Kestrel RT-1000 -Ultegra Road Bike

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RT-1000 -Ultegra

Kestrel RT-1000 Shimano Ultegra Road Bike Main Frame: Blend of 700K amp; 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber. Rear Triangle: Blend of 700K amp; 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber. Fork: Kestrel EMS Pro Full Carbon, 1 1/8 quot; - 1 1/2 quot; Tapered Steerer. Crankset: FSA Gossamer 50/34T (47cm, 50cm: 170mm; 53cm, 56cm: 172.5mm; 59cm, 62cm: 175mm). Bottom Bracket: FSA Integrated, BB30. Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra, Braze-on. Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra, 10-sp. Shifters: Shimano Ultegra STI. Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-28T. Chain: Shimano 105, 10sp. Wheelset: Oval Concepts 327 Alloy Clincher, 27mm rim, 20H Front, 24H Rear. Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick 700 X 25c. Brake Set: Shimano Ultegra. Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra. Headset: FSA Orbit 1 1/8 quot; Top, 1 1/2 quot; Bottom with 15mm Top Cover. Handlebar: Oval Concepts 310 6061 Alloy, Ergonomic Fit (47cm, 50cm: 40cm; 53cm, 56cm: 42cm; 59cm, 62cm: 44cm). Stem: Oval Concepts 313 6061 3D-forged 31.8mm

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Comaboy   Triathlete [Aug 09, 2016]
Strength:

Handles great, Oval wheelset is a big improvement, light, comfortable

Weakness:

Minor amount of toe overlap

The 2016 RT1000 is a great value. The components are almost all Ultegra except for the crankset (Oval) and bottom bracket (Praxis), but this is not a complaint. The relaxed frame geometry allows a variety of riding positions. The frame is stiff without being harsh. Frame flex is not even noticeable (as it was on my previous carbon fiber bike). The stock wheelset, Oval 527, is actually pretty good and a big improvement from the heavier OEM wheels on previous models. I'm not a big fan of compact gearing so I replaced the 34 ring with a 36. Descending winding roads is a lot of fun on this bike. It holds a line well and isn't twitchy. Bottom bracket area is stiff. My previous CF frame was a bit flexy.
The paint finish, a satin gray, is great. It gives the bike a kind of retro industrial look.
Overall, I'd say this was a fantastic value.

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