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2018 Brother Kepler

My first bike completely assembled 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, a bit heavy (not a racer!)

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

Carbon no-brand / FSA Orbit MX purple external

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

Time Atac XC4

Shimano XT 11s 11/42 / 40T / Shimano

Shimano XT 11s long cage with Jtek ShiftMate 8A / Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11s bar-end

Ritchey WCS ErgoCurve compact 42mm / Ritchey Classic 90mm

Ritchey WCS trail / Thomson Elite 27,2

Tektro Single Digit 7 v-brake / KoolStop salmon pads / Dia Compe 287V brake levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DTSwiss R24 Spline / Challenge Gravel Grinder Race 42c (43mm) / Titanium 90's purple skewer

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DTSwiss R24 Spline / Challenge Gravel Grinder Race 42c (43mm) / Titanium 90's purple skewer

Alpkit orange bags / Shimano orange cable housing / Minoura 90's purple bottlecage

More Info:
Lighter and very fun version!

Bike History

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

  1. Rando version
  2. Gravel version summer 2018
  3. Gravel version spring 2019

Current Stage Info:

Frame Brother Kepler (new) : 535€
FSA Orbit MX (new) : 15€
DT Swiss R24 : 100€
Challenge Gravel Grinder : 45€
Carbon fork : 85€
Bar end Dura Ace : 40€
Dérailleur XT : 40€
Cassette XT : 35€
Jtek Shiftmate (new) : 42€
Chainring Hope : 20€
Chainring Aliexpress (new) : 15€
Cranks Spé : 50€
Tektro SingleDigit 7 : 30€
Brake levers Dia Compe : 23€
Bar Ritchey ErgoCurve : 20€
Bar Ritchey Comp Venture Max (new) : 36€
Stem Ritchey Classic : 25€
Seatpost Thomson : 34€
Saddle Ritchey : 30€
Goodies MTB Kult (new) : 50€
Bar tape Salsa : 30€

Added by zammit. Last updated 2 months ago.



xorg says:

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

Posted 18 days ago


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 18 days ago


Nathap470 says:


Posted 11 months ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted 2 months ago