Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-15-02, 06:24 PM   #1
flyefisher
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Rhode Island
Bikes:
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kestrel Talon

I'm looking at a Kestrel Talon carbon fiber bike. It has a slightly bowed downtube and the wheel cuts into the seat tube. The seat stays also come up only 3/4 of the way to the seatpost. Is this bike legal for crits and road races?
flyefisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-02, 07:00 PM   #2
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by flyefisher
I'm looking at a Kestrel Talon carbon fiber bike. It has a slightly bowed downtube and the wheel cuts into the seat tube. The seat stays also come up only 3/4 of the way to the seatpost. Is this bike legal for crits and road races?
Here's a pic:

bac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-02, 07:11 PM   #3
VegasCyclist
suitcase of courage
 
VegasCyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SoCal (ex Las Vegas, NV)
Bikes:
Posts: 1,010
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know if it's legal.... but I want one
__________________
-VegasCyclist
"Daddy made whiskey and he made it well.... cost two dollars and it burned like hell...."
Register!
VegasCyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-02, 11:39 PM   #4
Kev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 1,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beautiful bike, and I just got a e-mail today from bicycle buys they have it on sale for $1199 with free shipping
Kev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-03, 10:40 AM   #5
Xavier
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Bikes:
Posts: 531
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is a very stiff ride.

We have a lady (Small) that rides on our Sunday rides and she got one. We all told her no, but she went for it. She hates it. She doesn't like the dead stiff feeling. Just last Sunday she was making comments again and of wanting to ride a steel bike after riding mine.

From her conversations, the frame tends to be siff. Some may like this while other may not.
__________________
Xavier Cintron - www.bullteksports.com
Xavier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:43 AM.