2016 Polygon Helios C3.0 Shimano Sora 3500 Road Bike

Or 6 x $116.50 Per Month
$699.00
Global RRP: $999.00
(You Save $300.00)


The Polygon Helios C3.0 is the second in line for the 2016 endurance road bikes and encompasses a number of nice upgrades from the Strattos S2 road bike. This bike demonstrates an attention to detail and level of craftsmanship unexpected at this price point and is an absolute joy to ride.

It all starts with the upgraded frame and fork which is lighter than the Strattos frame. Polygon’s decision to invest in an accomplished light weight alloy frame and utilising it throughout the entire "C" endurance alloy road bike range means that, even on entry level build bikes, you are riding a frame that is as good as it can possibly be. Hydroformed tube shaping, clean hand made welds and super light ALX 6061 alloy translates into performance, light handling and all day comfort. Furthermore, this bike comes with a full carbon fibre fork and steerer which absorbs the vibrations of the road much better than alloy and keeps the front end of the bike light weight and extra stiff.

The Helios C3.0 drivetrain is powered by an 18 speed full Shimano Sora 3500 groupset including front and rear deraleurs, brakes, shifters and even the crankset. Sora has enjoyed significant improvements in recent years and has benefited from trickled down technology from top tier Shimano groupsets. A good example of this is the ergonomics have now been vastly improved on the grips and have fully integrated gear shifters to improve shifting efficiency. The new Shimano Sora compact crank also gives you plenty of gearing to go fast on the flats or spin up the hills.

The bike is outfitted with a pair of  unyielding Araya AR-713 wheels wrapped with german Schwalbe Lugano 700x25c tyres for added control and comfort. All of these features rolled up into one bike makes it easy to see why the C3.0 is one of Polygon's best sellers year after year.

 

Key Features

  • ALX Endurance Alloy Frame (internally routed)
  • ALX Endurance Carbon Fork and tapered carbon steerer
  • Shimano Sora groupset - 18 Speed
  • Entity Sport alloy handlebar and stem
  • Araya AR-713 Clincher wheel set with Schwalbe Lugano 700x25C tyres
  • Entity Flux Saddle
  • Weight 9.8kg (large frame, including pedals)
  • LIFETIME Warranty on frame
  • Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts

MODEL NAME

HELIOS C3.0

GIANT Defy 3

 Comparison

FRAME

NEW ALX Endurance Alloy Frame (internally routed)

ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum

Similar

FORK

NEW ALX Carbon Fork with Carbon Tapered Steerer

Composite, Alloy Steerer

Polygon better

HANDLEBAR

Entity Sport, Alloy 31.8mm Oversized

Giant Sport, 31.8

Similar

STEM

Entity Sport

Giant Sport

Similar

HEADSET

Entity Internal Sealed Bearing

N/A

N/A

SADDLE

Entity Flux Saddle, Crmo Rail

Giant Defy

Similar

SEATPOST

Entity Sport 27.2

Giant Sport, 30.9

Similar

CRANKSET

Shimano Sora FC-3550, 50x34T 

Shimano Sora, 34/50

Same

BOTTOM BRACKET

Shimano Hollowtech 2

Threaded sealed

Polygon better

CHAIN

KMC X-9

KMC X-9

Same

CASSETTE SPROCKET

Shimano Sora HG50, 9 Speed

SRAM PG950

Polygon better

SHIFTING LEVER

Shimano Sora ST-3500

Shimano Sora

Same

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Sora FD-3500

Shimano Sora

Same

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Sora RD-3500

Shimano Sora

Same

BRAKES

Shimano Sora BR-3500

Tektro  R312

Polygon better

TYRE

Schwalbe Lugano 700x25C

Giant SR-4, 700x25

Polygon better

WHEELSET

Araya AR-713, Double Wall, Alloy hubs

Giant S-R2, Double Wall

Similar

RRP

$699 (inc FREE Shipping)

$1,099

$400 difference

 

 

 

Geometry
 

 Helios C2.0

MODEL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

HELIOS C

SIZE

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

SEATPOST SIZE in mm

 

48

71

130

46/42

74

480

495

510

569

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

50

71

140

46/42

74

500

506

520

581

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

53

72.5

185

46/42

73

530

515

535

576

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

56

73

200

46/42

73

560

521

560

591

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

58

73

225

46/42

73

580

555

575

606

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

This product is offered by Bicycles Online Australia pursuant to the Terms and Conditions and is shipped from our Australian Warehouse located in North Manly, NSW. Please see below shipping options for this product.

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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. For your convenience, safety and comfort all our bikes are fully assembled 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, the handlebar and pedals, everything else has been done – the headset has been adjusted, wheels trued, pedals and seat post greased, brakes and gears calibrated, and the tyres have been pumped up (please note upon arrival, in some cases you may need to add more air to tyres).

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.

How does my bike arrive? Bicycles Online

All tools are provided with the bike.

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. 

This bicycle is backed by a LIFETIME factory warranty on frame and full manufacturer’s warranty on parts. Lifetime warranty refers to the lifetime of the original owner.

Warranty is valid only for bicycle that has been properly and well-maintained under the following conditions:

Warranty includes:

  • 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.  

To make a claim click here.

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