2008 Kestrel Talon Dura-Ace Road Bike
$1795 SPECIAL FACTORY DIRECT SALE
Yes, price is for a bicycle and NOT a bare frameset
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Road Bikes - Custom Kestrel Talon

Detailed Specs | Click Here for Image Gallery | Geometry Sizing Chart
Each Kestrel is 80-90% 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

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Shimano Dura Ace, 20 Speed Road
Kestrel Talon Carbon Road
$1795.99
(Compare at $4000)
YES, Price is per bicycle NOT a bare frameset

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Complete Bicycle featuring:
FSA Carbon Cranks
Profile Bar+Stem, Mavic Wheels

Save up to 60% Off List Prices
Buy Factory Direct from Bikesdirect
Compare to $4000 Trek or Specialized
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Price Includes UPS Ground Shipping to 48 United States
(5 to 7 Day Delivery + 1 to 2 days for pro-build) (AK,PR, HI at addtional cost)
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This bike comes 90% assembled. 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. 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

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

Brand NEW Kestrel Talon Carbon Road Bike + Dura Ace 7800 20 Speed + Factory Authorized Promotional offer
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Available now at an incredible Factory Direct discount.  

FEATURING

Dura Ace 7800 20 Speed Drivetrain - FSA Carbon Cranks, Dura Ace Derailleur, Dura Ace Shifters AND Superlight Cane Creek Brakes - Profile Bar, Stem, Kestrel Carbon Aero Seatpost and Mavic Wheelset too!

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 Kestrel has been said to have one of "the most aero frames you can legally race".

Just like 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 Kestrel is formed from a weight-shaving 700k Carbon fiber hybrid with 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
* Dedicated 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 = 1.3kg* (approx avg.)

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

Factory Direct Pricing
Check anywhere else and you'll see this frame/fork+ seatpost alone sell for $1795
Other online retailers are selling comparably equipped bikes for $4,000 and up.

Order yours while we still have them
Only a very limited number of these complete bikes available for $1795.99

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

We are expecting new Talon models in June.
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Frame 700k Carbon Fiber - Structurally optimized one-piece modular Monocoque main triangle, Reinforced bottom bracket and chainstays for power transfer, 2xH2O bottle mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger,Frame weight = 1.3kg
Fork Kestrel Fluid Design Dedicated Carbon Fiber fork with 1.125 inch aluminum steerer tube, co-engineered with the frame for balanced handling feel and precision
Crankset FSA Carbon SLK-Lite w/ Hollow Integrated Spindle, 7075 CNC 39/53T Chainring
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaEXO exterior bearing system
Pedals None
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, Braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 7800
Shifters Shimano Dura Ace 7800
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano Ultegra 6600, 10-speed, 12-25T (20 gears total)
Chain Shimano 5600, 10-Speed (20 gears total)
Front Hub  Mavic Aksium Race Sealed Cartridge QRM Bearing
Rear Hub Mavic Aksium Race Sealed Cartridge QRM Bearing
Spokes Bladed Stainless steel, 14g
Rims Mavic Aksium Race, Black w/ CNC UBControl sidewalls
Tires Continental ULTRASport, 700x23c with Ultralite presta tubes
Brake Set Cane Creek SC 3 w/Cartridge Pads
Brake Levers Shimano Dura Ace 7800 integrated with shifters
Headset FSA Orbit Road Sealed Cartridge Bearing Threadless 1 1/8"
Handlebar Profile Hammer OS Aluminum Bar 31.8mm
Stem Profile H2O Aluminum threadless
Tape/Grip Kestrel Custom cork wrap
Saddle San Marco Island Ponza with Cro-Mo rails
Seat Post Kestrel Fluid Design Carbon Aero
Seat Clamp Kestrel bolt
Sizes 48cm, 52cm, 55 cm, 57 cm, 60 cm Geometry Sizing Chart
Colors White/BlueCarbon color scheme (as shown) Click Here for Image Gallery

           SPECIAL FACTORY DIRECT PRICE $1795  Save over $1700 from comparable bikes at $4,000

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