FACTOR O2 VAM

Ultra-lightweight Climbing Bike

The O2 VAM is the lightest model in Factor’s range and it comes alive when the gradient kicks up. It climbs like there’s an invisible hand on your back, yet it also boasts immense stiffness during all-out efforts and descends with absolute precision.

OVERVIEW

The O2 VAM is astonishingly light, but there is a lot more to it than missing grams. The chassis is incredibly stiff so the power transfer is remarkable and it carves confidently when cornering. That’s no surprise when you remember it was designed for WorldTour pro racers.

State-of-the-art technology went into cutting the frame weight to just 677g (54, disc, unpainted), but it was common sense that set the project goal of creating a superlight bike built with standard components rather than fickle exotica. The O2 VAM is made to be pedalled, not placed on a pedestal. 

The geometry of the O2 VAM is ready to descend as aggressively as you are, yet also deliver the comfort, stability and predictability to navigate your own multi-day mountain adventures. With consistent trail across the entire size range and progressive stack and reach, the fit is surprise-free and straightforward, regardless of size.

Attributes

AERODYNAMIC

LIGHTWEIGHT

COMFORT

CLIMBING

Terrain Mix
MOUNTAIN
55%

ROLLING
35%

FLAT
10%

Fully Integrated

To meet the demands of all riders, the O2 VAM is available in both disc and rim brake options. For disc brake frames, cabling is fully integrated through the Barstem. For rim brake framesets, cabling enters the frame through the front of the headtube and is internally routed through the frame. The O2 VAM is only compatible with electronic shifting groupsets.

DESIGN

HIGHEST STIFFNESS-TO-WEIGHT

Low weight doesn’t have to come at the expense of ride dynamics and quality. Despite its status as the lightest bike that Factor makes, the O2 VAM is very stiff and responsive under power, shattering the glass ceiling that has for too long been imposed upon ultralight performance frames.

Instead of relying upon a collection of temperamental and difficult to obtain ultralight components to hit target weights, Factor aimed to deliver weight savings in the chassis such that the O2 VAM could be assembled into an ultralight bike with standard components. This allows the rider to enjoy the thrill of a featherweight bike with the reliability and compatibility of standardised kit.

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Key Features

The O2 VAM is available in rim or disc

Extensive R&D went into achieving the perfect blend of lightness, precision, control and comfort

The down tube and chain stays meet around the BB to create very high pedalling stiffness

Boost rear triangle stiffness while remaining very thin for a compliant ride

Incredibly light with a large clamping area for a secure hold and compatibility with the lightest seatposts

Innovative D-shaped steerer and custom compression plug avoid the need for an oversized headset, thereby maintaining the frame’s low-profile headtube, stiffness goals and tyre clearance

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COLOUR OPTIONS

CHROME
ORNATE AZURE
ORNATE NERO
PRISMA STUDIO CUSTOM

BUY NOW

O2 VAM Builds Start at £7,999 - Pay 10% Deposit Now or Build Your Own Spec

  • Factor O2 VAM Rim Frameset
  • Black Inc THIRTY Wheels
  • Black Inc Integrated Barstem
  • Black Inc Carbon Seatpost
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8100
  • £7,999
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Let us help you find your size and dial in your fit

We offer a state-of-the-art bike fitting service from our Experience Centre, using the idmatch system. We can also assist remotely to give you a recommendation.

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Our mechanics build your bike in-house in Norfolk

Your new bike will be assembled by the skilled technicians in our Experience Centre in Norfolk. It can be delivered straight to your door or you can collect it for a New Bike Day experience.

SPECIFICATION & GEOMETRY

AStack
503

BReach
370

CSeat Tube Angle
74

DTop Tube
515

EHead Tube Angle
71.3

FFork Offset
53

GFork Trail
60

HSeat Tube Length
455

IBB Drop
75

JFront Center
576

KChainstay Length
406

LWheelbase
970

MStand Over Height
727

AStack
523

BReach
376

CSeat Tube Angle
73

DTop Tube
534

EHead Tube Angle
71.6

FFork Offset
43

GFork Trail
58

HSeat Tube Length
480

IBB Drop
70

JFront Center
587

KChainstay Length
406

LWheelbase
982

MStand Over Height
750

AStack
542

BReach
384

CSeat Tube Angle
73

DTop Tube
550

EHead Tube Angle
73.1

FFork Offset
53

GFork Trail
59

HSeat Tube Length
503

IBB Drop
70

JFront Center
577

KChainstay Length
406

LWheelbase
972

MStand Over Height
772

AStack
565

BReach
392

CSeat Tube Angle
73

DTop Tube
565

EHead Tube Angle
73.3

FFork Offset
43

GFork Trail
58

HSeat Tube Length
526

IBB Drop
70

JFront Center
590

KChainstay Length
406

LWheelbase
985

MStand Over Height
794

AStack
587

BReach
401

CSeat Tube Angle
73

DTop Tube
580

EHead Tube Angle
73.3

FFork Offset
43

GFork Trail
58

HSeat Tube Length
548

IBB Drop
70

JFront Center
605

KChainstay Length
410

LWheelbase
1005

MStand Over Height
820

Geometry

SIZE:
49
52
54
56
58
AStack
503
523
542
565
587
BReach
370
376
384
392
401
CSeat Tube Angle
74
73
73
73
73
DTop Tube
515
534
550
565
580
EHead Tube Angle
71.3
71.6
73.1
73.3
73.3
FFork Offset
53
43
53
43
43
GFork Trail
60
58
59
58
58
HSeat Tube Length
455
480
503
526
548
IBB Drop
75
70
70
70
70
JFront Center
576
587
577
590
605
KChainstay Length
406
406
406
406
410
LWheelbase
970
982
972
985
1005
MStand Over Height
727
750
772
794
820
VIEW SIZE GUIDE

FRAME
TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite® Pitch-Based Fibre
FORK
Svelte / Svelte Disc
SEATPOST
Black Inc - Zero and 25mm setback available
BARSTEM
Black Inc - 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 PF4630 Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters
MAX TYRE CLEARANCE
30mm
WHEEL SIZE
700c
BRAKE TYPE
Disc and Rim
FRONT AXLE
12 x 100mm thru-axle
REAR AXLE
12 x 142mm thru-axle
CABLE ROUTING
Internal
FINISH/COLOURS
Ornate Nero, Ornate Azure, Gloss Finish with Chrome Details
MANUFACTURER WARRANTY
Limited Lifetime Warranty
COMPATIBILITY
Electronic/Di2 shifting only
FRAME
TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite® Pitch-Based Fibre
FORK
Svelte / Svelte Disc
SEATPOST
Black Inc - Zero and 25mm setback available
BARSTEM
Black Inc - 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 PF4630 Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters
MAX TYRE CLEARANCE
30mm
WHEEL SIZE
700c
BRAKE TYPE
Disc and Rim
FRONT AXLE
12 x 100mm thru-axle
REAR AXLE
12 x 142mm thru-axle
CABLE ROUTING
Internal
FINISH/COLOURS
Ornate Nero, Ornate Azure, Gloss Finish with Chrome Details
MANUFACTURER WARRANTY
Limited Lifetime Warranty
COMPATIBILITY
Electronic/Di2 shifting only

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