2012 Kestrel Talon Road Shimano 105 Road Bike

Regular price $2,499.00 Sale price $2,399.00
SKU: 590-KB12-TALON-ROAD-55

The best bang for your buck. Gracing the cover of Bicycling Magazine as a “Best Buy,” the Talon offers exceptional value, affording
riders both comfort and supreme aerodynamics. For 2012, the Talon has an upgraded fork that improves stability and a new seat clamp
for easier post adjustments. There is no faster aero road bike on the market!


Created for the rider who wants cutting-edge aedesign and seat angle adjustability from 72 to 80 dgrees. The Talon Road is ideal for someone lookifor a road bike that performs just as well in a criteriuor a fast-paced weekend ride. A blend of 700K and 80carbon offers the perfect balance of stiffness and powtransfer with the efficiency of a light carbon platform.

  • bike-type: Road
  • bike-view: Yes
  • bottom-bracket: FSA Mega Exo
  • brakes: Oval Concepts 500
  • chain: KMC X10 Nickel Plated, 10-sp
  • crankset: FSA Gossamer 53/39T (48cm, 52cm: 170mm; 55cm, 57cm: 172.5mm; 60cm: 175mm)
  • fork: EMS Pro SL Carbon Steerer, 1 1/8
  • frame: Blend of 700 K/800 K Hi-Modulus Carbon Fiber
  • front-derailleur: Shimano 105, Braze On
  • Type: Sporting Goods > Outdoor Recreation > Cycling > Bicycles > Road Bicycles
  • geometry:

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      Description Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5
    SIZE, CENTER TO CENTER 48cm 52cm 55cm 57cm 60cm
    WHEEL SIZE 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c
    SEAT TUBE LENGTH - CENTER to TOP 50.5 54.5 57.5 59.5 62.5
    TOP TUBE LENGTH 51 53.3 55.6 57 59.5
    REACH 37.4 38.8 39.3 39.7 40.9
    STACK 50.8 52.2 54.8 56.5 59.3
    FORK RAKE 43 43 43 43 43
    TRAIL 58.4 57.1 55.3 54.1 51
    HEAD TUBE ANGLE 72.8 73 73.2 73.5 74
    SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.2 74.5 73.5 73 72.5
    FORWARD SEATPOST POSITION 78.2 77.5 76.5 76 75.5
    FRONT CENTER 56.4 57.5 58.6 59.3 60.8
    CHAINSTAY 41 41 41 41 41
    WHEELBASE 96.3 97.4 98.6 99.4 100.8
    HEAD TUBE LENGTH 9 10.2 12.9 14.9 17.6
    BB HEIGHT 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.6 26.6
    BB DROP 71 71 71 68 68
    STAND OVER HEIGHT, AT TT CENTER 74.2 76.5 79.1 81.2 83.9


    **Geometry is subject to change without notice.**


  • grips: Kestrel EVA Foam with Gel Padding
  • handlebar: Oval Concepts 300S, Double-Butted 6061 Alloy, Shallow Bend (48cm, 52cm: 40cm; 55cm, 57cm: 42cm; 60cm: 44cm)
  • headset: Oval Concepts Integrated 1 1/8” Top, 1 1/4” Bottom with Carbon Top Cover
  • rear-derailleur: Shimano 105, 10-sp
  • saddle: Oval Concepts 500 w/CrMo Rails
  • seatpost: Kestrel EMS Pro w/Ritchey Clamp System
  • shifters: Shimano 105 STI
  • stem: Oval 300 3D Forged 6061 Alloy, 31.8mm, +/-6 degrees (48cm: 90mm; 52cm, 55cm: 100mm; 57cm: 110mm; 60cm: 120mm)
  • tires: Hutchinson Equinox, 700x23c
  • wheelset: 700c: Oval Concepts 330 Alloy Clincher, 30mm F & R, 10-sp