Similar to most brands nowadays Polygon has embraced the e-bike movement. Previously, their only offering in this area was the Urban styled, Path-E. Now, they’re breaking into the e-mountain bike market with the Entiat-E. It’s a 27+ hardtail trail bike that’s built for a blend of comfort and performance.
A closer look at the frame design
The Entiat-E has an aluminum frame with 148x12mm Boost hub spacing, internal cable routing, and an integrated downtube battery mount. It also uses Polygon’s 2HRU rear thru-axle to quick-release conversion system, aggressive FWG frame geometry, and TPro build and design.
It’s built up with a Shimano XT rear derailleur, cassette and shifter, along with an e-bike grade crankset and chain. Stopping power is provided by Shimano hydraulic brakes. Up front, there’s a Rockshox Recon Silver RL with 120mm of travel and Boost spacing. And it rolls on 3.0″ tubeless ready Schwalbe Nobby Nics. Though the photos show a dropper post, the spec sheet tells a different story. Ultimately, internal stealth routing for a dropper post is there. So even if it’s not included, a dropper is compatible.
|FRAME||ALX ALLOY TRAIL GEOMETRY|
|FORK||ROCKSHOX RECON SILVER RL TRAVEL 120MM, BOOST|
|HANDLEBAR||ENTITY EXPERT ALLOY HANDLEBAR|
|STEM||ENTITY EXPERT ALLOY STEM|
|HEADSET||INTERNAL CAGED BEARING HEADSET|
|SADDLE||ENTITY EXPERT SADDLE|
|SEATPOST||ENTITY EXPERT ALLOY SEATPOST 30.9 X 420MM|
|CHAIN||SHIMANO CN-HG601-114 L|
|CASSETTE SPROCKET||SHIMANO CS-M8000 DEORE XT|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO XT RD-M8000|
|SHIFTING LEVER||SHIMANO XT SL-M8000-IR|
|BRAKE LEVER||SHIMANO BRM6000KITM6000|
|FRONT BRAKE||SHIMANO BRM6000KITM6000|
|REAR BRAKE||SHIMANO BRM6000KITM6000|
|ROTOR||SHIMANO DEORE SM-RT64|
|TYRE||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC PERFORMANCE 27.5X3.00|
|RIM||ALLOY DOUBLE WALL RIMS|
|SPOKES||STAINLESS SPOKE BLACK|
|FRONT HUB||ALLOY BOOST HUB|
|REAR HUB||ALLOY BOOST FREEHUB|
The $3,600 Entiat-E integrates Shimano’s STEP E8020 motor system into its build. The motor is housed within the bottom bracket and effortlessly maintains 15mph. It holds Shimano’s 504Wh battery in the downtube and a Bluetooth capable computer on its handlebar. The system offers a range of roughly 45 miles and its frame is available in sizes S-XL.