POLYGON COLLOSUS N8
THE ENDURO BIKE THAT PACKS
VALUE AND SUITS EVERYONE
Some time back, we had a review on the Polygon Collosus T8. The T8 is what we would describe as a trail bike that can do beyond its intended purpose. We decide to revisit the Collosus family and check out the bigger brother N8 this time. The purpose of the review – to end this "sibling rivalry" between the Collosus N's and the T's once and for all.
With all the rage on Enduro in recent times, it is almost a no-brainer to always go for the Enduro bike in any bike model range. We hear you ask: "What's not to like about an Enduro bike when it could climb efficiently and descent with speed & style?" That really sounds like the ultimate deal sealer attribute when it comes to selecting a bike. But ultimately, riding a suitable bike goes beyond it's catalog product description. Are you (yes, YOU) more suited with what the catalog recommended? Or should you read between the lines? Could the "butts" give us a better overall picture than the catalog? Read on as we put the same few "butts" that had ridden the T8, at the same trails, on the N8 for this review.
FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE COLLOSUS N8
The Polygon Collosus T and N series is regarded as the timely pinnacle of Polygon's research since their launch. There's this new age frame design, their first venture into carbon mountain bike frames and the FS3 – an improvement from their older floating pivot design that isolates pedaling and braking from the suspension.
The Collosus N series was designed with the usual enduro objectives – to climb up tough climbs and flow down technical descents while always being in control. From the catalog, the N8 features a 6.3” travel ACX Advance carbon Enduro frame (FOX X Float Factory with Kashima coat rear shock), FS3 floating pivot design, full Shimano Deore XT 11 Speed group set, 160 mm FOX 36 Talas Factory with Kashima coat fork, Spank Oozy EVO wheelset with Schwalbe Hans Dampf tyres and Kore Mega handlebar and Kore Cubix stem.
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