Video: Polygon UR Announces 2019 Roster with 'Never Too Old to Have Fun & Send It'

Jan 24, 2019 at 11:23
by UR Team  

PRESS RELEASE: Polygon UR

In a world of a standardize team announcements where rider X is stoked to ride for brand Z, here at the Polygon UR we are trying to keep things fun to announce our 2019 roster and to celebrate our 10th year anniversary.

10 years is a long time and you will see that for our oldest riders we start to notice their age but luckily they are not feeling old yet when on the bike, enjoy!


RIDERS


Our core top DH riders remains the same with:

Sick Mick Hannah / 8th year on the team

bigquotesI'm coming into 2019 more motivated than ever! I'm feeling strong and mentally fresh. We've also got another year in on the new bike so we're really starting to get the most out if it. We have a great team with great partners so we're set up for a successful season!Mick Hannah

Tracey Hannah / 8th year on the team

bigquotesI am really looking forward to this season. I had a few setbacks last season which made me really rethink my goals and what I wanted my off-season to look like. My training has been revamped and my motivation rebooted, the team is like my family we have been having heaps of fun already and I can't wait to start racingTracey Hannah

Alexandre Fayolle / 4th year on the team
bigquotes2018 has been a complicated year for me but I am super motivated for 2019! I hope to be back on my top level but most of all I want to enjoy the ride. We are working hard this winter to get the bike all set up and I couldn’t be more excited to start racing!Alexandre Fayolle

Our young gun Simon Chapelet goes from the development team to join our 3 DH riders as his first year racing the World Cup circuit in the junior category.

SImon Chapelet / 1st year on the team
bigquotesIt is a dream come through to start my first year of world cup racing with the support of a team like UR. I have been working very hard and can’t wait to hit up the circuit!Simon Chapelet

On the freeride side we will still have a strong team with:

Sam Reynolds / 6th year on the team
bigquotesThis year I want to go big! I'm in South Africa right now building Darkfest bigger than ever and can’t wait for the rest of the FEST series, especially the return of LooseFest again! I'm also excited to be involved with Audi Nines once again, as well as the full Crankworx Speed and Style word tour after my 2nd place overall last year!Sam Reynolds

Loic Esteve / 5th year on the team
Loic Esteve will be doing some cool video projects showing his crazy moves.
bigquotesWith couple video projects in mind and the work I have been doing building trails in a new bike park near my home. I couldn’t be more excited about 2019!Loic Esteve
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Tim Bringer / 1st year on the team
Tim comes from a BMX background and is promoted to the official team. We hope to show you more of him as he is a crazy machine!
bigquotesI’m super stoked to have the support of a team behind me in the reach of my goal to make it on the FMB World Tour!Tim Bringer

From the Enduro side, our team owner Fabien Cousinié will be racing selected enduro events and Crankworx. He also will take us around the world on a new trail travel web series.

Fabien Cousinié / 10th year on the team

bigquotesBeing able to manage the team, race and travel the world exploring trails is really the dream lifestyle and I’m planning to make the most of it and hopefully get some people excited to ride their bikes along the way.Fabien Cousinié


Bikes and Sponsors

Polygon XQUARONE DH9
This is the standard Polygon XQUARONE DH9 that we are going to use in most situations


Polygon XQUARONE DH9 29 front - 27.5 rear
As the UCI regulation changed, this is a special XQUARONE DH9 built that some of our racers will use. It has a 27.5 rear wheel and a 29 front wheel with a steeper head angle.

Polygon Siskiu N9
For enduro riding and racing in 2019 the team has chosen to use the new Polygon Siskiu N9 in both 27 and 29 wheels size.

Polygon Trid ZZ
For slopestyle and speed and style the Trid ZZ will be our main weapon of choice.

We are really thankful to keep working with these brands:
Polygon Bikes — Bikes, Kenda Tires — Tires, SR Suntour — Suspensions, Alpinestars — Riding gear, protections and team kits, Bluegrass — Helmets, E*Thirteen — Wheels, cranksets, cassettes & dropper seatpost, Camelbak — Hydration packs & water bottles, Promax Components — handlebar, stem, cable housing, seat post, Zéfal — Pumps, mud guard, accessories and cleaning products, Smanie — Saddles, KMC — Chains, Box Components — Derailleurs & shifters, High5 — Nutrition, Ilabb — Lifestyle clothing, Galfer — Rotors & brake pads, ODI — Grips, Trickstuff — Brakes, M2O — Compression socks, JetBlack — Home trainers, Unior — Tools, FiveTen — Shoes, Skyline Queenstown MTB — Bike park, Yakima — Bike racks

We will see additional support from: Fast suspension — coil shocks, Crankbrother — Pedals, Works components — Headsets

Finally, as far as schedule you will find us at all World Cups, all Crankworx, selected Enduros races, selected festivals, selected FMB events and as much on our bikes as possible!

Living from our passion takes a lot so we would like to thanks again all our partners, fans, friends, families and also the strangers that we meet on the road, thanks for helping us chase our dreams.




MENTIONS: @urteam



92 Comments

  • 195 2
 Now THIS is how you release a team roster!
  • 38 3
 Best pre-season video!
  • 12 2
 Yeah man. Kinda like the drill instructor release of SC 2 years ago. Doesn't need 3 extra articles plus Interview plus behind the scenes plus social media aggregate..
  • 2 0
 @Euskafreez: was last year too. Nothing like a session...
  • 1 0
 Is that shock on the 27.5 x 29 the crazy Nitro Shox that has been meant to be coming out for years ?
  • 3 0
 @heavyp: no it‘s a Fast Suspension Shock
  • 1 2
 Damn, these Race Teams have some serious CASH to spend on these massive marketing ventures, oh my!!!
  • 3 0
 @Euskafreez: The wine aisle was the best.
  • 60 2
 That is a funny and very well produced video. Well acted by the team, and a good fart joke is always welcome. :-D

That said, as a 55-year-old active mountain bike rider/buyer, it maybe hits a little too close to home.
  • 14 0
 Ha! Tell me about it. Just turned 54 buddy. Keep on sending it till we can’t send no more.
  • 2 0
 @fattyheadshok: 54? That'll be Tuesday. Wink
  • 26 0
 Sam Reynolds channelling his inner Sam Pilgrim with that kind of smile!
  • 16 0
 Going with the 29 front and 27.5 bike as an option. Is this the first bold move by a team in 2019?
  • 19 1
 that granny is Hot!!
  • 19 1
 gilf
  • 11 0
 Kurt Sorge was riding a Polygon at Rampage - where did he go?
  • 2 0
 Good question.
  • 6 0
 If I'm not wrong Sorge is in different contract with Polygon (not in UR team)
  • 18 0
 Kurt Sorge will still ride Polygon Smile He's not a part of UR Team, we have a different contract with him! You'll see him again in Rampage with us!
  • 2 0
 @Polygonbikes: dude, you guys rock...keeping it old school...Legendary bikes, Legends for riders!
  • 8 2
 Please tell me Polygon is still producing the Collosus DH. I don't know if I can stomach Sam Reynolds freeriding on a Xquare.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland their website shows the Collosus in stock in some sizes
  • 4 0
 @pdxkid: Yes! @chriskneeland ; please check our website we have it in some sizes - we have free shipping promotion until 20th Feb too!
  • 1 0
 Imo they should never have switched, the kinematics of the colossus are top notch, the current one does not impress me at all ( + plus all the mumbojumbo about how revolutionary it is - but we do not want to bore you with the kinematic details)
  • 2 0
 @Polygonbikes: Any XL Collosus kicking around? Please?
  • 6 1
 Reynolds seems to have the best gig out there. No race pressure, no contest pressure, just get paid to have fun on the bike. Assuming they pay him enough to make a living....
  • 6 0
 That was actually funny. Very well done. Brought a smile to my face. Thanks.
  • 6 0
 Mick Freaking Hannah. The OG.
  • 4 0
 sik mik's face in the group photo is me trying to push one out. "be careful there buddy, you're gonna blow an O-Ring!"
  • 3 0
 I wonder why they went with the Siskiu instead of the Xquarone enduro bike with the R3ACT rear, while choosing the R3ACT suspension design for their DH bike
  • 1 0
 Yup, that really surprised me. Looks like it's a wheel size preference with the ex9 being 27.5.
  • 1 0
 Same story with Marin racers using single-pivot bikes instead of the R3ACT Wolfridge. Both 27.5" options so it's not a wheel size thing.Perhaps Polygon want to market their more affordable bikes, but i suspect the riders prefer the predictably and reliability of single pivot, or the geometry of the Siskiu.
  • 1 0
