Origine - A New Direct Sales Brand From France - Roc D'Azur 2019

Oct 12, 2019
by Matt Wragg  
Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg

Origine are a relatively new direct sales brand based in Lille, in northern France. Their background is more on the road side, and it doesn't sound like an ideal spot for mountain biking - they have to go to Belgium to find hills - but they had a couple of promising mountain bikes on their stand. Initial impressions are that they are making simple bikes at competitive prices - all with the option to customise the spec to your liking.

Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg
Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg

The Niger is their first foray in the world of full suspension - this is their first prototype, with production planned for March/April next year. It is a simple, aluminium-framed, four-bar linkage setup sporting 120mm travel at the rear paired with 120 or 130mm at the front and is aimed at XC through to more general trail duties. Pricing will start around €2300 for an SLX build, a Fox Rhythm fork and Mavic Crossmax wheels (although you'll likely need to add a couple of hundred more if you want a dropper post).


Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg

Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg
Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg

Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg
Roc D Azur 2019. Frejus France. Photo by Matt Wragg

The Theorem is their current carbon hardtail. It can be had in two flavours - the GT, which is lighter, stiffer and racier and intended to pair with a 100m fork and the GTR which is a little more comfortable and intended to run with a 120mm fork. Pricing looks competitive, with the base model GTR costing €2040 with a Rockshox Reba fork, SLX drivetrain and Mavic Crossmax wheels (but again, no dropper post).


70 Comments

  • 67 6
 The Niger is... An unusual choice of name
  • 27 75
flag RedBurn (Oct 12, 2019 at 3:18) (Below Threshold)
 Better 1 than 2 g's lol i'm surprised the liberal extremist media in the US didn't speak of this bike as racist Dead Horse
  • 16 48
flag OneTrustMan (Oct 12, 2019 at 3:23) (Below Threshold)
 And it' black too lol
  • 29 7
 It's a former French city in the country called Africa
  • 22 2
 "Hey there, I've not seen that bike before, what model is it?"........."Hi, yeah I can't remember"
  • 13 12
 Spelling probably wasn’t your best subject at school was it, neither pronunciation...
  • 16 2
 Why unusual? Niger is lovely
  • 18 7
 @browner as long as you don’t stutter with it...
  • 7 2
 One niger please!
  • 2 5
 @WAKIdesigns: alright . Best comment you have made ever. Well played sir.
  • 1 0
 Ra's al Ghul approves this name.
  • 7 2
 @Spark24: country or continent?
  • 6 2
 @manuelandphillipe: Some people here need a geography lesson.
  • 9 31
flag ajriding (Oct 12, 2019 at 9:44) (Below Threshold)
 The USA democrats do not understand words or how to use a dictionary, they will scream racist for words further unrelated to this with little provocation.
Where is the Dave Chapelle of the bike world? I can just see the laughs now…
  • 5 2
 @ajriding: So what you are saying is, all Democrats do not understand words or how to use a dictionary?

I just want to make sure.
  • 3 0
 Yep, they should've went for "remember Senegal" or something like that... but in all seriousness that is strange choice to be honest.
  • 13 0
 @EnduroriderPL: Steven Senegal the greatest martial artist of all times is indeed a good name for the bike...
  • 1 0
 @MtbSince84: mate, he lives in niger...
  • 4 2
 @djbritec: I know. It's the people here who think Niger is an objectionable word, rather than a country, river, etc., who need the lesson.
  • 1 1
 @browner maybe your PB username would've been more appropriate
  • 4 3
 @Spark24: Africa is a continent not a country
  • 3 1
 @stuie321: your sarcasm detector is broken. Please send it to warranty.
  • 3 0
 Will they be allowed to ship these to America?
  • 3 0
 @splsce: .....Swoooosh....
  • 3 0
 @stuie321: ..... Face palm.





Look at my flag
  • 4 0
 Should've called it Nigel
  • 2 0
 @freesportuk: what a decent name. It builds trust. Perfect for an airline pilot. Ladies and gentlemen welxome aboard Brotosh Airways Boeing 787 HMS Victoria, i am Captain Nigel Corothers, we shall fly through interesting cloud formations tonight, buckle up and enjoy your flight. It will be one to remember as the smoothest and fastest!
  • 7 0
 Hello All,

There is a mistake in the review: Our full suspension prototype is called Naja (like the snake).

We will keep you posted when the bike will be ready.
  • 1 0
 @Spark24:

This is good of you to point out as can’t expect all pbers to know more than their A,B,C
  • 41 3
 Pfft... what do the French know about mountain biking?
  • 9 30
flag Sirflyingv (Oct 12, 2019 at 5:17) (Below Threshold)
 How to win Downhill World Cups for example
  • 4 18
flag kosumo (Oct 12, 2019 at 6:32) (Below Threshold)
 @Sirflyingv: Touché!
  • 76 0
 More than the Russians know about sarcasm, apparently.
  • 13 0
 I believe the "GT" model name may be a problem. If it was called the "Specialized" model, the law suit would already be filed.
  • 8 2
 Not after folks at Spec started microdosing...
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns:
#stumpjumper
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Megadosing.
  • 1 0
 @ischiller: Megalodose!
  • 9 0
 Wow. They're really blowing my mind with all the new tech and design features.
  • 8 0
 That full suspension looks like the previous generation stumpy/camber
  • 1 0
 Except I could put a burrito inside my Camber- that was a fun bike!
  • 3 0
 I'm glad to see, finally, a new French brand making some really good bikes. Their road bikes' reviews are pretty good, and their 2 gravel bikes looks versatile and very well made. This new fully is interesting.. but not really exciting. It calls me the Sunn Shaman released 10 years ago.
  • 5 0
 Glad to see origin8 rebranded
  • 2 0
 They didn't rebrand, just the printer cut off half of the last letter.
  • 5 1
 $2,400ish for SLX and decent suspension? If it isn’t a tank color me interested.
  • 5 1
 What, you're serious?
  • 2 0
 The Théoreme gt and gtr can be fit with 100mm or 120mm fork, the GT is more confortable, frame weight 970g and the gtr is more race, rigid. for more information : www.origine-cycles.com/fr-FR/famille-7.html
  • 4 1
 Kind of like Nigeria Gas which Russian owners back then named Nig–Gaz. Different countries different rules...
  • 2 0
 Hello All,

There is a mistake in the review: Our full suspension prototype is called Naja (like the snake).

We will keep you posted when the bike will be ready.
  • 3 0
 That Niger looks eerily like a Titus from back in the day...
  • 1 0
 These folks should team up with Cedric Gracia and the Unic line of clothing.
  • 2 0
 To bad it does not come with Assguy tires.
  • 1 0
 wait....................................Is this a spin off of JB Importers Origin8 house brand?
  • 2 1
 The welds are beautiful...
  • 1 0
 Looks like the current Specialized Epic but with better decals
  • 2 1
 Next model name in their lineup: The Monica
  • 2 2
 another direct sales brand --- thanks LBS's for all your dedication, now go away, let us F up the industry even more.,
  • 1 0
 Looks like a........stumpjumper
  • 1 0
 Looks like a specialized stumpjumper ST 2017
  • 1 0
 My Ori-gine was sore after riding the Niger.
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Stumpy.
  • 2 1
 bit of a seedy name
  • 1 1
 Nice graphics
  • 1 2
 Not very Origine..al.
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