There is nothing warm and fuzzy about going
fast. The clock does not forgive. Your cycle computer does not cut you
slack. Speed is an absolute, the ultimate dividing line between first
place and being an also-ran.
We’ve been perfecting speed science since 1987, starting with the world’s
first all-carbon frame, and we use every tool and trick at our disposal to make
Kestrels the fastest bikes on the planet. We start with 20 years of sweat equity
and hard-won know-how, with the most experienced carbon design team in cycling.
We haven’t just tried and explored every trick in the book—we wrote
the book, and that experience is irreplaceable.
The modern bicycle is one of man’s most refined machines, the culmination
of over a century of design evolution. There are no great leaps left in cycle
design—making a faster bike depends on small, detailed refinements, and
we’re better at it than anyone.
Every Kestrel is meticulously engineered, millimeter by millimeter—modeled,
computer-simulated, prototyped, subjected to rigorous structural testing, test-ridden,
refined and redesigned. We hone our designs over and over, until we’ve
achieved perfection, then meticulously hand-build each frame using the tightest
quality-control standards in the business. We don’t cut corners for production,
sales or marketing demands, because performance and quality—like speed—are
Speed does not tolerate compromise. Neither do we.