- All-road performance geometry
- OTIS-AR external fork with all-road optimized layup
- OTIS-AR barstem with all-road optimized layup
- All-internal, hassle-free cable routing
- VISTA AR seatpost with all-road optimized layup
- Clearance for up to 35mm tyres
- Electronic and mechanical, 1X and 2X drivetrain compatible
- Hidden fender mounts
- 5 frame sizes
FACTOR has worked exhaustively on the development and testing of the carbon layup for the VISTA. The size-specific carbon layups have been optimized for shock and off-road roughness absorption, for a more comfortable and controlled riding over long distances.The seatstays, upper portion of the downtube and fork legs have all been specially optimized. By having our own carbon manufacturing in-house, we can quickly and thoroughly make carbon lay-up changes and experimentation until we get the desired results for both stiffness and compliance.
The optimized absorption has been achieved while keeping FACTOR’s characteristic torsional BB stiffness when pedaling out of the saddle. This stiffness comes from our continuous downtube-to-chainstay “power-drive” construction. On the front of the bike, the combination of the torsionally stiff headtube-downtube joint and the OTIS external fork and barstem provide excellent front wheel tracking precision when cornering and descending.
The all-road geometry of the VISTA is designed to go fast under power and with excellent handling traits no matter how technical, fast or hilly the route might be. Special care has been paid to the fork trail and BB drop, to keep the best handling across all sizes, resulting in a stable yet quick reacting machine as in all Factor bikes. This geometry and handling characteristics are built around tyre sizes from 30 to 35mm wide, not compromising the geometry trying to handle a bigger range of tyre sizes. The balanced combination of Stack and Reach together with the innovative OTIS-AR barstem puts the rider in the best position to ride faster and longer. Combined with our all-road, size specific carbon layup, the VISTA can tackle the roughest roads and bring you fresh home for a final sprint.
Taking advantage of the proprietary Factor OTIS design, the VISTA features an all-road optimized version of this system. The fork legs’ carbon layup has been optimized for shock and vibration absorption, while it remains torsionally stiff thanks to the external, double clamp design and solid connection to the barstem.
This fork also features hidden fender mounts, flat-mount brakes, 12mm thru axle with removable threads and clearance for 35mm tyres (clearance for 35mm wide measured tyres, with more than 4mm at the narrowest point).
The OTIS design also allows for easy and totally hidden internal cable routing for drivetrain cables and brake hoses.
Additionally, the VISTA OTIS-AR fork has been shaped using Factor’s aerodynamic know-how and CFD capabilities, based on our experience developing the ONE and SLiCK.
The FACTOR VISTA has been designed around tyres ranging from 30 to 35mm. The actual space between the frame and a (measured) 35mm tyre is 44mm, to comply with EN standards and have a good safety clearance of over 4mm at the narrowest point. Focusing the frame design on this tyre width range makes it for a no-compromise handling bike, for a quick but stable handling and feel characteristic for all FACTOR bikes.
The FACTOR VISTA is compatible with 1X and 2X chainsets, mechanical and electronic drivetrains. In every case the internal cable routing stays hidden all the way from the shifters to the derraileurs, thanks to the OTIS headset system, for the cleanest look and protection for the cables. FACTOR’s expertise manufacturing carbon frames and components also shows when routing the cables internally, as the inner surfaces of every tube are clean and smooth. The OTIS fork and headset also allow to adjust the handlebar stack height (with provided spacers) at anytime without the need to redo the cabling or cut the fork.
Factor VISTA is supplied with a removable FD hanger, a 1X cover and all grommets needed electronic drivetrain cables.
The FACTOR VISTA’s barstem and seatpost have been designed and engineered as an integral part of the frameset, to complement and enhance the desired riding characteristics: stiff and precise where it needs to propel you forward, but shock absorbing and comfortable to keep you riding longer and fresher. The shape of the barstem and seatpost has been optimized through intensive FEA, as well as numerous layup iterations at the FACTOR carbon lab. The prototype components have been put to test for many miles under our test rides to come up with the final carbon layup and materials.
Standing for ONE Total Integration System, the OTIS design brings excellent steering accuracy and the possibility to hide all cables and brake hoses internally while still being easy to set-up. The VISTA includes the AR (all-road) version of this proprietary Factor design, with a special design to provide increased shock absorption, thanks to the flat and wide stem. The geometry of the handlebar has also been adapted to the intended all-road use, with a slight backsweep on the tops, and flared drops.
