TALON X

SHIMANO DURA ACE

MSRP: $3,799

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The Rider

Riders that want a fast, agile aero bike with modern features. Those seeking to race triathlon, but train primarily on the road.

The Bike

The Talon X 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 bike for their first triathlon or duathlon; or simply riders seeking an aero road bike with a host of smart features.

The Tech

  • The All-New Talon X is constructed using our highest grade 800K high-modulus carbon fiber for a light, but incredibly strong platform. Kestrel's 800K carbon uses inner polyurethane molds in high-stress areas such as the BB shell and head tube to minimize wrinkles in the carbon layers for greater compaction, resulting in the lightest and highest performing frame possible.
  • The geometry is ideally suited for road and triathlon use and uses a tapered 1 1/8""-1 1/2"" head tube which enhances lateral stiffness for excellent steering precision.
  • The full carbon KSL fork is shaped to match the aerodynamics of the downtube. Direct mount brake offers increased performance and tire clearance.
  • PF30 bottom bracket maximizes frame stiffness at the crank.
  • Direct mount caliper brakes offer better performance with improved tire clearance over standard calipers.
  • Chain stay mounted rear brake improves aerodynamics and allows the seat stays to provide additional vibration dampening.
  • Oversized and shaped downtube increases stiffness at key areas to optimize power transfer
  • Shaped seat stays provide increased compliance for more comfort over uneven road surfaces
  • Asymmetrically shaped chain stays are designed to improve lateral stiffness and power transfer.
  • KSL aero seat post offers reversibility to allow the rider perfect fitment for road or triathlon use.
  • Integrated seat post clamp offers a cleaner aesthetic and improved aerodynamics
  • Each of frame size has unique tube lengths, diameters, shapes, and carbon layups to produce the best possible ride quality for every size rider.

Specifications

Details

Color(s)CARBON / CHROME
Weight16.95 lbs / 7.70 kg

Frameset

Sizes48cm, 52cm, 55cm, 57cm, 60cm
FrameKestrel Super Light (KSL) 800K high-modulus carbon fiber, PF30 BB
ForkKSL Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" tapered carbon steerer

Wheels

WheelsetKestrel KSL55 Carbon , 700c 16/24H 55mm aero carbon rim
TiresVittoria Rubino Pro, 700 x 25c, folding

Drivetrain

CranksetFSA SLK Light, BB386EVO, 52/36T
Bottom BracketFSA PF30
Front DerailleurShimano Dura-Ace, braze-on
Rear DerailleurShimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
ShiftersShimano Dura-Ace STI, 11-speed
CassetteShimano Ultegra, 11-28T, 11-speed
ChainKMC X11EL w/MissingLink, 11-speed

Components

PedalsN/A
Brake LeversShimano Dura-Ace STI
HeadsetFSA integrated 1 1/8" top, 1 1/2" bottom
HandlebarKestrel KSL Aero Carbon, 31.8mm
StemOval Concepts 707, 31.8mm, +/-6
SaddleOval Concepts 534, Cromo rail
* Specification subject to change, it may vary by country.

Geometry

Size XS (48cm) S (52cm) M (55cm) L (57cm) XL (60cm)
Seat Tube Center To Center 480 520 550 570 600
Seat Tube Effective 508 525 556 576 600
Top Tube Center to Center 510 533 555 570 595
Head Tube Length 103 115 142 162 189
Seat Tube Angle 75.7° 74.5° 74° 73° 72.5°
Headtube Angle 72.4 73 73.2 73.5 74
Chainstay Length 410 410 410 410 410
Wheelbase 975 986 989 993 1012
Bottom Bracket Drop 69 68 68 68 68
Fork Offset 52 52 43 43 43
Trail 54 50 59 57 54
Stack 507 520 548 568 593
Reach 378 391 395 395 409
Standover 760 780 808 830 850
Stem 90 90 100 120 120
Handlebar Width 400 400 420 440 440
Crank 170 170 172.5 175 175
Wheel Size 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c
Seat Post Diameter N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Geometry subject to change, it may vary by country.
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