 I like this video, I can relate to this.. now I'm 40ish and This young kids is got it easy on them. They got new geometry frame and big wheels.. Try riding the older bikes and ride a 26 in wheel and let see if you can keep up.lol
  • 4 0
 is this the only 29F/27.5R confirmed so far?
  • 1 1
 I'm running it on one of those outdated geometrons....
  • 1 0
 You mean in WC DH racing? I expect Neko Mulally to at least try it too. He's been experimenting with it on his YT bikes and Intense has been using it on a shorter travel bike. And actually, I believe there will be loads more. For many athletes who've tried 29 inch wheels in DH and went back to 27.5, it was because of the rear wheel being too big. Not that the front wheel would have been too large. So now that the UCI finally dropped the silly ban, there will be more than a few athletes who will finally be able to take proper advantage of the available wheelsizes.
  • 2 0
 Great vid and line up! Enduro bike looks great, the slope bike is pretty darn sexy but the DH bike is a special kind of ugly
  • 2 0
 Top row..... those kits though! Bringer.... glad he's getting some support. Dude's sick.
  • 2 1
 Yes!! PolygonUR always put together great team videos! The one three years ago with all the riders party training down the trail was amazing.
  • 3 1
 Funny entertaining video.
Good luck Polygon UR.
Where is Kenta? No longer with UR?
  • 1 0
 Cool team vibes, always love whats going on there-except the kits, they have been the worst-but these 2019 ones are really bad.
  • 1 0
 maybe u have to ride it once and look how will u change what u tought about the DH
  • 2 0
 That trail bike looks wicked!
  • 2 0
 it's fun to see teams like this having so much fun.
  • 2 0
 My fav vid of 2019 so far! haha
  • 3 1
 Hope Tracy kills it this coming season.
  • 2 0
 Haha, love it!!! Nice work Polygon Team!
  • 1 0
 Some people are gonna hate on the music but I think it was actually pretty dope
  • 2 1
 Lol they're using their "budget" n9 for Enduro riding and not the xsquare Enduro bike?
  • 2 0
 Very funny passage in the Leclerc french supermarket Smile
  • 2 0
 hhmmmmm...... Tracey... giggity giggity
  • 1 0
 Did anyone else think of the power rangers?
  • 1 0
 No Sorge mention? He's fairly "freeride" as well.
  • 3 0
 Kurt Sorge will still ride Polygon Smile He's not a part of UR Team, we have a different contract with him! You'll see him again in Rampage with us!
  • 2 1
 No Sorge or Fayoolle? #rumorz
  • 1 0
 D'oh, I now see that Fayoolle is there. I'm dumb.
  • 2 0
 @Trudeez: Kurt Sorge still ride Polygon Smile He's not a part of UR Team, we have a different contract with him! You'll see him again in Rampage with us!
  • 1 0
 Stoked for Alexandre Fayolle, winner of the 2017 Lourdes WC
  • 1 0
 Sik Mik a bunch of pure muscles on wheels
  • 1 0
 Most importantly, is JT Huck wrenching?
  • 1 0
 Kudos to Polygon UR, Now that's creative!!!! Please learn something Trek.
  • 1 0
 can someone just confirm how to pronounce the DH bikes name!
  • 2 0
 Its pronounced Xquareone DH9 hope this helps!
  • 2 0
 You just read it like you read - SquareOne Wink
  • 2 0
 @Polygonbikes: next time ya speak with Tracey would you put in a good word for me ?
  • 2 0
 That was freakin great.
  • 1 0
 Love all the fake French accents.
  • 2 0
 Rad video!
  • 1 0
 When 10 years challenge goes far...
  • 1 0
 So awesome- Great release
  • 1 0
 I'm old and I feel personally offended by this article. Reeee.
  • 1 0
 The seat tube angle on the dh bike....
  • 4 3
 That got old quick!
  • 2 0
 lol
  • 1 0
 tracey 3
  • 1 0
 What a team ,good luck
  • 1 0
 Most unique team..cool..
  • 1 0
 Zefal tyre liners I hope
  • 1 0
 That was cool.
  • 1 0
 Where is this Rux 29?
  • 1 0
 awesome, gaes...
  • 1 0
 That bike is soooo ugly!
  • 1 0
 Sam's tooth missi'n...
  • 1 0
 What about Sorge???
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