Polygon is an International Bicycle brand manufactured in Indonesia. They are known for Bicycles with performance focused components with a value for money price tag. Strattos is Polygon’s entry to mid-level range of Road Bicycles. We got the opportunity to test ride the Polygon Strattos S2 (2021) and here is what we thought.
The Strattos S2 (2021) is built on an ALX Performance Road Alloy frame. The frame geometry is endurance focused and can be safely termed an all-rounder as the riding posture on the hoods and drops are suited for both flat out speeds and tiresome hill climbs. The tapered carbon fork is super-light and helped immensely in reducing the overall weight of the Bicycle.
This Road Bicycle from Polygon which I test rode came in a full Grey frame with Black and Blue as the secondary colours. The gloss finish paint job quality was smooth. Internal cable routing for the gears made sure the Bicycle looked neat and also increases the life span of the cables.
The Strattos S2 is equipped with a 16-Speed Shimano Claris groupset at the front and rear as derailleurs. Shimano Claris is the entry-level groupset in Shimano’s Road component line-up. The shifting was quick and responsive during the test ride. The Claris 2x8-Speed paddle shifters are easy and smooth to use.
The Polygon Strattos S2’s stopping power is handled by Tektro R-312 standard road Caliper brakes. The dual pivots provide light, comfortable performance when stopping on both dry and wet roads.
The Entity Sport Alloy drop handlebar on this Bicycle was comfortable on the hoods and drops. The bar tape was grippy even with wet hands and gloves. The 48-51cm frame sizes come with 400mm handlebars and the 54-60cm frame sizes come with 420mm handlebar.
The 700x28C compound road tires were perfect for fast paced rides and climbing on smooth tarmacs. The rubber compounds were strong and does give a long life, thus making it value for money.
The Entity stock saddle was designed ergonomically for an endurance Road Bicycle to make sure the rider can be seated for long hours without experiencing any soreness.
This Road Bicycle has an endurance focused frame geometry, making it comfortable for long rides and climbs. The 2x8-Speed full Claris drivetrain was smooth and precise in shifting. The internal gear cable routing helps with increasing the life of the cables and also makes it look neater. Priced at Rs.58,990(as on 5th January 2021) the Polygon Strattos S2 (2021) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Road Bicycle for long endurance rides and amateur racing as well.
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