Designed and built with no compromises, the FACTOR O2 delivers a high-performance ride capable of satisfying the demands of the fastest riders in the ProTour peloton. This is the weapon of choice of Romain Bardet and the AG2R team. To dance up the mountains, and storm down the descents.
Manufactured in FACTOR’s advanced carbon fibre facility to the highest standards, the O2 blends three different types of carbon, applied expertly to provide both high stiffness and comfort, depending where it’s needed. Every tube and section of the O2 has been engineered and developed for a ProTour level quality ride: maximum power transfer under load, but also vibration dampening to feel fresh after a 6 hour ride. All that in a sub-800g frame weight. This is the result of FACTOR’s expertise with carbon fibre manufacturing for over two decades.
The O2 does all that in style, with a slender profile that will subtly stand out in any group ride. Elegance, all-day comfort and high performance coming together.
RGi Carbon fibre
Svelte RGi Carbon tapered fork
Asymmetrical, oversized downtube
All-internal cable routing
Stealth seatpost clamp
Clearance up to 28mm tyres
Electronic and mechanical drivetrain compatible
Rim and Disc brake versions
7 frame sizes
The continuous downtube-to-chainstay structure of the O2 frame provides an unparalleled stiffness for minimum energy loss and maximum drivetrain performance. Using bigger and wider tubes with a more continuous shape allows us to use longer sheets of carbon fiber, for a stronger and lighter structure.
At the core of the Power Drivetrain sits the BBright bottom bracket shell. We choose BBright as it offers the widest possible BB shell for a smoother and stiffer transition from the wide, asymmetric downtube to the tall chainstays. All this while being able to lay the carbon fibre sheets smoothly in this area, with high compaction, without sharp or thin shapes that increase weight and decrease structural integrity. The asymmetric (narrower on the drive-side) BBright shell also improves clearance with small chainrings and powermeters.
A section cut of the BB are reveals the enlarge structure created by the gusseted joint between the downtube, seat tube and BB shell. The asymmet-ric, tall chainstays make use of all available volume for a more continuous blend into the BB shell, for extra stiffness at a low weight, while leaving room for 28mm tyres and large chainrings.
The FACTOR O2 features a visibly asymmetric oversized downtube, which is the backbone of the frame and largely responsible for the highly reactive and lively nature of the bike. Using FEA software and our internal test lab bench data, we have perfected the size and profile of the downtube for every size for superior riding characteristics.
Connecting the headtube to the bottom bracket and chainstays, the asymmetric downtube carbon layup is tuned for a perfect balance of torsional and vertical stiffness.
The FACTOR O2 frameset has been designed around the Black Inc components it is supplied with. The Black Inc barstem and seatpost not only are premium level components on itself, that elevate the category of any bike in the market, but they complement the personality of the FACTOR O2 perfectly. A perfect blend of torsional stiffness and vertical compliance, these components allow the FACTOR O2 frameset to fully express itself, with excellent power transfer during sprints and climbing off the saddle, all-day riding comfort and road surface absorbtion in a featherlight and elegant package.
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