Polygon, the Indonesian Bicycle brand has come out with complete range of 2021 models in India. We got the opportunity to test ride the top of the line Polygon Siskiu D7 (2021) and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.1 kgs
Usage: Sport/Trail Racing
The Polygon Siskiu D7 (2021) is built on a full Alloy frame. This Bicycle is built for cross country and hardcore trail rides on the roughest of terrains. The frame geometry is aggressive yet comfortable to ride thanks to its low and slanting top tube. This low top tube also makes sure there is more standover clearance which makes it safe when riding on bumpy trails.
The Rockshox Recon air front suspension fork come with a massive 120mm travel which functioned smoothly during the test ride. The Rockshox rear suspension comes with a lock-out which reduced the suspension’s work rate by 80% and thus making it useful for flatter trails.
This XC full suspension MTB which I test rode came with full Black as the primary colour with Light Blue as the secondary colour. The gloss finish paint job quality was shiny with elegant graphics. The internal cable routing for the gears not only made the bicycle look neat but also protected the cables from dirt.
The gearing on this XC Trail Full-Suspension MTB is handled by Shimano Deore at the rear. This 11-Speed derailleur was smooth and precise in shifting during the test ride and was well suited for trail rides which require constant changes in speed. This 1x11-Speed drivetrain gave enough depth of speed for steep climbs on trails and also quick accelerations. The Deore RapidFire shifters were easy to use and gave the rider good control.
Shimano’s Hydraulic Disc brakes used in the Polygon Siskiu D7 are top end performance brakes specifically made for fast trails. These brakes on the Siskiu D7 were responsive and transferred the braking power accordingly in a balanced manner.
The Entity Expert Alloy handlebar with its 740mm width at first looks very long but this helps in keeping the Bicycle in full control on fast trail rides and races with sharp corners.
The Siskiu D7 rolls on a pair of Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29” x 2.25” MTB tires. These tires were heavily treaded with enough rubber compounds to keep the tires safe from smaller punctures. The 29” circumference helps with fast rolling on the roughest of trails.
The Entity Expert Saddle was ergonomically designed specifically for cross country trails with the perfect length and width.
This Full-Suspension MTB is spec’d with performance packed components like the Shimano Deore 11-Speed drivetrain and the powerful Shimano Hydraulic Disc brakes. The 120mm front suspension and smooth rear suspension made the ride less bumpy and gave the rider full control on fast trails. Priced at Rs.1,39,990 (as on 26th February 2021) the Polygon Siskiu D7 (2021) is the perfect choice for anyone looking to buy a Full-Suspension MTB for trail rides on cross-country XC trail races.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.