The 2017 edition of the Kestrel Legend 105 Road Bike indeed lives up to its name. If value-packed, fast and furious performance on the road is what you seek then the Legend delivers on all counts. Legend frames are constructed of Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon - a combination of 800K and 700K carbon fibers -- which delivers impressive stiffness and performance. 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. The Legend's frame geometry is aggressive and sports a low head tube to ensure you can achieve a more aerodynamic position. The head tube is also tapered to enhance lateral stiffness for excellent handling. The Legend is the complete package - designed to be stiff and efficient, agile, aggressive, while still being comfortable ride.
Such a stellar frameset deserves a quality build which is why there's a full complement of Shimano 105 11-speed components: shift/brake levers, derailleurs, crankset, brakes, bottom bracket, and cassette. These components are renowned for their dependability and durability plus deliver precision gear changes. The 105 crankset features mid-compact 52/36T chainrings that are paired with an 11-28T cassette for a full range of gears to tackle any terrain you might encounter. The Oval Concepts 527 alloy wheels are topped with stellar Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires. To round out this top notch build, the Legend features ZIPP Service Course handlebars, stem, and seatpost for an added touch of excellence.
Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon frame and EMH full-carbon fork are the epitome of light weight, stiffness, and strength
Each frame size features unique tube lengths, diameters, shapes, and carbon layups to produce the best possible ride quality for every size rider