April 28, 2017
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Behold Nashbar’s latest road thoroughbred: the CR5. It’s ready for high performance riding – be it racing, fondos, or just spirited group rides – right out of the box with its stellar combination of full carbon fiber frame and fork, Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components, Shimano RS11 wheels, plus FSA bars, stem, brakes, and bottom bracket. The CR5 features a new and improved UD carbon fiber frame plus a full UD carbon fiber fork with tapered steerer tube. The frame’s sculpted tubing profiles coupled with a massive BB30 bottom bracket shell provide the perfect balance between incredible stiffness, light weight, as well as a smooth, responsive ride. All of the cables are internally routed for a super-clean aesthetic while the frame is also set up for Di2 electronic shifting if you ever want to make the leap from mechanical systems. And the sleek satin finish on both the frame and fork makes for quite the sharp visual statement. Component-wise, you’d be hard-pressed to find a finer choice gram for gram, dollar for dollar than Shimano’s superb Ultegra 6800 11-speed system. The CR5 features plenty of it: shift/brake levers, crankset, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and cassette. The shifting is just perfect while the compact 50/34T crankset ensures you can both tame any climb as well as contest rip roaring county line sprints. It’s definitely impressive just how well these components works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brother Dura-Ace that Ultegra is a tour de force in its own right. Shimano also cranks out remarkable wheels and the RS11s are a paragon of versatility. Their 24mm-deep aluminum rims strike a balance between aerodynamics and handling while stainless steel bladed spokes, 16 front and 20 rear, will slice through the wind with aplomb. And these wheels aren’t just for race day as they’re sturdy and reliable enough to put through the paces day-in and day-out. There’s no skimping regarding tires, too, as a se
This is the Kestrel Legend Ultegra Road Bike. At a mere 780 grams, the brand-new Kestrel Legend is the lightest frame The First Name in Carbon Fiber has ever produced. Made of ultra high-modulus carbon fiber with a remarkable weight-to-stiffness ratio, the Legend’s Kestrel EMS fork and H-stays provide compliance, comfort, and improve lateral stiffness; the proprietary tapered head tube enhances steering precision and front-end stiffness; and asymmetrical chainstays offset drivetrain-induced torque on the rear triangle. Features: Featherweight 780 grams – lightest frame Kestrel has ever produced Ultra high-modulus and high-strength carbon fiber with ground-breaking weight-to-stiffness ratio PU inner molds supply smoother inner walls, an increase in stiffness, better compaction, minimized wrinkles, and optimized resin content EPS foam forming used in the manufacturing of the fork provides better layup in the crown area for improved compaction and resin content Kestrel EMS fork and H-stays provide compliance, comfort, and improve lateral stiffness Proprietary tapered head tube enhances steering precision and front-end stiffness Asymmetrical chainstays offset drivetrain-induced torque on the rear triangle Size-specific frame for each frame size. Larger frames use slightly larger diameter tubing for increased stiffness for larger riders. Downtube and top tube wrap around the head tube for increased front-end stiffness, which aids in steering precision.
This is the fastest entry level Tri Bike we have ever made. Cutouts in frame material yielded smoother lines which have resulted in increased aerodynamics and incredible results in wind tunnel testing. We know most of the drag in a TT ride comes from the rider not the bike. Using this knowledge we worked to leverage optimal positioning while maintaining comfort to make ride position more aerodynamic. Our model with the typical rider position outperformed the competition. This machine was built with the typical age group triathlete in mind, not the elite top of the class rider, the reality is most of us are not able to maintain the same aggressive position as the world class athlete. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice ultimate performance just because you can’t maintain a very aggressive riding position. The T1 is built for the majority of the triathlete market, tested for the typical rider position and made to perform the best in all conditions. The T1 is 21.4 stiffer with its tapered headtube and is a more nimble corner because of how the front end can now turn more effectively without compromising performance. The bottom bracket has been redesigned to maximize stiffness while maintaining the best overall balance for great handling characteristics. Changing the design stiffened the bottom bracket by 12.4, due to an increased width through the center axle while maintaining the same Q-factor. The goal was a success, we optimized pedaling efficiency for the rider and were able to better increase power transfer from your effort to watts on the bike. The Z1’s adaptability is our key to success – if you are more comfortable on your TT bike you will perform better on your TT bike.