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2018 Brother Kepler

My first bike completely build by myself from the frame. A kind of gravel / randonneur bike between my Cyfac Albatros (mainly for road and fast rando) and my Rockrider 700 (mainly for path and chill out rando). Super comfy, lively and very-capable bike.

Frame:
Brother Kepler 2018, size 56, cr-mo 4130 double butted

Fork/Headset:
Specialized Sirrus carbon / FSA Orbit MX purple external

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Specialized Strongarm 170mm cranks / Campagnolo Chorus 111mm

Pedals:
Time Atac XC4

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano XT 11s 11/42 / 40T oval / Shimano

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano XT 11s long cage / Microshift BS-M11-R

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey VentureMax Comp 44cm / Selcof aerobars / Ritchey Classic 90mm / vintage bartape

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Short-Fit C / Thomson Elite 27,2

Brakes:
XTR M950 V-brake / Dia Compe 287V brake levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DTSwiss R24 Spline / Teravail Rampart durable 42c / Titanium 90's purple skewer

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DTSwiss R24 Spline / Teravail Rampart durable 42c / Titanium 90's purple skewer

Accessories:
BBB Bar Buddy bags / Revelate saddle & frame bags

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Gravel version summer '18
  2. Gravel version spring '19
  3. Rando version autumn '19
  4. Gravel version spring ’20
  5. Rando version summer ’20
  6. Spring-summer 2021

Current Stage Info:

Big slick & tubeless tires for all road & gravel

Added by zammit. Last updated 12 months ago.

7 Comments

henry510

henry510 says:

siiiick

Posted 12 months ago

pedaFird12

pedaFird12 says:

Nice build! Love the details, like the cable housing.
May I ask you, how tall and what your inseam is? I'm 175cm and have an inseam of 85cm and want to ride the Kepler from Gravel-Travel Trips. Don't know if I should take the 54 or 56....

Posted over 2 years ago

zammit

zammit says:

Hello. I think 54 or 56 could work with you, it depend also of your riding style (agressive, technical, comfy…). I'm 179 and inseam of 85cm. I'm very happy white my 56cm with 90mm stem and gravel handlebar (short reach), maybe a shorter frame (and with slopping) could be better for technical singletracks but for road and gravel road, this frame geometry seems perfect for me.

Posted over 2 years ago

xorg

xorg says:

Awesome build! I like the red bartape. I'm building up a 2018 Kepler myself! How much does the bike weigh?

Posted about 3 years ago

zammit

zammit says:

Orange bartape!!
No idea for the weight, around 10~11kg. I'm looking for a new wheelset for tubeless (too much puntures with the Gravel Grinder Race at ~2,5 bar) and maybe less weight.

Posted about 3 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Dope!

Posted almost 4 years ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted over 3 years ago