BenScott's Factor o2

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BenScott144
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by BenScott144

Picked up a Factor o2 frame in great condition, and now gathering the parts to build it.

Parts purchased/owned:
- Factor o2 frame
- S-Works Aerofly 2 bar
- S-Works Power Saddle
- Hambini racing BB
- Dura Ace R9100 4iiii dual sided power meter crank
- Dura Ace R9100 brakes

To order:
- Ultegra di2 groupset

To decide:
- Wheels (hunt? Parcours? mavic? Light? Borg)
- Seatpost (Deda Superleggero Inline Seat Post?)
- stem (Deda Superleggero Road Stem)

Ignore the wheels in the picture, only there for holding the frame.

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BenScott144
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by BenScott144

So first decision is wheels, my options:
Hunt 50 Carbon Wide Wheelset (50mm deep, 1537g, £799)
Parcours Grimpeur (40mm deep, 1320g, £849)
Parcours Passista (56mm deep, 1410g, £899)
LightBicycles AR46 Carbon ti (46mm deep, 1353g,1100USD+tax,import)
BORG50C Carbon ti (50mm deep, 1485g, £1237)
Reynolds AR41 (41mm deep, 1545g, £990)
Mavic Cosmic SL40 (40mm deep, 1600g, £999)
Mavic Cosmic SLR40 (40mm deep, 1390g, £1650)
Zipp 303 Firecrest (45mm deep, 1355g, £1535)
Fulcrum Speed 40C (40mm deep, 1420g, £1850)
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Lightbicycle seems like the best option

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PinaRene
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by PinaRene

This is such a nice frameset : DA Di2 some nice carbon hoops 🥰

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by fivethirtyonepm

Take a look at Caden wheels.

I went through a similar process to you last year with my BMC Teammachine and after weighing up (literally) all the options went with Caden... very happy (as is everyone else who has them).

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

I'll take a look at Caden! Thanks

PaavoS
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by PaavoS

How about Winspace Hyper at 1100 USD, 1349g, and 50mm?

PrettyA
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by PrettyA

you can even get the Hypers for 990 if you use the 10% promo code. Carbon spokes are pretty cool

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

Thanks both! I hadn't thought about the Winspace
I think I wrote them off because I'm not keen on the appearance, and couldn't find any feedback on their braking performance.
I'll take another look though! The price/weight/depth performance is mega

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

The Windspace do look good... but their aesthetics (the carbon layup) is a bit loud for me, the freehub is also lary and I'm worried about their braking performance.

Hunt 50 Carbon Wide Wheelset (50mm deep, 1537g, £799)
Parcours Grimpeur (40mm deep, 1320g, £849)
Parcours Passista (56mm deep, 1410g, £899)
LightBicycles AR46 Carbon ti (46mm deep, 1353g,1100USD+tax,import)
BORG50C Carbon ti (50mm deep, 1485g, £1237)
Reynolds AR41 (41mm deep, 1545g, £990)
Mavic Cosmic SL40 (40mm deep, 1600g, £999)
Mavic Cosmic SLR40 (40mm deep, 1390g, £1650)
Zipp 303 Firecrest (45mm deep, 1355g, £1535)
Fulcrum Speed 40C (40mm deep, 1420g, £1850)
Winnspace Hyper 50 (50mm deep, 1350g, 1090USD+import etc.)
Campy Bora WTO 45 (45mm deep, 1496g, £1550)

I think the Mavic SLR40 sounds like the "ideal" rim for me, with the weight, good braking and rim depth, but the price is high and they aren't currently available.
The Zipp looks pretty similar, but similarly expensive.
Parcours Grimpeur could be an option, if the brakes are good and they become available.

I'd love to jump on the Winspace, but I'm nervous about the smooth braking track and prefer a more understated looking layup.

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

I had the Zip pweight wrong, that was for the disc wheels.

I've narrowed it down to:
Mavic Cosmic SLR40 (40mm deep, 1390g, £1650)
LightBicycles R45 Carbon ti (45mm deep, 1400g, £977 + import)

Both have a big weight (LB from China, import etc. and Mavic just aren't available until May at the earliest), decisions decisions.....

The Fulcrum 40C are in stock now, but are more money, uglier, and not Tubeless compatible.

My other thought is to get Parcours to build me some Grimpeurs but on DT 240S hubs, or just take them as they are!

OK, maybe I haven't really narrowed it down

CustomMetal
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by CustomMetal

I'd have a look at the wheels Strada Wheels in the U.K. are doing.. very interesting!! Speak to Darren who runs it
Perdita- Burls Ti - 8kg
Aurelia- Saffron Stainless/Carbon - 9kg
Bertha - Trek Speedconcept
Verity - Sturdy Ti/Carbon Aero (incoming)
Serenity- Sturdy Ti (incoming)
Allegra - Sturdy Steel Lugged (incoming)
Jolene - Aluminium Crit Bike (being reborn)

kode54
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by kode54

Your frame looks like in excellent condition. If you plan on using Shimano, Factor sells direct mount RD hangers.

So no more LB AR wheels? Wider rim width works well with the O2. Aren’t they 24mm internal with?
- Factor 02 VAM Disc
- Factor LS Disc
- Sturdy Ti Allroad Disc
- Guru Praemio R Disc
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Ti

BenScott144
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by BenScott144

kode54 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:07 am
Your frame looks like in excellent condition. If you plan on using Shimano, Factor sells direct mount RD hangers.

So no more LB AR wheels? Wider rim width works well with the O2. Aren’t they 24mm internal with?
I'll take a look for the hangers, thanns

I was going for 25mm GP5000TL, and they look a better fit I think for the LB R wheels

kode54
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by kode54

BenScott144 wrote:
kode54 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:07 am
Your frame looks like in excellent condition. If you plan on using Shimano, Factor sells direct mount RD hangers.

So no more LB AR wheels? Wider rim width works well with the O2. Aren’t they 24mm internal with?
I'll take a look for the hangers, thanns

I was going for 25mm GP5000TL, and they look a better fit I think for the LB R wheels
During the winter, I was riding with Schwalbe G-One speed 30mm tires on Enve 4.5AR with plenty of room to spare. Felt more planted with wide rim width.
- Factor 02 VAM Disc
- Factor LS Disc
- Sturdy Ti Allroad Disc
- Guru Praemio R Disc
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Ti

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