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Polygon is an International brand of bicycles known for high quality components at an affordable price. The Premier series is Polygon’s range of performance MTB’s and we got the opportunity to test ride the Premier Five 29” (2018) and here is what we thought.
The Premier Five is built around an AluTech hardtail alloy frame. The frame is strong but not too heavy for a MTB, which ensures that it can handle a lot of hard hitting from the surface. The frame is designed to be built taller from the ground up, giving a larger ground clearance.
The Suntour XCM HLO Suspension fork was smooth in functioning during the test ride with a 100mm travel making sure that most of the vibrations of the surface are absorbed. The suspension lockout was easy to use and was useful while riding faster on flatter patches.
The Premier Five which I test rode came in a brown primary colour with neon orange as the secondary colour. The sleek chain and seat stays looks elegant on the frame. The graphics were simple yet bright with a colour coded fork, saddle and rims. The lengthy handlebar and heavily treaded tires gave this bicycle the perfect MTB look.
Shimano’s Altus at the front and Acera at the rear form the drivetrain on the Polygon Premier Five. These gearing components from Shimano were smooth and quick in transmission during the test ride. The 27-Speed gear range was enough for steep climbs and quick accelerations. For the price of this bicycle the groupset is value for money.
The Shimano BR-M315 Hydraulic Disc brakes were as powerful as it can get on a mid-level hardtail MTB. During the test ride, the brakes were powerful and felt balanced to use on both wet and dry conditions.
The 760mm Entity branded handlebar was lengthy and not the most comfortable if you are looking to commute with this bicycle. But they are perfectly suited for trail races on single tracks with up’s and downs.
This hardtail MTB rolls on a pair of Trax 29” x 2.25” tires. These tires are heavily treaded with bulky treads which cover the tires evenly. This makes sure even fast cornering is safe on wet trails. The Entity MTB saddle is perfectly designed and is ergonomic to make sure the rider is safe and sore free on a bumpy ride.
This MTB has a strong yet lightweight alloy frame. Shimano’s Altus/Acera 27-Speed drivetrain is smooth and accurate in shifting. The powerful Hydraulic Disc brakes make it perfectly safe to brake when riding fast on trails. The heavily treaded 29” tires provide enough traction and rolls safely on both wet and dry surfaces. Priced at Rs.32,990 the Polygon Premier Five 29” (2018) is an ideal choice MTB for trail rides and is value for money.