Comfort, speed, and performance form a perfect union in the 2017 edition of the Kestrel RT-1000 105 Flat Bar Road Bike. Featuring an aerodynamic carbon fiber frame/fork, Shimano 105 11-speed components, plus a flat handlebar with ergonomic grips, you'll have means to comfortable enjoy your daily riding regimen.
A close cousin to the Kestrel Legend, but with more relaxed geometry, the RT-1000 frameset boasts Kestrel's aerodynamic DNA and is, therefore, plenty fast but also ensures greater comfort over longer distances. The geometry features a taller head tube for a more upright position to ease back fatigue, a longer wheelbase that increases stability, and a slightly sloping top tube for easier mounting and dismounting. 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.
Shimano 105 11-speed crankset, derailleurs, and cassette assure crisp, precision gear changes from the Shimano RS700 flat bar shifters. The Oval Concepts 327 alloy wheelset with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700x25 tires are smooth-rolling, dependable, all-around performers. The Oval Concepts 600 flat bar, Oval Concepts comfort grips, plus a Prologo Kappa 2 saddle deliver all the comfort you need for sheer pedaling bliss. And as a final touch, the RT-1000 105 sports a ZIPP Service Course stem to round out this value-packed build.
Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon frame and EMH full-carbon fork are the epitome of light weight, stiffness, and strength
Flat bar set-up for a more comfortable, upright position