The O2 V.A.M. Carbon frame kit by Factor in the limited Attaquer Edition sets high standards in terms of performance and manufacturer know-how. As the lightest bike by Factor, it is still stiff and responsive, maintaining a high riding quality. This means that the V.A.M. has the superior riding and steering characteristics that are characteristic of all Factor bikes. With the integrated head tube and Svelte fork, the frame kit shines not only in weight and performance, but also with a clear and aerodynamic design. With the O2 V.A.M. Attaquer frame kit you can reach your best times!
Low weight doesn’t have to come at the expense of ride dynamics and quality. Despite its status as Factor’s lightest production bike, the O2 VAM remains 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, we challenged ourselves to deliver weight savings within the chassis. The goal? To allow the O2 VAM to be assembled into an ultralight bike with standard components, so its rider can enjoy the thrill of a featherweight bike with the reliability and compatibility of standardised kit.
What we have achieved with the O2 VAM is a frame including all assembly parts with a weight of 677g unpainted (size 54, disc). Three paint finishes are available which vary between 20-45g in weight.
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. Ultra high-pressure moulds allow the removal of excessive resin from our base material, making the carbon stronger, lighter and more efficient.
The O2 VAM incorporates boron within the seat-tube. This allows a reduction in weight while adding both stability and strength. The resulting structural integrity dovetails with a meticulously designed BB junction, providing instantaneous power transfer. Textreme, a ‘spread-tow’ carbon fibre, is also used as the deepest layer, a fibre that is easily shaped into complex areas, meaning it can be used more efficiently. Pitch carbon fibre is the final addition and has been used in the top tube and down tube. It is ultra-high modulus and therefore astoundingly stiff.
With WorldTour-proven handling, 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, O2 Series fit is surprise-free and straightforward, regardless of size.
Wide Stance Seat Stays
To help with lateral stiffness in the rear triangle while keeping the seat stays thin for compliance and comfort.
A meticulously designed BB junction provides instantaneous power transfer and serves as the beating heart of the O2 VAM.
Numerous lay-ups and endless hours spent perfecting the design, every element of O2’s Svelte Fork focuses on the ultimate goal of increased control, stiffness, and comfort.
- 1 x Factor VAM frame
- 1 x Factor VAM fork
- 1 x Black Inc. seatpost
- 1 x CeramicSpeed 110 Series headset
Frame Set Specifications:
Frame: Factor VAM TeXtreme®, Toray®, Nippon Graphite Pitch-Based Fiber
Fork: Factor VAM Svelte / Svelte Disc
Seat Post: Black Inc. Zero or 25mm setback available
Barstem: Black Inc. 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
Max Tire 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/Color: ISN Edition, Attaquer Limited Edition, and Gloss Finish with Chrome Details