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2013-10-18 10:15 PM

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Subject: Cervelo P2 later or Kestrel Talon Tri 105 now?
I am a runner and swimmer and have to say I've taken both sports pretty far with a lot of success. I've found out I have a pretty good way with a bike and have been riding quite a bit on a road bike and have tried a few tri bikes. I know most people build up a cheapy old road bike and eventually upgrade slowly, but I'm not looking for sentiment really... I'm looking for speed. I have the money to get in the saddle of a Kestrel Talon Tri 105 right now, but I'd prefer a more truely aero bike like the P2 with front end shifting ect. so I'm not stuck leaving the aero position. It would take me some time to save the extra money though, so, opinions?


2013-10-19 8:47 AM
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Subject: RE: Cervelo P2 later or Kestrel Talon Tri 105 now?
Either or neither... Depends on which one fits. You can be slower on an ill fitting super bike than on an old steel bike..

Get a fit then look for thebest bike for you.

If you're not going to use your new bike for anything but tri's then get a tri bike if not a road bike is much more versatile.
2013-10-19 10:08 AM
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I fit the Kestrel and Cervelo pretty similarly, the Cervelo feels a little more rigid and durable, like you can take the corners nicely and so on. I might also do some TT.
2013-10-19 10:54 AM
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cervelo. i had a similar decision and went cervelo. love it.
2013-10-20 7:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Cervelo P2 later or Kestrel Talon Tri 105 now?

It's a shame that "Cervelo P2 Now" isn't an option.

i've heard about some terrific deals on the Felt B16.  Someone on this forum mentioned that they found a 2013 B16 for $1400.  

Since you' probably don't have any tri's lined up for the winter; I'd say shop around and find the perfect steed. one you can fall in love with and ride the hell out of.  that's the bike that will ultimately be the fastest for you.

2013-10-21 8:44 AM
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Thanks for all the input! I think to save money I will end up on a road bike for now and splurge on some other things like a helmet and suit ect. Besides, I figure if I spend some time upgrading and take pride in my work it will help me in the long run! Thanks again!


2013-10-21 11:06 AM
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P2 is obviously nicer, but I have a Talon and for the money, it cant be beat. Find a bike that fits in your price range. I think calling the Takon un-aero is a bold statement. It got me to a 2:32 HIM bike split without carbon rims, or anything else fancy.
2013-10-21 5:06 PM
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Originally posted by Iwannarunlikeforrest

P2 is obviously nicer, but I have a Talon and for the money, it cant be beat. Find a bike that fits in your price range. I think calling the Takon un-aero is a bold statement. It got me to a 2:32 HIM bike split without carbon rims, or anything else fancy.


Your engine, the course profile and weather conditions were probably more of a factor than the bike frame......
2013-10-22 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by japarker24

Originally posted by Iwannarunlikeforrest

P2 is obviously nicer, but I have a Talon and for the money, it cant be beat. Find a bike that fits in your price range. I think calling the Takon un-aero is a bold statement. It got me to a 2:32 HIM bike split without carbon rims, or anything else fancy.


Your engine, the course profile and weather conditions were probably more of a factor than the bike frame......


All of which are far more important then the difference between a Kestrel and a Cervelo.
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