Polygon Releases Syncline Carbon, Di2 Hardtail in USA and 160mm Collosus N9 Trail Bike

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Polygon started in 1989 in Indonesia where their factory is still located. They have quite the following in Southeast Asia, but are looking to expand their presence globally, specifically within the US market. To that end, they’ve started selling their bikes using the consumer-direct model à la Fezzari, Commencal, YT, and others. While they make bikes …

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Scott Shows Off Spark 700 with Advanced Electronic Integration at Sea Otter 2015

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We’ve seen electronic integration on drivetrain and suspension components from many companies, but the new Scott Spark XC race bike, dubbed the “Scott Spark 700 Ultimate Di2,” comes stock with the most electronic support I’ve seen yet. Even without electronic help, Scott was one of the few brands that really supported simultaneous control of the …

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Trek Pioneers All-New Tire Size with Release of New Farley Fat Bike Models: 27.5×4″

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Trek released several new-and-improved versions of their Farley at Sea Otter this year. The key updates? Carbon frames and 5″ tires now available, and a brand-new 27.5×4″ tire size. 5ish-inch (actually 4.7″) tires have been a long time coming to Trek, but the new Farley frames are totally compatible with the fully-fat tires. Trek has …

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Sea Otter 2015: RockShox RS-1-Compatible Hub from American Classic

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Bill Shook from American Classic is constantly looking to build better wheels and hubs: they were early adopters of tubeless and wide rims. Although they offer carbon rim options now, American Classic still uses aluminum extensively. For instance, their Wide Lightning wheelset uses a 29mm (internal) rim and weighs only 1512g for the 27.5″ size. …

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