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The RT-1000 is the ideal choice for enthusiast or endurance road riders who like to stretch out their mileage on the weekends, ride Gran Fondos, who may have back problems, or who simply want a top-of-the-line machine but without the race geometry.


A close cousin to the 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.


  • 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.
  • Tapered 1 1/8 – 1 ½ head tube enhances lateral stiffness for excellent steering precision.
  • Endurance 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.
  • New for 2016, two flat bar models have been added to the RT-1000 series! Featuring ergonomic grips, a slightly wider width Prologo saddle, and available in Shimano Ultegra or Shimano 105, the RT has gotten even more comfortable.
  • BB30 bottom bracket maximizes frame stiffness at the crank.
  • Proprietary Kestrel H-Stays – the uniquely, asymmetrically shaped seat stays and chainstays – are designed to improve lateral stiffness and thus power transfer, while also supplying vibration dampening.
  • The stays, seat post, and seat tube are aerodynamically contoured; plus, fully internal cable routing ensures clean airflow over the entire bike.
  • Each of the six sizes has unique tube lengths, diameters, shapes, and carbon layups to produce the best possible ride quality for every size rider.


COLOR(S) Satin Gray / Blue


SIZES 47cm, 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cm
MAIN FRAME Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) 700K & 800K Carbon Fiber
REAR TRIANGLE EMH Carbon Fiber With Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
FORK EMH Full Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" Tapered Steerer


WHEELSET Oval Concepts 327, 700c, 20/24H, cartridge bearing hubs
TIRES Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700 X 25c, folding


CRANKSET Oval Concepts 520, 50/34T
BOTTOM BRACKET Oval Concepts external threaded w/ BB30 adaptor
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, Braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, 11-speed
SHIFTERS Shimano RS700 Flat Bar, 11-speed
CASSETTE Shimano 105, 11-32T, 11-speed
CHAIN KMC X11 w/MissingLink, 11-speed


BRAKE SET Tektro R540 Dual Pivot
BRAKE LEVERS Tektro FL540 Flat Bar
HEADSET ACROS The Clamp Integrated 1 1/8" top, 1 1/2" bottom
HANDLEBAR Oval Concepts 650 Flat bar
STEM Oval Concepts 313 6061 3D-forged 31.8mm +/- 7°
SADDLE Prologo Kappa 2, T2.0 Rails
SEAT POST Kestrel EMS Pro Aero


TAPE/GRIP Oval Concepts Comfort LO, Ergonomic / Lock On