Kurt Sorge Joins Polygon Bikes in 2015

Apr 15, 2015 at 11:20
by Polygon Bikes  
Seattle, WA: Polygon Bikes, a global bicycle manufacturer, announced that Nelson, BC local and freeride specialist has signed on to join the Polygon team for the 2015 season. Sorge, or Sorgelhoff as he's known to friends and fellow competitors, is a passionate and talented freerider and brings a wealth of experience to the Polygon team. Kurt's accomplishments include: 1st place 2012 Red Bull Rampage, 1st place 2009 Chatel Mountain Style, 2nd place 2008 Red Bull Rampage and many film credits including the "New World Disorder" series, "Follow Me", and "Where the Trail Ends".

bigquotesKurt's long time involvement with freeride, as a competitor, builder and organizer, shows his commitment to the sport. We are excited to have his input and expertise. Matt Karaus, Marketing, Polygon Bikes.
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Welcome to Polygon Kurt

Kurt joins other Polygon sponsored riders including Mick and Tracey Hannah, Jamie Nicol and Sam Reynolds. Kurt plans to compete in the 2015 Red Bull Rampage, Crankworx Best Whip Comp and The Fest Series, where he is one of the principal organizers and hosts his own event, Hoff Fest, in his hometown of Nelson, BC. Kurt is further involved with filming the sequel to "Where the Trail Ends.

Welcome to Polygon Kurt

Along with providing exposure for the Polygon brand at freeride events, Kurt will work closely with the Ripple Coalition, Polygon's global design team, providing valuable input and feedback on current and new designs.

bigquotesI am really excited about joining the Polygon team! I have kept my eye on the brand for a while now and to end up with them at this point in my career I couldn't be happier. The team is stacked with some of my favorite riders and I am stoked to get some shred time with them. I have been riding the bike for about a month now and I gotta say they have done a killer job! I am feeling right at home on the new rigs and I can't wait to continue the season onboard the new rides! To have the support from Polygon and input on development program is amazing and I can't wait for the year(s) ahead!" - Kurt Sorge.

Welcome to Polygon Kurt

About Polygon Bikes: Polygon Bikes is a global manufacturer with a 25 year history of building high quality bicycles. With manufacturing based in Indonesia and southeast Asia, Polygon has offices in Germany, France and the Pacific Northwest of the US. Unlike many competitors, Polygon owns and controls much of it's own manufacturing, assembly and distribution ensuring consistent quality. Polygon's global design team, dubbed the "Ripple Coalition", works closely with Polygon sponsored riders, international distributors and grass roots programs to ensure that current and upcoming designs are cutting edge.


MENTIONS: @Polygonbikes, @kurt-rider




120 Comments

  • + 703
 I started a new bike company called "Tetrahedron" we have 3 wheels and no brakes. I offered Kurt the sponsorship, but he said silly things like "you don't have any money" and "I can't ride this, it's a wheelbarrow"
  • + 79
 it's rare an internet comment makes me literally lol,, so with that said you sir win the internet for today
  • + 44
 The wheelbarrow line killed me lol
  • + 11
 Had a good belly laugh at that
  • + 26
 Comment of the month probably. Well done.
  • + 7
 Why are all sanctions on forks going black?
  • + 54
 Because black is the new black eh
  • + 3
 Have another upvote my good sir!
  • + 59
 Thanks doods, it takes away from the sting of realizing my business venture is a failure. If only I could pay rent with upvotes.
  • + 10
 @bookieboy100 Maybe black is the new Kash?
  • + 36
 Laugh now, but this ish is blowing up!

