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Kestrel RT-1000 Shimano Ultegra Flat Bar Road Bike - 2017

Item: 31-6573
Save $499.03 (22%) $1,799.97 MSRP $2,299.00
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Comfort and speed are usually mutually exclusive when it comes to road bikes. However, the Kestrel RT-1000 flat bar road bike breaks down this barrier and marries incredible aerodynamic design and high performance components with ergonomic grips, a slightly wider width Prologo saddle, and an Oval Concepts 600 flat handlebar to deliver less body fatigue and more fun. The Kestrel RT-1000 Ultegra flat bar road bike features a full carbon frame and fork, Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components, and Oval Concepts 527 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 Ultegra 11-speed components beautify the RT-1000, along with a Shimano Ultegra compact crankset. Oval Concepts 527 wheels and Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 25c wide tires deliver dependable performance and grip. A set of Shimano Ultegra brakes supply plenty of braking performance and a ZIPP Service Course stem and Oval flat bar provide added comfort.


  • Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon frame and tapered fork
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components
  • Oval Concepts 527 aero rims
  • ZIPP Service Course stem and Oval handlebar
  • 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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