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Kestrel Talon 105 Complete Tri Bike - 2016


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Item # KST0005

Aerodynamic versatility.

The 2016 Talon 105 Complete Tri Bike is Kestrel's answer to riders looking for a bike worthy of blistering fast time trial speeds with a touch of road bike handling that won't break the bank. Kitted out with Shimano 105 componentry and shipped with TT bars, this bike boasts ample position adjustability to step up for a wide variety of courses.

Kestrel constructs the Talon from its Enhanced Modulus Hybrid carbon, a mix of 800K and 700K carbon fibers for a balance of lightweight stiffness, confident handling, and comfort to soak up road vibrations so you don't arrive at T2 feeling like you've been through 12 rounds. The rear triangle features asymmetric stays built to withstand lateral flex for efficient power transfer while further dampening road vibrations. Each Talon utilizes size-specific tube dimensions, shapes, and layup to preserve consistent ride quality across the range of frame sizes.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid 700K and 800K carbon fiber
EMH Carbon
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
1-1/8 - 1-1/4 in FSA Integrated with 15mm top cover
Microshift BS-A11 bar end, 11-speed
Front Derailleur:
Shimano 105 braze-on
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano 105 11-speed
50 / 34 t Oval Concepts 520 Alloy Compact
Bottom Bracket:
Oval Concepts Integrated, external bearings
11 - 28 t SunRace 11-speed
KMC X11 w/ MissingLink 11-speed
Tektro R540 dual pivot, [levers] Oval Concepts 701
Brake Type:
[base bar] Oval Concepts 350 6061 Aluminum, [clip on] Oval Concepts 750 ergo bend extensions
Bar Tape:
Kestrel padded
Oval Concepts 313 6061 3D-forged Alloy, 31.8mm +/- 7deg
Oval Concepts 300 TRI, steel rail
Kestrel EMS Pro w/ Ritchey clamp system
Oval Concepts 327
cartridge bearing
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro
Tire Size:
700 c x 23 mm
Recommended Use:
triathlon, time trial
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime on frame

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Geometry Chart



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Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop




48cm 48cm 51cm 50.8cm 37.4cm 74.2cm 9cm 72.7o 75.5o 71mm


96.3cm 80mm 170mm
52cm 52cm 53.3cm 52.2cm 38.8cm 76.5cm 10.2cm 73o 74.5o 71mm 41cm 97.4cm 80mm 170mm
55cm 55cm 55.6cm 54.8cm 39.3cm 79.1cm 12.9cm 73.5o 73.5o 71mm 41cm 98.6cm 90mm 172.5mm
57cm 57cm 57cm 56.5cm 39.7cm 81.2cm 14.9cm 73.5o 76o 68mm 41cm 99.4cm 100mm 175mm
60cm 60cm 59.5cm 59.3cm 40.9cm 83.9cm 17.6cm 74o 72.5o 68mm 41cm 100.8cm 100mm 175mm

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does it come with an aerobar? if not, is there an option to add it during purchase?

Hi Lito, This bike does not come with an aero-bar. We have a wide selection including some from Profile Designs that we can certainly include it in the purchase. Please feel to reach out and I'd be glad to make it happen. Scott Gartman Expert Bike Gearhead 801-204-4588 sgartman@backcountry.com

What is the approximate weight on this bike?

Hi Aida,

This bike is going to come in just under 20lbs with pedals.

If you need anything else, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Matthew Pizza

Expert Gearhead



Unanswered Question

The picture shows a road bike configuration with road shifters. The description lists an aero base bar. Which is correct?