2017 Polygon Bend RIV - Touring Disc Road Bike

Or 6 x $233.17 Per Month
$1,399.00
Global RRP: $1,699.00
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Are you ready to pull up stumps, take a break and embark on an off the beaten track adventure? Then the new Polygon Bend RIV Touring bike is the ride that you can depend on as you roll past beautiful vistas and secluded camping spots all over Australia and around the world.

For starters, the RIV features a super comfortable and lightweight triple butted ALX Alloy frame which was heat treated for added strength and durability, and optimized with flatmount brakes, internal routing and a tapered fork. The frame geometry sits you slightly more upright than your normal road or gravel bike, reducing stress to your lower back, neck or shoulders, with the handlebars' drops flaring outwards in an effort to reduce pressure and twist to your arms and improve comfort on long hard days on the saddle. The Polygon Bend RIV frame includes water bottle mounts, front and rear alloy racks attached to fender mounts make it easy load up and secure all of your gear.

The RIV is equipped with a durable and easy to use 1 x 11 SRAM Apex drivetrain, boosting a 11-42T cassette and a 38T chainring. This not only simplifies gear selection but offers about the same range of gears you get from a conventional 2x10 or 2x11 drivetrain ratio. The bike rolls on a set of Entity XL2 disc rims with Novatec hubs & Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyres 40c, the most sought after tyre by bikepackers worldwide who want the most effective puncture protection system on the market. Disc brakes are essential for bike touring, especially when you get caught out in a rainy day on the saddle, where rim brakes (Mountain bike V-Brakes or road Calliper Brakes) just wouldn't cut it. The Polygon Bend RIV comes equipped with SRAM Apex flatmount hydraulic disc brakes to slow you down whenever you need to take in the moment or the beautiful view from the road in all weather conditions. When it comes down to it, this is a fun and gutsy touring bike that has been well thought out with reliable and performance oriented components that won’t break the budget.

Key Features

  • ALX Endurance 6061 Hydroformed Aluminium Touring frame
  • ALX Alloy Tapered fork, E-Thru 12mm 
  • SRAM Apex 11-42T(cassette) by 38T(chainring) - 1 x 11 speed
  • SRAM Apex Flatmount Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Entity XL2 rims & Novatec Thru-Axle hubs
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 40c
  • Entity Expert bar, stem & seatpost
  • Lifetime Warranty on frame
  • Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts

 

Model Comparison Chart

 

Bend FX4

Bend RIV

Bend CT5

Bend RV

Forks ALX Alloy, Tapered Steerer ALX Alloy, Tapered Steerer ALX Alloy, Tapered Steerer ACX Carbon, Tapered Steerer
Frame ALX Alloy ALX Alloy ALX Alloy ALX Alloy
Weight 9.9kg 12.4kg 10.5kg 10.1kg
Handlebar Flat Flared (Gravel) Drop Bars  Road Drop Bars Flared (Gravel) Drop Bars
Drivetrain Shimano Tiagra SRAM Apex SRAM Rival SRAM Rival
Speed 20 Speed 11 Speed 11 Speed 11 Speed
Brakes Tektro C510 Mechanical Disc SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc
Wheelset Entity XL2 Alloy Rims, Sealed Bearing Mavic XM119 Rims & Novatec Thru-Axle Hubs Entity XL2 Alloy Rims, Sealed Bearing Entity XL2 Alloy Rims, Sealed Bearing
Price $999 $1,399 $1,549 $1,699
Tyres Schwalbe Kojak 700x35c Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 700x40c Schwalbe S-One 700x30c Schwalbe G-One 700x40c
Extras   Fornt and Rear Rack included    
Ideal For Urban commuting and fitness rider Touring and long distance riders Fast commuter and weekend cyclist Getting muddy on gravel roads and trails
 
 
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MODEL NAME

Polygon Bend RIV

FRAME

ALX Advance Alloy Touring Frame 

FORK

Alloy Urban-Road, Tapered Steerer, E-THRU 12MM, Flatmount, fender ready

HANDLEBAR

Entity Expert, Alloy, 470MM(49-52), 490MM(56-59)

STEM

Entity Expert, Forged Alloy, 90mm(49-52), 110MM(56-59)

HEADSET

FSA no. 42ACB, Tapered 42/52mm 

SADDLE

Entity Flux, Crmo Rail

SEATPOST

Entity Expert, Alloy 27.2x350mm

CRANKSET

SRAM FC-S350 38T, 170MM(49-52), 175MM (56-60)

BOTTOM BRACKET

SRAM GXP

CHAIN

KMC X-11

CASSETTE SPROCKET

SRAM CS-PG-1130, 11 Speed 11-42T

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM Apex

SHIFTING LEVER

SRAM Apex

BRAKE LEVER

SRAM Apex

BRAKES

 SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc

TYRE

Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 700x40c

WHEELSET

Entity XL2 Wheels with Sealed Bearings
Size Chart

SMALL

SMALL/ MEDIUM

MEDIUM

LARGE

EXTRA LARGE

RIDER HEIGHT 155-165cm 165-175cm 175-185cm 185-195cm 195-205cm
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 46cm 49cm 52cm 56cm 59cm

 

Note: If you are in between sizes, measure your wingspan. If it is greater than your height, go for the frame size up. If your height is greater than your wingspan, go for a frame size down.

 

 

 

Sizes (A) Stack (mm) (B) Reach (mm) (C) Head Tube Angle (D) Head Tube Length (mm) (E) Head Tube Diameter (mm) (F) Seat Tube Angle (G) Seat Tube Length (C-T) (mm) (H) Top Tube Actual (mm) (I) Top Tube Effective (mm) (J) Front Center (mm) (L) Rear Center (mm) (M) BB Height (Ground Clerance) (mm) (N) BB Height (BB Drop/Rise) (O) Stand Over Height (mm) (P) Rear Wheel Axle / O.L.D (mm) (Q) Seatpost Size (mm)
Small / Medium - 49 543.19mm 379.24 70.5 180 Tapered 47/42~58/52 74 490 519.34 535 605 435 288 65   135 27.2
Medium - 52 568.76mm 378.52 71 200 Tapered 47/42~58/52 73.5 520 533.85 550 612 435 288 65   135 27.2
Large - 56 589.68 390.33 71.5 225 Tapered 47/42~58/52 73.5 560 551.97 565 622 435 288 65   135 27.2
X Large - 59 610.67 405.73 72 245 Tapered 47/42~58/52 73.5 590 573.52 585 638 435 288 65   135 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.

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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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