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Kotavelo R21HD Wheelset


5.0 average, based on 2 reviews

Product CodeR21HD

Kotavelo R21HD, 21mm Full Alloy wheelset

Finally here after 2 years in design and testing, you asked us for a lighter, faster, more aero wheelset to improve on the Bracciano which was previously Australia's best selling wheelset.  New for 2017, designed for and tested in Australia is the Kotavelo R21.

We've made the rim wider & lighter so that it can accomodate wider tyres and has a better aero transition from rim to tyre, it has been tested to be faster than the old 27mm deep rim.  We kept the Japanese EZO bearings that are famous in our products, we kept standard, easy to find and replace spokes.  We removed some weight from the rim & hub by using better materials and machining.

The final outcome we are proud to say is one of the lightest, fastest wheels we have ever manufactured.

Heavier and more powerful riders have not been forgotten, those who need an an even stiffer, more robust option - we listened and made the Kotavelo R21HD "Heavy Duty" version, using exactly the same rim and hub but with an increased spoke count, heavier gauge spokes and brass nipples.  Heavier or more powerful riders chasing the ultimate mix between performance and reliability should consider the Kotavelo R21HD.



  Front Rear
Rim (size) 700C 700C
ETRTO 19-622 19-622
Rim Type Sleeved Alloy Clincher Sleeved Alloy Clincher
Rim Finish Shot Peened Black Shot Peened Black
Rim Width 17.5 ID / 23.2 OD 17.5 ID / 23.2 OD
Rim Depth 21.5mm 21.5mm
Spokes 24 28
Shape 3.2mm Double Butted Aero 3.2mm Double Butted Aero
Material Sandvik Stainless Steel Sandvik Stainless Steel
Nipple Material+Gauge Brass PB15 Brass PB15
Spoke Brace n/a n/a
Lacing Radial 2-Cross
Bearings (#) 2 (Japanese EZO) 4 (Japanese EZO)
Freehub Type n/a Shimano or Campy
Freehub Switchable n/a Yes
Freehub Material n/a Alloy
Axle Width (O.L.D.) 100mm 130mm
Axle Material Alloy Alloy
Skewer Type QR QR
Weight (no skewer) 720 g 920 g

Compatible with Shimano 11 speed standard as well as 8,9 and 10 speed cassettes using supplied spacer.


Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

What more could you want?

Tough, fast, good value wheels. Excellent customer service. (Aug 22 2017, 17:28 PM)

Better than Fulcrum 1s

Based on a recommendation, I bought a set of R21HDs to replace some ageing Fulcrum 1s for everyday use and after taking them for their first outing this morning I'm genuinely impressed. They feel rock solid yet they have made the overall ride far softer than with the old wheeset. I also found that they increased my confidence on fast descents thanks to the solid bit comfortable feel. Awesome wheels especially for the price. Thanks (Aug 22 2017, 17:24 PM)
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