• Intended use: all-mountain/enduro
• Travel: 160mm
• Carbon fiber front and rear triangles
• Designed for 650B wheels
• Internal cable routing
• Post mount rear brake
• ISCG-05 chain guide tabs
• 66° head angle
• 428mm/16.8'' chain stay
• Target weight: 5.3lb/2.4kg
• Availability: TBA
• MSRP: TBA
The February announcement that the Hutchinson United Ride team would be contesting the World Cup circuit aboard Polygon's Collosus downhill bike may have taken a few by surprise, but the Indonesian company is making a hard push into the high-end market with a lineup of smart looking bikes at competitive prices. Further proof comes in the form of two new carbon fiber prototypes that have been designed around 650B wheels: the 160mm travel Orrin shown here, and the lighter weight Karoo that uses a similar layout to offer 140mm of travel. While both are 2014 model year bikes that will have their official launch at this year's Eurobike tradeshow, Polygon was able to show us two frames that had come out of the mold only days earlier.
Like a lot of bikes coming out these days, the Orrin will feature both a 12 x 142mm rear end and internal cable routing that will make for smooth lines while offering more protection. Removable inserts at the entry and exit points should allow for easy, fuss-free cable installation.
The 140mm travel Karro closely resembles its longer travel brother. In fact, it uses the exact same rear triangle. This won't be a warmed over trail bike, though, as ISCG-05 chain guide tabs and a 67 degree head angle are on the bike's fact sheet.
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