Kestrel RT-1000 Shimano Dura-Ace Road Bike - 2017
Save $650.00 (19%) $2,699.00 MSRP $3,349.00
The Kestrel RT-1000 is a great choice for endurance road riders who like to stretch out their mileage on the weekends, ride Gran Fondos, or who simply want a top-of-the-line race machine, but without the race geometry. The Kestrel RT-1000 Dura-Ace road bike features a full carbon frame and fork, Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed components, and Oval Concepts 733 super-light aluminum wheels.
A close cousin to the Kestrel Legend, but with more relaxed geometry, the RT-1000 boasts Kestrel's aerodynamic DNA and is, therefore, plenty fast; yet offers greater comfort over longer distances. The geometry features a taller head tube that puts the rider in a more upright position to ease back fatigue, a longer wheelbase that increases stability, and a slightly sloping top tube that allows the rider to mount and dismount more easily. The RT-1000 is constructed of Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon; a combination of 800K and 700K carbon fibers. It's lightweight and stiff, yet also designed to offer a bit more compliance. A tapered head tube enhances lateral stiffness for excellent steering precision.
Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed components adorn the RT-1000, along with a Rotor 3D30 50/34-tooth compact crankset. Oval Concepts 733 super-light aluminum rims and Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed 25c wide tires deliver superior performance and grip. A set of Shimano Ultegra brakes supply unparalleled braking performance and a ZIPP Service Course SL finishing kit make the Legend SL shine like no other.