bike is a big decision but rest assured our team are on hand to answer any questions about our bikes or how to place your order.
How to Order
Our bikes can be ordered directly through our website or by speaking to a member of our team. You can choose whether you want your bike delivered to you or if you would like to collect from us. Framesets can be delivered anywhere in the UK free of charge. If you would like to order a complete bike you can have your bike built by Factor in the UK, collected or delivered, or we can ship the components for you to build locally. Our team can create a customised delivery and build solution to get you set up and riding.