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Old 08-25-10, 02:40 AM
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2011 Kestrel


Is this bike ugly or is it just me?
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Old 08-25-10, 02:50 AM
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I like it, but I can see why people wouldn't.

I think the orange on the wheels is too pronounced.
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Old 08-25-10, 02:51 AM
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Better than those Talons or whatever.
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Old 08-25-10, 05:09 AM
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A bit chunky, but you aren't paying for looks, are you?
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Old 08-25-10, 05:41 AM
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i don't know what ASI is doing but they've got some Fuji's with the same type of color scheme. The money they're asking I wish they'd have some color options.
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Old 08-25-10, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JonnyV View Post
i don't know what ASI is doing but they've got some Fuji's with the same type of color scheme. The money they're asking I wish they'd have some color options.
But you don't want to be another black, white, and red bike do you? Specialized actually appears to be unaware that such other colors as blue or green exist for road bikes (All three colors are on my specialized).
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Old 08-25-10, 05:53 AM
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But you don't want to be another black, white, and red bike do you? Specialized actually appears to be unaware that such other colors as blue or green exist for road bikes (All three colors are on my specialized).
No, I think I'd make a horrible bike. I'm heavy and not very aerodynamic. I do like black, white and red though.
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Old 08-25-10, 05:58 AM
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No, I think I'd make a horrible bike. I'm heavy and not very aerodynamic. I do like black, white and red though.
You are what you ride
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Old 08-25-10, 06:05 AM
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You are what you ride
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I can't say that all that orange appeals to me.
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Old 08-25-10, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by JustinHorne View Post
I like it, but I can see why people wouldn't.

I think the orange on the wheels is too pronounced.
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The matchy orange on the rims gives it a cheap huffy kids bike look IMHO. Don't mind orange, just to much.
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Old 08-25-10, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by mathwheels View Post
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The matchy orange on the rims gives it a cheap huffy kids bike look IMHO. Don't mind orange, just to much.
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I love the frame but the wheels and saddle put it a little over the top.
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Old 08-25-10, 06:16 AM
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I don't really like the way it looks, I prefer my 2010 Kestrel.
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Old 08-25-10, 06:24 AM
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Oval wheels? That's a crazy concept. Personally I'll stick to circular ones to be safe.
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Originally Posted by eyeclan View Post
But you don't want to be another black, white, and red bike do you? Specialized actually appears to be unaware that such other colors as blue or green exist for road bikes (All three colors are on my specialized).
False...Spec. used blue a couple years back...wanna say 08
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Old 08-25-10, 06:28 AM
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The wheels are ugly.
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Old 08-25-10, 10:12 AM
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Why do they have to scream...
KESTREL
KESTREL
KESTREL
?!?!??!?!

Dear god! Why?! The bike has some promise, except for the stupid curvy seatstay and the horrible huge DECALS!
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Old 08-25-10, 10:22 AM
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Specialized is using blue on 2011 models...the new Allez Elite comes in blue option.

I actually like this one....makes it easier on the drivers to see someone riding an orange bike. And it would really stand out in the crowd, like i'm a pro ....
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Old 08-25-10, 12:43 PM
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I like it, without the wheel stickers and with a white saddle, it would be smokin'.
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Originally Posted by eyeclan View Post
A bit chunky, but you aren't paying for looks, are you?
why else would you buy a bike? lol

Don't get me wrong, but my buying choices along with rest of the world are as follows

80% - Sex appeal
20% - other concerns
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Old 08-25-10, 01:22 PM
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I think it is pretty cool. it looks like it is moving just sitting still. Sure it's loud and flashy but aren't all of the fancy carbon bikes? I always thought that is what made them cool.
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Old 08-25-10, 02:04 PM
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I'd like it more with a little less orange and with a white saddle. The wheels are a put-off. Maybe if it looked a little like my 2009 rt 800.
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Old 08-25-10, 02:06 PM
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It would be cool if you were a part of the Clemson cycling club.
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i kinda think it looks alright, but then again I kinda like not having traditional color schemes and things that don't blend in with the crowd (the black, red, white based bikes out there)...

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Old 08-25-10, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by paste_me View Post
why else would you buy a bike? lol

Don't get me wrong, but my buying choices along with rest of the world are as follows

80% - Sex appeal
20% - other concerns
Fine, so maybe I did buy my Allez because of the curvy tubes and all. But I did it for performance! It helps me ride better!
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