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2024 Polygon Strattos S5 Disc Shimano 105 Road Bike

$1100
$1,599.00
+ $79 Shipping
+29 Deal Score
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Bikes Online has 2024 Polygon Strattos S5 Disc Shimano 105 Road Bike on sale for $1099.99. Shipping is $79.

Thanks to community member Dimitris for finding this deal.

Specs:
  • FRAME: ALX All-Round, Internally Routed, BSA Threaded 68mm, 12x142mm
  • FORK: Full Carbon, Taper 1-1/8" To 1-1/2", Flat Mount Disc Brake
  • HANDLEBAR: Entity Sport Alloy, 31.8mm
  • STEM: Entity Sport Alloy, 31.8mm, 7°
  • HEADSET: Zero Stack (ZS) Sealed Bearing For Taper Head Tube
  • SADDLE: Entity, Steel 7mm
  • SEATPOST: Entity Sport Alloy, 27.2 x 350mm, 15mm, 31.8mm W/ Bolt
  • CRANKSET: Shimano 105 FC-R7000 50/34T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-RS500
  • CHAIN: KMC X11-1
  • CASSETTE SPROCKET: Shimano 105 CS-R7000 11-30T
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105 FD-R7000 Braze-On
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105 RD-R7000-SS Direct Attach
  • SHIFTING LEVER: Shimano 105 SD-R7020, 2x11-Speed Dual Control Lever
  • BRAKE LEVER: Shimano 105 ST-R7020
  • BRAKE F/R: Shimano 105 BR-R7070 Hydraulic
  • TIRE: Schwalbe One Addix 700x28C, Tube Type
  • RIM: Entity XL3 Disc, 19mm Inner Width, Tubeless Rim Tape Installed
  • HUB FRONT: Alloy Thru Axle 12x100mm 24H Sealed Bearings 6-Bolts
  • HUB REAR: Alloy Thru Axle 12x142mm 24H Sealed Bearings 6-Bolts, 11-Speed
  • PEDALS: Alloy Flat
  • WEIGHT: 21.16-lbs (Size M, without pedals)

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This is - IMHO - one of the best deals for a "beginner-to-serious" road bike on the market, or just a seasoned rider that would rather buy new and not used. This is a "racy" road bike, so not the most comfortable, upright position, nor huge clearance for big tires. If you commute through rougher pavement, look into a gravel/endurance road or hybrid bike: will be better in the long run.

If you are skin-suit curious, this aligns with this aspirations better laugh out loud

Full Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc groupset, descent-looking frame geo, alloy frame w/ Carbon fork, thru-axles F/R. These are typically found in $2K bikes these days, this is barely over $1100 (+tax, + $79 shipping). AFAIK, the cheapest bike Specialized fits a full 2x11 hydro 105 on, is the Allez Sprint, which retails for $3K...sexy ass bike in my eyes, but please... Applause

Yes, there are cheaper bikes on sale, on Bikes Online & elsewhere, but this is really good for the perceived quality.

I've owned and serviced Polygons and Marins (better part of the decade made by Polygon's mother factory) and they are good value and decent built quality vs. Taiwanese bikes I've owned and still own (Trek, Specialized).

I think this runs a bit small, but for sure the fitting guide on bike's Online website seems to be a bit off. I am just under 6'-00 / 182cm and it places me on a XL, when I know I should be on a 55-56 (M/L).

Do compare measurements/geo chart with a known bike frame you think/know fits you. This is a really handy website to keep in mind: https://bikeinsights.com/compare - based on this and comparing with my current drop-bar bike (Trek Checkpoint), I would buy the L and not the XL for me. YMMV.
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Created 11-24-2023 at 04:55 PM by Dimitris
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Canyon Endurance 8 is $1500 right now with identical groupset. I'd sooner pay a $300 premium for an aluminum bike from Canyon that clocks in at 9.22 kg. Canyon always runs free shipping promo's, and you can get a free ship coupon from their showroom if you live in the area.

As someone who rides a rando Taiwanese frame (Fuji) with an Ultegra groupset...buy a legit frame. I'd sooner have a reputable aluminum frame with 105 (or Tiagra) and get nice wheels, especially now that everyone sands weld so they're visually very similar to carbon frames.

The headache of dealing with random bottom brackets, not being able to find specs, random aftermarket plastic bits to make stuff work, 0 customer support down the line or stocked parts is not worth it. If you're not ready to drop $2k on a carbon frame don't try to cheap out, you don't get the best of both worlds; at least direct-to-consumer companies like Canyon offer pretty solid prices.
Be careful*, the spec list says shimano 105 but the list for the bike on the same page shows 2x8 shimano Claris as the components. I wonder if it's a typo