Should you’re in search of a contemporary gravel motorbike that’s waiting for adventures with all of the mounts, 700×50 tire clearance, and dropper put up compatibility, the brand new Polygon Bend is it. And it begins at simply $1,499 for an entire motorbike.
The Bend’s alloy body begins with a sloping best tube that gives nice standover clearance and helps to keep the load low when it’s loaded down. And it’s simple to load, with onerous mounting issues for body baggage underneath the highest tube, plus extra mounts at the best facet.
There’s additionally two bottle cages within the entrance triangle and every other beneath. The carbon fork provides 3 “anything else cage” mounts plus rack and fender attachment issues.
Within the again are rack mounts for packing extra. The ones take a seat atop dropped seatstays, which bend and flatten so as to add a bit of of compliance.
The R7 type proven above has SRAM Apex 1×11 mechanical for $1,499. Above this is is the Bend R9X with Rival AXS 1×12 with upgraded Novatec tubeless-ready wheels for $2,899 in Nautical Blue.
The highest degree Bend V9X is going to SRAM GX AXS with Reverb XPLR AXS and a Fox AX32 suspension fork for $3,999.