Popular Bike Shops
Join the Cycling Forums on Strava
Australian Cycling Forums on Strava
Latest Reviews and Articles
Will your next bike be Intelligent? ABS and Smart Bike Tech
Vitus Vitesse EVO Disc Review – Speed Machine indeed!
- Posts: 1
- Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:45 pm
I am looking at Polygon as a brand as they seem to offer good value for money.
I was comparing their 2018 Xtrada 8 vs their Siskiu29 9.
It seems the Siskiu beats the Xtradas components all the way through (please confirm?)
RockShox Recon RL Air fork 100mm travel
Entity Void Saddle CroMo rails
Entity Expert Alloy seatpost
Prowheel Charm 32T T 2 piece crank
Sunrace 11 speet 11-46T cassette
Shimano Shadow XT RD M800 with clutch 11 spd derailleur
Shimano BL M365 Hydraulic disc brakes
Schwalbe Tough Toms
Rockshox Reba RL with Remote Lockout, Tapered Steerer and Thru Axle
Entity Flux, Steel Rail
Entity Xpert, Alloy, 30.9x400mm
Shimano XT FC-M8000, 170mm(S-M), 175mm(L) 36x26T
Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11-40T 11 sp
Shimano XT RD-M8000GS
Shimano SLX BR-M675, Hydraulic, 180mm(F) 160mm(R)
Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 29”x2.10”
etc etc. Am i right in thinking the Siskiu is bettter?
Both are currently the same price as the Siskiu is only in size SMALL and on sale.
THE QUESTION (may be stupid)
Would it be worth considering buying the siskiu for the components, and purchasing a frame large enough for me? Or, another silly idea, buy the siskiu, and ANOTHER donor with poor components but great frame and do a component swap and sell the other?
No idea if im in fantasy land, but would quite like a bike soon and these seemed the most suited.
FYI i'm 187cm 110kg, would be most likely road riding or light trails with my partner or friends and commuting to sports training across the city through parklands.
I like the idea of local MTB trails and could see myself getting into it a little, with lessons, in WINTER (scorching queensland summers are not my friend). Family live near large reserve with bike tracks and fire trails that Id like to try...
Any advice or ideas appreciates
Heckling and abuse tolerated
- Posts: 5393
- Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:53 pm
- General Australian Cycling Topics
- Info / announcements
- Buying a bike / parts
- General Cycling Discussion
- The Bike Shed
- Cycling Health
- Cycling Safety and Advocacy
- Women's Cycling
- Bike & Gear Reviews
- Cycling Trade
- Stolen Bikes
- Bicycle FAQs
- Serious Biking
- Audax / Randonneuring
- Retro biking
- Fixed Gear/ Single Speed
- Electric Bicycles
- Dragsters / Lowriders / Cruisers
- Children's Bikes
- Road Racing
- Road Biking
- Time Trial
- International and National Tours and Events
- Cycle Touring
- Touring Australia
- Touring Overseas
- Touring Bikes and Equipment
- Western Australia
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
- Country & Regional
- The Market Place
- Member to Member Bike and Gear Sales
- Want to Buy, Group Buy, Swap
- My Bikes or Gear Elsewhere
- Cycling Brands
- Malvern Star
- Custom Builders
- Generic Carbon
About the Australian Cycling Forums
The largest cycling discussion forum in Australia for all things bike; from new riders to seasoned bike nuts, the Australian Cycling Forums are a welcoming community where you can ask questions and talk about the type of bikes and cycling topics you like.