LEGEND SL

SHIMANO DURA ACE

MSRP: $4699

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The Rider

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 KOM at the top of the climb or the final throw at the line of the National Road Championships.

The Bike

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.

The Tech

  • Legend LTD and SL are constructed of 800K high-modulus carbon fiber: Kestrel's lightest carbon construction used only on LTD and SL (Super Light) models. Kestrel's 800K carbon uses inner polyurethane molds in high-stress areas such as the BB shell and head tube to minimize wrinkles in the carbon layers for greater compaction and stiffness to ensure the lightest and strongest frame possible.
  • Standard Legend frames are constructed of Kestrel's Enhanced Modulus Hybrid (EMH) carbon, a combination of 800K and 700K carbon fibers- which offers comparable performance at a more affordable price point.
  • 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"-1.5" 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 power transfer, while also supplying vibration dampening.
  • Each of the seven sizes has unique tube lengths, diameters, shapes, and carbon layups to produce the best possible ride quality for every size rider.

Specifications

Details

Color(s)SATIN BLACK / GLOSS DARK GRAY
Weight6.90 kg / 15.17 lbs

Frameset

Sizes48cm, 51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, 59cm, 62cm
FrameKestrel Super Light (KSL) 800K high-modulus carbon fiber
ForkKSL full-carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" tapered steerer

Wheels

WheelsetOval Concepts 724, 700c 20/27H super-light aluminum rims
TiresVittoria Corsa, 700 x 25c, folding

Drivetrain

CranksetShimano Dura-Ace, 52/36T
Bottom BracketShimano external-threaded w/ BB30 adaptor
Front DerailleurShimano Dura-Ace, braze-on
Rear DerailleurShimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
ShiftersShimano Dura-Ace STI, 11-speed
CassetteShimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T, 11-speed
ChainShimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed

Components

PedalsN/A
Brake LeversShimano Dura-Ace STI
HeadsetACROS The Clamp integrated 1 1/8" top, 1 1/2" bottom
HandlebarZIPP Service Course SL 80, 31.8mm
StemZIPP Service Course SL, 7075 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, +/- 6
SaddlePrologo Zero II, titanium rails
* Specification subject to change, it may vary by country.

Geometry

Size XXS (48cm) XS (51cm) S (53cm) M (55cm) L (57cm) XL (59cm) XXL(62cm)
Seat Tube Center To Center 440 470 490 510 530 550 580
Seat Tube Effective 480 510 530 550 570 590 620
Top Tube Center to Center 510 252 542 556 570 586 605
Head Tube Length 85 107 123 140 160 179 189
Seat Tube Angle 752° 748° 742° 735° 730° 728° 725°
Headtube Angle 722 725 730 732 732 732 732
Chainstay Length 405 405 405 405 405 410 410
Wheelbase 963 972 975 979 989 1007 1026
Bottom Bracket Drop 74 74 74 74 71 71 68
Fork Offset 48 48 43 43 43 43 43
Trail 58 56 58 57 57 57 57
Stack 491 512 531 549 564 583 589
Reach 375 384 392 395 398 405 419
Standover 708 729 749 769 789 806 826
Stem 90 90 100 100 110 110 110
Handlebar Width 400 400 420 420 440 440 440
Crank 170 170 170 172.5 175 175 175
Wheel Size 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6
* Geometry subject to change, it may vary by country.
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