2016 Polygon Helios C5.0 - Shimano 105 11 Speed Road Bike

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$999.00
Global RRP: $1,399.00
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Aimed at avid road cyclists, sportive regulars, everyday commuters and first time road riders, the 2016 Polygon Helios C5.0 joins the best of two worlds, combining durable and reliable alloy frame with the proven performance and dependable Shimano 105 gears. The Helios C5.0 is made for riders that demand the utmost best from what is available.

The frame boasts Polygon’s expertise in Aluminium manipulation and engineering. ALX Advance Endurance 6061 Hydroformed Aluminium is shaped using 20.000 PSI of hydraulic pressure for precise wall thickness and strength-to-weight ratio. The result is a frame that is both light weight and yet extremely stiff when the time comes to push hard on the pedals. Polygon’s true and tested Endurance frame geometry setup places the rider in a more comfortable riding position, reducing pressure on the lower back and neck.

Shimano 105, 5800 22 Speed groupset propels the C5.0 forward and adds a touch of professional performance to a road bike that looks inconspicuous right to the moment you decide to power it up. A full compact drivetrain with frame size specific crankset length, 50-34T, and 28-11T cassette ensure you can keep a high cadence on the steepest of uphills and yet gives you enough gears to sprint downhill. Similar to Shimano Dura Ace and Ultegra, the 105 crankset now features fixed BCD, meaning you can swap the chainrings to 53-39T, 52-36T or 50-34T without replacing the whole crankset.

Shifters and brake technology have also been trickled down from Dura Ace and Ultegra gruppos, with slimmer and lighter shifters for the new Shimano 105, and “real” dual-pivot brakes that increase braking power and modulation by 30% when compared to previous versions.

The wheelset on the 2016 Polygon Helios C5.0 is the Shimano RS10 clincher. The RS10 wheelset comes with a lighter rim to keep rotational mass as low as possible, improving acceleration and handling, and angular hub bearings with spokes placed on the edge to eliminate rim flex under load. Matching these wheels are Schwalbe Lugano 25c tyres keeping the Polygon Helios C5.0 rubber side down at all times, with plenty of grip on dry and wet roads plus Schwalbe’s Active Guard adds puncture protection so you can rest assured the tyres are going to handle the roughest of road terrain.

Completing the Helios C5.0 is Polygon’s in-house brand for components, Entity. This includes Triple Butted alloy bars, alloy stem and alloy seatpost. The Entity saddle is slim in profile and long, allowing for you to shift your body weight on the bike when attacking an uphill or tucking into the downhills.

 

Key Features

  • ALX Advance Endurance Alloy Frame
  • ACX Advance Endurance Carbon Tapered Fork 1-1/8-1-1/4” Full Carbon Steerer (UCI Approved)
  • Full Shimano 105 groupset 22 Speed
  • Shimano Hollowtech 2 bottom bracket
  • Shimano WH-RS10 Wheelset
  • Schwalbe Lugano 700x25C
  • Weight = 9.0kg (53cm frame)
  • LIFETIME Warranty on frame
  • Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts 

MODEL NAME

2016 Polygon Helios C5.0

Merida Ride 400

Comparison

FRAME

ALX Advance Endurance Alloy Frame

Ride Lite

Similar

FORK

ACX Advance Endurance Carbon Tapered Fork 1-1/8-1-1/4” Full Carbon Steerer

Road Carbon Race

Similar

HANDLEBAR

Entity Expert, Alloy, 400mm(46-52), 420mm(54-58), 31.8mm Oversized

Merida Compact Road, alloy

Similar

STEM

Entity Expert, Alloy four bolt, 90mm(46-50), 100mm(52), 110mm(54), 120MM(56-58)

Merida Pro, alloy

Similar

HEADSET

FSA no. 44 E/CF, tapered, 42/47mm 

FSA BB410P/No.55E

Similar

SADDLE

Entity Flux Saddle, Crmo Rail

Merida Race 5

Similar

SEATPOST

Entity Expert, Alloy, 27.2x350mm

Merida Carbon, 27.2mm

Merida better

CRANKSET

Shimano 105 FC-5800 50x34T, 170mm(46-50), 172.5mm(52-54), 175mm(56-58) Compact

Shimano RS500, 50/34 (compact)

Polygon better

BOTTOM BRACKET

Shimano 105 Hollowtech 2

Shimano 105 Hollowtech 2

Same

CHAIN

Shimano 105 CN-HG600

KMC X11

Polygon better

CASSETTE SPROCKET

Shimano 105 CS-5800, 11-28T, 11 speed

Shimano 105, 11-32, 11 speed

Similar

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105 FD-5800, Brazed on

Shimano 105 FD-5800

Same

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105 RD-5800SS

Shimano 105 RD-5800GS

Similar

SHIFTING LEVER

Shimano 105 ST-5800

Shimano 105 ST-5800

Same

BRAKE LEVER

Integrated with shifter

Integrated with shifter

Same

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano 105 BR-5800

Merida Road Pro

Polygon better

REAR BRAKE

Shimano 105 BR-5800

Merida Road Pro

Polygon better

TYRE

Schwalbe Lugano 700x25C

Maxxis Detonator, 700x25c

Polygon Better

WHEELSET

Shimano WH-RS10 Clincher

Fulcrum Racing Sport

Polygon better

FREE SHIPPING

Yes (some remote postcodes excluded)

No

Polygon better

PRICE

$999 including free shipping

$1,649 (source: Merida Aust Website Dec 2015)

$650 difference

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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

 

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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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