Kestrel Talon Road Bike
Save $349.03 (23%) $1,149.97 MSRP $1,499.00
Every Kestrel design is proprietary and engineered from scratch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The process begins with computer-aided design and analysis. The Talon 105 is made from a special blend of 700k and 800k high modulus carbon fiber. While the 700k material is incredibly stiff, the 800k carbon is 30% more stiff, and allows Kestrel to use 20% less material in the production of the frame. The external bearing bottom bracket and tapered head tube further the amount of frame stiffness.
The Talon Shimano 105 is fueled by the all-new Shimano 105 5800 drivetrain. 5800 benefits from many of the technology and ergonomic developments Shimano made with Dura-Ace and Ultegra, but at a fraction of the price. With redesigned derailleurs for smoother, more precise shifting, and the addition of an extra gear this might be the best value going in components. The Oval Concepts 520 alloy crankset is stiff and lightweight, and is equipped with gran fondo-ready 50/34 compact chainrings to shrink down even the toughest hills.
The Oval 327 aero clinchers provide a speed advantage without going overboard and losing comfort. They are outfitted with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires that have a slick surface for low rolling resistance and a 23C width for fast cornering. An 300 series road saddle with satin steel rails and a Kestrel EMS Pro seat post add more efficiency to an already streamlined road bike.
- Blend of 700K and 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber frame and EMS Pro SL Aero, Full Carbon fork supply important stiffness and speed
- Shimano 105 drivetrain and an Oval Concepts 520 Compact 50/34T crank adds efficiency and dependability
- Oval Concepts 310 and 313 handlebar and stem keep you in the proper position for extended comfort
- Oval Concepts 327 Alloy Clinchers adds aerodynamics and stiffness without slowing you down