Factor O2

$6,700.00

Think back on the qualities you’ve most admired in the bikes you’ve ridden. If you’re anything like us, that list includes rock-solid handling at speed, confidence in corners, comfort over those roughest roads, stiffness as you gut out a sprint and a fit that didn’t require a million spacers or a custom stem.

The people responsible for how the O2 rides all raced at the ProTour level. This is the bike they wish they had when they were racing. We know first-hand how important solid handling is. We also know that a bike can be too stiff and what that will do to a body when you’re racing for five or six hours a day for days on end.

What we’ve found is that it’s important for a bike to have enough stiffness. Rather than use one steerer dimension for all sizes, we have size-specific tubes and layups so that the feel of our largest frame is the same as the feel of our smallest frame. The O2 is meant to impart an experience, not a look.

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Description

  • Available as a Chassis, Rolling Chassis, or Complete Di2 Bike
  • Seven sizes from 46 to 61cm
  • Rim- and disc-braked versions UCI legal
  • Includes Factor’s OTIS aero handlebar and stem combination
  • Compatible with up to 700x28mm tires
  • Factor’s frame laminate design and manufacturing process ensures that we put the waste into the garbage can and not into the frame; using a computer program called Fibresim, each layer is specifically cut to minimise any overlaps or extra materials where they are not required. The result: the strongest, lightest frame possible.
  • The O2 frame is made with three different carbon types, each selected for different performance characteristics. Standard Modulus, Medium Modulus and High Modulus Pitch Fibre. While the first two are common to the cycling industry the last – the Pitch Fibre – is far more rare because it demands specific skills to work with, and comes at a relatively very high cost. But we use it simply because it’s the lightest and stiffest carbon available for bike frames that can be manipulated.
  • The Svelte Fork in both rim brake and disc brake models found on the O2 features a 1 1/8-inch to 1 3/8-inch tapered steerer that smoothly blends into the fork’s crown and down into the fork blades, creating a smooth run of fiber for superior strength and ride quality. Our sculpted blades are designed with minimal surface area to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics while maintaining best-in-class lateral stiffness.
  • Fully sleeved cable routings ensure crisp shifting and braking performance, improve aerodynamics and aesthetics and ensure effortless practicality with hassle free cable assembly and maintenance.