Kestrel Talon Road Shimano 105 Carbon Fiber Bike Review

Posted August 30, 2013 by admin in Bike Reviews

Kestrel Talon Road Shimano 105 Carbon Fiber BikeI’ve been cycling for almost longer that I can remember, so eventually the day came when I wanted to purchase a truly legendary bike. This ended up being the Kestrel Talon Road Shimano 105 Carbon Fiber Bike. This road bike is truly in a class of its own. Everything about this bike is designed for speed and for comfort. The bike weights around 20 pounds and is truly aerodynamic.

The Kestrel Talon also has a multi-position seat post, this allows you to change the degree of the angle in which your seat is adjusted. This addition allows you to change the seat position depending on the type of cycling your doing. If your doing short distance race the seat is more suited for a more forward position while long distance would benefit with flat seat position that is more comfortable at long distances.

This bike maybe light but its extremely sturdy. I’ve so far taken this bike for probably over 300 miles and have had zero problems. I’m very impressed by every aspect of this road bike. I have compared it to my friends bikes that have cost much more and it performs just as well. Though the bike is some what of an investment, I personally feel for the price you can’t go wrong with the quality of this bike. If your looking for a true performance road bike you should definitely get this bike. The Kestrel Talon also comes with a warranty which makes the deal even sweeter if something should ever happen to your bike. I truly love this bike!!!


Road Bike Specifications

  • Sizes48cm, 52cm, 55cm, 57cm, 60cm
  • Main frameBlend of 700K & 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber
  • Rear triangle700K Carbon Fiber With Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
  • ForkEMS Pro SL Aero, Full Carbon, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/4″ Tapered Steerer
  • CranksetOval Concepts 730 Alloy Compact 50/34T (48cm, 52cm: 170mm; 55cm, 57cm: 172.5mm; 60cm: 175mm)
  • Bottom bracketOval Concepts Integrated, External Bearings
  • Front derailleurShimano Tiagra, Braze-on
  • Rear derailleurShimano 105, 10-sp
  • ShiftersShimano 105 STI
  • CassetteShimano Tiagra, 11-25T
  • ChainKMC X10 Nickel-plated 10-sp
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