The benefits of this design are many:
- Increased stiffness while sprinting thanks to a stout 4 bolt connection to the top of the fork.
- Increased precision during cornering, descending
- Full internal cable routing: clean looks, improved aerodynamics and protected cables.
- Possibility to adjust bar stack at anytime, by adding or taking out spacers: no steerer tubes to cut down, no cables to re-route.
- Headset installation and preload is independent of handlebar assembly (handlebar can be taken off for packing/transportation while fork and headset stay installed on the frame)
- Ergonomic bar shape with 125mm reach and 80mm drop.
- Ample knee clearance during sprints or climbing out of the saddle. No screws to hit.
- Integrated computer mount
- All hardware is corrosion resistant stainless steel.
The flat-back VISTA AR seatpost profile allows for more compliance compared to a round seatpost, while the elaborated long fiber carbon layup avoids bobbing under power.
The shape of the barstem and seatpost has been optimized through intensive FEA, as well as numerous layup iterations at the FACTOR carbon lab. The prototype components have been put to test for many miles under our test rides to come up with the final carbon layup and materials.
- Flat-back design and optimized carbon layup provide shock absorption to reduce fatigue over long rides.
- Long fiber monocoque carbon construction for strength.
- 1-bolt forged aluminum saddle clamp for ease of installation
- Saddle clamp available for 7×7 (metal) and 7×9 (carbon) rails
- Compatible with Di2 battery with provided holder
- 20mm setback and 350mm long.
- All hardware is corrosion resistant.
The VISTA is designed as an all-road frameset system, to go fast over long distance rides and with excellent handling traits no matter how technical, fast or hilly the route might be. As part of the design, and for the best performance on all roads be them paved or not, the frameset geometry is designed around 30 to 35mm wide tyres. To fully take advantage of that tyre width, FACTOR has collaborated with Black Inc on the development of the new Thirty wheelset. This wheelset features an all-new carbon rim with 21mm internal width and tubeless compatible profile.
Black Inc Thirty – features
- Full carbon, 30mm deep clincher rim
- 21mm internal width
- Tubeless compatible rim profile
- 24 Sapim spokes front/rear
- Tubeless rim strip and aluminumCenterlock rotor mount
- CeramicSpeed bearings
- Tubeless valves included
The seatstays of the VISTA have been designed to absorb the irregularities of the road. The thin section and upper curvature of the seatstays, as well as the fine tuned carbon layup, soak the small bumps and cracks to increase tyre traction and control.
The VISTA frame and fork include hidden fender mounts, to keep the wheels turning all year round in all conditions. When not in use, the mounts don’t add any clutter nor weight to the bike, yet they are readily available for a quick and solid fender installation.
The continuous downtube-to-chainstays structure of the VISTA frame provides and unparalleled stiffness and power transfer, with minimum energy loss and maximum drivetrain efficiency. The use of a BBright bottom bracket shell, paired with the asymmetric wide downtube, helps with torsional stiffness and opens up the chainstays for plenty of tyre clearance.
The Devesa forest with its 2,500 trees has become a respiratory organ for Girona, the home to so many of the world’s professional cyclists and to the design studio of CHPT3.
Rolling back into the city through great avenues of 100 year old trees, your breathing is calmed by the still air and dappled light formed by the canopies above. Your mind relaxes and is given the chance to wander. For CHPT3, these impressive trees opened the design- obsessed minds with every journey past and, soon drawn to the unique texture of their bark, it was impossible to miss the number ‘3’ imprinted in nature.
Using advanced texture generation software, they brought the camouflage-like pattern to life digitally, with layers of visual density used to create a recognisable pattern – a graphical expression of the great lung of Girona and their latest collection: Devesa.
Providing the ultimate in all-road design, the new Factor Vista is for those riders who want to discover more; unwilling to let their ride be confined to roads. The CHPT3 Devesa design is the perfect embodiment of exploration and the reason we’ve collaborated once again, creating a special CHPT3 edition of the new standard in all-road bikes: The Factor Vista CHPT3 Devesa edition.
The FACTOR VISTA will be initially available in 2 color schemes:
- Stone Gray
- CHPT3 Devesa black