Nils Politt’s Factor Bike Size 2020

Are you looking for Nils Politt’s Factor Bike size during his 2020 season? You found the right place!

The German Pro cyclist races the 2020 season for the team Israel Start-Up Nation. Nils Politt rides the Factor O2 VAM as his main racing bike.

Nils is a “Classics” type of rider, neither the best climber nor sprinter but fast enough to finish 2nd on Paris-Roubaix 2019 Classic.

Politt is also an excellent Time-Trial rider too which makes him a versatile type of rider. Nils is from the same town as Andre Greipel and they use to ride a lot together. And they are still riding together now as they are in the same team.

Despite the team having access to Factor One aero road bike, Nils is racing on the O2 VAM sub 700g frame.

By reading further you will find more nerdy information such as the bike nerdy answers to the questions below:

  • What is Nils Politt’s Factor Bike Size?
  • How is the position set for 1m92 tall rider?
  • What are Nils racing bike specification?

What is Nils Politt’s Factor Bike Size for 2020?

Nils Politt's Factor Bike Size 2020 sketch
Nils Politt Factor O2 VAM Disc Size 58cm geometry

Nils Politt is racing the 2020 season on the Factor O2 VAM Disc size 58cm frame.

Factor recommends the O2 VAM size 58cm for riders between 1m80 and 1m88. As I regularly write in my pro rider’s bike size checks, Pro riders tend to pick one size smaller than manufacturer recommended size.

This is for various reasons but mainly because a smaller size feels more agile and the head tube is shorter resulting in a lower cockpit position. Which means a more aerodynamic position.

The added advantage of a smaller frame is that the rider can adjust his position with the components.

The 58cm Factor O2 VAM features a 580mm top tube length, 548mm seat tube length, 1005mm wheelbase and 43mm fork rake.

It is interesting to note the fact that Factor is doing the proper job to design the bigger sized frames with longer chainstays of 410mm. Factor’s frame geometry is spot on for racing!

How is the position set for 1m92 tall rider?

Nils uses a 130mm long ,-6 degrees Black ink stem / 400mm width handleBar combo.

His seat post setback is 25mm and crankset arm length is 175mm.

It is strategically important to keep to observe how many riders among the same team races with the same bike size. There are 6 riders using size 58cm (XL) Factor bikes among the team Israel Start-Up Nation. It can be of great support when a team leader needs a bike from his team mate before the support car arrives.

What are Nils racing bike specification?

Frame set: Factor O2 VAM Disc 2020 size 58cm
Front brake: Shimano Dura Ace hydraulic calipers / SwissStop Yellow RS pads and SwissStop Catalyst 160mm disc rotor
Rear Brake: Shimano Dura Ace hydraulic calipers / SwissStop Yellow RS pads and SwissStop Catalyst 160mm disc rotor
Brake/Shifting levers: Shimano Durace Ace Di2 ST-R9170- 11 speed
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 FD-R9150-F, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD-R9150 with CeramicSpeed OSPW cage/ceramic pulley wheels
Cassette: Shimano Durace Ace Titanium CS-9100 11-30T
Chain: KMC X11 SL Gold
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace FC-9170 1725mm length with 54/42T chainrings
Bottom-Bracket: CeramicSpeed PF4630 Aluminium cups / CeramicSpeed bearings with Wheels MFG 24mm BBRight Reducers/Adapters
Wheels: Black Inc 60mm Carbon Tubular rims laced with Sapim Aero spokes on Black Inc disc hubs and CeramicSpeed bearings.
Tires: Maxxis tubulars 700x26mm section and Maxxis High Road 700x25c Tubeless depending of races.
Thru-Axle: 12mm x 142mm thru rear axle
Stem: 130mm BLACK INC VAM Stem / Bar Combo
Bar: 400mm BLACK INC VAM Stem / Bar Combo
Bar tape: Factor High Grip bar tape
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL
Saddle: Selle Italia Pro Team Carbon Rails
Seat Post: Black ink 25mm set back
Bottle Cage: Elite Rocko carbon
Computer: Bryton Aero 60
Powermeter: 4iiii Precision Pro
Weight: 7.1kg

What do you think about this bike set up? Let me know in the comments below if you ride a Factor O2 VAM and of what size? I want to hear from you!

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5 thoughts on “Nils Politt’s Factor Bike Size 2020

    • Thank you for your good question. It is set at 780mm from center of the Bottom bracket to the top of the saddle. Keep in mind this is within 10mm range accurate as he might changes the height depending of his form (body stiffness).

      • Bonsoir au vu de vos vidéos il le semble que vous devez parler Français 😀
        Êtes vous sûr de cette cote 780mm axe pédalier haut de selle, j’ai eu l’occasion d’échanger avec Reto Hollestein qui m’indiquait 860mm pour Nils?
        Cette mesure ne peut pas coller avec la cote distance bec de selle axe cintre…
        Avez-vous eu ses informations de la part d’un des mécaniciens de l équipe ?
        Cordialement et sportivement

      • Bonjour,
        Merci pour votre observation. En effet Nils utilise la même taille de cadre que Reto mais leur hauteur est différente. La hauteur de selle de Nils se situe entre 780 et 790 selon la période et étape. Je ne connais pas son réglage de hauteur sur le vélo de TT.
        Comme vous l’avez bien observé la distance bec de selle / axe cintre est de 611mm avec une hauteur de 785mm de selle. 608mm dans le cas de la hauteur de 780mm.
        J’ai les côtes des cadres et composants de toute l’équipe ISN par le propriétaire de la marque des vélos et composants. La hauteur de selle par les cyclistes et/ou mecanos/reverse engineering.
        Combien mesurez-vous?

  • Bonsoir et merci pour votre retour, j ai la meme taille que Nils Polit 1,92 et j ai du mal a croire en la valeur de sa hauteur de selle… Je pense qu il doit y avoir une erreur, les mecaniciens de chez Katucha m avaient indique 84 de hauteur de selle lors du tour de France 2019 plus realiste au vu de la taille. Il serait bien d avoir une confirmation de tout ceci,
    Cordialement et sportivement

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