The Polygon Heist 5.0 is one the most popular hybrid bikes in Australia and has been used by thousands of riders around the country ranging from weekend rides around the local fire trail to long distance touring. Now, in its 6th generation, the Polygon Heist 5.0 continues to embrace its adventurous spirit heritage with a series of improvements designed to help you explore the outdoors on two wheels.
This new version now comes equipped with semi-knobby tyres and an improved front suspension fork boosting its light off-road credibility and improving rider comfort. The Suntour NCX is a trekking specific suspension fork. The travel is kept to an optimum 63mm, and the lowers are made from magnesium all engineered to keep the fork weight to a minimum. With the addition of a lockout lever, you will maintain efficiency whilst riding on paved roads or during steep ascents. The new Schwalbe Smart Sam 29 inch tyres are ideal for riders who are looking for a commuting bike on weekdays but also want to extend their riding terrain to rail trails, hard pack dirt roads or even on local bush fire roads.
The drivetrain has been updated to the latest Shimano Deore T6000 series, which now is fully optimized for touring and commuting bikes. It features 30 gears at your disposal, giving you ample range for any situation you might, or might not, have planned for. Hailed as Shimano's best value performance groupset, Shimano Deore provides a superb blend of durability, performance and also helps to keep the bike weight down when the hill points up.
To keep things in control, the Heist 5.0 comes equipped with Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes, delivering unprecedented stopping power and modulation on a bike at this price point. Hydraulic disc brakes are an amazing upgrade to have on any bike as it removes the need to pull hard on the brake levers to achieve the desired braking power. Maximum power is easily controlled with minimal input at the levers – allowing you to focus on the road ahead rather than worrying about whether you are going to stop in time or potentially lock up the wheels.
Finishing off the Polygon Heist 5.0 is a suite of quality and lightweight Entity alloy bars, stem and seatpost. The wheels are double wall alloy rims which provide added strength and durability. The gear cables now run inside the frame for a clean look and alloy pedals are included with the bike.
See the video below for last year's Polygon Heist 5.0. The video for this new bike will be out soon.