Kestrel Talon with Shimano 105

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by jshane, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. jshane

    jshane New Member

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    I am looking into a Kestrel Talon carbon frame bike with Shimano 105 components. I am also considering a Cevelo One and a Cannondale 800 (Al frame).

    I'm leaning toward the Kestrel, but would like to get some insight since I'm a newby to the road-bike world.

    Also, the cost of the Kestel with the 105 components is $1600 for the 2002 model. Good price? Or keep looking?

    Thanks,
    John

    P.S. I'm 6' 0" tall, 190 lbs. I live/ride in Chicago and am looking to train and race trialthons on the bike, at least for the short-term.
     
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  2. shokhead

    shokhead New Member

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  3. rek

    rek New Member

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    Cannondale frames are great, very responsive, and unlike their older aluminium frames, their newer ones (CAAD4 and up I think have the hourglass seat-stays) are quite comfortable to ride on.
     
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