Polygon's high-end, high-performance Helios 800 road bike just got a performance boost. Introducing the Helios 800X Di2 Ultegra model. In previous models, Polygon utilised monocoque construction for the frame, utilising the highly regarded T700 carbon filaments. For 2012 Polygon whilst the frame looks very similar, however the way the bike is constructed is very different. The frame now uses tube to tube construction with Mitsubishi Rayon filaments. Mitsubishi make better prefrabicated tubes, where as Toray specialise in filament production, so the result? Well it saves the precious weight in the frame. The Shimano Ultegra Di2 ups the ante in terms of shifting performance. Shimano's Ultegra Di2 shifting system is fast and accurate, smooth and consistent and engineered to be highly durable and dependable. Whether you pedal for fun, fitness or competition, you'll appreciate the top-level performance the 800X Di2 Ultegra delivers.
The wheelset has been matched to the Di2 groupset, being Shimano's latest tubeless offering the WH-6700-G Ultegra. The ability to run tubeless reduces the reciprocating mass, which is ultimately where it counts.
Furthermore, this bike is set up with Ritchey WCS carbon stem, handlebar and seatpost, as well as a Fizik Arione saddle for efficient and comfortable power transfer. With a setup like this, I think its fair to say that black is the new fast!
Bicycling Australia Magazine review of the Polygon Helios 800X Road Bike - Please note that there are some errors in the article; the bike actually comes with a 5 year warranty on the frame and 2 year warranty on parts (not 12 months as stated in the review), and the correct specifications are listed in the table below.
Check out the below video for full details of this bike:
Advanced Carbon Technology (ACT) SL - rigid full carbon fork
Full Shimano ULTEGRA Di2 groupset
FSA Orbit head set
Ritchey WCS carbon handle bar and stem
Shimano Ultegra UST (tubeless) Wheelset
Shimano BB91 press fit bottom bracket
Weight = 7.3kg (54cm frame)
5 Year Warranty on frame
2 Year Warranty on parts
*pedals not included
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TREK MADONE 5.9 ($4,999 with Shimano Ultegra Di2)
Giant TCR Advanced 0 ($3,999 with Shimano Ultegra Di2)
GIANT TCR Advanced 0
ACT SL CARBON RACING
Advanced composite, TCR geometry
ACT SL CARBON RIGID
Advanced composite with composite OverDrive 2 steerer
RITCHEY WCS CARBON EVO CURVE
Giant Contact 31.8
RITCHEY WCS C260 CARBON MATRIX 84/6
Giant Contact OverDrive2
FSA ORBIT C-33 NO.44/CF
FIZIK ARIONE w/K:IUM RAIL
Fi’zi:k Arione w/Manganese rail
RITCHEY WCS 1B CARBON
Giant Vector Aero 3k Composite w/2 position offset
SHIMANO ULTEGRA FC-6700 53/39T
Shimano Ultegra 39x53T
SHIMANO PRESSFIT BB SM-BB91-41B
Shimano Dura-Ace, press fit
SHIMANO ULTEGRA CN-6701
SHIMANO ULTEGRA CS-6700 11-25T
Shimano Ultegra 10sp. 11-25T
SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2 ST-6770
Shimano Ultegra DI2
SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2 FD-6770-F BRAZE ON TYPE
Shimano Ultegra DI2
SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2 RD-6770
Shimano Ultegra DI2
SHIMANO ULTEGRA BR-6700
SCHWALBE ULTREMO ZX 700X23C
SHIMANO WH-6700-G UST
$2,698 (inc FREE Shipping)
HEAD TUBE ANGLE
HEAD TUBE LENGTH in mm
HEAD TUBE DIAMETER in mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE
SEAT TUBE LENGTH (C-T) in mm
TOP TUBE ACTUAL in mm
TOP TUBE EFFECTIVE in mm
FRONT CENTER (FC) in mm
REAR CENTER (RC) in mm
BB HEIGHT (BB DROP/ RISE)
REAR WHEEL AXLE in mm
SEAT POST SIZE in mm
Road frames are measured in cm, and the recommended heights are listed below.
Seat Tube length
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Once your order is placed, we will ship the bike the following business day. Once your bike has been dispatched you will be issued a consignment number which you can use to track your parcel at www.directfreight.com.au. For estimated shipping times, click here.
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14 Day Test Ride
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Free Pro Build valued at $99
All of our bicycles come with a Free Pro Build valued at $99. This means that your bicycle will be pre built by our professional mechanics here in our Australian warehouse. For your convenience, safety and comfort all our bikes are fully assembled and test ridden prior to delivery. The bike is then packaged back into a box for secure shipment.
