This is a thoroughly modern trail bike, made affordable. You can grab the Siskiu T with either 29″ or 27.5″ wheels, with 140mm or 150mm respectively, though depending on your frame size you might only have one option. Polygon has nailed it, it’s got the geometry numbers that stack up nicely with the competition, and the dropouts have Boost spacing too. There’s a 35mm-legged fork and a wide bar and short stem. A 150mm dropped is ready for the steep stuff. 29mm internal rims give a Schwalbe tires good stability. Sisku T is up to speed, with a 1×11 drivetrain using a wide range cassette and 140mm travel will get you out of trouble most times. It’s exactly the kind of feeling you want if you’re an intermediate rider losing to push your skills to the next level. Given the price, the sub-14kg weight is pretty damn good. Pedalling performance was a surprise standout element for us too – it’s a really stable pedaling bike”

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