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My Kestrel 500 EMS road bike.

synchronicitysynchronicity Posts: 1,415
edited September 2010 in Your road bikes
Here's my main light bike steed:






I am a Materials Scientist by trade and wanted to avoid steel wherever possible. As you can see, I went for the radical organic look.


  • oh. wow.
  • and i forgot, how light?
  • Robert456Robert456 Posts: 103
    I'd like to know some more about that frame design, is it UCI legal, if not why not a single beam rather than top and down tubes?
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    That is one fugly bike :shock:
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  • leeroy72leeroy72 Posts: 330
    Looks like something snapped....definitely must have long legs too. 8)
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  • synchronicitysynchronicity Posts: 1,415
    Robert456 wrote:
    I'd like to know some more about that frame design, is it UCI legal, if not why not a single beam rather than top and down tubes?

    That design leads to seat bobbing up & down. No way is it UCI legal, but then I don't race so I can ride whatever I want. :wink:

    When it had a set of Zipp 303s it weighed 6.2kg:


    Model: Kestrel 500EMS. (Weights)

    Bar Tape: none 0
    Bottle Cage: B-T-P carbon 16
    Bottle Cage Bolts: carbon screws 4
    Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood Titanium + alloy cup 146
    Rear Brakes: Mavic SSC 154
    Front Brakes: Mavic SSC 158
    Cables: Vertebrae ceramic housing 120
    Cassette: Campagnolo Record 11-21 174
    Chain: Campagnolo Record Ultra 254
    Crankset: Campagnolo Record Carbon 175mm 530
    --Arms: Campagnolo Record 0
    --Crank Bolts: SRP Ti 16
    --Ring bolts: Campagnolo Record 0
    --Outer Ring: Campagnolo Record 0
    --Middle Ring: Campagnolo Record 0
    Derlr (Front) Campagnolo Record 69
    Derlr (Rear) Campagnolo Record 187
    Fork: Look HSC 3 650c 1" 360
    Frame: Kestrel 500EMS clear weave, 57 1357
    Handlebar: TTT biomorphe carbon 227
    Headset: Tiso Joe Magnesium 1" 62
    Headset Cap/Bolt: Tiso Joe Magnesium 1" 0
    Headset Spacer: Carbon 10
    Pedals: Speedplay X1 150
    Quick Releases: Control Tech Titanium 46
    Seat Binder: Kestrel (included in frame wei 0
    Seat: Selle Italia Teknologika 99
    Seatpost: Deda Black stick Magnesium hea 145
    Shifters: Campagnolo Record Carbon 342
    Stem: Deda MAG 61 107
    Tire (Front) Continental competition tubula 215
    Tire (Rear): Continental competition tubula 215
    Tubes: 0
    Wheelset (Front): 0
    Wheelset (Rear): 0
    Wheelset: ZIP 303 Tubular 650c 1069

    The zipps ended up being sold as coathangars. They were just not safe to ride down steep streets here in Tenerife. :shock:

    So now it has a heavier wheelset, but it's getting some new brake TRP 970SL calipers soon, should end up around 6.5kg I hope. The RD, chain, cassette and ergos are 11 speed so those parts should be a bit lighter than the 10 speed versions stated above I expect...
  • Robert456Robert456 Posts: 103
    So the seattube is missing in order to make a more compliant frame, interesting design. How about lateral stiffness, I suppose with carbon that can be accomodated for?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Sorry mate, I think its 'orrible.
  • i like it,

    its diffrent bet u get some strange looks on it :)
  • definitely the most stunning bike on here. not necessarily pretty, but definitely the most amazing, love it!
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  • absolutely gorgeous. what year is it and when/where did you find it?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,016 Lives Here
    How much flex is there?
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