• 1986

    Kestrel is the first in the industry to introduce bladder-molded monocoque carbon structures.

  • 1987

    Kestrel introduces the world's first all-carbon composite bike frame: the Kestrel 4000.

  • 1988

    Kestrel introduces the world's first all-carbon mountain bike: the MX-Z.

  • 1989

    Kestrel introduces the world's first all-carbon triathlon bike: the KM40.

  • 1989

    Kestrel is the first company to use higher stiffness, "intermediate modulus" carbon fiber in the 200 EMS.

  • 1999

    The KM40 Airfoil becomes the first molded, composite frame designed completely with 3-D solid modeling techniques.

  • 2001

    Kestrel introduces its EMS Pro Series, a molded carbon road handlebar.

  • 2003

    Chris McCormack wins his first Ironman aboard a Kestrel and kicks off a superb partnership.

  • 2007

    The RT-700 is recognized by Outside Magazine with "Bike of the Year" honors.

  • 2007

    Kestrel is purchased by Advanced Sports International and joins Fuji & SE under the ASI family.

  • 2010

    Kestrel re-introduces the 4000 triathlon/time trial model.

  • 2011

    Kestrel signs Ironman Champion Andy Potts and up-and-comer Cameron Dye. Members of the GEOX-TMC professional cycling team, including 2009 Giro d'Italia Champion Denis Menchov and 2008 Tour de France Winner Carlos Sastre, use Kestrel as their time trial bike in major international ProTour events - including the Vuelta a Espana, where they helped teammate Juan Jose Cobo win his first grand tour. With five wins aboard his Kestrel 4000, Andy Potts is crowned 2011 Race to the Toyota Cup Series Champion.

  • 2012

    The new Kestrel RT1000 - a bike designed for the endurance rider - hits the market, and the Kestrel 4000 becomes the official TT bike of Champion System, the first ever professional continental cycling team based out of Asia. Cameron Dye is named 2012 Non-Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year by USA Triathlon, after his career-best, six-win season aboard his 4000 - which also earned him the 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup series title.

  • 2013

    Kestrel launches its brand-new Legend: the lightest frame Kestrel has ever produced.

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