Factor O2 VAM

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Klaster_1
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by Klaster_1

moyboy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:29 am
Here is a photo of the build so far. Some upgrades have been ordered. (ie. seatpost / pedals / etc...).
What's the weight? How much do you plan to drop?

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corky
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by corky

Any reason why you didn’t use the integrated bar stem that’s included in the package?......would’ve made the whole top spacer etc. Look better....

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nickf
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by nickf

Their bar stem combo is 300g+. I wouldn't use it either.

moyboy
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by moyboy

Well the headset cover is meant for the factor black inc stem and bar combo. I didnt want to use it and instead used an extralite stem and thm bar which is much lighter.

And enve stem will fill it out much better as the profile matches much closer

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nickf
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by nickf

So is the top tube that delicate? I'm bad a sitting on the top tube when I'm stopped. Or no sitting on the top tube while descending and in motion? That I can see being a problem, hitting a bump at speed, plus the rider's weight.

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by Johnny Rad

moyboy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:29 am
I think it's a keeper.
Concur! Looks sharp AND light = keeper (at least until the next big thing comes along :twisted: ). I'm digging the orange Turbolito's peeking out.
nickf wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:14 pm
So is the top tube that delicate? I'm bad a sitting on the top tube when I'm stopped. Or no sitting on the top tube while descending and in motion? That I can see being a problem, hitting a bump at speed, plus the rider's weight.
Food for thoughts:
(1) With the current (now previous) and prev-generation (now prev-prev-gen) Scott Addict, you could noticeably deflect the top aspect of the top tube by pinching it between your fingers and thumb. Suspect the Addict isn't alone in this regard. Visually goes to show how the designers balance lightweight-ness and their desired "laterally stiff / vertically compliant" goals.
(2) Makes me think Factor's warning sticker might be a bit of shrewd marketing. If the Addict's "squeezable" top tube is any indication of other lightweight frames (see #1) and we don't have a rash of cracking / breaking top tubes, then maybe Factor's warning sticker is much ado about nothing? :noidea: Sure, the top tube is delicate and care should be taken not to damage it. Don't bounce on the top tube at the coffee shop with both feet off the gound!

moyboy
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by moyboy

About 120 grams based on my calculations... 4 oz (1/4 lbs)
Klaster_1 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 am
moyboy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:29 am
Here is a photo of the build so far. Some upgrades have been ordered. (ie. seatpost / pedals / etc...).
What's the weight? How much do you plan to drop?

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by RocketRacing

Nice looking bike for sure

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

@madcow, any updates on your build? Excited to see a true ww disc frame...

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by Lafolie

It's a looker alright

moyboy
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by moyboy

I love mine! Logged about 900km on it and it's still a fun ride.

kode54
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by kode54

@moyboy,

the little cover that snaps on the upper part of the down tube...is that for the Di2 junction A?
i know you're using eTap so that's not an issue, but I was just wondering what that cover was for.
moyboy wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:14 pm
I love mine! Logged about 900km on it and it's still a fun ride.
- Factor 02 Disc + DA9170 + Enve 4.5AR CK CL hubs
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Titanium + DA9170 + Enve 3.4AR CK CL hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 Ene carbon hubs
- Argonaut Spacebike 2.0 + DA9170 + Enve SES 5.6 DT Swiss 240 CL hubs

moyboy
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by moyboy

It's like a tarmac sl6... That cover on the downtube is for mechanical shifting. The previous o2 didnt allow for mechanical until now.

kode54 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:25 pm
@moyboy,

the little cover that snaps on the upper part of the down tube...is that for the Di2 junction A?
i know you're using eTap so that's not an issue, but I was just wondering what that cover was for.
moyboy wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:14 pm
I love mine! Logged about 900km on it and it's still a fun ride.

kode54
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by kode54

Thx. You would think that they would've made it for mechanical but also for Di2 junction A as well. So at least you would have the option to put it there versus the bar end.
- Factor 02 Disc + DA9170 + Enve 4.5AR CK CL hubs
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Titanium + DA9170 + Enve 3.4AR CK CL hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 Ene carbon hubs
- Argonaut Spacebike 2.0 + DA9170 + Enve SES 5.6 DT Swiss 240 CL hubs

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by dudemanppl

Uh the previous O2 definitely could run mechanical

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