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Kestrel Talon - Opinion?(2 posts)

Kestrel Talon - Opinion?PoS
Sep 1, 2001 4:53 PM
I'm looking into purchasing a road bike and wanted to get some input on the Kestrel Talon 105. I'm a weekend rider and occassional commuter and have no plans of racing. Would this bike be something that would fit my needs? Thanks in advance for all the help.
re: Kestrel Talon - Opinion?robert
Sep 3, 2001 3:46 PM
I am also looking at the Kestrel Talon in an ultegra set up. It is on sale right now at for $1699 in ultegra and $1399 in 105. The problem for me is that I have no opportunity in my area to actually get out and ride one to know if I will like the bike. I love the idea of getting a great deal, but the thought of spending $1700 on a bike and finding that I just don't like it scares the heck out of me. Haven't been able to find out a whole lot about the bike on the net, either - not many opinions out there. Bicycling magazine does not even have the bike in their list of 2001 bikes. I currently am riding a Trek xo1 cyclocross on the road (commute to work and 20-40 mile rides) and would like something lighter, longer and faster - I wanna go faster and farther - love to go fast! If you find anything of value on this bike let me know - I'm dying to get flying.