18 April 2014
Polygon Colossus N9 Enduro
Fresh out of Sea Otter 2014: The Polygon Colossus N9 Enduro Bike made it's first official appearance to the world. There has been rumours about a carbon enduro bike from Polygon for a while now but seeing it being introduced officially still give many mountain bikers the thrill. And a whole new level of discussions and speculations. The hype does not come as a surprise to those who are aware that this bike will be Jamie Nicoll of Hutchinson UR's weapon of choice for the Enduro World Series 2014 Season.
So what's the deal with the Colossus N9 Enduro?
In a nutshell, this is an enduro specific machine that's designed to climb and then descend fast! It's frame is full carbon monocoque with the exception of its linkages. For 2014, Polygon will be adopting the FS3 suspension platform – an improved version of their highly effective floating pivot system – for most of their bikes. The Colossus N9 Enduro is a 27.5 inch wheel, 160 mm bike with a slack 66.3 degree head angle, 72 degree seat angle, short 43.1mm chainstay and 12mm E-Thru Axle. (All the formulas for a responsive enduro bike that can shred the trail or track on the descend?)
Other noteworthy features of the bike includes a unique frame design that's built tough (3.14 kg), internal cable routing and a very unique yet slick looking rear dropout design. The top of the line model of the Colossus N9 Enduro will be matched with Fox 34 Talas CTD Fork and Fox Float X Rear Shock, E13 TR5 Carbon Race Wheels and SRAM XX1 drivetrain. (Specifications subject to change for Asia shipment, please check with local distributor Rodalink Singapore for details)
This beast will land in Singapore and the rest of Asia from May 2014 onwards. Stay tuned for the a more detailed wrecking crew review.
For more information and early bird reservations, contact Rodalink outlets or visit www.rodalink.com
Photos: Used with permission from Rodalink and Polytgon