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Polygon Bikes - Promising Brand

- 3rd Apr 2017

2016 Cyclist's Choice Awards - Special Mention

Polygon. A promising brand that is on the rise globally. Started out in 1989 for the Southeast Asian market only, Polygon has now expanded way beyond its horizon.

Polygon. A promising brand that is on the rise globally. Started out in 1989 for the Southeast Asian market only, Polygon has now expanded way beyond its horizon. Expanding its distribution towards Australia, then Europe in 2011 with a headquarters in Germany and soon in 2014, it has made its way to America.

Polygon Trademark

Manufacturing bikes such as Mountain bikes, Road bikes, Urban bikes, BMX bikes and youth bikes, polygon has basically covered almost all the discipline and usage of the bicycle industry. For a company that has humble beginnings, it has come a long way till what it is today.

In recent years, Polygon has made lots of progress in almost every aspect. The bike they produce, their racing scene and the price point they have catered for all the consumers. For their mountain bikes, their breakthrough bikes are their new DH8, DH9 and their collosus N series. These bikes has indeed proved themselves with race results. Not only that, Polygon has made different breed of mountain bikes to be catered for different riders and usage.  Be it a trail bike, cross country bike, enduro bike or downhill bike, they got it all covered for their consumers. For 2017, Polygon has released a bike whereby not many brands actually make and it has created waves of hype for the mountain bike enthusiasts. The bike that Polygon has made is the Polygon Trid ZZ, a slopestyle mountain bike to take on big air with bmx style tricks. Within each category of mountain bikes, polygon has also made different configurations of them so to suit people of different needs and price point.

For the competitive scene, Polygon has been really active in the mountain bike department. With well known riders such as Sam Reynolds for their slopestyle and Mick Hannah, Tracey Hannah, Andrew Neethling for their downhill team. These are the riders who put their bikes to the test and prove what they are capable of.

Photo Courtesy of www.polygonbikes.com

As for road bikes, they have ventured out to more variations. Not only do they have high end performance road machines, they have also recently ventured out to gravel grinders and touring road bikes for the bike packers. Even for their higher end road bikes, they have made the effort to segregate them out into two series which are the endurance series and performance series so to cater to many different other riders. But of course, within each category, there is a bike to suit everyone.

Helios LT9X RED eTapmodel offers a confident and lightweight machine for a wide variety of road riding.  Photo Courtesy of www.polygonbikes.com

With technology being such a big thing in the industry, Polygon has kept up with the technology game as fast pace as many other major brands. Technologies such as disc brakes on road bikes, and special linkage designs for the full suspension only Polygon has.

With how impressive it is already mentioned above, Polygon has also made their bikes a really value for money package for everyone. For the price one is paying, the specs and kit that comes with the bike, has remained one of the most competitive throughout the years we have seen. One example of how value money their bikes can be are actually their Siskiu mountain bike series. For their full suspension Siskiu series, price actually starts from below a thousand(SGD). There aren’t actually many brands out there that are able to make a competitively specced full suspension mountain bikes under the thousand mark, and this is what Polygon they themselves have achieved for us consumers today.

With its durability and affordable price, what are you waiting for? Gather your fellow bikers down to Rodalink showroom at Jurong East to explore your choice of Polygon today!

Rodalink Jurong East
18 Boon Lay Way 01-98D, Tradehub21 Singapore 609966
http://www.togoparts.com/bike-shop/307/rodalink-jurong-east

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Have your say

  Like the part where they state it is available for pre-order. But they never mentioned the bike is expected to retail at blah blah $..

Skali $10K.. 😄
- F3ND1 , Singapore. 25th Apr 2017 8:25 AM
 Polygon Square ones will be available in SG June. Can preorder now. Their PR team got back to us.

http://www.togoparts.com/news/4143/polygon-bikes-reveals-the-new-square-one-ex-series


- evanleezs , Singapore. 20th Apr 2017 2:54 PM
 Interesting point, Mr Albatross. The positioning of that rear pivot will seem to take the extra pounding on level terrain especially? Difficult to see ideal weight distribution there.
- nasimo_638 , Singapore 640525, Singapore. 19th Apr 2017 12:49 PM
 Design looks nice, but is durability there?

chainstayless bikes seem to be taking off these 2 years pior to the old geometry designs of the commencal meta bikes. Later followed by orange bikes, and now polygon. 

