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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!)

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

Fork/Headset:
Carbon no-brand / 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 or 36T / Shimano

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

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey WCS compact ergo 42mm / Ritchey Classic 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Ritchey WCS trail / Thomson Elite 27,2

Brakes:
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

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

More Info:
Lighter and very fun version! The fork is nice for its lower weight than steel but not enough stiff for hard braking (strange sensation of fragility). Disapointed by Gravel Grinder tires, too much puncture in stony paths (snake-bitten).

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 11 days ago.

4 Comments

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 2 months 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 2 months ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Dope!

Posted about 1 year ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 4 months ago