Polygon Helios A7

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“Your Cutting-Edge Chariot To Century Rides”


When Polygon began in 1989, they were marketing a range of off-the-shelf, indistinguishable bikes meant for the mass market. Whilst Polygon owns their own manufacturing facilities, distinguishing themselves from many of their competitors, they had a vision of making bikes for a worldwide market. Fast forward 15 years, and the introduction of the Helios A7 shows that they have achieved their goal. The Helios A7 is Polygon’s take on an entry-level carbon framed road racer.

The Helios A7’s frame follows current thinking for carbon framesets. The Advanced carbon fiber layup features shaped tubes that are straight, with some sculpting and scalloping as a nod to aerodynamics. The headset is beefy and chunky, adding to the overall stiffness of the frame. The somewhat high head tube allows for a slightly more upright riding position, but this is completely adjustable from a studied selection of stem lengths and spacers. From a purely technical standpoint, the Helios A7 would actually make a good long distance frame for audaxes and fondos, along with the growing popularity in century rides.

The groupset is Shimano’s value for money 105. Having evolved over the last 20 years, 105 is now the go-to groupset for any rider wanting a reliable, strong groupset that will serve without complaint for many miles. The 105 on the Polygon Helios A7 is as good as a Dura-Ace groupset from 5 years ago, and weighs less.

For a roadie wanting an honest, no frills, reliable carbon framed racer, pay some attention to the Polygon Helios A7.

SPECS:

FRAME
ACX Advance Aero Carbon
FORK
ACX Advance Aero Carbon fork with carbon taperedsteerer
SHIFTER
Shimano 105
DERAILLEUR
Shimano 105
CASSETTE
Shimano Ultegra CS-6800, 11-25T
CHAIN
Shimano CN-HG600
CRANKSET
Shimano 105 FC-5800 53X39T
BRAKES
Shimano 105
SEATPOST
Carbon Aero
SADDLE
Entity Flux
HANDLEBAR
Entity Elite alloy
STEM
Entity Elite alloy
WHEELS
Shimano RS11
TIRES
SchwalbeUltremo ZX
WEIGHT
N/A
CONTACT
Rodalink, +603-6201 0422


RM6,100

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