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Origin 8 Scout 29

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Lumberjack, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Lumberjack

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    Just got one of the Scout 29 frames in for a project bike at the shop. Building it into a ladies ride because of the low standover height. Neat frame for a budget build. Set up with horizontal dropouts so it can be run as a single speeder also. We went ahead and picked up the Spinner 29 fork with it. Kinda reminds me of a Reba and it comes so you can run v-brakes

    I know I know hurry up and post the pics.
     

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  2. Guitar Ted

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    I have been looking at the spinner fork. Let us know what you think of it. I may be getting a demo on one here in a few weeks too.

    That scout frame will be widened in the rear soon, but I don't think they are here yet.
     
  3. Lumberjack

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    Still working on pic sizing. I was trying to beat the rain sorry for the not so great pics
     

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  4. Lumberjack

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    Build spec
    Origin 8 Scout frame with Spinner fork
    FSA headset
    Truvativ Firex GXP3.3 cranks
    Sram X-7 rear derail and X-7 twister
    Sram 970 11/32 cass with 951 chain
    XT front derail high band that needs to be changed to a low band
    Shimano XT hubs/ Sun Ringle' EQ 23 rims with Maxxis CrossMark tires
    Origin 8 stem, flatbar and carbon seatpost
    Avid Juicy 7 brakes
    Clould 9 ladies saddle with the pink breast cancer ribbon
     
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  5. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Nice bike.

    30mm stanchions on the Spinner or are they 32mm?
     
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  6. Lumberjack

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    30mm If felt pretty solid.
    Besides changing the front derail when we get the bike back I'm going to change the rear axle to a bolt on.
     
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    Nice looking build.

    Looking to get one of these frames because of the short chainstay long top-tube geometry as a test frame before I spend more money on a similar geometry frame.

    Is this frame an 07 or 08 model?

    I have read only in one place that the 07 had tire clearance issues so the claimed 16.75" chainstays were not achieveable.

    The '08, I read had a 73mm bb shell in order to correct this versus a 68mm bb shel. Is this true?

    Lastly, anybody know the msrp? Thanks!
     
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    I've seen the Origin 8 homepage.

    I am asking the bottom bracket question because Guitar Ted stated it in his blog. He said the 73mm bb shell will be available in winter....here we are in spring:hmm:

    Lumberjack, can you tell me if the 16.75 chainstay is possible? Or I would have to run a 1.8 tire to get that?

    Thanks!
     
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    We waited on this one for ages. It has a 68mm BB and are running a 29 x 2.1 Maxxix CrossMark. Center bb to center axle is approx 16.75" I just went over and measured it
     
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    There is a new version of the Scout coming.........after the current one sells through. What you guys have out there is the same Scout that was originally introduced. 68mm BB shell and original chainstay/BB junction. The newer generation Scout, which will not be offered until J&B Importers sells all the current stock of Scouts, will have a redesigned chainstay yoke and a 73mm BB. The aluminum version of the Scout, which will only be offered as a complete rig, will have an aluminum version of what the newer generation Scout will have. So, if you happen to get a look at the aluminum Scout, you will have an idea what the new steel Scout will look like.

    J&B optimistically thought that they would sell through these already, so that was the reason for the previously given delivery date.
     
  12. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    We could be waiting a long long time with that approach from J&B

    My thinking - they should highly discount the originals to sell em to those folks who like to run narrow rear tires and begin offering the new version at full price to those who prefer wider tires in back.

    With their current thinking - the new batch of frames could sit in a warehouse for a year - while folks buy other frames from other companies that meet their need for wider tires in back.

    Is my thinking whacked?
     
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    Where J&B probably slipped up was letting on that they were going to make the better clearanced frame in the first place.

    I'm sure that if the sales of the current Stout start to slow down we'll see them doing exactly what you are proposing. However; I'm sure you can see their side of it. They want to recoup their costs and make money on the Scout they have out there now. Sure, we know about the "other" model and lots of us are waiting (raises hand) but I don't see them discounting the current model until they get closer to being out of the original Scout.

    That's my take on it anyway.
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I wonder how many the had made of the original model and I wonder how many they have left to sell still. :think: