Kestrel RT-1000 Dura Ace Road Bike - 2016. The Kestrel RT-1000 SL with Shimano Dura Ace is one of the few bikes in the marketplace that actually looks as fast and as comfortable as it rides. High-technology and proprietary design come together to create a riding experience that turns your power into blazing accelerations and increased miles per hour when you put the hammer down. Every Kestrel design is proprietary, 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 result is a Kestrel carbon frame that is executed with a high degree of engineering mastery. The RT-1000 Dura Ace 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 the amount of frame stiffness and smooth handling. The RT-1000 frame is simply built to translate your power output to the rear wheel quickly and efficiently. This bike is the total performance package thanks to professional-grade Shimano Dura Ace components that are spec'd throughout. Dura Ace was a game-changer from its introduction, and Shimano's revolutionary Dura-Ace 11-speed mechanical groupset is considered by many to be the best. Featuring enhanced ergonomics, superb shifting, a best-in-the-business front derailleur, and the game-changing 4-arm crank, Dura-Ace takes performance to a whole new level. A Rotor 3D30, 50/34T compact crankset. Changing gears has never been so easy, effortless and fast. Dura Ace features an automatic trimming front derailleur, so you never have to hear the sound of chain rub again. The shifters are ergonomically shaped for optimal comfort and control. The lever reach adjust fits all hand sizes. The rear derailleur enables you to shift gear quickly and accurately in all conditions. The derailleur is protected from impact damage by its reinforced inner cage. It has a maximum sprocket of 28-teeth for wide-range gearing. Oval Concepts 733 alloy clinchers provide a lightweight, fast rolling ride featuring a mid-depth 33mm rim and low spoke count. These wheels will cut through the wind, but also float up the climbs. Outfitted with Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick tires, 700 X 25c, with low rolling resistance, are perfect for racing, gran fondos or long, winding rides.
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