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Oliver Naesen's Factor O2 - Gallery

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Oliver Naesen's Factor O2

Oliver Naesen's Factor O2
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Naesen was running a 140mm stem

Naesen was running a 140mm stem
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The frame has an internal cable routing option on the downtube

The frame has an internal cable routing option on the downtube
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A look at the new front wheel from the Mavic Comete

A look at the new front wheel from the Mavic Comete
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The crudely attached timing chip stood out on the fork

The crudely attached timing chip stood out on the fork
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The Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series front brake

The Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series front brake
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Fizik provide the handlebar tape for AG2R La Mondiale

Fizik provide the handlebar tape for AG2R La Mondiale
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390mm Black Inc handlebars and a mount ready to take the SRM headunit

390mm Black Inc handlebars and a mount ready to take the SRM headunit
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A closer look at the front hub on the new Mavic Comete

A closer look at the front hub on the new Mavic Comete
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Perhaps the full name of the new wheel?

Perhaps the full name of the new wheel?
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French pedals for the French team

French pedals for the French team
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CeramicSpeed provide both the headset and bottom bracket bearings, whilst a neat spacer solution stores the Di2 junction box

CeramicSpeed provide both the headset and bottom bracket bearings, whilst a neat spacer solution stores the Di2 junction box
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Black Inc is Factor's component brand and provides the finishing kit for the team's bikes

Black Inc is Factor's component brand and provides the finishing kit for the team's bikes
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Naesen's bike features a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 groupset

Naesen's bike features a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 groupset
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The bike is equipped with a SRM powermeter

The bike is equipped with a SRM powermeter
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Whilst Naesen opts for a standard 53T outer chainring, the inner is a larger than usuall 44t for the flat Classics

Whilst Naesen opts for a standard 53T outer chainring, the inner is a larger than usuall 44t for the flat Classics
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The chainring combination is paired with an 11-28 Shimano Dura-Ace cassette

The chainring combination is paired with an 11-28 Shimano Dura-Ace cassette
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The AG2R La Mondiale were equipped with as yet unseen and unreleased Mavic Comete deep carbon rimmed wheels

The AG2R La Mondiale were equipped with as yet unseen and unreleased Mavic Comete deep carbon rimmed wheels
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Naesen was running Continental Competition ALX 25mm tyres with the new Mavic wheels

Naesen was running Continental Competition ALX 25mm tyres with the new Mavic wheels
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A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace rear brake

A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace rear brake
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The yellow brake pads are carbon specific for the rim surface

The yellow brake pads are carbon specific for the rim surface
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A simple piece of electrical tape to ensure the correct bike fit

A simple piece of electrical tape to ensure the correct bike fit
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The colour coordinated Fizik Antares saddle had a few scuffs

The colour coordinated Fizik Antares saddle had a few scuffs
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Elite Cannibal bottle cages ensure no missing bottles over the cobbled sections

Elite Cannibal bottle cages ensure no missing bottles over the cobbled sections
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Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) enjoyed a top-20 finish at the 2016 edition of Paris-Roubaix last year and has improved on his Classics pedigree this season with top-ten finishes at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and Dwars door Vlaanderen. Naesen improved this further with a podium at E3 Harelbeke, and if not for the definitive crash on the Kwaremont with Peter Sagan and Greg Van Avermaet in the Tour of Flanders, we may have seen even more.

Ahead of Naesen's Paris-Roubaix start this Sunday, we took a detailed look at the bike the Belgian rode during the 105th Scheldeprijs earlier in the week.

The Factor O2 is designed to be as at home in the mountains as it is in the cobbles of the Northern Classics. The minimal design and unique colourway result in a bike that stands out in a generally conservative pro peloton.

AG2R La Mondiale lined up to Scheldeprijs with as yet unseen Mavic Comete Pro Carbon SL. The deep section aero wheels feature full carbon wheels and we expect a full release and further information in the coming weeks.

In what is a relatively standard feature bike elsewhere, Naesen opts for a 44T inner chainring to make the most of a relatively flat Northern Classics season. The bike is equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 groupset, paired with an SRM powermeter.

Factor's component wing, Black Inc, provides the seat post, handlebars and stem, while Italian brand Fizik supplies the saddle and handlebar tape.

Frame: Factor O2
Fork: Factor O2
Handlebar: Black Inc, 390mm
Stem: Black Inc, 140mm
Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace
Brake / shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-28
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 53/44 with SRM powermeter
Wheelset: Mavic Comete Pro Carbon SL
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm
Seatpost: Black Inc
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal

Critical Measurements:

Rider's height: 1.84m
Rider's weight: 71kg
Saddle height from BB: 795mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 750mm