Kestrel Legend Road Bike Ultegra - 2016. Ready to ride with the fast boys but want to stay under budget? The Kestrel Legend Ultegra 11-speed is the bike for you. Start with the fact that every Kestrel design is proprietary and engineered from scratch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, not in some clone factory overseas. After extensive computer-aided design and analysis, the models are tested by sponsored riders and engineers, all nit-pickers and perfectionists. Only then, after miles of test riding under a barrage of conditions, is the Kestrel Legend ready for you The Kestrel Legend Ultegra frame is made from a special blend of 700k and 800k high modulus carbon fiber. While the 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, which gives you a lighter and stiffer bike. The BB30 press fit bottom bracket and tapered head tube increases the amount of frame stiffness, so every pedal stroke transfers to precious watts. The Legend is outfitted in Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components, which are transforming the component industry because we all want to go to eleven, don't we? Shimano Ultegra features flawless function and lightweight performance. Paired with the Oval Concepts 720 hollow forged crankset, you're ready to assert yourself at the front of the group ride or just hammer your intervals. Ergonomics are further enhanced by a re-profiled perch that reduces overall reach and girth. The wide-link Ultegra rear derailleur's main body was produced with rigid pivots, which creates the foundation for precise shifts. The body and cage design accommodates a 28-tooth large cog so the mountain stages can be attacked with confidence and the semi-compact crank gives you top-end speed on the descent. Oval Concepts has long been lauded for producing high quality components. No one likes to have to buy a second set of wheels because the ones that came with the bike are not the same high quality. With the Oval 527 alloy clinchers you get the speed advantage without going overboard on an aero profile or losing comfort. They come outfitted with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick tires for top rolling efficiency. A ProLgo Scratch Pro saddle with alloy rails and a 905 carbon-wrapped seat post add more efficiency and reduce weight to an already streamlined high performance road bike that offers top value without compromise.
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