Best Budget Full Suspension Mountain Bikes from Polygon

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M Callaghan

3/4/2023

Best Budget Full Suspension Mountain Bikes

Top 5 budget full suspension mountain bikes from Polygon.

So in our opinion here at Go and Cycle, a budget bike has only two major factors: low cost and capability. Now everyone's idea of budget varies greatly; some can afford the £10,000 +all singing, all dancing Ebike whilst others can’t or won't fork out that kind of cash for a bicycle. So we have decided to look at a range of bikes that we feel cater to the masses and are fully inclusive when it comes to the cycling community at large.

We love a bargain as much as the next person. After all we are only human, and now is the time to try and bag one of those so called bargains for yourself. As the cycling industry slams on its brakes and screeches to a skidding halt just before that metaphorical cliff, bike manufacturers met the high demand that the community required with the huge surge in purchases and prices skyrocketing in many cases now is the time to start thinking about buying a new bike at a reasonable cost.

Due to my Scrooge McDuck tendencies, I love it when a brand such as Polygon provides the community with a product that doesn't only look great but has up to date geometry and can keep up with some of the more expensive brands on the market. So from the D5 to the T8 check these best budget full suspension mountain bikes we have picked out for you from Polygon.

POLYGON Siskiu D5 27.5”

The Siskiu D5 from Polygon is an entry level full-suspension mountain bike designed to handle everything from local trails to all-day adventures in the mountains.

The Polygon Siskiu D5 is an all-round XC trail full suspension bike engineered for everything from local trail fun to all-day mountain epics. Built around a lightweight aluminium suspension frame, the Siskiu D5 has modern geometry, a slack head tube angle, long reach, low BB, and short chain stay. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes ensure excellent stopping power and this model is offered in 27.5” wheel size. The 120mm suspension has a one-piece linkage system reducing flex in the rear triangle.

Features:

Entry level all-round trail 27.5” mountain bike from Polygon

  • Frame: ALX XC 120mm Travel (27.5”) Taper H/T QR

  • Boost Fork: SR Suntour XCM HLO, QR 100mm, 120mm (27.5”) Travel

  • Rear Shock: SR Suntour Raidon LO Air E2E: 190mm x 51mm

  • Handle Bar: Entity Sport, Alloy

  • Stem: Entity Sport, Alloy

  • Saddle: Entity Void Saddle

  • Seat Post: Entity Sport, Alloy

  • Chain Set: Shimano Altus FC-MT2102 36T

  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200 11-36T

  • Shifting Lever - Right: Shimano SL-M31000, 2x9 Speed TriggerRear

  • Derailleur: Shimano RD-M3100

  • Front & Rear Tyres: Spiderbait Tyre 27.5” x 2.25”

  • Rims: Alloy Double Wall 32H

  • Front & Rear Brake: Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Polygon Siskiu D5 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu D5 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu D5 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu D5 27.5"

POLYGON Siskiu D6 27.5"

The Siskiu D6 from Polygon is a cross country trail shredder that can handle all manner of mountain and XC challenges.

The Polygon Siskiu D6 is an all-round XC trail-full suspension bike engineered to take on the trail from local stomping grounds to all-day mountain adventures further afield. Built around a lightweight aluminium suspension frame, the Siskiu D6 benefits from modern geometry, a slack head tube angle and long reach and a steep seat angle. The result is an optimised pedal performance and progressive suspension for when the trail gets rowdy.The bike climbs like a hardtail with additional comfort and traction, and comes in a striking yellow colourway that stands out on trail adventures.

FeaturesFrame:

ALX XC TRAIL FRAME Fork: SUNTOUR XCM BOOST 120mm TRAVEL

  • Rear Shock: SUNTOUR RAIDON LO AIR, E2E: METRIC 190x45mm

  • Handle Bar: ENTITY SPORT ALLOY, W: 760mm, BB: 31.8mm, R/D: 12mm, B: 6degree

  • Stem: ENTITY SPORT ALLOY, EXT: 45mm, BB: 31.8mm, R/D: 0Degree

  • Head Set: THREADLESS ZERO STACK HEADSET, ZS 44/28.6|ZS 56/30

  • Saddle: ENTITY VOID SADDLE, ø 7mm

  • Seat Post: RAGE-I DROPPER 150mm / 170mm travel, 30.9 x 442mm (S-M) / 495mm (L-XL

