Sam Reynolds' Custom Polygon DH9 - Red Bull Rampage 2015

Oct 15, 2015
by UR Team  



Sam Reynolds' Custom Polygon DH9

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.

Polygon DH9
Polygon DH9

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.

Polygon DH9
Polygon DH9

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.

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  • 41 2
 Beautiful bike, amazing rider! Sure to be a sweet combo come Rampage. Props to Sam coming from a dj background and making it to the pinnacle of free riding events like FEST and Rampage. Making us Essex boys proud!
  • 9 48
flag PhattyMatt (Oct 15, 2015 at 12:58) (Below Threshold)
 FEST is not on par with Rampage.
  • 5 0
 Reynolds isn't Essex either
  • 1 0
 Get some Sam!
  • 24 3
 I'd like to point out that that isn't the English flag. It is the Union Flag
  • 14 8
 Whatever. It's just some tiny island in the north atlantic. Razz
  • 5 2
 I mean, to be fair there is an English flag inside the Union Jack
  • 21 5
 Says something when a rampage bike has XT's... why buy saints?
  • 29 1
 Cause they only need their power for one minute runs, not 10 minutes of brake dragging in the bike park like most people do.
  • 6 0
 I'd agree with that.. Just a couple of speed checks and let it rip for the rest of the hill. When in doubt hang off the back a little moreSmile
  • 7 1
 My park bike has XT's and even with 180mm rotors braking has been completely adequate.
  • 3 0
 @TheGreek95 ya but does Massachusetts even have vert? Wink Just bugging, but I've found XTs are great brakes for pretty much any use.
  • 1 0
 I like my XTs very much. They are as good as my ZEEs as far as stopping power goes. Brake fade maybe not though.
  • 14 2
 I can't see any English flags on that top cap!
  • 7 0
 ahahaha not sure why that angered me
  • 21 0
 Because I reckon pinkbike genuinely believe that the union jack is the English flag. How else do you explain you as a scot getting a scottish flag on your profile and me being English getting the union jack?
  • 3 0
 thats always made me laugh - feel bad for you mate
  • 5 0
 Sure be nice to have a St George cross
  • 1 0
 I've wondered this for years Pete. I'm not that arsed, I'm proud to be british, but it doesn't make sense. If I had any form of OCD I wouldn't be able to frequent this website.
  • 2 1
 hahahaha .. myself get a similar flag with murica! .. dafuq lol
  • 2 6
flag freeridefruitcake (Oct 15, 2015 at 22:21) (Below Threshold)
 I'm not British, I'm English. W/o goin into an immigration row, any mo fo gets a British passport even me, it's like a Scottish passport, oh wait ya don't get those either. my dad always said "boy, your English be proud it, don't forget it, and tell it". He's such a chap.
Here's to you dad!!!!!
  • 6 1
 Best-looking bike out there.
  • 6 1
 That chain is trick!
  • 15 0
 Almost $90!? I don't think it's that cool anymore.
  • 2 1
 KMC is where its at boys and girls, I have two gold ones
  • 2 0
  • 3 0
 Good luck Sam, have a good un
  • 1 2
 " 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."

I don't get it, why use a tube if everythings sealed up anyway
  • 14 0
 Because of burps
  • 1 0
 Why they didnt mention it in any other article? Sounds effective...

but noone extra profit from this.
Reason to keep it hide?

why just fairclough use procore nobody says...
  • 1 0
 No dropper post?

  • 1 0
 Awesome first run! Sidewinder for win, SICK!
  • 1 3
 "On the handlebar we find a Spank Vibrocore 800mm wide that should help take away some of the vibrations from big hucks"
  • 1 1
 why xt?

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