When your bike arrives, all you have to attach is the front wheel, handlebar and pedals, everything else has been done – the headset has been adjusted, wheels trued, pedals and seat post greased, brakes and gears calibrated, even the tyres have been pumped up to the correct pressure.
Most companies simply sell you the bike as it comes from the factory, which will require significant know-how to get your bike on the road. Currently we are the only Australian company providing this service, and have the 14 day test ride to back it up.
All the tools required are included with the bike. Please note that pedals are not included with the bike, the video is simply a demonstration of how to install them.
If you are unsure of how to assemble this bike after viewing the instruction videos above, we recommend you ask for help from someone with knowledge of how to use basic hand tools.
Please note, that all bicycles whether purchased online or instore, are mechanical devices and need to be serviced regularly to ensure proper functioning.
All Polygon bicycles are backed by a 5 year factory warranty on frames and a 2 year supplier warranty on parts.
Warranty is valid only for bicycle that has been properly and well-maintained under the following conditions:
All damaged or fractured or broken frame / fork / component which was caused by manufacturing or assembling error in factory.
Non functioning mechanism caused by manufacturing error in factory.
Warranty is NOT valid for:
Incorrect assembly, i.e pedals installed in the wrong crank arm.
Normal degradation caused by frequent use, such as degrading brake shoe, deflated tire, etc
Surface defects, such as stained, marred, defaced, etc
Damaged caused by misuse or accident
Other damages which are not caused by factory error
Bicycle which has been sold to other party
Bicycle used in commercial, such as rented
Bicycle which has not been well-maintained
For any damages which is guaranteed by Polygon as the first condition above, Polygon will repair or replace damaged frame / fork / component with the one of the same brand or similar.
Warranty is valid for all Polygon bicycles to the original owner only, by showing the purchase invoice.
Polygon was established in 1989 as the factory brand of Insera Sena. Insera Sena is one of the largest bicycle manufacturers, producing in excess of 700 000 bicycles a year. As a major OEM (original equipment manufacturer) they produce bikes for many of the world's premier bike brands, including many of Australia's best selling brands.
Their in-house research and development team, combined with their professional race teams have kept them on the forefront of bicycle technology. Polygon bikes have been the choice of riders in the Olympics, the UCI Continental Tour and numerous international and national championships.
So whilst Polygon is new to Australia, their creditials speak for themselves, see more in our news section or see www.polygoncycle.com.
Excellent value for money.
Posted by Mark Dawson on 31st Mar 2013
Please note my comments are that of a casual rider, I am not even a member of a cycling club. I got back into cycling last year to get fit after a 20 year break - back when most bikes had a heavy steel frame.
Initially I purchased a “brand name” aluminium hybrid bike from my LBS and was pleasantly surprised at how light it was and the ease it could be ridden fast. However I wanted a little more speed and started investigating road bikes. Horrified by the prices of road bikes at my LBS, I was amazed at the excellent value of the Polygon Helios 800X when I came across it at Bicyclesonline.com.au.
I was a little worried that a lightweight carbon fibre frame will be flimsy but my first ride dispelled those fears. It was easy to ride at high speed for some distance and climbing hills was no problem. The Ultegra Di2 shift works beautifully and the bike handles nicely. It is easily the best bike I have ridden.
Ease to use website when ordering.
The bike is a quality product, a nicely finished frame fitted with quality components.
Bicyclesonline.com.au price, excellent value for money.
Bicyclesonline.com.au after sales service.
The courier tracking did not work (the fault was with the courier not Bicyclesonline.com.au).
The rear derailleur hanger was bent in transport (fixed by Bicyclesonline.com.au thus the good after sales service).
The main chain link rivet was not pressed together fully so the link was riding on top of the rear sprocket and jumping in two gears (I fixed this myself with a Zinn road bike manual and an Aldi chain link tool).
No bell supplied (a legal requirement if you want to ride on public roads and bikepaths).
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jan 2013
This bike has not disappointed, superb to ride, very fast and very light - very sleek and quality that will last a very long time. Very happy
Love this bike...Polygon 800X with Ultegra di2...
Posted by Peter on 15th Jul 2012
Ordered 8Jul12 and delivered, almost ready to go, Adelaide 11Jul12. The battery recharger Aussie connnection was missing...grrrr... Was pleased to find tubes already in the Ultegra tubeless wheelset...too many 3-corner jacks where I ride for tubeless...