Tour de France tech: Kemo's big debut

New brand Kemo cracks into the Tour with Bretagne

This article was originally published on BikeRadar.

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 for more on the upstart brand.

Full Specifications

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
Critical measurements
• 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


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