The Kestrel RT700 is a carbon fiber composite frame set for road and triathlon racing, pushing the integration of aerodynamic tube section features with evocative and sensual surfacing. Designed to appeal to serious racing cyclists with subtle skin transitions, signature seat-stay contours, and stiff yet compliant frame construction. Designed 2005, and released 2007.
Outside Magazine 'Gear of the Year' Road Bike 2007....“On everything from all-day crushers to quick little hill climbs, we dropped more riding partners than ever before. But none will turn friends into enemies faster than this year’s Gear of the Year winner, the so-swoopy-it-hurts Kestrel RT700. The RT700 was the most agile and responsive bike we tested this year. If you want a bike that can handle twitchy criteriums and, with a set of aero bars, the occasional triathlon, this is it. Twenty-one years after introducing the world’s first all-carbon production frame, Kestrel continues to put a premium on stiffness and aerodynamics."
Designed with IDE Inc.
"Rock Racing's Francisco Mancebo won stage 1 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, a 107.6-mile stage held in brutal weather that not only affected racers, but the race itself. A long, Hail Mary solo effort earned Mancebo the stage and the leader's jersey, and put Astana and the rest of the teams on the defensive, with a shattered field coming into the drenched finishing circuits in Santa Rosa."