When Factor first premiered the O2, it was ridden to mountain top stage victories at the Tour de France and second place at Paris-Roubaix. As good as that version of the O2 proved to be, this revamped O2 is even better, thanks largely to improved manufacturing techniques that allow us to make the frame lighter, stronger, and more durable.
Having their own factory and being able to ability to control every aspect of the manufacturing process allows them to optimize every aspect of the frame design. Advancements like the Svelte Fork increase control, stiffness, and comfort, while the tapered steerer tube enhances steering precision and introduces aerodynamic gains.
Gerrod built this bike with the highest level of precision from the frame up. A Shimano Di2 12sp 105 group keeps the price in check while providing top notch performance. A set of Zipp 303’s wheels make this bike even faster. A mixture of other high end components round out the build and brings in it fairly light at just a bit over 17lbs!