John Neugent at Neuvation Cycling puts his brand on frames made by Trigon, a top fab shop in Taiwan. Trigon makes frames for a number of truly top brands -- including, for example, Pinarello.
I'm pretty psyched about the new Neuvation FC600. He's finally offering this bike in the adult size of 62 cm. Neugent is also advertising a taller head tube, a design change intended to fit the normal cyclist. According to his daily missive:
"This is a bike that is long overdue. It is very similar to the FC500 (our top of the line bike) but has a taller head tube. Over 95% of the bike fits we do result in handlebar heights that are as high as we can get them. This not only gives you higher bar height positions but also allows you to have a lower stem position on the fork. These are all set up with the newest in 11 speed components and Neuvation 11 speed wheels (see more info below)."
In exchange for less than exciting graphics Neuvation lets you pick up a top end ride for much less than a mainstream brand. For example, a Sram Red 11-speed build comes in at less than $4000. Ultegra 6800 11-speed for $2600.
With a FC100 build you can get the Sram 11-speed for more like $2700. I had one of those frames in my possession for a few weeks due to a shipping glitch on Neuvation's end. It's a very nice looking setup -- carbon tubing with aluminum lugs.
That's not much more than a self build using components from Merlin ($1300 for 2013 Sram Red 10-speed) and a $495 closeout price on the FC100 frameset.