I live by the "run what ya brung" philosophy. Just have fun with whatever bike you have.
sprockets mikelevy's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 17:34Nov 7, 2017
How the Polygon UR Team is Unique - Video
The team was free to run whatever they wanted this year for rear shocks. Mostly they swapped out and let the clock tell them which one for specific tracks. You can see the SR Suntour in this story from Ft. William. Mick used it on a few other courses as well. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/coil-shock-or-air-shock-tales-from-the-pits-at-fort-william.html
sprockets paulaston's article
Oct 27, 2017 at 14:47Oct 27, 2017
Kurt Sorge's Polygon Colossus - Red Bull Rampage 2017
The Rux uses the same lowers for 26 and 27.5. The 26 has a more flat crown and 44 mm offset. The 27.5 has a bit more height to it and a 50 mm offset. Kurt's running the 27.5 crown. There's tons of room on both wheels sizes for some big tires.
sprockets SRSuntour's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 13:28Oct 4, 2017
Demo SR Suntour Suspension with Kyle Warner at the Pisgah MTB Fest
@Pisgah69Freeride420: So Chico boy is going to Pisgah and Pisgah is going to Chico. You guys should high five going the opposite way.
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Sep 12, 2017 at 15:10Sep 12, 2017
Sep 12, 2017 at 15:09Sep 12, 2017
Great bike but I've been riding others lately and needs a good home. Bike is in good shape overall. Buyer to pay shipping. Fork: SR Suntour Auron RC2 set at 120 mm travel. Rear shock: 2 shocks....you'll have a back up. SR Suntour Epixon LO-R. Also including the original Rock Shox Monarch RT2 rear shock which is almost new. Rear derailleur: Shimano XT with One Up Components RAD cage. Cassette: Shimano 11speed 11-42T with One Up Components 16 and 42T. Shifter: Shimano Zee Crank: SR Suntour XCR forged with MRP Wave Ring 34T. Brakes; TRP Quadiem 4 piston calipers Seatpost: The only "suspect part" is the Crank Bros Kronolog dropper post...this thing still works but they are not known for their durability so it will likely need replaced at some point. Seat: Fabric Scoop Tires: Onza Ibex 29x2.4 front / Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25 rear Wheels: Novatec Flow Trail wheels. Bar/Stem: Kore Grips: Lizard Skin lock on.
sprockets konaworld's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 19:51Aug 16, 2017
Graham Agassiz Goes Fishing on an eMTB - Video
https://omghenrimanders.tumblr.com/image/124592234583 My friend and roadie badass back in the day might disagree. He mounted solar panels to make a roof on his bike trailer. Charging 2 batteries while using the third. He toured around the USA for months carrying the tent and other gear in the trailer.
sprockets pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 19, 2017 at 12:50Jul 19, 2017
Behind the Lens - Hoshi Yoshida
One of the things I look forward to at Eurobike each year is getting a hard copy of the SR Suntour catalog. Hoshi and his team put together a catalog that is not just product but has great stories about riders and events and of course full of awesome images. It never skimps out on cheap paper either, always top notch quality. For those not fortunate enough to get a hard copy the digital is still nice to look at. http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Downloads/Consumer/Bike/Catalogues/SRS-2K17-Catalog.pdf
sprockets snowshoeMTN's article
Jul 6, 2017 at 10:39Jul 6, 2017
USAC Nationals: Pro Downhill Course Preview
Thanks for the Rux eye view Tommy Zula. Course looks fun. Good luck!!
sprockets mikelevy's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 16:41Jun 19, 2017
Is Polygon's Square One EX9 the Elusive 'One Bike'? - Review
I was lucky enough to have been able to ride the first two prototypes of the Naild rear suspension and have had a short time riding these Polygon Square One's. Here's a couple of nuggets I had to get my brain wrapped around from the early days up to this now production version. About 4+ years ago proto #1 had 160 mm fork / rear travel and was tested alongside bikes with 140 - 150 mm DW Link and FSR rear suspensions in Kern, CA. Testers were in the same height range so we swapped bikes and would repeat sections. The proto was the heaviest bike in our test by a long shot (probably a good 6-8 lbs more). After a while we were catching each other trying to be sneaky and grab the heavy proto when it came time for long uphill transfers. It went downhill awesome too but the thing that amazed us was how much more efficient it was at getting us through sections that meant pedaling despite the weight. Fabien Cousinie (aka Cous Cous UR team manager) used his Square One for the dual slalom at Sea Otter this year. There were a number of pro's that are known for being slalom type riders that did not qualify into the final 32 riders. Cous Cous qualified 20th and I'm told ended up with one of the fastest times on the blue course (had a mechanical on the red), final rank 22nd. Here's what stood out to me.... It's a 180 mm bike in slalom and no offense to him but he's not known for being top notch at that discipline these days (managing the team will slow you down a bit). Point being....it was a 180 mm bike in a discipline where you're supposed to be on a hardtail or short travel 100-120 mm slalom ripper. Plus he seemed just fine with it on the jumps & berms too. It's kinda of a real head scratcher. I got to ride the Square One for a while with some other riders one thing that is noticeable is that while pedaling the shock only moves when you hit something and it can be quite small and still activate it. If you follow another rider around pedaling sections the shock does not move until there is something to move it on the trail. There doesn't seem to be any resistance to movement from the crap your riding over yet it still won't move around from your body's pedaling movements. There's no platform to the shock only the design of the frame doing that. It just seems to balance compression and tension forces like nothing else I've tried. The freaky good traction comments from Mike are spot on from my experience too but not just from cornering, descending angle. The real eye opener is being able to stay on the gas in technical sections. It just moves out of the way of stuff you're going over but you can just keep pedaling. Best analogy I've heard applied to this design is it's like a hydrofoil boat. The water below it is choppy but the hull of the boat is calm and not bouncing around. I haven't seen a bad review on this design yet (Marin or Polygon). I've seen a lot of people not understand why it's doing what it's doing but test editors from all over seem to get to the conclusion it's doing what it claims to to.
sprockets SRSuntour's article
May 6, 2017 at 7:42May 6, 2017
SR Suntour's Perception Changing Tour: Demo Our Best Suspension
It takes years to keep the name and build it up. The VitalMTB survey has been going on since 2010. SR Suntour didn't even register on "what fork are you going to purchase" in 2010 but has been gaining ground up to 5th place brand on the 2016 survey squeaking in front of X-Fusion and Manitou. http://www.vitalmedianet.com/pdfs/Vital_MTB_Audience_Survey_2016.pdf
Photo by Margus