Indonesia’s Global Brands (Part 6: Bikes)

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 9:17 am by Akhyari


I once had this bike. Polygon. I have been strongly aware that this brand is an Indonesian brand, and turns out to be true. Polygon was founded in 1989, in Indonesia.

Polygon has worked hard to offer a range of bikes to suit the demands of individual riders. Looking through their online range we found a bikes to meet the needs of most riders including commuters, a full range of swish looking mountain bikes and road bikes that looked fast standing still (we are hoping for some upcoming tests).

Polygon Helios 780 at Singapore OCBC Cycle

There are huge challenges when companies set out to design bikes that offer “the best riding experience”. It was nice to hear and see that Polygon product development engineers are bike freaks who pour their passion for riding into bikes that they want to be able to push to their absolute riding and engineering limits. Interestingly, Polygon doesn’t only leave their product development ‘to the engineers’ but exchanges information and experiences with marketing, elite level riders and average riders to be able to create what they feel are some pretty exciting products.

Polygons are still handmade in an era of computer generated mass production, and Polygon states that they use ‘high-tech know-how and high-quality materials through a step by step manual assembly operation’ to painstakingly ensure Polygon is focused on quality, technology and style that is recognized worldwide.

Polygon plays a leading role in the world of competitive cycling throughout Asia specifically, and actively cooperates with professional athletes to improve product performance and development. Working with selected athletes and teams, the product team at Polygon is able to develop and improve bikes based on hands-on field testing and actual data gathering. Since 1998, Polygon has officially sponsored a professional cycling team – Polygon Sweet Nice (PSN). Polygon Sweet Nice is acknowledged as UCI-ranked Continental team and regularly competes in UCI races all around Asia. But Polygon didn’t stop on the road like so many other companies, their riders include Downhill, XC and other cycling disciplines focused at the national and international level. Polygon bikes have featured in the Asian Games, SEA Games, and Olympics.

Currently, Polygon has been exported to 53 countries worldwide.

Milestones for Polygon

  • 1998 – Sponsored Professional cycling team: Polygon Sweet Nice
  • 2000 – Sponsored charities, scholarships and early education for safe-cycling
  • 2006 – Launched Polygon Bike Design Competition
  • 2006 – Launched its first Hybrid bike, to promote greener environment
  • 2006 – Launched bicycle rentals at several Zoos and parks
  • 2007 – Working together with Bike-to-Work Community to encourage cycling to work
  • 2007 – Working as a partner to the United Nations for Climate Change Conference held in Bali
  • 2008 – Supported initiative for Green Community, encouraging people to cycle for better Earth
  • 2009 – 20th Anniversary of Polygon
  • 2009 – Participated in CSR program by donating 2000 bicycles for students all around the country
  • 2010 – Official Bike sponsor of OCBC Cycle in Singapore with 9000 participants
  • 2010 – Sponsored Singapore Cycling Association endorsed cycling team: OCBC Racing team

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