  • Bottom Bracket: BSA THREADED 68/73mm

  • Chain: KMC X10-1Cassette: SHIMANO DEORE CS-M4100 10-42T 10-SPEED

  • Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO DEORE RD-M4120 DIRECT ATTACH 10-SPEED

  • Front & Rear Tyres: DELI 27.5"x2.25" / 29"x2.25"

  • Brake: SHIMANO MT201 HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE

  • Internal routing for clean look

Polygon Siskiu D6 2.7.5"
Polygon Siskiu D6 2.7.5"
Polygon Siskiu D6 2.7.5"
Polygon Siskiu D6 2.7.5"

POLYGON Siskiu D7 27.5”

The Siskiu D7 from Polygon is an entry level full-suspension mountain bike designed to handle everything from local trails to all-day adventures in the mountains.

The Polygon Siskiu D7 is an all-round XC trail full suspension bike engineered to take on the trail from local stomping grounds to all-day mountain adventures further afield. Built around a lightweight aluminium suspension frame, the Siskiu D7 has modern geometry, a slack head tube angle, a long reach, a low BB, and a short chain stay. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes ensure excellent stopping power and this model is offered in 27.5” wheel size with dropper posts. The 120mm suspension has a one-piece linkage system reducing flex in the rear triangle.

Features

Frame: ALX XC 120mm Travel (27.5”) Taper H/T QR Boost

  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL, 15x100mm, 120mm (27.5”) Travel

  • Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select Plus E2E: 190x45mm Metric,

  • Handle Bar: Entity Xpert, AlloyStem: Entity Xpert, Alloy

  • Saddle: Entity Void Saddle

  • Seat Post: Dropper Post 150mm

  • Chain Set: Shimano Deore FC-M5100 32TCassette: Shimano Deore CS-M5100 11-51T

  • Shifting Lever - Right: Shimano Deore SL-M5100, 1x11 Speed Trigger

  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M5100

  • Front & Rear Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 27.5”x2.25”

  • Rims: Alloy Double Wall 32H

  • Front Hub: Shimano Front Hub

  • Rear Hub: Shimano Rear Hub

  • Front & Rear Brake: Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc Brake

Polygon Siskiu D7 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu D7 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu D7 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu D7 27.5"

POLYGON Siskiu T7 27.5"

The Siskiu T7 from Polygon is a trail-ready shredder capable of big mountain descents and all-day trail riding epics.

The Polygon Siskiu T7 is a full suspension trail-ready mountain bike engineered to balance high-speed control and playful handling. Capable of taking on demanding outdoor rides including challenging off-road descents, the Siskiu T7 is a well-balanced machine built around a lightweight aluminium frame with Rockshoc Recon Boost and 140mm suspension fork travel. Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power. This model is offered in 27.5” wheel size.

Features

Frame: ALX Trail Frame 140mm Travel 27.5”

  • Fork: Rockshox Recon RL Boost 15x110mm, 150mm (27.5”) Travel

  • Rear Shock: Rockshox Deluxe Plus Select Special Tuning E2E: 210x55mm, Hardware: 8mmx25mm

  • Handle Bar: Entity Xpert, Alloy W: 780mm R:20mm BB: 35mm

  • Stem: Entity Xpert, Alloy E: 35mm R: 7DEG BB: 35mm

  • Head Set: ZS 44/28.6|ZS 56/40Saddle: Entity Xtent

  • Seat Post: Dropepr Post 150mm

  • Chainset: Shimano FX-MT510-1 Boost 32T 170mmBB Set: BSA Threaded

  • Chain: KMC X12 12 Speed

  • Cassette: Shimano CS-M6100-12 Deore 10-51T

  • Shifting Lever – Right: Shimano SL-M6100-R Deore

  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M6100-R Deore

  • Tyres Front & Rear: Performance Tyre 27.5” X2.40”

  • Rims: Entity XL2 Disc 584-35 (27.5”)

  • Front Hub: Shimano Front Hub

  • Rear Hub: Shimano Rear Hub

  • Front & Rear Brake: Tektro HD-M735

Polygon Siskiu T7 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu T7 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu T7 27.5"
Polygon Siskiu T7 27.5"

POLYGON Siskiu T8 27.5”

The Siskiu T8 from Polygon is a quality trail-ready mountain bike with full suspension, capable of challenging mountain descents and trail-riding epic adventures.

