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Old 02-03-09, 07:09 PM   #1
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Rock Racing to ride Kestrel?

Weird.

That's all I'm going to say about that.
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Old 02-03-09, 07:27 PM   #2
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will they be training on motobecane's?
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Old 02-03-09, 07:37 PM   #3
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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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Old 02-03-09, 08:08 PM   #4
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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.
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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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Old 02-03-09, 08:25 PM   #7
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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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Old 02-03-09, 09:29 PM   #8
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I think it's great. Great exposure for Kestrel.



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Old 02-03-09, 10:54 PM   #9
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http://velonews.com/article/87234/ro...s-with-shimano


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Old 02-04-09, 12:36 AM   #10
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I hope their track racers are on SE lagers
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Old 02-04-09, 12:42 AM   #11
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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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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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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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Old 02-04-09, 06:24 AM   #17
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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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Old 02-04-09, 06:36 AM   #18
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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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Old 02-04-09, 08:45 AM   #19
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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.
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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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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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