2017 Polygon UR Team Launch - Video

Mar 19, 2017 at 21:12
Mar 19, 2017
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People take their new year resolution on the 1st of January but for us, a couple weeks before the racing season starts, we gather in Queenstown for our annual team camp. This is where we reflect on the last year, think about our dreams, reset our goals and set our intention for this new season coming.

No matter how many race seasons we can have under our belt, getting our new jersey and new bikes get us excited to ride all together and pumped to go racing.

2017 Polygon UR team launch

2017 Polygon UR team launch

2017 Polygon UR team launch

2017 Polygon UR team launch

bigquotesI’m excited to be heading into my 16th World Cup season and my 6th with Polygon UR. I’m enjoying my bike and the whole World Cup racing process more than ever. It’s a very special year for me having World Championships come to the place where I raced my first mountain bike race. The team is improving more and more each year. We have great support from our sponsors with great product, it’s going to be a good year!Mick Hannah


2017 Polygon UR team launch

bigquotesI am super excited for the racing season to start, I have made a lot of changes this offseason with regards to training and mental preparation. There is nothing more exciting that the fact we will race world champs in our hometown. A goal of mine is to win a world cup this year, and my biggest goal is the world champs.Tracey Hannah

2017 Polygon UR team launch

bigquotesI have worked very hard on and off the bike all winter surrounded by motivated people and I hope all these efforts will pay off. Can’t wait for the first World Cup!Alexandre Fayolle

2017 Polygon UR team launch

bigquotesI had a good winter at home in Scotland then escaped the bad weather and flew out to join the team in Queenstown, got great time on the bikes and got some good results at NZ Cups feeling confident. Unfortunately I broke my collarbone couple of weeks back, had surgery and on the mend. I hope to be back strong soon!Kenta Gallagher

2017 Polygon UR team launch

bigquotesThis winter I was building some of the biggest jumps of all time for DarkFest but I know we can make them bigger and that’s all I want to do this year! Build and ride huge jumps!Sam Reynolds

2017 Polygon UR team launch

bigquotesAs a team owner I feel that this year we never had such a good group of riders, staff and sponsors! Everyone has worked so hard that now I feel anything is possible. As a rider I'm going to focus on one simple task: have fun on any kind of bike: Enduro, DH, Pump track and Dual slalom.Fabien 'Couscous' Cousinié

2017 Polygon UR team launch

2017 Polygon UR team launch

2017 Polygon UR team launch

We want to thank the brands that are behind us. Thank you for helping us chase our dreams!

