Old 08-18-17, 08:43 PM
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As a fellow Torontonian, I wouldn't buy that bike for what you want to do with it. If it was your weekend bike down the Martin Goodman Trail, then sure. My concern is the beating it will get when you lock it to the parking rings. The carbon is going to get dinged, other bikes are are going to bang into it.

The issue of street car tracks is something I can't understand. I have been riding in this city for over thirty years and have never had a problem with the tracks. You have fallen a few times causes concern about your skill set riding near the tracks. The Kestrel is neither good or bad and won't help or hinder you in anyway.

Bottom line, it's not the right bike for your purposes. Can't put fenders or a rack on it even if you wanted to. It will be a magnet for thieves and the carbon fiber is not the best material for what you want. Price wise it is alright for a Toronto market as long as everything works.
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