Matt Stuttard, Amy Morrison & Dan Wolfe's Custom Polygon Race Bikes for the Trophy of Nations

Sep 30, 2022 at 7:08
by Polygon Bikes  

Words: Polygon Bikes | Video: Film Smith Media| Photos: Kike Abelleira

We've teamed up with the Polygon Enduro Racing Crew and created some custom-painted bikes for the Trophy of Nations Race in Finale Ligure, Italy. Matt Stuttard will be representing the #1 for Great Britain. Amy Morrison is competing with #1 for team USA. Dan Wolfe is currently a reserve for Team Ireland.








bigquotesIt's brilliant to be back in Finale, always a great season-ender. Even better this time around with myself and the team with fully custom Nation Bikes, yes mine is the best! The last time I was at the Trophy of Nations it was so much fun and the layout was different to what we're used to so we're looking forward racing the Nations race again and hopefully being on the podiumMatt Stuttard







bigquotesFinale Ligure is always a good time but it's extra special to be here on Team USA. Having the custom American flag painted bike is really special and makes the whole experience that much more memorable. The team aspect is different but I think it will bring the best out of all of us on the teamAmy Morrison







bigquotesAlways a treat coming back to Finale Ligure especially at the end of the year. Stoked to get my first ever custom frame! Massive thank you to Polygon Bikes on getting it done. It's absolutely beautiful, yes, mine is the best! Unfortunately I'm a reserve rider for Team Ireland so I may not be lining up this Sunday with my fellow countrymen. Fortunately, I am set to line up this Saturday for the Industry of Nations with some rapid riders, our Mechanic Josh and Ross. Looking forward to seeing what these stages have to offer. See you out there!Dan Wolfe




Thanks for all the hard work from our Mechanics, Josh Morris and Diego Mena
bigquotesI've really enjoyed the year as a Mechanic for the Polygon Factory Racing Team. It can be a little stressful at times with so many bikes to look after but the guys have chipped in and helped where they can. They made it much easier on me during the season when things got tough.Josh Morris

We have entered an Industry Team to represent Polygon on Saturday, unfortunately Diego, our Team Support fell off his bike last week and broke his hand so we had to rush around to find a fill-in. If Dan Wolfe doesn't make it with the Irish Team, he will compete with our Industry Team alongside our Mechanic, Josh Morris and fill-in, Ross Ennis


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Rider: Matt Stuttard
Rider: Amy Morrison
Rider: Dan Wolfe
Mechanic: Josh Morris
Team Support: Diego Mena
Video: Film Smith Media
Photos: Kike Abelleira

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49 Comments

  • 25 0
 The one time orange Fox lowers match the bike.
  • 1 0
 Um no, check the 2020 commencal meta am 29 Signature, it works pretty well too.
  • 23 1
 The teasing is real... RELEASE THESE BEASTS! Give the people what they want!
  • 3 0
 I’m pretty sure the pinkbike sea otter post said they would be released in July so WHERE ARE THEY?
  • 1 0
 @MTBER12: polygon said they will be released in November
  • 1 0
 @Salomander86: ok I saw a pinkbike post from sea otter that said they would be released in July this is all I have heard about the release of the bike. Would you mind sending a link to the post about the bikes coming out because I used to have a polygon cascade 3 as my first mtb and now have an xtrada 7 with various upgrades and am hoping to get a t7/t8 in march.
  • 1 0
 @MTBER12: it's not post, it's dealers information
  • 10 1
 after a year and a half riding the Siskiu T8 I can say they are really good bikes, probably unbeatable value for the money, keep up the good work Polygon!!
  • 5 3
 Hello Amy girl!) Those POLYGON Bikes paint jobs are EPIC !!! But of course Amy Morison’s:POYGON Siskui T8 Red White and Blue looks the best!!! You got this girl! Have fun, enjoy the ride, great to see you living your dream. Finish to win and win at the finish. Your an amazing ambassador for the woman and girls in the MTB sport. Go girl!!!
  • 5 2
 Really nice paintjobs, especially the Irish one - retro 1990s vibes. Frame looks good too, you probably should have mentioned which models they are Polygon.
  • 4 0
 its a proto
  • 4 0
 Amy is so rad! I am stoked to see her racing for team USA! And her bike looks epic!
  • 4 0
 Brilliant shots of wonderful people and very flash bikes! All the best for ToN!
  • 1 0
 100% Go team!
  • 1 0
 Stuttard and Wolfe both appear to be running +1° anglesets. I know these are prototypes (or more accurately pre-production?), but still a little surprising.

