Polygon reveals new enduro bike
Indonesian brand Polygon has stepped up to the plate for 2019, launching an all-alloy long-travel trail bike - the Siskiu N9 - that looks ready to do the business right out of the box.
We have a real soft spot for Polygon
; it's not the first brand to spring to mind when you're looking to update or upgrade, but its value for money and performance is on point.
The company says the Siskiu N9 is built from the ground up to handle the burliest and most rugged trails that Australia has to offer.
An all-new hydroformed 6061 aluminium Boost frame offers 160mm (29in wheel) or 170mm (27.5in wheel) of travel. By using a one-piece linkage system, Polygon has kept the frame weight down while minimising flex. The Boost design means the Polygon can run wide 29mm rims with 2.6in tyres (27.5in wheel) and 2.35in tyres (29in wheel).
Each frame size is paired with the wheel size that best fits the rider. Polygon pairs 29-inch wheels with 18.5-inch and larger bikes, and 27.5-inch wheels for 17.5-inch and smaller bikes.
A SRAM GX Eagle 1 x 12 drivetrain, Descendant crankset, TRP four-pot brakes, EXA Form Drive dropper, Fox 36 Rhythm front air fork and a high-dollar Performance Float DPX2 air shock on the rear makes up the bulk of the spec. The N9 rolls on a pair of wide 29mm ID Entity XL2 tubeless ready wheels and Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres.
The N9 will cost $3899, but it's currently on offer for $3699 on pre-order
. It's only available through bicyclesonline.com.au, who offers a 14-day trial to make sure the Siskiu is the bike for you. Watch out for a full test in MBA!