BROTHER MEHTEH

Brother Mehteh

Beautiful all-conditions all-terrain gravel and adventure bike

The Mehteh is Brother Cycles’ premium Reynolds 725 steel gravel frame – a fast and agile drop bar bike, designed for long days in the saddle over the most varied of terrain. The tyre clearances are way beyond what you’d find on the average gravel bike, giving you the option of taking your ride even further off-road. Whether that’s an after work gravel dash or a full blown bikepacking adventure.  The personality of the Mehteh (pronounced ‘my tie’) is reflected in its name – a Himalayan word for the mountain dwelling Yeti which literally translates as “Man Beast”!

As with all Brother products the Mehteh was tested rigorously in the field over a full 12 month period prior to release. It’s taken everything you can throw at it – from the rough tracks of the Jurassic Coast to the smooth gravel of the Bavarian Alps and the extreme 1,100km Atlas Mountain Race in Morocco.  The aim was to evolve Brother’s classic steel all-road frame the Kepler; creating a Kepler “on steroids” that could take on the toughest gravel tracks yet still be light, responsive and lots of fun to ride.  The result is a true gravel bike that perfectly straddles the divide between a mountain and all-road bike.

The Mehteh is constructed out of premium level Reynolds 725 steel; a heat treated tubing famed for its strength and weight saving properties and an ideal material for the challenges of gravel riding and bikepacking. It is then ED electrocoated to prevent rust both inside and outside the frame tubing. This is now matched with a newly updated Brother carbon gravel fork up front – featuring full carbon construction, fender mounts and triple cage mounts on each fork blade.

Tyre Choices

Wheel and tyre choice is a bid deal with capable bikes like the Mehteh, as it changes the character of the bike to suit the conditions or types of riding you have in mind.  The Mehteh frame and fork have bags of room for tyres up to whopping 650b/27.5″ x 2.1″ or 700c x 45 tyres to help you tackle tough conditions – and still with clearance left to cope with typical UK winter mud, like with the Teravail Rutland 27.5″ x 2.1″ tyres below.  Alternatively you can fit narrower or slicker 700c tyres for a fast rolling ride over mixed terrain that perhaps includes stretches of paved roads or for compacted dirt and gravel paths, or perhaps a slicker 650b tyre for faster handling and rapid pick-up.  The choice is yours!

The two pictures that follow show one of our staff bikes with two aletrnative wheelsets fitted – one with 2.1″ tyres for the rough stuff and one with 40mm WTB Nanos for mixed surface riding.

Mehteh GRX 800 Elite with 27.5″x2.1″ tyres

Mehteh GRX 800 Elite with 700x40c tyres

Other features include thru-axle flat-mount dropouts, a replaceable derailleur hanger, 3 x bottle cage mounts and stealth dropper post routing.  The frame is also compatible with ultra reliable British Standard bottom brackets, and has a deep hard-wearing powder coated finish, designed to cope with the worst of British weather and under-tyre conditions.

The Mehteh oozes class, reliability and capability out of every tube – no wonder it has become a firm staff favourite!

Frame tubing: Reynolds 725 heat treated chromoly double-butted main triangle, ED coated
Brake compatibility: flat mount, 160mm max rotor size
Rear Dropouts: 12x142mm TA (included)
Seat post diameter: 27.2mm
Seat clamp diameter: 30mm (included)
Headset: 44mm, ZS44/28.6 upper, EC44/40 lower (not included)
Front derailleur clamp diameter: 28.6mm
Bottom bracket shell: 68mm bottom bracket, ISO threaded
Maximum tyre clearance: 700c x 45mm, 650b x 56mm
Fork: 1.5″ – 1.1/8″ tapered steerer full carbon disc fork, mudguard mounts, triple cage mounts, 12x100mm TA (included)
Full-length cable housing guides for derailleurs and brakes
Stealth dropper post routing
3 sets bottle cage mounts on all sizes
Rear rack and mudguard mounts
Chainring clearance: up to up to 52-39-30t triple, 50-34t double, 48t single

The Brother Mehteh comes to us as a frameset, for building up into a complete bike in our workshop using components of your choice.  And with a huge variety of build options the Mehteh can be tuned to ride exactly the mind of terrain you have in mind.

BROTHER MEHTEH

We are currently offering the Brother Mehteh as full custom builds, such as one of the following. Stock shortages mean that we can’t offer a bare frameset as an option until further notice.

Brother Mehteh GRX600 1x – £2,229

(GRX600 2x builds SOLD OUT until spring 2021)

Specification

FRAMESET: Brother Mehteh Reynolds 725 frame, full carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
HEADSET: Hope
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-R60
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano RX600, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano RX600 40T
CASSETTE: Shimano M7000 11-42T 11-speed
CHAIN: Shimano HG601, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Ritchey Baquiano gravel bars
STEM: Ritchey 4-Axis
SEATPOST: Ritchey 2-Bolt
SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Sport
WHEELS: DT-Swiss G1800 gravel disc 700c or 650b (+£20 for Hunt 4-Season Gravel X-Wide 700c or Adventure Sport 650b)
TYRES: 700c Options include WTB Nano, Panaracer Gravel King, Maxxis Ravager, Continental Terra Trail etc; 650b/27.5″ Options include WTB Sendero, Vittoria Mezcal etc, subject to availability
PEDALS: Not Included

Brother Mehteh GRX800 1x – £2,499

(GRX800 2x builds SOLD OUT until spring 2021)

Specification

FRAMESET: Brother Mehteh Reynolds 725 frame, full carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
HEADSET: Hope (choice of colours)
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-R60
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano RX810, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a (add £70 for 2x groupset)
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano RX810 40T (48/31T in 2x groupset)
CASSETTE: Shimano M8000 XT 11-42T (Shimano R800 11-34T in 2x groupset)
CHAIN: Shimano HG701, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Ritchey Baquiano gravel bars
STEM: Ritchey 4-Axis
SEATPOST: Ritchey 2-Bolt
SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Sport
WHEELS: DT-Swiss G1800 gravel disc 700c or 650b (+£20 for Hunt 4-Season Gravel X-Wide 700c or Adventure Sport 650b
TYRES: 700c Options include WTB Nano, Panaracer Gravel King, Maxxis Ravager, Continental Terra Trail etc; 650b/27.5″ Options include WTB Sendero, Vittoria Mezcal etc, subject to availability
PEDALS: Not Included

Brother Mehteh GRX800 1x Elite – £2,999

(GRX800 2x builds SOLD OUT until spring 2022)

Specification

FRAMESET: Brother Mehteh Reynolds 725 frame, full carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
HEADSET: Hope (choice of colours)
BOTTOM BRACKET: Hope (choice of colours and the ultimate in UK weather proofing)
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano RX810, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT70 160mm Icetech rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT70 160mm Icetech rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano RX810 40T
CASSETTE: Shimano M8000 XT 11-42T
CHAIN: Shimano HG701, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: PRO Discover Gravel
STEM: PRO Discover
SEATPOST: PRO Discover Carbon Dyneema® (-£145 for PRO Koryak Alloy)
SADDLE: Brooks Cambium all-weather
WHEELS: DT Swiss GR 1600 Spline Disc 700c or 650b – the benchmark wheels for gravel
TYRES: 700c Options include WTB Nano, Panaracer Gravel King, Maxxis Ravager, Continental Terra Trail etc; 650b/27.5″ Options include WTB Sendero, Vittoria Mezcal etc, subject to availability
PEDALS: Not Included

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