Polygon brings the Collosus N9 and T8 to the US direct to consumers

27.5 29er All Mountain Trail Enduro Sea Otter Classic

Polygon is an Indonesian brand that does much of their own manufacturing, assembly and distribution and builds many different categories of bikes. Outside of the US, their bikes have been readily available for years. Polygon bikes have been most visible to US bikers as the ride of choice for the popular Hutchinson United Ride team including Austra­lian National Champions Mick and Tracy Hannah and with freerider Sam Reynolds. For 2014, Polygon has also recently signed Jamie Nicoll and Aurélien Gior­danengo to their team and they will be riding the new Collosus N9’s on the 2014 Enduro World Series.

Polygon Collosus N9

The Collosus N9 was tested by the Hutchinson United Ride Team and the N9 features an all new full carbon monocoque mainframe and triangulated rear with enduro-oriented geometry rolling on 27.5″ wheels. The FS3 suspension platform is the latest version (improved upon last year’s FS2 design) that features a floating pivot type system. The Collosus N9 has 160mm of travel and like many designs, seeks to separate suspension action from chain and brake forces to maintain traction and control. The frame uses Enduro Max pivots, 12mm thru axle and short 431mm stays. The stays visually look much longer due to the distinctive shape used.

The Polygon Collosus N9 features:

  • 27.5” e*13 TR5 race wheels
  • SRAM XX1 1×11 drivetrain
  • Shimano XT brakes
  • Custom valved Fox Float X CTD with trail adjust and Kashima coat
  • Fox Talas 34 CTD remote and Kashima coat
  • Spank Oozy cockpit
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper seat post
  • All internal cable routing including dropper post
  • Tapered headtube
  • ISCG ‘05 tabs
  • 12mm E-thru rear axle
  • Fizik Gobi XM saddle

The Polygon Collosus N9 is available in 4 sizes (SM – 15.5″, MD – 17″, LG – 18.5″, XL-20″) and one color: Black Satin. Claimed weights are 6.9 lbs for the frame only and 30.29 for the full bike. The MSRP is $5799.00 (plus shipping) and it is available online, direct to your door right now.

Polygon Collosus T8

Like the N9, the Collosus T8 features a full carbon monocoque mainframe and triangulated rear with enduro-oriented geometry rolling on 27.5″ wheels and the same FS3 suspension design, but with 140mm of travel. The Collosus T8 has many of the same features as the N9 but at a much lower MSRP to boot.

The Polygon Collosus T8 features:

  • 27.5” Spank Oozy Evo wheels
  • Shimano XT 2×10 drivetrain
  • Custom valved Fox Float CTD with trail adjust and Kashima coat
  • Fox Talas 32 CTD remote and Kashima coat
  • Spank Oozy cockpit
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper seat post
  • All internal cable routing including dropper post
  • Tapered headtube
  • ISCG ‘05 tabs
  • e*13 TRS Dual chain guide
  • 12mm E-thru rear axle

The Polygon Collosus T8 is available in 4 sizes (SM – 16″, MD – 17.23″, LG – 18.7″, XL-20″) and one color: Black Satin. Claimed weights are 6.3 lbs for the frame only and 30.56 for the full bike. The MSRP is $4499.00 (plus shipping) and it is available online, direct to your door right now.

About Polygon Bicycles

The name “Polygon” was chosen since it means “many-sided” and they feel that this “reflects the many sides of our capabilities and design expertise.” The third model that Polygon will be releasing later to the US market will be their 29er hardtail carbon bike, that is known as the Cozmic, but will be renamed (to avoid potential naming rights issues) to something else. Future plans also call for frame only options and a DH bike (something very similar to what the team is running). Polygon will also be releasing a brand new model at Eurobike later this year. They make an extensive line of road bikes, but those will not be available until later.

