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    Factor O2

    I decided to buy a Factor O2 a few weeks ago. Originally just the frame and fork configuration which comes with Black Inc. post, Black Inc. integrated stem/bar/tape, a Fizik carbon Arione and Ceramic Speed BB & Ceramic Speed headset. Since the build I've sold off most of my older wheels which were all narrow V generation and decided to buy a set of Black Inc 50 clinchers. I'm excited for the new wheels as the wheels pictured, while super nice, are just too deep for an everyday set. Originally they were purchased for my TT bike.

    After a couple weeks riding the O2 it seems like on of the more nimble (not twitchy) bikes laterally. It has a stiff rear end for sure which is so nice for larger riders like myself when climbing or accelerating at higher power.

    I'd include more pictures but it looks like RBR updated it's image attachment tools and I'm limited to pretty small pixors.



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    nice looking bike. traditional looking seat stays, cool.

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    sharp looking

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    Great looking bike for sure. You chose the perfect bottles too!

    But a ceramic bearing headset?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Great looking bike for sure. You chose the perfect bottles too!

    But a ceramic bearing headset?!?
    It's "stock". When you buy just the "frame and fork" it all comes packed with a post Black INc.), bar/stem (Black Inc.), CS BB, CS headset, every spacer you could need, a proprietary computer mount from Black Inc., saddle and bar tape...

    edit...But I get it. Was thinking the same thing. WTF? Who would pay for a ceramic headset...lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodys737 View Post
    It's "stock". When you buy just the "frame and fork" it all comes packed with a post Black INc.), bar/stem (Black Inc.), CS BB, CS headset, every spacer you could need, a proprietary computer mount from Black Inc., saddle and bar tape...

    edit...But I get it. Was thinking the same thing. WTF? Who would pay for a ceramic headset...lol!
    Wow, cool that it comes w/ all the little bits you might need. It really is good looking, have fun w/ it!
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    my first thought was, it looks like to a BMC teammachine in Canyon-like color. Don't see this color a lot on the road. Nice man
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    nice video about Factor


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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    nice video about Factor

    Thanks yeah viewed it this am as well...I've always thought too stiff was annoying and it always bothered me when someone inquires how stiff something is as if we (anyone not making the bike) knows. Interesting part on the BB deflection and how they design it to a number. Meaning they could make it stiffer but, that's not always better. The ratio between head tube and BB stiffness is something no one talks about either.

    So far I have no complaints. If anything I'm enjoying it more and more, but that may be due to fitness getting better. The bike is definitely not holding me back. I've literally run out of excuses!

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