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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:
Middleburn 175mm 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 with Jtek ShiftMate 8A / Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11s bar-end

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey WCS compact ergo 42mm / Selcof aerobars / Ritchey Classic 90mm / Selle Italia 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 / Vittoria Voyager Hyper 40c / Titanium 90's purple skewer

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DTSwiss R24 Spline / Vittoria Voyager Hyper 40c / 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

Current Stage Info:

First real trip in road / rando version for my Kepler, really nice experience, my Cyfac randonneuse don't go faster than the Kepler with this set-up (more polyvalent by the way).

Added by zammit. Last updated 27 days ago.

6 Comments

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 6 months 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 6 months 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Dope!

Posted about 2 years ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted over 1 year ago