Polygon is still establishing their brand here in the states, but that hasn’t stopped them from developing a model built specifically for launch in the U.S. market.
The new Collossus N9 bumps things up from the Collossus T8 with more travel, slacker angles and a more capable fork and rear shock. The T8 has 140mm travel, but the new N9 gets 160mm and a one-degree slacker head angle, meaning it’s built for more speed on the downhills. Yes, that all translates to enduro…
It gets a piggy back shock and a Fox 36, upgrades from the standard air shock and Fox 32 used on the trail version. The numbers are 66.3º head angle and 72º seat angle. Claimed weight is “just a hair under 30 pounds” complete as shown here.
The N9 XTR gets a full XTR group, Fox 36 TALAS, an e•thirteen, TRS Race 27.5″ wheels wrapped in Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires, Spank Oozy cockpit, and a Reverb dropper post for $5,999.
Below that are the N9 XX1 (with Fox 34 – $5,799) and N8 XT (Fox 34 – $4,899). Both of these will end up getting a Fox 36 as a running change, but price may change, too.
Polygon started in the U.S. market with trail and all mountain models, leaving their hardtails at home in Indonesia, where all the design, testing, R&D, paint, and installation occur (manufacturing is done in Taiwan). That changes with the Syncline.
They developed the racing hardtail around 27.5″ wheels so it would fit a broader cross section of rider sizes. It also gave them more freedom with tire clearance and the chainstay length, etc.
The premium build is the Syncline 9, which gets a full XTR Di2 group (including the wheels), Ritchey SuperLogic bar and stem, and Schwalbe tires for $6,199.
The Bend CX is an open mold frame that’s been tweaked to incorporate their own geometry. It was introduced at Eurobike last fall, but is now in the U.S. market at a good deal. It’s a hydraulic disc brake equipped carbon fiber race-ready cyclocross bike that gets thru axles front and rear, Ultegra Di2, Novatec wheels, and an Entity carbon cockpit. Retail is just $3,499.