Inside we take a look at products from Polygon, Magua, and Cam Zink’s YT Jeffsy.
Polygon Bikes have been hard at work developing bikes and they continue to refine and improve their bikes through rider feedback and their professional teams. The Polygon UR team has had some good results to back up their designs. Polygon is able to offer quality bikes at a good price which is what many consumers appreciate at the end of the day.
The Colossus DH9 features an aluminum front triangle, carbon upper linkage, and a carbon rear triangle.
The tubing has been lightened and the Colossus offers 203mm of travel.
The rear shock mount has a flip chip to provide adjustable geometry. Frame options are available starting at a mere $1,999. Full builds start at $3999 with the DH9 pictured here ringing in at $7,499.
The XQuarone EX is a Polygon’s carbon fiber Enduro bike. The suspension platform is not like your typical bike and is called NAILD R3ACT 2Play Suspension System.
“The NAILD suspension design works in conjunction with Polygon’s frame construction to give a ride unlike anything else. The bike is designed to have a short rear end for tackling technical terrain and to provide quick cornering. Equipped with the elevated chainstay that is unique to the NAILD R3ACT- 2Play Suspension System, XQUARONE EX 9 acts as an extension of rider’s movement. XQUARONE EX helps riders get more speed and extends their riding range. XQUARONE bikes are able to move over obstacles quicker which improves lap times, reduces rider fatigue and increases on trail confidence. The XQUARONE EX9 is built around 27.5 wheels and features a full ACX carbon frame with 180mm suspension travel.”
Complete XQuarone EX bikes start at $6,799 and there are framesets also available.
The Siskiu T is their trail bike and is avaialbe in a T7 and T8 build spec. 29er or 27.5 options as well. Starting at a mere $1,899.
“The Siskiu T8 is built around a new lightweight, hydroformed 6061 aluminium Boost frame and longer 140mm (29er) / 150mm (27.5?) travel. By utilising a one piece linkage system, the frame weight is kept to a minimum whilst reinforcing high-stress areas and reducing flex under heavy loads. The rear swing triangle also features a unibody pivot bridge that stiffens the rear wheel and provides you a lot more control when exiting high-speed corners and negotiating rock gardens. The Boost design means that the Siskiu T now comes with wide 29mm rims with 2.6? tyres (27.5? wheel) and 2.35? tyres (29? wheel). The frame is finished off with a tapered headset, rear thru axle, and internal routing for gears, brakes and 150mm dropper post. If you’re looking for a bike to do it all with killer style and a dependable, high quality, trail ready components list, then the Siskiu T8 is the bike for you.”
Their new Entiat electric bike was also on display and is Polygon’s first e-Mtb offering. The Entiat bike is a hardtail and leverages Shimano’s e-Mtb system with plus sized tires. Look out for more details on this bike soon!
Cam Zink’s YT Jeffsy
We snapped a few pictures of Cam Zink’s YT Jeffsy at Sea Otter. He’s running a variety of Shimano, FOX, Deity, Michelin, SDG, and Sensus components on his bike.
Throwing a bar spin is much easier on his bike with his top cap setup on top of the Deity Copperhead stem.
He’s got custom decals on his FOX 36 fork and custom Zink lazer etched hubs.
Magura brakes are made in Germany and utilize their Magura Blood Mineral Oil fluid. Magura offers a variety of color options for their brakes to help you customize them in addition to a HC Carbon Lever Blade (10mm shorter, wide 16mm contact area, 1 finger, 26g lighter) and HC3 lever blade developed with Danny MacAskill. HC 1 levers are compatible with MT6, MT7, MT8, and MT Trail Carbon.
The Magura MT6 has an elegant look to it without breaking the bank. It features a one piece 2 piston caliper in a lightweight system (225g claimed).
Moving up the food chain to the MT8 Carbon / SL is ideal for XC/marathon riders. This is a lightweight (200g claimed) powerful 2 piston brake .
The MT Trail is available in a carbon trim or sport model and is desigend for trail bike rider looking for more power in their brakes. The carbon below features a cabon lever with 4 piston font brakes and 2 piston rear caliper. (235g claimed)
The MT7 HC features a 1 finger lever, features an adjustable bite point adjustment and 4 piston braking power. 255g claimed weight.