Polygon Bikes Releases New Siskiu T Series

Nov 22, 2017 at 1:04
by Polygon Bikes  
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The 1st new line of 27.5 and 29” aluminum trail suspension bike from Polygon Bikes.

For over 25 years, Polygon Bikes have been designing, building, and engineering world class bicycles in partnership with engineers, industrial designers, creative thinkers and professional riders based in North America, Europe, and Asia. We are passionate about innovation and work hard each season to produce fresh and authentic designs with global relevance.

We are one of the few global bike brands that own our manufacturing facilities, allowing us to control all aspects of the manufacturing process—from the craftsmanship of hand welding our frames right through to our industry-leading assembly and painting facilities. By producing close to a million bicycles per year, it also allows us to leverage significant cost efficiencies that most brands are not able to achieve. This results in our ability to offer an extensive range of high-quality bicycles you can depend on at some of the most competitive pricing available in the market.



New for 2018, we are excited to announce the release of the Polygon Siskiu T - Trail Mountain Bike range - featuring a Wheel Fit Size System, 150mm(27.5") and 140mm(29er) travel on a FAUX BAR design, a One By drivetrain, dropper seat post and much more!

bigquotesFollowing the success of the Polygon Siskiu D range over the past few years, we are excited to launch the new 2018 Polygon Siskiu T series – an aluminum full suspension trail mountain bike with a combination of parts and technology design to be ready to hit any trails. An agile and playful bike for all-day epic adventure rides in the mountains to the local trails.Zendy Renan, Product Development Manager

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The Polygon Wheel Fit Size System assures each frame size is paired with a wheel size that perfectly fits the rider's height for better efficiency and an optimal riding experience. This allowed us to concentrate on what the bike should feel like on the trails, guaranteeing a consistent riding experience for all riders. Small and Medium frames are paired with 27.5” wheels, whilst Medium, Large and XL frames use 29“ wheels.

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All models of Siskiu T are built around a lightweight aluminum frame adopting the new Boost Hub standards, with 150mm (27.5") and 140mm (29”) suspension fork travel and utilizing a FAUX BAR rear suspension system, keeping the frame weight down while reinforcing high-stress areas and reducing flex under heavy loads. The rear swing triangle also features a unibody pivot bridge that stiffens the rear wheel and reduces lateral forces on the rear shock when under load, resulting in a lot more control exiting high-speed corners and negotiating rock gardens. The frame is finished off with a tapered headset, rear thru axle, internal routing for gears and 150mm dropper post. The Polygon Siskiu T is equipped with a neat and simple Shimano XT 1x10 or 1x11 drivetrain, further improving the bike's performance and taking full advantage of Shimano's Clutch system to eliminate chain slap.


The two models start at US$ 1899 for Siskiu T7 to US$ 2499 for Siskiu T8. If you're looking for a dependable trail bike to do it all equipped with high-quality components list, then the Siskiu T is the bike for you. Check the full information about Siskiu T series at Polygon Bikes online.


99 Comments

  • + 71
 It might be tweaked suspension design, but it looks like a Jeffsy to me.
  • + 27
 Outlines of a Jeffsy, but this is a single pivot whereas the Jeffsy has a pivot on the chainstay.
  • + 5
 Yep, only the position of the rear pivot changes.
  • + 4
 looks of the jeffsy and colourway of the hightower with orange and mint
  • + 4
 But Polygon actually make them in their own factory where as YT don't. It would be a reason I would get one if these over a Jeffsy.
  • + 2
 @theminsta: I don't think single pivot is the right word. Single pivot is like an Orange Five or a Starling murmur. This is a Faux bar design. Has the same number of pivot points as the Jeffsy (which is four bar) but it's the location or the rear-most pivot that's different. It's on the seat stay, not the chainstay.

@fartymarty: I don't really see how that's relevant. If YT have somebody making their frames but they're very meticulous over QC, where as Polygon make their own but are less meticulous then the YTs would likely be better. And if Polygon were more meticulous and YT less so theirs would be better. I think the quality of the frame very much depends on 1) The quality of the design and 2) the quality of the construction. I don't see why both of those can't be spot on manufacturing in somebody else's factory provided that they're on board with making the best frames possible. I wouldn't make your decision based solely on who owns the factory.
  • + 7
 @tom666: IMO if someone makes something that has their name on it they care about it more than if they make it for someone else. I may wrong tho and I am sure both YT and Polygon make great bikes.

