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sigma
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by sigma

Just got this in my inbox: new gravel racing bike from Factor. Frame weight 950g.
https://factorbikes.com/models/ls/?utm_ ... =ls_launch
S-works Tarmac SL6
S-Works Venge
Factor VAM 02 disc
Trek Domane 2016 SLR
Cervelo C5 2018
Open U.P. gravel 2016

Retired
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi Mod 2016 (miss it very much)
Cervelo S3 2015
Cervelo R5 2012
Cervelo S2 2011

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AZR3
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by AZR3

Seems like a slightly lighter and cheaper OPEN UP

Erwin
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by Erwin

Bad specification table. I guess BB is still BBRight and thru axles are 100x12mm and 142x12mm?
But the bike is quite nice and the geometry is good, perhaps the chainstays are a little long at 420mm.

I really like my Factor O2 Disc, one of my favourite bikes.

kode54
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by kode54

Erwin wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Bad specification table. I guess BB is still BBRight and thru axles are 100x12mm and 142x12mm?
But the bike is quite nice and the geometry is good, perhaps the chainstays are a little long at 420mm.

I really like my Factor O2 Disc, one of my favourite bikes.
I like my 02 as well. Maybe this can replace one of my bikes. I agree, 420mm chainstay maybe a bit long.
- Factor 02 VAM Disc + DA9170 + Enve 4.5AR CK CL hubs
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Titanium + DA9170 + Enve 3.4AR CK CL hubs
- Factor LS Disc + DA9170 + Enve G23 CK CL hubs <-- incoming
- Allied Able + DA9170 + Enve G27 CK CL hubs --> outgoing

sigma
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by sigma

kode54 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Erwin wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Bad specification table. I guess BB is still BBRight and thru axles are 100x12mm and 142x12mm?
But the bike is quite nice and the geometry is good, perhaps the chainstays are a little long at 420mm.

I really like my Factor O2 Disc, one of my favourite bikes.
I like my 02 as well. Maybe this can replace one of my bikes. I agree, 420mm chainstay maybe a bit long.
I also like my Factor O2 VAM a lot. I don't think this can take 650b wheels either unfortunately....
S-works Tarmac SL6
S-Works Venge
Factor VAM 02 disc
Trek Domane 2016 SLR
Cervelo C5 2018
Open U.P. gravel 2016

Retired
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi Mod 2016 (miss it very much)
Cervelo S3 2015
Cervelo R5 2012
Cervelo S2 2011

gwerziou
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by gwerziou

This bike looks perfect for me. Odd pressfit BB standard but at least it's not BB86. I could care less about 650b so that's not an issue for me. It's a race bike - responsive angles, nice short chainstays at 420. Ideal.

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kode54 wrote:
Erwin wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Bad specification table. I guess BB is still BBRight and thru axles are 100x12mm and 142x12mm?
But the bike is quite nice and the geometry is good, perhaps the chainstays are a little long at 420mm.

I really like my Factor O2 Disc, one of my favourite bikes.
I like my 02 as well. Maybe this can replace one of my bikes. I agree, 420mm chainstay maybe a bit long.
How on earth is 420mm long for a gravel bike? I can only think of one bike that had shorter stays, Cannondale’s Slate. Most are longer than 420.


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kode54
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by kode54

I guess maybe I'll have to try one. Framesets are 3 weeks out.
- Factor 02 VAM Disc + DA9170 + Enve 4.5AR CK CL hubs
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Titanium + DA9170 + Enve 3.4AR CK CL hubs
- Factor LS Disc + DA9170 + Enve G23 CK CL hubs <-- incoming
- Allied Able + DA9170 + Enve G27 CK CL hubs --> outgoing

zmjones
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gwerziou wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:33 pm
This bike looks perfect for me. Odd pressfit BB standard but at least it's not BB86. I could care less about 650b so that's not an issue for me. It's a race bike - responsive angles, nice short chainstays at 420. Ideal.
what is wrong with bb86? i've never had a problem. the shimano standards seem fine.

yea i agree this looks good. would make a great winter bike with the fender mounts too! might get one this fall. the paint is meh however.

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alexneumuller
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by alexneumuller

Placed order with different paintjob. It be interesting to see how it rides in comparison to my Open.


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jmfreeman535
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by jmfreeman535

alexneumuller wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:07 am
Placed order with different paintjob. It be interesting to see how it rides in comparison to my Open.


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What's the other color option?

Also, I'm currently trying to decide between this and an Open, so if I don't make a desicion soon, I'd love to hear your feedback once you receive it

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alexneumuller
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by alexneumuller

I m doing the pearl white colouring through their prisma paint option. My Open is a little crazy in the colour department, so I thought am more calm look is better. And I ordered it without wheels, as I have a set of Enve 3.4 AR Disc that I will use. Paired with some 32mm tires....The whole idea simply is to hammer it along the forrest and along the river in Munich. My Open setup is a little more for longer days, it is less agressive.

jmfreeman535 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:46 am
alexneumuller wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:07 am
Placed order with different paintjob. It be interesting to see how it rides in comparison to my Open.


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What's the other color option?

Also, I'm currently trying to decide between this and an Open, so if I don't make a desicion soon, I'd love to hear your feedback once you receive it
--
IF Crown Jewel TI
IF Crown Jewel Steel
Stinner Ti
Open New UP
Speedvagen
Parlee Z-Zero Disc
Cielo Road Racer
Cervelo P5d
English Cycles 10th Anniv
Cannondale SS Evo Disc
Specialized Venge
Specialized S-Works Epic

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zmjones wrote:
gwerziou wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:33 pm
what is wrong with bb86? i've never had a problem. the shimano standards seem fine.
Nothing. Mine has worked perfectly for the last 7 years despite 3 different crankset models.


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rides4beer
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by rides4beer

ultimobici wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:09 pm
How on earth is 420mm long for a gravel bike? I can only think of one bike that had shorter stays, Cannondale’s Slate. Most are longer than 420.
Agreed, my Revolt is 425mm and it's great (next bike I'm looking at is 435mm). Longer chainstays make for more stable handling offroad, I don't see the concern. You're prob not crit racing on a gravel bike.

kode54
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by kode54

What was the up charge to do a custom paint?

Curious...if you care to disclose the additional amount.
alexneumuller wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:52 am
I m doing the pearl white colouring through their prisma paint option. My Open is a little crazy in the colour department, so I thought am more calm look is better. And I ordered it without wheels, as I have a set of Enve 3.4 AR Disc that I will use. Paired with some 32mm tires....The whole idea simply is to hammer it along the forrest and along the river in Munich. My Open setup is a little more for longer days, it is less agressive.

jmfreeman535 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:46 am
alexneumuller wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:07 am
Placed order with different paintjob. It be interesting to see how it rides in comparison to my Open.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
What's the other color option?

Also, I'm currently trying to decide between this and an Open, so if I don't make a desicion soon, I'd love to hear your feedback once you receive it
- Factor 02 VAM Disc + DA9170 + Enve 4.5AR CK CL hubs
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Titanium + DA9170 + Enve 3.4AR CK CL hubs
- Factor LS Disc + DA9170 + Enve G23 CK CL hubs <-- incoming
- Allied Able + DA9170 + Enve G27 CK CL hubs --> outgoing

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