Kestrel Airfoil Pro Triathlon Bike

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $4899.00

Product Description

Frame Material: carbon fiber composite
Frame Angles: 73.25 head, 76.0 seat
Sizes: 54cm, 56cm, 59cm
Colors: Satin Clear Weave
Fork: EMS Pro OS
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Dia-Compe 188
Handlebar: EMS Pro
Stem: Unspecified
Headset: 1 1/8" integrated
Front Der: Shimano Dura-Ace, braze-on
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Dura-Ace
Pedals: Not applicable
Tires: 700 x 23c

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sebastien a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2007

Strengths:    LOOK
VERY fast
Smooth ride

Bottom Line:   
The best riode i have ever had so far, i had a felt b2 2006 before this one, i used to have a trek equinox 7 as well. This bike is very fast, smooth ride.
His best use Time trial and triathlon, but the bikes is fine for mountain rides too.
When you need to accelerate... the bike is very nervous, pretty light for a time trial bike. If you have any questions....

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Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   kestrel factory

Similar Products Used:   FELT B2, even if there is nothing like a kestrel airfoil pro, the frame is just awesome

Bike Setup:   Upgrade to full carbone parts

seat post look ergopost
Saddle full carbone
T2 profile design flat aero bars
Carbon tri bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Taylor a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2006

Strengths:    Light weight...goal of the build

Stiffer ride than expected.

Weaknesses:    Handling at speed is touchy

Bottom Line:   
Very happy with the Giant TCR frame. These frames are very affordable, especially if you are buying them second hand. When matched winh other lightweight components you can build a tremendous climbing machine for under $3200. Even less if you spec less expensive wheels.

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Favorite Ride:   Giant TCR 0

Price Paid:    $3699.00

Purchased At:   Custom build

Similar Products Used:   Lightspeed Vortex (2002)
Kestrel Evoke

Bike Setup:   2004 Giant TCR, DA and Zero Gravity Components

Blackwell 58 wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by imcmatt a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2006

Strengths:    Smooth riding, very fluid.

Weaknesses:    Kestrel goes through a customer support person about every six months and do not understand the terms "customer" or "support". Would rate bike higher if good product support (i.e. Cane Creek - these guys work for y ou).

Bottom Line:   
Good bike but would not buy from Kestrel or a Kestrel product. Highway 19 their Canadian distrubutor is near impossible to contact and Kestrel customer service is not competent enough to provide basic support.

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Favorite Ride:   Green Mountain / Yellow Lake

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Kestrel

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale, Cervelo, Colnago.

Bike Setup:   Ultegra group / SL pedals / DA post, Syntace cockpit, Cane Creek headset/brake leveres, Reynolds Alta Race wheels, Garmin 305 navigation.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sony4me a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, improved internal cable routing, narrow headtube and seatstays

Weaknesses:    Uses 'brass' at the entrance of the cables which detracts from the bike, snakey on technical downhills.

Bottom Line:   
Aero bike, stiff and attractive frame without a seat tube. Comfortable geometry, but has same problem with steep angle bike - snakey on fast downhills but great on flats.

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Favorite Ride:   Richmond Park

Purchased At:   Sigmasport

Similar Products Used:   Airfoil Pro KM40, Kestrel K200SCi, Cervelo P3 Carbon.

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace 10sp, Oval 900 bars, Zipp 303 wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dtriman82 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2004

Strengths:    the whole bike.

Weaknesses:    I would prefer Zipp 404 wheels, but the Velomax's are fine.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is sweet. I am a huge fan of Chris McCormack, and desided to try his choice of ride. (Kestrel). It is so light and responsive. I have been able to hold a faster pace per mile since i have had it. it is worth the cost.

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Favorite Ride:   Kestrel Airfoil Pro

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   aerobars w/ barend shifters. everything else is what you see.

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