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Introducing the new Polygon Collosus DH8 mountain bike. There has been 3 years of development into this new DH frame which recently Kurt Sorge rode to the 2015 Redbull Rampage victory and Sam Reynolds won Best Trick with an Insane Super Man over a canyon at the same contest.
The new Colossus DH frame and suspension system has been carefully redesigned by the engineers at Polygon and with intensive feedback from the UR Team racing the DH World Cup Championships. In particular, Australians Mick Hannah “Sik Mik” and Tracey Hannah had a pivotal role in creating this new frame, with now better traction over rough sections, better pedalling efficiency, and a more precise steering feedback. The rear suspension system is now more progressive and the shock ramp up has been fine tuned. To increase rear end stiffness, the rear triangle is now made out of Polygon’s proprietary ACX Carbon, which was moulded and shaped to be extremely stiff laterally, soak up small vibrations and bumps better, keeping the rear wheel grounded for better traction, and also the added benefit of shedding weight from the frame. Testing wheel sizes was also a huge deal in making the Polygon Collosus DH8, with Polygon testing 26”, 27.5” and even 29” wheels. In the end, 27.5” wheels (or 650b) were the clear winners, offering extra speed on the flats, soaking up the punishment of rock gardens with ease and allowing to build a super nimble bike to tackle the most demanding technical sections in the Downhill World Cup calendar.
Part of the Polygon Collosus DH8’s appeal is the value you get when considering all the parts and components on this bike. Drivetrain and Brakes from Shimano Zee are most likely the best value downhill components out there, with tremendous durability, reliability and built specifically for the demands of frequent downhill riding. In fact, little separates Shimano Saint components from Shimano Zee these days, apart from weight and less range on Saint components. When you’re riding Zee, you know you have at your fingertips on some of the best technology available to Downhill riders.
An Integral part of a downhill rig is the shock and fork, and the Polygon Collosus DH8 does not disappoint. In fact, the suspension fork you find on this bike is the Rockshock Boxxer Team which is often seen on some other brands top of the line rigs. This is a Giant improvement on last years Colossus DH2 while still maintaining a price point that won’t break the budget. With an Air and Coil Spring System, Fast Black Stanchions and the lightest weight DH fork on the market right now, the revamped Rockshock Boxxer is now one of the best downhill forks on the market. Paired with a Rockshock Vivid R2C shock, the Polygon Collosus DH8 leverages the best R&D from Rockshox to complete a suspension setup allowing for optimal performance.
Completing the build, a Spank Spike Race28 DH Evo wheelset would be the most understated component on this Polygon DH8 and possibly the one that you will be most grateful for when riding. The tubeless rims with Dynamal and Oohbah technology are light are extremely sturdy, triple butted spokes and the reliable Novatec hubs make this a wheelset that wants to be punished on fast rock gardens, tested on big jumps and steered right into tight, sliding corners.
Kore completes the finishing kit with durable components, bars, stem and seatpost, giving you an extra boost of confidence to rail the next berm at full speed.
The Polygon Collosus DH is this year’s biggest release for Polygon Bikes and the DH8 proves just that.
Check out the video below for more info on the Polygon DH frame development:
Check out the video below for more info on the Polygon DH frame development:
and another video of Kurt Sorge shredding on the DH8 in Bali
- ALX Advanced Hydroformed 6061 Aluminium Downhill Frame with ACX Carbon Rear Triangle
- Floating Suspension System 3 technology (FS3)
- Full Shimano Zee 640 componentry
- RockShock Boxxer Team front fork
- RockShock Vivid R2C rear shock
- Kore Torsion handlebar and stem
- Spank Spike Race28 DH wheelset
- Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5" x 2.35" tyres
- 5 Year Warranty on frame
- Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts
|Comparison||POLYGON COLLOSUS DH8||Giant Glory 27.5 1||Comments|
|FRAME||ALX Advanced 6061 Hydroformed Aluminium front triangle with ACX Carbon Rear triangle - Downhill FS3 suspension System||ALUXX SL Alloy, 8"/203mm Maestro suspension||Polygon with Carbon Rear Triangle|
|FORK||RochShox Boxxer Team||RockShox Boxxer Team||Same|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Vivid R2C||RockShox Vivid R2C||Same|
|HANDLEBAR||Kore Torsion M35, 800mm||Giant Contact SL DH||Polygon better|
|STEM||Kore Torsion 30mm||Giant Contact SL DH, Direct Mount||Polygon better|
|SADDLE||Entity Assault||Giant Contact||Similar|
|SEATPOST||Kore Aerox 3, 30.9x300mm||Giant Contact SL, 30.9mm||Polygon better|
|CRANKSET||Shimano Zee FC-M640 36T 165mm||Truvativ Descendant, 36T||Polygon better|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Hollowtech II||Truvativ GXM TM integrated||Similar|
|CHAINGUIDE||e*thirteen LG1+||MRP G3 Mini Chain Guide||Similar|
|CHAIN||Shimano XT CN-HG95||KMC X10||Similar|
|CASSETTE||Shimano CS-5700 11-25T||Sram PG-1050 11-26T, 10sp||Polygon better|
|SHIFTING LEVER||Shimano Zee SL-M640||Sram GX||Polygon better|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Zee RD-M640SS||Sram GX||Polygon better|
|BRAKE||Shimano Zee BR-M640||Sram Guide R||Polygon better|
|PEDAL||Kore Torsion SX V2||N/A||Polygon better|
|TYRE||Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5" X 2.35”||Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5x2.35||Same|
|WHEEL SET||Spank Spike Race28 DH Evo||Giant P-AM2||Polygon better|
|Price||$3,999 including delivery||$4,999||$1,000 difference|
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||15"||16"||17"||18"|
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)|
|15 (S) Low BB||595.1||377.6||62.8||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||62.8||383||476.8||536||743.3||442.8||361.4||2.9 Rise||725.1||12 x 157||30.9|
|15 (S) Hi BB||593.4||380.3||63.1||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||63.1||383||476.8||534.8||743.3||441.5||364.7||6.2 Rise||728.5||12 x 157||30.9|
|15 (M) Low BB||595.1||397.6||62.8||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||62.8||383||494.8||556||763.1||442.8||361.4||2.9 Rise||724.8||12 x 157||30.9|
|15 (M) Hi BB||593.4||400.3||63.1||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||63.1||383||494.8||554.8||763.3||441.5||364.7||6.2 Rise||728.3||12 x 157||30.9|
|15 (L) Low BB||595.1||425.3||62.8||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||62.8||383||519.9||583.8||791||442.8||361.4||2.9 Rise||724.7||12 x 157||30.9|
|15 (L) Hi BB||593.4||428||63.1||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||63.1||383||519.9||582.5||791||441.5||364.7||6.2 Rise||728.1||12 x 157||30.9|
|15 (XL) Low BB||595.1||447.3||62.8||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||62.8||383||540.1||606||812.4||442.8||361.4||2.9 Rise||724.7||12 x 157||30.9|
|15 (XL) Hi BB||593.4||450||63.1||110||Tapered 50/44~62/56||63.1||383||540.1||604.5||813||441.5||364.7||6.2 Rise||728.1||12 x 157||30.9|
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- Non functioning mechanism caused by manufacturing error in factory.
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- Incorrect assembly, i.e pedals installed in the wrong crank arm.
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