PezCyclingnews.com Charles M. "…light weight, and slightly aggressive seat tube angle make it a natural in aggressive hill riding…stable front end make it comfortable running through twisty roads without being twitchy. Good stiffness along with that same seat angle makes the Evoke a good tool for dishing out attacks on the flats as well…"
FA Roadbikereview.com "Like many, I have considered BD due to their pricing and overall good ratings…packed very well by Kestrel…fits perfectly, even as to the stem length…I am in love. No chainline or BB flex noted at all. Even the seat is very decent. I expected to swap it, but may not after all. In summary this is a very well laid out $5k bike…If you are on the fence about this bike, I encourage you to take the plunge."
KR Roadbikereview.com "…very responsive and really soaks up the road without sacrificing speed or feel….I have taken it on a number of 30 and 50 mile rides and it handles like a dream. Light, smooth and responsive."
Aaron S Roadbikereview.com "I've had this bike for a little while now. I did a double century right out of the box and I've done a number of 100+ training rides. I LOVE this bike…I didn't think a frame can help you climb any better, but the truth is that it does."
DS Roadbikereview.com "This bike has performed very well over the 1,500 miles I have put on it. It is very responsive and doesn't waste any part of your pedal stroke. Climbing is actually fun and it handles great on the downhills. I have not noticed any weaknesses with this frame."
"…very good price, it fits me perfect. The bike looks great and feels very strong. When I ride uphill the bike accelerates, it uses every bit of energy to propel forward. It is a great riding bike…"
Rick G Roadbikereview.com
"...put about 200 miles on it so far with the longest ride being 30 miles this past weekend…by far the best bike I have ever ridden, super comfortable and handles well! On a ride earlier this week Strava said I got up to 48 mph and it was as stable as you could ask...no shimmy just great. Also being 268 pounds I would likely amplify any issues with shimmy.
…similar geometry to the Caad 8 and 10…"
Even when reviewed at list price, people feel these bikes are incredible values.
When you consider the discount BIKESDIRECT offers on these incredible quality Kestrel Carbon Road bikes; nothing else comes even close!
Buy one now at a discounted, factory direct price with shipping included to 48 states.
This is a Current production Kestrel. An Exclusive Special Edition model not found on Kestrel's website.
We are an authorized Kestrel Dealer and the Full Kestrel Warranty applies
You are getting an incredible Factory Direct discount. Kestrel custom built these bikes first quarter of 2015 and just delivered to our warehouse in 2015. Get yours now, for a limited time only on Bikesdirect with incredible specs at the best prices.
This Evoke frame is a special Endurance design. Engineered for highest riding comfort, you can ride for miles and miles day after day. The frame alone is worth about $1200. When you consider that, you know you are getting a complete bike for an incredible deal.
The Kestrel RT700 was Selected by Outside Magazine as Gear of the Year - click here for the article
Precision Full Shimano 105 5800 22 Speed Drivetrain
Shimano 105 5800 22 Speed, Derailleurs, Shifters
+Mavic Aksium S11 Wheels: Superfast, Awesome Mavic quality, Light with incredibly smooth precision bearings.
Highest Quality Carbon
Since 1987, Kestrel has been meticulously hand-building their carbon frames using the tightest quality control standards in the industry. Their goal - perfecting the science of speed. Kestrel was the first to launch an all carbon bike and thus wrote the book on bicycle performance: weight, stiffness, efficiency, and even the shape of the bicycle itself. With over 20 years of carbon fiber experience under their belts, Kestrel is a name you can feel confident in.
Kestrel's geometry has been painstakingly refined to maximize ride comfort and handling grip. Every Kestrel frame comes with a matching, frame-specific fork that's engineered and ride tuned for perfectly balanced handling with a sensitive road feel and superb ride comfort.
Just like the award winning RT700, the Evoke uses Kestrel's unmatched carbon fiber know-how for a superior riding experience. Superb stiffness, superior strength, durability and Kestrel's legendary aerodynamic geometry lend to a road-smoothing ride with precise handling and efficient power transfer. Size-specific tuning optimizes the ride for every size, so you get the same precise handling with a responsive feel regardless of how big you are or where you ride.
Channeled headtube - improves aerodynamics, reduces, weight
EMH (Kestrel Enhanced Modulus Hybrid) - Kestrel's proprietary blend of high modulus carbon fibers, EMH frames provide the lightest, best riding, while maximizing stiffness and handling response
FD (Fluid Design) - continuous flow of long filament fibers (the fluid lines of the modular monocoque design) provides a smooth and fluid ride that provides maximum stiffness.
Frame weight = 1.3kg* (approx avg.)
The Kestrel RT700 chosen by Outside Magazine as Gear of the Year - click here for the article
Factory Direct Pricing
Other online retailers are selling comparably equipped Shimano 105 5800 22 Speed bikes for $3,500 and up.
Order yours while they last
Only a very limited number of these complete bikes available for $1,199.95
Each Kestrel is Up to 80-90 percent assembled and factory packed for shipping (some assembly and tuning/cable routing still required)
Please allow an additional 2 to 3 days time before your tracking number shows movement after shipments go out
Kestrel Evoke Sizing
50cm - 5'3" to 5'5"
52cm - 5'5 to 5'7"
54cm - 5'7" to 5'9"
56cm - 5'9" to 5'11"
59cm - 6' to 6'2"
62cm - 6'2" to 6'4"
You may want to Size down for more aggressive fit, lower handlebars/more straddle room. Be aware, if you size up- you may touch the top tube when straddling. Size up for long legs/longarms/torso. Fine tune with your own stem and saddle position.
Sizing is a personal choice, the final decision is up to you