2013 Kestrel RT-1000 SL Road Bike
Delivering speed, comfort, plus shifting precision without peer courtesy of Shimano Ultegra Di2, with the 2013 edition of the Kestrel RT-1000 SL you really can have it all.
Every Kestrel design is proprietary and engineered from scratch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The result is a Kestrel carbon frame that is executed with a high degree of engineering mastery. The RT-1000 SL is made from a special 800k high modulus carbon fiber. While the Kestrel 700k material is incredibly stiff, the 800k carbon is 30% more stiff, and allows Kestrel to use 20% less material in the production of the frame. The BB30 press fit bottom bracket and tapered head tube further optimize the amount of frame stiffness.
The Kestrel RT-1000 SL features an FSA SL-K Carbon 52/36T mid-compact crankset plus the renowned Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic 2x10-speed drivetrain. Changing gears has never been so easy, effortless, and fast than with the Ultegra Di2 electronic set-up. Ultegra Di2 features an automatic trimming front derailleur, so you never have to hear the sound of chain rub again. The shifters act with digital push button shifting and are ergonomically shaped for optimal comfort and control. The rear derailleur is immune to rough circumstances and protected from impact damage by its reinforced inner cage. The battery, at the heart of the drivetrain and tucked away on the top of the down tube near the bottom bracket, uses lithium ion technology and guarantees a range of 1,250 miles, or almost half the length of the Tour de France, before it needs to be recharged, which takes just 90 minutes. The FSA SL-K Carbon mid-compact crankset is impressively stiff and its 52/36T chainrings, when combined with the Shimao 105 11-28T cassette, ensure you'll have a range of gearing to tackle any terrain.
The Oval Concepts W535 alloy wheels have a semi-wind cheating 35mm rim profile without being a burden in crosswinds. These wheels, outfitted with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick tires for low rolling resistance, are perfect all-arounders suitable for training and competition. Rock solid Oval Concepts components are also spec'd at the handlebar and stem, while an aero Kestrel seatpost completes this high-performance build.
- High Modulus carbon fiber frame is lightweight, stiff, and reduces road vibration
- Kestrel EMS Pro full carbon fiber fork is tapered (1-1/8" -- 1-1/2") for maximum stiffness under torque
- Shimano Ultegra Di2 Electronic 2x10-speed drivetrain (shift/brake levers and derailleurs) provides advanced, seamless shifts and ensures precision performance
- Mid-compact FSA SL-K 52/36T crankset and BB30 bottom bracket
- Oval W535 alloy clincher wheelset features a 35mm rim height for a balance between aerodynamics and handling
- Shimano Ultegra brakes for smooth, confident stopping power
- Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick 700x25 tires
2013 Kestrel RT-1000 SL Road Bike
800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber, Tapered head tube, BB30 bottom bracket shell, Replaceable rear derailleur hanger
Kestrel EMS Pro SL carbon fiber, Tapered 1-1/8" - 1-1/2" carbon fiber steerer
FSA Orbit, 1-1/8" Top, 1-1/2" Bottom with 15mm Top Cover
FSA SLK Carbon, 52/36T chainrings; Crank arm lengths: 50cm=170mm, 53cm/56cm=172.5mm
FSA Integrated, BB30
Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic, 2x10-speed
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Oval Concepts 310 6061 Alloy, 31.8mm diameter, Ergonomic fit, Widths: 50cm=40cm, 53cm/56cm=42cm
Oval Concepts 713 7050 3D-forged, 31.8mm clamp, +/- 6-degree rise, Lengths: 50cm=90mm, 53cm/56cm=100mm
Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic. Braze-on
Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic, 10-speed
Shimano 105, 11-28T, 10-speed
Oval Concepts 535 Alloy Clincher, 35mm rim height, 20H front/24H rear
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick, 700 x 25c
Kestrel EMS Pro Aero
Oval Concepts 700 w/ CrN-Ti Alloy Rails
Shimano 105 10-speed
Kestrel Suede with gel padding