Vista is the answer to the new breed of road cyclists’ demand to push their rides further in terms of terrain, distance and diversity of riding surfaces. It matches Factor's unrivalled expertise for beautifully engineered high-performance machines, with a host of design innovations and technologies to optimise all-terrain capabilities and rider comfort. We have once again worked with Factor to produce a special edition version of their all-road bike, utilising our Devesa design, inspired by the cycling capital of the world and our home - Girona
Building on our partnership with Factor, we were asked to design a special edition of their latest bike, the Factor Vista. Imagine if you could have a bike which incorporated all of the qualities you’ve most admired in the fastest road bike you’ve ridden, but with the ability to ride off-road, too. Somehow, Factor has done the impossible and created a truly versatile bike with rock-solid handling at speed, confidence in corners, comfort on the roughest of surfaces and stiffness that puts road bikes to shame, all in aid to allow you to discover without limits.
The Devesa forest with its 2,500 trees has become a respiratory organ for Girona, the home to so many of the world’s professional cyclists and to the design studio of CHPT3. Rolling back into the city through great avenues of 100 year old trees, your breathing is calmed by the still air and dappled light formed by the canopies above. Your mind relaxes and is given the chance to wander. For us, these impressive trees opened our design-obsessed minds with every journey past and, soon drawn to the unique texture of their bark, it was impossible to miss the number ‘3’ imprinted in nature.
Using advanced texture generation software, we brought the camouflage-like pattern to life digitally, with layers of visual density used to create a recognisable pattern – a graphical expression of the great lung of Girona, now recognised as the Devesa design.
Providing the ultimate in all-road design, the new Factor Vista is for those riders who want to discover more; unwilling to let their ride be confined to roads. The Devesa design is the perfect embodiment of exploration and the reason we’ve collaborated once again, creating a special CHPT3 edition of the new standard in all-road bikes.
Factor has worked exhaustively on the development and testing of the carbon layup for the Vista. The size-specific carbon layups have been optimized for shock and off-road roughness absorption, for more comfortable and controlled riding over long distances. By having their own carbon manufacturing in-house, they can quickly and thoroughly make carbon lay-up changes and experimentation until the desired results for both stiffness and compliance are achieved.
The optimized absorption has been achieved while keeping Factor's characteristic torsional BB stiffness when pedalling out of the saddle. This stiffness comes from the continuous downtube-to-chainstay “power-drive” construction. On the front of the bike, the combination of the torsionally stiff headtube-downtube joint and the OTIS external bar/stem provide excellent front wheel tracking precision when cornering and descending on any terrain.
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