The Factor O2 VAM represents 3 years of feedback, data, innovation, and design from Factor's O2 Project, culminating in a frameset that optimizes the original O2 in almost every area. Lighter, stiffer, better integration, greater tire clearance, the Factor O2 VAM rewrites the rules of ultralight bikes with unparalleled ride quality in a featherlight package.
Applying Factor’s ethos of zero compromises, the O2 VAM is the result of the most substantial engineering breakthrough in carbon bike manufacturing in decades. Using new methods to defy modern carbon bike manufacturing convention, Factor was able to optimize structural design while using the absolute minimum material possible, all without loss of stiffness or ride quality.
VAM is manufactured with a completely new method of carbon compaction. Pressurization greater than normal allows Factor to wring excessive resin from our base material, therefore making the carbon stronger, lighter and more efficient.
An optimized and strategic layup of mixed modulus carbon helps further define and augment VAM’S decisive handling characteristics.