The Hunt Cycling is a full service bike-shop, independent journal and collective consisting of three cycling enthusiasts based in Halle Saale. We try to explore, document and share our experiences in the field of cycling and beyond. Besides drinking shandy, lots of riding and intellectual discusses about bike parts and stuff, we enjoy riding with friends and running our showroom and bike-shop located in the center of Halle.
Choosing the perfect cyclocross or touring frame got more painful since Brother Cycles released a limited edition of the Kepler adventuring frame a few months ago. The decision is even harder because there are two different colour options to choose from — a classic, conservative dark blue and the eye-catching 90’s inspired turquoise / pink fade colour combination. Inspired by Johannes Kepler — a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer who set the foundations for Isaac Newton’s theory of universal graviton, the Kepler frame set is best described as a touring bike based on cyclocross geometry. The Kepler provides front and rear Cantilever brake studs, braze-ons for front and rear panniers and a tyre clearance to fit 38c tyres with fenders. Built out of double-butted 4130 chromoly tubing the Kepler frame set has an excellent strength to weight ratio and is considerably stronger and harder than standard 1020 steel. The result is a tough and durable frame for doing long distance bike-adventuring.
For a production frame the price / performance ratio of the Kepler is excellent. Almost all parts were taken from a rare Look cyclocross bike from the 90’s that unfortunately has been damaged. The well run in Campagnolo Record groupset is doing a great job and should last for a couple of years with this setup.
× Size – 58 cm
× Colour – Turquoise/pink fade
× Frame – Kepler / 4130 CrMo
× Saddle – Fizik Arione
× Tyres – Panaracer PaselaTG 37×622c
× Handlebar – Salsa Cowbell MD3
× Groupset – Campagnolo Record / 9-speed / 52-39T / 12-23T
× Wheelset – Easton EA70