- - Factor and Rapha Team Up on Special Edition OSTRO VAM Road Bike for Hire

Factor and Rapha Team Up on Special Edition OSTRO VAM Road Bike for Hire

Factor Bikes and Rapha have partnered on a special edition version of the brand’s new OSTRO VAM road bike for members of Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) worldwide.

RCC is an active riding community for cyclists around the world. Members benefit from exclusive bike hire from Rapha’s Clubhouses, allowing riders traveling without their own bike to explore cities and their surroundings on two wheels.

With hire bikes available soon in London, New York, Miami, San Francisco and Mallorca Rapha Clubhouses, the global roll-out of RCC-edition Factor OSTRO VAM’s is about to begin.

Factor’s creative director, Jay Gundzik, and Rapha’s creative team worked closely to develop the unique RCC-edition OSTRO VAM colorway, combining Rapha’s pink and black accent colors with Factor’s signature raw carbon fiber textures.

The design aims to emphasise speed, and complements the OSTRO VAM’s aerodynamic frame profile while spotlighting Factor’s engineering expertise…”balancing and uniting each brand’s visual language.”

Designed and developed for all-around speed, Factor’s OSTRO VAM has been shaped around aerodynamic gains while offering riders a responsive racing bike. It has already been proven to perform in the pro peloton by Stevie Williams, general classification winner of the 2024 editions of the Santos Tour Down Under and Flèche Wallonne.

Completing the OSTRO VAM’s set-up, the bike is also specced with the latest 48/58 wheelset from Factor’s accessory brand Black Inc. The aero-optimized and lightweight wheelset was developed in tandem with the new bike, matching its race-optimized design.

Aleda Fitzpatrick, Global RCC Manager, said “We are incredibly excited to join forces with Factor Bikes. Their passion for cycling, investment in the sport and commitment to high performance align perfectly with Rapha’s values.

“Our global bike hire has always been one of the most loved benefits of the RCC, and we’re delighted to partner with Factor to enable our members to explore the best cycling routes around the world, on the very best bikes.”

Rob Gitelis, Founder of Factor Bikes and Black Inc, said “We’re delighted to collaborate with RCC to bring our new OSTRO VAM to cyclists worldwide.

“The new OSTRO VAM has been our moment to push the boundaries of carbon bicycle design and production to improve on what was already a proven winner, and we look forward to seeing RCC members around the globe discovering new cities from this iconic partnership bike.”

Factor and Rapha are set to collaborate on several special edition bikes to reflect upcoming collaborations, all of which will be available for RCC members to rent from clubhouses worldwide.

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