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Old 11-07-13, 08:08 AM
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N+2 Kestrel Evoke and TREK 2300

I picked up a TREK cheaply in September and installed a new compact group. While working on it a friend from another site pointed be to the 2008 Kestrel frameset being sold at an attractive price. I ended up building it too. I'm considering putting a Campy Chorus 2012 11 speed group on the Kestrel but that is a lot more $ than I would normally spend. I'll have to ride her as is for a while to see if the fit and feel is right for me. The same goes for the TREK, though it would be a lot easier to sell off. I borrowed the Rolf wheels for the Kestrel , and will probably run either my Nimble Spider or Roval wheels on it. Of course Campy would require other wheelse. The Kestrel is 10 speed / 19 lbs, the TREK 9 speed / 23 lbs. Here they are, just finished, unridden (for now).



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Same frame size? Looks like the fit is vastly different between the two. The Trek is awfully red.
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Both bikes have Bar End Shiftzinios. (That is Italian for Shifters)
Do you have a particular reason for Bar Ends? Or is it just a fetish?

Messing about with bikes is good for my health. It keeps me out of bars, and the fridge.
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
Same frame size? Looks like the fit is vastly different between the two. The Trek is awfully red.
I believe the TREK is 61 and the Kestrel 59. It will take some time to dial them in. A cycling friend says I have my bikes set up wrong.
Red, yes it is a bit much.

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Both bikes have Bar End Shiftzinios. (That is Italian for Shifters)
Do you have a particular reason for Bar Ends? Or is it just a fetish?
Messing about with bikes is good for my health. It keeps me out of bars, and the fridge.
I have yet to run into bar ends that are worn/defective but have encountered several brifters that don't work. New bar ends plus levers cost about $120 while brifters cost at least twice that much. They also shift easier when I'm wearing thick gloves. I happened to have the bar ends available. I do run Ultegra 9 and 10 speed brifters on two of my bikes. If the Kestrel turns out as nice a frameset as I expect I may spring for a new 2012/3 Chorus 11 speed group and a new Campy wheelset. That will include brifters and a lot of CF.
I've built a couple Kestrel frames, one a 200ci and another a TT frame. The road bike was awesome but it was a bit small and I had a buyer. The TT turned out fine but it wasn't better than my Miyata old school carbon fiber bike that also had bull horn and aero bars. I sold that Kestrel at a slight loss.
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Old 11-07-13, 07:20 PM
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That Evoke is one stiff bike. Had one, sold it. Wife still rides hers but she's a bit younger.
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