Polygon Strattos S2 - Shimano Claris Road Bike

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In many ways it is more difficult to design bikes for entry level riders than it is for the higher end, riders in this category you want a bike that functions well and aren’t sold on advertising gimmicks that provide little if any on- road benefits. It is for this reason that a lot of time was spent in the lab, working out how to provide a bike that is stiff and responsive, yet at the same time provides excellent value for money.

With the Strattos S2, Polygon have reached a critical balance point – trading weight with durability, speed with comfort, and performance with reliability. The overall package is indeed a category killer.

The heat treated, butted alloy frame doesn’t require an aggressive posture like pure racing bikes, and is instead a slightly more upright comfortable ride – these frames usually termed “endurance frames” are designed for riders doing rides like Bay in a Day or Sydney to the Gong.  It’s during these rides that the frame also delivers with predictable handling. Often competitor road bikes in this category are based on race frames, which can feel quite twitchy especially during descents, where the Strattos remains composed and sure footed.

Those using the bike as a commuter, will also appreciate the handling characteristics, and Polygon have backed up its commuter credentials by adding rack mounts to the frame for panniers and luggage.

The fact that the cables are internally routed, further add to the look of the bike.

On the front end of the frame, Polygon have fitted a carbon fibre fork. This fork not only reduces the overall bike weight but most importantly dampens road vibrations, causing less fatigue to your body and keeping you fresh - mentally and physically.

The drivetrain is powered by Shimano. The Shimano Claris is the first in the line-up of Shimano’s dedicated road group sets. Clean crisp shifts are combined with a range of gears almost identical to the higher end group sets.

The crankset and bottom bracket on the Polygon Strattos have also been carefully chosen with efficiency and lightweight in mind. This is an often overlooked part of the bike, yet it is through here that all the power is transferred through the frame.

Instead of using a heavier and cheaper sealed bottom bracket and crankset seen so often on entry level bikes. Polygon have specified a Hollowtech bottom bracket and crankset which shaves precious weight from the bike and stiffens up the bottom bracket, improving performance. You will usually only find similar technology on bikes twice or three times more expensive.

All of these features mean that this bike will outperform the competition and more importantly your expectations. 

Key Features:

  • ALUTECH Aluminium Frame
  • Carbon Fork with Aluminium steerer 
  • Shimano Claris groupset - 16 Speed
  • Internal Routed gear and brake cables
  • ProWheel Hollowtech Crankset and Bottom Bracket
  • Size specific Entity Sport aluminium Handlebar, Stem and Seatpost
  • Entity Saddle
  • Kenda Kontender 26c tyres
  • Flat alloy pedals included!
  • Weight - 10.72kg (Large frame excluding pedals)
  • LIFETIME Warranty on frame
  • Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts

 

Model Comparison Chart

 

Strattos S2

Strattos S3

Strattos S4

Strattos S5

Strattos S7

Forks Light Weight Carbon with Alloy Standard Steerer Light Weight Carbon with Alloy Standard Steerer ACX Endurance road Carbon Taper Steerer ACX Endurance road Carbon Taper Steerer ACX Endurance road Carbon Taper Steerer
Frame ALX Advance Endurance Alloy ALX Advance Endurance Alloy ALX Advance Endurance Alloy ALX Advance Endurance Alloy ACX Endurance Carbon Frame
Weight 10.72kg 10.2kg 9.9kg 9.3kg 8.0kg
Drivetrain Shimano Claris Shimano Sora Shimano Tiagra Shimano 105 Shimano 105
Speed 18 Speed 18 Speed 20 Speed 22 Speed 22 Speed
Brakes Alloy Brake Caliper Tektro R369 Shimano Tiagra BR-4700 Shimano 105 BR-5800 Shimano 105 BR-5800
Wheelset Araya AR-713 Rims with Alloy hubs Araya SA-730 Rims with Alloy hubs Entity XL2, 28H Entity XL2, 28H, Sealed Bearing Hubs Entity XL3, 20H, Sealed Bearing Hubs
Price $579 $749 $899 $1,099 $1,599
Extras         no pedals

MODEL NAME

Polygon Stattos S2

Specialized Allez E5

Comparison

FRAME

ALX Endurance Alloy Frame

Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium

Similar

FORK

Carbon fork with ALX Alloy Tapered Steerer

Carbon fork with alloy standard steerer

Polygon better

HANDLEBAR

Alloy, 400mm(47-50), 420mm(53-59)

Specialized alloy

Similar

STEM

Alloy, 90mm(47-50) 100mm(53) 110mm(56-59)

Specialized alloy 

Similar

HEADSET

Polygon Internal caged Bearings

Integrated sealed bearings

Specialized better

SADDLE

Polyogn Saddle, Steel Rail

Body Geometry Toupe Sport

Similar

SEATPOST

Entity OE, Alloy, 27.2x350mm

Specialized Sport Alloy 27.2

Similar

CRANKSET

Prowheel Alloy Crankset, 50/34T, 170mm(47-50), 172.5mm(53), 175mm(56-59)

Shimano Claris  

Specialized Better

BOTTOM BRACKET

Prowheel Hollow BB

Shimano Octalink Spline 

Specialized Better

CHAIN

KMC Z7

KMC Z51

Polygon Better

CASSETTE SPROCKET

Shimano CS-HG50-8, 12-25T

Sunrace 8 speed

Polygon better

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Claris

Shimano Claris

Same

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Claris

Shimano Claris

Same

SHIFTING LEVER

Shimano Claris

Shimano Claris

Same

BRAKE LEVER

integrated with shifter

integrated with shifter

Same

FRONT BRAKE

Tektro R-315

Tektro dual pivot

Similar

REAR BRAKE

Tektro R-315

Tektro dual pivot

Similar

TYRE

Kenda Kontender 700x26C

Specialized Espoir

Polygon better

WHEELSET

Araya AR-713 Double Wall Rims with Alloy Hubs

Axis Classic

Polygon better

PRICE

$579 Includes free shipping

$1249

$670 difference

Size Chart

EXTRA SMALL

SMALL

MEDIUM

LARGE

EXTRA LARGE

RIDER HEIGHT 160-170cm 165-175cm 170-180cm 175-185cm 180-190cm
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 47cm 50cm 53cm 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.

 

Geometry
 

 Helios C2.0

MODEL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Strattos

SIZE

HEAD TUBE ANGLE

HEAD TUBE LENGTH in mm

HEAD TUBE DIAMETER in mm

SEAT TUBE ANGLE

SEAT TUBE LENGTH (C-T) in mm

TOP TUBE ACTUAL in mm

TOP TUBE EFFECTIVE in mm

FRONT CENTER (FC) in mm

REAR CENTER (RC) in mm

BB HEIGHT (BB DROP/RISE)

REAR WHEEL AXLE in mm

SEATPOST SIZE in mm

 

47

71

130

46/42

74

470

495

510

569

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

50

71

140

46/42

74

500

506

520

581

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

53

72.5

185

46/42

73

530

515

535

576

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

56

73

200

46/42

73

560

521

560

591

410

70 Drop

130

27.2

 

59

73

225

46/42

73

590

555

575

606

410

70 Drop

130

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.

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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 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:

 

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:

 

 

Road brake setup:

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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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