Yannick Granieri signs with Polygon

Jan 4, 2012 at 8:32
by Polygon Bikes  
A new year brings many changes – for Yannick Granieri 2012 marks a new beginning and he is switching his old bike for a range of brand new Polygon frames. To celebrate the occasion, Polygon invited Yannick and team-mate Sam Reynolds to a trip of legendary riding in beautiful Bali and to experience the manufacturing process first hand at the Polygon factory. Polygon Bikes will be hitting Europe this year, so keep an eye out!

photo by Joakim Andreassen

After just coming back from riding in the blazing heat on the beautiful island of Bali, Yannick’s riding debut on the new frame at the Monster Energy White Style in Leogang (January 27) will be quite the change for the French pro. The slopestyle event on snow is the perfect occasion to put the frame to the test in extreme contest conditions. However, the bikes are ready for the test: Yannick and Sam were able to make sure of that during their visit of the Polygon factory in Surabaya and while riding anything from volcanoes to jungle trails.

photo by Joakim Andreasson

photo by Joakim Andreasson

Yannick is also looking forward to competing with his new Polygon bikes: “On our trip I’ve had a chance to finally try the bikes for myself and I can’t wait to show what I can do on my new frames! It was really cool to see how the bikes are built and it’s awesome that I can really get involved in the process with my own ideas.” Yannick is the best competing French freerider out there at the moment, a fact he proved with two top ten placements in the overall FMB World Tour ranking in a row. 2011 was a successful year for him and he’s planning to still step up his game for 2012 with a new partner by his side.

photo by Joakim Andreasson

Polygon is already the leading bike manufacturer on the South East Asian market and is now expanding to Europe. The company can look back on two decades of experience and in that time were able to prove their technological know-how and passion for gravity sports. For 2012, Polygon is bringing their quality craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology to Europe. Signing Yannick is a huge step in the right direction: “Having Yannick to represent our brand is another leap for Polygon bikes. His enthusiasm, hard work and professionalism will help us improve our bikes even more. He rides our bikes with such confidence; we’ll definitely keep seeing Yannick regularly up on the podiums”, says Yustian Nimara, Marketing Manager of Polygon bikes.

photo by Joakim Andreasson

For more info, visit our website: www.polygonbikes.com


51 Comments

  • + 49
 Wow they have some nice looking DH bikes. But I had never heard of them before, until now.
  • + 18
 Well then you could say that hiring Yannick was a great Marketing move!
  • + 0
 ^^Agreed
  • - 10
flag timfrancis (Jan 4, 2012 at 13:26) (Below Threshold)
 Have you seen the bike names? Their Whole full sus range are called colossus, Hard tails, Cozmic and road bikes Helios. Frig. get some originality.
  • + 5
 are there something wrong with the names? evil uses revolt, iron horse uses sunday and that's not a brand new word. anyway, 70% of polygon frame production is for scott and kona so they know a thing abut frame production
  • + 4
 Compared to major brands Polygon is still growing, but at least its expanding and now their name is gaining awareness in Europe. Hopefully it could be a major brand in the world though.. Agree with jifi there, they produce for Kona & Scott, beside that their fulsus 2012 lineup uses their own suspension design.. Gotta get me one of those 2012 lineups
  • + 3
 they're bicycle factory everywhere in the world, and we just don't know until they surface above water,, just like Morewood from SA , , this time Polygon from ASEAN region... maybe we will hear from South America continent sooner or later . . . the most important part is, bring me a good bikes with a reasonable price!
  • + 1
 This is going to be an argument I can't win hey. no worries! The bikes look real nice, and if it means we get them a little cheaper too - fantastic! all I'm saying, is if they had different names for different types of bikes, EG Rocky Mountains Element, and slayer - it'd be more distinctive, and far less confusing. You can't class a time trial bike, and a first time road bike in the same category, neither a DH and AM bike... and tbh, who wants an XC bike called collosus? sounds like a friggin tank Wink
  • + 2
 XC 100mm called Cozmic, XC 120mm called Collosus Wink

