Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs
Factor Bikes has unveiled the Vis Vires, a road bike designed and built to incorporate the wireless technology required to give you all the data you need on the road.
Factor Bikes turned to the ANT+ system for its sensors, meaning that it's compatible with a wide range of devices already available. "This bike was carefully crafted to incorporate the best in design, components and electronics so ANT+ technology was our natural choice," said John Bailey, MD of Factor.
Not only does the Factor Vis Vires come pre-wired, as well as with the option for Factor Power Cranks, but there's an integrated handlebar mount for the Garmin Edge 510 or 810 with heart rate strap that comes with the bike.
There will be two versions of the Vis Vires available: the Ultegra Di2 and the Dura-Ace Di2. The Ultegra version comes with the option for Power Cranks and the Garmin Edge 510 (£7,999 with Power Cranks, £5,999 with Ultegra cranks), the Dura-Ace model comes with Power Cranks as standard, along with the Edge 810 and will cost £9,999.
The frame is the same on both models, with a total weight of 6.89kg (Dura-Ace) or 7.39kg (Ultegra) and it comes with carbon clincher wheels.
Factor says it has used experience from F1 and supercar design to create the Vis Vires, with aerodynamic brake placement, a battery integrated into the aero seat tube and a unique dual-bladed fork design.
The Factor Vis Vires with Ultegra will be available from August 2013, but those wanting the Dura-Ace version will have to wait until January 2014.