Factor has seen fit to get onboard with the ever-growing road plus/adventure bike segment, with the unveiling of its new Vista.
Employing all of the carbon know-how they demonstrated with the development of their ONE and O2 road bikes, Factor has dialed in the Vista to include all of the latest trappings from the road plus/adventure category to include flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, 12mm thru-axles and copious amounts of tire clearance up to 35mm.
The Vista’s geometry and construction have also been tweaked as well, making way for a much more relaxed position, while the application of carbon in key areas such as the rear triangle has been optimized for strength and comfort.
“No matter how technical, fast or rough the route might be, VISTA is made to cope with every environment. Now no rider needs to be confined to smooth tarmac, but can instead master a mixture of challenging terrains and surfaces, with one incredibly capable, versatile All-Road bike,” says Factor.
The Vista also incorporates the British brand’s OTIS-AR external fork and adjustable OTIS integrated bar and stem, ensuring excellent aerodynamic and ergonomic properties, while cabling is internally routed through the set-up for clean lines.
There’s also a new D-shaped seatpost that Factor claims adds to the bike’s compliance, along with single bolt saddle clamp that’s capable of neatly concealing a Di2 battery inside the post.
The Vista wouldn’t be complete unless it had provisions for 1x drivetrains, which comes courtesy of a removable front derailleur mount. And, for the real road plus/adventure cyclist, the bike also features hidden fender/mudguard mounts as well.
Ex-pro David Millar, who works closely with the Factor brand, used his influence to create a special colorway to compliment his CHPT3 range of apparel called Devesa, which is said to be inspired by the namesake forest just outside of Girona, Spain.
You can learn more about the new Vista by visiting Factor’s website here.
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