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Polygon is well known for manufacturing not only their own brand but also producing bikes for a multitude of other brands. In doing so they are able to draw on all the best concepts and technologies and put them into their own Polygon range.
This year Polygon has upgraded the Premier 5 frame to a lighter weight, hydroformed Alutech Sport XC frame which was also used on the previous year higher spec Xtrada models. A new curved and hydroformed aluminium top tube reduces weight and gives the bike a more refined presence. The gear cables are now routed inside the frame and feature end-to-end outer cables, this makes the Premier frame more appealing to the eye and also dramatically reduces the servicing period as gear cables are protected from the elements. Additionally, the frame features rack mounts which allow you to easily attach racks or a baby seat.
The Premier series utilises Polygon's new Wheel Fit Size System whereby each frame size is paired with the wheel size that best fits the rider and sets them up for optimal efficiency and power transfer. We pair 29˝ wheels with 18.5˝ and larger bikes, and more proportional, better-fitting 27.5˝ wheels for 17.5˝ and smaller bikes.
The Suntour XCM fork features oversized stanchions and 120mm of damped travel. When the trail or road smooths out, there is also a new Hydraulic Speed Lockout lever to stop the fork from compressing and ensures the bike can also perform as an efficient commuter.
Beautifully balancing performance and durability, the Polygon Premier 5 uses a Shimano Acera drivetrain to deliver 27 Speeds, capable of tackling even the steepest of hills. A direct mount derailleur provides added strength protecting the derailleur from bending if hit by a rock or stump on the trail. Upgraded Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes provide industry-leading braking power, especially in wet and muddy conditions. Completing this bike, the Premier 5 rolls on a set of alloy double wall rims with premium branded Shimano alloy hubs.
It’s this combination of all of these durable components that ensure the bike remains a true performer for years to come, whether it’s on rough trails, or for those trips down to park or beach.
- Alutech hydroformed alloy frame with direct mount rear derailleur
- New Wheel Fit Size frame technology
- SR Suntour XCM HLO fork, 120mm travel (27.5") 100mm (29")
- Mix Shimano Acera 27 Speed Drivetrain
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
- Shimano alloy hubs laced onto Araya double wall alloy rims
- Entity Sport Alloy handlebar, stem and seatpost deliver strength, style and performance.
- Bike weight: 14.2kg (medium frame, including pedals)
- Lifetime warranty on Frame.
- Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts.
|MODEL NAME||2018 PREMIER 5.0||2018 Trek Marlin 7||Comparison|
|FRAME||ALUTECH Alloy 6061 Cross Country||Alpha Aluminium||Similar|
|FORK||SR Suntour XCM with lockout, Travel 120mm (27.5") 100mm (29")||Rockshox XC30 coil spring, turnkey lockout||Similar|
|HANDLEBAR||Entity OE, Alloy||Bontrager Alloy||Similar|
|STEM||Entity OE, Alloy, 50mm||Bontrager Alloy||Similar|
|HEADSET||Polygon internal caged bearing, threadless||1-1/8" semi-integrated||Similar|
|SADDLE||Entity Saddle||Bontrager Evoke Saddle||Similar|
|SEATPOST||Entity Sport, Alloy, 27.2x350mm||Bontrager, Alloy, 27.2x350mm||Similar|
|CRANKSET||Shimano Altus MT100 40x30x22T||Shimano Altus MT-100 40x30x22T||Same|
|PEDALS||Standard flat pedal||Nylon platform||Polygon better|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Sealed Catridge Bearing||Sealed Cartridge bearing||Similar|
|CHAIN||KMC X9 - 9 speed||KMC X9 - 9 speed||Same|
|CASSETTE SPROCKET||Shimano Acera 11-36T 9-speed||Shimano Altus 11-36, 9-speed||Same|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Altus||Shimano Altus||Same|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Acera Shadow M3000 9-speed||Shimano Acera Shadow, 9-speed||Same|
|SHIFTING LEVER||Shimano Altus ST-EF 505 3x9speed||Shimano Altus ST-EF 505 3x9speed||Same|
|BRAKES||Shimano ST-EF505 Hydraulic Disc Brake||Tektro M285 Hydraulic||Polygon better|
|TYRE||Deli Trax, 27.5”x2.10” / 29"x2.10"||Bontrager 29"x2.10"||Similar|
|RIM||ARAYA DM-650, Double wall alloy with Shimano hubs||Bontrager alloy with formula hubs||Polygon better|
|FREE SHIPPING||Yes (some regional and remote postcodes excluded)||No||Polygon better|
|PRICE||$599 Including free shipping||$849 (Trek Aust website Sept 2017)||$250 difference|
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||15.5"||17.5"||18.5"||20"|
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.
|Model||Size||Seat Tube Length||Seat Tube Angle||Effective Seat Tube Angle||Head Tube Length||Head Tube Angle||Effective Top Tube||BB Height||BB Offset||Chainstay Length||Wheelbase||Frame Reach||Frame Stack||Standover Height|
|Extra Large (29")||517||71.8||73||105||69.5||623||316||60||440||1148||430||630||806|
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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.
All the tools required to assemble the bike are included.
Please note, that all bicycles whether purchased online or instore, are mechanical devices and need to be serviced regularly to ensure proper functioning. New gear and brake cables, will stretch during the initial bed-in period, and will need to be adjusted after approximately 150-300km.
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:
- 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:
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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:
- 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 the brand as the first condition above, the brand will repair or replace damaged frame / fork / component with the one of the same brand or similar.
Warranty is valid for all Polygon and Marin bicycles to the original owner only, by showing the purchase invoice.
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