I've never heard of them before, and was wondering if anyone here knew anything about them? Their website gives some basic info, but not much else.
Frames are 7005 alloy front triangle, with carbon seat and chainstays. Forks are full carbon.
The price on a complete frameset is really something to consider (under $600 at cost), but I've never heard any mention of them before.
Pros? Cons? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
They are a house brand for of a US distributor, J and B I believe. Same factory in Taiwan as a few big name frames (really fun trying to figure out which ones) just different branding. I almost rode them this year because the price was right; they are hard to beat. Hope this helps
The local ultra-hip bike shop (velo cult), which specializes mostly in fixed gear stuff, carries various origin8 components. I think it's all pretty decent quality stuff (I have a origin 8 crankset which has been fine), though I have not seen their frames.
I've seen them on eBay from a company called Outdoor Outfitters or something like that? I asked at a lbs and was told they were heavy and you could get full carbon frame for the same $$ from a reputable name. For whatever that's worth.
There big selling point is that theyre cheap. I dont know what full carbon frame you could get from someone like ridley for around $1000. Also frame is claimed at 1400 grams for a medium frame and 450 grams claimed for an uncut fork isn't bad at all. especially on a budget. I'm not pushing representing or selling, like I said, i almost rode them. my .02