For more information: www.polygonbikes.us

Polygon brings the Collosus N9 and T8 to the US direct to consumers Gallery
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Polygon Collosus N9 - right front top

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Polygon Collosus T8 - profile

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Polygon Collosus N9 - enduro bike

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Polygon Collosus N9 - headtube junction

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Polygon Collosus N9 - linkage

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Polygon Collosus N9 - rear drop out

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Polygon Collosus N9 - seattube

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Polygon Collosus N9 - right front

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Polygon Collosus N9 - left front top

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Polygon Collosus N9 - rear angle

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Polygon Collosus N9 - geometry chart

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Polygon Collosus T8 - trail bike

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Polygon Collosus T8 - front triangle

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Polygon Collosus T8 - headtube and headbadge

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Polygon Collosus T8 - distinctive rear seat stays

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Polygon Collosus T8 - shock mount/linkage

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Polygon Collosus T8 - rear stays

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Polygon Collosus T8 - linkage

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Polygon Collosus T8 - right front

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Polygon Collosus T8 - right front top

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Polygon Collosus T8 - left front

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Polygon Collosus T8 - rear angle

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Polygon Collosus T8 - geometry chart

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Polygon Cozmic - carbon 29er hardtail

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Polygon Cozmic - front

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Polygon Cozmic - rear stays

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Polygon Cozmic - seat tube

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  • David says:

    It looks like this bike is trying very hard to look different. It succeeds in that regard, but I keep asking a question. Why?

  • Pegleg says:

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but… why so heavy? Carbon frame and wheels, fairly high-end parts kit… where’s all the weight coming from? Not that it’s a pig, but I’d expect a full-carbon rig with a good kit on it to be less than 30lbs.

    • Polygonbikes.us says:

      These bikes are designed to take the abuse of a season or two of racing on the Eduro World Series. We wanted a bike that would take a pounding and keep on going.

  • Marko says:

    Agreed, with the components on that bike you’d expect it to weigh about 1.5-2 lbs less even though the frame itself weighs about the same as most alloy frames in its category.

  • andry says:

    it looks interesting, I woud like to try one.
    It is built for hardcore enduro, that is why over 30 lbs, not that heavy actually. I would built it more for trail, could be around 28 lbs.
    how much weight is the e13 carbon wheelset?
    Frame only is 6.9 lbs for N9, and 6.3lbs for T8, the ibis mojo HDR is around 6 lbs and SC Bronson frame is 5.3 lbs.

  • Gregg Kato says:

    Hey All,
    There has been a correction to this story. The wheels on the N9 are NOT carbon. The info that is currently showing on Polygon’s US website is not accurate.

  • kindman says:

    high weight usually reflects poor engineering (quoted from “Road and Track” car magazine about 30 years ago). aesthetics are nonexistent here and distribution model
    is not sustainable, but what do I know

  • Ian says:

    My 2013 Giant Trance 29 frame weighs 5.89lbs in aluminum. The Colossus here in carbon is a full pound heavier? I acknowledge they are very different bikes… BUT this tells me Polygon still has some work to do before they are competitive in the US market.

  • Doug Marbourg says:

    You guy’s are missing one of the best points: The price. At under $6k with a top shelf kit, Any other full carbon rig with top-shelf parts are pushing $10 – $11K.

    Short stays, good geo’ numbers and maybe a bit portly at 30lbs but heck, 2lbs for 4 grand? Not on my watch.

    The bigger question I have isn’t about 2 lbs, but rather a comprehensive ride review. This could be the start of direct to US suppliers realizing the fleecing we’re taking on pricing for quality rides. Let’s hope the trend of lower price for high quality continues!

    • Polygonbikes.us says:

      There are several media outlets that currently have bikes and are doing comprehensive ride reviews.

  • Luis says:

    More than weight, which for an enduro machine is not that bad, I am more concerned about the rear stiffness. That long arm on the upper part of the rear triangle looks pretty flexy. Aesthetics are important but they do not win races nor make your ride safer, a flexy rear can put you in danger on a technical descent at high speed, and it will definitely drag you down during a race. So regardless of this bike being directed to racers or enduro enthusiasts, you want a solid rock rear triangle. Looking forward to a full review on this rig… Cheers.

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