Kestrel RT1000 Road Bike - 2015 Shimano 105 (Carbon/Red)

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The 2015 Kestrel RT-1000 Shimano 105 is a road bike that delivers exceptional performance, unsurpassed comfort, and amazing value in a great-looking package. Every Kestrel bike is engineered from scratch in Philadelphia, PA. It begins with a good idea on piece of paper, then a computer-aided design, and finally to extensive prototyping and rigorous lab testing. The result is a bike that's like nothing else you've ever ridden.<p> <p>The RT-1000 is made from a special blend of 700k and 800k high modulus carbon fiber that gives the frame a unique road feel. The 700k carbon fiber is stiff, yet allows for increased compliance in certain areas of the bike. The 800k carbon fiber is 30% more stiff, and allows Kestrel to use 20% less material to craft a bike that is exceptionally light, stiff and comfortable. The BB30 press fit bottom bracket increases the frame's rigidity around the crankset and the tapered headtube increase stiffness in the front end. The result is a bike that will take off like a rocket with very little effort.<p> <p>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. The Oval Concepts 520 alloy crankset is stiff and lightweight, and is equipped with gran fondo-ready 50/34 compact chainrings to shrink down even the toughest hills. <p> <p>Oval Concepts has long been revered for producing high quality components. The Oval 327 clincher wheels provide are lightweight and comfortable. 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 500-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 acceleration<p>. <p>The Kestrel RT-1000 road bike with 105 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. <p>

This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2019