But issue that is skeptical is the rear pivot holding the bottom eye of the rear shock to the upper chainstay of the bike...looks thin..can it bear the weight of the entire rear area of the already chainstayless without buckling?
- albatross , Singapore. 18th Apr 2017 10:20 PM
 I'm subscribed to Polygon's YouTube channel and was among the 200 people to watch its release online.
Utter badass.. If the N9s are already in the $7K region, this has to be an added $1K to the N9s.. With Singapore conditions, I'll stick with the Siskiu D9.. *💘 hahhaa
- F3ND1 , Singapore. 18th Apr 2017 9:45 PM
 Doesn't get anymore bad ass than that evanleezs!
- nasimo_638 , Singapore 640525, Singapore. 18th Apr 2017 7:54 PM
 check this out. Something new from Polygon. Square One.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/polygon-square-one-ex9-and-its-r3act-suspension-where-it-came-from-and-how-it-works-2017.html


- evanleezs , Singapore. 18th Apr 2017 6:22 PM
 
Quote:
"Formerly posted by F3ND1: I know how it feels. I bought a 2017 Xtrada 5 27.5 a month ago after being absent from the biking scene for more than a decade. Those time it was only 26" wheels. I whacked the trails hard and boy did the bike take it well. Even though being a hardtail, it surpassed even some of those renowned brands. Probably gonna get the Siskiu D9 someday but for a long time to come, I'll stroll this baby at Chestnut and get her forks upgraded to air types.. I'll stick with Polygon.."


Good stuff bro. I saw a Polygon Collossus in action while I was huffing and puffing on my own bike. Totally smitten. High end bikes gives you that extra edge at critical times and those high end suspension forks are really just poetry in motion man.
- nasimo_638 , Singapore 640525, Singapore. 18th Apr 2017 5:21 PM
 I know how it feels. I bought a 2017 Xtrada 5 27.5 a month ago after being absent from the biking scene for more than a decade. Those time it was only 26" wheels.

I whacked the trails hard and boy did the bike take it well. Even though being a hardtail, it surpassed even some of those renowned brands.

Probably gonna get the Siskiu D9 someday but for a long time to come, I'll stroll this baby at Chestnut and get her forks upgraded to air types..

I'll stick with Polygon..
- F3ND1 , Singapore. 18th Apr 2017 4:43 PM
 

This is a great introduction for those unfamiliar with Polygon! 

I bought a used Polygon Xtrada 4.0 v2014 off of Carousell on the cheap a year back and thought it was an ideal commute bike for rides on pavements and PCs. I ride to work twice a week with a rear rack and panniers fixed. I even considered changing my tyres to the road specifics.

Just last month I got a guy to service the (all standard) parts and the ride improved. The fork had considerable rust formed so I had a used brandless one (no setting control) fitted for the short term while I source for a suitable replacement.  

Just last Sunday, after much persuasion from a colleague, with a heavy heart and against all hope and expectation, I brought her out for a ride on the Chestnut trails. I don’t know about the bike, but it was my first time ever on trail. On that day, surrounded by the beautiful and exceptionally designed Yetis, Santa Cruzes and Mondrakers, I did something I have never done in my life to an inanimate object... I spoke to my bike. I told her before the hill climb at the Mandai start / finish point, that I had complete trust and confidence in her and myself, and, that if we end the day with her 2 wheels and my life intact, I would consider it to be a successful outing. I needed her as much as she needed me. We needed to work with each other, off each other, give and take where / when needed. WE NEEDED TO BE ONE...

And one we became!!! We negotiated and dealt with the technical trails of the Slider, Grasshopper, Blue Quail, On the Rocks, Gangsa without much difficulty. That front fork ate up every tree root, rock, cement slab the trails had to offer and it is no surprise now that the rubber seals are now coming off!


The braking performance, however, was less than impressive. I had to fully depress the rear brake lever with much effort to attain optimum effect. Due to this limitation, I did what I could to regulate speed and take evasive action when required during the steep down slopes encounters.


What impressed me most that day was: BOY CAN THIS BABY CLIMB!!! The Shimano gear shifters and components fired smooth and swift and above all, the Shcwalbe Smart Sam tyres gave me maximum traction. TRACTION. For the first time, I felt it. I could’ve sworn that I was smiling during the climbs!


That was my first MTB trail experience and I have fallen hard and deep in love with it. The bike’s capability, responsiveness, endurance, also shortcomings played a big part in that. It was only on the trails that one can truly appreciate the purpose and reason for a mountain bike's existence. At least that what I think!


I cannot wait to get back on the trails but I know I’d better get them reliable suspension forks fitted and new brake system installed! Recommendations if any will be much appreciated.


The full spec of my ride can be found here (minus the fork): http://www.polygonbikes.com/ww/bikes/description/2014-xtrada-27.5-4.0-new#spec


I just had to let that out. Thanks for reading. :-)


- nasimo_638 , Singapore 640525, Singapore. 18th Apr 2017 4:09 PM