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Polygon Siskiu T8
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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award  
Price $2,199 List$2,299 List$2,100 List$2,399 List$2,000 List
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Pros Nice component spec, well rounded performance, versatileAffordable, versatile, hard-charging, solid component specEnergetic playful feel, lighter weight, 12-speed drivetrain, modern trail bike geometryHard charging on descents, long dropper post, modern trail bike geometryMaestro suspension, Beefy tire spec, Stable at speed, Affordable
Cons Came with wrong size dropper post, moderately heavyA bit heavy, no climb switch on rear shock, SX Eagle drivetrainFork needed immediate service, can be overwhelmed in more aggressive terrainHeavy, mediocre fork specification, not the fastest climberFeels heavy, 1x10 drivetrain, Suntour fork is tricky to tune
Bottom Line The Siskiu T8 is a budget-friendly trail bike with a well rounded performance from the lesser known brand, PolygonThe 2020 Jeffsy Base easily takes our Editor's Choice Award for its awesome all-around performanceCapable, versatile, lively, the Trance 29 3 is our Top Pick Short Travel bike under $2500Hard charging riders will love the Kona Process 134 29, this bike ripsThe Giant Trance 3 is a capable trail bike with a preference for the descents
Rating Categories Polygon Siskiu T8 YT Jeffsy Base 29 Giant Trance 29 3 Kona Process 134 29 Giant Trance 3
Fun Factor (30%)
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Downhill (35%)
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Climbing (35%)
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Specs Polygon Siskiu T8 YT Jeffsy Base 29 Giant Trance 29 3 Kona Process 134 29 Giant Trance 3
Wheelsize 29 29 29 29 27.5
Frame Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Measured Weight 31 lbs 8 oz 33 lbs 3 oz 30 lbs 12 oz 34 lbs 13 oz 31 lbs 8 oz
Frame Size L L L L L
Available Sizes S(27.5), M(27.5 or 29), L(29), XL(29) S, M, L, XL, XXL S, M, L, XL S, M, L, XL S, M, L, XL
Fork RockShox Revelation RC Solo Air, 140mm RockShox Yari RC, 150mm Marzocchi Z2, 130mm RockShox Recon Motion Control Solo Air, 140mm SR Suntour Aion RC DS, 150mm
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe RT3 DebonAir RockShox Deluxe Select Fox Float DPS Performance RockShox Deluxe Select RockShox Deluxe R
Wheelset Entity XL2 Disc DT Swiss M 1900 Spline Giant Tracker hubs with iant XCT tubeless rims, 25mm internal rim width Shimano hubs with WTB ST i30 TCS rims Giant AM 27,5, 30mm ID w. Giant Tracker Hubs
Front Tire Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35" Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 2.4" Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.3" Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5" WT Maxxis High Roller II 2.5"
Rear Tire Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35" Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 2.4" Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 2.3" Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.3" Maxxis High Roller II 2.4"
Shifters Shimano SLX 11-speed SRAM SX 12-speed SRAM SX 12-speed SRAM SX 12-speed Chiman Deore 10-speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT 11-speed SRAM SX 12-speed SRAM SX 12-speed SRAM SX 12-speed Shimano Deore 10-speed
Cranks Prowheel Charm SRAM SX Eagle DUB SRAM SX Eagle DUB SRAM SX Eagle Praxis Cadet
Chainring 32T 32T 30T 30T 30T
Bottom Bracket BA Threaded SRAM DUB Press fit SRAM DUB Press fit SRAM DUB PF92 Praxis Press Fit
Cassette SunRace CSMX8 11-speed 11-46T SRAM PG-1210 11-50T SRAM SX Eagle 11-50T SRAM SX Eagle 11-50T Shimano Deore 10-speed 11x42T
Saddle Entity Assault SDG RDR MTN Giant Contact (neutral) Kona Trail Giant Contact (neutral)
Seatpost Drive Si 150mm YT Postman 150mm (size large) Giant Contact Switch TranzX Dropper Internal 170mm Giant Contact Switch 150mm
Handlebar Entity Expert 780mm Race Face Aeffect R 35 780mm Giant Contact TR35 780mm Kona XC/BC 35 780mm Giant Connect 780mm
Stem Entity Expert 45mm Race Face Aeffect R 35, 50mm Giant Contact SL 35 Kona XC/BC 35 Giant Connect
Brakes Shimano BR-MT500 SRAM Guide T Shimano MT400 Shimano Hydraulic Disc Shimano BR-MT400
Warranty 5 Years 5 years Lifetime limited warranty on frame Lifetime limited warranty on frame Lifetime limited warranty on frame
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