Custom FACTOR 02 VAM Built With Sram Etap AXS
The new benchmark for ultralight performance and the ultimate expression of road bike design and manufacturing expertise has arrived. The newly released Factor Bicycles O2 VAM, meaning Velocità Ascensionale Media, translates from Italian to 'Average Ascent Speed', so clearly you can imagine this bike was built to climb! The extremely lightweight VAM is truly the latest marvel to emerge not only from the Factor Carbon Lab™ but the whole road bike scene in general!
The VAM arrived at California Bicycle as just a frame set and it was up to the team here to create the ultimate machine for our client. Instantly we decided that we had to utilize the stellar new SRAM AXS 12 speed group set in order to truly give this billy goat all the climbing power possibly. Equipped with hydraulic disc brakes and an Absolute Black mono bar and stem combo we were able to ensure that after those big climbs and long descents that our client would be able to stop this beast with ease! Complemented by Black Inc 55mm carbon wheels this is one light bicycle, wrapped in Continental's new GP 5000's this bike is sure to handle like no other. Attention to small details really finished this build off incredibly; Lightweight Bottle Cages, as well as an ASTVTE carbon rail saddle truly brought this bike into another realm!
Factor's use of optimized structural design and carbon layup and specific material choices, depending on the frame area and shape, allows them to use the least material without loss of stiffness, efficiency or ride quality. The VAM’s obsessively detailed fabrication technology and selection of materials allows Factor to meet the twin challenges of creating a chassis to attack when the grade points skyward, yet one capable of carving through corners with authority when the course heads back to the valley floor. Be sure to stop by the shop and chat with us on all the new options and possibilities available at California Bicycle for 2020!