Speed, performance, and comfort form a perfect union in the 2016 edition of the Kestrel RT-1000 Ultegra Road Bike. Featuring an aerodynamic carbon fiber frame/fork, a Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain, plus a rock solid complement of Oval Concepts components, you'll have means to fully enjoy your daily riding regimen. And with its more forgiving endurance-oriented geometry, the RT-1000 is perfect for tackling gran fondos, lengthy rides on the weekends, or simply anyone looking for a lightweight, well-spec'd bike but without super-aggressive racing geometry.<
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, with stiffness enhanced by the BB30 bottom bracket shell, yet also designed to offer a bit more compliance.
Shimano Ultegra 11-speed shift/brake levers, derailleurs, and cassette are renowned for their performance and durability and of course deliver precision gear changes. The Oval Concepts 527 alloy wheelset with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick 700x25 tires are smooth-rolling, dependable, all-around performers. Furthermore, the Prologo OneTouch Gel 2 bar tape plus a Prologo Nago Evo saddle deliver all the comfort you need for sheer pedaling bliss.
Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon frame and EMH full-carbon fork are the epitome of light weight, stiffness, and strength