Bike Check: Tracey Hannah's Polygon XquareOne DH

Aug 24, 2018
by Mike Kazimer  
Tracey Hannah

Tracey Hannah is currently sitting comfortably in third place overall in the World Cup standings, but there's no doubt she'll be aiming to put down another solid run on Saturday to finish out the season in La Bresse. Tracey's aboard the new Polygon XquareOne DH, but although the bike was only recently released to the public, she's been riding a prototype version for over a year. When the team first received the bike they did back-to-back runs with it versus the DH9, their race bike at the time, and the XquareOne was faster, which made making the switch to the wild looking machine an easy decision.

Tracey's XquareOneDH Details

• Rider height: 5' 6”
• Frame size: medium, with headset cups to decrease reach by 5mm
• Wheelsize: 27.5"
• Travel: 218mm
• Handlebar width: 740mm
• Stem length: 50mm
• e*thirteen LG1r carbon wheelset
• Box Components derailleur / shifter
• Trickstuff Direttissima brakes
• SR Suntour Rux fork, Jurni shock
• Kenda Hellcat - prototype casing
Tracey Hannah

Tracey Hannah
The XquareOne has 218mm of rear travel that's delivered via Polygon's unique NAILD suspension design.

Tracey Hannah
Tracey Hannah
Tracey's trying out prototype versions of Kenda's Hellcat tires that use a thicker casing. There's also an insert in the rear tire for additional flat protection.

Tracey Hannah
A closer look at the XquareOne DH's oversized carbon swingarm.

Tracey Hannah
A Box Components rear derailleur...
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...And e*thirteen carbon cranks.

Tracey Hannah
Tracey's running the new Suntour Jurni air shock.

Tracey Hannah
The track in La Bresse isn't that steep, but even if it was nearly vertical Tracey would have plenty of power with Trickstuff's Direttissima brakes.

Tracey Hannah
It's show time.


  • 73 1
 I think its safe to say this doesn't look like a Trek
  • 1 0
 My another bike bruh.
  • 80 21
 I don't care what anyone says. That bike is sexy.
  • 67 24
  • 8 14
flag thomaspearson (Aug 25, 2018 at 9:35) (Below Threshold)
 Nope 2.
  • 5 11
flag shortcuttomoncton (Aug 25, 2018 at 18:22) (Below Threshold)
 Nope nope nope
  • 12 3
 Yes it is Smile
  • 27 4
 What a unique bike...would love to try one..
  • 23 2
 Will someone please tell it’s designer to stick to engineering, not marketing. Xquareone and naild react2play or whatever constitutes some of the most cheeseball names this side of 1989
  • 6 1
 Nah, it is not unique - mine has the same grips!
  • 2 2
 @blackthorne: While true, the reason you see brands purposefully misspell names is to get around existing registered trademarks. I agree they still could have put a bit more thought into it, but this maneuver will become a more common thing.
  • 16 1
 Strangely it looks so much more balanced than the trail bike version, or I'm just getting used to its weirdness.
  • 9 2
 Looks way more balanced, very burly and a bit moto for some reason. And much to my suprise/disgust, I actually find myself liking the silhouette as a whole...
  • 5 1
 The trail version has the weird top tube kinks. This dh version has a simpler straight top tube design. Just that minor change to the design, improves the look alot. I mean it is still polarising but it is winning back some of those that didn't like the look of the trail bike.
  • 17 3
 looks like an e-bike
  • 11 0
 What size are those cranks? 125mm?!
  • 1 0
 Seriously. Those are either the shortest or widest cranks I've ever seen.
  • 1 0
 She ride 150mm crank
  • 8 3
 having ridden the 180mm "trail" version. i can say that these bikes absolutely rip. wouldnt be surprised to see more going this style of suspension at some point. bike felt glued to the ground .
  • 3 2
 It sure does rip. I've got a Marin Wolf Ridge (160mm 29er version), and it's amazing. Best all around bike I've ever ridden (and those who know me, know I've ridden a lot of bikes). I've ridden bikes that descend better, and I've ridden bikes that climb better (although with much less travel), but no bike does BOTH of those things together as well as the Wolf Ridge (and this suspension design in general) does.
  • 2 1
 I feel like they are very close to having something that is a game changer, they just need to get it a little more sorted out, mostly that seat tube design / setup.
  • 1 0
 @ninjatarian: in person, the bikes are quite something. The carbon moulding is impressive, and reminds me of the yester-years of early carbon design where companies were trying to be quite progressive with carbon moulding.
  • 15 9
 Pretty girl takes picture with her ugly friend to look even better, or to make her friend look uglier.
  • 3 4
 Thats a pretty f'ed up thing to say... Oh wait, you're californian.
  • 6 0
 Not a single Shimano or SRAM part on that bike, times are changing and more choice for us.
  • 7 1
 kmc chain is a nice touch
  • 5 1
 it's funny that they have put SR shock for pictures when she always races on FOX with no stickers
  • 6 1
 She's...... forget it
  • 5 0
 She's damn fast
  • 2 1
 I think a lot of bikes are going to look similar to this, the nalid (whatever it is called) suspension design looks promising .
  • 1 0
 I think it looks promising, but look a Commencal bikes, hard to argue with the results they get and really affordable too.
  • 1 0
 That shock choke is just way too long. No engineer, but is this not generating a lot of side torque...???
Reminds me of an old villiger arrow...
  • 2 0
 All of a sudden I'm liking a Pink Bike. The attention to detail is sweet.
  • 2 0
 Jurni shock looks a lot like a Manitou Swinger.
  • 2 0
 Has some Trek VRX DNA built into it's still related to a session!
  • 1 0
 I kept seeing an allen key hanging off the swing arm.... it's just a chrome sticker though!
  • 2 4
 This bike reminds me of the difference between boys, and girls from when I was in like elementary school, or kindergarten, grade 1, 2. Girls don't really care, it's just a facade, like when a girl acts like she's interested in cars.
  • 4 0
 I have no idea what you just said...
  • 2 1
 Rear swing arm chainstay looks utterly futuristic
  • 3 1
  • 1 0
 More about Jurni shock please. PLEASE.
  • 1 0
 That rear shock looks promising, brand-conscious judgment be damned.
  • 1 0
 I guess Mountain Cycle had a stock pile of rear ends stashed away
  • 1 4
 Magic magic popagic OR underdamped marketing shit plus a spit in the face by the design engineer (not telling us any real facts because PB members wouldn‘t understand). That‘s for the reader to decide...
  • 3 3
 Hope it rides better than it looks.
  • 1 0
 Wild looking machine!!!
  • 1 0
 Polygon best bike.
  • 6 7

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