Kestrel RT1000 Shimano 105 Road Bike - 2012

Regular price $2,799.00 Sale price $1,955.00
SKU: 590-RT1000-105-2012-62 Designed for the rider who requires both performance and comfort, the RT-1000 features a taller head tube, sloping top tube, and shock-absorbing rear stays for all-day comfort and stability. Touted as one of the fastest endurance bikes on the market, the RT1000 is the perfect blend of comfort, aerodynamics, and carbon technology that only Kestrel knows how to provide.

Carbon is the fiber
of our DNA
Like all living organisms, Kestrel has a genetic code – a DNA – that is
at the core of everything we do. We focus on four critical elements
when we design our award-winning bikes: fit, material, testing, and

FIT- It’s all about harmony between rider and machine. We don’t use
“open molds” on any of our framesets, forks, or components. Us ing
our own molds allows for total design and performance integration. The
Kestrel design process begins with determining what body position will
help our riders perform their best. Kestrel’s road and tri geometries have
been refined over two decades with input from athletes and fit experts
in the industry, and our geometries are designed to fit a wide range of
customers: weekend riders to full-time pros.

MATERIAL- Carbon is the backbone of every Kestrel—it has been since
1986. Kestrel uses two grades of carbon: 700K & 800K. The 700K is
all muscle. Less resistant to bending, it’s utilized in high-stress areas
to reduce flex. And the 800K adds finesse. The lighter of the two, it’s
utilized in lower stress areas to achieve the lightest possible overall frame
weight. Each model employs a unique blend of these two fibers to create a powerful yet light weight bike.

TESTING- Kestrels aren’t just tested in the wind tunnel, they are designed in the wind tunnel. That means if certain standards aren’t
reached, it’s back to the drawing board. In facilities like the A2 Wind
Tunnel in Charlotte, NC, the numbers don’t lie.
We use extensive 3-D solid model computer drawings to produce fullscale prototypes, which we meticulously review and evaluate to search
for every possible tenth of a second advantage. Testing begins at 0°
Yaw and goes up to 30°. Wind speeds are set at 10, 20, and 30 MPH.
And unlike most companies, we test more than just the bike – we put a
rider on the bike as well as different wheels, bars, and parts, all in an effort to create the best possible package for each Kestrel frameset. Once
the aerodynamics are nailed down, we simulate the most arduous riding
conditions so we can refine material lay-ups and structural shapes to
optimize stiffness and control.

ATHLETES- Kestrel has always been about positioning itself at the top of
the sport of triathlon, and that means working with athletes in the upper
echelons of the sport. From the early days when 2-time Ironman World
Champion Chris McCormack rode Kestrel’s Airfoil to victory to our current Ironman Champion and U.S. Olympian Andy Potts and professional
cyclists Denis Menchov & Carlos Sastre, winners of two of cycling’s
Grand Tours, Kestrel’s partnership with world-class athletes continues to
inspire us to make better bikes. After all, it’s in our DNA.

  • bike-view: Yes
  • bottom-bracket: Oval Concepts Integrated with BB30 Adapter
  • brake-levers: Shimano 105
  • brakes: Oval Concepts 500
  • chain: KMC X10 Nickel Plated, 10-sp
  • crankset: Oval Concepts 700 50/34T 47cm, 50cm: 170mm; 53cm, 56cm: 172.5mm; 59cm, 62cm: 175mm
  • fork: Kestrel Custom Carbon Leg w/ 1 1/8” - 1 1/2” Tapered Carbon Steerer
  • frame: Blend of 700 K/800 K Hi-Modulus Carbon Fiber
  • front-derailleur: Shimano 105, Braze On
  • Type: Sporting Goods > Outdoor Recreation > Cycling > Bicycles > Road Bicycles
  • geometry:


      Description Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5 Size 6
    SIZE, CENTER TO CENTER 47cm 50 cm 53cm 56 cm 59cm 62 cm
    WHEEL SIZE 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c
    SEAT TUBE LENGTH - CENTER to TOP 44.6 47.5 49.7 53.2 56.6 59.3
    TOP TUBE LENGTH 50.5 52 53.6 55.5 58 60
    REACH 36.5 36.8 37.2 37.5 38.7 40.7
    STACK 52.3 54.6 56.4 58.8 61.1 63.9
    FORK RAKE 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
    TRAIL 63.3 58.1 57.1 57.1 54.1 54.1
    HEAD TUBE ANGLE 72 72.5 73 73 73.5 73.5
    SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75 74.5 74 73 72.5 72.5
    FRONT CENTER 56.7 57 57.4 58.3 59.7 61.7
    CHAINSTAY 41 41 41.5 41.5 41.5 41.5
    WHEELBASE 97.4 97.5 97.9 98.8 99.6 101.2
    HEAD TUBE LENGTH 12 14 16 18.5 21 24
    BB HEIGHT 26.1 26.1 26.4 26.4 26.7 26.7
    BB DROP 73 73 70 70 67 67
    STAND OVER HEIGHT, AT TT CENTER 72.9 74.7 76.7 79.5 82.6 85.3

    Manufacturer Statement: **Geometry is subject to change without notice.**

  • headset: Oval Concepts Integrated 1 1/8” Top, 1 1/2” Bottom with Carbon Top Cover
  • pedals: N/A
  • rear-derailleur: Shimano 105, 10-sp
  • shifters: Shimano 105 STI
  • stem: Oval 300 3D Forged 6061 Alloy, 31.8mm, +/-6 degrees (47cm: 90mm; 50cm, 53cm: 100mm, 56cm: 110mm; 59cm, 62cm: 120mm)
  • tires: Hutchinson Equinox 700x23c
  • wheelset: 700c: Oval Concepts 330 Alloy Clincher, 30mm F & R, 10-sp
  • year: 2012