Kestrel 2016 Carbon Talon Road Shimano 105 or Ultegra Bike
105 bike MSRP $1,550, Now $1,399! Ultegra bike MSRP $1,750, Now $1,599! The Talon is the perfect choice for triathletes looking to train on a road bike but race a tri bike without emptying their wallets on two separate machines; triathletes who race different distances and formats throughout the season; cyclists looking for a non-threatening, non-bank-breaking bike for their first triathlon or duathlon; or simply riders seeking road bike handling with tri bike speed.
Launched in 2007, the Talon was one of the first-ever aero road bikes on the market and has been immensely popular ever since for its versatility and value. Ahead of its time in adjustability, the Talon allows rider to choose either a road or triathlon-style position. The bike has few equals, not only in how it can transform from one discipline to the next but for the fact that it’s a high-performance carbon platform for the cost of most competitors’ aluminum offerings.
Constructed of Kestrel\'s Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon — a combination of 800K and 700K carbon fibers — it\'s lightweight and stiff, yet also designed to offer a bit more compliance.
Designed in the A2 Wind Tunnel, the stays, seat post, and seat tube are aerodynamically contoured; plus, fully internal cable routing ensures clean airflow over the entire bike.
Proprietary Kestrel H-Stays – the uniquely, asymmetrically shaped seat stays and chainstays – are designed to improve lateral stiffness and thus power transfer, while also supplying vibration dampening.
Kestrel EMS Pro Aero Seatpost allows for the saddle to be mounted in a wide range of positions — more forward for tri use or backward for road.
Triathlon model comes with Oval Concepts aero base bar with clip-on aero extensions, bar-end shifters, and an Oval Concepts tri saddle. | Road package comes with Oval Concepts road bar, choice of Shimano Ultegra or Shimano 105 STI shifters, and a road saddle.
Each of the five sizes has unique tube lengths, diameters, shapes, and carbon layups to produce the best possible ride quality for every size rider.
Wheelset: Oval Concepts 327 wheelset, 700c, 20/24H, cartridge bearing hubs
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700 x 23c Folding
Crankset: Oval Concepts 520 Alloy Compact 50/34T
Bottom bracket: Oval Concepts Integrated, External Bearings
Front derailleur: Shimano 105, Braze-on
Rear derailleur:Shimano 105, 11-sp
Shifters:Shimano 105 STI
Cassette: SunRace, 11-28T
Chain: KMC X11, 11-sp
Brake set: Tektro Dual Pivot
Headset:FSA Integrated, 1 1/8\" Top, 1 1/4\" Bottom
Handlebar: Oval Concepts 310 6061 Alloy, Ergonomic Fit
Stem:Oval Concepts 313 6061 3D-forged Alloy, 31.8mm
Saddle: Oval Concepts 300 w Satin Steel Rails
Seat post: Kestrel EMS Pro w/ Ritchey Clamp System
Kestrel:The first, the most experienced, & best priced carbon bike brand. Kestrel was there first over, and over, and over: 1986 The world’s first bladder-molded monocoque carbon frame structures. 1987 The world’s first all-carbon composite bike frame: the Kestrel 4000. 1988 The world’s first all-carbon mountain bike frame: the Kestrel MX-Z.
1989 The world’s first all-carbon triathalon frame: the KM40. 1999 The world’s first all-carbon frame modeled completely with CAD software. 2001 The world’s first all-carbon molded one piece road handlebars: the EMS.
2003 Kestrel’s first major international victory: Chris McCormack’s Ironman. 2008 Kestrel purchased by the USA’s 4th largest bike comglomerate, ASI. 2011 Kestrel’s first Protour sponsorship: Tour De France winner Carlos Sastre, Denny Menchov, and Juan Jose Cobo (who won the Tour of Spain on a Kestrel RT-1000!) 2013 The launch of the lightest Kestrel ever: the 1.7 pound Legend. 2013 Kestrel
decides to lower most of it’s bike retail prices by about 30% across the board for the next two years to build brand awareness and to expand it’s dealer network. Sorting out Kestrel’s carbon: 800K Carbon Weave: Used in the legend SL and RT-1000 SL models 700K Carbon Weave: Used in all other models, and is slightly heavier. Explore Kestrel’s website for much more info on carbon design technology.
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