Kestrel Legend Road Bike - 2015 Shimano 105
Save $530.02 (30%) $1,249.97 MSRP $1,779.99
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 Legend Ultegra 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 Legend is outfitted with Shimano's latest 105 5800 11-speed drivetrain. 5800 benefits from many of the technology and ergonomic developments Shimano made with Dura-Ace and Ultegra, but at a fraction of the price. With an updated shifter design for improved performance and comfort, and redesigned derailleurs for smoother, more precise shifting, and the addition of an extra gear, this might be the best value going in components.
Round out the spec with an Oval Concepts 520 alloy crankset with mid-compact 52/36 chainrings, Oval Concepts 327 semi-aero wheels, and a lightweight alloy stem, handlebars and seatpost, and you've got yourself an excellent all-around road bike for everything from racing to weekend group rides.
- High Modulus carbon fiber frame is light and reduces road vibration
- Kestrel EMS Pro Full Carbon is tapered for maximum stiffness under torque
- Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain affords you plenty of gear options
- Light and durable Oval Concepts components
- Comfortable Kestrel Suede bar tape