A faux bar linkage is still a single pivot (or swing arm) with a linkage driven shock. Maybe it is better to call it a swing arm with linkage driven shock. They are slightly different to a four bar linkage in how they behave under pedalling and braking.
  • + 1
 @tom666: ... they are slightly different but there are other factors that are probably more important - shock tune etc... could the average punter notice the difference... probably not.
  • + 0
 Damm, I was just about to say that.
  • - 1
 @fartymarty: I see what you're saying but equally these companies definitely want your return business. There's also plenty of people in Taiwan want to make you a frame so they're likely going to do it the best they can rather than lose the customer.

And yeah - that's all I was pointing out is it isn't single pivot. It's faux bar.
  • + 6
 @tom666:
Incorrect. It is still a single pivot but the shock is activated by a linkage.
It’s worth noting that Turner bikes went from Four bar with all its supposed merits of uncoupled braking and traction gains to a Faux bar( single pivot) and no one could tell the difference!! Go figure!! Like most marketing bollocks!!
  • + 5
 @Murfdog: correct me if Im worng, but doesnt Turner use DW-link on all their bikes?
  • + 3
 Faux bar is still single pivot, because the main frame and rear axle are connected by one single pivot. I like the look of this bike. About the polygon. I know a while back they were manufactured in Taiwan and finished, painted and assembled in Indonesia. That could have changed though. These ones could well be manufactured in Indonesia by polygon themselves.
  • - 1
 @Murfdog: It's "a single pivot but but shock is activated by a linkage" + a pivot in the seat stays. The name of that system is a faux-bar (it says as much in the article above). It is different to a conventional single pivot system where you have a solid rear triangle pivoting on a solid front triangle via a single pivot. It's like a fancy dressed up single pivot made to look like a 4 bar. Hence the name faux or false 4bar.
  • + 2
 @tom666: not so
  • + 0
 @jaame: Please explain why that's not so then. Because it says in the article it's faux bar, the rear triangle and front triangle are joined in 2 places, it quite clearly has a multiple pivots and that linkage is going to effect the leverage ratio and other suspension characteristics compared to if it was a simple single pivot.

It's laid out very similar to a four bar system, however critically the pivot is in the seatstays, not the chainstays, making it behave more like a single pivot. Hence the name faux bar (false 4 bar).

www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/buyers-guide-to-mountain-bike-suspension-part-2-28438

You can read there they categorise single pivot and faux bar as different designs because they are different.

If you look at a Production Privee Shan No.5 that's a single pivot activated by a linkage and that's different to this. Please explain if I'm wrong.
  • + 2
 @mmm2ppp:
it does now. but prior to the Turner DW link bikes, they were 4 bar, then faux bar and none of their afficionados could tell there difference despite the marketing claims!!! This was at a time that the Turner 5 spot and RFX were the go to bikes.
  • + 5
 Faux bar is a type of single pivot bike. All faux bars are single pivots, but not all single pivots are faux bar. Single pivot means the axle travels in a single arc which is controlled by a single pivot. If the wheel only pivots around a single point it is a single pivot, regardless of what other stays or linkages achieve regarding leverage rate.
  • + 2
 @tom666:

the critical distinction, is that in the single pivot and the faux bar the rear axle is directly mounted from the main pivot to the axle, with a four bar it is not, thereby making the rear axle independent. Trek, Kona, are single pivots with actuated shocks. Norco, Specialised are true four bars, with a chain stay pivot, thus isolating the rear axle.
An Orange is a single pivot but with careful pivot and shock placement it may be able to achieve in terms of shock leverage the same as using a faux linkage to define the leverage curve.
There may be little or no difference between Faux and four bar linkages in actuality (see post re Turner's change) but that is very dependent upon all the parameters that make up each linkage i.e. pivot placement etc dependent upon how the designer wants the bike to "feel" in HIS view, which may of course despite being YOUR linkage of choice, not how you want YOUR bike to "feel".
  • + 4
 Looks like a session to me
  • + 1
 I'm just pleased to see the maker of a "Faux Bar" (linkage activated single pivot) actually call it a Faux Bar, rather than spewing a whole bunch of marketing speak about axle paths, and parallelograms. There is nothing wrong with a Faux Bar, but they make it seem like there is with the obfuscation.
  • + 0
 Don't you mean Session?
  • + 1
 Probably gets manufactured in the same country, on the same street, same building, and by the same Taiwan company. The industry is now just a design and marketing tool for Asia. That's the choice consumers made....
  • + 2
 I thought the react 2 play was the end all of suspension design. Guess not
  • + 2
 @fartymarty: My experience with manufacturing supply agreements, in a different industry, suggest that the third party approaches the manufacturer because of their repuation for quality which is defined as a repeatable process that yields the same results each time [I am approaching this from a different industry ]. Our customers have us manufacture to their specifications. Our process yields a product within those specs time and again. Blah blah blah.

