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Polygon Helios 300 (2012)

Indonesian brand Polygon. google them! they're quite new to the international market... about this bike, i purchased the 48cm (XS) ones because i have a weird body size.. my inseam count allows me to use 52cm seat tube bicycle, but my torso only allows me to use 515mm effective toptube before stem (notice the long post + short stem).. the bike gives a great feel if your ride for sport.. compared to my friends Bianchi Via Nirone 7 with same grouppo, i feel almost no difference.. (except the size of course :p)

Frame:
48cm Polygon Helios 300, 6xxx Aluminium

Fork/Headset:
Columbus Tusk Light Carbon/FSA Orbit

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Tiagra FC-R450/Shimano BB-ES25

Pedals:
Shimano R540-SL

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
9sp Shimano Tiagra/Shimano CS-HG50-9/Stock Shimano FCR450/KMC X-9

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Tiagra 4600/Shimano Tiagra 4501

Handlebars/Stem:
FSA Gossamer 420mm Compact/FSA OS 190 80mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Royal Seta/BBB Roadpost BSP-11 27.2mm

Brakes:
Shimano Tiagra

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano WH-R501-A/Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano WH-R501-A/Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

Accessories:
3T Team Bar Tape, Zefal bottlecage

More Info:
need some advice on wheel upgrades.. still considering between Fulcrum Racing 5/Mavic Aksium S/Shimano RS30

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. minor changes

Current Stage Info:

upgrading from stock to "cheap but better" parts

replaced the seatpost from stock to BBB Roadpost.. it's longer than the stock Polygon brand.. i used to install the stock ones 0.5 to 0.8 cm below minimum insert mark..

replaced the stock Polygon Handlebars with FSA Gossamer
replaced the stock Polygon Stem to FSA OS 190

replaced the saddle from Selle Royal Seta to Selle Royal Seta.. the difference is that the newer ones has better graphic prints and manganese rails.. the older ones has "for polygon" prints (yep, i'm not a fan of something looked OEM) and steel rails (not sure if it's CRMO or HiTen and it started to rust)..

replaced the wheel decals.. the stock ones is written R-500 for polygon, they made the rest of the wheels looked OEM generic.. so i replaced the decals with the original Shimano WH-R501-A decals.. but there's a miscalculations on the decals printing scale.. but not noticeable

Added by rifqi23cool. Last updated over 6 years ago.

As of over 6 years ago, rifqi23cool has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

6 Comments

strange

strange says:

no, you are right...the question is: what does it mean in numbers. could you win the tour de france riding a less stiffer bike than you opponents? i do think so.

Posted over 6 years ago

rifqi23cool

rifqi23cool says:

i see.. i started to think that it's not important to have the stiffest bike when i'm not into professional racing like TDF.. $600-$700 road bikes is way more than enough.. you made me save my money from buying more frame.. THANK YOU

Posted over 6 years ago

strange

strange says:

Looking good.

Posted over 6 years ago

rifqi23cool

rifqi23cool says:

thanks.. not the stiffest nor fastest bike.. but worth the money for entries :)

Posted over 6 years ago

strange

strange says:

stiffness is overrated..;-)

Posted over 6 years ago

rifqi23cool

rifqi23cool says:

isn't stiffer bike means better power transfer? correct me if i'm wrong.. i'm willing to learn

Posted over 6 years ago