Vis Vires Limited Edition Factors into Online Store Launch

Factor Vis Vires Stealth

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the Factor Vis Vires, now might be your first chance. The company recently announced that a first and limited edition run of 100 Vis Vires Dura Ace models will be offered on their newly available web store. Marking the first production run of Factor’s more traditional (if you can call it that) road bike, each bike will feature a special marking on the top tube denoting the official number as it came off the line along with a certificate to hang on your wall, or in your office.

The initial run of bikes will be offered in two build options, find out with what and how much after the break!

Factor Vis Vires Red

Offered in Team orange or Stealth black, each Vis Vires Dura Ace is mostly the same with a full Dura Ace Di2 group and carbon wheels. The $3200 difference? That would be the upgrade to the Factor Power Cranks (that Tyler goes into in depth here), a system that provides an amazing amount of feed back and data that can be used to hone in on training weaknesses.

If the $13,332.50 Vis Vires Dura Ace with Power Cranks is a little too pricey or you simply don’t need the the Power Cranks, essentially the same bike will be available with a Dura Ace crank for $10,665.83.

Vis Vires gears computer 2 Factor Vis Vires Red computer

Factor Vis Vires Stealth fork copy

What are you getting for that money that is different from your average bike? The fork certainly comes to mind with its twin leg design and integrated stem with Garmin mount. Unlike the Factor F01 or F77, the Vis Vires relies on rim brakes for stopping power, with a set of integrated TRP TTV mini vs.

Vis Vires gears computer

Vis Vires frames will be offered in 51, 54, 56, 58, and 61cm sizes with the stem length base on the size. Customers will have the ability to choose their needed crank length with Dura-Ace Di2 cranks offered in compact 50/34 or double 53/39 in 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm, 177.5mm or 180mm and Factor Power Cranks available only in double 53/39 and 170mm, 172.5mm or 175mm lengths.

Additionally, Factor states that buyers for the first 100 bikes will become a member of the “Factor 100 Club” and will be invited on an “extra special journey to perfect your ride.”

 

Comments

Rob - 11/11/13 - 12:28pm

I want one of those cranks!

nathan - 11/11/13 - 12:46pm

Kamm tail tubes, integrated chain stay ANT+ sensor, chain stay rear brake/integrated front.

Normally the “that looks like a so-and-so” comments are a stretch, but that’s a Madone clone.

Eyal - 11/11/13 - 1:58pm

Too bad they abandoned a lot of the great tech in the Factor 001

Dockboy - 11/11/13 - 2:02pm

I know that discs aren’t out in full force yet for road bikes, but they’re finally available from 2 major makers, and they release a rim brake version of this bike? Maybe the next version will have down tube shifter bosses?

rico - 11/11/13 - 2:03pm

This brand looks super generic, like a euro cousin of Culprit bikes.

gravity - 11/11/13 - 2:11pm

@Dockboy – As ugly as this is, it’s a racing bike. Regardless of your misplaced love for disc brakes, they are not allowed in road bike races. The conversation about disc brakes on road bikes is meaningless until that changes.

Mr. Hedge Fund - 11/11/13 - 2:27pm

Great looking bike! I am buying one! However, the software needs to come with the ability for me to publish the results as my “desired state” results rather than my “current state” or actual data that I produce. That way the data driven results will match the impressiveness, uniqueness and and general unavailability of my bike and ultimately my lifestyle!

carl - 11/11/13 - 3:16pm

Interesting engineering. Speaking of brakes, I wonder how they feel with cables routed this way and that.
I expect to be seeing one of those “certificates of authenticity” in my dentists office.

Psi Squared - 11/11/13 - 7:52pm

I guess all the bike manufacturers putting out road bikes with disc brakes forgot to call gravity to get his opinion. Oh, well, we’ll all get over it.

gravity - 11/12/13 - 12:54am

@Psi Squared – Your attempt to get a dig in makes absolutely no sense. It’s not about my opinion, it’s about what the market will bear. Do you think it’s a coincidence that there are no disc-brake Madones or Tarmacs? People actually aren’t clamoring for racing bikes that they cannot race.

Apparently the manufacturers of said bikes are supposed to consult with the subset of super-dorks who read and post on these articles.

gravity - 11/12/13 - 12:56am

That is, of course, to make sure that they’re included disc brakes, which are apparently tantamount to the second coming of the lord.

Brad - 11/12/13 - 10:56am

Looks cool, it’s a pity the frame isn’t made in the UK, though.

Ham-planet - 11/14/13 - 1:31am

@gravity
Where in the rules does it say that disc brakes are prohibited in road races?

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