New Factor Ostro Gravel 'ultimate gravel racing bike’ is based on Tour de France stage-winning road frame

Elite gravel racing version of Tour cobbled stage-winning road bike, already ridden in Unbound, launches to the public

Factor Ostro Gravel
(Image credit: Factor)

Factor has launched the Ostro Gravel - an evolution of its flagship all-rounder road race bike the Ostro VAM, claiming it is “the ultimate gravel racing bike that combines elite gravel performance with best-in-class aerodynamics.”

We spotted the new bike being ridden by gravel pro Dylan Johnson in Unbound and Crusher in the Tushar earlier in the year, but now Factor has officially released all the details.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.

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