m.youtube.com/watch?v=oeJ_4fHOX2g
  • + 8
 once you go black.........
  • + 1
 Great comment, loved it.
  • + 8
 Your a single mom?
  • + 3
 @BenjaMama Whatttt looool
  • + 4
 Pinkbike! Give this person a cookie. 10/10
  • + 22
 I would LOVE a cookie.
Please mail it to:
Cardboard Box 1B, Kelowna BC
Right next to Wok Box.
  • - 3
 Shoulda called it Dodecahedron & made the wheels outta that shape & then sold it to him using the same level of hyper gimmickry as Boost & 650B.
  • + 0
 What anyone know why sorge is leaving Giant!? Giant is such a awesome bike company and thier bikes too!
@BenjaMama Hahahaha best video i have seen in comments! xD
  • + 1
 My wheelbarrow only has one wheel.. at the front..
  • + 4
 It LOOKS like a wheelbarrow, but it's a finely built piece of yardwork engineering. His loss, I'm going to try Gwin next.
  • + 82
 Nicccceeeee.... man Giant has really cut back their budget who even rides for them anymore? ... their loss.
  • + 35
 I know right. No more Danny Hart and now no Sorge? Oh well bring on the fest series, Sorge will kill it on any bike
  • + 40
 and neethling, who also is with polygon now.
  • - 9
flag nikifor88 (Apr 15, 2015 at 12:25) (Below Threshold)
 no more Shredhard either
  • + 3
 Sherrard rode for Kona...also another loss.
  • + 13
 @DARKSTAR63 they dumped sorge so they could fund there enduro team more, pretty dumb of them but i guess sorge came out winning cuz now hes on polygon
  • + 23
 Yeah I understand the reasoning. It makes sense for companies like Giant to put money into selling bikes that, well, sell. There is another way to look at this though - exposure for the brand is exposure for the brand. Sorge brings a lot of it. Even though most people riding mountain bikes don't compete in Rampage or even send anything remotely big .. or buy a bike that does that... I think that free riders sell more bikes than people realize. I know plenty of XC rider's who check out Rampage when it comes around. Trek gets it, they didn't even make slope style bikes YEARS, and even now don't sell many. Yet they fund quite a roster of slope style and free riders. Because seeing Trek flying through the air sells Treks to lots of riders, not just guys who get rowdy.
  • + 6
 oh lord, kona of course, never comment high
  • - 5
flag AMGoran (Apr 15, 2015 at 13:43) (Below Threshold)
 Screw Giant there are better bike companies out there
  • + 1
 You should work for Giant Darkstar63. And they need to get that Maestro suspension on some slope bikes. I guess winning 2012 Rampage was not enough for Giant. Yoann Barelli better start making some more of those comedy biking video's to pick up the slack.
  • + 2
 Why is Giant losing all thier legend riders!?!?!?!? Giant have so awesome bikes!!!
  • + 0
 I heard they wasted so much money trying to tell people overdrive 2 was cool that they couldn't pay anyone but a bunch of enduroers and that Brazilian guy.
  • + 1
 @xCri Haha what!?!?! if thats true HOW the ** did they waste so much money on a steertube? and stop paying their best riders like danny hart and kurt sorge!!? i guess my bike dont have that kind of thing but i can still ride haha i dont get it what does the overdrive 2 do?
  • + 65
 "Kurt is further involved with filming the sequel to "Where the Trail Ends."" this are good news
  • + 6
 Can't wait
  • + 67
 I guess you could say that the trail didn't end
  • + 33
 Where one trail ends...
the next begins.

Did you even watch the movie??
  • + 6
 @alexsin Like who couldn't guess, that they would end it on "the next one begins"
  • + 17
 He is such a sick rider and Polygon is such a sick company that if you put to two together, Look out folks!
  • + 8
 thats sick! but how long has he been off sram for? or was that just because giant? either way that's a bad ass company and bad ass dude right there.
  • + 9
 Don't give a shit about who is sponsor is but I am VERY excited for a sequel to Where The Trail Ends!
  • + 5
 YEAH POLYGON..!!