and you'll get used to it Wink
  • + 1
 @yustian: Your id name is the same as the Polygon marketing manager's name.. Are you him? Nevertheless, great move by Polygon though, maju terus produk Indonesia
  • + 10
 im in school right now, i have math next hour and were currently going geometry... the last thing i need to see is the word polygonbikes... now im going to be thinking of Yannick all class
  • - 3
 I still have a week off.. haha.
  • + 6
 I think you should ride the bike before make some comments.. They have a good quality of frames and great achievements on National DH in Indonesia. Hope I can see polygon team and rider on next UCI DH WC :-)..
  • + 8
 when did sam ren leave dmr?!
  • + 3
 Only two month ago. Those chinese are terrible !!!
  • - 1
 dmr are terrible! this is a good move for renn
  • - 3
 Terrible? Bit strong! Who the f*ck are polygon though?!
  • + 0
 @dmrchris i dunno but some of their bikes look pretty deceny especially their FR and DH bikes
  • + 4
 Their Djer looks a lot like a P. bike, but the DH and FR bikes look awesome! Geo looks a little steep but I cant say since I've never ridden one. Good Marketing for them, Hope to see more of them in the future!
  • + 4
 its about time......
next year hopefully we gonna see polygon in UCI DH world cup.......
go polygon.....100 % Indonesian factory
  • + 7
 boom! big things
  • + 4
 Great news, good luck for the riders and polygon factory, maju terus Indonesia!
  • + 1
 Need honesty before publicly claiming that one bike is your genuine product. I have question here, is Polygon making or just asembling Kona and Scott bikes?? Don't you buy the frames, forks and most of parts from foreign suppliers? In the case of Scott bikes, Scott R&D people do everything from A to Z, while your factory just need to gather the parts from suppliers appointed by Scott and then asemble it. Is that called "making" bike? It is not far different with your hi-end models too. But your campaign is so convincing that local people here almost believe in whatever you say, especially at the point that Polygon "making" those bikes. Mr. Yustian, please tell the truth dong.... or people will accuse you of making "public lying".
  • + 3
 come and work for us then you'll understand how the industry works Wink
  • + 1
 Many people do not realize that they buy boomerang as an Australian handicraft, which actually made in Salatiga, Central Java. adagio70, you may not realized that your Scott frame (Belgium) might be made in Surabaya, ha ha ha ...
  • + 1
 @yustian: how can we work for you? pengen nih kerja ama salah satu perusahaan dalam negeri yang misi ke internationalnya jelas.
  • + 3
 ..... Pinkbike or Mikey need to get some Polygon DH/FR rig for review and abuse
  • + 3
 This well known brand in South East Asian, sure Yannick and Sam will bounce out their name in Europe.
  • + 4
 a taste of indonesia
  • - 1
 Well polygon are a half decent brand there DH bike is low cost for what you get. My friend just got a polygon it is sick, It has fox 40(fit), D max ultimates, saint brakes and gears, basically all top of the range stuff for 3 grand. There DH frame is the same as KHS. I have looked at there web site and the bikes aren't half bad but the DJ bike is not so great.
  • + 4
 3 Grand? They sell for $4,399 on bicycles online. Damn good value for Kashima Fox, Full saint and Deemax Ultimates though.
  • + 2
 missed their play in Bali! C'mon polygon people, make some local ads too next time.
bit.ly/xhXEfB
  • + 3
 Nice one guys. Good luck with it all. Cheers Simon
  • + 2
 thanks Simon
  • - 1
 Agreed with timfrancis. There's something sound not right with Polygon naming its bike. If you want to sell a brand new bike just make it sure it stand out in the crowd, at least the names. Collosus sound like a big, heavy thing, yet the spelling is awkward, should be Colossus right? They should find a better english spoken marketing team haha!! I mean it is useless to have a good quality bike if you don't know the right way to sell them...
  • + 3
 so you noticed the name spelled wrongly ? so thats one good marketing.. get people to notice and remember the brand Wink
  • + 1
 yannick left commencal Frown commencal has only a few good dj riders left I think fogel should be replacing yannick ! thatd be sick
  • + 2
 gagal pertamax.. polygon one step ahead, just waiting another one, wim cycle. surely will be more 'heeeboooooohhh...' Big Grin
  • + 1
 The DH frame looks like the split pivot design from the picture on the website, looks like a devinci/evil
  • + 1
 floating suspension without split pivot
  • + 1
 Hei knew some nickname in here. I think you're from local Indonesia forum Sep******.com
  • + 2
 polygon product. check this guys www.polygoncycle.com
  • + 1
 do you have distributors in Europe? I'm carving for local product now..
  • + 1
 Polygon looks like a good company Big Grin
  • - 1
 They have quite a few bikes available for a brand I've never heard of?
  • + 2
 Good Go Polygon
  • + 1
 Ayo Polygon..!
Kuasai pasaran International. Big Grin
I AM POLYGONERS!
  • + 1
 Nice level..good luck..
  • + 0
 which frame will he ride...???cozmic??
  • + 4
 Cozmic DX and Collosus FR
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