|Kestrel Talon for training - opinions||chazman|
Aug 12, 2002 10:01 AM
|I am thinking about buying an Ultegra build 02 Talon on closeout. Primary use would be road training for my Mtn biking racing and a possibility of racing some Tri events. Any opinions? Anything I should look out for?|
|re: Kestrel Talon for training - opinions||WrigleyRoadie|
Aug 12, 2002 11:44 AM
|Personally, I think Talon's are a ripoff at normal retail, so it would depend on the deal. For your stated purposes, it sounds like an ideal bike, but that's all a matter of personal preference. I test rode one extensively, and I found the bike to be slow to get up to speed, but once there it rolled exceptionally well - especially into and with the wind. It was my first experience with tubes that were this shaped, and they kind of caught the crosswinds on the lake front a bit. Also, 2002 stock bike had Shimano R-535 wheels - not my ideal choice. If this is the case, see if you can swat to like a CXP-33 or Open Pros. Not as sexy, but a better choice if you're doing any real riding.
My PERSONAL feeling is that I wouldn't pay over 2,100 for an 02 (they were asking 2,500 in the spring). Especially since there's so many Trek 5200s out there for about the same price.
|You in Wrigleyville Chi? Or the Wrigley Estate in WI? :-) nm||nova|
Aug 12, 2002 1:02 PM