Kestrel Legend SL Ultegra Road Bike - 2018
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 SL is made from 800k high modulus carbon fiber. Kestrel's lightest carbon construction available. 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 Legend fork uses an EPS foam mold to smooth and compact the carbon fibers -- similar to the 800K carbon -- to reduce weight yet increase rigidity, particularly in the fork crown. Its frame geometry is aggressive, with a low head tube and internal cable routing for improved aerodynamics; and the tapered head tube enhances lateral stiffness for excellent steering precision. It's designed to be stiff and efficient, agile, aggressive, while still being comfortable ride.
Shimano's pro-proven, Ultegra 11-speed components enhance the Legend SL, along with an Ultegra 52/36-tooth mid-compact crankset. Oval Concepts 527 aluminum rims and Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 25c tires deliver superior performance and grip. A set of Shimano Ultegra brakes supply incredible braking power and a ZIPP Service Course finishing kit make the Legend SL a race-ready road machine.
- Kestrel Super Light (KSL) 800K high-modulus carbon frame and tapered fork
- Updated internal cable routing for improved aerodynamics
- Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components
- Shimano Ultegra brake set
- Oval Concepts 527 aluminum rims
- ZIPP Service Course bar and stem
- 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