Origin 8 CX700 Frames

4/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 4130 Triple butted heat treated chromoly frame and fork
  • Removable cantilever and disc brake mounts
  • Custom machined dropout with integrated tensioners
  • 27mm ovalized chainstays w/ 2.1 (52c) clearance
  • 27.2mm seatpost; 1 1/8' Threadless headset

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kmancrx a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2012

Strengths:    Strong frame
Nice plush ride of steel
Ability to use gears or single speed
clearance for 29er mtb tires

Weaknesses:    Heavy but its steel.
Fork dropout is just slightly twisted. Not a big deal but takes and extra 30 seconds to get the wheel nice and snug.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike because I wanted a single speed cross bike that I could use as a commuter as well. I was using my Redline conquest team but I really didn't want to leave it locked up outside. This frame seemed to fit the bill. Disc brakes would make it good in the wet. It has the option to run geared as well although I don't see myself using them.

Overall I have really enjoyed the bike and have been very happy with it.

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Favorite Ride:   Whatever includes dirt

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Cycletherapy

Similar Products Used:   Redline Conquest (geared cross bike)

Bike Setup:   Origin 8 headset, bars and stem.
Bubblegum pink velocity blunt 29er rims on shimano hubs
Pink matching seat post and bottle cages
BB5 disc brakes 180mm F, 160mm R.
Cheap FSA square taper crank
38T Vuelta Chainring
can swap between 16T (commuting) and 20T cogs (cross racing) with the same chain

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