Kestrel Talon Tri Shimano 105
The Talon 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 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.
DetailsConstructed 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.
Triathlon model comes with Oval Concepts aero base bar with clip-on aero extensions, bar-end shifters, and an Oval Concepts tri 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.