Great bike - great value
After first purchasing Helios 500 at Bicycles Online at Manly, and 10 days later had the chance to upgrading it to Helios 700, I now know the reason why friends recommended me a carbon fiber frame bike. I've been a MTB rider for years, but needed a fast and light road bike for commuting to work.
I'm not an expert in road bikes, as this is the first time I've ever had one, but I found Helios 700 very responsive, light and fun bike to ride. It looks great and hope it will serve me well for years to come.
Shimano 105 is an ok system, more than good enough for commuting to work.
Bicycles Online have very helpful, A+ for great service.
responsive, light, great wheelset
2011 Polygon Helios 700 - Incredible Value
I am really happy with the choice I made in purchasing this bike. I had been researching bikes online for a number of months before coming across this bike. I am stoked with the quality of the frame and the components specified on this bike. In all my searching I could not find anything as well specified for close to the money. I queried the guys at bicyclesonline and they confirmed that the frame is the same for all their 2011 carbon bikes. Bike is incredibly light and a pleasure to ride. After 100kms or so riding in the rain, the front wheel began to squeel. I rang the guys and they told me how to pull the the axle out and clean it up. All good after that. The other niggle was the front derailer rubbed when on largest chainring and smallest cog. They were able to direct me how to fix that over the phone. They also offered that if I was in Sydney that they would give it a free service. Unfortunately I am not, but the advice sorted out the two small issues.
value for money, quality frame, wheelset and groupset
Minor tuning required
Pick of the bunch.
For the money I think this one of the best value bikes around. It looks great, it rides great, has a great frame and if like me you want to be on something other than a Giant, Avanti or Trek, then this a great alternative with a higher spec than these brands can offer for the same price. I also swapped the frame size after riding it for two weeks as I felt the 58cm was a bit big. Bicycles online arranged the collection of the old bike and I had a brand new 56cm bike delivered to Melbourne within the week, free of charge. Great service, communication and I'm very happy with the bike.
Great frame and wheelset. Complete 105 groupset performs well.
The headstem of the second bike had a bit of freeplay but the mechanic at BO talked me through the process of tightening it up. No problems since.
Fast delivery considering I live in Perth, I placed the order on Thursday and it was on my doorstep Monday morning – 4days. Totally wrapped with the bike, good quality components - excellent rims and tyres. Easy to assemble. Longest 2 weeks wait before riding - weather was torrential. It was a joy to ride. Great service and communication from the guys at Bicycles Online. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to anyone that is considering buying a new bike.
Price, Quality, Smart Looking.
If it wasn't for my wife it would be in bed with me!
This is an excellent value for money road bike with all the trimmings. Dependable Shimano 105 crankset, cassette and rear derailleur provide excellent power transfer to Schwalbe rubber. Went for a 50KM spin on arrival I was turning heads left right and centre. Have recently had it in for it's first service and the Mech was asking where I got it.
Excellent value for money
Great bike. Has excellent pick up and definitely has no problems on a long ride. Great value for money without compromising on quality. As soon as the bike arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent packing and the bike is by no means an ugly looking bike. Recommended for any level of rider. Excellent bike.
Great price, group set. The wheels and tyres are up there also.
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