Climbing even the rockiest cliff face, the Polygon Collosus AX3.0 makes you feel like you’re riding on cotton wool. You can thank the floating suspension system, Mavic crossline DISC wheelset and geometry for the smooth ride, regardless of the terrain.
The frame is a super light alloy, and although it’s not carbon-esque in it’s weight, it is quite light, is actually a decent climbing bike and is easy to throw around. There seems to be a lower centre of gravity on the Collosus AX 3.0, which makes steering into corners at high speeds somehow seem effortless. Even on flatter courses there seems to be minimal "bob", and it absorbed whatever I threw at it with ease.
With a quick flick of the seat lever and a twist of the fully tunable suspension (which offers a fair 160mm travel in the front and 150mm in the rear), you can switch this bike from cross country mode to a more aggressive positioning for taking on downhill descents.
With a full Deore XT group set, FOX 36 Talas R front forks, FOX Float RP23 rear shocks, and Deore XT Hydraulic Disc Brakes at a price tag of $2,998, the Polygon Colossus AX3 is considered seriously good value for money.
The Polygon Colossus AX3 comes with a 5 year frame warranty and 2 year parts warranty.
Reviewed by The Ghost Rider
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