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    Rock Racing to ride Kestrel?

    Weird.

    That's all I'm going to say about that.
    I wish I was more graceful over the barriers. Right now, I look like a teeny bopping N*Sync fan, shreiking and flailing in excitement pre-faint after just touching Justin Timberlake's hand at an autograph signing.

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    will they be training on motobecane's?
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    well there was talk they were going to use fuji... the parent company of fuji owns kestrel i belive.
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    Finally BikesDirect will get some street cred.

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    Talk about a downgrade.... I'm surprised they aren't on Huffys with how RR is doing in the current economic situation.
    Get on a cross bike.... you'll like it ;)

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    Would you guys feel the same if they were on Fujis? I don't get the Kestrel hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    Would you guys feel the same if they were on Fujis? I don't get the Kestrel hate.
    It's just because you can buy them on BD. IMO, they are good bikes but have never marketed to the road crowd very effectively, and are better known among triathletes. Looks like their new owner is trying to change that by sponsoring a pro team.

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    I think it's great. Great exposure for Kestrel.



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    http://velonews.com/article/87234/ro...s-with-shimano


    Looks like that question mark can be removed from the title.

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    I hope their track racers are on SE lagers

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    Probably on Teschner's again

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    sounds like they are going to be using black tape for their TT bikes for the Amgen Tour this year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kudude View Post
    will they be training on motobecane's?
    No. the Motobecanes are the race bike, the Kestrels are the training bikes

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    Freddie Rodriguez waved to me the other day on my ride. Yes, he physically took his hand off the handlebar and gave me a hearty "Howdy doo." All I had was "What up Freddie!" Maybe someday we'll be going in the same direction and chit chat. What other sport can you do where you can actually see professionals on the same "playing field" as you? Pretty amazing, really.
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    Utter and complete Fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Utter and complete Fail.
    I take it back, this could work if they give those Kestrels smokin RR paint jobs. Then it doesn't matter if they're friggin Huffys.

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    The new Fuji TT bike was the first bike wholly designed in the US. If they approach Kestrel's TT bike in the same open-minded manner, then I think they'll have something.

    Kestrel definitely lost a lot of "road race" cred (if they ever had any). It makes sense to try and bring some of it back.

    Hopefully they put cool paintjobs on the bikes. Wonder what happens in 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearCX View Post
    Weird.

    That's all I'm going to say about that.
    I raced a cat3 circuit race against a bunch of dudes wearing the orange venom kits last Saturday.

    Seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearCX View Post
    Weird.

    That's all I'm going to say about that.
    this thing is .. about this thread...... its silly..take a look at the team roster and ask your self could I beat any of these guys if I were riding a De Rosa.. and they were.. riding.. pogo sticks.????

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    Rahsaan BahatiSantiago BoteroMichael CreedPeter DawsonCesar GrajalesTyler HamiltonSergio HernandezVictor Hugo PeñaKayle LeograndeSterling MagnellDoug OllerenshawFred RodriguezOscar SevillaAdam SwittersJustin WilliamsJeremiah Wiscovitch

    those are some strong men.. and it dont matter a whole lot... what they ride.. to them... there free.. and I will lay odds these guys will go really fast on what ever they ride..

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    all i'm saying, is that from brand to brand comparison. Rock and De Rosa...sure I get that. Rock and Fuji...it grew on me. But Rock and Kestral just seems weird. I'm sorry, but it does.

    Everyone of those guys would straight up beat me. And I've actually ridden with a few of them in So and NorCal. They are fast and paid to be fast. I'm not paid to be fast.....yet.
    I wish I was more graceful over the barriers. Right now, I look like a teeny bopping N*Sync fan, shreiking and flailing in excitement pre-faint after just touching Justin Timberlake's hand at an autograph signing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merckxxx View Post
    this thing is .. about this thread...... its silly..take a look at the team roster and ask your self could I beat any of these guys if I were riding a De Rosa.. and they were.. riding.. pogo sticks.????

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    Rahsaan BahatiSantiago BoteroMichael CreedPeter DawsonCesar GrajalesTyler HamiltonSergio HernandezVictor Hugo PeñaKayle LeograndeSterling MagnellDoug OllerenshawFred RodriguezOscar SevillaAdam SwittersJustin WilliamsJeremiah Wiscovitch

    those are some strong men.. and it dont matter a whole lot... what they ride.. to them... there free.. and I will lay odds these guys will go really fast on what ever they ride..
    By the way ... that is ... last years ... team ... roster.

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    Que sera sera

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    Bahati at Red Trolley in San Diego yesterday.

    Although I admit I've always been kind of a Kestrel fan, anytime I've seen these frames in pictures I've always thought they were butt-fugly. But in person they're actually pretty badass. I kept hearing people making negative comments about the bikes whenever one of the Rock guys would walk or ride by, but unfortunately for the haters it didn't look as though they were hindered at all by their Kestrels. Bahati was all over the race, chasing breaks, etc.
    Justin Williams won the final pretty easily against full squads from Successful Living/Fly Australia, Team Type1, and a full leadout effort by Jelly Belly's heaviest hitters.
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    that frame looks like a rebadged tarmac

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    Haha.

    No....

    No, it doesn't.
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