Kestrel RT-1000 Shimano Tiagra Flat Bar Road Bike - 2017. It's time to take your weekend ride to a whole new level of comfort, style, and performance. The Kestrel RT-1000 flat bar road bike breaks down this barrier and marries incredible aerodynamic design and high performance components with ergonomic grips, a slightly wider width Prologo saddle, and an Oval Concepts flat handlebar to deliver less body fatigue and more fun. The Kestrel RT-1000 Tiagra flat bar road bike features a full carbon frame and fork, Shimano Tiagra 10-speed components, and Oval Concepts 327 wheels. A close cousin to the Kestrel Legend, but with more relaxed geometry, the RT-1000 boasts Kestrel's aerodynamic DNA and is, therefore, plenty fast; yet offers greater comfort over longer distances. The geometry features a taller head tube that puts the rider in a more upright position to ease back fatigue, a longer wheelbase that increases stability, and a slightly sloping top tube that allows the rider to mount and dismount more easily. 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. A tapered head tube enhances lateral stiffness for excellent steering precision. Shimano Tiagra 10-speed components are easy to use and provide plenty of durability. Oval Concepts 327 wheels and Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 25c wide tires deliver dependable performance and grip. A set of Shimano Tiagra brakes supply solid braking performance and a ZIPP Service Course stem and Oval flat bar provide added comfort.
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