My sponsor shop sells them as a value line. Nice bikes, good value. Asian open source molds, like many brands, but finished well at a good price. IMHO, not a dream bike, but race successfully at many levels and won't hold you back in any way.
Hey guys. I'm the creative manager at Blue. Just to reply to some of the comments and questions...
We don't use open source molds. We do all of our own CAD design, production oversight and graphic work from Blue headquarters. Yes, we do manufacture in Asia, and in fact within the very same factory as much of the "high end" Euro brands.
We've used hi-mod carbon from our beginnings in 2004 and went to monocoque designs starting in 2009. We didn't discontinue the lugged RC series of frames until the 2010 model year when the Axino replaced the final RC8 model. Now we utilize some form of monocoque construction on all of our carbon frames.
In regards to price, it's easy to compare us to another brand's offering based on price alone. However, then you should look at the part spec. Not every time, but in most cases we're heads-on or better. Ultimately, though, despite what we set as MSRP, final out-the-door price is dictated by the dealer.
It would be BS for me, even as a representative of Blue to say "I believe we make the best bikes- blah, blah, blah..." because we all know there just isn't such thing one singular "BEST" bike brand out there. What is true is that the exact same, perfectly identical bike can be ridden by many people, many times over, and you're going to get a wide array of opinions. However, I'll simply and sincerely say this... We make a great product with highly competitive performance, quality, value and price compared to everything else the market has to offer. Just ride one of our bikes/frames and decide for yourself. I hope you like what we offer, but we (Blue) know our bikes aren't for everybody.