2017 Polygon UR team launch

video: Creatur Agency
photos: Callum Wood


MENTIONS: @Polygonbikes

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44 Comments

  • + 29
 Def one of the better launch videos of late. Great bunch of talented riders. Always enjoy watching Tracey rip. Hope she has an amazing season.
  • + 6
 Trace is a champ! cant wait for the season to kick off! And you gotta love Mick!
  • + 5
 @urteam Where do I start in the video!? The 2017 season launch video put the icing on the cake. Best team video by far this year. I swear I cannot describe how much I look forward to watching the team race each World Cup season from Cairns, Australia to Fort Williams, UK. Each video you have directed are phenomenal in which I personally enjoy watching This is UR World episodes. Looking forward to see Tracey smash this season with top podium finishes. Go team Hannah and ultimately the UR Team! 2017 is the year.
  • + 4
 What track is that step-down on in the 4th photo from the bottom (bottom right)? Clearly one above my riding level as I don't recognise it.
  • + 3
 I think that is night parrot. It's an unofficial track some guy made up the skyline park. I've walked it, it's completely insane.
  • + 2
 @gurnzilla: Cheers. It looks nuts in a photo and pictures never do justice to the size of anything.
  • + 5
 Git - UR - Dun!! Stoked for another season of Dream Ride Share from UR. Good luck!
  • + 1
 I honestly think the UR team are one of my favourite teams. They are all incredible riders to watch. Love seeing sam reynolds killing it on this track too. Easily one of my favourite riders!!
  • + 1
 Great team! I love my Collosus DFR 2016 and just put a Rohloff Speedhub into it! So much fun and great handling! I will film a lot with this machine!
  • + 1
 Great to hear that you are loving your DFR. #onpolygonbikes
  • + 3
 Were there Ohlins shocks on the bikes? Looked like it
  • + 2
 I have 5 polygon frames in my garage... 4 are cracked... The bikes ride well but too fragile!
  • + 3
 But your a hack Baker. Smile
  • + 0
 I own an entry level alloy frame (Polygon Xtrada) and use it more than it should. Never had a problem with it. As long you don't jump it over 1.5 meters
  • + 1
 Just relised it was a hardtail you have
  • + 1
 stop casing your jumps ya punk =P
  • + 1
 @sean9002: all the bikes were given to me as a sponsored rider for them 2 years ago.... The bikes are disposable much like you're comments.
  • + 8
 @bakewhore: your jumps must be massive!! I've not even broken one and I try pretty hard!
  • + 2
 @SamReynolds26: yes so happy you piped up and told him, i wanted to send you a photo and ask if you broke any frames
  • + 1
 @SamReynolds26: nope just not a good as you...
  • + 1
 im looking forward to another awesome year for these guys and more awesome videos! good luck
  • + 1
 Looking forward to seeing how the Box drivetrain performs on the world cup circuit.
  • + 7
 Does it really matter? This a serious question.

Of all the parts on a DH Race Big on the World Cup, I think the drivetrain would be near the bottom in terms of it's performance affecting your run. As long as the BOX system is reliable, it cant really do wrong can it? I mean its serviced/replaced every event, if not every few runs on a weekend.

I mean things like Frame, Suspension, Wheels, Tyres etc I can see them all having a massive impact, but drivetrain? Legs spin, wheels go round, thats pretty much it for DH.

If I am waaaay off, please feel free to illuminate me.
  • + 1
 @darkmuncan: i dunno man, i change gears a bit and if it didnt work or skipped i reckon id be toast half the time lol
  • + 3
 Get em Mick!!
  • + 1
 yewwwwwwwwww
  • - 1
 So, No Kurt Sorge? really bummed to see him come back so strong after his injury just to keep switching companies, I mean he won rampage in 15' and he cant even keep a frame sponsor? seems kinda odd to me.
  • + 7
 Kurt has never been a member of the UR Team. He is sponsored by Polygon directly ...
  • + 1
 @home-team: I was thrown off by seeing Reynolds, that makes a whole lot of sense! excuse my idioticy.
  • + 1
 looking forward to watching this season the new bikes and kit are looking awesome good luck to every one on the team Smile
  • + 1
 If it's a team jersey why are they different? Surely the whole point of team is to have the same kit
  • + 2
 The UCI changed their rules about this a couple of years ago. A lot of team riders have individual sponsors when it comes to clothing and helmets. We think it's pretty cool that the UR Team has different colored jerseys for their different team styles.
  • + 1
 anyone notice the change in the frame on the top tube where it meets the seat, the stiffer has been changed
  • + 1
 What tires is mick running?? His bike looks sexy af with the red walls
  • + 1
 So Sam is not using FOX Head again?
  • + 1
 There was a post earlier in the year that Sam would be riding for Alpine Stars with the rest of the UR Team.
  • + 1
 Their jerseys all one size up?
  • + 1
 Great video. Good looking bike!
  • + 1
 The team looks gnarly. All the best for this year guys.
  • + 0
 Where is the 3th photo taken ? Looks pretty cool ????
  • + 1
 Looks like Ben Lomond saddle, above Queenstown
  • + 1
 Go team HANNAH !!!
  • + 0
 Where is the 3th photo taken ? Looks pretty cool Big Grin
  • - 2
 where is Loic? why he didn't going to the queenstown trip?

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