2017 Polygon Bend RV - Gravel / Cyclocross Disc Bike

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Due to popular demand, Polygon have now released a new SRAM Rival 1x11 version of the Bend RV. The Polygon Bend RV lets you tackle any ride whether it be to ride tarmac, commute to work or exploring local bush and forest trails. The Bend RV is the ultimate blend between comfort and versatility.

Gravel grinding, adventure riding, all-road riding, whatever you want to call it – is the idea of taking your road bike,  off road, and it has really taken off in the last few years in Australia.

Cyclocross racing played a major part in the development of the Gravel bike. Designed for the off season - cyclocross is short form bike racing, where riders originally took their road bikes and raced them off road - in the mud, over obstacles and up hills, often being assisted by copious amounts of beer.

Soon brands developed bikes specifically for Cyclocross, which were aggressive racing bikes, with high bottom brackets and twitchy steering – which was great for the track, but not so good for all day / everyday use. So Gravel bikes were borne - with sensible geometry, more predictable handling but still maintained the two key advantages of cyclocross bikes being the wider tyres and disc brakes. It’s these developments that have produced a category of bikes that can now be ridden anywhere irrespective of the type of terrain

The Polygon Bend RV Gravel road bike is built around a 6061 Hydroformed Aluminium frame with internal routing. This is combined with an ACX Endurance Carbon fibre Tapered fork adding comfort and absorption of road and trail vibrations.

Powering this bike is the new SRAM Rival 1 x 11 Speed groupset. The 1x11 system not only simplifies the drivetrain, but also cuts down on weight and mechanical complexity, where you never have to second guess what gear combination you are in. The 38T front ring and 11-42T rear give you plenty of range to get you and the bike up and over just about any hill. Braking is handled by SRAM Rival's new flatmount hydraulic road disc brakes, completely intergrated into the shifters and have been refined in recent years to give effortless braking performance. The brakes provide tremendous power and gives the rider much better brake feel to reduce wheel lock-ups regardless of trail conditions. 

On a bike that will be ridden on such varied terrain – wheels need to be both strong and yet still light – hence a set of Entity XL2 double wall alloy rims have been chosen which are laced onto sealed bearing hubs. Thru-Axles on both front and rear add stiffness to the entire bike, making the bike more predictable when navigating tight trails. Completing the wheelset is Schwalbe’s G-One tyre, in a 40c width, which is a revelation in on-road speed and off-road traction. With a round profile, low stack knobs and broad contact patch, the tyre rolls incredibly fast and has great traction on corners.

Finishing the Polygon Bend RV, are the Entity alloy stem, seat post and flared handlebars all matched with the Entity Flux saddle, narrow and long in profile allowing multiple riding positions. 

 

Key Features

  • ALX Advance Endurance 6061 Hydroformed Aluminium Gravel frame
  • ACX Advance Endurance Carbon Tapered fork 
  • SRAM Rival 1 x 11 Groupset
  • SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Entity XL2, double wall alloy wheels - Thru-Axle, sealed bearing hubs
  • Entity Expert bar, stem & seatpost
  • Lifetime Warranty on frame
  • Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts
  • Weight Complete Bike = 10kg (50cm) 

As ridden by the Cycling Tips crew in their recent Bali Road Tripping article. Video below. Please note the video shows the Shimano 105 version of the Bend RV

 

MODEL NAME

Polygon Bend RV - SRAM Rival

FRAME

ALX Advance Alloy Gravel Frame 

FORK

ACX Advance Endurance Carbon Tapered

HANDLEBAR

Entity Expert, Alloy, 435MM(49-52), 455MM(56-59)

STEM

Entity Expert, Forged Alloy, 100mm(49-52), 110MM(56-59)

HEADSET

FSA no. 57E, Tapered 44/56mm

SADDLE

Entity Flux, Crmo Rail

SEATPOST

Entity Expert, Alloy 27.2x350mm

CRANKSET

SRAM Rival 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

FRONT DERAILLEUR

N/A

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM Rival 1x11

SHIFTING LEVER

SRAM Rival 1x11

BRAKE LEVER

integrated with shifter

BRAKES

SRAM Rival Hydraulic Flatmount

TYRE

Schwalbe G-One 700x40c

WHEELSET

Entity XL2 28H, double wall alloy, sealed bearing hubs, Thru-Axle 12mm

 

 

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 - 49 538.27mm 365.20mm 70.5 120 Tapered 50/44~62/56 74 490 520.08 535 599.53 435 288.5 65 750.41 142 27.2
Medium - 52 563.77mm 383.01mm 71 140 Tapered 50/44~62/56 73.5 520 534.68 550 605.84 435 288.5 65 778.89 142 27.2
Large - 56 584.63mm 391.83mm 71.5 165 Tapered 50/44~62/56 73.5 560 553 565 616.57 435 288.5 65 813.18 142 27.2
X Large - 59 605.20mm 405.73mm 72 185 Tapered 50/44~62/56 73.5 590 574.73 585 631.92 435 288.5 65 839.89 142 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.

All orders received by 5pm AEST will usually be dispatched the following business day. If an order is placed on the weekend or public holiday, please note dispatch will usually be the next working day. For tracked shipments, please allow 12 hours for tracking to begin

 

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Shipping of bikes and some other bulkier items is free to 97% of residences, however some remote postcodes do incur a surcharge. Please click here for a list postcodes and surcharges

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

We do require a signature upon delivery, for this reason we recommend business addresses or where someone will be present on the day of delivery. You can leave special instructions (eg leave on porch) however you will need to assume all responsibility without a signature. 

We cannot ship to PO Boxes. For full shipping details click here.

 

Shipping of Parts, Accessories and Apparel from Australian Warehouse

There is free delivery available on all parts, accessories and apparel, Australia wide using our Australia Post or Fastway, no minimum order value required. Estimated delivery time is up to 4 to 9 business days depending on where you are located in Australia.

Please be advised that products under $30 might be shipped via untracked mail with Australia Post.

We do also offer Express Shipping for a small additional fee on parts, accessories and apparel orders. Estimated delivery time on Express Shipping is 1 to 4 business days.

 

We’re so confident that you’ll love our extensive range of bikes, that we’ll let you ride one as your own for a full 14 days and if you don’t like it, simply e-mail us at sales@bicyclesonline.com.au and we’ll pick it up from you, free of charge! Just make sure you keep the box so it can be re-used to send it back. Click here for more information. 

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. 

Whilst your new bicycle will have already gone through our Pro Build process, you will still need to complete some minor final assembly steps when you take your bicycle out of its box.

Please follow the video playlist below to correctly complete the setup of your new bike:

 

Assembly Time:

  • 10-15min - You have assembled bikes before
  • 15-25min - You are mechanically handy
  • 30-40min - Never assembled a bike and working with tools isn't your thing

 

Unboxing your bike:

Start by carefully opening the top flap to expose the contents. You will see the bike with plenty of protective packaging and next to the rear wheel, the saddle & seatpost, a small cardboard box where your pedals, tools, bell and reflectors are. If you ordered any other products with the bike, it is likely they were placed on the bottom of the box as well. Remove all the loose items before pulling the bike out of the box and gently placing it on the floor.

Keep the box and all the protective packaging found on the bike in case you choose to change frame sizes, upgrade/downgrade the bike, or return the bike for a full refund under the 14 Day Test Ride Policy.

 

Torqkey:

 

Thru Axle Naild (12 3 9):

 

Disc Brake Setup:

 

How to Install Handlebars and faceplate:

 

How to install pedals on your bike:

 

Congratulations on your Purchase:

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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