Factor Bikes and Team Amani launch a limited edition Ostro gravel bike

Sule Kangangi and members of Team Amani squad
Team Amani with Sule Kangangi who sadly died racing last year (Image credit: Team Amani)

Factor Bikes has unveiled a Team Amani limited edition version of their best gravel bike, the Ostro Gravel. Designed in collaboration with the team riders, it is inscribed on the top tube with  ‘Captain, Friend, Brother’ - a tribute to Sule Kangangi who sadly lost his life whilst competing in the Vermont Overland gravel race last summer. 

The Team also collaborated with POC last year and launched a limited edition Team Amani version of POC's best gravel helmet and eyewear again with proceeds going to the campaign.

The Ostro Gravel Team Amani includes a stunning-looking colorway with an eye-catching ‘cheetah fork’ that stylishly incorporates the Team Amani colors. Factor has also pledged 10 percent of all Ostro Gravel Team Amani proceeds to the team’s GoFundMe campaign. Set up earlier this year to create a permanent home for the team and to develop future talent in the Rift Valley, Kenya, known as ‘the Home of Champions'.

Factor and Team Amani gravel bike with inscribed on the top tube ‘Captain, Friend, Brother’

The moving inscription on the top tube ‘Captain, Friend, Brother’ (Image credit: Factor)

Sitting at 2300m, Iten, a town in the Rift Valley is famous for developing athletes with incredible cardiovascular capacities. It has produced countless world-class runners such as double World Champion Abel Kirui, and Sule along with Team Amani had and continue to strive to develop a permanent facility here for cyclists.

With less than two percent of World Tour pros being African, Team Amani is attempting to remove the barriers that have prevented Africa from reaching the top. They aim to develop the younger generations of its home region and provide the opportunities that the current crop of riders never had. The facility will hope to offer aspiring talent access to equipment, training and a platform to develop into top-class bike riders.

Factor and Team Amani gravel bike with 'cheetah fork"

The 'cheetah fork’ looks amazing on the Ostro (Image credit: Factor)

Team Amani Director Mikel Delagrange spoke about the Factor investment “This funding in our project has single-handedly leveled the playing field in terms of equipment. Now we are equipped with the new Ostro Gravel, we are entering the race season with great confidence”.

Team Amani has been racing on the highly acclaimed Ostro Gravel since its launch in 2022 and will be racing their limited edition bike throughout their 2023 season which includes The Traka in Spain this April and at Unbound Gravel in the United States. 

The Ostro Gravel Team Amani Limited Edition is available now priced from $5,499 / £5,549 / €6,599. For more information about Factor’s full range visit factorbikes.com. Follow Team Amani's season and donate at teamamani.com.

Factor and Team Amani launch a limited edition Ostro gravel bike

(Image credit: Factor)

Ostro gravel spec

  • Frame: Factor Pitch-Based Fiber
  • Fork: Ostro Wide Stance Fork
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Red XPLR
  • Bar: Black Inc Aero 
  • Bottom Bracket: CeramicSpeed T47A Aluminium 
  • Max Tire: 45mm
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Brakes: SRAM Red XPLR hydraulic disc 
  • Routing: Internal
  • Price: $5,499 / £5,549 / €6,599
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm