Thus far, all of Polygon’s Collosus full suspension all-mountain/enduro bikes have been full carbon with high end spec. Now, there’s a more affordable version called the Collosus N6. It shares the same 160mm travel and carbon rear end, but pairs it with a new alloy front triangle.
The 140mm T-series, which uses the same suspension layout, will also get a T6 model with alloy frame. Both are spec’d with SLX and Mavic Crossride wheels.
Details and more new bikes below…
A massive headtube junction should keep the front end very stiff.
The floating suspension has a unified rear triangle and separates braking and peddling forces from the movement. It all pivots on Enduro bearings.
Little graphic details give them a higher end look than a blanket gloss paint job would, and they’re adding colors (orange, red, yellow and pink) available as an upgrade option for the carbon N and T series bikes.
The N9 and N9 carbon frames carry over unchanged but do get new spec with the XTR 1×11 group at the top. We covered those in more detail at Sea Otter earlier this year now that they’re coming to the U.S. market.
The Collosus DH8 and DH9 (shown) replace the current models, bringing their downhill bike collection to just two models, both with 27.5″ wheels and 200mm rear wheel travel. They share the same frame, which uses a new carbon rear triangle and alloy front.
Tube shapes are tweaked a little to better match up with the new carbon rear, and it dropped a little weight, too.
Internal cable routing enters through a port on the headtube, keeping all the hoses and cables away from the fork’s stanchions.
Improved floating suspension platform with new slimmer, lighter linkages. The pivots are all in the same places, but the design allows better access to the shock for easier adjustments, and the open triangle upper rocker arm should be stiffer than the old design.
The pivot points are set as wide as possible to further improve lateral stiffness and keep the shock sliding smoothly.
They believe in the performance of alloy, and for consumers it offers a bit more confidence in applications like DH. But, the new carbon fiber rear offers better performance because it’s lighter and stiffer. This bike is showing an early pre-production sample, so it’s not official how much weight the new frames save. But the overall effect is reduced unspring mass throughout the rear end for quicker reacting suspension.
The switch to carbon meant an all-new design for their dropouts. Gone are the open clamps, replaced by a stealthy tooled 12×157 thru axle with inserts that allow you to change the rear-center between 435, 440 and 445 millimeters.
The top of the line DH9 gets Fox suspension, a Kore cockpit, Shimano Saint and E-thirteen wheels. The DH8 gets Rockshox, Zee, Kore and Novatec hubs with Spank Spike rims.
Now offering four different frame sizes, offering 15, 16, 17.5 and 19 inch sizes with shorter rear ends on the two smaller frame sizes.
The new Bend CX is their first cross bike, which debuted at Sea Otter. As we learned, it’s a shared mold frame, but with their own geometry tweaks. It’s a completely carbon frame that’ll ship with Ultegra Di2.
Plenty of tire clearance front and rear, with equal clearance down at the chainstays.
12mm thru axles front and rear.
Cable ports allow for mechanical groups to be used also, and the appropriate cable stops are on the frame for a front derailleur.
An oversize downtube runs through the BB into massive chainstays.
Retail is $3,499 complete with Novatec wheels, Schwalbe tires and an Entity carbon cockpit.