Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Kestrel pimped out with 3T

Yes it's little- a 47 frame! I've gone down a size from my last Airfoil which was a huge 50 frame! This smaller frame gives me more scope for changing my position, and I can use a "normal" size stem, rather than the tiny one I had previously.
Kestrel have made a few changes to this Airfoil edition- it has an aero seat post, it's lighter, stiffer and has been built up around the bottom bracket and around the area where the seat post goes in.(please excuse my non-technical lingo:))
Love my color-coded Zipp 404 training wheels:) When Kristian and I are doing TTs together I really notice the benefit of the race wheels when I catch him up!
I'm running Shimano Dura Ace- smooth as silk.




I chose the 3T Brezza. I find them very comfortable, which is my top priority. When I'm not in the TT position the hand grips are quite substantial- which I like, and the flat section of the bar is narrow enough for me to get my hands around. They have plenty of scope for adjustment, and the arm rests sit nice and low- so that I get a good drop.
Kristian uses the Ventus- 3T's more aggressive bar.
Unfortunately the white gripper tape is already looking a bit grey!

7 comments:

timothy john moore said...

Wow .. looks beautiful and fast .. i sense a sub5 ride in your future!!!

Charlotte said...

This little beauty has already taken me to a sub 5 hour ride!! I did 4:59:00 in WA- a PB!!

thanks Tim

Anthony said...

Looks mucho cool. Won't get to see you in NZ ... but good luck!

Anthony said...

Looks mucho cool. Won't get to see you in NZ ... but good luck!

Charlotte said...

Thanks Anthony- much appreciated! I'm looking forward to NZ, will be fun.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to put the armrests very close to each other?

Charlotte said...

the only adjustment with the Brezza is 3 different settings for the arm pads themselves- but wouldn't get them much closer.
I believe the 3T Mistral is the bar with the most adjustment options.

thanks
Charlotte