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The New 2018 Kestrel Talon X 105 Tri Has Arrived!
Guaranteed BEST PRICES on Kestrel Bikes!
The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for this model is $1699.00. The MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) is $1499.99
The 2018 Kestrel Talon X Tri offers a race-ready carbon fiber road bike at a price appealing enough to convince you why you need another bike. Add the Shimano 105 11sp components and you have a value 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 Shimano 105 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 2018 Talon X Tri 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 X 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.
• Kestrel's Super Light (KSL) Carbon — 800K carbon fibers — it's lightweight and stiff, yet also designed to offer a bit more compliance.
• A2 Wind Tunnel designed, the stays, seat post, and seat tube are aerodynamically contoured; plus, fully internal cable routing ensures clean airflow over the entire bike.
• Asymmetrically Shaped Chain 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 105 Derailleurs
• Tektro Direct Mount Brakes
• Oval Concepts Base & Aero Bars
• Vittoria Folding Tires
• Kestrel KSL Aero Seatpost offers reversibility to allow the rider perfect fitment for road or triathlon use.
• 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."
Where can you find the best price on this versatile bike?
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NOTE: Kestrel bikes require longer for processing. They take up to a week for processing and then the standard FedEx shipping time of up to 6 days for delivery. You will receive the tracking number when the bicycle ships. If you are interested in a model not listed, give us a call and we can try to get it for you and save you money!
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: Kestrel Super Light (KSL) 800K High-Modulus Carbon Fiber, PF30 BB Shell, w/ Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
- Fork: KSL Carbon, 1 1/8in - 1 1/4in Tapered Carbon Steerer
- Crank Set: Oval 300, 50/34
- Bottom Bracket: Praxis PF30 Conversion
- Pedals: N/A
- Front Derailleurs: Shimano 105, Braze-on
- Rear Derailleurs: Shimano 105, 11-speed
- Shifters: MicroShift BS-A11 Bar-End, 11-speed
- Free Wheel / Cassette: SunRace, 11-28T, 11-speed
- Chain: KMC X11 w/MissingLink, 11-speed
- Front / Rear Hubs: Oval Concepts 327
- Rims: Oval Concepts 327, 700c, 20/24
- Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 25, Folding
- Brake Set: Tektro Direct Mount
- Brake Levers: Oval Concepts 701, Forged Alloy
- Headset: FSA Integrated, 1 1/8in Top, 1 1/2in Bottom
- Handlebars: Oval Concepts 750 6061 Alloy Base Bar, Oval Concepts 750 6061 Alloy Clip-On
- Tape / Grip: Prologo Plaintouch Cork
- Stem: Oval Concepts 313 6061 3D-forged Alloy, 31.8mm +/- 7°
- Saddle: Oval Concepts 344
- Seat Post: Kestrel EMS Aero Pro, Reversible
- Colors: Midnight Black (as shown)
- Sizes: 48c, 52c, 55c, 57c, 60c (Extremely Limited Availability. Call for available sizes & price before ordering)
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