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I never quite know what to think when I look at ultra-bikes like the 4000. On one side of the coin, I wonder how much of the design is functional, how the strength, stiffness, weight, and aerodynamics really come together and why the engineers made the choices that they did.
On the other side of the coin, I think that for 95% of people who buy the bikes (the doctors and dentists, as you say), the tiny marginal differences really don’t matter, so you might as well make something that makes you feel like a champ when you look at it.
(I really do think it’s a slick-looking bike)
I bought the 4000 in 1992 and rode it till about 2 years when I sold it for quick cash. I am heartbroken today and want it back (sniff! sniff!). There will never be a bike quite like it ever again…
I’m using mine for straining at the moment. Most comfortable, responsive bike I’ve ever owned. Had it since about new.
Um autos pell —- cross training (I’m retired from the bike, lifelong sculler
‘Kestrel 4000LTD’ carbon fiber time trial bike | Art & Design Gallery