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SOC15: Polygon brings enduro-ready Collossus N9 to USA, plus new 27.5 race hardtail & Bend CX bike

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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von.kruiser
von.kruiser
7 years ago

The FS model looks like it might flex w/ such a long unsupported SS. However, I’m no engineer and just an observation and it might ride nice. Yes both frames are a little odd looking to me but someone I’m sure will like them. Good luck guys and hope your sales do well in the U.S. market.

dan
dan
7 years ago

Does anyone proofread this stuff before it goes out?

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
7 years ago

more rumors less facts, pls.

GJ
GJ
7 years ago

Are they going to bring a nice lookIng rig to the U.S., or just go outta business now?

Ripnshread
Ripnshread
7 years ago

If they would connect the SS and CS and flipped the shock over, those seals are gravity fed, it might look like a Yeti…but yea that’s somehow really really nasty looking…idk exactly why …

Craig
Craig
7 years ago

Probably the ugliest full suspension bike I’ve seen in a while.

bike
bike
7 years ago

Sweet ride. So pretty. Does polygon mean probably gone?

Andy
Andy
7 years ago

@von.kruiser
The full sus bike has a VPP linkage. The seat stay is a 1-piece triangle, the brace is on the other side so it’s hard to see.

That hard tail is the best I’ve seen in a while. Batman would endorse this.

RickyBob
RickyBob
7 years ago

Hey bikerumor- Why you sensor my comments? Might have to delete Craig’s comment too seeing how we said the same thing.

I’ll say it again… That bike is butt ugly!

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