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NEW Kestrel Talon Road Bicycles
Aero Carbon Road Bikes with Shimano Ultegra
FACTORY DIRECT SALE
Yes, price is for a complete bicycle and NOT a bare frameset
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NEW Kestrel Talon Road Bicycles Aero Carbon Road Bikes with Shimano Ultegra

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Each Talon is up to 80-90 percent assembled and factory packed for shipping (some assembly, tuning/cable routing still required)
Please allow an additional 2 to 3 days time before your tracking number shows movement

BICYCLING MAGAZINE USED A TALON ROAD FOR THE COVER AND LISTED IT AS A 'BEST BUY'
These bikes will sell out very rapidly - Get your orders in when you can

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Shimano Ultegra, 22 Speed
Carbon Fiber Aero Road Bikes

NEW 2017 Kestrel
Talon Carbon Road Bikes
ONLY $1399.95
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SALE PRICE

(Compare at $3500)
YES, Price is per bicycle NOT a bare frameset
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Complete Bicycle featuring:
Aero Carbon Seatposts, Fast Aero Frames
Pro Shifting Shimano Ultegra 2x11
Smooth Rolling Oval Concepts Wheels


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Compare to $2500 Giant, Trek or Specialized Aero Carbon Road Bikes

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Bikes come up to 90 percent assembled. Assembly is easy. An 11 year old customer assembled their own bike. Check out his video: CLICK HERE.How much Assembly? CLICK HERE for sample assembly instructions and videos CLICK HERE for a special price on the full Video DVD/CD and Folding Mini ToolKit
If you don't feel confident working on your bike, we suggest you take it to a local bike shop for final assembly & safety checks.

The Kestrel RT700 was Selected by Outside Magazine as Gear of the Year - click here for the article

Brand NEW Kestrel Talon Carbon Road Bikes +NEW Shimano Ultegra 22 Speed + Factory Authorized Promotional offer
Available now at an incredible Factory Direct discount.

THE BIKE

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.

THE TECH

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.
This Road package comes with Oval Concepts road bar, Shimano Ultegra 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.

BICYCLING MAGAZINE USED A TALON ROAD FOR THE COVER AND LISTED IT AS A 'BEST BUY'. THIS SEES THE TALON GETTING AN UPGRADED FORK THAT IMPROVES AERODYNAMICS & STABILITY AS WELL AS A NEW SEAT CLAMP FOR EASIER POST ADJUSTMENTS. This Kestrel triathlon bicycle uses the same frame and adds pro-level Tri-bars and position to the mix for absolute speed when you need it.

"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."  

Highest Quality Carbon
Since 1987, Kestrel has been meticulously hand-building their carbon frames using the tightest quality control standards in the industry. Their goal - perfecting the science of speed. Kestrel was the first to launch an all carbon bike and thus wrote the book on bicycle performance: weight, stiffness, efficiency, and even the shape of the bicycle itself. With over 20 years of carbon fiber experience under their belts, Kestrel is a name you can feel confident in.

Superb Ride
Kestrel's geometry has been painstakingly refined to maximize ride comfort and handling grip. Every Kestrel frame comes with a matching, frame-specific fork that's engineered and ride tuned for perfectly balanced handling with a sensitive road feel and superb ride comfort. The Talon has been said to have one of "the most aero frames you can legally race".

As in the award winning RT700, the Talon uses Kestrel's unmatched carbon fiber know-how for a superior riding experience. Superb stiffness, superior strength, durability and Kestrel's legendary aerodynamic geometry lend to a road-smoothing ride with precise handling and efficient power transfer. Size-specific tuning optimizes the ride for every size, so you get the same precise handling with a responsive feel regardless of how big you are or where you ride.

Highest Technology
This Talon is formed from an even more weight-shaving Enhanced Modulus 700k Carbon fiber hybrid into a Modular monocoque aerodynamic frame design.

* Constantly varying tube sections and optimized shapes throughout, for increased torsional rigidity and bottom bracket stiffness
* Semi-sloping top tube for lower center of gravity and stiffer main triangle
* Structurally optimized one-piece modular Monocoque main triangle
* Size-specific, proportionally scaled tube and junction profiles for consistent ride quality and superior stiffness in every size
* Aero-sculpted and sleek, for solo breakaways
* Reinforced bottom bracket and chainstays for power transfer
* IMPROVED Kestrel EMS Carbon fork, co-engineered with the frame for balanced handling feel and precision

* Full Internal cable routing
* Semi-integrated headset for a low profile, optimal stiffness and full replaceability
* Ultraclean rear brake cable exit integrated into seatpost binder
* Proprietary, dropouts and fork
* Replaceable derailleur hanger
* Sculpted H-shape seatstays are tuned to damp vibration so less road buzz reaches the saddle
* Precision-tuned fork for cutting fast downhill bends or criterium corners

Frame weight = 1.2kg* (approx avg.)

The Kestrel RT700 chosen by Outside Magazine as Gear of the Year - click here for the article

Factory Direct Pricing
Other online retailers are selling comparably equipped bikes for $2,500 and up.

Order yours while we still have them - We only have a very limited number of these available at this clearance price

Each Talon is up to 80-90 percent assembled and factory packed for shipping (some assembly, tuning/cable routing required)
Please allow an additional 2 to 3 days time before your tracking number shows movement

Sizing Guide
48cm - 5'5" to 5'7"
52cm - 5'7" to 5'10"
55cm - 5'10" to 6'
57cm - 6' to 6'3"
60cm - 6'3" to 6'5"


This is a general guide, please consult the geometry chart.
Sizing is a personal preference, the final choice is up to you


Frame MAIN FRAME Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) 700K & 800K Carbon Fiber
REAR TRIANGLE EMH Carbon Fiber With Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
Fork Kestrel EMH Aero Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" Tapered Alloy Steerer
Crankset Oval Concepts 520 Alloy Compact, 50/34T
Bottom Bracket Oval Concepts Integrated, External Bearings
Pedals None
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, Braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Shifters Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Cassette/Freewheel SunRace, 11-28T, 11-speed
Chain KMC X11 w/MissingLink, 11-speed
Wheelset Oval Concepts 527, 700c, 18/24H, cartridge bearing hubs
Tires Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 23c, folding
Brake Set Tektro R540 Dual Pivot
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
Headset FSA Integrated, 1 1/8" Top, 1 1/4" Bottom with 15mm Top Cover
Handlebar Oval Concepts 310, 6061 Alloy, Ergonomic Fit
Stem Oval Concepts 313 6061 3D-forged Alloy, 31.8mm +/- 7°
Tape/Grip Kestrel padded
Saddle Oval Concepts 300, Steel Rail
Seat Post Kestrel EMS Pro, Carbon, Ritchey Clamp System
Seat Clamp Ritchey Design Clamp System
Sizes see pull down Geometry Sizing Chart
Colors (as shown)

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This bike comes up to 90 percent assembled.  
We suggest you take it to your local bike shop for final assembly & safety checks.