Factor Ostro Vam Paul Smith Ltd Edition Frame Package
Iconic British designer and cycling enthusiast, Paul Smith has unleashed his creative imagination to design a Paul Smith Edition Factor.
Featuring a familiar emphasis on bold colors, Paul Smith’s effort is more than just eye-catching. It’s a celebration of Factor’s engineering expertise that uses the classic Paul Smith color blocking to highlight the precise positioning of the different sheets of carbon in the frame layup.
Joining the colab, Black Inc worked closely with Paul Smith on an exclusive bar tape design featuring embossed Paul Smith logos on the tape and bar end caps. Paul Smith design cues also highlight the seat post, with his Signature stripe, and the Integrated Barstem, with a gold foiled Signature logo.
REFUSE TO COMPROMISE
The OSTRO VAM is an ‘everything’ bike, a master of all trades. Searingly fast, incredibly light, and supremely comfortable, it’s ready to win sprints, mountain stages and cobbled Classics. It’s the ultimate all-rounder because it refuses to compromise. If you’re the sort of rider who races with ‘the knife between your teeth’ no matter the parcours, this is the bike you’ve been waiting for. When we say you can have it all, we mean it.
The OSTRO VAM is a bike that can be competitive on any terrain. It is ready to win sprints, conquer cobbled classics, and summit the climbs with the best.
Lightweight & Aero
The OSTRO VAM is an aero disc-brake frame which weighs just 830g (painted, size 54, Flicker design). We have used the very best materials to reach such a low weight, laying up the ultimate carbon materials perfectly to ensure low weight, responsive ride, and durability. It can easily be built up to below the UCI 6.8kg weight limit, which is unique among aero frames. That means that the aero advantages come without the usual weight penalty. Few rides or race routes are exclusively mountainous or flat roads so, naturally, you want it all: speed and lightweight. The OSTRO is the everything bike, making you fast whatever the terrain.
As an aero racing bike that has proved itself on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, the OSTRO VAM will also be ideal for your roughest, longest roads. Its remarkably smooth ride is thanks to several factors. First the carbon fiber choice and layup combine to achieve a high level of frame compliance without sacrificing any of the power transfer efficiency. At the rear, the ViSTA-style pencil seat stays are designed to absorb road noise and cushion bumps. And the ability to fit up to 32mm wide tires only enhances the OSTRO’s comfort-oriented design features.
VAM is manufactured with a completely new method of carbon compaction. The Pressurization is far greater than normal allows Factor to wring excessive resin from our base material, therefore making the carbon stronger, lighter and more efficient.
It is light, stiff, unique and impressive ..... Welcome to VAM
Frame package is inclusive of the "chassis" package. This means your frame includes this impressive list of parts:
- Integrated Barstem
- Ceramic Speed Bottom Bracket
- Ceramic Speed Headset