Sam Reynolds' Custom Polygon DH9
Sam Reynolds may be best known as a slopestyle rider, but over the last few month he has made a name for himself on his big bike at the Fest Series. This year Sam will be riding his first ever Rampage, so to get him stoked the Polygon UR team have prepared a custom DH9 complete with an orange digital camo paint job.
The Polygon DH9 frame has been design based on the World Cup DH team feedback, but the the bike is clearly capable of sending it big. The front triangle is made of aluminum while the swing arm is in carbon. The BOS VOID shock has been custom tuned to add more progression to deal with the heavy impacts at Rampage.The bike is probably one of the lighter Rampage bike with a weight of 15.9kg (33 pounds) even with heavy tubes and tires.
The fork is a BOS FCV 37mm with factory black stanchions.The wheels are the brand new carbon e*thirteen LG1; the wheels are so strong that Sam is totally fine running them even for extreme freeriding. Sam benefits from some World Cup tricks and is using a tube + tubeless system but just with one valve, so if you flat the tube the air stays in the tires like a normal tubeless.
Around the BB we find the latest e*thirtheen LG1r carbon crank with along with the new LG1 guide, pedals are VP components Harrier Titanium and the touch that makes all the difference is the KMC X10SL in black and red.
Sam's tires choice goes to the Kenda Honey badger DH CAP sticky-E, versatile gravity tires that goes really well is the sandy Rampage dirt. The CAP DH casing construction is bullet proof casing able to take a lot of abuse.
In the cockpit Sam is running Shimano XT brakes, along with 203mm ice-tech rotors. On the grips side there is some custom S4P ODI ruffian MX. An 800mm wide Spank Vibrocore handlebar should help take away some of the vibrations from the big hucks Reynolds has in store. The headset is provide by VP Components along with a classy patriotic touch with the Union flag top cap.