You might probably be aware that our in house bike artisan a.k.a chief mechanic, Joshua has been great with his hands and making many cyclists here in Singapore a happy man whenever they have issues with their bikes.
 
 
With that in mind, the man himself is a pretty OCD guy when it comes to bikes and no surprise that he actually got himself a Brother Cycles Mehteh for his gravel and adventure toy! 
 
 
Coming from a mtb background, the man knows what he was after in terms of geometry, the type of ride he wanted to get and thoughtfully planned out each details of his vehicle that he wanted to do tons of bikepacking with, especially from Singapore back to his hometown in Kedah, Malaysia. 
 
 
Being enticed by the choice of tubing of the Reynolds 725 and the price point, the mehteh was selected as well for its E.D. coated treatment that will help withstand the problematic humidity here in Singapore or rather, Southeast Asia. 
 
 
The beloved bourbon colourway in Chris King limited releases was picked and it could not have been a better match to the frame's colour. 
 
 
  
The very fine cnc machining by the italian manufacturer Ingrid had Joshua's heart racing as he wanted something in contrast to the GRX crankset which was a little boring. 
 

 

The original fork comes with a 15 x 100 TA in the first Mehteh frames released by Brother Cycles. Joshua has his eyes set on the Matte Bourbon limited colourway by Chris King which was available only in 12 x 100. 

 

That prompted a change of fork and the enve gravel fork came to mind. The rake and look was fantastic and we love how everything came altogether here. Including the decal of Tokubetsu Na Mono!

 

BUILD SPEC

Frameset  Brother Cycles Mehteh
Headset Chris King
Wheelset Reynolds ATX to Chris King by Built Wheels
Tyres Panaracer Gravelking SS
Groupset Shimano GRX
Crankset Ingrid CRS-Pop
Stem Deda Superleggera
Seatpost Deda Superleggero 
Handlebar Deda Zero 100 Gravel
Saddle Specialized S Work Mirror
Grips Brooks Cambium Rubber
Pedals Time ATAC
Bell Spurcycle
 

 

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