By: Mike Levy

“This Polygon has to be one of the most charismatic and contradictory bikes of the last decade, and how it performs matches that description as well. It’s a hard bike to pin down given that it pedals with the efficiency of a decent trail bike but possesses downhill rig descending capabilities. In theory, this should make it the mythical ‘one bike’ that so many cliches are usually attached to, but I don’t believe that to be the case with the EX9. Everything has to compromise in one way or another, and the big Polygon’s concession is that it’s just too much of a blunt smashing tool for me to fall in love with it. But if you’re the kind of rider who either has to or wants to pedal to the summit, yet also wants what is essentially a sharp handling downhill bike in disguise, the EX9 might be just the ticket”

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