New Factor Gravel Bike incoming Sept 23

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JeffK
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by JeffK

Looks like they will finally be announcing the "Ostro Gravel" bike that Adam Roberge and Dylan Johnson have been riding in some of the bigger gravel events. It looks like they are marketing this as a combined aero road/gravel race bike, the true one bike to do it all.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiTtOd2g ... lmMWMyMzg=
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2021 Factor Ostro VAM
2021 Factor LS
2018 Trek Speed Concept

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JeffK
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by JeffK

some pics:

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stoney
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by stoney

Looks interesting! I'm interested in knowing max tire size for this bike?

JeffK
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by JeffK

Went to their website and its on the main page, but no details. Obviously a mistake to put it up there already, so I grabbed a couple screenshots:

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2021 Factor Ostro VAM
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robeambro
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by robeambro

I just hope it won't have VAM-like pricing. Does anybody know?

kode54
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by kode54

LS pricing is down to earth while all VAM pricing is out of this world. I’m certain the pricing will be more than $2700US for the frameset but since it’s not a LS-VAM gravel…maybe less than the $5500US?
- Factor Ostro VAM Disc
- Factor LS Disc
- Specialized Aethos Disc
- Sturdy Ti Allroad Disc
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robeambro
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by robeambro

kode54 wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:31 am
LS pricing is down to earth while all VAM pricing is out of this world. I’m certain the pricing will be more than $2700US for the frameset but since it’s not a LS-VAM gravel…maybe less than the $5500US?
I am hoping that it would be somewhere in between, but I am afraid that it won't be any cheaper than their VAM offering. I hope they realise that most people looking for a gravel bike do not need "VAM technology" to shave 100g from the frame.

kode54
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by kode54

Similar to S-Works Aethos and Crux. Its probably a way to judge price tolerance going forward.
- Factor Ostro VAM Disc
- Factor LS Disc
- Specialized Aethos Disc
- Sturdy Ti Allroad Disc
- Guru Praemio R Disc

robeambro
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by robeambro

kode54 wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:09 am
Similar to S-Works Aethos and Crux. Its probably a way to judge price tolerance going forward.
I have just received a reply from a Factor retailer saying that the pricing will be similar to the road Ostro. A pity, but will have to pass if this means > £5k. Crux is £4.5k but comes with no cockpit, no aero and no integration, so I can see the value for an Ostro, but alternatives like the Aspero-5 (£4k), regular Aspero (£2.6k) and the Addict Gravel (£2.9k) are just too much cheaper for me to justify churning out £5.2k (or thereabouts) for an Ostro Gravel.

JeffK
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by JeffK

It will be disappointing if its priced similar to the Ostro road bike. I am hoping its priced closer to the LS.

I see they have pulled it from the website now.
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2021 Factor Ostro VAM
2021 Factor LS
2018 Trek Speed Concept

kode54
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by kode54

Agreed. no reason for me to ditch my LS for the Ostro Gravel at that price.
- Factor Ostro VAM Disc
- Factor LS Disc
- Specialized Aethos Disc
- Sturdy Ti Allroad Disc
- Guru Praemio R Disc

Basscadet
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by Basscadet

personal opinion but...woof.

stevesbike
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by stevesbike

robeambro wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:11 am
I just hope it won't have VAM-like pricing. Does anybody know?
It likely will - it would be bad business strategy to have a price point near the LS.

chrisw91
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by chrisw91

FWIW, it's also been listed on the UCI approved frames list since May this year:
https://assets.ctfassets.net/761l7gh5x5 ... mesets.pdf

GaBa
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by GaBa

It'll be priced as Ostro indeed, I was given a number 6k+€ for frame (not sure but usually with factor that means bars and seatpost as well + CS BB?). Crazy numbers, one to put into topic "is anyone else done with absurd prices" in cycle chat part of the forum :)

And it will be electronic groupset only, so no Ekar.

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