Kestrel RT-1000 Shimano Dura-Ace Road Bike - 2017

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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.


  • Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon frame and tapered fork
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed components
  • Oval Concepts 733 super-light aluminum rims
  • ZIPP Service Course SL bar, stem, and seatpost
  • Each of the frame sizes has unique tube lengths, diameters, shapes, and carbon layups to produce the best possible ride quality for every size rider
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