Polygon is well known for manufacturing not only their own brand but also producing bikes for a multitude of other brands. In doing so they are able to draw on all the best concepts and technologies and put them into their own Polygon range.
This year Polygon has upgraded the Premier 5 frame to a lighter weight, hydroformed Alutech Sport XC frame which was also used on the previous year higher spec Xtrada models. A new curved and hydroformed aluminium top tube reduces weight and gives the bike a more refined presence. The gear cables are now routed inside the frame and feature end-to-end outer cables, this makes the Premier frame more appealing to the eye and also dramatically reduces the servicing period as gear cables are protected from the elements. Additionally, the frame features rack mounts which allow you to easily attach racks or a baby seat.
The Premier series utilises Polygon's new Wheel Fit Size System whereby each frame size is paired with the wheel size that best fits the rider and sets them up for optimal efficiency and power transfer. We pair 29˝ wheels with 18.5˝ and larger bikes, and more proportional, better-fitting 27.5˝ wheels for 17.5˝ and smaller bikes.
The Suntour XCM fork features oversized stanchions and 120mm of damped travel. When the trail or road smooths out, there is also a new Hydraulic Speed Lockout lever to stop the fork from compressing and ensures the bike can also perform as an efficient commuter.
Beautifully balancing performance and durability, the Polygon Premier 5 uses a Shimano Acera drivetrain to deliver 27 Speeds, capable of tackling even the steepest of hills. A direct mount derailleur provides added strength protecting the derailleur from bending if hit by a rock or stump on the trail. Upgraded Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes provide industry-leading braking power, especially in wet and muddy conditions. Completing this bike, the Premier 5 rolls on a set of alloy double wall rims with premium branded Shimano alloy hubs.
It’s this combination of all of these durable components that ensure the bike remains a true performer for years to come, whether it’s on rough trails, or for those trips down to park or beach.