Kestrel introduces carbon 29ers

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29er Cross Country
2018 Kestrel MXZ TEAM

The budget friendly 2018 Kestrel MXZ TEAM doesn’t skimp on technology or components.

One of the top names in carbon fiber frame construction is getting into the mountain bike game — and offering some screaming deals in the process.

Kestrel, which pioneered carbon fiber frame design with the world’s first all-carbon bike in 1986, has just launched the MXZ Team and MXZ PRO, a pair of race day ready cross-country hardtail whips.

Top-of-the-line build kits include RockShox SID World Cup forks, SRAM NX or Shimano XT drivetrains, 29×2.2 Maxxis Aspen tubeless tires, and tubeless WTB TCS wheelsets. Complete bike weights are as low as sub-22 pounds with full Ritchey WCS component kit.

2018 Kestrel MXZ PRO

SRAM’s popular NX drivetrain powers the podium contending 2018 Kestrel MXZ PRO.

Normal MSRP for these builds would be $2999 (SRAM NX / SID Race) and $3999 (Shimano XT / SID World Cup / carbon steerer / XT Brakes). But for a limited time they’re being offered exclusively on for the promotional prices of $1499 and $1999 respectively.

Fans of Kestrel already know the brands storied history: first full carbon bike, first carbon fork, first all carbon time trail bike, and now a pair of podium contending full carbon cross country racers.

2018 Kestrel MXZ TEAM Highlights
  • Carbon 29er
  • Sub 22-pound
  • RockShox SID World Cup fork
  • Advanced Kestrel carbon engineering
  • Full Shimano XT drivetrain
  • WTB tubeless compatible rims
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • Price: $1999 (List $3999)
  • More info at
2018 Kestrel MXZ TEAM Complete Spec

2018 Kestrel MXZ TEAM Spec

2018 Kestrel MXZ PRO Highlights
  • Carbon 29er
  • Sub 23-pound
  • Pro level RockShox SID fork
  • Advanced Kestrel carbon engineering
  • Full SRAM NX drivetrain
  • WTB tubeless compatible rims
  • Top hydraulic disc brakes
  • Price $1499 (List $2999)
  • More info at
2018 Kestrel MXZ PRO Complete Spec

2018 Kestrel MXZ PRO Spec

Geometry – Click to Enlarge

Kestrel MXZ Geo

Sizing Guide
  • 13″ – 5’2″ to 5’5″
  • 15″ – 5’6″ to 5’9″
  • 17.5″ – 5’10 to 6’0″
  • 19″ – 6′ to 6’2″
  • 21″ – 6’2 to 6’4″

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