The Polygon Siskiu T8 has been engineered to handle the demands of a modern trail bike, striking the balance between high-speed control and playful handling. Designed around an ALX trail frame for lightness and speed, the Siskiu features Tektro HD brakes for impressive stopping power and Fox 34 Rhythm Boost with 140mm suspension fork travel. This model is offered in a 29” wheel size.

Features

Frame: ALX Trail Frame 135mm Travel (29”)

  • Fork: Fox 34 Rhythm Boost 15x110mm, 140mm (29”)

  • Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS Special Tuning E2E: 210x55mm,

  • Handle Bar: Entity Xpert, Alloy W: 780mm R: 20mm BB: 35mm

  • Stem: Entity Xpert, Alloy E: 35mm R: 7DEG BB: 35mm

  • Saddle: Entity Xtent

  • Seat Post: Dropper Post 150m

  • Chain Set: Shimano FC-MT510-1 Boost 32T 170mm

  • Cassette: Shimano CS-M7100-12 SLX 10-51T

  • Shifting Lever – Right: Shimano LD-M7100-R

  • SLX Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M7100 SLX

  • Tyres Front & Rear: Performance Tyre 29”x2.40”

  • Rims: Entity XL2 Disc 622-35 (29”)

  • Front Hub: Shimano Front Hub

  • Rear Hub: Shimano Rear Hub

  • Front & Rear Brake: Tektro HD-M745 4 Piston

Polygon Siskiu T8 29"
Polygon Siskiu T8 29"
Polygon Siskiu  T8 29"
Polygon Siskiu  T8 29"

POLYGON Siskiu DSE FS 29er

The Polygon Siskiu DSE FS is a big-wheeled mountain bike designed for full-throttle trail riding.

With the combination of high standard components and modern trail bike geometry make for an exciting bike that’s kind on the wallet. How Polygon has managed to build such a loaded trail bike with a truly affordable price tag is beyond us. The Siskiu DSE FS puts the bang into everyone’s buck! This is a full-suspension bike for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers that are serious about progressing their skills and need a bike that is up to the job.

Features

Frame: ALX XC Trail Frame with 120mm rear travel

  • Fork: 120mm Suntour Raidon 32 Boost LO-R

  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select Plus, E2E: Metric 190x45mm

  • Handlebar: 760mm Entity Sport Alloy, BB: 31.8mm, R/D: 12mm, B: 6degree

  • Stem: 45mm Entity Sport Alloy, BB: 31.8mm, R/D: 0Degree

  • Saddle: Entity Void saddle, ø 7mm

  • Seat Post: TransX dropper seat post with 125mm travel

  • Shifter: Shimano Deore SL-M5100-R 11-Speed Trigger

  • Crankset: Shimano Deore FC-M5100-1 32T Two-piece-crank, crank arm: 170mm (S-M)/175mm (L-XL)

  • Cassette: Shimano Deore CS-M5100 11-51T 11-Speed

  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M5100-SGS direct attach 11-Speed

  • Wheelset: X-15 tubeless ready w/tubeless tape

  • Tyres: Entity Performance tyre 29” x 2.25

  • Brake levers: Shimano BL-MT201

  • Brake calipers: Shimano MT201 hydraulic disk brake

Polygon Siskiu DSE FS 29"
Polygon Siskiu DSE FS 29"
Polygon Siskiu DSE FS 29"
Polygon Siskiu DSE FS 29"

POLYGONE Siskiu Range

So at the end of the day this isn't an exhaustive list of bikes that are available, but it does give you a good view as to some of the more budget bikes that are more than capable of getting the job done.

Polygone is a great brand that develops some amazing products so if you have overlooked this brand in the past they might be worth a revisit.

I will leave all the relevant links for Polygone and sites to buy them under this post.

The information in this post was correct at the time of posting and prices or bike specs may differ from what is stated in this blog,

But that's the nature of evolution and the implantation of Kaizen.I hope you enjoyed the blog and have food for thought as to Best budget bikes that are available.

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Thanks Team Go and Cycle

These bikes are also available in 29" models we have just chosen to list the 27.5"versions for simplicity. Always remember to ensure your purchasing the correct size cycle for you the best way to do this is to visit a store and to try sitting in the cycle you intend to purchase.