Polygon is an Indonesian bicycle brand with its headquarters in Europe now. They have steadily grown to become a performance bicycle brand with a wide range of bicycles for all purposes and are considered good value for money bicycles. The Path series are hybrid bicycles, which can handle both rough and smooth urban roads. We got the opportunity to test ride the 2019 edition of Path 3 and here is what we thought.
The Polygon Path 3 (2019) is built on an AL6 Pavement Alloy Hybrid frame which is strong yet lightweight. During the test ride the frame was able to handle the minor bumps and potholes on urban roads without transferring too much vibration to rider from the surface. The frame geometry is an ideal mix of comfort and aggressiveness with a slight lean in front required to reach the handlebar from the saddle. This helped in riding at a desired cadence without stressing the body too much. This hybrid bicycle is also equipped with an AluTech alloy rigid fork.
The Path 3 which I test rode came with Grey as its primary colour on its frame with blue shades in a few places. The graphics for the logo and text were minimal which made the design simple yet elegant. The spiral web like pattern on the top tube was unique and elegant. The matte finish paint job quality definitely enhanced the overall aesthetics of this bicycle.
This Hybrid bicycle comes with Shimano’s Altus FD-M370 at the front and Shimano’s Acera RD M3000 at the rear. These derailleurs are mid-level in Shimano’s Hybrid/Trekking bicycle derailleur hierarchy. During the test ride these derailleurs worked well with smooth and quick shifts without any lags. The 27-Speed Shimano Altus SL-M370 trigger shifters were swift and easy to use.
Shimano’s BR-M315 Hydraulic Disc brakes handle the braking performance on the Polygon Path 3 (2019). These brakes were powerful and balanced on urban roads and felt safe to use even at top speeds and turns. Hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano justify the price of this bicycle.
The 700mm handlebar was wide enough for a comfortable riding posture as well a slight raise from the middle to keep the rider little upright while riding.
The Vee Speedster 700x40C Hybrid tires was treaded with MTB characteristics but yet sleek enough to zip through traffic on urban roads. The Entity saddle was ergonomically designed with the perfect width to make sure the rider is comfortable during commute and long rides. The overall ride quality was fast and comfortable.
This hybrid bicycle offers the rider a comfortable riding position, without the slightest incidence of discomfort or backache. The quality of wheel set also assures stability of the ride and smooth performance. The powerful Hydraulic Disc Brakes and smooth shifting 27-Speed drivetrain make this bicycle a complete performance Hybrid Bicycle. Priced at Rs.39,990 (as on 24th December 2018) the Polygon Path 3 (2019) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a performance focused hybrid for commuting and longer fitness rides.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.