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The Kestrel Talon X Dura Ace Road Has Arrived!
Guaranteed BEST PRICES on Kestrel Bikes!
The Kestrel Talon X Dura Ace Road Bike is new to the extremely popular Talon lineup and offers a race-ready carbon fiber road bike at a price appealing enough to convince you why you need another bike. Add the Shimano Dura Ace 11sp components and you have a bike too good to pass up.
Kestrel uses their expertise as the first manufacturer of carbon bikes to deliver the unique combination of a super-stiff frame for ultimate pedaling efficiency with a smooth ride quality. Aero-shaped tubing, complete with aero seatpost, slices through the air and shaves valuable time in your triathlon or TT.
Gracing the cover of Bicycling Magazine as a “Best Buy,” the Talon offers exceptional value, affording riders both comfort and supreme aerodynamics. The Talon has an upgraded fork that improves stability, the new Shimano Dura Ace 11sp gearing, and a new seat clamp for easier post adjustments. There is no faster aero road bike on the market!
Designed for the rider who wants cutting edge aero design and seat angle adjustability from 73 to 80 degrees, the Talon Road is ideal for a rider looking for an aero-dynamic road bike that performs just as well in a criterium as on a fast-paced weekend ride.
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 many competitors’ aluminum offerings.
• Constructed of Kestrel Super Light (KSL) Carbon Fiber it's lightweight and stiff, yet has a great ride.
• 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
• Shimano Dura Ace Derailleurs & Shifters
• TRP Direct Mount Brakes
• Kestrel KSL Areo Carbon Rims
• Vittoria Rubino Pro Folding Tires
• Kestrel EMS Aero Pro, Reversible Seatpost allows for the saddle to be mounted in a wide range of positions — more forward for tri use or backward for road.
• 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.
"At Kestrel, there is a philosophy. “If you commit to the process, the results will follow”. The designers at Kestrel recognize that if you focus on only the end results, you are setting yourself up for failure. Just as you as a rider are committed to consistent training, diligent nutrition and racing hard, Kestrel is dedicated to building the best bicycles in the world - bikes that are worthy of your commitment as an athlete to be the vehicle that transfers your training into proven, tangible, results. Each Frame design, every part of every bike, is meticulously designed to make you go faster. You are putting in the time, so Kestrel is putting in their time too. Together, with Kestrel’s respective commitments to their craft, and your abilities as a rider, your riding accomplishments will be lifted to new heights."
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General Sizing Guide
48c usually fits riders from 5'5" to 5'7"
52c usually fits riders from 5'7 to 5'10"
55c usually fits riders from 5'10" to 6'0"
57c usually fits riders from 6'0" to 6'3"
60c usually fits riders from 6'3" to 6'5"
This is a general guide, if you need detailed info please consult the geometry chart.
Sizing is a personal preference, the final choice is up to you
- Main Frame: Kestrel Super Light (KSL) 800K High-Modulus Carbon Fiber
- Rear Triangle: KSL Carbon Fiber w/ Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
- Fork: KSL Carbon, 1 1/8in - 1 1/4in Tapered Carbon Steerer
- Crank Set: FSA SLK Light, BB386EVO, 52/36T
- Bottom Bracket: FSA PF30
- Pedals: N/A
- Front Derailleurs: Shimano Dura Ace 9100, Braze-on
- Rear Derailleurs: Shimano Dura Ace 9100, 11-speed
- Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace STI 9100, 11-speed
- Free Wheel / Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28T, 11-speed
- Chain: KMC X11EL w/MissingLink, 11-speed
- Rims: Kestrel KSL55 Carbon, 700c 16/24H 55mm Aero Carbon Rim
- Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro, 700 x 25, Folding
- Brake Set: TRP Direct Mount
- Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace STI
- Headset: FSA Integrated, 1 1/8in Top, 1 1/2in Bottom
- Handlebars: Kestrel KSL Aero Carbon, 31.8mm
- Tape / Grip: Prologo Plaintouch Cork
- Stem: Oval Concepts 707, 31.8mm, +/-6°
- Saddle: Prologo Kappa RS
- Seat Post: Kestrel EMS Aero Pro, Reversible
- Colors: Carbon / Chrome (as shown)
- Sizes: 48c, 52c, 55c, 57c, 60c (Limited Availability. Call before ordering)
For more info
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