The Talon is the perfect choice for triathletes looking to train on a road bike but race a tri bike without emptying their wallets on two separate machines; triathletes who race different distances and formats throughout the season; cyclists looking for a non-threatening, non-bank-breaking bike for their first triathlon or duathlon; or simply riders seeking road bike handling with tri bike speed.
Launched in 2007, the Talon was one of the first-ever aero road bikes on the market and has been immensely popular ever since for its versatility and value. Ahead of its time in adjustability, the Talon allows rider to choose either a road or triathlon-style position. The bike has few equals, not only in how it can transform from one discipline to the next but for the fact that it’s a high-performance carbon platform for the cost of most competitors’ aluminum offerings.
Constructed of Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon — a combination of 800K and 700K carbon fibers — it's lightweight and stiff, yet also designed to offer a bit more compliance.
Designed in the A2 Wind Tunnel, the stays, seat post, and seat tube are aerodynamically contoured; plus, fully internal cable routing ensures clean airflow over the entire bike.
Proprietary Kestrel H-Stays – the uniquely, asymmetrically shaped seat stays and chainstays – are designed to improve lateral stiffness and thus power transfer, while also supplying vibration dampening.
Kestrel EMS Pro Aero Seatpost allows for the saddle to be mounted in a wide range of positions — more forward for tri use or backward for road.
Triathlon model comes with Oval Concepts aero base bar with clip-on aero extensions, bar-end shifters, and an Oval Concepts tri saddle. | Road package comes with Oval Concepts road bar, choice of Shimano Ultegra or Shimano 105 STI shifters, and a road saddle.
Each of the five sizes has unique tube lengths, diameters, shapes, and carbon layups to produce the best possible ride quality for every size rider.
Sizes:48cm, 52cm, 55cm, 57cm, 60cm
Color(s):SATIN BLACK / GRAY BLUE
Frame:Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) 700K & 800K carbon fiber
Fork:EMH carbon, 1 1/8” - 1 1/4â€? tapered alloy steerer
Crankset:Oval Concepts 500, forged 6066 arms, M30 spindle, forged Praxis 50/34T rings
Bottom Bracket:Praxis M30 BSA Bottom Bracket, Cartridge Bearings
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Shifters:Shimano Ultegra STI, 11-speed
Cassette:SunRace, 11-28T, 11-speed
Chain:KMC X11 w/MissingLink, 11-speed
Wheelset:Oval Concepts 527, 700c 18/24H rims
Tires:Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 23c, folding
Brakeset:Tektro R540 dual-pivot
Brake Levers:Shimano Ultegra STI
Headset:FSA integrated, 1 1/8” top, 1 1/4” bottom w/ 15mm top cover
Handlebar:Oval Concepts 310 Ergo, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 133mm drop, 4° sweep
Stem:Oval Concepts 313, 3D-forged 6061 stem body, +/-7°
Saddle:Oval Concepts 300, steel rail
Seatpost:Kestrel EMS Pro, carbon, Ritchey clamp system
Weight:8.51 kg / 18.77 lbs
**Specifications are subject to change without notice.**