The XC Sport Series offers sport riders and those with race aspirations an affordable and race capable platform for great times on the trail and fast skills improvement.
POLYGON RECON 4.0
For high performance sport riders who want a full suspension platform for sport class racing or fast, fun trail riding over any terrain. Stiff and light ALX alloy frame features RF suspension that delivers 4.7” of supple rear wheel travel while the Rockshox 30 Gold Solo Air provides sure-footed front end control. Shimano Deore 30sp. group and MT35FR wheelset provide reliable performance.—
POLYGON: COMPETING ON A GLOBAL SCALE
When Polygon partnered with the Hutchinson UR Team we knew we were getting some of the top athletes of the sport. Their confidence in our ability to provide great DH bikes as well as bikes that deliver world class performance in every discipline was well founded as the team has been racking up top finishes at high profile events around the world. In fact, Mick Hannah rode a variety of models including DHX, AXX, and a prototype 4X design with the option of TX3 a on his way to winning the title as Les 2 Alpes showcasing his talents as the best all around rider.
But more than just sponsored athletes, our team riders and technicians are an integral part of our global design team. With their input our international team of engineers and designers can respond quickly, reworking and refining our designs to maintain a competitive edge. This continuous development process was born from our global design team approach and delivers the promise of more good things to come.
Holy Toledo, what a beast! In glistening silver and white, with CNC machined alloy aplenty, the Collosus DHX is an impressive looking bike. Your eye is naturally drawn to the web of alloy and pivots, housing the FOX RC4 shock, nestled around the bottom bracket. It’s a complex looking arrangement, but in reality there are no more pivots than any other twin-link rear suspension design.
We’re not aware of another downhill bike available in Australia that can come close in this area; the component spec found on the DHX doesn’t make financial sense. The very best from FOX, Shimano, Mavic and Schwalbe adorn the Collosus, for a price that’s around $700 less than the other king of value, Giant’s Glory 0.
It’d been a little while since we’d swung a leg over a downhill bike (too much time on the trail bike!) and it’s always a good feeling to get back into it. The Polygon made it easy for us, giving us no nasty surprises as we re-learnt the lines.
Suspension set up can take a while when you’ve got so much adjustability on hand. Fortunately we found the spring rates (medium in the fork, 350lbs for the rear shock) perfect. A few clicks of high-speed compression damping was all we needed to feel totally confident in the FOX 40′s performance.
This isn’t just a great value bike that you’d buy for the build kit alone, oh no, this is a great bike full stop. We’re not saying that $5000 will buy you Mick Hannah’s skills and enormous calves, but it will get you a bike that has proven itself as the fastest in Oz. And it’s a bike that’s got us itching to ride more downhill too – we’re stoked.
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Orange Monkey Pro Team get their first Podium at a UCI World Marathon Series! - Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge (LIMBC).
Paul Beales, Orange Monkey Pro Team public relations manager, commented: “Yesss… podium in Asia! Orange Monkey Pro Team get their first ever Podium at a UCI World Marathon Series! What a day! Mariske Strauss takes 2nd in our first race in Asia, Ben Roff takes an incredible 8th in the Mens race and qualifies for the World Marathon Championships! So proud of you guys!”. All the riders of Orange Monkey Pro Team rides Polygon’s bike Cozmic RX29 3.0.
In the women’s elite race (UCI MTB MARATHON SERIES 2013), Sabine Spitz rider Adelheid Morath of Germany took advantage of Orange Monkey Pro Team’s pre-tournament favourite Mariske Strauss’ “stomach problems” to cross the finish line ahead of the rest. Morath, who is a cross-country expert, was making her debut in an UCI marathon event in Langkawi. “It is a great victory for me as I am more at ease in the cross country events. I took the lead towards the end of the first loop and widened the gap for the rest of the race,” said Morath.
South African Strauss was satisfied with her second-place finish.
“I pulled up a bit after suffering stomach issues. I was concentrating on keeping steady out there and did not want to kill myself by going all out. At the end, I did a good job to hold on to second place,” said Strauss.
Photo by Orange Monkey Pro Team.
Marek Pesko Profile & career highlights ..
ride polygon bike 4x prototype
PRO-FOUR CROSS RIDER
Born: June 17, 1988
Hometown: Pezinok, Slovakia