Best known for high-performance road bikes, including the ONE series and O2, as well as being a supplier to top-level professional cycling teams, FACTOR shakes up the growing all-road sector with the new VISTA. A response to the road cyclists’ desire for the ultimate ride without limits, VISTA is a carbon endurance machine, geared to deliver versatility of terrain and distance.
Form meets function
VISTA is a testament to FACTOR’s unrivalled expertise in pairing beautifully engineered high-performance bikes with a host of innovative technologies designed to optimise handling and rider comfort for wherever the ride takes them.
The bike’s sharp looks met with the demands of the Canadian Giro d’Italia winner, Ryder Hesjedal, who has been involved in the design and testing of the new bike since its inception. Ryder’s pedigree from mountain and road cycling made him an important contributor to the development of the bike, and he’ll be rockin’ the new VISTA at selected gravel events throughout the year.
Versatility is key
Made to cope with a variety of environments, VISTA has been developed to ride faster on mixed terrains, from the comfort of smooth tarmac to gravel roads. The bike is set to master everything from technical and rough routes to challenging terrains and surfaces.
Matching the aerodynamics of FACTOR ONE with an adjusted trail for increased stability when riding off-road, FACTOR’s all-road machine has it all. The bike accommodates tyres of up to 35mm wide and comes with thru axles and disc brakes as standard. FACTOR has also added its Otis-AR bar-stem combination, which features a flat section on the bar and an overall slim profile for a sleek front-end design and the highest level of comfort.
CHPT3 Devesa Edition
FACTOR has collaborated with CHPT3 to create a special edition VISTA, based on the Devesa forest in Girona, home to over 2,500 trees which inspired the camouflage-like pattern, and a familiar location for so many professional cyclists.
Performance without compromise
A performance frame demands the highest quality components. Developed to take advantage of an optimized Bottom Bracket, every VISTA is supplied with a CeramicSpeed PF4630 Bottom Bracket. Combining the benefits of longevity and low friction, the CeramicSpeed Bottom Bracket will propel riders to new destinations, over new terrains, riding faster for longer.
The Panaracer/Factor P/B Bicycle X-Change team will be riding exclusively on the new VISTA and Roompot-Charles will be helping in the continued development of the bike in their cyclo-cross and gravel adventures.