Help us welcome the newest addition to our tool lineup, an 11 piece torque wrench set. It’s equipped with a 1/4″ drive and includes 3-6mm, 8mm, and 10mm hex head sockets, a Phillips #2 socket, and both a T25 and T30 torx head sockets. It’s torque range is from 1-24 newton meters or 9-212 in/lbs. The overall length of the wrench is about 8 3/4″ making it super functional yet compact enough to travel with. We also featured a very handy zippered semi-hard shell case for easy transport and storage. You can find this set at your local bike shop for only about $100.
Happy Birthday 11pc Torque Wrench Set! Welcome to the Fam.
Welcome to the world of MX mountain bike handlebars! Our previous release of the Urban MX Riser was only 560mm in length making it exclusively an urban bar but with our new Mini Urban Riser we’ve added 40mm to the length making it a perfect MTB bar. Made from 6061-T6 Alloy the Mini Urban Riser has a 75mm rise and a 25.4 bar clamp and is only offered in black and powder coated white. Ask for these stylish MTB bars at your local bike shop today!
Many of our products are offered in colors to provide you with the tools you need to complete that custom look. Whether it’s track, fixie, mountain, or road riding your doing, grips happen to be the easiest and cheapest way to add a little spice to your bike. We offer a wide selection of colored grips and colored handlebar tape to fit your needs. We recently added colored bar end plugs to help complete the styling at the handlebar.
Check out our Grip and Tape section for more info on all of our grips and handlebar tape.
(In order of appearance: Rubber End Plugs, Tri-Power Grips, Track Grips, Cork Bar Tape)
We have added mechanical disc brakes to our affordable product line to provide our consumer yet another opportunity to Origin-8 their bike. There are 2 models in the Torq Lite Series: The Series 6 and the Series 5. Let’s talk, in depth, for a moment about this new addition to the Origin-8 family.
Out of the Box
To the untrained eye both disc brake calipers look to be very similar in style however there are some unique hidden features that we will take a closer look at before we install them. The Torq Lite Series 6 disc brakes (bottom in photo) have a barrel adjuster at the cable stop to allow the rider the flexibility to adjust the cable tension manually. Also, located on the inside end of the caliper is a convenient dial adjust that can be easily turned by hand to increase or decrease the distance between the rotor and the inside brake pad. This feature is extremely important when setting up these disc brakes for the first time and when adjusting for pad wear in the future.
The Torq Lite Series 5 disc brakes (top in photo) have a similar pad adjustment dial system, however on this caliper, Origin-8 featured the dial adjust on both the inside and the outside pad to make it possible to completely dial in your brakes with no tools. Both the Series 5 and the Series 6 systems include POST and IS mounting brackets for any application.
On the Bike
Installation was cake due to the included IS/Post adapter. Once we got the cables strung up, adjustment proved to be extremely simple because of the no tool adjustment dial which allowed us to adjust the inner pad by hand. Riding these brakes is a pleasure. They have every bit of stopping power of your average hydraulic system when setup correctly. On the first ride we experienced a tiny bit of cable stretch which was easily accounted for, in the middle of the ride, by moving the inner pad closer to the rotor. The on the go adjustment of the Torq Lite Series calipers is irreplaceable.
The Torq Lite Series brakes which includes caliper, rotor and mounting hardware, retail at around $65-70 per wheel in the box. You can order these through almost any independent bike dealer.
Thorns suck! Every cyclist hates getting flats. As we all know flats ruin and often times END the ride. Start protecting your tubes with our thorn resistant tire liners. Our high performance liners, made with 2mm thick TPU material are stronger and lighter than traditional liners. With only two options for sizes, selecting the right size for your bike is simple, road or mountain, that’s it! Ask for them today at your local bike shop and never worry about bothersome flats again.
Modern styling and superb functionality are the inspiration for the AirSurge Floor Pro Pump. Formed atop a solid one-piece tri-base with non-slip stainless inserts this aluminum beauty sports a 47 inch extra long premium grade hose and a 25 inch Bourden steel barrel. It requires little pumping effort thanks to its long travel piston with a reduced barrel diameter. We’ve added a patented alloy NON-FLIP chuck which threads securely onto both schrader and presta valves and topped it off with a varnished wood finish handle. Its oversized 2.5″ diameter FOLDING alloy gauge is easily seen. Rated at 200 psi, the AirSurge will get you to whatever pressure your ride demands.
Our AirSurge Mini road pump gives you the comfort of power integrated into a compact design. The 100% CNC-machined aluminum pump inflates to riding pressure quickly with 30% fewer strokes than conventional pumps and with a 120 PSI rating it gets you back on the bike faster. The Free-Turn alloy Twin head threads securely to both Presta and Schrader valves and stows inside handle when not in use. Includes a mounting bracket, but it’s small enough to carry in cycling jersey.
Our AirSurge Road XL pump has 20% more pumping power than most common frame pumps, full coverage non-slip textured rubber grip and 100% CNC machined aluminum body and mounting bracket. This is the roadie’s dream pump meant for presta valve tubes only and sporting a stout 160 PSI rating to get you up to speed.
Mini Road Dualie
Our AirSurge Mini Road Dualie offers floor pump power in an on the bike package. Its ergonomic, CNC machined aluminum handle provides comfort and style and its patented alloy NON-FLIP head threads beautifully onto both presta and schrader valves for easy inflation on all of your bikes. It features an oversized aluminum piston for volume, an aluminum foot peg for stability and ease of use.
Last in line but definitely not least, our AirSurge Mini MTN pump is just as burly as its brothers. It sports an over sized piston and 100% CNC machined construction. Similar to the Mini Road, the Mini MTN inflates to riding pressure with 30% fewer strokes leaving you with plenty of energy to finish your ride strongly. This pump has more than enough muscle for its size with a 90 PSI rating.
Let’s take a closer look at this patented head design. The knob on the back of the pump un-threads as shown in the picture below to accommodate a presta valve tube. Thread it back in for use with a schrader valve. This head is also available on the Mini Road and Mini Road Dualie.
For more information check out our product pages: Floor Pro Mini Road Road XL Mini Road Dualie Mini MTN
Our sure-Grip handlebar tape is one of the most comfortable and lightweight bar tapes in the cycling industry. Made from Dura-Gel super soft material, it sports a triple compound construction to provide the ultimate anti-slip, shock absorbing, comfortable gripping surface. Don’t be fooled by the Sure-Grip bar tape’s soft touch. This tape is extremely weather durable and lasts as long as the competition’s. You already know we are all about value and the Sure-Grip tape is no exception. It’s nearly half the cost of Lizard Skins DSP Tape and 2/3 the cost of Cinelli Gel Tape but it provides the same level of performance during your ride or race. Included with every set of tape are locking bar end plugs and finish tape. Head down to your local bike shop today and get wrapped up with Origin-8 Sure-Grip.