Introducing the Polygon Colossus N9. All mountain riders and enduro racers step to the front of the line, your ride is here.
Polygon spare no expenses in designing this new frame and it was extensively tested by UR Polygon Team, racing the EWS (Enduro World Series). The full Toray Carbon frame is both lightweight and solid, in a clear attempt to reduce rider fatigue, improve frame stiffness and allowing you to build a super light Enduro machine. Equipped with Polygon's FS3 suspension system, the Floating Suspension reads the terains and adapts to it, freeing you to focus on what's ahead of you.
The heart of the N9 is the FS3 Suspension System. The brain child of the Polygon Global Development Programme and currently ridden by the Polygon UR Team, FS3 is a refined floating pivot design that separates the suspension from pedal and braking forces to maintain traction and control over any terrain. A Fox Float X CTD shock with custom valving takes full advantage of the FS3 floating pivot design and a Fox 36 Talas CTD Factory with Kashima coating and Tapered steerer completes this race machine's suspension set up on the front.
The N9 drivetrain is powered by either a complete SRAM XX1 11-speed groupset, or by a Shimano XTR 1x11 groupset. With a SRAM drivetrain, the simplicity of the single ring, allied to a massive 10-42 cassette, allows the N9 to achieve a gearing range that's similar to a traditional double chainring drivetrain, without the need for a front derailleur. The Shimano XTR version of this bike runs a 10-42 XT cassette.
Both the SRAM and Shimano models feature Shimano brakes, known for their relenteless braking power, modulation and feel, so essential on an Enduro bike. The Shimano model uses XTR brakes, while the SRAM version uses XT brakes.
On the wheel department, we welcome the addition of the e13 TRS Race wheelset with its carbon hubs, 6 degree engagement point, quad-butted stainless steel spokes, stiffer tubeless rims and a massive 23.4mm internal rim width. These wheels sound fast from the moment you ge them to spin and hear all 60 engagement points clicking in.
Check out the recent review of the N9 by Flow Mountain Bike here