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Kestrel Talon Road Shimano 105 Bicycle Reviews, best price for you!

 

Kestrel 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. 

Kestrel Talon

Customer Reviews

This is a great bike for a beginner. I would definitely recommend it. Very stylish and sturdy. I wish the tape on the handle was black and not red. Red gets dirty easily.

I purchased this bike at the end of December 2015. I have only ridden about 600 miles on the bike so far, but have been very impressed every single mile. I did upgrade many of the stock components after about 400 miles even though they are good quality (I wanted Shimano Ultegra after riding for period of time), however. This is the first road bike I have owned and I did a lot of research before I decided to purchase this bike. I really have nothing negative to add about the bike itself at this point. I purchased this from Amazon and it was about 90% assembled and took to LBS for assembly.

Great bike, love the speed and aero frame.

I absolutely love this bike. I must admit I was hesitant to purchase a bike off the internet and especially from a marketer that is not a bike shop. But the price was in my range, so I researched the company and learned they are about 2 hours from my house. Based on the fact I could show up at the manufacturer, I decided to try my luck.

The bike came partially assembled but required the headset, front derailleur cable, front brake and cable installed. I took it to Dicks Sporting goods, who only charged me for a basic tune up and was able to ride a couple hours later (although I am sure it did not take a couple hours to do the work).

The bike is light, but it is an aero bike so not as light as a climber. Yet lighter than my aluminum Massi. It is also stiff, responsive, which took a little getting used to.

My other concern buying it is that embarrassingly, I am not a strong cyclist. For climbs I had a triple ring Massi and always ended up in granny gear. The compact drivetrain and 11-28 on this bike is enough to get me up the mountains and the aero design takes me back down in no time.

I would highly recommend this bike. If you have extra money maybe try the Ultegra version but honestly the 105 works great!!

Incredibly fast bike. Much faster than a lot of road bikes. Upgraded the saddle to a TT saddle for a weight decrease and to further the aerodynamics of the bike. Will probably replace the crank, cassette, chain, wheel sets and brakes when they wear down (as they are a bit on the heavy side). Impressive bike Kestrel Talon, received a lot of compliments already.

2017 Kestrel Talon Triathlon Bike

Kestrel Talon Triathlon Bike KES17502

 Thoughtfully designed, the engineers at Kestrel developed the Talon's geometry to offer maximum flexibility for both road and triathlon use. Kestrel utilizes their proprietary 700K and 800K Enhanced Modulus Hybrid carbon fibers to strategically strengthen high-stress areas and minimize weight in others, producing the lightest frameset without compromising torsional stiffness and compliance. The Talon has been wind tunnel tested and designed to generate efficient power delivery, confident handling and superb aerodynamics. Piloting the Talon is fast and intuitive with the combination of Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain and Oval Concepts stem, base bar and aero extensions

 Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid 700K & 800K carbon frame; EMH carbon fork; Oval Concepts 500 50/34T crankset; Praxis M30 BSA bottom bracket; Shimano 105 front derailleur; Shimano 105 11-speed rear derailleur; Microshift bar-end 11-speed shifters; Shimano 105 11-28T 11-speed cassette; KMC X11 11-speed chain; Oval Concepts 327 alloy wheelset; Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700x25 tires; Tektro R540 brakes; Oval Concepts 701 brake levers; ACROS integrated headset; Oval Concepts 350 alloy base bar; Oval Concepts 750 clip-on ergo-bend extensions; Oval Concepts 313 stem; Kestrel padded bar tape; Oval Concepts 300T steel rail tri saddle; Kestrel EMS Pro carbon seatpost


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