Kemo is not a giant among bike brands, and Bretagne-Séché Envinronnement is not a giant among cycling teams, but both are happy to be in the Tour de France for the first time this year. Here, we take a look at the machine of Anthony Delaplace, currently 84th on general classification.
Delaplace is a 24-year-old Frenchman who first rode the Tour in 2011.
Kemo Bikes is even younger. Based in Switzerland, the brand relaunched last year selling bikes consumer-direct. The Team Replica Kemo KE-R8 5KS, built with largely the same as the bike shown here with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 but with Vision Metron 55 wheels and Maxxis rubber, sells for €6,599 (US$8,885 / £5,230).
Check out the gallery above for a close look at Delaplace’s set-up, and check out www.kemobikes.com for more on the upstart brand.
Complete bike specifications
- Frameset: Kemo KE-R8 5KS Textreme
- Fork: Monocoque 60T carbon fibre
- Stem: FSA SL-K, 130mm, 6 degrees
- Handlebars: FSA Energy compact carbon, 42cm
- Handlebar tape: Kemo micro fibre
- Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
- Shift/brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
- Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
- Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
- Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25t
- Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
- Crankset: FSA K-Force Light, 172.5mm, 53/39t
- Bottom bracket: FSA BB386 Evo
- Power meter: N/A
- Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2, Cromoly axle, 16Nm
- Wheels: FSA Vision Metron 40
- Tyres: Challenge Strada Pro Special Edition 25mm tubular
- Saddle: Selle Italia Flite team edition
- Seatpost: FSA Gossamer aluminium 27.2mm
- Weight: 7.33kg / 16.15lb
- Rider’s height: 1.79m (5ft 8in)
- Reach, saddle tip to bar: 57cm
- Drop, saddle top to handlebar top: 12.5cm
- Saddle setback: 6cm
- Saddle height: 74cm