2013 Kestrel RT-1000 Ultegra Road BikeThe 2013 Kestrel RT-1000 Ultegra road bike is an engineered masterpiece. With features like a full Shimano Ultegra 6700 drivetrain, Oval Concepts wheels and steering controls and Kestrel's legendary carbon fiber technology, the RT-1000 is built to deliver speed and efficiency in a light weight, comfortable package.
Every Kestrel design is proprietary and engineered from scratch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The process begins with computer-aided design and analysis. Once the modeling is over, Kestrel builds structural prototypes and submits them to a battery of laboratory tests, miles of riding under both sponsored athletes and the highly knowledgeable engineers themselves. The result is a Kestrel carbon frame that is executed with a high degree of engineering mastery. The RT-1000 is made from a special blend of 700k and 800k high modulus carbon fiber. While the 700k material is incredibly stiff, the 800k carbon is 30% more stiff, and allows Kestrel to use 20% less material in the production of the frame. The BB30 press fit bottom bracket and tapered head tube further the amount of frame stiffness. The Kestrel EMS Pro Full Carbon fork is tapered for maximum stiffness under torque and to improve the overall handling of the front end.
The RT-1000 drivetrain is outfitted from head-to-toe in Shimano Ultegra components. Shimano Ultegra features flawless function and lightweight performance. That's why Kestrel selected Ultegra and an FSA Gossamer Compact crankset to provide the efficiency that you require for hills and descents alike. The Ultegra 6700 shifter levers are angled outward, which gives a head start on the arc of the shift with optimized hand placement, increasing comfort and efficiency. Ergonomics are further enhanced by a re-profiled perch that reduces overall reach and girth. The wide-link Ultegra rear derailleur's main body was produced with rigid pivots, which creates the foundation for precise shifts. The body and cage design accommodates a 28 tooth large cog so any mountain can be attacked with confidence.
Oval Concepts has long been revered for producing high quality components. The Oval 327 aero clinchers provide a speed advantage without going overboard and losing comfort. They are outfitted with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick tires that have a slick surface for low rolling resistance and a wider 25c profile for greater stability, especially while cornering. A 700-series saddle with alloy rails and a Kestrel EMS Pro Aero seat post add more efficiency to an already streamlined high performance road bike. The Oval 310 and 313 handlebar and stem are oversized for maximum stiffness under accerlation.
The Kestrel RT-1000 road bike with Ultegra components is the pinnacle of design and modern performance technology. They have made it their passion to save you time and energy with every turn of the pedals.
- Blend of 700K & 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber frame and Kestrel EMS Pro Full Carbon fork with tapered steerer
- Shimano Ultegra 20-speed drivetrain with FSA Gossamer 50/34 compact crank set
- Oval Concepts 327 Alloy Clincher wheels
- Kestrel EMS Pro Aero seatpost
- Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick tires with 25c width
2013 Kestrel RT-1000 Ultegra Road Bike
- bottom bracket:
- FSA Integrated, BB30
- Shimano Ultegra
- Shimano 105, 11-28T
- Shimano 105, 10sp
- FSA Gossamer 50/34T (47cm, 50cm: 170mm; 53cm, 56cm: 172.5mm; 59cm, 62cm: 175mm)
- Kestrel EMS Pro Full Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" Tapered Steerer
- Blend of 700K & 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber
- front derailleur:
- Shimano Ultegra, Braze-on
- Kestrel Suede with Gel Padding
- Oval Concepts 310 6061 Alloy, Ergonomic Fit (47cm, 50cm: 40cm; 53cm, 56cm: 42cm; 59cm, 62cm: 44cm)
- FSA Orbit 1 1/8" Top, 1 1/2" Bottom with 15mm Top Cover
- Shimano Ultegra
- rack mounts:
- rear derailleur:
- Shimano Ultegra, 10-sp
- Oval Concepts 700 w/ CrN-Ti Alloy Rails
- Kestrel EMS Pro Aero
- Shimano Ultegra STI
- Oval Concepts 313 6061 3D-forged 31.8mm +/- 6 degrees (47cm, 50cm: 90mm; 53cm, 56cm: 100mm; 59cm, 62cm: 120mm)
- Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick 700 X 25c
- Oval Concepts 327 Alloy Clincher, 27mm rim, 20H Front, 24H Rear
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