Kestrel Legend LTD SRAM RED eTap Road Bike - 2017
Kestrel is widely recognized by the industry as the first brand to produce a carbon framed road bike. That design and production head start continues to create frames with superb ride quality. 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 Legend frameset is the result of this process, and it's executed with a high degree of engineering mastery.
The Legend LTD is made from 800k high modulus carbon fiber. Kestrel's lightest carbon construction used only on LTD and SL (Super Light) models. Kestrel's 800K carbon uses inner polyurethane molds in high-stress areas such as the BB shell and head tube to minimize wrinkles in the carbon layers for greater compaction and stiffness to ensure the lightest and strongest frame possible.
The LTD is equipped with the highly refined and ultra-powerful SRAM RED eTap 11-speed drivetrain, the world's first completely wireless electronic groupset. A mid-compact 52/36T crankset and SRAM RED 11-28T cassette provides the perfect range to mash out a sprint, grind out a climb, or ride tempo.
The build on the LTD is completed with a ZIPP service Course SL stem and handlbar, ACROS headset, and a ZIPP 202 Firecrest wheelset with ZIPP Tangente Speed 700x25c tires for smooth and fast handling. If you're looking for a bike that blends a proven, cutting edge frame with top of the line components, take a serious look at the Kestrel Legend LTD SRAM RED eTap road bike.