I'm a fan of the Stumpy Evo (Scor too) headset angle options built-in — I run anglesets and they can sometimes be a pain to align perfectly.
  • 1 0
 Not a big fan of the bushings used in the linkage. Hopefully they start releasing bikes with industry standard bearings at all the pivot locations. Especially now that they seem to be adding even more pivots to the same design
  • 1 1
 Oh man. I bought an n7 and wore out the rear linkage bushings on the first 2 months. Tried to order more, bikes online didn't have them for almost 2 months, then charged me for a set and sent the wrong ones. It took 3 months to get a set of bushings from them. I was passed around to several different customer service reps in this time, none of whom were able to help. In the same time I contacted Igus and had bushings custom made from a superior material. They arrived from Germany more quickly than bikes online could get me bushings. The bike was fun overall, less being a pretty tough climber. I would consider buying a polygon in the future if they have a different retailer than bikesonline.com line. My experience with bikesonline.com was so poor that I sold the frame just so I would never have to deal with bikes online again
  • 4 1
 Wat is going on with the main pivot? 6bar?
  • 1 0
 yes
  • 3 0
 Amy's bike looks so good with the kashima
  • 2 0
 What happened to the ugly ass Marin/polygon bikes with the weird suspension?
  • 1 0
 Is there any reason to mount the shock in this orientation instead of having the reservoir mounted on the downtube side?
  • 1 0
 Trunnion mount dictating shock orientation.
  • 1 0
 ideally you want the shock mounted the other way so the linkage drives the damper body
  • 1 0
 @kokofosho: can you provide more details?
  • 2 0
 @kokofosho: I agree, but... In this case mounting the trunnion end of the shock to the swingarm is actually a very clever move. Given that the trunnion mount end is naturally stiffer and more prone to sideloading issues, it actually makes sense to mount the shock this way round. The other way round would mount the trunnion mount solidly to the front triangle and then the eyelet end solidly to the "yoke" (its not really a yoke, but will have similar problems) meaning there is no were for sideloads to go other than into the shock body. The way they have done it puts both problematic mounts at the same end, meaning the system is more able to flex a little when sideloads are introduced.
  • 1 0
 @gabriel-mission9: The rear of the frame looks quite interesting... chainstays are one solid piece from the pivot (next to the axle) to the trunnion mount, with a bolted-on bridge, so the whole assembly should be plenty stiff for lateral loads... But, on the other hand, see Steve's (Vorsprung) rant on that exact same topic www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Lpxj9zVis
  • 1 0
 In this case I think two other easy answers are that the reservoir would probably run into the water bottles, and the climb switch is much easier to access facing up? haha
  • 1 0
 @rbasoalto: I see it differently. With the shock bolted directly to the seat stays, this is about as bad a design as it's possible to have in terms of isolating the shock from flex induced sideloading. It would be much better to bolt the shock to a linkage than directly to any of the stays, if the aim is to avoid lateral loads transmitting through to the shock.
  • 2 0
 Is this basically World Champs for Enduro?
  • 1 0
 Kinda but it’s a three person team and they roll down the trail together!
  • 1 0
 @bbc611: that sounds chill!

Does the UCI have a World Champs for enduro?
  • 1 0
 @bbc611: as heroes would
  • 1 0
 Cool bikes - look like Metas with a Scott Gambler linkage behind the seattube. And vastly cooler than the Naild-contraption.
  • 4 4
 Mg Gf had a Polygon. She lost a frame bolt and they wanted 120$ USD and a 6 week lead time to get her another. Dont buy one unless you have friends in a machine shop...
  • 4 0
 Harsh toke
  • 3 1
 I have owned five - including a NAILD… Rode great, but looked like an ugly e-bike which is saying something. I have never had a problem getting spares or help.
  • 1 0
 Not sure who's down voting out actual real stories about problems with our polygons. There are real problems with bikes online
  • 2 0
 All three look fantastic. I would like to try the new design.
  • 1 0
 Lower linkage reminds me of a Corsair Konig with a controlled upper link, looks interesting
  • 1 0
 Those look amazing. Very nice work.
  • 1 0
 I think they should go with Mustard color
  • 1 0
 Mmmm thats a tasty Irish paintjob
  • 1 0
 @Polygonbikes Please release the new enduro bike already!
  • 2 0
 Go, Amy, go!
  • 1 0
 Whats up with that seat tho?
  • 1 0
 More Alloy plz!
  • 1 0
 polygon best
  • 3 5
 LOLygon





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