THE RIDER 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. THE BIKE 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 itâ€™s a high-performance carbon platform for the cost of most competitorsâ€™ aluminum offerings. THE TECH Constructed of Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon â€” a combination of 800K and 700K carbon fibers â€” 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 â€“ the uniquely, asymmetrically shaped seat stays and chainstays â€“ 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 â€” 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.
Now featuring Zipp 404 Firecrest clincher carbon wheels.
Frame: Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) 700K & 800K carbon fiber Fork: EMH carbon, 1 1/8â€ - 1 1/4" 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 105, braze-on Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105, 11-speed Shifters: Shimano 105 STI, 11-speed Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-28T, 11-speed Chain: KMC X11, 11-speed Wheelset: Zipp 404 Firecrest Clincher Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 25c, folding Brakeset: Tektro R540 dual-pivot Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI Headset: FSA integrated, 1 1/8â€ top, 1 1/4â€ bottom w/ 15mm top cover Handlebar: Oval Concepts 310 Ergo, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 133mm drop, 4Â° sweep Stem: Oval Concepts 313, 3D-forged 6061 stem body, +/-7Â° Tape: Kestrel padded Saddle: Oval Concepts 300, steel rail Seatpost: Kestrel EMS Pro, carbon, Ritchey clamp system
Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
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Endurance House Sarasota/Bradenton does not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.
All items are carefully inspected and assembled by highly experienced mechanics. For any manufacturer defects, we will work with the manufacturer to ensure prompt warranty claims. For shipping damage, we ship via FedEx through BikeFlights.com. We ensure that the item is insured up to the purchase price, and the customer will be required to work with BikeFlights for remedy.