2024 Polygon

Bend R2

An aluminum frame gravel bike with mid-range components and mechanical disc brakes.
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MSRP$999  
Weight29.5 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels650b Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 9
GroupsetSora
BrakesMechanical Disc
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Ride Feel

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Rider Position
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Terrain
smoothrugged
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Gearing

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Lowest gear

(climbing)

34 mph

Bend R2

36 mph

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Spec Level

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Sizing
SM

5'1" – 5'6"

MD

5'4" – 5'10"

LG

5'8" – 6'1"

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Reviews
99 Spokes
2024 Polygon Bend: Jack of all Trades Gravel Bike

Oct 2023

The all-new Polygon Bend takes a different approach to the modern gravel bike. It features an aluminum frame, dropper post, and ...

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Bikerumor
Polygon Bend mounts an affordable alloy gravel adventure bike

Oct 2023

With tons of mounts, a carbon fork, compliant rear end, and slack front end with huge tire clearance, what's not to like?

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

ALX Advance Alloy Gravel Frame, Flat mount Disc, Carrier & Fender Ready, 12x142mm Thru-Axle

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Tire Clearance47c (27.5″) / 40c (700c)

Fork

Carbon Rigid Fork, Carbon Steerer, Flat mount Disc, Carrier & Fender Ready, 12x100mm Thru-Axle

Bottom Bracket

BSA Threaded, 68mm

Headset

Alloy Tapered, IS 42/28.6 | ZS 52/40

Stem

Entity Xpert, Alloy, 90mm (S, M) / 105mm (L), Rise / Drop 10°

Handlebar

Entity Xpert Alloy, 450mm (S, M) / 470mm (L), Flare 16°

Saddle

Entity Saddle

Seatpost

Entity Expert, Alloy, 27.2x350mm

TypeRigid

Pedals

Cage pedal w/ reflector

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora RD-R3000 GS, 9-Speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora FD-R3000 Double

Crank

Alloy Crankset, 46/34T, 170mm (S, M) / 175mm (L)

Shifters

Shimano Sora ST-R3000 2x9 Dual Control Lever

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG200, 9-Speed, 11-34T

Chain

KMC X9

Brakes

Tektro C400 Mechanical Disc Brake, 160mm 6-bolts Rotors

TypeMechanical Disc

Wheels
Rims

Alloy Double Wall Wheelset 32h, 21mm Internal Width, Sealed Bearings, Thru Axle F/R: 12x100/12x142mm*

Tires

WTB Venture 650x47C

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