The Origin8 rim has a 42mm profile and is perhaps the most popular in the fixie community, with stainless-steel spokes, sealed bearing hubs and double aluminium walls. This rim doesn’t have a machined braking wall. The braking wall is painted and compatible with mounting brakes.
It is a wider edged than the Weinmann rims with more aluminium to show off the colours. This makes is a little more aggressive and flashy. It has a flip-flop hub, with fixed-gear threading on one side and freewheel on the other.
Origin8 rims stand out as excellent quality for money, making them the queens of fixed-gear bikes. The size is 700c, meaning it is compatible with all road-bike tyres. You can mount 23, 25 or 28 tyres and will need a 60mm-valve inner tube. And it is crucial you mount a rim strip between the tyre and the inner tube to reduce or prevent punctures.
The bicycle component brand Origin8 was founded on the principles of innovation, performance and value. They offer product of great quality for several disciplines such as road cycling, mountain biking and fixed-gear bikes.
After more than 30 years working in all areas of manufacturing and production of bicycle supplies, the team met and created the Origin8 brand from scratch. Now, 7 years later, in the market there is a wide variety of forks, frames, cranks, pedals and saddles made by Origin8.