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Looking for an entry level dualie? 2015 Polygon Siskiu D7 - $1,299 Shimano XT / Deore


By Bicycles Online - Posted on 03 November 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Hey guys,

For those in the market for an entry level dualie, we have now received our first shipment of the 2015 Siskiu D6 and D7 bikes.

Polygon Siskiu D7 - $1,299

•ASX Advanced Alloy linkage driven single pivot XC frame with 4.7" of suspension travel
•Tapered Head Tube
•Rockshox XC30 TK Solo Air front fork
•Suntour Epicon LO-R Air rear shock with hydrauic lockout
•30 Speed Shimano Deore XT / Deore group set
•27.5 inch Araya 650 wheels with Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres.
•5 Year Warranty on frame
•Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts
•Weight 13.6kg (medium frame)

More details at this link: http://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/polygon-siskiu-...

Polygon Siskiu D6 - $949

•ASX Advanced Alloy linkage driven single pivot XC frame with 4.7" of suspension travel
•Tapered Head Tube
•Suntour XCM HLO fork, Travel 120mm, 1-1/8” Steerer, hydraulic lockout
•Suntour Raidon LO-R Air rear shock
•27 Speed Shimano Alivio group set
•27.5 inch Araya wheelset with Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres.
•5 Year Warranty on frame
•Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts
•Weight 14.6kg (medium frame)

More details at this link: http://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/polygon-siskiu-...

... with no room for a water bottle in the front triangle?

I don't understand product designers who think this is a good idea, especially on an entry level bike.

Not everybody uses them, but most like to have the option (putting carbs in a camelbak bladder make them go pretty gross after a few uses) and I reckon you're limiting your market.

I wouldn't have thought a beginner/entry level rider would be bothered about carbs in their water, John.
They're more interested in going out for a couple of hours fun with mates. Which to me seems to be what this bike is designed for.
When or if they get more serious about doing endurance racing, they'll probably upgrade to a different frame.

Probably right but most beginners I've seen around the Dam usually have a bottle on their bike, often with gatorade (and accompanied by a big-ass saddlebag for their spare tube and puncture kit). Camelbaks typically come along later.

If they can't carry water conveniently they are unlikely to ride for long.

I just reckon not making provision for a bottle cage is a bit thoughtless. It's been a show-stopper for me for a couple of bikes that I was looking at, that were otherwise brilliant rides.

That Ellsworth I reviewed back in 2012 was one. I notice the current model now has room for a bottle.

and you'll see mounts on the down tube for a bottle cage

Yup. Right where the horse poo and other trail crud gets chucked up by the front tyre. Smiling

it was going to be pretty Eye-wink

looks like a pretty great bike for what its meant for to me ... well done to poloygon ... Also you can get camelbaks for like about $30 if you shop around so really not an issue to anyone I would have thought

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