2021 Polygon Bend R2 – 650b Gravel Bike

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GRAVEL RIDING

ADVENTURE ON AND OFF-ROAD

COMMUTING

ALX ADVANCE ALLOY GRAVEL FRAME

Light & durable Hydroformed 6061 Aluminum frame with internal cable routing, carrier & fender eyelets, and rear thru axle for extra stiffness. Internal dropper compatibility.

CARBON FORK AND THRU-AXLES

Bend R models feature full carbon fork with massive tire clearance, flat brake mount, thru-axle, and fender eyelets.

650B WHEELS

650B allows to run low tire pressure and opens up a whole new horizon of riding with more grip and better bump absorption than 700C.

TIRE CLEARANCE

The Bend R was designed with clearance for up to 650Bx48 or
700Cx40 tires to handle any adventure.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

Shimano Sora 2×9 Speed Drivetrain
Tektro C400 Mechanical Disc Brake
WTB Venture 650x47C Tires
Entity Xpert Alloy Cockpit and Seatpost

LIFETIME WARRANTY ON FRAME

 

The road less travelled leads to adventures unknown. It is this pursuit that pushed Polygon to take the Bend R series to the next level.
Pairing a full-carbon fiber fork with an ALX Alloy frame, Polygons crafted these unique materials with the roughest gravel in mind. The lightweight carbon fiber fork dampens vibrations up front while the durable ALX Alloy frame is engineered to deliver a stable ride that is tough enough to withstand anything your tires fling its way.

The Bend R was designed with a tall stack height for greater rider comfort from a more upright body position while short chain stays provide agility to help dodge potholes, swing through smooth single track or navigating the urban jungle on your commute. The frame and fork feature front and rear rack plus fender compatibility making the Bend your true do-it-all bike; right at home racing gravel through to touring or your daily commute.

The lungs and heart of this bike are the Shimano Sora RD-R3000, a 2 x 9 reliable and versatile drivetrain that will carry you through your journey. The Tektro C400 Mechanical Disc Brakes will keep you safe and in control, no matter the descent.
While still offering compatibility with 700C wheels with up to 40mm tires, the Bend has now evolved to a whole new level of suppleness, sporting 650Bx47 WTB Venture Road Plus rubber. 650B wheels feature a smaller diameter rim than a 700C (or 29er) which saves weight in the wheels, while allowing for a larger volume tire which enhances comfort on rougher surfaces.

Additionally, 650B Road Plus tires increase traction due to their wider contact patch with the ground resulting in more controlled cornering and braking, plus more grip when clambering up steep pinches. The 700C compatibility opens up your options to simply switch to a spare wheelset for a more dedicated road set up. The possibility to fit such plush tires into a drop bar bikes has come about thanks to road disc brakes which also enhance all-weather braking control and safety.

An Entity cockpit that delivers value and compliance, the Bend R is the value and action-packed adventure bike that Polygon is proud to present! The flared drop ensures stability and control over the rough terrain, all while allowing you more comfort in the drop position.

To summarise, the Bend R is a value and ready for action packed bike awaiting to team up with you for adventure.

Get out there!

 

How the Bike is Delivered to You

Your bike will arrive in a custom Bikes Online bike guard box as described in the video below.

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