Factor Ostro

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Larsltt
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Doese someone know if there Are real world pictures of the Racing green Model?

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cyclespeed
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Lightest Ostro in the World (?!) hacking around the Mallorca 312 course.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjXisncSpx8

Conradsleight
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Larsltt wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 10:49 am
Doese someone know if there Are real world pictures of the Racing green Model?
From Factor owner's group on FB (not mine, though I have one on order in a similar colour)
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Lookryder
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Conradsleight wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 5:47 am
Larsltt wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 10:49 am
Doese someone know if there Are real world pictures of the Racing green Model?
From Factor owner's group on FB (not mine, though I have one on order in a similar colour)
Any idea if that’s the 56 or 58 frame?

MysticRiver
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MysticRiver wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 5:03 am
How does one adjust the angle of the saddle? If I unscrew the rail clamp it seems like it can only go back on at one angle...
Any advice?

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cyclespeed
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MysticRiver wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 1:30 am
MysticRiver wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 5:03 am
How does one adjust the angle of the saddle? If I unscrew the rail clamp it seems like it can only go back on at one angle...
Any advice?
You can adjust the angle fine. It could be a bit stuck - loosen properly then tap with a small hammer.

Co0kieMonster
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I have the opportunity to purchase a Factor Ostro. I am 175 cm tall and my inseam is 82,2 cm. My bike fitter recommends size 52 with a 100 mm stem, but says I could also ride a 54 with 90 mm stem. Would appreciate your thoughts on that.

Thx!

Conradsleight
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by Conradsleight

Conradsleight wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 5:47 am
Larsltt wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 10:49 am
Doese someone know if there Are real world pictures of the Racing green Model?
From Factor owner's group on FB (not mine, though I have one on order in a similar colour)
Unfortunately not, there wasn't any size info in the post I saw.

MikeZ
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by MikeZ

Hope you are all doing well and getting some rides in.

Any of you ordered your bike from Factor online recently? Just curious how long it took from the time you ordered to the time bike was delivered? Ordered mine just over a month ago but haven't heard anything yet.

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cyclespeed
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Co0kieMonster wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 10:35 pm
I have the opportunity to purchase a Factor Ostro. I am 175 cm tall and my inseam is 82,2 cm. My bike fitter recommends size 52 with a 100 mm stem, but says I could also ride a 54 with 90 mm stem. Would appreciate your thoughts on that.

Thx!
You are very slightly bigger than me and I ride a 52 with 130 stem.

You should be fine on a 52 but I would recommend a longer stem than 100.

sushisalmon
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cyclespeed wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 9:04 am
Co0kieMonster wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 10:35 pm
I have the opportunity to purchase a Factor Ostro. I am 175 cm tall and my inseam is 82,2 cm. My bike fitter recommends size 52 with a 100 mm stem, but says I could also ride a 54 with 90 mm stem. Would appreciate your thoughts on that.

Thx!
You are very slightly bigger than me and I ride a 52 with 130 stem.

You should be fine on a 52 but I would recommend a longer stem than 100.
I ordered a 52 with a 100mm stem. I'm 8cm shorter and 4cm shorter inseam than OP. Your increased saddle height would cause a further reach unless you raised the handlebar stack height relatively (mine will be slammed). Anyway, this puts you in a more relaxed position relative to me, but there isn't anything wrong with that if that is what you are going for. I guess my point is everything is a bit relative and though your seat would definitely be higher, we could ride the same size bike in different positions and both be correct. I would suggest the 54 for fitment or the 52 if you wish to eventually be in an extremely aggressive position, but once again, it is all relative to your body/flexibility/ride types and how much you caero about getting aero.

MikeZ
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by MikeZ

for what its worth Co0kieMonster, I am 5'6" with 30" inseam and ordered size 52 with 100mm stem. I currently ride Tarmac SL5 in size 52 and BMC CX01 in size 51 both with 100 stems with no issues for many years. Based on the SL5 geometry, the Ostro's size 52 is slightly smaller.
Co0kieMonster wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 10:35 pm
I have the opportunity to purchase a Factor Ostro. I am 175 cm tall and my inseam is 82,2 cm. My bike fitter recommends size 52 with a 100 mm stem, but says I could also ride a 54 with 90 mm stem. Would appreciate your thoughts on that.

Thx!

Co0kieMonster
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by Co0kieMonster

Thanks for your replies so far! To be honest, I am little bit surprised. Reading your responses, I get the impression that the Ostro in 52 might result a too aggressive position for my taste. Since mobility is most definitely not my speciality it appears I should choose size 54.

For orientation: The Tarmac SL6 in 54 with a 100mm stem fitted me very well. My seat height is 72,4 cm

gycc
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by gycc

Hi All, newbie here.
I am going to pull the trigger for an Ostro and I am in california. I am wondering if it's better to buy directly from Factor or through an US dealer...
One question for US buyers, do you need to pay additional custom/duty/tax on top of Factor's prices? (it's now $9999 for a sram force build)

thanks in advance!

ArtV
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by ArtV

gycc wrote:Hi All, newbie here.
I am going to pull the trigger for an Ostro and I am in california. I am wondering if it's better to buy directly from Factor or through an US dealer...
One question for US buyers, do you need to pay additional custom/duty/tax on top of Factor's prices? (it's now $9999 for a sram force build)

thanks in advance!
I received mine about 30 days ago and didn’t have to pay any additional fees. Shipped to Virginia.


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