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Just so happened I was looking for a backup frame for when the main ride goes down and after hearing about the redesigned Origin 8 Scout 29 I called the LBS who had just gotten one in stock. A quick trip down and the beast is in my hands and built 2x9 for the moment.
Still waiting on the 100mm Reba w/ poploc and cranks otherwise she is good to hammer with some temporary bits

the facts:

$200 retail

Medium frame, 19 in seattube c-t, 24 ett

6 lbs...a heavy beast

decent welds

nice paint job with clearcoat

27.2 seatpost, 30.0 seatpost clamp

31.8 derailleur













More coming soon.....
 

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Nice!
I just ordered one as well, mainly for commuting purposes, but if the short CS will make this bike as fun as i expect, it will also serve me as an all-around fun rigid SS.

any idea on the weight of your build?
more important, how does it ride? can you compare it to other steel frames you tried?

btw, great blog!
 

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I have the frame. I'll be starting the build next month.
 

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Rather than taking the fork off, why not take the gears off?

My Origin8 Scout29 is rigged rigid single speed (carbon fork) and it is by far my favorite bike I have ever owned....

I love the new paint job on your though! I thought Origin8 had stopped making mtb frames!!! This is good news. Might pick one up and build another SS 29er for the wife!

Here's mine....
 

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pointerDixie214 said:
BTW- This frame of yours is still not on their website... how did you hear about it?!?!
Ummm...its listed on their site

As for gears and suspension, I'm eventually getting a Siren John Henry built. Which will be geared and suspended and which will be rigid and singlespeed is up for debate.

I need my gears by the way. When you have rides that take you between 9,000 and 14,000 ft, I want my gears...though I'm not opposed to occasionally tackling the high country on a singlespeed.
 

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Ummm...its listed on their site

As for gears and suspension, I'm eventually getting a Siren John Henry built. Which will be geared and suspended and which will be rigid and singlespeed is up for debate.

I need my gears by the way. When you have rides that take you between 9,000 and 14,000 ft, I want my gears...though I'm not opposed to occasionally tackling the high country on a singlespeed.
Glad it wasn't a snake! HAHA I was looking under "Bicycles" and not "frames".

The Siren will be sick! I think I would do that one rigid and SS and the Origin8 Geared and suspended. But that's just me.

I have a geared suspended bike too, so trust me, no judgementalism coming your way from me! :thumbsup:
 

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Fork for this?

I like the new design... nice looking frame - I'm a fan of the seat tube bend ... short cs... looks pretty solid to me.

I know the website says 497 a2c measurement for the fork... that's a BIG fork! Niner stopped making the 490 a2c fork ... so who makes a rigid fork that big now?

Does anyone know what fork offset is it designed around?

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Stevereeno...I'm running the 490 a-c Niner on it right now and my angle finder is coming up with a 70.5 degree head angle and 72 seat angle.Both about 1 degree slacker then their angles on the website. I'm curious if that length was just a typo. I think if you want the angles they claim, any 465mm a-c fork will do fine.
 

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Looks very nice. i got one on order to replace a jamis. should be picking it up saturday. I'll be putting a 100mm rockshox on it. Will post a pic of my build at some point
 

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How does the tire clearance look if you were to run the wheel in the shortest CS position?

Is it pretty stiff?
 

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Lookin good MGE...like the blingin' I9's picking up the red accents on the frame. Looks like the perfect backup setup...not bad all-around.
 

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How does the tire clearance look if you were to run the wheel in the shortest CS position?
Second this.

Also, what is the chainstay length in the shortest position when actually measured?
 

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How does the tire clearance look if you were to run the wheel in the shortest CS position?

Is it pretty stiff?
You could probably throw a fat 2.3, maybe 2.4 in there but without much room to spare. I'm running a Specialized Captain Control 2.2 and there is about 3/16" of clearance to either chain stay.

Frame is stiff but not overly so. Got about 20 miles in yesterday on Mt. Falcon where there is some stout climbing and a few techy sections. The Scout ripped through it all without beating me up..I did notice it was a little harder for me to jump this bike but it also may be some handling issue I need to get used to.

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Also, what is the chainstay length in the shortest position when actually measured?
Measuring just shy of 17" in the shortest position. I'm running mine at 17" due to the fat front derailleur I'm using(Shimano SLX, low clamp) rubs the tire at the shortest posistion.

I had one instance of the rear axle slipping under hard braking but a few turns of the quick release and it never happened again. Overall I'm really happy with the bike and can't wait to try it with the 100mm Reba I've got on order.
 

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mountaingoatepics said:
Stevereeno...I'm running the 490 a-c Niner on it right now and my angle finder is coming up with a 70.5 degree head angle and 72 seat angle.Both about 1 degree slacker then their angles on the website. I'm curious if that length was just a typo. I think if you want the angles they claim, any 465mm a-c fork will do fine.
Yeah, I figured that had to be a typo ... I wonder if anyone has the exact specs for the fork the frame was designed around ... just curious more than anything.

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Who's to say it was even designed around a specific fork - ya know what I mean? ;)
stevereeneo said:
Yeah, I figured that had to be a typo ... I wonder if anyone has the exact specs for the fork the frame was designed around ... just curious more than anything.

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