The Legend is for those seeking a top-level race bike who crave speed, but who don’t want to sacrifice ride quality to get it; it’s perfect for stage racers, climbers, and riders who include winning in their idea of a good ride – whether it be a PR at the top of the climb or the final throw at the line of the National Road Championships. What makes a Legend? The lightest frame ever produced by Kestrel at a mere 780 grams and one of the lightest carbon road bikes on the market. It’s designed to be stiff and efficient, yet not an ironing board – compliance in just the right places to produce an agile, aggressive, while still comfortable ride. some assembly required
Standard Legend frames are constructed of Kestrel’s Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon, a combination of 800K and 700K carbon fibers
Fork uses an EPS foam mold to smooth and compact the carbon fibers – similar to the 800K carbon – to reduce weight yet increase rigidity, particularly in the fork crown.
Geometry is aggressive, with a low head tube for a more aerodynamic position; and the tapered 1 1/8 – 1 ½ head tube enhances lateral stiffness for excellent steering precision.
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.