Legend SL

Shimano Ultegra Di2

MSRP: $4649

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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 PR 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 yet at a more affordable price point.
  • New Legend LTD builds off the 780g SL frame and pairs its with carefully selected components from brands like SRAM, Reynolds, Tune, and Prologo for the lightest production Kestrel ever made at just 11 lbs!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Specifications

Details

Color(s)Satin Black / Yellow

Frameset

Sizes48cm, 51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, 59cm, 62cm
Main frameKestrel Super Light (KSL) 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber
Rear triangleKSL 800K High Modulus Carbon Fiber With Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
ForkKSL Full Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" Tapered Steerer

Wheels

WheelsetOval Concepts 724, 700c, 20/27H, cartridge bearing hubs
TiresVittoria Rubino Pro Slick, 700 x 25c, folding

Drivetrain

CranksetRotor 3D30, 52/36T
Bottom bracketRotor BB30, Enduro Bearings
Front derailleurShimano Ultegra Di2, Braze-on
Rear derailleurShimano Ultegra Di2, 11-speed
ShiftersShimano Ultegra STI Di2
CassetteShimano Ultegra, 11-28T, 11-speed
ChainKMC X11L w/MissingLink, 11-speed

Components

Brake setShimano Ultegra
Brake leversShimano Ultegra STI Di2
HeadsetACROS The Clamp Integrated 1 1/8" top, 1 1/2" bottom w/ Di2 Module mount
HandlebarOval Concepts 910 Ergonomic Pro Carbon
StemOval Concepts 777SL 3D-Forged Alloy, Titanium hardware, 31.8mm +/- 7°
SaddlePrologo Zero II, T2.0 Rails
Seat postOval Concepts 905 Carbon, 31.6mm x 350mm, 2-bolt Adjustable Head

Accessories

Tape/gripPrologo Onetouch

Geometry

FRAME SIZE XXS (48cm) XS (51cm) S (53cm) M (55cm) L (57cm) XL (59cm) XXL (62cm)
Seat Tube, Center to Center (A) 44.0 47.0 49.0 51.0 53.0 55.0 58.0
Seat Tube, Effective (B) 48.0 51.0 53.0 55.0 57.0 59.0 62.0
Top Tube, Center to Center (C) 51.0 52.5 54.2 55.6 57.0 58.6 60.5
Head Tube (D) 8.5 10.7 12.3 14.0 16.0 17.9 18.9
Seat Tube Angle (E) 75.2 74.8 74.2 73.5 73.0 72.8 72.5
Head Tube Angle (G) 72.2 72.5 73.0 73.2 73.2 73.2 73.2
Chainstay (H) 40.5 40.5 40.5 40.5 40.5 41.0 41.0
Wheelbase (I) 96.3 97.2 97.5 97.9 98.9 100.7 102.6
Bottom Bracket Height 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.7 26.7 26.7
Bottom Bracket Drop (J) 74.0 74.0 74.0 74.0 71.0 71.0 68.0
Stand Over Height, at Top Tube Center (O) 70.8 72.9 74.9 76.9 78.9 80.6 82.6
Fork Offset (K) 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
Trail (L) 57.8 56.2 58.4 56.8 56.8 56.8 56.8
Front Center 56.9 57.9 58.2 58.6 59.5 60.8 62.5
Stack (M) 49.1 51.2 53.1 54.9 56.5 58.3 58.9
Reach (N) 37.5 38.4 39.2 39.5 39.8 40.5 41.9
Stem Length 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 700 700 700 700 700 700 700
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6
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