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Aegis vs. Kestrel(4 posts)

Aegis vs. KestrelR. Williams
Aug 20, 2001 7:15 PM
Anyone out there ridden both Aegis and Kestrel? Who makes the better carbon fiber bike for triathlons?
re: Aegis vs. KestrelKudzu Kaptain
Sep 7, 2001 9:08 AM
The only comment I can think of is that there has been some quality issues, failures, on the Kestrel frames. I heard this and I apologize for not remembering where. I have a friend here in Atlanta that rides a Kestrel, KM-40, but she is all of 110 pounds.
re: Aegis vs. Kestrelmetonymy3
Sep 30, 2001 9:17 AM
I've got a Kestrel (not the KM40, but a 200sci road bike), and it's holding up well. But when I bought it I did extensive research into the integrity of Kestrel carbon.

Basically I found that back in the late 80s when Kestrel was inventing carbon fiber frames, their first bikes didn't have strong enough BB shells, and a few other things. This was mostly on the early 4000s, which isn't made anymore, none the newer models. Since then they've fixed the problem and newer Kestrel frames (I don't know the year they fixed the problem, but it was about 7-8 years ago? I think.) The newer frames are every bit as strong as Aegis, Trek, etc. carbon frames. Just the reputation stuck.

My frame is doing great, and all the people I know with Kestrels have no complaints about newer model the newer model frames. The only time one cracked was when Bob plowed into that dear...
re: Aegis vs. Kestreljames
Oct 5, 2001 4:03 PM

also look at the Calfee Tetra Pro, Corima Puma, and Colnago C40, these are all better than the aegis or kestrel.