It really depends on the specs to which the product under the manufacturer's name is manufactured to and the same for the third party's product; what is important to their customers [you and I] versus what a regulator may also require. Blah blah blah.

The manufacturer may use its marketing engine to portray its product as the best. To support that it should/ would employ more scrutiny in the production process.

You're right the manufacturer may care more about the product under their name, but they also care about the other party's too. But sometimes they dont. The other party is helping spread cost over a bigger volume enabling the manufacturer to continue to make their low end or high end product more competitvely for their segments. Okay forget it. This is getting ridiculous. Not meant to be an essay. Too late.

Ya you're right.
  • + 1
 @tom666: yeezus this argument AGAIN?! It's a single pivot. Faux bar - it's a joke, sir,... like, uh, 'Sillius Soddus' or... 'Biggus Dickus'. A single pivot made to look like a four-bar by the extra actuation linkage. Faux-bar, four-bar. Yes?
  • + 2
 @tom666:

Since there is just one pivot point between the frame and the rear axle, the wheel path will be the same as a single pivot....an arc of fixed radius. The shock force will vary through the travel as dictated by the driven linkage. So the wheel path is still just one degree of freedom. I think you are correct saying that this linkage setup is named a faux bar. Four bar linkage provides the additional degree of freedom to the wheel path.
  • + 40
 Props for attractive and affordable bikes. These days I tend to gloss over the $9k bike reviews and pay more attention to "value for the money" offerings. Would love to see this bike reviewed.
  • + 8
 My thoughts as well. A $10k bike should be perfect in every way. Making a $3k bike really good takes skill.
  • + 3
 You know that friend that contacts you because they know you ride and is just starting out, wants to know which half decent trail bike to buy but doesn’t want to spend a small fortune. This is that bike.
Well done Polygon
  • + 3
 @Murph86: Or even someone who has been riding for a while, has a ton of good parts and wants a new ride.

I could see myself buying one of these and swapping all the parts off my hardtail and getting a sweet ride.
  • + 1
 The fabric and charge bikes owner said that previously. It's easy to make an amazing £6000 bike. It's very difficult to make an amazing £300 bike.
  • + 2
 There's almost more fun in making a sick bike for £1500-3000 than there is in an >3000 bike. Expensive bikes is like lets make a nice carbon frame, give it some marketing names, dress it up in Carbon, Kashima and Eagle and sell it for £4-6k. Sub 3k you can't have all the carbon, Kashima and Eagle. You have to make spec sacrifices and make smart choices to put money where it counts most. I think this bike looks sick because out the box you can shred and it's also super upgradable. Frame actually looks very nice and over time you could upgrade the parts and make it into a very nice bike.
  • + 2
 @tom666: Agreed. This is a great looking bike.
  • + 22
 If you have 2 or more are you a Polygonist?
  • + 6
 Correct, and you're practicing polygomy
  • + 16
 Good god pink bike can you adjust the geometry tables so we can actually read them without going to the computer models your site?
  • + 3
 I know right, I feel like the comment boards have been asking for this forever. Admittedly I don't know how hard doing that is but I know vitalmtb gets it right so pb ought to as well. PB nails a lot of stuff IMO buts it's a little silly that this image scaling thing is still an issue on the mobile site.
  • + 11
 Been happy with my trid zz, and service from these guys on Australia was tops. Good to see them going from strength to strength!
  • + 7
 It looks like my Jeffsy, and I think thats awesome. My Jeffsy kinda looks like a Hightower, and I think thats awesome. And all three of those bikes are in different price ranges, so many types of people can ride them, and I think thats awesome. My wife grew up in Indonesia, and had a Polygon growing up, she's pumped about all their new rides, and I think thats awesome.

Summary: Awesome
  • + 8
 You think tall people only want 29” wheels?
Idiots.
  • + 1
 How tall are you?
  • + 0
 I agree, , im 180, and I don't want a 29r. stupid
  • + 2
 @colincolin: 200+. gimme that 29er
  • + 4
 These look good but then only a few new bikes don't these days. I for one am sick of the wheel size for rider size B.S.. I am 188cm tall and loved my XL 26er. I'm on an XL 27.5 now Better bike overall but those heavy 2.6 tyres make me long for my whippy 26er
  • + 8
 Props for polygon making affordable bike with killer spec
  • + 6
 Polygon made the Calibre Bossnut right?
  • + 6
 Great to see some local Aussie trails being featured!
  • + 8
 And some local riders Wink
  • + 4
 Great shot of Skyfall
  • + 5
 and....a threaded BB! Well done @Polygonbikes !
  • + 3
 I guess they figure Santa Cruz's colors sell bikes, so they might as well use the same colors too Wink
  • + 1
 @Polygonbikes when I click the link on the bottom of the article, Chrome detects a privacy error. When I search for your site and enter it independently, these new models aren't there. Help!
  • + 5
 Hi @speed10
Thank you for telling us! Sorry for the inconvenience but you can check it on the link below:
www.polygonbikes.com/ww/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail

Let us know if it's not working! Thanks!
  • + 2
 @Polygonbikes: That works. Thanks! New bikes look great btw
  • + 11
 @Polygonbikes: You guys still need a cert. Not having an ssl cert on an open facing web server is ghetto af in this day and age. I looked at the "store" and even on the logon portal there is no certificate. That's as far as I followed it but claiming to have a "secure checkout" seems dubious to me.
  • + 2
 @topherdagopher: Agreed. Public Web server without ssl cert is like a door without any door lock.
Ass off, Polygon! Get ssl cert for your webseite!!
  • + 2
 @Polygonbikes: is there a reason it does not have a bottle cage mount? would have been a great option for us riders here in the south east asia who don;t like to ride with back pack becasue of the heat and humidity.
  • + 2
 @Polygonbikes: Please take a look at www.letsencrypt.com - They're a reputable CA, part of the Linux Foundation and part of a public benefit foundation called ISRG.
Their board consists of people from the likes of Cisco, Mozilla and Akamai. Google is even part of their technical advisors.

It's free, so there's really no reason not to have a valid cert anymore.
  • + 2
 I didn't know Polygon made and sold that many bikes. We barely see them in France.
  • + 3
 Southeast Asia dude. It's big.
  • + 2
 They're pretty popular in Australia as a direct to consumer brand. You could buy them before Canyon and YT started shipping bikes all the way down here from Europe. My friend has a Colossus with a cheaper build kit (which I don't like to be honest) and my girlfriend has one of their road bikes (which is a great bike and was a bargain).
  • + 3
 be neat if the small had 26"
  • + 1
 You could but some 26s in there. BB would drop but that might not even be a bad thing.
  • + 2
 It looks like a Jeffsy to me, all bikes are starting to look the same, whatashame.
  • + 3
 When Polygon make some of the most unique looking bikes out there I don't think we can accuse them of that!
  • + 4
 Those prices are awesome
  • + 2
 @polygonbikes Bottle cage?
  • + 1
 Do you still need bottle cage?? i just drinking beer after cycling ....haha
  • + 2
 Nice one Polygon for expanding your size range!
  • + 0
 Nice bikes, reasonable geometry. Yet I wonder where I can put my water bottle. Shorter seat tubes would make XL and L suitable to more riders.
  • + 2
 But make it unsuitable for those people that need the XL bikes. I already need a huge amount of seat post out of my XL frame and really don't need more. What you are really saying is that you want the smaller sizes to have a longer reach.
  • + 3
 awesome bike
  • - 2
 Buy their bikes and then watch customer service suddenly disappear. Their owners' manual tells you f**k all about the actual bike you've bought, shipping costs and taxes were supposedly to be handled by them, but I had to pay for it and they've disappeared on me when I emailed them about it. Spend your money on a YT, or a Canyon instead.
  • + 3
 Hi Brian.

Bicycles Online Customer Service here.

Can you please contact us at sales@bicyclesonline.com.au with your concern and we will be happy to help out? I am unable to find any orders or emails by just using your Pinkbike login.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks
  • + 2
 @BicyclesOnline: I purchased my Trid ZZ from the Polygon International site, thanks anyway.
  • + 2
 Polygon clean and comfortable bike ever.
  • + 1
 Nice trail bike, but 99% length of the video is riding downhill and big drop-offs. It should've had more uphill riding.
  • + 2
 No R3ACT suspension?
  • + 1
 Polygon brings back the Transition Bandit
  • + 1
 looks like a tallboy and enduro had baby.. meaning it looks niiiiiiice
  • + 1
 it's always entertaining reading the nerdy engineering posts
  • + 2
 Yt jeffsy
  • + 4
 my thirst thought was that it looks exactly as my jeffsy
  • + 1
 Yeah But, the rearmost pivot located on seatstay while jeffsy in chainstay
  • + 1
 Looks like a single pivot jeffsy
  • + 1
 I love Jeffsy, oh wait...
  • + 1
 Looks like a great looking bike...would love to give it a go!!
  • + 1
 Huh, hadn't heard of these "include wheelset" hubs.
  • + 1
 Polygon Jeffsy?
  • + 1
 Lost me at 73.9 STA
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