Btw, no Indonesian commenter yet? I thought a news of this calibre would bring a lot of user from Indonesia coming out in the comment section. Or maybe Pinkbike forgot to set this news relevancy high in the Indonesian region? :p
  • + 4
 horeeeeee indonesiaaaaaa polygon sip tenan
  • + 3
 ayo polygon bawa rooster nya ke indonesia
  • + 2
 buat apa rif, wong orang indonesia sendiri sukanya merek luar :p
  • + 9
 Couldn't agree more...
  • + 1
 masih jam kerja soalnya om Smile
  • + 1
 why don't you race your self Rief?
  • + 1
 they are more excited when brands like Santa Cruz or Intense announced they are eating Pizzas
  • + 3
 Indo represent! (Aus in Indo). Might need to upgrade to a polygon and rip in Sentul!
  • + 1
 I'm racing today kok Om Mohaje
Wink
Enduro @ KTH
  • + 3
 Drives me nuts when north american riders are with companies that don't have north american dealers (as far as their own website is concerned). Any guesses what those bikes are worth (COLLOSUS)?
  • + 11
 Polygon is selling bikes customer direct in North America. You can find out more information at www.polygonbikes.us
  • + 2
 Awesome, thanks! They are very pretty bikes. Big Grin
  • + 7
 Nice seems relatively well priced as well. 1700 for a frame where as a demo 8 will run 3k
  • + 5
 Glad to have another good dude a part of the program!
  • + 6
 OOOOOOOH :O
  • + 5
 Teamed up with my man Reynolds? Ohhhh scary shit gon' hap'!
  • + 5
 That downhill bike looks SO SICK!!!
  • + 2
 How long has Kurt been riding for giant? I remember him ages ago riding nothing but a single crown faith. Yeah, Gaint have really dropped on their big bike riders.
  • + 3
 Seems like a good day for Sorge, new contract with Polygon plus 20K fot that gopro of the world line, not bad
  • - 31
flag thisguyalex (Apr 15, 2015 at 13:40) (Below Threshold)
 I'm just going to throw this out there for all those delusional 12-16 year old kids that think 20k is big money... I would love to see you come out from under your parents roof and pay your own way with that, and while you're at it...that's 16k...after taxes...now buy a 10k bike, pay $1200 a month rent add utilities, before cable and the internet so you can bitch on pinkbike...etc... oh and you want a car and insurance right?
  • + 23
 20k is 20k
  • + 10
 20k is obviously not his entire yearly income. And considering that 40k is the median household income in the US, 20k is quite a bit of money to a majority of the population.
  • + 2
 20K is a brandnew car. or 2 DH WC ready MTB's. heck, i can't even afford one half of a world cup ready DH bike.
  • + 5
 20k is a fuckload of haribo
  • + 2
 That guy Alex should be a life coach he's so wise
  • + 1
 GOLDBEARS!!!!
  • + 2
 @Polygonbikes Any idea when these new colossus frames are going to be available? They are looking pretty production ready now.
  • + 1
 They are still in the prototype stage, there is a batch floating around out there now that could be the final change but there has not been a decision on if or when we will change.
  • + 3
 Met kert while riding in nelson nice guy and good ambastor for polygon. Good stuff !
  • + 3
 where can i get a rux with black stanchion like that
  • + 3
 Awesome Kurt. You make that bike look sicker than it already is!!!
  • + 1
 ciao kurt, wish all the best for yr new adventure in riding! which model is this one? a prototype? which forks have u on this bike?
tks alberto
  • + 1
 Dam you Sorge! Last time you won rampage I bought a giant, now I have to go shopping for a polygon!!! Where do I even find one of these elusive beasts in BC??!
  • + 1
 store.polygonbikes.com/ww will ship to your door ...
  • + 4
 that dude is an OG
  • + 4
 What forks are they?
  • + 4
 suntour rux
  • - 7
flag makripper (Apr 15, 2015 at 12:41) (Below Threshold)
 has anyone started calling them the Suntour Sux? you'd think this would be a thing?
  • + 2
 Giant is leaving the tricking free ride game now Frown
  • - 2
 Not ecactly. They've got Andi Wittmann and Reece Wallace...
  • + 4
 Haha! Huge freeride team right there...
  • + 1
 The only 26" bike they make for men is the STP. The Glory you could use for big mountain but what about slope events? I guess you could use a hard tail at Crankworx... They should bring back the Faith 7". And actually get more riders. They do have a large road team but who really wants to see a road race? XD
  • + 1
 Rich twats watch road races. Hmmmmm
  • + 1
 nice to see that not everyone strictly picks up the enduro riders. Lots of us fellas are still freeriders
  • + 1
 sequel to "where the trail ends"?... When's that coming out? That's pretty awesome in itself!!
  • + 2
 well that looks damned good.
  • + 1
 What no one gonna comment on how he "sold out" and got bigger wheels? Ah pinkbike users sometimes you disappoint me, haha.
  • + 2
 looks like giant are cutting back big time
  • + 0
 Man, 20k and a new sponsor. What a great day for him. He should really be proud beating a bunch of average joes for his sponsors contest.
  • + 3
 Good move Kurt!
  • + 1
 I really wish the best of polygon this year, way to go polygon
  • + 1
 Has that guy been arrested yet for wearing that shirt
  • + 1
 Please make Sorge the first rider to win Rampage on a 29er fatbike.
  • + 1
 Thats some bike, Sheeeeeeeeeeet
  • + 2
 shradical
  • + 1
 awesome! good luck kurt..
  • + 1
 This may be a dumb question but are Mick and Tracy Hannah related?
  • + 6
 Brother and Sister
  • + 1
 That's cool. Thanks
  • + 1
 poly,when will you be coming thru bellingham with the demo fleet?
  • + 1
 sweet,thanks for the heads up
  • + 2
 Boooosting!
  • + 1
 uhhh snap ! Is Hell frozen ?
  • + 1
 Black is the new gold
  • + 0
 Looks like an Intense 951.
  • + 1
 SO psyched on this!
  • + 0
 Yesss POLYGON Dude@!!!!
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