2017 Polygon Path 3 - 29er City Bike

The 2017 Path 3 is a premium urban bike designed to take all the road can throw at it. Urban commuting is tough on bikes, and the Path 3 tackles obstacles such as gutters, steps, rocks and roots with ease.

A keen eye will note that the frame on this bike is slightly more comfortable than a road with its slightly more raised handlebars, its shorter wheelbase and slacker head tube angle. This more upright riding style allows you to see and avoid obstacles with ease.

For those wanting to do touring, or add a baby seat, it is reassuring to note that you can add a pannier rack with the rack mounts built into the frame.

To keep you moving, and moving fast, the Polygon Path 3 features an upgraded Shimano Acera / Altus 27 Speed drivetrain. When compared to the competition the Path 3 features a 9 speed rear cassette rather than the older 8 speed. These are then combined with 3 chainrings at the front, ensuring you have a low enough gear for the steepest of hills as well as a high enough gear for you to keep up with fast moving traffic.

When you need to stop, dependable, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide great stopping power and sensitive modulation, so you can keep focused on the road and not worry about how much pressure you need to maintain on the levers.

Helping with speed and comfort, a set of 29”wheels transforms the way the bike feels, giving you more comfort as these wheels roll smoothly over road imperfections and carry speed with ease. These wheels are virtually unyielding thanks to double wall alloy rims and grippy, all condition 700x38c city specific tyres.

Even with the hydraulic brakes, the bike comes in almost half a kilo lighter than the Path 2, so if the budget can afford it, the bike represents excellent all round value. 

The Polygon Path 3 is a no-nonsense bike designed for the avid commuter who knows what city riding requires.

Key Features:

  • Shimano Acera / Altus 27 speed gears
  • Super light Aluminium frame
  • ALUTECH alloy fork
  • Shimano Hydraulic Disc brakes
  • 29 inch wheels with double wall rims
  • Weight - 12.7kg (Medium frame)
  • LIFETIME warranty on frame
  • Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts

 

Model Comparison Chart

 

Path 1

Path 2 Disc

Path 3

Path 9

Path i8 Disc

Fork Hi-Ten Steel Fork ALUTECH Aluminium Fork ALUTECH Aluminum Fork ALUTECH Aluminum Fork ALUTECH Aluminum Fork
Weight 13.1kg 13.4kg 12.7kg 13.5kg 12.15kg
Drivetrain Shimano Tourney/Altus Shimano Tourney/Altus Shimano Altus/ Acera Shimano Deore XT-LX Shimano Nexus - Hub Geared - Belt Drive
Speed 24 Speed 24 Speed 27 Speed 30 Speed 8 Speed
Brakes  Alloy V-Brakes Tektro M300, Mechanical Disc Brakes Shimano M315, Hydraulic Disc Brakes Shimano M447 Hydraulic Disc Brakes Shimano M447 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Price $399 $475 $549 $999 $999
Extras Bike Stand included Bike Stand included Bike Stand included Bike Stand, Lights, Rear Rack and Mudguards Bike Stand and Belt Drive

MODEL NAME

Polygon Path 3 City Bike

Specialized Sirrus Sport Disc

Comparison

FRAME

ALUTECH Alloy Hybrid

Specialized A1 Premium Alloy

Similar

FORK

ALUTECH alloy fork

Alloy fork with Steel Steerer

Polygon better

HANDLEBAR

Entity Sport, Alloy, 680mm

Specialized alloy

Similar

STEM

Entity Sport, Alloy, 4 bolt, 90mm(43), 110mm(50-56)

Specialized alloy

Similar

SADDLE

Entity Saddle, Crmo Rail

Body Geometry Targa

Similar

SEATPOST

Entity Sport Alloy, 27.2x350mm

Specialized alloy, 27.2mm

Similar

CRANKSET

SR Suntour XCM 48X36X26T, 170mm

Specialized Stout Alloy 48x36x26T

Polygon better

PEDALS

VP Component VP-195E, Alloy

Nylon

Polygon better

BOTTOM BRACKET

Sealed Cartridge

Sealed Cartridge

Similar

CHAIN

KMC X9

KMC X9

Same

CASSETTE SPROCKET

Shimano Acera CS-HG200, 11-34T

Shimano 9 Speed

Polygon better

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Altus FD-M370

Shimano Altus

Same

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Acera RD-M3000

Shimano Acera

Specialized better

SHIFTING LEVER

Shimano Altus SL-M370

Shimano Altus SL-M370

Same

BRAKE LEVER

Shimano M315

Tektro Auriga

Same

BRAKES

Shimano M315, Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Tektro Auriga, Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Same

TYRE

700x38C

700x32c

Polygon better

RIM

Alloy, Double Wall

Alloy, Double Wall

Similar

SPOKES

Stainless Steel Spokes

Stainless Steel Spokes

Similar

FRONT HUB

Alloy, 9x110mm

Specialized Alloy, 9x110mm

Similar

REAR HUB

Alloy, 9x135mm

Specialized Alloy, 9x135mm

Similar

FREE SHIPPING

Yes (some remote postcodes excluded)

No

Polygon better

PRICE

$599 and free shipping.

$899

$300 difference

Size Chart

SMALL

MEDIUM

LARGE

EXTRA LARGE

RIDER HEIGHT 160-175cm 175-185cm 185-195cm 195-205cm
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 46cm 50cm 53cm 56cm

 

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.

 

Size A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q
  Stack Reach Head Tube Angle Head Tube Length Head Tube Diameter Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Length Top Tube Actual Top Tube Effective Front Center Fork Offset Rear Center BB Height to Ground BB Height Drop Stand Over Height Rear Wheel Axle Seatpost Size
46 574 380 70.5 135 50/44 74 460 538 560 628 N/A 450 290 60 693 135 27.2
50 593 410 70.5 155 50/44 74 500 559 580 609 N/A 450 290 60 751 135 27.2
53 608 425 71 170 50/44 74 530 580 600 665 N/A 450 290 60 778 135 27.2
56 613 436 71 185 50/44 74 560 597 615 609 N/A 450 290 60 805 135 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

 

Shipping of Bikes

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

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.

 

How to install a quick release front wheel:

 

 

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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