Polygon is an Indonesian bicycle brand known for manufacturing performance focused bicycles with value for money components. Every year the India range of Polygon has been steadily increasing. The 2019 Polygon range saw a lot of versatile models making their foray into the Indian market. We got the opportunity to test ride the Polygon Razor Pro (2019), a BMX supercross bicycle and here is what we thought.
Weight – 11.9 kgs
Usage – Leisure/Racing
The Razor Pro is built on Polygon’s lightweight AL6 full Alloy frame. This bicycle is meant for BMX’s Supercross discipline, which is mainly racing on a jump circuit flat mud track. The frame geometry is upright which is ideal to maintain balance during fast and jumpy rides. The rigid fork is made using chromoly steel. Even though steel is a heavier metal, the strength it provides is necessary for this bicycle to withstand those fast landing from jumps on the circuit track.
The Razor Pro which I test rode came in a full black frame with red graphics. The matte finish paint job was smooth and made the bicycle look premium. The long and high handlebar along with the slanting top tube made the bicycle look stylish. The long crank arm with wide platform pedals was ideal for efficient pedaling and also made the bicycle look sleek.
Being a BMX origin bicycle specifically made for supercross racing this bicycle comes with a single-speed drivetrain. This drivetrain is built with a 44T crankset with a 170mm crank arm and a 16T cassette. The bigger crank made sure there is room for extra power to be generated for high speeds during the race on the circuit.
Tektro’s 985A calipers handle the braking on this BMX supercross bicycle. These brakes are specifically designed for this discipline of BMX and hence have lightweight parts. During the test ride these brakes were balanced and quick in response.
The 710mm U-shaped handlebar made sure the rider is upright which helped keep the bicycle in control. The grips could have been slightly improved.
The Kenda Kompact 20” tires are made by Kenda specifically for BMX and the treads and rolling resistance helped with riding faster on the mud circuits with jumps. The tire width at the front and rear are different, with 1.95” in the front and 1.75” at the rear. The reason for this is it is more suitable for racing or trails, a skinny tire on the back to save weight/less rolling resistance, a wider tire on the front for better grip in corners. The stock saddle is ergonomically designed and with just enough cushioning.
This bicycle comes with the perfect frame geometry suited for BMX supercross racing. The U-shaped long vertical handlebar helped the rider keep full control of the bicycle when jumping on the fast mud track. Priced at Rs.22,990 (as on 31st January 2019) the Polygon Razor Pro is the ideal choice for anyone looking buy a BMX bicycle for jump track rides and racing.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.